Monthly Archives: June 2014

Windsor Championship Show

Carol Harris was the judge for today and she awarded Craig 3rd in Puppy Dog and Ellie 1st in Post Graduate. Excellent show in an excellent venue

Leave a comment

Some sad news………………


Received this very sad news on 20th May but had taken me all this time to post it – every time I read it, it brings tears to my eyes……………. Becky was the last remaining sibling of Larry (Sh Ch Manchela Blue Lagoon JW) who turned 14 in February 

“Hi Mike

Just wanted to let you know the sad news that we had to let Becky (Manchela Candlelight) go on Sunday.
Her dementia had got to the point where she was quite stressed, she had recently suffered pancreatitis and was struggling too with her gums/teeth.  
All the boys got chance to come and say goodbye and at the end Matthew took her & Jamie (our youngest) held her. It is a comfort that her cuddle will be the last thing she remembers.
She was a beautiful dog & a wonderful friend and we will all miss her.
I have a attached our favourite photo of her & a poem I wrote especially for her. 
Take care
Clare Robinson”
Manchela Candlelight - Becky Robinson

Manchela Candlelight – Becky Robinson

Be Brave Our Little Angel


For Becky written with much love by her Mummy


Be brave our little Angel we’re sending you away

It’s done with love & heavy heart, we wish that you could stay.

You came to us and brought such joy, you watched our family grow

But now it’s time, the day has come, we have to let you go.


Be brave our little Angel our loss is Heavens gain

Sleep now Bex and through our tears we’ll take away your pain

We’ll live our lives and smile again although we are apart

Until the day we meet again we’ll keep you in our hearts


At last she sleeps, an Angel came and carried her safe & sound

Take our love and keep it safe, in heaven where you’re bound

God blessed us with you, precious gift, but only as a loan

At peace our little Angel you’re finally going home.



Leave a comment

News from Norway

Some show news from Norway again:
Samuel went BOS yesterday at an All Breed National Dogshow,  Oppdal 😉 His son, only 9 month, “Micky”( Hotsteps Lawrence Of Arabia) became 3. best of males with CC. Another Samuel-son “Pettikotts Ambling I” became of males with RCC.
Proud of his offsprings and they look very nice 😉
Pictures of BOB and BOS and “Mickey”.
Samuel - BOS

Samuel – BOS

Hotsteps Lawrence of Arabia - 9 months

Leave a comment

Three Counties Championship Show

Amazing day today, having only just got there in time…………Craig won 1st in a good quality Puppy Dog class and BPD, Ellie won 1st in Post Graduate bitch ahead of some very nice bitches. Nice to collect Willow after her holiday in Derbyshire

Three Counties 2014

Three Counties 2014

Leave a comment

Judging at Finland’s Spaniel Club

I was delighted to be invited to judge in Finland again – last time was 11 years ago – weather was great, the entry was lovely in number and in quality and the exhibitors were very sporting. I was very touched to learn that the bitch that I awarded her first cc 11 years ago and my co judge Mrs Linda Robison agreed for her to be BIS came under me again today at the grand age of 13 and won 2nd in a very nice Veteran bitch class (see judging page) for main winners

Leave a comment