Calvdale English Springer Spaniels

Bred in Yorkshire for Type and Temperament

& Cocker Spaniels



Jasmin Harrison


Aug - Dec 2012

Friday 30th November

North Of England Spaniel Club 18th November 2012.   Under breed judge Helen Merry, Calvdale Hearsay was awarded BOB and then went on to Best in Show under Miss B Dummett (Almondsbury).  On her debut appearance Calvdale Sugarush was declared Best Puppy in Breed.  The fun didn’t end there – Angela was Reserve Best in Show with Chanangel Sticky Wicket (WSS).


Monday 12th November

Congratulations to Jo and Geoff Cunliffe with their Sh Ch Calvdale My Girl For Fallenleaf JW Sh CM on her wonderful Best in Show win at Midland ESS Champ Show under Frank Kane, 4th November. A week later taking the Reserve Bitch CC at Gundog Breeds of Scotland under Lee Cox and winning the Open Stakes class at the same show under David Howarth and then Best in Show at Merseyside Gundog under Nicola Cameron in the breed and Mrs L Tain in the Best in Show ring. What a nice run she is having and long may it remain.


At Midland ESS our own Calvdale Great Escape won Puppy Dog and Nivice Dog and was declared Best Puppy Dog. At Gundog Breeds he went one better by being awarded Best Puppy in Breed. Calvdale Eternal Law won Puppy bitch and her litter sister Calvdale  Festivities was second and then took a very nice second in the Puppy Bitch Stakes.


At Northallerton C. Soc. Calvdale Material Witness was Best of Breed and Group 3 under Mr R McMasters.  Elizabeth also won the 5 – 11 years child handler class handling a Pyrenean.


Tuesday 6th November

Our day at Midland English Springer Spaniel Society Championship Show under the judge Frank Kane was most enjoyable. Calvdale Great Escape won both Puppy Dog and Novice Dog and was then declared Best Puppy Dog. Calvdale Material Witness gained a very creditable 2nd in Junior Bitch at only just 13 months..   Great success for Jo & Geoff Cunliffe on gaining BIS after being awarded first in Open Bitch and then the Bitch Challenge Certificate with Sh Ch Calvdale My Girl of Fallenleaf.  Well done folks. Lovely day and nice to spend time with many of our friends in such a pleasant atmosphere.


Saturday 27th October

ESSC of Scotland Open Show.  C Great Escape, Best Minor Puppy In Show.  C Diamond Heist Best Bitch & Reserve Best In Show.

Grantham CS Sat 21st October 2012. Calvdale Great Escape BOB/BP under Vicky Warrener (Waterswarren) and G3 under Mrs Chris Attwood (Doonbeg).

At Eston & Barnaby CS on Sunday 22nd Angela piloted Calvdale Material Witness to BOB and G2. Not bad for 12 and a half months old. Judge Joan Northend (Jobend)


Thursday 18th October

On Wednesday 17th October .... Woo Hoo!  Calvdale Great Escape is awarded Best Puppy and Best in Show at the English Springer Spaniel Club of Wales at just under 9 months under Gavin Robertson (Soletrader).


On Sunday 14th October  Northern Counties Gundog - Calvdale Diamond Heist JW Sh CM was BOB under  Mrs J Kengyelics (Hebdene). Calvdale Great Escape was BPIB under the same judge and then went on the BPIS under Mrs J Taylor (Olyjen).


Sunday 30th September

Driffield - Friday 21st September.  Judge, Marion Morgan.  C Great Escape, 1st Minor Puppy Dog.  C False Arrest, 2nd Open Dog.  C.  Eternal Law, 1st Minor Puppy Bitch.  C. Hearsay, 3rd Puppy Bitch.  C. Diamond Heist, 1st Post Grad Bitch and RCC.  


Darlington - Sunday 16th September.  Judge Kerry Simpson.  C Great Escape, 2nd Minor Puppy Dog.  C. Eternal Law 1st Minor Puppy Bitch.  C Material Witness, 2nd Puppy Bitch.  C Hearsay, 2nd Junior Bitch & Best Puppy Bitch.  


Richmond - Sunday 9th September.  Judge Bev Nicholson.  C Great Escape, 2nd Puppy Dog.  C False Arrest, 1st Open Dog.  C Material Witness, 1st Junior Bitch


City of Birmingham - Sunday 2nd September.  Judge, Gordon Haran.  C. False Arrest, 4th Open Dog, C. Hearsay, 1st Junior Bitch & Best Puppy Bitch.


Wednesday 29th August

A good if long day at SKC being judged indoors due to bad weather and ground conditions.   Minor Puppy Dog – 1st Calvdale Great Escape who then went on to Best Puppy Dog and Best Puppy in Breed.  Open Dog- 2nd Sh Ch Calvdale False Arrest.  Minor Puppy Bitch – 1st Calvdale Festivities.  Puppy Bitch – 2nd Calvdale Material Witness.  Junior Bitch – 1st Calvdale Hearsay Best Puppy Bitch.  Limit Bitch – 3rd Calvdale Swag at Elbrec.


News too from Australia that Calvdale Smooth Criminal is now an Australian Champion!


Friday 24th August

Sunday 19th August. Welsh Kennel Club – judge Anne Webster.

2nd MPD Calvdale Great Escape.  3rd Open Dog Sh Ch Calvdale False Arrest.  1st Minor Puppy Bitch Calvdale Festivities.  1st Puppy Bitch, Best Puppy Bitch and Best Puppy Calvdale Hearsay.  1st Novice bitch Calvdale Material Witness.  1st Limit Bitch Calvdale Swag of Elbrec.


In Ireland  Irish Sh Ch Calvdale Thief Taker BOB Green Star Dog.  Sh Ch Calvdale My Girl For Fallenleaf Green Star Bitch – Clonmel


11th August - Sedgefield Agricultural under Mr Keith Sminth (Soberhill)

C. Material Witness BOB BP and Puppy Group 1.


4th August - National Gundog Judge Trudy Topliss (Beresford)

On his Championship debut at just 6months and 5 days ‘Rob’ won Minor Puppy Dog and Novice Dog. Was best puppy dog and ultimately Best Puppy in Breed.  Sh Ch Calvdale False Arrest (Blake) was a creditable 2nd in Open Dog and Reserve Challenge Certificate.  Blake is the sire of our lovely Black and White female Calvdale Eternal Law (Pam). Pam took first place in Minor Puppy Bitch and was Best Puppy Bitch at her debut Championship appearance.  Calvdale Material Witness (Norma) was first in Novice and litter sister Calvdale Hearsay won Puppy Bitch.  The icing on our very enjoyable ‘cake’ was Calvdale Diamond Heist JW Sh CM who has been having a little rest after just coming out of Junior. Back in the ring and first time in Postgraduate she thrilled us by winning the class and then when she was awarded the Challenge Certificate we were overjoyed. That now added to her RCC won at WELKS. What a fabulous day and thanks go to Trudy Topliss for appreciating our stock in such a memorable  way.


4th August ESSC Open Show  Richard Bott (Allenie)

Rob wins MPD.   Calvdale Festivities (litter sister to Eternal Law) wins MPB for Sylvia and Graham Gibson.   C. Material Witness wins Puppy bitch and BPIS C.   Hearsay wins Novice and Tyro and Sh Ch C. My Girl Of Fallenleaf JW Sh CM wins Open for Jo and Geoff Cunliffe.