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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.

May 2016

Posted on 7th May, 2016

A long time since the last update. Gabby was shown a few times for the rest of 2015 and was always in the first three at all shows.

 

We have had a quiet, and sad  start to 2016.We have been busy setting up our veg beds and gaining some sheep. We acquired to yearling Herdwick ewes  - Hannah and Harriet, and two day old orphan lambs. All have settled well and the lambs are doing very well.

 

 Lily and Lola the day they came home, and now

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the Herdwicks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the dog front, we suddenly, and very sadly lost Phoebe in February due to bone cancer. the prognosis and onset had been so fast. She leaves us Flora from her last litter who is such a sweetie.

 

Honey, an Amy daughter went to her first show at 2 years old and was 1st in Graduate and English Setter society of scotland. She has come to stay for a while to be shown and learn to be a lady!

 

We have also been very lucky to have Maddie join us again for a while from sweden. Heartfelt thanks to Peter and Pernilla for allowing her to come home for a while. Maddie is now in whelp and are looking forward to the arrival of her babies.

September 2015

Posted on 30th September, 2015

Phoebe had her pups at the end of August. Unfortunately several didn't make it and we have just 3 girls and a boy. All are doing well.

 

Off to Darlington with Gabby. Her first time in the limit class and pleased to say she won the class in good company, and then the reserve CC. This was only her third show of the year having been off for over a year with maternal duties, but is making her presence felt on her return. we keep our fingers crossed for the rest of the year

July 2015

Posted on 21st July, 2015

11th July. Close to home today for Peterborough Champ show. Just Lawrence today. he won Puppy and Best puppy dog.

 

18th July. A sad day today as we said a sad goodbye to Bridget. Such a sweetie, always happy to see everyone and the nicest of natures. She will be very sadly missed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20th July: Southern English Setter society open show. A very good day for us.Litter brother and sister - Duncan and Gabby won Best In Show and Reserve Best In Show. Gabby beating Duncan to the top award.

 

June 2015

Posted on 27th June, 2015

It's been a busy few months. Lawrence has made a successful show start to his show career. At open shows he has won all his classes, with several Reserve best of breeds. At champ shows he has been in the first two at all three of his shows to date.

Duncan has only been to three shows so far this year, he was Reserve best dog at Boston, won mid limit at ESSS of Scotland champ show, and then at Border Union, was second in open and won his first reserve CC!

Gabby returned to the ring after a year off for maternal duties and qualified for crufts at her forst attempt with 2nd in Post grad at Border Union.

Amy and Phoebe are in season and have been mated. fingers crossed for babies

Jan 2015

Posted on 22nd February, 2015

A good start to the year with Duncan winning Post Grad dog and Reserve Best Dog at Boston Champ show (no CCs for us). Regretably no puppies for Amy this time. we shall try again later in the year.

 

Silas was 3rd Puppy dog at Manchester champ dog show. 

 

Wade has been confirmed DNA FN clear.

 

Basil continues his winning ways in Sweden with more Bets puppy and group placings.

round up of 2014

Posted on 20th January, 2015

A long over due round up.

 

Gabby produced a lovely litter of 9 to sh ch wansleydale Rowanberry of Valsett in July. one pup joined Annelie Granath in Sweden and has already made an excellent start to his show career. In Sweden puppies can be shown from 4 months at smaller shows. He has a RBPIS and a puppy group 2 to his credit already. A dog has been retained here and will be shown in 2015.

 

At the shows: Duncan was consistently well placed all year in Graduate classes. By accident he ended up in open at Richmond, but won the class! this win gave him his stud book number.  He was also 3rd in open at Setter and Pointer, beating several champions.

 

Audrey and Silas from Amy's litter in February made their débuts. Both did well. Audrey won 2 1sts and a 3rd. Silas won a 1st and 2 seconds.

 

Amy made a very rare appearance at setter and pointer and gained her stud book number.

2014 - up to June

Posted on 14th June, 2014

Been a while since I updated.

 

The year started with Amy having her second litter in February. Another all orange litter, and several will hpefully be shown here and abroad. The pups all went off to their new homes in April, and Jake - another working cocker joined us.

 

Duncan has had a run of good placings in Graduate. Gabby has been to two shows and won both her classes. We are hoping she is now in whelp.