News 2015

29th December
Just received this news - Our Dogs Top Puppy 2015 with Costa.
How very nice to once again be in the award for top honours. Unbeaten during his Junior career at Champ Shows we look forward to bigger and better in due course. Many thanks to all the judges who saw his potential and rewarded accordingly. We look forward to campaigning his half brother Calvdale Keelman in 2016

20th December
At Bridlington Open Show Calvdale Keelman won ESS Puppy and went on to BPIB under judge Kath Holt. He later made Gundog Puppy Group 3 under Group Judge Tom Mather (Barklots) . Calvdale Zero to Hero JW Sh CM was BOB under Kath Holt and Group 1 and RBIS under Mr Mather. Thanks to all for their appreciation of our dogs.

13th December
At LKA Calvdale Keelman won MPD and went on to BPIB under our judge Frank Whyte (Kazval). All the dogs we exhibited were placed on the day.

29th November
Today at Sunderland and District Canine Society Bonnie Scougall awarded BOB to Calvdale Zero to Hero JW ShCM and BPIB to Calvdale Keelman. Both dogs later went on to 2nd in their respective groups under judge Christine Morgan and Calvdale Keelman won the AV Gundog Puppy Stakes.

21st November
Today at North of England Spaniel ESS Calvdale Zero To Hero JW SHCM was BOB, ESS Calvdale Keelman was RBOB and BPIB the judge was Mr R McMasters.

14th October
Another very long day but a good one for the breeding at Gundog Society of Wales. Calvdale Cosat won Junior Dog, his Father Calvdale Night Court JW ShCM took top spot in a very strong Limit Dog class and Clvdale Material Witness (dam of Costa) was 3rd in Open Bitch. The great delight of the day for us was when Calvdale Duty Calls (sister to Night Court) won Limit Bitch and took the Bitch CC for owner Trudy Topliss. Huge Congratulations and a big thank you to our judge on the day Kelly Jenkinson. AT the ESS of Wales Open Show which followed Calvdale Material Witness was RBB. Congratulations to all the winners at both events on the day.

26th September
Long journey to Belfast Champ show with great company on the journey. Under breed judge Stephen Hollings (Gunalt) our homebred Calvdale Material Witness won Open bich and the bitch C C. Calvdale Great Escape was 2nd in Open dog. Delighted.

20th September
Today saw us much more local with Darlington Championship Show held on the beautiful Ripon Racecourse. Our judge was John Palmer (Roandew) who no longer shows but is still involved with judging the breed. Calvdale Costa JW won Junior Dog.

15th September
We made the long journey to Richmond in Surrey for the Richmond Championship Show. Once again Calvdale Costa JW was poll position in the Junior Dog class under our judge David Shields. Angela was showing her WSS and gained first place in Limit Dog with her homebred Chanangel Sticky Wicket JW who then went on the take the RCC. Her Sh Ch Ferndel True Story won Open Bitch handled by my good self and then made it a 'mini double' for Ang by also taking the RCC.

7th September
Last week saw North Riding Gundog Open Show and Jennie Tracz of Acregate judging ESS and WSS. Best of breed ess Calvdale Costa JW and BOB WSS was Chanangel Stickey Wicket JW who then went on to BIS2 under Jane Cule (Mordax)

Costa was BIS4. Huge congratulations to Paul Drinkall with Calvdale Maleficent taking BPIB and then Best Puppy In Show.

On to Sunday and a trip to Edinburgh for SKC. Our judge was Paul Osborne (Braego). Costa again won Junior Dog and our Calvdale Zero To Hero JW ShCM won Open Dog and the RCC.

Yesterday we visited Birmingham Championship Show where Calvdale Costa JW excelled himself here by winning the Junior Dog class and then was awarded the RCC by judge Lee Cox (Vanitonia). Calvdale Zero to Hero was placed 2nd in Open Dog.

2nd August
Pleasant day at National Gundog. Calvdale Cost won Junior Dog class. His kennelmate Calvdale Absolute Zero had to be content with a third. Lovely Open Bitch win for Jo Cunliffe with Sh Ch Calvdale My Girl of Fallenleaf winning the bitch CC and RBOB and for Trudy Topliss winning a super Limit bitch class with Calvdale Duty Calls, and congratulations to George and Angela Ternent on 1st and 2nd in MPB with two girls also sired by Calvdale Great Escape JW ShCM

19th July
Nice but very long day at Harrogate and Dis Open Show. Calvdale Absolute Zero won Junior and was BPIB then Puppy Group 1, Calvdale Costa JW won PG and Open then went BOB. Thanks Breed Judge ChristChristine Rayneryner (Raystans )
Then Sh Ch Calvdale Litigant JW won Veteran and ended the day Best Veteran In Show - Judge Mr Rodney Oldham
Thanks to The Judges and committee.

28th June
North of England Spaniel saw us at Hurworth today. Calvdale Costa won Post Graduate ESS and BOB and then went on to take BIS
at only a whisker over a year. Well done my son!

27th June
Blackpool today, the judge being Wendy Bentley. Calvdale Costa JW won his 3rd Junior class from three entered. Well done to Paul Drinkall and Trudy with their Calvdales' at Blackpool too and to Ray Smith for gaining his 3rd CC with Buzz. Buzz is a son of our Calvdale Zero to Hero JW ShCM. A

20th June
Border Union Championship Show took place in Kelso. Breed judge there was Jim Davidson. Again young Costa was in the winners position for his win in Junior Dog. Kennel mate Calvdale Absolute Zero was second in her Puppy Bitch class.

14th June
At NESSS Championship Show under judge Richard Bott our homebred young male Calvdale Costa took part in his first Junior Dog class which I am delighted to say he won.

10th May
Well we had a lovely day at Birmingham National. Travelling partners Sylvia and Rachel were great company and a good help during the day for which I thank you both. John Thirlwell was our breed judge for the day and thanks to him for his awards to our dogs some of which were appearing after absences. Delighted with Calvdale Costa winning his Puppy Dog class and taking another BPIB. His father Calvdale Night Court JW Sh CM taking Limit Dog today. Lovely little Calvdale Absolute Zero (a Zero to Hero kid) won Minor Puppy Bitch and enjoyed her day and shows great promise. Calvdale Material Witness was making an appearance back in the ring and hasn't been around since before her litter so was the first time she had been present at a show with her lovely son Costa. She took a creditable 4th in Open Bitch. Sh Ch Calvdale Litigant JW won Veteran Bitch and was declared Best Veteran and she hasn't graced a ring for years but fancied a day out. Nice to share in others celebrations and had so much cake with different folks celebrations I wont eat for a week!. Well done all.

4th May
Lovely day at Border Counties Gundog Show where the day started with one of the wonderful breakfasts and plenty of good company. Calvdale Costa won Puppy, Junior and Graduate then BOB and BPIB under breed judge Jacquie Ward. He later went on to RBPIS under Bob Lane (Kulawand).

26th April
Long ride to WELKS yesterday with good company in the form of Julie Clint with her Papillons. Cute bunch of dogs. Took three ESS and had a first a second and a third and BEST PUPPY DOG. Thanks for the positive comment from many and well done to the winners today and also well done to 'Bobbin' C. Absolute Zero on her Champ Show debut second.

19th April
Lovely day again. This time at the ESSC of Wales. Such a long way for us to go but another lovely day. Calvdale Costa again taking Best Puppy in Show. Congratulations to all the winners today. Thanks to Tara for keeping all going well on the ranch till we got back.

12th April
Pleasant day at the ESSC Championship Show at Markfield Leicester under Diane Conrad. Calvdale Costa won PD and went on to be declared BPIS, Calvdale Night Court topped LD and was awarded another RCC for his collection. Mirroring the recent results at the ESSC of Scotland litter sister owned by Trudy Topliss was awarded the BRCC. Calvdale Diamond Heist was second in Open bitch so not a bad day at all.

11th April
A lovely day at Consett Open Show today with Angela and The Girls. Elizabeth showed Brenda for the first time and did a very good job going 2nd in Graduate and Open.Thanks to Rachel Jefferson for showing Bobbin. Calvdale Costa was out star of the day being awarded BPIB and BOB. Thanks to our ESS Judge Kath Holt

29th March
Now returned from our jaunt to Crawfordjohn in Scotland for the ESSC of Scotland. Calvdale Costa ( 9 month) was Best Puppy in Show. His father the wonderful Calvdale Night Court JW Sh CM took Reserve CC as did his litter sister in the ownership of Trudy and David Topliss. Well done all.

22nd March
Today we travelled to Saltburn Show at Hartlepool where Calvdale Costa was BOB BPIB and Puppy Group 1 under judge Norma Ellis (Normbar) Then went on to RBPIS under Mr D Chapman (Kitsune)

5th March
Crufts was an incredibly long day but our homebred Calvdale Costa won Minor Puppy Dog in good style.

1st March
Back home in the warm albeit it is snowing outside. Yes snowing. Had a trip down to Chesterfield today to the Midland English Springer Spaniel Society Open Breed Club Show. Judge Sandra Marshall (Lowerdon). Stewards Colin Woodward and Rachel Williams.
Calvdale Costa won MPD and was eventually declared Best Minor Puppy over kennel mate Calvdale Absolute Zero who was making her debut. He was also Best Puppy Dog and Best Puppy in Show.
Calvdale Night Court JW Sh CM was 2nd in Limit Dog. Absolute Zero won MPB and our Sh Ch Calvdale Hearsay JW Sh CM won OPen Bitch , Best Bitch and Best in Show.
That added to a good run on the raffle, I guess you could say we had a very successful day.
Thanks to Kay for the photograph. BIS. RBIS. BPIS. BVIS. Thanks to Jennie for her help in the challenge. Well that's my luck used up for the week I guess.

2nd February
Saturday saw Ang and I at Northern Dog Club. A change of judge for Spaniels in the form of Paul Davies. Calvdale Costa was BPIB and Calvdale Duly Noted won Graduate with Calvdale Night Court JW Sh CM taking BOB from the Open class. He then went on to Group 1 under Liz Hallgarth. Costa took Puppy Group 2. Night Court was later made BIS under Carole Ridley (Jagstaff). Angela was BOB with her homebred Chanangel Sticky Wicket and BP with Chanangel Kathrine Jenkins. Sticky Wicket was Group 3.

Sunday saw us at Northern Counties Gundog Club at Birtley. ESS and WSS were judged by Mrs L Harison (Lourisma) and she found her BOB this time in our recently crowned Sh Ch Calvdale Hearsay JW. She later went on to BIS under Mr D Taylor (Olyjen). Costa was once again BPIB. Angela's WSS fared much the same as the previous day with Kathrine Jenkins BPIB and Sticky Wicket BOB.

19th January
Well today started early with the trip to Manchester Championship Show held at Stafford Show Ground. Breed judge today Dave Mitchell (Peasblossom).
Costa, Thorn and Hesta made the trip. Fabulous to make up to Show Champion our homebred Calvdale Diamond Heist JW Sh CM (Hesta) following her win in Open Bitch. She is our second such success in as many months with kennelmate Sh Ch Calvdale Hearsay gaining her title at L.K.A in December, Thank you to all those who made such lovely comments about our dogs today and have helped us along the way. Thanks to our judge Dave for our newest Show Champion. Congrats to all winners and especially my mate Trudy Topliss for her Dog CC and BPIB today. Thanks also to Graham and Sylvie for the help they gave me today when Angela wasn't well enough to go.

5th January
What a busy weekend. 2am Saturday morning saw us setting out to travel up to Aberdeen to judge at Bon Accord Society. I was to judge all the Gundogs and the Group. After our 6 hour journey I was delighted to be met by a super entry of Gundogs and some real quality amongst them. Pleased that my Group 1 GSP went on to BIS. Then came the return journey. Arrived back about 9.30pm Saturday evening.

Few hours sleep and then up and off to our first show of 2015 at North & South Shields Canine Society. We are delighted to report that 'the boy done good. Calvdale Costa at just short of 7 months was BPIB, BOB, Puppy Group 1 in a super Puppy Group and then Best Puppy in Show in a quality line up. Delighted with this our Night Court son and he approaches everything in his stride. Long may he so do. Well done Costa. Thanks to all judges involved and to Rachel who lent a hand handling some of the dogs and to the hard working Tara who is the 'support team' back home on show days. Oh and of course Alexandra who keeps us on our toes.