Mathos winning the Junior Dog Class at Crufts 2019, photographed
by Eileen Sutherland (Eilandon)
Mathos made his debut in the show ring at exactly six months of age,
winning Best Puppy in Breed at the Edwinstowe & DIstrict Canine Society Open
Show, followed a couple of days later by taking Best Puppy in Show at the
Clumber Spaniel Club Open Show (judged by Jane Graham). He has carried on
winning at Championship and Open Shows, including winning Best Puppy in Show at
North Riding Gundog Club in May 2018, as well as Reserve Best Puppy in Show at
the all breeds Tonge & District Canine Society in July 2018.
Mathos after winning Best of Breed and the Junior Dog Stakes at
Gundog Breeds Association of Scotland Championship Show in November
He collected his first CC whilst still in
Puppy at Windsor Championship Show (judge Nigel Worth) in July 2018 and then
went one better at Bournemouth Championship Show the following month by winning
the Dog CC and Best of Breed (judge Lee Cox); Mathos also went Puppy Group 3,
judged by Richard Bott.
So, by the age of 10 months he
already had two CCs (one with Best of Breed), as well as collecting three Reserve CCs.
That all important third CC that gained him his title was not to be far away as
he gained that at South Wales Championship Show aged just 1 year and 1 week,
under breed specialist judge Ian Layfield. Another CC and Best of Breed
followed shortly afterwards at Gundog Society of Wales (judge Jacqui Ward),
along with his Junior Warrant. What a spectacular start to a
Judge's Report - Central Industrial
Services Junior Stakes - Gundogs Breeds Association of Scotland Championship Show,
1st. Taylor's Maursett Mathos. One year old male of excellent
quality, he has a very balanced outline and has good substance, his
head is well proportioned and handsome, he has a kindly expression,
ears of good shape and length, strong neck of good length into
sloping shoulders, firm back of good length, good tail and set,
powerful rear with good angulation giving sound driving action,
excellent bone and large feet, deep in chest with ribbing of good
length and ribs well sprung, short muscular loin, shown in
beautifully presented coat and lovely condition, breed typical
action which was sound and easy, to win a very good class.
Judge: Eddie Webster
Judge's Report - Special Puppy Dog or
Bitch - Clumber Spaniel Club Championship Show, September 2018
A quality 12 month old dog who owned the ring from the moment he
entered. Beautifully balanced head, with no hint of exaggeration and
perfect bite. Lovely reach of neck leading into well set
shoulders. Deep chest, good spring of rib, short coupling and nice
turn of stifle. Very positive on the move, driving round the
ring, holding an exemplary topline and showing real character.
Surely a title holder of the future.
Judge: Eleanor Bryant
Judge's Report - Dog CC & Best of Breed,
Bournemouth Championship Show, Aug 2018
10 month old, very mature boy who pleases enormously for type.
He is an exceptional young male whose future is most definitely
assured and his title is not far off, even though still young.
I loved his balanced, masculine, square in outline head which has no
exaggeration. Decent neck, good topline and well set tail.
In good coat. On the move, he comes into his own and covers
the ground in an easy, economical way with super reach and drive.
He could easily do a day's work on heavy clay. Correct outline
for the breed and that look of quality. One that I would
happily have in my kennel. Nothing to touch him today and I was
delighted to award him the CC, Best of Breed and Best Puppy.
Judge: Lee A S Cox
Judge's Report - Dog CC & Best Puppy,
Windsor Championship Show, July 2018
Taylor's Maursett Mathos. Absolutely loved this dog as soon as
he walked in to the ring. All Clumber from his nose to the tip
of his tail. If he continues to develop to his current stamp
he will take some beating. Loved his true Clumber expression
and so balanced. Moved really well for one so young. Dog
CC and Best Puppy in Breed.
Judge: Nigel Worth
Judge's Report - Best Puppy In Show -
North Riding Gundog, May 2018
Not so many puppies had stayed for BPIS, which was a shame, but it
had been a long and hot day. From those who did stay, I will commend
the fact they all showed so well, congratulations. I hate to
see bored robotic puppies so it was a pleasure to watch some of them
enjoying their day and being endearingly naughty.
The four who were placed were all really
close up and I felt that they all had many positive breed
attributes, however – it was the absolutely adorable Clumber Spaniel
Maursett Mathos who stole the show and couldn’t be overlooked. Gosh
this is an exciting puppy, at the moment I think he’s outstanding.
His head is exquisite, his conformation balanced and sound and he’s
just so typical. What more to say, other than I think he’s spot on,
very special and extremely exciting and I’m sure he will be made up
in a flash – I shall be keeping an eye on this exciting prospect for
Judge: David Alcorn
Mathos, pictured with one of his favourite
bones - he carries his bones wherever he goes!