News and Events

Shot over day – 28 October 2019

Field Trial Secretary Club Events, Events, Field Events, News and Events 22nd September 2019

Shot over day for gundogs – 28 October 2019.

Note there will be no trainer for this day so handlers should have experience handling dogs.

Venue: near Corwen, North Wales.

Meeting time: 8:30am for 9.00am start (directions to attendees via email)

Cost: See Application Form (£70 member, £80 non-member)

See Application Form below for full details.

Download Application Form: Shoot Over Day Application Form (28 Oct 2019)

Shot over day with Huw Kirby – 15 November 2019

Field Trial Secretary Club Events, Events, Field Events, News and Events 22nd September 2019

Shot over day with Huw Kirby – 15 November 2019

Shot over day for novice dogs.

Venue: Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales.

Meeting time: 8:45am for a 9:00am start

Cost: See Application Form

Please bring your own refreshments.

See Application Form for full details.

Download Application Form: Shot over day with Huw Kirby

Show Gundog Working Certificate Day 2019

Field Trial Secretary Club Events, Events, Field Events, Field Trials, News and Events 6th September 2019

Venue: Wispington, Lincolnshire, by kind permission of Mr. S.R.C. Major.
Date: Friday, 4th October 2019
Judges: Mr. P. Bakewell (2568), Mr. J. Holmes (2734)
Entries Close: Online – Wednesday, 18th September 2019 (see fossedata.co.uk​). See Standing Instructions for details re paper entries.
ScheduleField Trial Schedule 2019/20 (opens pdf)

All entries processed via Fosse Data (see fossedata.co.uk). For more information please contact Field Trial Secretary on 07870655904 or ftsec.bcgb@gmail.com

Standing InstructionsStanding Instructions (opens pdf)

 

BREED APPRECIATION DAY & MULTIPLE CHOICE EXAM for Brittany

mykp BCGB Training Days, Events, News and Events 28th July 2019

BREED APPRECIATION DAY & MULTIPLE CHOICE EXAM for Brittany

DATE: SATURDAY 2nd NOVEMBER 2019

VENUE: LITLINGTON VILLAGE HALL, MEETING LANE, ROYSTON, CAMBS, SG8 0QF
Map can be found here

SPEAKER: KATHY GORMAN

The Breed Appreciation Day (BAD) is open to all those who wish to gain a better understanding of the Brittany. The BAD is a mandatory requirement for all judges wishing to progress from Level 1 to Level 2 on the Judges Competency Framework (JCF). The Kennel Club has stated that “from 2020 all judges will need to be registered on at least JCF Level 1 in order to undertake any judging appointments”.

ITINERARY FOR THE DAY

9.30am Registration with Tea/Coffee on arrival
10.00am Brief talk on the History of the Breed, followed by the Breed Standard
12.00am Lunch
1.00pm Opportunity for informal hands-on of dogs, and watching dogs move
1.45pm Comfort break
2pm Multiple Choice Exam (MCE)

Anyone is welcome to attend the BAD but only those that have undertaken the following Kennel Club Educational Seminars, and passed are eligible to take the MCE.
• Rules & Regulations of a Dog Show Judge
• Points of the Dog Assessment
• Confirmation & Movement Seminar
• Completed 6 days Stewarding

COST

£15.00 Breed Appreciation Day, Lunch and opportunity for Hands-On.
£25.00 as above but also to include Multiple Choice Exam (MCE).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION or TO BOOK YOUR PLACE PLEASE CONTACT:

Name: Jenna Cocking (Breed Education Co-ordinator)
Email: bec@brittanyclub.co.uk

Le Weekend Show Results, Working Report and Scurry Results

After Le Weekend on Saturday 13th, Sunday 14th July 2019 at Riseholme Agricultural College the Brittany Club of Great Britain would like to thank all those who attended and made it a great weekend.

Below are the Show Results, working results and Scurry results, along with photos of the weekends events.

Championship Show Results

 

 

 

BRITTANTY
CLUB OF GREAT BRITAIN

CHAMPIONSHIP
SHOW

SATURDAY
13th JULY 2019

JUDGE:
MRS JANETTE YARROW (BONAPARTIST)

 

 

BIS

Tillybirloch Mystique

Mr A & Mrs S Coveney

RBIS

Challowmoon Noah

Mrs D M Mooney

BPIS

Rochus Ottilie (AI)

Mrs K Southorn

RBPIS

Rochus Olive (AI)

Mr J & Mrs B A Anderson

BVIS

Sh Ch Coxellot Chicita at Jassendue

Ms S Gudgin

DCC

Challowmoon Noah

Mrs D M Mooney

RDCC

Sanbosier Naos at Laurremar

Mr M & Mrs L Poole

BCC

Tillybirloch Mystique

Mr A & Mrs S Coveney

RBCC

Tournesol Iota at Bryantscroft

Mr M T & Mrs A L Lockie & Mr S
R C Major

 

 

 

CLASS 1 MINOR PUPPY DOG/BITCH
– Entries: 2 / Abs: 1

1st

Rochus Olwen

Mr J & Mrs B A Anderson

CLASS 2 PUPPY DOG – Entries: 0 /
Abs: 0

CLASS 3 JUNIOR DOG – Entries: 4 /
Abs: 0

1st

Highclare Only One Avec Tailliside
(AI)

Miss F Cook

2nd

Tillybirloch Otto

Mr N D & Mr A Hayes & Wilson

3rd

Tarward Olmo

Mr M Davis

4th

Jassendue Oreo

Mr B & Mrs C Rodger

CLASS 4 NOVICE DOG – Entries: 3 /
Abs: 0

1st

Tillybirloch Otto

Mr N D & Mr A Hayes & Wilson

2nd

Rochus Nico

Mrs J & Mr N Purawal

3rd

Tarward Olmo

Mr M Davis

CLASS 5 POST GRADUATE DOG –
Entries: 4 / Abs: 1

1st

Challowmoon Noah

Mrs D M Mooney

2nd

Sanbosier Naos at Laurremar

Mr M & Mrs L Poole

3rd

Sanbosier Nevis

Mr N D & Mr A Hayes & Wilson

CLASS 6 LIMIT DOG – Entries: 3 /
Abs: 1

1st

Patouche Lambert

Mr M & Mrs A Samardzija

2nd

Schioholm’s Dago (IMP DNK)

Miss S Axtell

CLASS 7 OPEN DOG – Entries: 3 /
Abs: 0

1st

Sh Ch Tillybirloch Jem

Mr A & Mrs S Coveney

2nd

Sh Ch Rochus Moet

Mr J & Mrs B A Anderson

3rd

Hawkwise Land
Agent

Mr S Wright

CLASS 8 SPECIAL OPEN ORANGE/WHITE
DOG – Entries: 1 / Abs: 0

1st

Tarward Olmo

Mr M Davis

CLASS 9 OPEN ANY OTHER COLOUR
EXCEPT ORANGE/WHITE DOG – Entries: 3 / Abs: 0

1st

Rochus Noble

Mr J & Mrs B A Anderson

2nd

Jassendue Inspiration at Sanbosier

Mr & Mrs M Stevens

CLASS 10 VETERAN DOG – Entries: 2 /
Abs: 1

1st

Tournesol Ferdinand at Bryantscroft

Mr M T & Mrs A L Lockie & Mr S
R C Major

CLASS 11 SPECIAL WORKING DOG –
Entries: 1 / Abs: 0

1st

Jassendue Manet’s Medley Am Cetgueli

Ms S Finch

2nd

Rochus Marvin

Mr J & Mrs B A Anderson

CLASS 12 FIELD TRIAL DOG – Entries:
0 / Abs: 0

 

CLASS 13 PUPPY BITCH –
Entries: 4 / Abs: 1

1st

Rochus Ottilie (AI)

Mrs K Southorn

2nd

Rochus Olive (AI)  

Mr J & Mrs B A Anderson

3rd

Rochus Olwen

Mrs J & Mrs A Booth

CLASS 14 JUNIOR BITCH –
Entries: 2 / Abs: 0

1st

Highclare Oos the Daddy

Miss Tully

2nd

Opium Du Canal Del Lunel (IMP FR)

Mrs L I Cottrell

CLASS 15 NOVICE BITCH –
Entries: 3 / Abs: 0

1st

Rochus Nelke

Mrs K Southorn

2nd

Patouche Josie Avec Reethdale

Mr T Lewis

3rd

Tarward Lara

Mr R Davis

CLASS 16 POST GRADUATE
BITCH – Entries: 1 / Abs: 0

1st

Sanbosier Naia

Mr P & Mrs E Skeet

2nd

Challowmoon Naya

Mr A & Mrs S Coveney

CLASS 17 LIMIT BITCH –
Entries: 4 / Abs: 0

1st

Pixbrook Joyrider at Sanbosier

Mr & Mrs M Stevens

2nd

Jassendue High Society

Ms S Gudgin

3rd

Rochus Juliet

Mrs K Southorn

4th

Tournesol Infinity at Bryantscroft

Mr M T & Mrs A L Lockie & Mr S
R C Major

CLASS 18 OPEN BITCH –
Entries: 3 / Abs: 0

1st

Tillybirloch Mistique

Mr A & Mrs S Coveney

2nd

Tournesol Iota at Bryantscroft

Mr M T & Mrs A L Lockie & Mr S
R C Major

3rd

Rochus Juliet

Mrs K Southorn

CLASS 19 SPECIAL OPEN
ORANGE/WHITE BITCH – Entries: 1 / Abs: 0

1st

Tarward Lara

Mr R Davis

CLASS 20 SPECIAL OPEN
ANY OTHER COLOUR EXCEPT ORANGE/WHITE BITCH – Entries: 2 / Abs: 0

1st

NL CH Patouche Lyra for Callmillard

Miss S Axtell

2nd

Neuvelle Nariska at Jassendue

Ms S Gudgin

CLASS 21 VETERAN BITCH
– Entries: 2 / Abs: 1

1st

Sh Ch Coxellot Chicita at Jassendue

Ms S Gudgin

CLASS 22 SPECIAL
WORKING BITCH – Entries: 1 / Abs: 0

1st

Rochus Lottie

Mr B C & Mrs D G Davies

CLASS 23 FIELD TRIAL
BITCH – Entries: 1 / Abs: 0

1st

Tournesol Indulgence

Mr J G Cottrell

2nd

Lilymoorland Gypsy

Mrs L I Cottrell

CLASS 24 BRACE
DOG/BITCH – Entries: 3 / Abs: 2

1st

 

Mr A & Mrs S Coveney

2019 Working Report

by Steve Wright

The working day of Le Weekend 2019 was very well-supported, with an excellent total of 34 dogs participating in the various activities of which 26 dogs contested the Teste d’Aptitudes Naturels (TAN). This was a very good turn-out and we were lucky to have good weather conditions throughout the day, despite one short sharp shower. Most people went home with a diploma and perhaps a rosette and a trophy – and hopefully the determination to do even more next year.

As always the TAN was the centrepiece and it is important that this remains recognised as a meaningful way of assessing young stock, some of which will never appear at trials, working tests or in the field. It enables us to identify those kennels which consistently produce dogs with working potential – helping to retain the breed’s dual-purpose nature. The majority of dogs running were first-timers – puppies or yearlings taking part for the first time. Some were very impressive indeed.

To speed up the event the dogs were initially run in 2 heats on adjoining areas of land, judged respectively by John Anderson and myself. To the credit of dogs and handlers no dogs left their own ‘beat’ through being distracted by their neighbour, which had been a possible cause for concern. Each ‘beat’ had two cages of quail secreted in cover. The ground was gently sloping, parkland pasture dotted with mature trees and light undergrowth – with the wind coming directly up the slope from where spectators watched by the lakeside. Participants started from the top and worked down into the breeze.

Although the TAN is an assessment of ability it is also a training exercise for inexperienced dogs and handlers. Handlers were coached by the judges in using the wind effectively, covering their ground thoroughly and reading their dogs’ reactions to scent. Those dogs that showed a will to hunt, used the wind and acknowledged the presence of game were later awarded a diploma of aptitude. After lunch both judges put forward their two best runners to contest the Stan Smith Trophy. This time the dogs were each run over whichever ‘beat’ they had not worked before.

TAN results:

  1. Mandy Boaz’s orange & white bitch Jassendue Orsha. This little bitch worked stylishly across the wind, remaining responsive to her handler and found both cages of quail on her beat. She pointed both but was not steady on the second cage – coming away before being asked. With experience she will make a super little worker and has great potential.
  2. Anthony Booth’s white and orange bitch Rochus Olwen. The most stylish of our runners, working with dash and enthusiasm but not losing contact with her handler. She pointed her first cage of quail really clearly and solidly but, despite showing interest where the second cage was, failed to locate it successfully. She is Anthony’s first Brittany and they have a great future ahead of them.
  3. Rachel Hammond’s tricolour bitch Nellcote de Riviere Dureau. Lacked the drive of the first two but worked carefully and produced the best point of the day. Again missed her second cage of birds. A very biddable girl and could do well as she gains confidence and understands better what she is looking for.
  4. Debbie Mooney’s orange & white bitch Sh Ch Rochus Jorja at Challowmoon. A well-known bitch enjoying her outing. Very steady and biddable. Did not range out as fully as the youngsters but would make a very pleasant companion to shoot over.

Diplomas were also awarded to: Barbara Anderson’s Rochus Lottie, Mandy Boaz’s Jassendue Liana, Jenna Cocking & Pete Barnaby’s Bonapartiste Odette at Ruskinme, Fiona Cook’s Highclare Only One Avec Tailliside, Gay Davies’ Rochus Lottie, Danny Kay’s Freyas Spirit of Adventure, S Green’s rescue dog Ned, Rachel Hammond’s Denandmeg Natagura, Nick Hayes & Alex Wislon’s Sanboisier Nevis & Tillybirloch Otto, Mel Head’s Kentixen Moonbeam Echo, G Mogridge’s Orson de Chez Morris, Lesley Poole’s Sanboisier Naos at Laurremar & Sh Ch Bonapartiste Gourrege, Jenny Purawal’s Rochus Nico, Brian & Claire Rodgers’ Jassendue Oreo, Pip Skeet’s Sanboisier Naia, H Stamp’s Rochus Oceana, Lindsay & Mick Stevens’ Pixbrook Joyrider at Sanboisier..

Well done to all who achieved their TAN. So many combinations were new handlers with young dogs, and they did extremely well. Hopefully this will encourage them to continue to develop their dogs’ working skills so that they can become useful companions in the shooting or hawking field, or to take part in the various levels of competition available throughout the UK. The Brittany Club can help by putting you in touch with gundog societies throughout the UK, most of which have HPR specialist classes. Also just keep in touch with our Regional Organisers to make contact with other like-minded Brittany owners.

Deep water retrieve (REEP) is another basic qualification of a working Brittany. Even for a pet it is a pleasure to have a dog that will enjoy swimming. The lake at Riseholme offers a confidence-inspiring, shallow entry point, and is ideal for introducing young dogs to water. The numbers of geese on the lake does mean that there was a considerable amount of droppings along the bank. Participants were advised of the possibility of bio-hazards resulting from this, e.g. campylobacter, which might affect the dog’s stomach, so taking part was optional. Anyone whose dog experienced such problems should inform the secretary so that we can take this into account in future events.

Scurry: This is very much a fun event and was again run by Mike Porter. Dogs are asked to retrieve a thrown dummy, over a set distance, against the clock. Winner, and receiving a perpetual trophy, was Pip Skeet with Sanboisier Naia in a time of 6.79 seconds!

Carolyn Perks created a lot of interest with a demonstration of CaniX (cani-cross) with her dog Jassendue High Lander. This is an increasingly popular sport, and one which seems very suited to our breed. Dog and owner are ‘joined’ together with a bungee rope/leash attached to a padded belt around the owner’s waist and a padded harness on the dog. It is a wonderful way of exercising yourself and a pet in places where there are few opportunities to give your Brittany the freedom it craves. It does develop a responsiveness and understanding as well as keeping your pet fit. There are all sorts of levels of competitions over different courses and distances – and for different levels of owner fitness.

Visit www.canix.co.uk.

There was also an obedience/behavioural session towards the end of the day. The fact that two of those taking part had rescue dogs does highlight the increasing need to provide support for these imported dogs, which arrive here without much background and with a lot of ‘baggage’. Every single owner volunteered their main problem was with recall. It should be borne in mind that recall is only needed where you have not managed to make being with you sufficiently interesting. For some dogs, with an abusive background, the most urgent need is to promote trust and love. But engaging in Brittany-friendly activities with them, while free-running, is most useful. Retrieving is an excellent, and enjoyable way of burning off surplus energy and provides a positive reason for the dog coming back, instead of recall meaning just an end to its liberty.

Apologies! We owe you our apologies for failing to provide all of the activities we promised. The first reason for this was that we were without several of our usual instructors, some of whom also supply the equipment we use. This means we did not run the Novice and Advanced Retrieve competitions, nor the promised sessions in basic retrieving or agility. It was not any sinister dissatisfaction that had caused this but a lot of individual commitments coinciding. However it did highlight just how dependent we are on volunteers and, most worryingly, how few experienced and/or knowledgeable people we rely on. If you have been helped by the coaching we have given you it would be brilliant if you would step up to the mark and offer your help next year. Just stewarding or assisting by dummy throwing gives you access to a lot of knowledge.

The positive side of this was that everybody could start off for home fairly early. With the working day being on the Sunday there was less demand for extra events to fill up time before the evening meal. Perhaps we should look at inserting something on the Saturday in future. However we did offer ringcraft training with Gill Tully in the afternoon while Kathy Gorman took some trainee judges through the Points of the Dog element of their training. Thanks to both these ladies.

Finally I would like to pass on my personal thanks to all those who did help. John Anderson for sharing the TAN judging and his knowledge. Ruth Holt who kept a record of who was entered for what and made sure you were all ready with your dogs when it was your turn. Caroline Perks for her help with CaniX, and also helping, with Richard Perks and Sarah Finch, to keep the water retrieve going. Mike Porter for running the Scurry (yet again) and generally being a support and fount of common sense. Nurindar Pruawal and Joan Sheldon also worked tirelessly as the Press Corps and we will all enjoy seeing their many excellent photos of the day when these are posted on Facebook and the Club website. Most importantly thanks to all of you for entering and just bringing your Britts for the day.

Steve Wright

photos by Caroline Perks

photos by Lindsey Stevens

Reprint of the Brittany Club Breed Pictorial Record

mykp News and Events 22nd July 2019

There will be a reprint of the Brittany Club Breed Pictorial Record at a cost of £10. There will be a charge at cost if posted out, if you would like a copy please contact Anne Massie on ardm.brittany@gmail.com.

This is an A4 book containing many photos of Brittanys along with their pedigrees, breeders details etc from when the breed came into the UK in the early 1980s. It also contains some articles about the breed, and is a volume of the history of the breed in the UK.


We shall be adding a supplement this year to the breed pictorial record, so photos and text are invited for any dogs not in the original book, or which require to be changed from the original copy.

It is not necessary to provide the pedigree as the Club holds all registered Brittany pedigrees on our database, but please only include names and addresses that you wish to be printed.

Please send photos, text or to ask any questions please contact via ardm.brittany@gmail.com by Wednesday 14th August 2019 (final closing date).

Brittanys do not need to be KC registered, please note this is not just for show dogs but for ALL Brittanys.

Please see example below.

Anne Massie

Le Weekend 2019 – Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th July 2019

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LE WEEKEND (Documents below)

BRITTANY CLUB OF GREAT BRITAIN

‘Le Weekend’

Saturday 13th, Sunday 14th July 2019

At

RISEHOLME AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE,
RISEHOLME, LINCOLN, LN2 2LG

photo by permission of Lindsey Stevens

For those that don’t know, Le Weekend is the club’s annual get together where members from all over the UK gather to take part in the working and activity day and the championship show. The weekend is friendly and informal. You can attend either (or both) days and join in and take part in as much or as little as you want to. There are trophies and prizes up for grabs on both days and the chance to meet other like-minded Brittany enthusiasts.

Dogs do not have to be KC registered to take part in the activity day competitions and events – in fact they don’t have to be Brittanys – other HPR breeds owned by members are welcome to take part in Le Weekend activity day.

If you were at Le Weekend last year, we hope to welcome you back. If you have not attended before, why not make this year the first time.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Documents can be downloaded by clicking below


Accommodation

On-site accommodation is available There are single rooms only and these are priced at £37.50 per person. Rooms are on two levels and have easy access to toilets and showers. There is also a well-equipped kitchen where guests can prepare their own drinks or snacks. Accommodation is available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Please book in plenty of time using the enclosed booking form. Our dogs are also welcome but must be kept under control. No dogs are permitted in rooms. Bedding and towels will be provided.

Unfortunately there is no space for caravans or motor homes, but there are several sites fairly close by. Please make own bookings:

CAMC Sites:
> Westgate House CL – Grass EHU, £14 pr nt.
> Beechcroft CL – Grass EHU.
> Lakeside Touring Caravan Park, Thorney, Newark, has a dog exercise field, £23 pr nt, £1 pr nt per dog.
>
Other sites:
> Langdale Lakes Caravan Park, dog walk on site, £25pr nt (max 2 dogs).
> Carriers Farm, dog walk on site, grass EHU, £15 pr nt.
>
> There are numerous other places in the area but these are ones that confirmed (at the time) that they had vacancies and would accept dogs and are relatively close to Riseholme (Thorney is a bit further but the availability of dog exercise area may make up for this).
>

New for 2019!

This year we will have a marquee on site at Riseholme that will be the central point of the weekend. It will provide an information point during the weekend, the location for our Championship Show on Saturday 13th July, the meeting point for other activities during the weekend and will be the venue for our Saturday evening Hog Roast.

CATERING

Another first for 2019 will be our Hog Roast on the Saturday evening. This will be held in the Marquee. The cost will be £25 per person including desert and must be booked in advance. No drinks are included, so please bring along your own drinks. The menu for the Hog Roast is attached.

We hope many members will wish to attend this special evening to make the whole weekend an “all round enjoyable” event in the Brittany Club Calendar.

The cafeteria at Riseholme provides snacks and full meals at very reasonable prices and will be open during the weekend at the following times:

Friday Evening Meal 5.00 – 7.00pm
Saturday Breakfast 8.00 – 10.00am
Saturday Lunch 12.00-2.00pm
Sunday Breakfast 8.00- 10.00am
Sunday Lunch 12.00- 2.00pm

All meals purchased at the cafeteria are payable on site

There will be no Bar facilities but we can bring our own drinks.

WORKING AND ACTIVITIES DAY

Sunday 14th July 2019 9.30 am
Meet in the Marquee for information on all the day’s events and for introductions and instructions for the day. Each participant will receive a timetable and map of the area on registration – enlarged copies of these will also be at strategic points.

NATURAL APTITUDE ASSESSMENT (TAN Test des Aptitudes Naturels)

Your dog (6 months +) needs no previous training and is assessed on its natural ability in Hunting and Pointing, and on its response to its handler. It takes place in a secure field where caged birds have been hidden. The Judge wants to see it hunt the area thoroughly, use the wind instinctively and its reaction to finding game. It is a relaxed and informal assessment of your dog’s working potential.

Dogs who have not previously passed their TAN will receive a certificate of attendance and a critique. Those gaining a pass, in the assessor’s opinion, will receive a Diploma of Merit. The Stan Smith Memorial Trophy will be awarded for Best TAN participant on the day. NB Former winners are excluded from competing.


HUNTING

An afternoon training session is designed to help you to understand use of the wind and more about teaching your dog how to quarter ground thoroughly, etc.


REEP

Deep water retrieve Dogs are asked to retrieve a canvas dummy from water requiring them to swim. Achieving this earns your dog a Diploma of Merit. More experienced dogs can try a higher degree of difficulty, where the dog is sent across a wider expanse of water for an unseen dummy. Bring dog (and human) towels.


RETRIEVING

This is the third element of the HPR’s skills. Introductory training sessions will be held throughout the morning – dogs can retrieve favourite toys or canvas dummies. In the afternoon there will be two competitions, for Novice and Advanced dogs, where different types of retrieves are attempted – of increasing complexity. You will see exercises to teach your dog in preparation for next year’s Le Weekend!

A dog that retrieves can be exercised in a relatively small area, so it is a boon to urban owners without access to open countryside.


CANI-X

A relatively new sport where owners and dogs compete as a team – running trails over differing distances according to your ambition and fitness! Dogs wear a harness and are attached to you by a bungee line fastened to your belt. This is a safe and enjoyable way of exercising and building a good rapport with your dog. Advice will be available on the day.


AGILITY

An excellent outlet for energy and high intensity exercise that encourages responsiveness. A selection of jumps, tunnels, etc. will be available for practice throughout the day, with experienced handlers on hand to coach you and your dog. Ask them about this popular sport.


OBEDIENCE

Sessions in both morning and afternoon will deal with behavioural problems, basic obedience, and your relationship with your Brittany. Experienced Canine Behaviourists will be on hand to help with individual problems.

Covers heelwork, recall and staying, etc. Advice on developing a deeper interest through Kennel Club Good Citizen Scheme and Obedience Clubs


TIMED STAY

Competition with trophy for longest stay.


SPRINT

Over about 50 yards to find quickest dog with trophy for fastest.


SHOW HANDLING

Demonstrations on show presentation, grooming and handling


KC POINTS OF THE DOG ASSESSMENT

For intending judges, Points of the Dog Seminar and Assessment with Kennel Club accredited Trainer, Kathy Gorman


CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW

Saturday 13th July 2019 10.30 a.m.
Main Judge: Janette Yarrow (BONAPARTIST)

As a child I grew up with dogs at home and I began showing in 1969 after my parents bought me an Irish Setter. Whilst still at school I started working for a well known Irish and English Setter kennel which carried the Margretwoods and Renmark affixes and was taught all aspects of the show dog.

It was during this time I met my future husband Paul who was then also showing English Setters. We took a step back from the show world whilst raising our family but when rekindling our interest in showing it was the Brittany that had caught our eye. After initial research, viewing from the ringside and visiting kennels we purchased our first Brittany in 1997 and the Bonapartist kennel was founded shortly after.

To date we have owned a total of fourteen Brittanys that have lived indoors with us. Sadly, some of the oldies are no longer with us but the line continues with our current five month old puppy. I have bred six litters which have produced a number of show champions which I am extremely proud of.

I am so looking forward to this special day and feel honoured to have been elected to judge.

Memorial Classes Judge: Jean Byrne (ENRYB)
The ENRYB affix was registered in 1979 when I first got involved with Gundogs and began showing Irish Setters which I did with some success.

In 1990 I moved into the HPR breeds with Weimaraners and in 2014 acquired my first Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla. I currently show and compete in working events with both my Weimaraners and HWVs.

I began my judging career in 1989 and have continued to judge all gundog breeds at Open show level including the group and BIS on numerous occasions. I currently award CCs in seven gundog breeds :- GWP, GSP, Weimaraner, Irish Setter, Hungarian Vizsla, Pointer and HWV. I have bred numerous Weimaraner Show Champions and in addition have trialled two to Full Champion status.

I actively show my dogs all year round, attending most Championship shows and work them on local shoots throughout the shooting season. I am looking forward to judging the stakes at the Brittany breed club Championship show.

The show will be held in the Marquee this year and will provide shelter and cover whatever weather we experience on the day

Entries are now available via Fosse Date for the Championship Show on Saturday 13th July 2019.
www.fossedata.co.uk/show_schedules/schedule.aspx?id=BRIT_JUL_19&fbclid=IwAR38JAXG3wHvt_iWCSbVxXeJf48sdYcLz1Srn-n4yVCvDBOaRjKxCy5XzU


For those who would like a schedule posting, please email: clubsecretary@brittanyclub.co.uk
General enquiries please contact: Jenna Cocking email: clubsecretary@brittanyclub.co.uk

Bookings for accommodation etc please contact: Lesley Poole Tel: 07866672723 or email: lesley.frearson@talk21.com

Please send completed forms to:
Lesley Poole
The Anchorage
81 Landermere road
Thorpe-le Soken
Essex CO16 0LW
Or email forms to: lesley.frearson@talk21.com

WE WOULD BE DELIGHTED TO RECEIVE ANY OFFERS OF HELP OR IDEAS FOR ACTIVITIES.
THERE WILL BE THE USUAL TOMBOLA (ALL DONATIONS WELCOME) AND CLUB SHOP WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT OUR WEEKEND


Summer 2019

Saturday night Hog Roast
Whole Roasted Free Range Pig

~ A Whole Roasted Pig Roasted Slowly Over Flames. Carved And Served By Our Professional Hog Roast Chefs. Served With Freshly Made Apple Sauce, Home Made Sage And Onion
Stuffing And Professionally Presented Crackling ~

A Selection of Bread Rolls and Wraps (Gluten Free Rolls on Request)

Freshly Made Vegetarian Option

~ Grilled Vegetable And Haloumi Skewers, Served with Pitta Breads and a Tzatziki Dip ~

with

Freshly Made Salads:

Seasonal Mixed Salad

~ A Mixture of Freshly Sourced Spring Leaves. With Spring Onions, Sliced Peppers, Cherry Tomatoes and Sliced Cucumber. Hand-Dressed by Our Chefs ~

Home Made Gourmet Coleslaw
~ The Perfect Accompaniment. Combining Texture, Colour And A Zesty Depth Of Flavour.
Made Freshly on Site From Scratch By Our Chefs ~

Chefʹs Own Pasta Salad
~ A Freshly Made Pasta Dish With Mixed Roasted Vegetables. Seasoned With Black Pepper To Provide An Excellent Side Dish ~

Roasted Baby New Potatoes
~ Roasted Until Golden. Prepared With Fresh Rosemary And Garlic

Desserts (to be confirmed)
If anyone has any special dietary requirements please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate

Open Field Trial 2019

Field Trial Secretary Past Events 5th July 2019

Venue: Killiechonate, Inverness-shire by kind permission of Jahama Highland Estates.
Date: Thursday, 15th August 2019
Judges: Mr. P. Howard (2172), Mr. R. Chellumbrun (3493)
Entries Close: Online – Saturday, 27 July 2019 (see fossedata.co.uk​). See Standing Instructions for details re paper entries.
ScheduleField Trial Schedule 2019/20 (opens pdf)

All entries processed via Fosse Data (see fossedata.co.uk). For more information please contact Field Trial Secretary on 07870655904 or ftsec.bcgb@gmail.com

Standing InstructionsStanding Instructions (opens pdf)

 

Novice Field Trial 2019

Field Trial Secretary Club Events, Events, Field Events, Field Trials, News and Events 5th July 2019

Venue: Emblehope Estate, Northumberland, by kind permission of the Kennel Club.
Date: Saturday, 26th October 2019
Judges: Ms. J. Robertson (2798), Mr. G. Saint (NP)
Entries Close: Online – Wednesday, 9th October 2019 (fossedata.co.uk​). See Standing Instructions for details re paper entries.

ScheduleField Trial Schedule 2019/20 (opens pdf)

All entries processed via Fosse Data (see fossedata.co.uk). For more information please contact Field Trial Secretary on 07870655904 or ftsec.bcgb@gmail.com

Standing Instructions: Standing Instructions (opens pdf).

All Age Field Trial 2019

Field Trial Secretary Club Events, Events, Field Events, Field Trials, News and Events 5th July 2019

Venue: Radbourne, Derbyshire, by kind permission of Mr. N. Cooper and the Radbourne Shoot.
Date: Monday, 2nd December 2019
Judges: Mr. M. Firmin (2788), Mr. J. Hudson (NP)
Entries Close: Online – Thursday 14th November 2019 (fossedata.co.uk​). See Standing Instructions for details re paper entries.
ScheduleField Trial Schedule 2019/20 (opens pdf)

All entries processed via Fosse Data (see fossedata.co.uk). For more information please contact Field Trial Secretary on 07870655904 or ftsec.bcgb@gmail.com

Standing Instructions: Standing Instructions (opens pdf).