The Stig


(Clumber Spaniel)

Sh Ch Maursett Mathos JW

British Veterinary Association/Kennel Club Hip Displaysia Scheme Score:  7 / 8 = 15  *  Exercise-Induced Collapse (EIC) - Clear

Sire: Clumbraise Baby He's Your Man JW (Imp Nor)

Dam: Cape Lewisporte Make a Wish for Maursett (Imp Bel)

Born: 30 September 2017

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 2018

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 show career!


Judge's Report - Central Industrial Services Junior Stakes - Gundogs Breeds Association of Scotland Championship Show, November 2018

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 couldnt be overlooked. Gosh this is an exciting puppy, at the moment I think hes outstanding. His head is exquisite, his conformation balanced and sound and hes just so typical. What more to say, other than I think hes spot on, very special and extremely exciting and Im sure he will be made up in a flash I shall be keeping an eye on this exciting prospect for sure.
Judge: David Alcorn

Mathos, pictured with one of his favourite bones - he  carries his bones wherever he goes!
Click Here to view Mathos' Pedigree
Pearl Gertie Ayda Ella Foy Marnie Mercy Mathos Maeve Beatrice Ethel Merlin Tilda The Stig Doris Maude Mamile Veena Crumble RiffRaff Ettie Elley Humphrey Margie Myrtle Megan Martha Sheena Claude
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