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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

ResultNameDog/Bitch
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
ResultNameDog/Bitch
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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Spring Test – Sunday 14th May 2023 – Ashmore – Dorset

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

By kind permission of Mr Geoff Spencer.

ResultsNameDog/Bitch
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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AGM Agenda

President:  The Countess of Shaftesbury

Chairman: Michael Lydford

Committee Meeting – 7pm Tuesday 13th June, 2023

Held at The Divelish Room, The Exchange, Sturminster Newton, DT10 1FH

Agenda

  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Minutes from last A.G.M. & Audited Accounts
  3. Matters arising 
  4. Chairmans Report
  5. Treasurers Report
  6. Field Trial Secretary`s Report
  7. Test Secretary` s Report
  8. Re-Election of Committee Members
  9. Any other Business(to be submitted to the Secretary at least 7 days before the A.G.M.) – If you wish to attend please email: secretary@dorsetworkingspanielclub@gmail.net
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*CHANGE OF DATE*

DORSET WORKING SPANIEL CLUB

SPRING TEST Sunday 14th MAY 2023

ASHMORE, NR SHAFTESBURY, DORSET

By Kind Invitation of Mr. Geoff Spencer

Judges: TBA

AV Spaniel Puppy/Novice & Open

To be Held under Kennel Club Rules I.D. No: 350

Puppies:  Spaniels under 18 months old on date of Test

Novice: 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: Will not start before 1p.m. 

Test Secretary: Ian Stevens.  Any Questions email: test_secretary@dorsetworkingspanielclub.net

Fees:  £11 per dog (members) £16 per dog (non members) If oversubscribed a draw will take place with priority given to fully paid up members.

A maximum of 20 dogs per Stake – if Classes are oversubscribed a draw will take place & preference will be given to members.

Entry forms can be downloaded from our website & emailed to the Test Secretary or sent Electronically with B.A.C.S payment

All details on: www.dorsetworkingspanielclub.net

Memberships subs were due on 1st March 2023. £10 Single £15 Joint plus £5 rejoining fee.

All tests are held under Kennel Club & Dorset Working Spaniel Club rules & Regulations for Gundog Working Tests.  The Society accepts no responsibility for injury, loss or damage to persons or property however occasioned.  Dogs should be exercised in designated areas only.  No bitches in season.  In case of hot weather, no dogs left unattended in cars. Please clear up after your dogs.  N.B. The D.W.S.C.`S Insurance does not cover non- members at Events, therefore, non-members must have their own adequate insurance.