Bred in Yorkshire for Type and Temperament
& Cocker Spaniels
ESSC of Scotland yesterday. Elizabeth and I went and with four dogs we took two firsts with Calvdale Hot Momma and Calvdale Heritage of Folly JW. Beresford Night Spell was placed second today in Junior bitch and Calvdale Storm The Stars was also a second placing today. Enjoyed the road trip with my granddaughter and the weather was also kind.
News from Crufts 2018. I handled Sh Ch Calvdale Diamond Heist JW ShCM and she took pole position in Veteran bitch and then was made Best Veteran in Breed. Angela handled Calvdale Heritage of Folly JW and was the winner of Yearling bitch at 16 months . She was then awarded RCC much to our delight. Dear Elizabeth handled ESS bitch Eva and was VHC in Junior bitch and she also took a fourth in WSS's with Millie in Veteran. Calvdale Hot Pink JW was second in Limit bitch so on the face of it....a good day at the office.
Well! As with good wine - it gets better. Lovely day at Manchester winning BOB with our beautiful Sh Ch Calvdale Diamond Heist JW ShCM from Veteran. Nice way to begin the showing year. Granddaughter Elizabeth handled to second in puppy bitch today. Angela won Yearling with Calvdale Heritage of Folly JW and we also managed a winner in Junior bitch winner in the form of Calvdale Hot Momma. Elizabeth also handled her mums WSS veteran bitch to a second too. Good day at the office and worth the ride albeit the journey home was a better one than expected, the snow mostly gone. Well done to all and thanks to judge Chris Atkinson for thinking so highly of our team on the day.
Well as the 'designated driver' for our road trip to Wales for the ESSC of Wales, I can tell you I am truly Kream Krackered today. Good atmosphere. Wonderful work in the kitchen girls and two slices of the custard slice - epic. Elizabeth took a second today with Eva in Junior bitch and she handled a fidgeting youngster like an old hand. Patience personified. Ang won Yearling with the lovely Heritage of Folly JW. Sad there were only two puppies present at this show and there are a few about. Long drive home with good company.
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Birmingham National - Calvdale Heritage of Folly winning in Yearling. Kennelmate C. Hot Momma took first in Graduate and Elizabeth with Beresford Night Spell who she handled to perfection took a third in JB. Obviously all this paled away when Angela finally got the crowning CC with her homebred WSS Chanangel Sticky Wicket JW ShCM Whoop Whoop.
Border Union - Calvdale Heritage of Folly JW . Winner of Post grad bitch at Kelso. Her first time in Postgrad and not having 'dropped a class' all year. RCC Crufts. Delighted with this youngster and gives one hope for future time.
Enjoyable if very hot day at North of England Spaniel. BOB Calvdale Night Court JW ShCM under judge Nicola Spencer. Nice to get him out again and to see Elizabeth handling 'Eva' in her class. Good show, lovely venue and hard working committee.
Blackpool Champ Show saw our homebred Calvdale Beautiful Romance return to the ring after a lay off. She stepped out in style to win Limit bitch and we could hardly have been more pleased. Kennelmate C. Heritage of Folly taking RCC to add to the two she already has including RCC Crufts 2018. Congratulations to daughter Angela on attaining the fourth CC with BOB with her Chanangel Sticky Wicket (Welsh Springer) and a super debut for babies with a second for the MPD Syd and a first for MPB Ginger.
Sunderland & Dis Open Show - ESS Tizz won Open BOB & G2, ESS Tru won PG BPIB & PG2, WSS Syd won PG & 2nd MP Stakes
WSS Ginger won Open BOB BPIB & PG1🎉, WSS Millie won AV Veteran then went on to Best Veteran In Show. Change of judge from Mrs V Morris to Mrs Jennifer Millard
Massive thank you to Abbe Marshall-Wyer for helping and also to Judges and committee ,Congratulations to all.
Elizabeth & Angela went off to Sedgefield Arg Show today.
WSS Ginger won Puppy,BPIB & BOB, WSS Syd won Graduate, ESS Tru won Puppy & BPIB
Judge David Smith
Between watching the horses and having a good look around the show Elizabeth also enjoyed the Fun Dog Show winning BPIS with Syd, 2nd in BV,2nd in BCH taking home lots of Prizes Lovely day great laughs Congratulations to all , Thank you to Abbe Marshall-Wyer for your help.
Just back home after the long trip to Stoneleigh and Birmingham Champ Show. Just to quickly thank all that have supported and congratulated on the making up of Calvdale Night Court today. A tired but happy band of exhibitors and dogs returned tonight to rural North Yorkshire. A fuller bulletin tomorrow. For now a cuppa and bed now the dogs are all fed and tucked up. Night.
So finally get 5 minutes to sit down and say thank you after a wonderful but long trip to Richmond Championship Show on Sunday. WSS Syd won PD and was BPD His sister Ginger won PB and was Best Puppy In Breed. Huge thank you to all for the lovely comments on our fur baby’s, it’s always nice when people go out of there way to say well done. Elizabeth was also seen in the WSS ring showing the Beautiful Lettuce and how proud of both I am Congratulations to all.🎉
Thank you to the Judge Mrs Jacqueline Ward who I must say was a pleasure to show under. ESS-As quite a few of you know we had a cake and raised a glass to our new Champion ( Calvdale Night Court)as he gained his 3rd CC last week. Pleased with the new Girl in the team (Madge) winning PB. Elizabeth was also seen in the ESS ring handling Tizz in LB getting a 2nd. Very long drive home as most of the roads were closed or not moving. Thank you to Abbe Marshall-Wyer for all your help also I’d like to say thank you to the truly nice people for your kind words about our Elizabeth . Long may she enjoy handling as without the Children of today,there will be no future.
Cold Wet day at Driffield Championship Show. So proud of our team today, WSS Ginger won Best Puppy In Breed Thank you to our judge Mrs J Miller. Congratulations to all. WSS Spin was just entered in the Veteran Stakes today and he showed his socks off taking 3rd & winning some pennies. Judge Mrs Penny Williams ESS Tizz won Best Bitch, ESS Madge won BPB, ESS Babd won OB Judge Anita Tattersall
Busy weekend gone, for the two legged and the four legged. Saturday saw us at Eston & Barnaby Open Show where Elizabeth handled her F/C Retriever Bitcon Midnight Lace to BPIB under Jacque Bayne. Ang had her Welshies there and the delightful Chanangel Mistletoe and Wine was declared BPIB and BOB at 10 months under Hefin Jones.My own Calvdale Stowaway Magic was BPIB and Puppy Group 2 and I handled a Dane pup of 7 months to win Graduate, BPIB and BOB and G2. All in all not a bad day at all. Sunday saw us at the Midland ESS where Stowaway Magic won MPB.
North Of England Spaniel Club today,ESS Judge Mr T Fenton Puppy was won by Calvdale Stowaway Magic,who was also BPIB & won AV Puppy.
Yearling was won by Calvdale Hot Momma who went on to RBOB. PG was won by Elizabeth & Eva Beresford Night Spell who then went on to win AV PG.
Open was won by Calvdale Heritage of Folly who went on to BOB.
Great day at Sunderland & Dis Open Show.Judge Mrs D Clubb
ESS BOB BPIB & PG 3 was Calvdale Stowaway Magic.
WSS BOB BPIB & Short listed in the group & PG 1 was Chanangel Mistletoe N’Wine.
Great day for Calvdale and Chanangel , We went to Penrith & Dis open show today where WSS Chanangel Mistletoe N’Wine won Puppy was also BPIB & then in the Challenge awarded Best Of Breed. Chanangel Festive Spirit was 2nd in Junior,Millie was 2nd in Open. Calvdale Stowaway Magic won Puppy BPIB & PG4, Elizabeth & Eva Beresford Night Spell won PG & BOB then to top it off they went on to win The Gundog Group 1
Breed judge Mr Karl William O Connor
Group judge Norma Ellis
Lovely show well done to the committee for all your hard work,congratulations to all.
We had a great time at the show, lots of laughs even when Elizabeth had to be rescued from almost been run over( by a mobility scooter) .
A66 closed on the way home but we saw some smashing Christmas lights x