Presentations 2020

Our Annually Awarded Trophy Winners announced in our virtual presentation

CHAMP SHOW - 22/03/20

** POSTPONED **

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OPEN SHOW - 09/02/20

 FULL LIST OF RESULTS
PHOTO GALLERY OF CLASS WINNERS
JUDGE'S CRITIQUE
BEST IN SHOW LINEUP PHOTOS

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Lockdown Message to all Members

Hello to all our members, I hope that you have been coping well with the events of the last three months, and can now see that there is some lightening of the gloom,

I think we are experiencing the most challenging times for many years, and for many of us ‘normal’ will never be the same.

This was to have been our big 40th Anniversary year, with an extra special Championship Show, a Summer picnic, and several other events planned. Cancelling all our shows and activities one by one, chasing venues to re-book, only to have to cancel again, was so disheartening, we all look forward to our days out, and meeting old friends, and I believe that the dogs also realise there’s something different going on.

Your club and committee have been keeping up with the evolving situation, and although there are no shows this year, I’m pleased to say that our March 2021 Championship Show will be rerun as the 40th Anniversary Show, with the same 2020 judges, in Chepstow. Our Open Show in September will become a second Championship Show, with the planned 2021 Judges, in Cwmbran Stadium. We will also run our Open Show in February as usual, in the Drill Hall in Chepstow.

We have been waiting for the Welsh rules on travelling to be relaxed so that we can look at an interesting venue for a Summer Rally next year. And I think we have found a great location – a campsite, with cottages, and a venue that particularly welcomes dogs and doggy events, so watch out for the details!

I see that some of the Championship shows that are in the Autumn and Winter have announced they are to go ahead, and hopefully we can all meet there, and wave at each other from a socially acceptable distance!

Not two metres for us, but two leads away, with the dogs in the middle.

A detailed list of our dates and judges for next year will be available soon, when I have approval from the Kennel Club.

Sue Evans, Secretary

 


Croeso/Welcome,

The Welsh Springer Spaniel is a strong, merry active spaniel easily identified by its rich red and white coat. This type of dog was bred for hunting rabbits, birds and other game in the undergrowth and getting them to run or fly, originally for the falcon but nowadays for the gun.

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Llanharan photoshoot - when we announced that we planned a mass gathering of Welshies at Llanharan House we had loads of people who responded on Facebook with photos of their dogs  - we've gathered them all together here on our Galleries website. maybe we'll get to do it for real next year.

This was the original meaning of 'springing' and hence the term 'springer'. In the principality of Wales, the Welsh Springer Spaniel was known as a separate and distinct variety and can be traced with certainty to the eighteenth century, although the term 'spaniel' was first found in the 1300s. It is the only breed of gundog native to Wales.

The Welsh Springer Spaniel Club of South Wales was founded in 1980. It's the only club in Wales which is specifically dedicated to furthering the interests of the Welsh Springer Spaniel.

Whether you show, work or just keep your dog as a pet, the Club has something for everyone.

With two Open Shows and a Championship Show annually together with working assessment tests, regular gundog training days, show ring-craft training, agility, obedience, Show Gundog Working Certificate, fun days, and grooming demonstrations etc., we keep ourselves extremely busy.

The Club is particularly active in the South Wales area but membership is open to all Welsh Springer enthusiasts wherever you live and advice on any aspect of Welsh Springer Spaniel owning or breeding is readily and freely available to all members.

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