The Kennel Club's 88th Spaniel Championship for A V Spaniels (except Cocker Spaniels). The Spaniel Club which organises the event, and competitors received a very warm welcome from His Grace The Duke of Buccleuch to Drumlanrig Castle and the Queensberry Estate for the 88th Spaniel Championship.
The estate is well known for its sporting opportunities and has a particular interest in working gundogs. Rab Clark, Headkeeper, follows a family tradition and was in charge of ground preparation and was Steward of the Beat for the three days of the competition. The Championship judges were Alec Coutts, Carl Colclough, Dai Lloyd and Stuart Morgan.
The conditions, particularly on the second day, after an overnight snowfall, proved very challenging. Intermittent snow showers sometimes made visibility difficult for both the guns and the handlers. Not surprisingly, the spaniels still maintained their enthusiasm and drive
2018 Spaniel Championship Results
Mr M Walsh's Int FTCh Hollydrive Sally
Mr D Donnelly's Hollydrive Abbey
Mr S Dixon's FTCh Chinachgook Dawn of Dawsonlee
Mr G Devine-Jones' FTCh Cyncerus Sinbad
Running time: 205 mins
Filmed and produced by Paul French Video and commentary with Maurice Stanbury.