Derbyshire springer wins Kennel club open spaniel gundog test at chatsworth
A three-year-old english springer spaniel from Ashbourne, Derbyshire, has won the Kennel Club open spaniel gundog working test held at Chatsworth house, Derbyshire, by the gracious permission of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.
The judges were Malcolm Taylor and Terry Frost. The event is kindly sponsored by eukanuba.
Deepfleet Deni of Moonreed, owned and handled by Alastair ross, was awarded first place at the test which saw spaniels tested on hunting, quartering and retrieving to hand.
Caroline Kisko, the Kennel Club secretary, said: “english springers and cocker spaniels are both very attentive, intelligent breeds, which lends well to their ability to use their natural working instincts to perform for their handlers in the field. Congratulations to Alastair and Deni for their victory against such tough competition. we wish them much continued success in the future.”