Dyfed dog wins KC Cocker Spaniel Cham­pi­onship

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Byrb­wll Dotty, a three-year-old bitch known as Dot, and her owner, Dai Or­mond from Whit­land, Dyfed, have won the pres­ti­gious Ken­nel Club Cocker Spaniel Cham­pi­onship for 2017.

The com­pe­ti­tion, spon­sored by Eukanuba, was held at the Abbeystead Es­tate, Lan­cashire, by the gra­cious per­mis­sion of the Duke of West­min­ster, and saw a to­tal of 42 dogs com­pet­ing, demon­strat­ing the increasing pop­u­lar­ity of the work­ing cocker spaniel in com­pet­i­tive gun­dog sports.

Dai said: “I have been run­ning dogs since 1981 and have pre­vi­ously had a sec­ond place. I am ab­so­lutely over the moon to have won the Cocker Spaniel Cham­pi­onship for the first time!’’

The judges at the com­pe­ti­tion were Jeremy Or­gan, Ben Ran­dall, Steve Wanstall and Gra­ham West who se­lected the fol­low­ing win­ners: I 1st – Byrb­wll Dotty, owned and han­dled by Dai Or­mond. I 2nd – Breck­marsh Brook, owned and han­dled by Lee Cooper. I 3rd – FTCh Dako­ta­gun Ar­win, owned by Claire and Jaseon Atkin­son and han­dled by Jaseon Atkin­son. 4th and Gun’s Choice – Spirited­dawn Mys­tic, owned and han­dled by Andy Water­house.

Caro­line Kisko, Ken­nel Club sec­re­tary, said: “We of­fer con­grat­u­la­tions to Dai on his suc­cess with Dot – they clearly had the win­ning edge on the day. The Ken­nel Club would also like to thank the judges, Guns, game car­ri­ers, keep­ers and stew­ards, and of course the hosts, the Grosvenor fam­ily, for invit­ing the Cham­pi­onship to be held at this out­stand­ing venue.”

Diplo­mas of Merit were awarded to: En­dowood Clowne, owned by Ian Open­shaw and han­dled by Wendy Open­shaw. En­dowood Beatrice, owned by John Hee­ley and han­dled by Ian Open­shaw. Bai­leys Pure Gold, owned and han­dled by Matthew Far­ish. Glenugie’s Nalani, owned by Jamie and Rhodella Reid and han­dled by Jamie Reid. Zamyen­dor Min­nie, owned and han­dled by Wayne Greig. FTCh Mal­low­dale Ge­orgi, owned by John Hee­ley and han­dled by Ian Open­shaw. FTCh Jack­shea Ted of Pool­green, owned and han­dled by Wil­liam Clulee. Fern­moss Gold Dust of Gour­nay­court, owned by Janet Men­zies and han­dled by Jon Bai­ley. FTCh Broad­mea­farm Beau, owned by Ian and Linda English and han­dled by An­drew Ben­nett. FTCh King­cott Rob­son, owned and han­dled by Richard Clay­don. FTCh Cen­tre­walk Wil­low of Epis­copi, owned and han­dled by Anita Jones. Ard­caein Fall of Del­phaven, owned by Ian Open­shaw and han­dled by Steve Brewer. FTCh Woodash Quaver, owned and han­dled by Dave Rayner. En­dowood Cork, owned and han­dled by Ian Open­shaw. FTCh Coun­try­ways Alice of Crai­warn, owned and han­dled by Natalie Cannon.

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