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June 2022

Posted on 24th June, 2022

2022 has been a busy year so far. A slightly earlier lambing means they are well grown and nearly ready for new homes already, which has given us time to concentrate on the dogs. Quite a few shows attended for us, but some very pleasing results. Isla has had a fab June, winning 1 res CC and then being awarded the CC and BOB at her next 2 shows. Fingers Crossed, her 3rd one, for her show champion title is not far away!


Imogen has not been shown but has been a great mum to her 2 dog puppies. 

October 2021

Posted on 30th September, 2021

Not much happened in 2020 for obvious reasons, but Wade did manage to sire a litter of 8 between lockdowns, with many liver and tan, and black and tan for the girls owner. He sired another litter in summer 2021.


When shows recommenced in spring 2021, Imogen made a good start back by winning her class at MESS open show, and the going one better at SESS open show by winning Reserve Best Bitch. She has been consistently well placed in post grad classes.


At Birmingham National  Champ show at the end of September Isla decided to join her sister, and,  at only her second show as an adult (she has only been to 3 shows in her life) won graduate, and then delighted us by winning the Reserve CC. Imogen won Post Graduate to complete a very good day.  

November 2019

Posted on 2nd December, 2019

Following on from Midland Counties, our next, and last show of the year, was Southern English Setter  Society Champ show, where Imogen once again topped the puppies by winning Best Puppy In Show. Photo below taken at the show. 


October 2019

Posted on 9th October, 2019

A very busy year...I'm not sure how we are in Ocotber! the small holding has been very busy - you can see our other animals at  


Gabby's pups are now 8 months old and have ventured to their first shows. Imogen,  being the more mature has been to 4 shows, and has come away with a first at every show. 


Dillon returned to the ring at Darlington, and qualified for Crufts. He has also had best of breed at an open show. 


Midland Counties champ show, and Imogen just 9 months moved up to puppy and won a very strong puppy bitch class, and ended up Best Puppy In Breed, also nice to win £20 prize money! so far she remains unbeaten in her classes!



December 18

Posted on 13th December, 2018

Not many shows were attended during the latter half of the summer. I had a couple of days judging; in wales doing all the gundogs, hounds and terriers for Cardigian Canine Society, and later in October for Mid Herts Gundog judging Field and English Springers, the champion and RBOB stakes. A very enjoyable few days and some lovely dogs to judge.


2nd November, Maggie had 4 puppies by Duncan (Wandsfell Don’t Quote Me), 3 girls and a boy. She has been a great mum, and this outcross litter has been very interesting to see how they have developed. We are very  pleased with them now at 5 weeks -some photos below.


two and a half years without any Setter puppies, we have another interesting litter due mid January. We are happy to talk to people about this litter



June 2018

Posted on 27th June, 2018

Spring has been a busy time at wandsfell with our first lambing, and the birth of many babies on our smallholding; There are baby chicks, ducklings as well as the lambs skipping about the place. We have, however, managed to get to a few shows. The springers have had a decent run in puppy,  with Elliot winning 4 best puppy dogs, and Ella being Best puppy in show at Midland English Springer open show. 


Dillon has jumped up to the big boys classes, and has made his presence felt with two firsts and two seconds in his 4 classes to date. we hope he keeps up his winning ways!

Jan-March 2018

Posted on 5th March, 2018

It's been a while since I last  updated the blog. The second half  of 2017 was fairly quiet  on the show front, with Dillon staying at home to regrow his coat and mature, and the springer pups gropwing up.


Elliot made his debut at Boston champ show at just 6 months. Pleased to say he won his  class, and will be off to Crufts in March.


Midland English Setter Champ Show. Dillon made a return to the ring, and was second in a large open stakes class at just 19 months. 


Southern English Spruinger champ show, Elliot again wins his class and Best  Puppy Dog.A foirst show for  Ella who managed  a third.


Midland English springer open show 4/3/18 - a good day with both kids pulling out all the  stops.Ella was Best Puppy in Show, and Elliot Reserve Best puppy to her.  Below our haul of rosettes from the day



May 2017

Posted on 23rd May, 2017

May continues to be a great  month in the ring. After  the  success of scotland last weekend, we moved on to Bath this weekend.


Boswell was second in Puppy dog behind Dillon.  Alice at her second show,  and her first since January, was Second in Puppy Bitch, and third in Novice Bitch. The star of the day was, again, Dillon,  who won Puppy dog, Best puppy dog, and Best Puppy In breed. In the Puppy group he shone even more, and in a strong group of  25 puppies finished group 3!

A photo on his victory lap below,Thank you to Teresa Watkins for the  photo.












Ziva, Wandsfell Call My Bluff makes  a good start to her show career gaining her Luxemburg Junior  Champion title.


Dillon, Wandsfell Call On Me starts his career  with two firsts and a second at English Setter Association Champ Show. At his next show, Scottish Kennel Club champ show, Best Dog Puppy and Best Puppy In Breed.


Boswell, Wandsfell  Call The Shots at Oaklaw was first in Minor Puppy at Crufts. 2nd Minor puppy and 1st puppy dog at Manchester Champ show.  Boswell has had a string of first places at open shows and in the first 3 at all champ shows he has attended


In Sweden Wandsfell Make Me Happy has won several CACIB over the last few weeks,congratulations to Annelie and Basil.


Bring on the summer shows! 

March 2017

Posted on 3rd March, 2017

Been a while since the last update. We kept 3 puppies from Gabby's and 1 puppy from Maddie's litter. They have spent the summer and wonter growing on well. We look forward to showing them in 2017.


Rosie, an English springer has joined us, and we hope will start  a line of quality show bred springers for us.

Summer 2016

Posted on 24th September, 2016

It has been a very busy summer with both Gabby and Maddie having their litters by ShCh  Richecca Shades of Grey just a week a part. Their 17 puppies were lovely to have, and we were very pleased with both litters. We have retained four puppies that will hopefully be shown next year. Several have gone to show homes and we wish them lots of luck.


After 2 years of looking all over the world and much research, we welcomed Maggie to Wandsfell at the end of July. She has come from France, and brings completely new lines to our kennel and the breed in the UK. In France there is not a divide between the show and working setters, as there is here,  so she can be described as a dual purpose setter; her maternal grandfather is a dual champion being both a show and field trail champion. We are very grateful to her breeder and all at Berges De Illet Setters for their help, and allowing us to bring Maggie to England.  We are very excited about what she will contribute to the kennel in the long term. She has been hearing tested normal, PRA RCD 4 normal.  We may take her to a few shows.


Wade has sired his first litter of 9 pups, that were born on 22nd September.