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Newsroom 2021

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Well, we're back ....below are some of our recent results




11th Dec LKA  Judge - Jane Cule (Mordax)

Another year, albeit an odd one, over and another year done. Our home bred team did good. Young C. Ever Thus making his Champ Show debut, C. Scaramouch Jones once again winning the Puppy Dog class and this time turning the tables on his litter sister by taking Best Puppy in Breed. C. Flutter stepped up and won yet another Puppy Bitch class and C.Hostage of Fortune won Junior Bitch. Top of the shop for us today was Sh Ch Calvdale Heritage of Folly (mum to the Junior bitch winner) made a rare appearance this year and won a lovely Open Bitch class and then topped it off with the Bitch CC.

The high point in my day looking back was that the three generations of dog showing women, myself, daughter Angela and Granddaughter Elizabeth all stood in the challenge line today together.

Have a wonderful Christmas and stay safe.

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I took 5 dogs to LKA and won with four, got the BCC and BPIB but this little rascal was attending his first Champ Show and he was so brave and full of joy

Didnt make the first prize list but we live to try another day. Following on from his BPIB and PG2 at Open Show recently This is Jim - Calvdale Ever Thus. He is 6 months and two weeks and the photo was taken at just under 6 months.

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5th Dec ESS Club Champ and Open Show

More lovely results for the team at the ESSC who held their Champ Show and Open Show on the same day in this final event of their Centenary Year.

Champ Show judge John Thirlwell.

C. Scaramouch Jones was Best Puppy Dog

C. Flutter pipped her brother by taking another ❤️🎉Best Puppy In Show ❤️🎉 Bea was also BPIS at the earlier Champ Show in October.
Sh Ch Elazalan Right To Reply won Yearling bitch

Open Show by Simon Whincup.
Scaramouche Jones was declared
❤️🎉Best Puppy In Show ❤️🎉
Sh Ch Elazalan Right To Reply Best Black and White in Show.

So a good day had and a few £££'s in the pocket thanks to the super sponsorship that had been raised for the show. Well done to those on the Committee who gave up their time and put in the effort to make it a pleasant day for all and thank you to both judges for their opinions. Delighted to see once again the super head study (I am biased) that has been used on the prize and awards cards. Ch Black Ebony of Burmon at Calvdale. Many years ago she was in the ring and made full Ch so a double delight.


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28th Nov Sunderland Open Show  Judge Mr Mark Cannon Abayomi

               Calvdale Stowaway Magic JW 

                     ❤️🎉Best In Show ❤️🎉

Thank you to the committee and judges for the lovely comments on our dogs

ESS Calvdale Flutter BPIB PG2

ESS Chanangel Jo Sugden BPIB

Breed judge Mrs Joan Huxley Woodfleet

Stakes classes

AV Puppy Calvdale Ever Thus 2nd

AV Brace (ESS 1st)


20th Nov Ashington & District Premier Show

From Angela "Very strange to be back indoors but not only that Mum isn’t right after her fall and Elizabeth was at work, thankfully Kath Holt came to save the day 🦸‍♀️

Anyway we had a super day"

Calvdale Scaramouch Jones won PG

Calvdale Flutter won Open BOB/ BP then Puppy group 2


13th Nov Scottish ESS Club Show - Judge Sue Aston (Tasa)

After setting off to the Scottish Breed Club Championship Show on Saturday at Lanark we broke down on the M6.

Not something I wish to repeat. Dear Jo Cunliffe saw us at the side of the road and we were able to put two of the 7 dogs we had on board into Jo's van. She took the two pups and won with both of them

Best Puppy Dog - Calvdale Scaramouch Jones

Best Puppy Bitch and ❤️🎉Best Puppy In Show ❤️🎉 - Calvdale Flutter

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24th Oct  Midland ESS Club Show - Judge Diane Conrad (Strathnavar)

The weekend took us to the Midland ESS Champ Show this time being held in Derbyshire.

Minor Puppy dog was won by our lovely lad Calvdale Scaramouch Jones who went on to Best Puppy Dog (piloted by Kath Holt)

and ❤️🎉Best Puppy In Show ❤️🎉 over his gorgeous sister

Calvdale Flutter won the corresponding bitch class and was BPB and RBPIS.

Yearling Bitch was won by Granddaughters Sh. Ch. Elazlan Right of Reply who went on to be awarded the Res. Bitch CC.

Nice to see that both CC winners by sired by Sh Ch Calvdale Night Court JW.

Very pleasant show and celebrating 75 years for the Society we of course had to indulge in cake and a little drink for everyone. Lovely venue, nice atmosphere. Well done Committee and Officers and to Ernie Locket who Stewarded and kept us all in the right order and of course to everyone else who had success on the day

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13th Oct Gundog Society of Wales Judge Jane Howarth & ESS Club of Wales Ch Show Judge Carol Harwood

Competing in two shows once again. GSOW and then our ESSC of Wales Club Show under judges Jane Howarth and Carol Harwood, both awarding CC's for the first time I believe. Video (to be added) showing Calvdale Scaramouch Jones (Jo) doing his thing and he was Best Opposite Sex Puppy in both shows to his litter sister Calvdale Flutter..

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3rd/4th Oct Scottish Kennel Club Ch Show  Judge Sigurd Wilberg  Border Union Ch Show  Judge Sandy Hall

Well a busy weekend had with showing at the SKC in Edinburgh on the Saturday 3rd Oct and then Border Union Champ Show on the Sunday 4th October

At SKC Calvdale Flutter gaining Best Puppy In Breed under the world famous judge Sigurd Wilberg delighted us. Kennelmate C. Hostage of Fortune won Junior Bitch and the delightful Sh Ch Elazlan Right of Reply owned and bred by Elizabeth was second in Open bitch. So a good performance by all.

Border Union at Kelso the following day saw C. Flutter win Puppy Bitch as there was no Minor Puppy class. Her brother having been awarded a second in his class and C. Hostage of Fortune winning her class, ably partnered by Kath Holt on the day.



23rd Sept ESSC Ch Show Judge Wendy Walker (Dexbenella)

BPIS was our Calvdale Flutter (Bea) and her litter brother Calvdale Scaramouche Jones (Jo) was Best Puppy Dog.

Keeping it in the family on the day. Delighted with this young pair.

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18th Sept Darlington Ch Show Judge R McMaster

11th Sept Richmond Ch Show Judge Sandra Marshall

Well the journey to Richmond was a good trip going down early in the morning. Straight drive down no problems. That journey back to North Yorkshire when you are tired is a tough one but it was made much easier in the knowledge that Granddaughter Elizabeth had handled Calvdale Flutter 6.5 month old bitch puppy to win her class (whoop), be declared Best Puppy in Breed (bigger whoop) and then to top it off this lovely pairing were awarded ❤️🎉 Puppy Group 4 ❤️🎉 by judge Gordon Haran (Biggest whoop).

Litter brother C, Scaramouche Jones (Jo) won MPD and took a lovely 2nd in the MPD stakes.

Delighted with these two youngsters and the comments made to us were warmly received and mean a lot. Thank you from us all.


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27th Aug Driffield Ch Show Judge Mr D Smith

Calvdale Flutter made her debut under David Smith. Without tickets but nevertheless there was quality present and I was delighted to see this little bitch, handled by Granddaughter Elizabeth, win her Puppy class and then be awarded BP in breed. No puppy group but hey ho!. Sh Ch Calvdale Heritage of Folly JW was BB and BOS.  


28th Aug North Riding Gundog Open Show Judge Shelagh Tolliday

Calvdale Flutter  BPIB and later on BPIS. Angela, still under the weather, sent Sh Ch Chanangel Sticky Wicket JW ShCM VW along in my safe keeping and he took poll position in the Veteran class and BVIS. Almost 300 dogs entered at this show. Lovely weekend and a super start to the puppy career of our 'Bea'. Thanks to the judges for these awards.

1st Aug National Gundog Ch Show Judge Jennie Trazc (Acregate)

National Gundog proved to be  a wonderful day for us. Elazlan Right of Reply at 19 months took her crowning CC. Bred by Granddaughter Elizabeth Chandler who is only 14, but a key member of our joint kennel activities. Three CC's and 1 RCC gained in a five week run, can't be bad. Margo has been handled by myself as she lives with me but no doubt she will be seen with Elizabeth at times as with a team of WSS and ESS to show we often just 'get in with it' whatever it is  that needs showing.

We work as a family, as a team and for that we are proud to be able to achieve what we collectively do.

24th July Leeds Ch Show Judge Jill Peak

Leeds Championship Show under Internationally known judge Jill Peake I was delighted to be handling my Granddaughters English Springer Spaniel bitch Elazlan Right of Reply to her second CC. At her debut at Southern Co she was awarded RCC.

Delighted beyond words.
















10th July East of England Ch Show Judge Lesley Trow (Winterwell)

Lovely day spent at East Of England Championship Show today. Our judge Leslie Trow judged the entry of ESS, awarding CC's for the first time. Delighted to be able to say that I partnered my Granddaughter Elizabeth's black and white bitch, Elazlan Right Of Reply to her first CC today following on from the RCC awarded at Southern Counties which was her Champ Show debut.

Huge thanks to our judge Leslie Trow for seeing the promise in this lovely youngster and also for the two second places awarded to our Junior Bitch and Limit Bitch entries


26th June Southern Counties Ch Show Judge Kelly Jenkinson (Eastriding)

Elazlan Right of Reply (Margo) now 17mths bred and owned by Elizabeth Chandler.

First Championship Show

Massive congratulations RCC !!

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