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Stake 3 – 16 Dog Open Cocker -Mon 4th December 2023

By kind permission of Lord Henry Digby & Keeper Paul Marsh

Judges: Ray Titchener & Jud Lascelles

Field Trial Secretary: Martin Ashman

1st & Guns ChoicePaddy WilliamsC BTaffswell Ruby
2ndJeremy DaviesC BMisselchalke Green Mamba of Dolbrenin
3rdJohn HeeleyC BEndowood Indiana

Well done to all competitors, this was challenging Trial for the little Cockers.  Heavy rain from the previous night and during the day made the birds reluctant to flush.  The pheasants were tucking in tight, with the heavy rain making it difficult for the dogs to pick up the scent.  Only 3 cockers finished with a run off between Paddy Williams and Jeremy Davies for 1st place.  Well done Paddy and Ruby.  Thank you to the Judges, Guns, and Helpers. Also, to Keeper Paul Marsh for welcoming the Club to the ground once again.  Much is given appreciation to Skinners Dog Foods and Gamekeepers Goods for their continued Sponsorship.   

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Stake 2 – 16 Dog Open  A.V.(Ex Cocker)  Mon 27th November 2023

Minterne Estate – Dorset

By kind permission of Lord Henry Digby

Keeper & Steward of the Beat: Paul Marsh

Judges: Margaret Cox (A3130) & Alice Wise (B3368)

1stJeremy DaviesESS BCudannsa Skye of Dolbrenin
2ndSimon JonesESS DBucklawren Bonus
3rd & Guns ChoiceNicki HunterESS DChurail Challenge of Pursely
4th Mike |HoskinsESS BHollydrive Nina of Halwinryston
COMSJohn CookESS BEastbourne Lass

John CookESS DSyncerus Savon of Flintwood

Jonathan NightingaleESS DLeahanie Zeus

Dave HodgsonESS DSaxonvale Sam

Thank you to the Judges and all the helper`s, also to the Guns, who shot very well for the Spaniels. An exciting 3 dog run off between Simon Jones, Jeremy Davies, and Nicki Hunter, all the dogs hunted well, a difficult decision for the Judges. There were lots of pheasants to test the Spaniels steadiness on making a challenging Field Trial. Well done to all the competitors the ground was quite wet and boggy in place, so everyone did well to manage to stay upright! Much appreciation to Skinners Dog Food and Gamekeepers Goods for their generous sponsorship. Congratulation to Jeremy Davies who will be judging at the 2024 Cocker Championships.

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Stake 1 – 16 Dog Novice A.V.  Sat 7th October – Woodbury Estate

By kind permission of The Woodbury Shooting Syndicate

Judges: Mr. Lee Cooper (A3417) & Mr. Matthew Brown (N/P)

1stMisslechalke Pit ViperWC BNick Gregory
2ndDunnbrigg ChatternagESS BKaren Pinker
COMsJumping Jim Llynfi ValleyESS DArwyn Pritchard
Dashbrook MonsoonESS BSteve Bolton
Guns ChoiceFlintwood JessicaESS BJohn Cook

Lovely mixed ground of Woods and Cover Crop, providing lots of birds on a warm day.  

Well done to all the competitors for turning out and a big thank you to our Judges, helpers and of course the Woodbury Shooting Syndicate & Keeper for hosting us.

Finally, as always, thank you to our sponsors Skinners Pet Foods for their continuing support.

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Autumn Test

A.V. Spaniel Gundog Working Test

Hursley Park Estate Nr Romsey

Sunday 17th Sept 2023

Novice non K.C. Judges Ray Titchener & Mr Steve Brankin

1st &- Best Hunting SpanielMartin AshmanBreckmarsh Kala – WC B
2ndIan StevensBucklawren Linnet – ESS B
3rdHollie LouseLillywalter Lady Pippa – WC B
COMDel BowerThistlecrack Diamond – WC B
COMStacie EllardEevaspeodar Pegg – WC B
COMMartin AshmanBreckmarsh King – ESS D
1st &
Best Hunting 
Martin AshmanRiver Ash – ESS D
2ndDamien FitchettBeesfit Ash – ESS D
3rdDel BowerThistlecrack Diamond of Briersgem – WC B
COMPaul MattQuick Flash Jennifer – ESS B
COMGrace ShelleyPerija Rhintulloch Behag of Lillywater – WC B
COMIan AdamsonWhipwinders Ebble Flo- WC B
COMMartin AshmanBreckmarsh Twist – WC B
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        DWSC : ID 350

 F.T. SEC: Martin Ashman  A2193       Chairman: Mr Michael Lydford

(All stakes to be held under Kennel Club Limited Rules & Regulations ‘J’)

Competitors how to enter 

  • Electronic Trial Entry Form – Payment by BACS Surname as Reference. Entry at the following link –
  • Field Trial Management System – Payment by BACS as Reference. Entry at the following link –
  • Paper entry form for printing – Separate form and cheque for each trial please payable to: Dorset Working Spaniel Club
  • Address for mail entries – FAO Simon Hudson, 4 Figsbury Ridge, Winterbourne Gunner, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP4 6JA

Stake 1 – 16 Dog Novice AV Spaniel    Saturday 7 Oct 2023

Venue:  Woodbury Estate, Nr Exeter, Devon.

Judges: L Cooper (A3417) and Matthew Brown (NP)

closing date for entries: Saturday 30 Sept 2023


Stake 2 – 16 Dog Open AV Spaniel (excluding Cocker) Monday 27 Nov 2023

Venue:  Minterne Estste, Dorset

Judges: M Cox (A3130) and A Wise (B3368)

closing date for entries: Monday 13 Nov 2023


Stake 3 – 16 Dog Open Cocker Monday 4 Dec 2023

Venue:  Minterne Estste, Dorset

Judges: J Lascelles (A3480) and R Titchener (B3672)

closing date for entries: Monday 20 Nov 2023


Stake 4 – 16 Dog Novice Cocker Monday 22 Jan 2024

Venue:  Grittleton Estate, Wiltshire

Judges: R Biggs (A3521) and B Kennard (NP)

closing date for entries: Monday 8 Jan 2024

Entry Fee:           £40.00

Conditions of Entry

1. We do not accept e-mail entries, late entries received after the closing date or telephone entries.  Visit  to download an entry form. 

2. To receive notification of the result of the draw and directions a self-addressed envelope must be enclosed with application (please write clearly). If you would rather have these details emailed to you please ensure there is a legible email address on your entry form

3. DWSC members have priority in the draw.  

4. Please ensure that all trial entries are clearly marked with the stake number and the competitor’s name entering.  All entries must be complete and correct. 

5. Regulation J7F applies to withdrawals. 

6. All trial draws will take place at the home of the Spaniel Field Trial Secretary at 7.30 pm on the closing date

7. Please send separate cheques for all entries. 

8. Please ensure that the correct entry form is used and that it is completed legibly and correctly. 

Rules and Regulations

1. Dogs entered at Kennel Club Licensed Field Trials must be registered at the Kennel Club in accordance with Kennel Club Regulations for Classification and Registration B. 

2. The DWSC may reserve to itself the right to refuse any entry. 

3. Should a dog be drawn to run in a Stake and then withdraw for any reason the Owner may run a substitute dog in its place provided the substitute dog has gained the required qualification for preference in the draw at the date of the draw; details of substitute dog(s) MUST have been included on the entry form for that stake and MUST be clearly marked as Substitute. 

Substitutions will only be allowed up until 5 days before the trial date.

4. All dogs resident outside the UK must be issued with a Kennel Club Authority to Compete number before entry to the event can be made.  All overseas entries without an Authority to Compete number will be returned to the competitor. 

5. If entries or nominations exceed the number of permitted runners, the right to compete in a Trial shall be decided by ballot. 

6. Should circumstances so dictate the Society, in consultation with the judges, may alter arrangements as necessary. Such changes and the circumstances surrounding them will be reported to the Kennel Club. 

7. No modification may be made to the schedule after publication except by permission of the Kennel Club, followed by advertisement in appropriate journals if time permits before the closing of entries. 

8. Judges at a Trial are prohibited from entering a dog which is recorded in their ownership or part ownership. 


 Your dog is vulnerable and AT RISK if left in a vehicle in high temperatures and even on days considered as slightly warm. Please take care of your dog.  If your dog is found to be at risk forcible entry to your vehicle may be necessary without liability for any damage caused. 


  Any competitor whose dog is entered at a Kennel Club licensed event should take all reasonable steps to ensure the needs of their dog(s) are met, and should not knowingly put their dogs’ health and welfare at risk by any action, default, omission or otherwise. A breach of this Regulation may be referred to the General Committee for disciplinary action under Kennel Club Rules and Regulations. 

11. Videography and photography will only be permitted with the express permission of the Chief Steward and the host. 

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DWSC Autumn Test 2023

DWSC Autumn Test 10th September 2023


Novice: To include Non KC registered Spaniels. Not to have been placed 1st in a Working Test, or to have won an award in a Field Trial inc C.O.M.

Open: KC rules apply. Preference may be given to dogs which have gained a place or certificate of merit at a field trial. been placed first, second or third in a open GWT, or won a Novice GWT.

Judges: Ray Titchener and Steve Brankin

Test Secretary: Simon Hudson. Any Questions email:

Fees: £11 per dog (members) £16 per dog (non members)

Cut off for entries will be 1st Sept 2023

Entry via the following link:

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DWSC Water Test

Hursley Park Estate, Hursley, Winchester

Judges: Ray Titchener, Julie Etherington and Neil Varney.

Test Secretary: Ian Stevens

First: Jan Vivian – Dee

Second: Helen Noakes – Silas

Third: Graham Ball – Pi

COM: Kathy Cleary – Pootle

COM: Paul Matthews – Nell

COM: Lynda Levett – Tucker

COM: Alannah Speed – Barnaby

COM: Del Bower – Lucy

COM: Anete Brivule – Basil

A big thank you to Hursley Park Estate for the continued support to the club and allowing us the use of the grounds.

The judges were patient and full of praise as always, we are very grateful to them for giving up their time. A special shout out to Ray Titchener and his wife who put a great deal of effort into the day including a wonderful spread for lunch.

Our winners should be very proud of their results especially Jan Vivian who was caught shedding a small tear.

Thank you to everyone for taking part and really getting into the spirit of the occasion. As a club we have some wonderful partnerships forming and seeing the journey our handlers are on with their dogs is a pleasure to observe.

It would be remiss of me not to mention our special guest Labrador (Otis) handled by Rebecca Pritchard who had a brilliant time pretending he was a Spaniel.

A blazing hot day thankfully kept at bay with plenty of splashing around (dogs only).

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Training 2023

Spaniel Training Classes 2023

Wednesdays 6:30pm fortnightly from April until Summer.

Sunday mornings 10am fortnightly from April until Summer.

Please arrive 15 mins before in order to be ready for the start.

We offer the following classes: Puppy – Novice – Advanced

The above Training Locations vary according to the hospitality of the Keepers & Landowners who invite the Club and their members to use their grounds for Training.

Members will be emailed details & dates of locations before Classes start.  Please keep these details confidential, do not share on Social Media or with anyone who is not a member.

Please remember to pick up after your dog, park vehicles considerately, and do not use the grounds at any other time when not attending with the Club.  Please also be polite to members of the public who may also be using the same grounds for recreation.

Fees: £10 per dog

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Spring Test – Sunday 14th May 2023 – Ashmore – Dorset

Judges: Ray Titchener B3672 & Julie Etherington N/P. 

By kind permission of Mr Geoff Spencer.

1stDamien FitchettBeesfit Ash
2ndHollie Veryard VinceSummerbash Dopey Dora
3rdKaren FleetMisselchalke Speyburn
4thTony BrownPenwills Yana
C.O.M.Lynne BramwellQuarrywell Rosefinch
C.O.M.Graham BallQueen of Rio
C.O.M.Stacie EllardEevaspleodar Peggy
C.O.M.Paul MattQuick Flash Jennifer
Best Working CockerKaren FleetMisselchalke Speyburn
Best Hunting SpanielClaire BithreyBere Stream Babbler to Soulsmoor

A great day out and a big well done to all in the awards.  Thank you to Geoff Spencer for generously hosting our Annual Spring Working Test run under K.C. Regulations.

Also to our wonderful Judges who give so much of their time in support of these days.

Much appreciation to Ian Stevens and Simon Hudson for their hard work in organising the day. The Novice Class proved to be very popular with entries.  Many thanks to all who helped with the Test, well done Team D.W.S.C.

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DWSC Water Assessment

To be held at Hursley on Sunday 25th of June. Any variety gundogs including none KC registered. Training delivered in conjunction with the Test and awards after lunch.

This is always a popular event therefore handlers limited to one dog at a cost of £20 per handler.

Trainers/Judges on the day will be Ray Tichener, Julie Etherington and Neil Varney.

Cut off for entry will be 15th June with a draw being conducted shortly after. Additional information will be sent out once places are confirmed.

Please use the following link to register your interest: