Saturday 17 July
An enjoyable day at the Southern English Springer Spaniel Open show held at New Haw in Surrey so not a long journey. The weather was good and we were able to be outside all day, Josh was 2nd in Minor Puppy Dog, 3rd in Puppy Dog, 2nd in Maiden Dog and in Special Beginners Dog he was VHC pleased with this placing as he was the 'baby' in this class. As always a nice friendly show and compliments to the committee for the excellent food.
Sunday 18 July
A busy weekend and on Sunday attended the Worthing show at Ardingly. No breed class so Josh was entered in the Puppy class in AV Gundog Not Separately Classified where he was placed 3rd, the judge was Pam Blay. In AV Minor Puppy Josh was placed a very creditable 2nd in a large class judged by Dr. Vladimir Urazhevski from Moscow, this was probably one of the largest classes Josh has been in and was a good experience for him.
Sunday 25 July
A very early start today, hardly seemed worth going to bed! I had a good journey up to Harewood for the Leeds Championship show which is held in such a lovely venue. Josh was placed 3rd in Minor Puppy Dog which means he has qualified for Crufts, the judge was Marion Morgan.
Sunday 29 August
Attended Horley dog show at Ardingly today, Josh was 3rd in his breed class and 3rd in AV Puppy Dog. Thank you Wendy for providing a lovely picnic which was such a nice idea and much enjoyed. Congratulations on Mac's lovely wins, he certainly was a star even if we had to trundle him around dodging the torrential rain which didn't seem to phase him.
Thursday 19 August
Today we went to Hampshire Gundog Society show in Farnborough, Josh was placed 4th in the ESS Special Yearling class, the judge was Lyn Hughes and 3rd in AV Puppy Dog.
Sunday 15 August
An enjoyable day at Bournemouth Championship show in the lovely surroundings of the New Forest. Josh was placed 2nd in a nice Puppy class and 3rd in Junior so very pleasing results, the judge was Glyn Griffith. The sun decided to come out by lunchtime which rounded off a good day.
Saturday 7 August
A rainy journey down to Malvern today for the National Gundog show but once we arrived at the showground it was fairly dry for most of the time. Josh decided he would show just how high a springer could jump when on the move and didn't do himself justice in a fairly large class of puppies so not the most successful day out.
Sunday 12 September
A lovely bright sunny day for the short half hour journey to Richmond Championship Show held at Loseley Park. Josh was placed 4th in his nice Puppy class and also 4th in Junior which was a pleasing result for him as he was the youngest in the class. An enjoyable day catching up with friends that I haven't met for a while.
Monday 6 September
Rosie's 4th Birthday today, 'Happy Birthday' to her and also to Sophie, Max, Daisy and Bobby her litter brothers and sisters. Hope you all have lots of extra treats.
Sunday 5 September
A fairly early start this morning as we were first in the ring at City of Birmingham championship show held at Stoneleigh Park near Coventry, Josh was placed VHC in the puppy dog class.
Sunday 31 October
'Happy 1st Birthday' to Josh also to his litter brother and sisters - Alfie, Darcey, Henri, Poppy and Ruby. Hope you all have a good birthday with lots of fun and treats.
Thursday 28 October
Josh's last show today as a puppy. He was placed 5th in Puppy and 5th in Junior at Midland Counties Championship Show under judge Penny Williams.
Sunday 17 October
An enjoyable day at the South Western ESS Club Open show, as always there was delicious food available including a cream tea to finish with. Both Amber and Josh came today, Amber was 2nd in Veteran bitch and 2nd in Special Beginners bitch. Josh was 3rd in Puppy dog, 3rd in Junior dog and 1st in Maiden dog, the judge was Lesley Tain.
Wednesday 13 October
Having returned a few days ago from a great holiday in Crete with temperatures between 28 and 32 a cold overcast day at Malvern for the Gundog Society of Wales show came as a bit of a shock although typically by the time we were leaving the sun decided to come out. Josh was placed 3rd in Puppy dog, the judge was Gordon Haran
Saturday 27 November and Sunday 28 November
A freezing cold weekend not the best one to have shows on both days. On Saturday we were at the Reading show held at Slough, Josh was 2nd in his breed class and really pleased that he was placed 1st in a nice AV Junior class. On Sunday we were at the South of England Gundog show held at a bitterly cold Ardingly, he was 3rd in ESS Junior and 5th in the AV Junior class.
Saturday 13 November
A nice entry at the Crystal Palace Open show held at Ardingly, Josh was placed 3rd in the ESS Junior class the judge was Miss D Howlett. Really delighted with him in the AV Special Yearling Stakes where he was placed 1st in a large class, the judge was Mrs F Krall. An overall good day also with time to be able to sit and enjoy chatting with friends.
Sunday 12 December
A long day at the LKA show held at the NEC as we were second in the ring so plenty of time to chat with friends and do a bit of shopping. Josh was placed 4th in Junior, the judge was Jenny Miller.