BREED CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW
(Held under Kennel Club Limited Rules & Show Regulations)
at Chepstow Leisure Centre, Chepstow, NP16 5LR
on SUNDAY 24th MARCH 2019
DOGS: Mrs Pam Tew (Pamicks)
BITCHES: Mrs Sue Aston (Tasa)
REFEREE: Mrs Debra Roberts (Cwrtafon)
Postal: Monday 5th MARCH 2019 (Postmark)
Online entries: Tuesday 13th March 2019 (up to midnight)
You can now enter online
All entries and fees to the Assisstant Secretary
Mrs. S. Evans, 22 Twyncarn Road, Pontywaun, Crosskeys, Gwent NP11 7DU
Tel: 01495 271966 (Mobile 07810 457223)
CAR PARK ** REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE ** NO ADMISSION CHARGE** EXPERIENCE A TRUE WELSH WELCOME**
Show Opens 9.30 a.m. • Judging commences 10.00 a.m.
Show closes half an hour after all judging has been completed
FIND CHEPSTOW LEISURE CENTRE
Note: If using Sat Nav the postcode given on the schedule points to the middle of Chepstow - so please use NP16 5LX
Map ref: ST 52797 94428
We had our first Welsh Springer in 1979 from Ken & Del Spate her name was Delkens Jane Eyre. Ken persuaded us to enter Coventry Gundog not having any experience in showing or training for the show ring we did not get placed but liked the idea of showing so we went to ring craft classes, Jane did quite well in the show ring winning a 1st at Leicester City Championship Show.
We then decided it would be nice if we mated Jane so we could kept a puppy Pamicks Our Gwyneth that was the start of Pamicks Welsh Springer Spaniels. With a hip score of 0.0 Jane was the Ideal foundation bitch.
We have bred - SH CH Pamicks Paprika & SH CH Pamicks Rustic Spellbinder since then many of our dogs have been awarded CC’s - RCC’s JW & ShCM.
I am looking forward to judging Dogs at the WSSCSW Championship show. When I have judged at this show I will have awarded CC at all 4 club shows & feel this is a great honour.
Mrs Sue Aston (Tasa)
I was always brought up with animals and at the beginning of my married life and whilst living in Northamptonshire, my late husband Tommy and I had a working Cocker Spaniel from the well-known Harpersbrook kennels. Tommy worked the Cocker in the field, and after trying to show at a local fete dog show, we then realized there was another type of Cocker, the ‘show type’, as there was with the English Springer Spaniel and this is when my love of showing, breeding and judging began.
We had been showing English Springer Spaniels very successfully, when we had the opportunity of going to see a litter of Welsh Springer Spaniels at the home of Doreen Gately, of the famous Russethill line and fell in love with a gorgeous dog Russethill Royal Academy. Tommy mainly showed “Glen”, but we both were besotted with the breed when we became really close friends with the owners of the stud dog of Russethill Royal Academy, Len and Kath Morgan.
We learnt so much from these lovely people and showed a lovely bitch we bought from their kennels, Cwrtafon Cariad. We had just one litter from Cariad and sadly it was when Tommy was very poorly. We did keep a bitch from this litter but after Tommy passed away I didn’t show any dogs as often as we used to. She was my companion until early this year, when old age just crept along.
However my love of the breed has never wavered and I love the fact that the show and working Welsh Springer Spaniel are one and the same. I am truly honoured to be asked to judge the breed, particularly at the Welsh Springer Spaniel Club of South Wales, which is synonymous with Len and Kath, and I’m really looking forward to the day.
MAKE IT A GREAT DAY OUT
Even if you are not showing your dog why not come along to support the competitors. There's refreshments available in the leisure centre's cafe.
It's a great opportunity to meet up with club members and see a multitude of Welsh Springers in one place - and learn all about them.
As we are located in Chepstow it's a great setting-off place to go and explore the beautiful Wye Valley - there's the famous Chepstow Castle and the wonderful Tintern Abbey is just 5 miles away.
Why not arrange a dog walk with friends and family and drop in to see us at lunchtime or later on to see the awards of the day's winners.
There's always a warm welcome at our shows and it's the ideal place if you want to learn more about the breed - we look forward to seeing you there.