News and Events

Brittany Club of Great Britain (Western Region) – Sunday 24th June 2018

Training Day to be held at the Gamegoer Gundog Kennels, Heathfield Lodge, Bletchingdon, Oxford, OX5 3DU (by kind permission of Graham & Karen Watkin)

 Commencing 10.00 to 16.30 approx. Fee £10 for members, £12 non-members.



10.00 Introduction

10.15 – 12.30 General Disobedience – Beginners – Steve Wright, Novices – Norma Ansell, (Maurice Cook assisting ‘special needs’)

Covering the principles of obedience – creating willingness and respect, improving response, the dog’s understanding of your commands, developing handling skills. Training in basic heelwork, stays and recall. Advice available on behavioural problems.

There are farm animals on site to test your dog’s steadiness with these.

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 15.00 TAN preparation (for the Test d’Aptitudes Naturels) at the Brittany Club’s Le Weekend in July. This is the Club’s entry event into any sort of fieldwork with Brittanys and is open to any dog that has not previously won the event. Involves finding caged game in rough grassland and does not require any prior training.

15.00 -16.30 General fieldwork – Steve Wright, Maurice Cook

Hunting for game. How to develop a quartering pattern. A secure rabbit pen is available.

Retrieve. Training the retrieve with dummies and cold game, from puppies onwards. Split retrieves, memory retrieves, etc.

Water. The venue has an extensive and inviting lake.

Steadiness. Nipping problems in the bud. Introduction to gunshot.

13.30 -16.00 Agility & Canicross – Norma Ansell & any volunteer who knows about canicross!

Introducing agility to young dogs and developing response. Coaching for those who are already on their way.

This is an opportunity to find out about competitive sports that are very suitable for the pet Brittany and offer good outlets for their energy.

These will take place at the same time as the Fieldwork and we envisage you moving from one to the other as you wish.

16.00 – 16.30 End of day

Questions and answers. Feedback of future needs.



Please bring everything you need with you, i.e. dog/s, lead & collar, dummy/ies, whistle, waders/wellies, towels, water & drinking bowl. Also bring your own food with extra to share. There is a barbecue on site if anyone wants to cook their own!


Other HPR breeds are very welcome.



Take the B4027 turn off the A34, 1 mile south of the M40 Junction 9. Head towards Bletchingdon for 100 yds, then turn right to Heathfield Lodge. BCGB signs will direct you from there.



Steve Wright has worked Brittanys with hawks for 30 years. He previously trained guide dogs for over 20 years, having competed in obedience prior to this. He has bred 8 generations of his Hawkwise Brittanys and became a Committee Member of the BCGB in 2006 before coming Chairman in 2014. Latterly he has been exploring the world of Field Trials. He works his dog on three local shoots each week and does both beating and “picking up”.


Maurice Cooke is a member of the Kennel Club General Committee and of its Crufts Sub Committee and is an ex member of the Activities Sub Committee and Working Trials Council having competed successfully in this sphere for many years. He, with his partner Norma, have owned and bred Brittanys for 18 years. Maurice is also working on local shoots and competing at Working Tests and Trials.


Norma Ansell is an experienced dog trainer & animal behaviourist, having competed and won Tickets in Obedience. Now concentrates on Working Trials and Agility. Her bitch “Hawkwise Bedouine over Gefni” was the highest graded Brittany ever to compete in the UK and is now the mother of the highest achieving Brittany in this sphere.





CONTACT STEVE WRIGHT ON 01789 772413 or email


Crufts 2018 Results

Crufts 2018, Best of Breed. Photo by Nirinder Purawal
mykp News and Events, Show Results 11th March 2018

Congratulations to Patricia and Alan Rush at Patouche and Jessica Frost on Patouche Milord’s first CC., and best of Breed.

Results are as below:

Best of Breed

Patouche Milord

Owner: Mrs P Rush

Best Puppy

Challowmoon Noah

Owner: Mrs D M Mooney

Dog Challenge Certificate

Patouche Milord

Owner: Mrs P Rush

Bitch Challenge Certificate

SH CH Highclare Hellraiser at Denandmeg

Owner: Mrs A & Mr ME Wilson

Reserve Dog Challenge Certificate

SH CH Bonapartist Grenadier

Owner: Mr P A & Mrs J A Yarrow

Reserve Bitch Challenge Certificate

Rochus Hi Pippa

Owner: Mr D B Anderton


Veteran – Dog
Entries: 4 Abs: 0
Puppy – Dog
Entries: 2 Abs: 0
Post Graduate – Dog
Entries: 4 Abs: 0
Limit – Dog
Entries: 3 Abs: 3
Open – Dog
Entries: 5 Abs: 2
Good Citizen Dog Scheme – Dog
Entries: 1 Abs: 0
Veteran – Bitch
Entries: 1 Abs: 0
Puppy – Bitch
Entries: 1 Abs: 0
Junior – Bitch
Entries: 1 Abs: 0
Post Graduate – Bitch
Entries: 2 Abs: 0
Limit – Bitch
Entries: 3 Abs: 0
Open – Bitch
Entries: 1 Abs: 0
Good Citizen Dog Scheme – Bitch
Entries: 1 Abs: 0

Results supplied by Fosse Data –

Image supplied by Nirinder Purawal

Get your Video on the Brittany Club Website

mykp News and Events 18th January 2018

Do you have videos of your Brittany’s at work or play?

Then why not send them to us here at the Brittany Club of Great Britain so we can continue to highlight this wonderful breed of dog.

To send your videos please make sure they are as high resolution as possible, preferably HD quality (1920×1080 pixels) and preferably Landscape format. The file format doesn’t matter as we can read most types of video file.

The easiest way to send videos is via the service who’s website allows you to upload large and multiple files u to 2 Gbytes in size. Once uploaded to the Wetransfer site an email is sent to us here at the Brittany club and we can then download the files to our computers, allowing us to edit these files into the showcase video. All you need to do is use the email address: and we’ll be notified when a new video is uploaded.

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You can also share videos via Dropbox, Google Drive or OneDrive.

Please don’t email videos as we can only receive files 10 Mbytes maximum.


Shot Over Day – 16th January 2018

mykp Club Events, Field Trials, News and Events 4th January 2018

Shot Over Day – 16th January 2018

If you are booked to attend the Shot Over Day on 16th January 2018 please contact John Anderson and make yourself know to him.

Sarah Finch who was organising the day on behalf of the club is unable to make it, so John has stepped in at the last minute to save the day.

The event on 16th January is fully booked.

You can contact John on

Brittany Club of Great Britain Open Show Results (special Classes) – 24th September 2017

mykp News and Events, Show Results 10th November 2017




24th September 2017

JUDGE: Mrs G Horrocks (Itchenwych)

Class SY : CH Brittyhill Sorrell Memorial: Special Yearling Dog or Bitch Entries: 5 Abs: 0
1st Tillybirloch Mistique Mr A & Mrs S Coveney
2nd Jassendue Manet’s Medley Ms S Finch
3rd Rochus Moet Mr J & Mrs B Anderson
RES Neuvelle Nariska at Jassendue Ms S Gudgin
VHC Denandmeg Mill Reef Mr M E & Mrs A Wilson
Class ST: Sandy Massie Memorial: Special Open BCGB TAN Dog or Bitch Entries.7 Abs: 1
1st Hawkwise Land Agent Mr S Wright
2nd Rochus Huxley Mr Barlow-Evans
3rd Rochus Lottie Mr B C & Mrs D G Davies
RES SH CH Tailliside Winter Berry Mr S W Potter & Miss F Cook
VHC Jassendue Liana Mrs M Boaz
Class SO: Peter Green Memorial: Special Open Dog or Bitch Entries: 8 Abs:3
1st SH CH Highclare Flaming Nora Miss G Tully
2nd Tillybirloch Jem Mr A & Mrs S Coveney
3rd Rochus Luna Mr Barlow-Evans
RES Rochus Juliet Mrs K Southern
VHC SH CH Bonapartist Grande Duchess Mr P A and Mrs J A Yarrow

Critique by Judge Gloria Horrocks

I was delighted to be asked to judge three special classes at the Brittany Club’s Open Show and would like to thank the Committee and Exhibitors for their warm welcome and for entrusting me with their lovely, lively breed. I have long admired these charming small gundogs and was not disappointed on close acquaintance.

Ch. Brittyhill Sorrel Memorial Special: Special Yearling dog or bitch. (5)
1. Coveney’s Tillybirloch Mistique: Typy youngster. Lovely head with moderate stop and good eye shape, eye colour in accordance with coat colour. Well-muscled with good bone whilst retaining feminity. Frisky when moving but I saw enough to give her the class.. 2. Finch’s Jassendue Manet’s Medley. Orange roan dog. Kind, enquiring expression, nice head with well-placed ears. Good depth to brisket. Well boned legs and very good feet. 3. Anderson’s Rochus Moet.

Sandy Massie Memorial Special Open BCGB Tan dog or Bitch (7:1 abs)
Very difficult decision in separating these two lovely boys.
1. Wright’s Hawkwise Land Agent, eventually had the edge, smaller than 2 but still masculine. Nicely balanced cobby body with strong topline kept on the move. In good coat and condition with some light feathering and the best of feet. Movement on both these boys was a pleasure to watch both moving briskly and carrying their heads proudly 2. Anderson’s Rochus Huxley, substantial dog, a little taller than 1 but in proportion. Nice head properties; well sprung ribcage and good depth of brisket. 3. Davies’ Rochus Lottie

Peter Green Memorial: Special Open dog or bitch (8:3 abs)
1. Tully’s Sh.Ch Highclare Flaming Nora. Classy b. Best of heads with sweet, intelligent expression. Lovely, well balanced cobby body, good topline and depth to well-rounded rib cage. In good, nicely marked coat, moved well. Altogether a very worthy winner. 2. Coveney’s Tillybirloch Jem. Lovely dog and I see from the catalogue that he has the same father as my yearling winner, dad obviously passing on type. Good forehand, nice shoulder placement, good bone and conformation. 3.Barlow-Evans’ Rochus Luna.

Gloria Horrocks

Brittany Club of Great Britain Open Show Results – 24th September 2017

mykp News and Events, Show Results 10th November 2017


24TH September 2017

JUDGE: Mrs I Glen (Wilholme)

BIS SH CH Rochus Folio Mr J & Mrs B A Anderson
RBIS SH CH Highclare Flaming Nora Miss G Tully
BPIS Neuvelle Nariska at Jassendue Ms S Gudgin
BVetIS SH CH Tailliside Winter Berry Mr S W Potter & Miss F Cook
BD SH CH Rochus Folio Mr J & Mrs B A Anderson
RBD Rochus Moet Mr J & Mrs B Anderson
BB SH CH Highclare Flaming Nora Miss G Tully
RBB Tillybirloch Mistique Mr A & Mrs S Coveney
Minor Puppy Dog/Bitch – Entries: 1 Abs: 0
1st Neuvelle Nariska at Jassendue Ms S Gudgin
Puppy Dog – Entries: 0 Abs:
Junior Dog – Entries: 1 Abs: 1
NOVICE DOG – Entries: 1 Abs: 0
1st Patouche Lambert Mr M & Mrs A Samardzija
POST GRADUATE DOG – Entries: 2 Abs: 0
1st Hawkwise Land Agent Mr S Wright
2nd Denandmeg Mill Reef Mr M E & Mrs A Wilson
LIMIT DOG – Entries: 1 Abs: 0
1st Rochus Moet Mr J & Mrs B Anderson
OPEN DOG – Entries: 3 Abs: 1
1st Rochus Huxley Mr Barlow-Evans
2nd Tillybirloch Jem Mr A & Mrs S Coveney
1st SH CH Rochus Folio Mr J & Mrs B A Anderson
VETERAN DOG – Entries: 2 Abs: 0
1st SH CH Tailliside Winter Berry Mr S W Potter & Miss F Cook
2nd SH CH Daraydala Beaumont Mrs A & Mr M E Wilson
SPECIAL WORKING DOG – Entries: 0 Abs: 0
PUPPY BITCH – Entries: 1 Abs: 0
1st Neuvelle Nariska at Jassendue Ms S Gudgin
JUNIOR BITCH – Entries: 1 Abs: 0
1st Tillybirloch Mistique Mr A & Mrs S Coveney
NOVICE BITCH – Entries: 0 Abs: 0
POST GRADUATE BITCH – Entries: 3 Abs: 0
1st Rochus Luna Mr Barlow-Evans
2nd Tillybirloch Jalo Mr A & Mrs S Coveney
3rd Jassendue Liana Mrs M Boaz


Critique by Judge Irene Glen

The Brittany Club of Great Britain
Market Harborough
24th September 2017

I would just like to thank the Officers and Committee for asking me to judge at their well-run Open  Show, I was honoured and delighted. Also a big thanks to the exhibitors for bringing their quality  dogs, I was spoilt for choice.

There was a lovely atmosphere around the ring and the weather was kind to us so it was great to be able to hold the show outside.

Minor Puppy Dog or Bitch
1st Gudgin’s Neuvelle Nariska at Jassendue.
What a quality young bitch, just loved her, with  everything just right for her age. Feminine Head with correct 3 to 2 proportions, a lovely dark eye  giving a soft expression. Short neck, well laid shoulders, lovely bone and substance for age with a  well-developed body. Good width of thigh and so sound on the move for her age. BPIS

Novice Dog
1st Samardzija’s Patouche Lambert
Balanced throughout, pleasing head with a typical outlook,  strong neck and good depth and substance. Short back and lovely width of thigh. Moved well.

Post Graduate Dog
1st Wright’s Hawkwise Land Agent.
Nicely put together with a good masculine head. Correct ear  set and kind eye and expression. Short neck, well laid shoulders and good depth of chest. Wellrounded quarters. Moved with ease.
2nd Wilson’s Denandmeg Mill Reef.
Pleasing type but not as mature as the winner. Well-made front assembly with plenty of heart room. Short back and well-rounded quarters. Sound but not as positive on the move as the winner.

Limit Dog
1st Anderson’s Rochus Moet.
Quality dog from every angle. Super balanced head with the correct 3  to 2 ratio. Lovely eye shape and ear set, short neck, excellent lay of shoulders that are set wide at  the point of shoulder. Short cobby body and a lovely spring of rib. Moderate bend of stifle with a  good width of thigh. Lovely steady mover and should worry the best when fully matured. RES BD.

Open Dog
1st Barlow-Evans Rochus Huxley.
Bigger size of dog but balanced throughout. Lovely head and  expression with a short neck and well laid shoulders. Lovely bone and substance with welldeveloped hindquarters. Moved with drive
2nd Tillybirloch Jem.
Nice type with a good eye and ear set. Lovely balanced body with good spring  of rib, correct bone and a moderate bend of stifle.

Special Open Orange/White Dog
1st Anderson’s Sh.Ch. Rochus Folio.
Just what I was looking for, loved his overall balance and  breed type. Masculine throughout but not coarse in any way. Best of heads with correct proportions  and well set ears. Lovely size, cobby appearance and he is so clean over the neck and shoulders with correct width at point of shoulder. Excellent front assembly, best of feet, lovely depth, Correct top line and tail set. Moderate bend of stifle with well-rounded quarters. Moved with such reach and drive and I was delighted to award him BD & BIS.

Veteran Dog
1st Potter & Cooks Sh.Ch. Tailliside Winter Berry.
This lad really belies his age. Full of breed type  with a balanced head, good neck and shoulders, straight in front with plenty of depth and  substance. Nice spring of rib, correct bone and well developed quarters. Moved out so well both  fore and aft. BVIS
2nd Wilson’s Sh.Ch. Daraydala Beaumont.
Another lovely type of dog who is so well throughout  and has such a typical appearance. Nice head and expression. Short back and keeps his topline on  the move. Good depth, excellent spring of rib and correct bone. Moved well.

Puppy Bitch
1st Gudgin’s Neuvelle Nariska at Jassendue

Junior Bitch
1st Coveney’s Tillybirloch Mistique.
Such a beautiful type of bitch and she is so feminine throughout. Head planes are correct as is the ratio. Lovely eye shape with a soft expression and  correct ear set. Short neck and a lovely shoulder placement. Good front and depth, short body and  well-rounded quarters. Holding her topline at all times. A free and easy mover Res BB

Post Graduate Bitch.
1st Barlow- Evans Rochus Luna.
Nicely balanced with a good head, Correct shoulder placement,  short back and good front assembly. Pleasing bone with good depth. Moved well.
2nd Coveney’s Tillybirloch Jalo.
Very balanced appearance with a typical outlook. Lovely head,  plenty of depth and body, lovely spring of rib and correct bone. Just carrying too much weight  today.
3rd Boaz’s Jassendue Liana.

Limit Bitch
1st Davies’s Rochus Lottie.
These 2 bitches could change places on another day, I just preferred the quarters of the winner but a close decision. Lovely balanced head with correct ratio. Good eye  shape and well set ears. Short and cobby with an excellent spring of rib. Good front, pleasing  topline and the best of hindquarters. Moved soundly with drive.
2nd Southorn’s Rochus Juliet.
Lovely type and so feminine throughout with a balanced outlook. Best of heads with a pleasing eye and soft expression. Cobby short body with a firm topline. Sound  on the move both fore and aft.
3rd Wilson’s Lily De Passemarias ( IMP FR )

Open Bitch
1st Anderson’s Rochus Jayricnbrits Hattie.
Pretty bitch with a super head and expression. Straight  in front, very clean over her neck and shoulders, short back, firm topline, best of quarters with a  moderate bend of stifle. Moved with ease and drive.
2nd Yarrow’s Sh.Ch. Bonapartist Grande Duchess.
Balanced throughout with a lovely head, short  neck and well laid shoulders. Good front with excellent depth and plenty of heart room. Strong  topline, well sprung ribs and strength in hindquarters. Not as positive on the move as the winner  today.
3rd Robinsons Rochus Hazel to Tarward

Special Open Orange/White Bitch
1st Sh.Ch. Highclare Flaming Nora.
This bitch is so feminine throughout, lovely eye and expression  with an excellent lay of shoulder and another with correct width of shoulder. Excellent front  assembly with good depth, firm topline and well developed quarters. Free and easy mover who  covered the ground on a good stride. BB & Res BIS
2nd Anderson’s Rochus Jemima.
Another quality bitch from this kennel. Lovely type with correct  head proportions. Short neck, well placed shoulders, short cobby body and good width of thigh.  Moved with drive.

Veteran Bitch
1st Southorn’s Rochus Vefa.
Nicely balanced with a good head and eye shape and correct ear set.  Well placed shoulders, good depth and substance throughout and well-rounded quarters. Moved  well
2nd Anderson’s Rochus Christel.
This bitch has excellent strength and substance throughout. Good  head proportions. Very clean over her neck and shoulders with a good topline and plenty of bone.  Presented lovely condition. Moved well

Special Working Bitch
1st Boaz’s Jassendue Liana.
Good size and type of bitch but really needs to mature to complete  the picture. Lovely eye and expression, well placed shoulders with good depth and firm topline.  Steady mover.

Judge Irene Glen

SHOOTOVER DAYS Tuesday 16th January & Tuesday 23rd January

mykp Club Events, News and Events 30th October 2017

The Brittany Club Great Britain (BCGB)
SHOOTOVER DAYS Tuesday 16th January (full)


 NEW – Tuesday 23rd January
(runners decided by draw, preference to members with Brittany’s)

 Near Woodbridge, Suffolk

Open to 4-6 dogs, £50 each, aiming for 3 runs per dog

 Currently there are large fields of sugar beet but it is not known if this will still be there in January. There are a lot of fields and open woodland and some hedges we will try and do some open land and woodland later if no joy on open fields.

If interested, please contact

Our thanks go to Andy Coveney of Tillybirloch Brittanys for securing this opportunity

Full flyer can be downloaded here in PDF format

Open AV HPR Field Trial, December 8th

mykp Club Events, Field Trials, News and Events 30th October 2017

Dear Members
The Brittany Club will be holding an Open AV HPR Field Trial in December, which I hope you will support.

Open AV HPR Field Trial

Friday 8th December 2017
Venue: New Farm, Norton, Nr. Evesham, Worcestershire. WR11 4TN
Judges: Fiona Wensley and Christine Carpenter
Time: Meet at 8.30am for a 9.00am start

Limited Places – Book Now
Fees: BCGB Members £25 per entrant. Non- members £35 per entrant.

Closing date for entries is 27th Nov 2017

Draw will be made via Fosse Data on the 3rd December 2017
Draw results will be emailed to all entrants.

Venue courtesy of Mr & Mrs Onens

The schedule and entry forms are available to download below as PDF documents.

Open AV HPR Field Trial Schedule

Entry Form



Brittany club of GB Champ show 8th July 2017 – Critiques 2017

mykp News and Events, Show Results 9th September 2017

The Brittany Club of Great Britain

Championship Show

Saturday 8th July 2017

I feel very honoured to have been invited to judge this weekend. In my opinion, the pinnacle of any judge’s career is to judge their own breed’s Championship Show. My thanks to our hard working committee, and also to my very efficient and well organised stewards, Kathy Gorman and Jenna Cocking.

I found a few light eyes, and some heavier heads than I’d like, which took away the elegance of the breed. They should be workmanlike but not heavy. All dentition was correct bar one level bite, and we must keep an eye on leg length, a few were rather short legged despite being very well proportioned otherwise. It was lovely to see a variety of colours as well as the usual orange and white. A few dogs flagged a little due to the very warm weather.

Most dogs had been well schooled, with only one or two exuberant youngsters having to be managed. I didn’t mind, it shows the character of the breed. It was very hot so I tried not to run the dogs too much, trying to time it with clouds and an occasional light breeze.

I was disappointed there were no puppies, especially since Bill Muir had offered prize money for the top awards in memory of my good friend, Liz – his dear, late wife.

My top winners are excellent examples of our great breed, with most of the correct attributes. I was very pleased with my final line up. I was also delighted to see that the judge for our three memorial classes, Ray McDonald, agreed with many of my placings

All four veteran bitches and the two veteran dogs were excellent for their ages. Each one different in their own way. And it was obvious each one is loved as much by their respective owners. All of them have lovely temperaments, neither was there a cross word elsewhere all day. Between them our veterans totalled a staggering 65 years!!!

I only had one absentee, a bitch on maternal duties I was told, and I was delighted with an excellent entry compared to those of other championship shows this year.

My placings and comments are as follows:


Junior Dog (5,0)

1st Rush’s Patouche Milord Nicely proportioned black tri, correctly marked with a very dark head; his eyes were a little light for a predominantly black dog; short coupled, with well-placed shoulders and correct angulation front and rear. Legs long enough, with a straight front. Good depth of chest and ribcage well rounded, just needs to body up, and although his coat was very clean and shiny, his feathering was sparse – but plenty time to mature. Stood on neat correctly shaped feet, and moved with style. Should have a bright future

2nd Wilson’s Denandmeg Mill Reef. He has the correct rounded skull, with medium stop and tight lips, and a kind, dark eye. He is short in ribcage as well as short coupled, giving him an overall short cobby look. He will hopefully drop in chest, looking a little long in the leg at the moment, but his ribcage is nicely rounded, and a little more spring of rib will finish the

picture. Coat in good condition and very well-muscled. Moved with the correct gait but crabbed a little. Another bright prospect

3rd Anderson’s Rochus Moet, Slightly longer coupled than the first two in the class, but well-presented and schooled. His head is correctly proportioned, and well-shaped, with lovely expressive eyes of a good oval shape and correctly angled. Good deep chest, rounded ribcage, and correct length of leg. A little loose in rear movement at times, but front movement was excellent, and he kept his topline on the move. A lot to like about this boy too.

Novice Dog (1, 0)

1st Radcliffe’s Leader de Tremouard. Standing alone, an unusually marked dog, black and white, with a tan mask. Not correctly marked for a tricolour, according to our standard, but not an obvious sable. I’ve seen markings like this on dogs shown in France and wonder what their opinion is. Our own standard is precise on tricolour markings, and where the tan points are. With the recent KC initiative on colours perhaps we need to re-evaluate what we are comfortable with in the show ring. Obviously from a working or health point of view colour is immaterial unless the gene is allied to another. His movement was difficult to assess as he had little ring training, but on the occasions he settled he moved quite well, with a short gait, although occasionally over reached. He was short coupled and well enough ribbed, with correct shoulder layback and angulation. His interest was not always on his handler, but he’s an alert, happy little dog. Typical nosey Brittany!

Post graduate dog (3,0)

1st Hargreaves’ Bonapartist Lancelot. Well-schooled, square cobby youngster, head a little stronger than I like, but correct eye shape, medium stop, tight enough lips, and correct dentition. Moved well and in tune with his handler’s other half, keeping his correct topline, with the slight slope from withers to croup. Chest not quite down to the elbow, hidden by plenty feathering, but that can still come. Smaller than I’d like but in the size range, and at 18 months unlikely to grow taller.

2nd Wright’s Hawkwise Land Agent. 20 month old youngster, looked well in outline, but on examination needs a deeper chest, and stifle not quite bent enough. Muzzle to skull ratio not quite correct, muzzle slightly too long. Ribcage well sprung and an excellent coat. Very well-muscled. Moved out well, but twisting his hocks a little.

3rd Leader du Tremouard as Novice

Limit Dog (2.0)

1st Coveney’s Tillybirloch Jem. What a stunner! Took my eye as he strode into the ring. Correct in almost every department, and so in tune with his handler. This lad had the ‘look at me’ attitude. Powered round with the correct Brittany short brisk stride, keeping his beautiful topline, and every step landing where it should. Watched his owner at every opportunity. Well-kept coat and furnishings. Correct length of leg, very slightly more than his chest depth, which was nice and deep, enough forechest, ribcage rounded, first and last ribs almost the same length, and short coupled, creating the typical underline required. Angulation correct at the rear, with a nicely rounded ‘bum’. Correct small tight feet at front, slightly longer ‘hare like’ rear feet, correct set on of tail, which I would guess is a natural bob. Dog CC and BIS

2nd Williams’ Bonapartist Lieutenant. A medium sized cobby dog, with forechest and plenty heart and lung room, in width but a little lacking in depth of chest. Excellent rounded rib cage, short in loin, and a slight slope to his topline as required. Correct head proportions but a little overdone in stop.

Open Dog (3,0)

1st Poole’s Sh Ch Bonapartist Gourrege. A nice square, cobby dog of medium size, with short loin and adequate bone leading to tidy feet, correctly shaped front and back. Shoulders wide enough apart at withers, and good layback, giving the correct front angles, with more moderation in the rear. He thus moved correctly and with the Brittany elegance, although he over reached a little in the challenge. Deep, well ribbed chest, and rounded quarters. Quite a strong masculine head, correctly proportioned. Excellent topline, well muscled and certainly well schooled. Thick coat. Dog RCC

2nd Yarrow’s Sh Ch Bonapartist Grenadier. Litter brother to 1, slightly longer in loin, and broader head than I would want, but of similar quality in body, with layback, angulations and bone all in order. Nice straight front with forechest like his brother. I note both are show champions. Also well muscled and well schooled.

3rd Rochus Huxley Upstanding dog, taller and rangier than the other two, rather upright in shoulder but with enough stifle and really firm musculature. Lacking in spring of rib, but deep chested. His movement was rather erratic, but he had a beautiful glossy coat.

Special open AOC Dog (1,0)

1st Leader de Tremouard as Novice

Veteran Dog (2.0)

1st Potter & Cook’s Sh Ch Tailliside Winter Berry What a super, typy, cobby 12 and a half year old boy. Very attentive to his handler, with bright, intelligent, and gentle eyes, and an excellent mover. I found his muzzle a little on the long side, but his head and muzzle lines are parallel, and his teeth are in great condition. His angulation front and rear were correct giving him the typical Brittany gait, with a deep chest and rounded rib cage, A topline held on the move, as he powered round the ring

2nd Molton’s Patouche Acropole. Obviously adores his owner from the way his dark expressive and attentive eyes never left him. Short ears, high set, and correct parallel planes. Strong muscled neck, round ribs, and deep brisket, making him look quite chunky, but with a little dip over the loin. Well off for bone too. A dark dog and with age his coat has gone soft. Nice short ears, prized in France

No working or Field Trial entries was disappointing


Junior Bitch (1,0)

1st Coveney’s Tillybirloch Mistique Very pretty lass, sweet head, just out of puppy, excellent rib cage, and a deep chest for her age. Correct shoulder placement. Just enough bone, which may improve, and nice neat feet. Ratio of lower leg to chest depth correct. A little high on the back end but hopefully with maturity she will drop into her stifle. Slightly long in loin, but may look better when she fills out; well-muscled throughout. Lacking in furnishings, but that will come. Overall in nice condition.

Novice Bitch (1,0)

1st Davies’ Tarward Lana pretty young bitch, very well handled by her young handler who I was delighted to see won the Junior Handler trophy. She is lighter built and a little long in loin. Chest just deep enough, and could do with a little more spring of rib. Very high set ears. Head proportions not exact, muzzle being slightly too long. But very expressive and attentive eyes. In good condition, well-kept coat. She is obviously very fond of her handler.

Post Graduate Bitch (5, 0)

1st Ryan’s Patouche Jaimee. Quite long legs, but with correct shaped feet, neat and tidy. High set mobile ears, showing her keenness. A little high at the back end, could do with a little more bend in stifle, which would lower her rear end. Correct head proportions, and chest down to elbow, a little more spring of rib would improve the look. Moved well enough but lost strength in her topline as she moved..

2nd Boaz’ Jassendue Liana One of the few long tails, a pretty bitch in lighter toned orange and white. Consequently her eyes and pigmentation were lighter to harmonise. Deep chested and enough ribcage, but with a slight rise over the loin. Over reaching on the move and topline loose.

3rd Yarrow’s Bonapartist Linnet. A very sweet bitch, viewed correct in many respects – muzzle and skull in proportion, tight flews, nicely shaped oval eyes, dark enough for her colour. Correct underline and topline, chest deep, ribcage rounded, a tad long in coupling, but overall really nice – such a pity she was nervous and made it difficult to assess her properly, so I couldn’t place her higher. A little more confidence and she will do well.

Limit Bitch (3,0)

1st Southorn’s Rochus Juliet Nice square bitch with round ribs, well set shoulders, deep enough chest. Long enough legs, and just enough bone. Moved well apart from over reaching on the way out. Correct oval eye with good colour, high set short ears and head in proportion

2nd Williams’ Tournesol Impossible Dream, a very deep chested typical o/w bitch from this kennel. Hard to beat her conformation, with a good cobby shape, but she was a little bum high, and a little chunky looking. Short on furnishings today. She moved typically, and is very well boned with tight feet,

3rd Tarward Lana as Novice

Open Bitch(6,1)

An excellent class, both 2 and 3 unlucky to meet my first place winner today. Places could change another time.

1st Tully’s Sh Ch Highclare Flaming Nora. One of our top winning bitches in the breed, I have always liked her and have given her a Reserve CC previously. I have watched her career after starting her dam off with Best puppy at Crufts in 2007, and a subsequent CC in 2013 at SKC. She didn’t disappoint until the challenge for Best in Show when she just flagged a little, probably the heat. She is lively and energetic, very attentive to her handler, square cobby girl, short coupled, with correct leg length, depth of chest, correct ratio and shape of head She trotted briskly round in a ‘rounded triangle’ on neat feet with plenty

spring in the pasterns, keeping her lovely, slightly sloping topline. Beautifully handled and presented in good coat and excellent muscular condition. Bitch CC and Reserve Best in Show

2nd Anderson’s Rochus Jayricbrits Hattie This bitch is very typical. Workmanlike but feminine, and correct in size and overall proportion, both in head and body. Very well balanced, with a twinkle in her lovely shaped oval eyes. In good muscular condition, with nice rounded haunches. She moved typically, with a strong topline, on correctly made and tidy legs and feet.

3rd Yarrow & Nunn’s Sh Ch Bonapartist Iryssa. I have given this bitch a CC in the past, but I was disappointed today. She seemed a little lack lustre, and moving wide in front. She seemed to sag in the middle when she wasn’t watching her handler. Despite that, she is well made, with a good round ribcage, and deep down to the brisket. She has good bone, with neat feet, and ears the correct length. Her bone is good, and she has darker pigmentation to match her dark orange coat. Perhaps the heat affected her.

Special Orange and White Open bitch (4,0)

1st Yarrow’s Loubie Rose of Bonapartist. Very square little bitch, with neat ears, and a correctly proportioned head. Very expressive eyes, attentive to her handler. She was in excellent coat, with firm muscles. Nice length of leg, and deep enough in the brisket. Short loined, and kept her topline on the move. Good bone leading to neat well trimmed feet. A nice straight front with a little forechest. Stifle not quite enough bend but she moved correctly if overreaching very slightly. Might have been the pace.

2nd Davies’ Rochus Lottie Slightly taller bitch. Again neat ears and feet. Very expressive eyes, with the typical Brittany intelligent look about her – my notes say ‘nosey’. Short coupled and angulation correct, with enough spring of rib. Depth of chest is good but she is still a little narrow in front. As she matures this should improve. Moved typically with that special gait we love.

3rd Cutler’s Tarward Laura of Jayricnbrits. Smaller bitch than the other two, but lots to like. Tried hard to please her young handler, who handled her very well. She has high ear set, giving her a very inquisitive, intelligent look, watching her handler so much that she almost tripped her up. Cobby bitch with correct angles all round, just out of coat today, although what there was had a good shine.

Special Open AOC Bitch (1,0)

1st Patouche Lyra for Callmillard well muscled liver tri, a rare colour until recently. Well shaped ears, although a tad longish. Short of coat today. Her eyes are lighter due to her colour. She has a good ribcage, and chest just deep enough. I’d have liked a little more bone on her. She looked correct when standing but was a little wide in front on the move, and she could stand little more bend of stifle.

Veteran Bitch (4,0)

1st Axtell’s Patouche Evonny With Callmillard Judged this girl at SKC a few years ago and awarded her the Reserve CC She has a good straight front, good length of neck set in well to her shoulders. Well sprung ribs and nicely covered. Her chest has dropped somewhat since I last judged her as a 3 year old and she has retained her cheeky and alert expression Best Veteran in Show

2nd Ir Sh Ch Fosscott Ailette Litter sister to my own male Show Champion, she is a lighter shade of orange and white with pigmentation in harmony. She is well boned, cobby, deep chested, short loined, well-muscled – but still feminine and elegant. She showed very well, and moved well for her owner. Definitely in tune with each other.

3rd Rochus Vefa Thirteen year old lady, showing her age a little in the heat of the day, but she put a lot of effort into moving correctly round the ring, full of attention for her handlers.

She has a very thick heavy dark orange coat, which belied her correct body shape underneath; and is greying on her correctly shaped muzzle.

Special Working Bitch (2.0)

1st Jassendue Liana as PG

2nd Tarward Lana as Novice

No Field Trial bitches

Anne Massie, Judge

Brittany Club of GB.– 08/07/2017

What an honour to be asked to judge the memorial classes at the BCGB Championship Show. I was thrilled with my entry of 20 dogs making 21 entries.

A lovely day and a really enjoyable weekend due to the welcome from the committee, members and exhibitors alike. It was lovely to see so many people stay for the dinner on the Saturday evening and supporting the club at the events on the Sunday.

Wright Special Yearling (5,0)

1st Hargreaves’ Bonapartist Lancelot. Super boy of lovely shape and size. Cobby in body with a masculine head of correct proportions with correct eyes and ears. Well placed shoulders over deep well sprung ribs, good forechest. Level topline, short loin and correct moderate rear angles. Nice mover, true with correct reach and drive.

2nd Yarrow’s Bonapartist Linnet Super B just pipped by her brother. A feminine version of my winner she contrived to throw it away but redeemed herself in the line and could not be denied. Correct all through for shape and size. Head feminine of good shape, correct eyes and ears. Lovely ribbing of correct depth and spring. Short coupled to correct rear angles. Another correct mover.

3rd Coveney’s Tillybirloch Mistique 13mth feminine young lady that still has some maturing to do as one would expect. Liked her head shape, prefer a little more width across muzzle. Good body shape with correct spring and depth of rib for age. Good rear angles, level topline and moves well.

Res Finch’s Jassendue Manet’s Medley VHC Radcliffe’s Leader De Tremouard Hawk wise Barn Special Beginners Open (7,0)

1st Southorn’s Rochus Juliet. Liked this B for her head and body shape and size. Perhaps a touch long in leg but with a well made front assembly, short loin and level topline. Not the spring of rib of some but good depth. Nice rear and moved well.

2nd Cutler’s Tarward Laura at Jayricnbrits. A small B with a lovely feminine head. A little longer in body than my winner with good depth of chest and spring of rib. Well made fore and aft. Moved well with moderate reach and drive.

3rd Wright’s Hawkwise Land Agent A nice boy, quite strong in head but a good shape with good eyes and ears. Well made with good Spring of rib, level topline and short coupling. Not as clean behind as 1 & 2.

Res Boaz’s Jassendue Liana VHC Davies’ Rochus Lottie

Talliside Britt Open

1st Poole’s Sh Ch Bonapartist Gourrege . Wow, what a super boy this is. 5yrs, mature and excels in type, just what I was looking for. Super head with correct shape, nice eyes and well set ears. Lovely front with well laid shoulders over well sprung ribs of correct depth. Nice forechest that is lacking in many. Short deep loin, correctly angled read and level topline complete the picture. On the move he is true with correct reach and drive. If there had been a ‘Best Special’ then he was it.

2nd Molton’s Sh Ch Jayricnbrits Eternal at Braebrits. This 8yr veteran B can still move it with the youngsters. Super head, feminine with the correct attributes. Well laid shoulders with correct spring and depth of rib. Level topline and correct rear. Still a lovely mover.

3rd Coveney’s Tillybirloch Jem2yr D. A typey boy with a masculine head with correct eyes and ears. Well made front assembly with good spring and depth of rib. Short coupled and level topline to give him is correct shape. Correct rear angles. Today he was not as clean in his rear movement which moved him down the line.

Res Potter & Cook’s Sh Ch Tailliside Winter Berry VHC Mouton’s Patouche Acropole

Ray Mcdonald


Gundog Working Test

Gundog Working Testfor breeds which Hunt, Point and Retrieve

Sunday 3rd September 2017Venue: Hunstile Organic Farm, Goathurst, Bridgewater. TA5 2DQTime: Meet at 8.30am for a 9am start

PUPPYJudge: Bill PearsonConfined to dogs/bitches less than eighteen months on the day of the test

NOVICEJudge: Ray DaviesFor dogs/bitches which have not gained a place or certificate of merit at a Field Trial, or been placed 1st 2nd or 3rd in an Open GWT or First in a Novice GWT held in accordance with KC Regulations

OPENJudge: Fiona WensleyOpen to all HPR dogs/bitches. Cold game may be used.

ALL CLASSES ARE LIMITED TO 25 DOGSEntry fees per test/per dog: BCGB members £10; non- members £12Closing date for postal entries is 14th August 2017, on-line entries close 18th August 2017Draw will be made via Fosse Data on 20th August 2017

Venue courtesy of Mr and Mrs John Ridout

Lunch is available to book at the venue at a cost of £6 per person

If you are thinking about working activities as a hobby, you are welcome to attend to observe.  The club needs volunteers to help out on the day.

Helping out at events will give you an opportunity to learn about what takes place and is good preparation for those who would like to take part in the future, but are not yet ready.  As a thank you for helping out, the club will provide lunch on the day.

If you are available to help and would like to know more, speak to Sarah Finch who will be happy to discuss the details.

The schedule and entry forms are available to download below.

GWT Schedule

2017 GWT Entry Form

More information on Gundog Working Tests is available on the club’s website at  and from the Brittany Club Field Trial Secretary:Sarah Finch.Telephone:   01554 890247E-mail: at

Breed Specific Seminar

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The BCGB will be holding a breed specific seminar with hands on assessment at Crick Village Hall, Northampton NN6 7TE on sunday 22ND October. Presenter will be Kathy Gorman. Limited number of places.

Full seminar £25.00 Observers £15.00

(to include lunch and refreshments.)

For booking form please contact Janette Yarrow on 01255 886946 or 07812380214

Even if you have no plans to judge but want to learn more about the breed standard, it is a good opportunity to go as an observer.

Notice of Annual General Meeting – Sunday 26th February 2017

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NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING to be held on Sunday 26th February 2017 at Yelvertoft Village Hall at approx. 1pm.  There will be a break for lunch following the Open Show prior to the start of the AGM, hence the approximate start time.  Please attend if you can.  At the AGM you will hear reports from the committee on the achievements and work that has taken place over the year.   You will also be asked to vote for those standing for election to the committee, or for any changes to club rules or the constitution.

AGM 2017 Agenda can be found here

We will have vacancies on the Committee as not all of the 15 committee posts were filled in 2016.  Additionally, some  of our current committee are not standing for re-election to their officer posts (Treasurer and Field Trial Secretary).  For those who may be considering standing for election to the committee but are not sure what is involved, here are the basics:  Attendance at three meetings each year, in Feb, June and Sept and always on our show dates so that you may be likely to be there anyway.  Other club business throughout the year is conducted by email consensus, so can be done in your own time quite easily.  Most importantly we ask your goodwill and your commitment to the welfare and future of the breed.   If you are interested and would like further information please contact the Club Chairman, Steve Wright, who will be happy to discuss in more detail.

If you would like to submit items for the AGM agenda, or make nominations for officer or committee posts the deadline is 12th February 2017 as per the notice below.

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Sunday 26th February 2017

Yelvertoft Village Hall, Northamptonshire, NN6 6LY


The meeting will start at approx. 1pm after the conclusion of the Open Show


Any resolution for the Agenda and nominations for new officers or new Committee positions must be in the hands of the Secretary, in writing, no later than 12th February 2017. Please note that at the time of nomination, the proposer, seconder and nominee must be fully paid up members.

In accordance with Club rules this will be the only notice sent.

The full Agenda and Accounts will be available at the meeting.

Any member wishing to receive a copy of the Agenda and Accounts before the meeting should send a stamped addressed envelope to the Secretary. The Agenda will be published on the Club Website as soon as practical before the Annual General Meeting. Minutes of the 2016 Annual General

Brittany Club of Great Britain: Officers and Committee s 2016/2017


Year next due for election


Year next due for election

President: Mrs Margaret Green Not applicable Mr Dave Anderton 2019
Chairman: Mr Steve Wright 2018 Miss Jenna Cocking 2018
Vice-Chairman: Mrs Kathy Gorman 2019 Mrs Anne Massie 2018
Secretary: Mrs Ann Samardzija 2019 Mr Harry Nelson 2018
Treasurer: Ms Ruth Holt 2017 Mr Mike Porter 2019
Field Trial Secretary: Mr John Anderson 2017 Mrs Lindsey Stevens 2018
Mrs Jan Taylor 2017
Mrs Maureen Withey 2017
Committee and Officer Vacancies
Mr J Anderson and Ms R Holt are not seeking re-election to the officer roles currently held.
There will be vacancies for the Officer posts of Field Trial Secretary and Treasurer.
Mr J Anderson, Ms R Holt, Mrs J Taylor and Mrs M Withey, are seeking re-election to the committee.
Mr E Hawkins is a co-opted member 2016 and is willing to seek full election.Additionally, there are unfilled Committee vacancies so please think seriously about the future of your club and consider allowing your name to go forward if you are prepared to work for the good of our Club and breed.

Please download and complete the Committee nomination form