After a little break from the show ring Charlie made an apperance at Crufts taking 4th place in Yearling Dog under judge Marian Stowe
Charlie repeated this with another 4th in Yearling Dog at Lancs & Cheshire ESS Champ Show under judge Sandy Hall. While Trinny was placed 4th in her last Puppy class
Also in April we made the trip to the English Springer Spaniel Club Championship show seeking the opinion of Nicola Calvert
Charlie was placed 1st in Yearling Dog, with Trinny Tri taking a 3rd in Junior Bitch
The Lancs & Cheshire Show provided an opportunity to get a photograph I've waiting a long time to get here are four generations of stunning bitches (the dogs not the handlers) ha ha x
Many thanks to Steve Walker for capturing this for me
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Trimere Tease N Please for Waterswarren
Waterswarren Worth A Tri
A trip to Malvern for two for the price of one National Gundog Association Championship Show where under Kelly Jenkinson Charlie was placed 3rd in Graduate Dog with Trinny taking a 2nd place in Novice Bitch.
Later under the watchful eye of Helen Cokell who judged the ESSC Open Show Charlie was placed 1st in Graduate Dog, Trinny was 1st in Novice Bitch while her mother Millie also topped the class in Post Graduate Bitch
Then came the day dreams are made of ....................
When under Ann Corbett, Waterswarren Whitewash (Millie) won Limit Bitch then pulled out all the stops to win our first Challenge Certificate with a homebred dog, the cherry on the very big cake was her then going on to be declared Best Of Breed
Charlie faired well too with a very nice 3rd place in Graduate Dog, while Trinny Tri didn't let the side down with a very respectable 2nd in Junior Bitch
Our good fortune continued in October where at the NESSS under judge Nicola Cameron Charlie took a 2nd in Graduate Dog, Trinny a 3rd in Yearling Bitch and Millie topped out with another Limit Bitch win
A trip to Bonnie Scotland saw our final show of the year where Kirsty Miller was judging at GBOS. We were thrilled when Charlie won Post Graduate Dog and the day got better still when Millie won yet another Limit Bitch class and was shortlisted to the final three for the Bitch CC