Welsh Springer Spaniel Club of South Wales
The Committee of the WSSCSW feel that this is the only sensible option at the moment and we make this decision in line with government guidelines. We apologise sincerely to those who already have plans in place for the weekend but we’re sure you understand that this is due to circumstances beyond our control.
As the closing date for entries has passed we hope that entries will be carried forward to the re-arranged date for the show, but the Committee will be meeting shortly to discuss various arrangements such as a new date, whether to refund or re-open entries etc. etc. - we will keep you informed of further developments.
Keep safe and we hope you all stay fit and healthy and we look forward to seeing you later in the year.
Schedule of unbenched 24 class
BREED CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW
(Held under Kennel Club Limited Rules & Show Regulations)
at Chepstow Leisure Centre, Chepstow, NP16 5LR
on SUNDAY 22nd MARCH 2020
DOGS: Mr Tim Harrison (Glenbrows)
BITCHES: Mrs Jan Janes (Coedybrain)
REFEREE: Mr Richard Stafford (Farnfield)
ENTRIES NOW CLOSED:
Postal: Wednesday 11th MARCH 2020 (postmark)
Online entries: Friday 13th March 2019 (up to midnight)
You can now enter online
All entries and fees to the Secretary
Mrs. S. Evans, 22 Twyncarn Road, Pontywaun, Crosskeys, Gwent NP11 7DU
Tel: 01495 271966 (Mobile 07810 457223)
CAR PARK ** REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE ** NO ADMISSION CHARGE ** EXPERIENCE A TRUE WELSH WELCOME**
Show Opens 9.30 a.m. • Judging commences 10.00 a.m.
Show closes half an hour after all judging has been completed
PARADE OF CHAMPIONS
We invite entries to our Parade of Champions, to be held in the break after the Dog Judging at our Championship Show, 22nd March 2020
ALL Champions welcome - especially the Veterans.
Every Champion will receive a Commemorative Medal.
Entries are FREE, but need to be entered on the Entry form, or online as usual.
We last did a Parade of Champions at our 25th Anniversary Show - click here to see photos of that occasion
FIND CHEPSTOW LEISURE CENTRE
Note: If using Sat Nav the postcode given on the schedule points to the middle of Chepstow - so please use NP16 5LX
Map ref: ST 52797 94428
Tim Harrison – (Glenbrows)
The history of the Glenbrows Kennel goes back many years; the origins stem from me showing Glen of Imaal Terriers and black and tan cockers with tan eyebrows – the Glen and the brows! Much success was enjoyed in both of the breeds, the pinnacle being Sh Ch Glenbrows Raincloud JW gaining his title and best of Breed Crufts 1999.
The Welsh joined the kennel in 2001 following a visit to the great Cleavehill Kennel of the late Jean Taylor, before our children were born, theoretically for another ESS for Honor, however a 2 year old little red and white madam had other ideas! A very shy Cleavehill Ceri decided that I was to be hers, and so she joined us in Derbyshire.
In the early days of showing Ceri a chance conversation with John Thirwell led to a very hairy 12 week old puppy joining us, he was to become Honor’s dog. These first two welsh became Sh Ch Cleavehill Ceri for Glenbrows and Sh Ch Ferndel Storyteller for Glenbrows JW Sh CM respectively, but most of all they were the closest friends of our then two very young sons, and all the present day kennel descend from these two.
Many homebred Champions have now followed, however our dogs are very much a family affair, and champion or not, each of our dogs is part of the family. In the show ring we are very proud to claim a number of champions, several breed club championship show best in show winners; Crufts best of Breed winners; top dog; top bitch; top puppy and top breeders.
‘Glenbrows’ champions are found internationally in WSS, cockers, ESS, Sussex spaniels and a Curly coated retriever.
I thank the club for their kind invitation and I am very much looking forward to my visit.
Mrs Jan Janes (Coedybrain)
Jan attended an agricultural show as a spectator back in the early 1970s and was bitten by the showing bug, but she quickly realised that her present dogs, an Irish Setter and a Welsh Springer were not show potential.
So she embarked on finding her first ‘show’ Welsh who was of Dalati breeding, arriving in 1978. Jan went on to show Irish Setters as well as her Welsh for several years with some success but it was on a visit to the Wainfelin Kennel of Mansel & Avril Young she purchased a bitch pup who went on to become Sh.Ch. Wainfelin Chantilly Lace ‘Sian.’ Sian was a delightful girl and is behind all the current Coedybrain dogs to date. Sh. Ch. Coedybrain Dafydd, Sh.Ch.Coedybrain Carys at Typica JW Sh.CM, Sh.Ch. Coedybrain Nelli and the latest Sh.Ch. Coedybrain Nia at Cwmbeili.
Jan says she is privileged to have been involved in the South Wales show scene when the great kennels of Pencelli, Tregwillym and Dalati were around to learn from. Advice she received has stayed with her to this day, and has helped shape her appreciation for breed type. When asked she always states among her favourites, Sh Ch. Wainfelin BarleyMo and Sh.Ch. Dalati Afan.
Jan has judged the breed at CC level on many occasions, including the Swedish and Finnish Club Shows, SKC and the SEWSSC the most recent.
Jan is very much looking forward to judging at her ‘own’ Club Show especially as it’s the 40th Anniversary of the formation of the Club of which Jan has played a huge part since its inception.
Want to see photos of all the winners at last year's Champ Show? CLICK HERE
MAKE IT A GREAT DAY OUT
Even if you are not showing your dog why not come along to support the competitors. There's refreshments available in the leisure centre's cafe.
It's a great opportunity to meet up with club members and see a multitude of Welsh Springers in one place - and learn all about them.
As we are located in Chepstow it's a great setting-off place to go and explore the beautiful Wye Valley - there's the famous Chepstow Castle and the wonderful Tintern Abbey is just 5 miles away.
Why not arrange a dog walk with friends and family and drop in to see us at lunchtime or later on to see the awards of the day's winners.
There's always a warm welcome at our shows and it's the ideal place if you want to learn more about the breed - we look forward to seeing you there.