News - 2010


Congrats to Patsy and Lee for winning Yearling again with Lenny,this time at Midland Counties Champ Show under the highly respected all-rounder Liz Cartledge.Tony's other kids did well too,with Jane's Glowhill Cherry Pie winning Minor Puppy bitch ,Tammy's Kalispell Sunday Girl winning 3rd in the same class,and Pat's CHARBONNEL THELMA 'n' LOUISE (Lenny's sister) winning 3rd in Yearling and 4th in Open. Well done to Barbara and Graham for winning 3rd in Open again with Kizz-Whizz - CHARBONNEL BARONETTE FOR JALANKIU.

Also well-placed in strong classes were Jean and Bill with Design in Black,Fran Bowman with Oceans and Jessica and Paul with Jack's son Totenkopf War Games at Joaldy.


Pleasing day for the Charbonnel crew again today,this time at North Wales Cocker Spaniel Club....the 2 litter brothers Lenny and Timmy won their classes and Tony's son Clavaire Silver Lining was declared Best Puppy Dog.

Timmy & Lenny


At Cheshire CSC Lee and Patsy's Charbonnel Law'n'Order RBIS and Jane Mitchell's Glowhill Cherry Pie Best Puppy.Tracey and Jeff Bucks puppy Clavaire Glitz'n'Glamour BP and BoB at an Open show and not to be outdone Desi's daughter June and Bill Hendersons Pendledell Design in Black BOS at Cheshire...REALLY proud of them all .....


Well done to Lyn and Sarah Clinton and Bertie,Oramiss Foreign Affair,for winning the Junior Stakes today under Kathy Gorman at Gundog Society of Wales Championship show. In the breed classes we were pleased with the wins and places for cockers from our kennel and those sired by our dogs,well done everyone !!!


Good day for Tracey and Jeff Buck and Pixie - Clavaire Glitz 'n' Glamour -at East Anglian Gundog Society today ! She won Best Puppy in Breed under Jose Duval and went on to win Best Puppy in Show under Carlos Saevich.Photo shows her with her cup and rosette....I really love her head and expression....


Here's the photo from Fran Bowmans recent BIS win at Tavistock with her Franaille Oceans (Charbonnel War Hero x Asquannes Grania with Franaille JW ShCM )

Thanks to Michele Lockwood for this lovely photo of CHARBONNEL SUGAR 'N' SPICE FOR AMARANTH,belonging to Liz and Lindsey Norris,who is figuring well in Veteran classes at both Open and Championship shows now.She is by Freshet Fubar ( Squiresrook Scaramouche at Laicsyde x Charbonnel Sway'n'Stay ) out of Charbonnel Pick'n' Mix JW.

Photo by Michele Lockwood


Thanks to Lee for this photo of Lisa, CHARBONNEL ERMINE 'n' PEARLS, our next particolour to hit the ring soon, in the capable hands of Mike Wildman. She is a Tony daughter, out of Pinny 'n' Pearls, so a repeat of our last, very successful, litter...


A successful day for our dogs' progeny again today.....PENDLEDELL DESIGN IN BLACK, by Desi, was Best in Show today under Carol Share-Jones at Lancashire Cocker Spaniel Society for June and Bill Henderson. SO pleased for you both !! Lenny won his class too....

A good win for WAR HERO's daughter Franaille Oceans today at Tavistock DCS, under judge Caroline Robinson who awarded her Best in Show. Huge congrats to her sporting owner Fran Bowman !! The Cocker and Group Judge was a Miss MacPherson.

Lindsay Norris also had a good day with CHARBONNEL SUGAR 'n' SPICE AT AMARANTH ,winning Best Veteran again.Really proud of you both...!!!


Yorkshire Cocker Spaniel Club Championship show today,and I'm happy to report a couple of successes.CHARBONNEL BARONETTE,belonging to Barbara and Graham Turner ,was 2nd in Open Bitch,thus gaining her Stud Book Number under Colin Gullon and Desi's son Oramiss Foreign Affair won Special Beginners dog under Tricia Bentley.Many good placings too,including a 2nd for CHARBONNEL LAW 'n' ORDER and many placed progeny of our dogs again.Thanks everyone for keeping me informed ......


Good news today from Driffield Champioship Show where CHARBONNEL LAW 'n' ORDER won his class and Glowhill Cherry Pie, who is also by our Tony, won Best Puppy in Breed for owner Jane Mitchell. Well done also to Kim and Claire with CHARBONNEL DESIGNER who qualified for Crufts at his first Champioship show, to Tina and CHARBONNEL HIDE 'n' CHIC who was 3rd in Limit, to Barbara with CHARBONNEL BARONETTE who was 4th in Open, and to those others who were placed with progeny of our dogs. Judge was Pat Whitehead (Ryallcourt).


Congratulations to Jeff and Tracey Buck and their Clavaire Glitz 'n' Glamour for winning Minor Puppy Bitch at Darlington Championship show today....She is one of the batch of exciting Tony youngsters to be hitting the ring now...

News from Sweden and Monica is that CHARBONNEL WARPAINT has won a CAC more details as yet.

And over in Eastern Europe Vesna's new black puppy bitch CHARBONNEL ROSETTE won Best Baby Puppy in Show under Kim Gain in Montenegro.


To complete an excellent Birmingham show for us, SH.CH.CHARBONNEL DREAM DESIGN won her 5th CC under Mrs.Barbara Muller of Switzerland today. The Clinton girls won a good junior dog class with their SWEDISH DESIGN son Oramiss Foreign Affair, Susan McCaffery's WAR HERO daughter Chaysonnie Maskerade won a very big, competitive Minor Puppy Bitch class, and Tony's 2 daughters Glowhill Cherry Pie and Kalispell Sunday Girl were placed and shortlisted respectively. Little Spice, CHARBONNEL SUGAR 'n' SPICE FOR AMARANTH, was 2nd in Veteran Bitch for Lyndsey and Liz Norris. One of the best parts of the day was sitting relaxing with Mike, Mandy, Jane and Barbara later....putting the world to rights !


Congrats to Tracey and Jeff Buck and their blue Tony son Clavaire Silver Lining who won Best Puppy in Show at East Anglia CSS under AnnMarie Brookes today. He is only young, so they are VERY pleased with him, understandably ......


Congratulations to Lynn and Sarah Clinton with Desi's black son Oramiss Foreign Affair who completed his Junior Warrant point accumulation today by winning 2 classes and BoB and a Group place 3 !! Really pleased for you both ....xx

More good news from Steph and Tammy today....their little Tony daughter Bea won BP AND BoB at North Riding Gundog under Jane Graham (Nyliriam).What a super start to her show career ! Keep up the good work girls !


I was SO pleased that Sonja won her 4th CC today under Diana Sadler (Gemshorn) at SKC. Desi-boy was 2nd in Open Dog. Steph Schofield and Tammy Babester had a lovely 2nd in Minor Puppy Bitch with Tony's daughter Kalispell Sunday Girl - 'Bea' . One of the highlights of the day was stopping on the way home for a walk in a country park,and watching the dogs ' work ' a field nearby,doing what comes naturally ....thanks to the beautiful weather I could hardly tell they'd been in the fields when I put them back in the car !!

News also from Steph Schofield and Tammy Babester who have a Tony daughter just out. At SKC today under Diana Sadler she was 2nd in Minor Puppy Bitch.


Really pleased to receive Joe's hip score back - 6:4.Another one below the BMS for our kennel,thanks Monica !!


A super day today at Bournemouth Championship show for Tina Beswick and CHARBONNEL HIDE'n'CHIC WITH CACHEL when they won the Bitch CC under judge Mrs.Sheena Lill.(Rosbercon).I was so thrilled for Tina,as this is her 1st CC in 20 years of showing.Lacey now has 1 CC and 2 Reserve CC's. Congrats to Mike and Edith again on their CC and BoB with Laceys sire Zak.Really pleased for you all.......


CHARBONNEL LIFE 'n' TIMES, CHARBONNEL LISETTE and CHARBONNEL CRUMPETTE had their clinical eye test and test for predisposition to Glaucoma today, and I'm pleased to say that they all had clear eyes.

Professor Bedford told me that he believes that we should NOT be breeding from dogs which show a predisposition to Glaucoma, however slight, if we want to ensure that the condition doesn't become prevalent in our breed.


Our kennel was well represented at the National Gundog Championship Show today, both by dogs bred by us and by those sired by our stud dogs. Judges were Elaine Thomas and Alan Crossley. In dogs, Teresa Withers won Yearling and reserve in Under Graduate with CHARBONNEL FIRST DESIGN, by Desi, Lee and Patsy won 3rd in Graduate with CHARBONNEL LAW 'n' ORDER, by Tony, and Lyn and Sarah Clinton were 2nd in Junior with another Desi son Oramiss Foreign Affair.

In bitches, Liz and Lyndsey Norris won Veteran Bitch with CHARBONNEL SUGAR 'n' SPICE FOR AMARANTH and Desi's daughter Pendledell Design in Black won Yearling Bitch for June and Bill Henderson.2nd in Minor Puppy Bitch was Glowhill Cherry Pie for Jane Mitchell and Ryallcourt Carnival Maid, owned by Pat Whitehead, won Novice bitch. Both these parti bitches are by our Tony.....

See full results here.

So pleased for you all, WELL DONE !!!


It has been brought to my attention recently that rumours abound that I no longer have my blue roan cockers ...this is wholly untrue !!!!

Although I am actively seeking new homes for some retired show dogs and bitches I do still retain an active interest in the partis. I intend to have another litter next year, and there will be a blue Charbonnel bitch puppy coming out this autumn.

I also STILL HAVE 2 blue roan stud dogs, the father and son Tony and Timmy (see Stud Dog page). They are both confidently offered at stud to suitable bitches.


As you may have noticed on my home page, I am now a Kennel Club Accredited Breeder. After a successful visit to our home by the KC advisor we received top marks in all categories of the inspection, and I am proud to carry the logo on my site. I am now carrying out the clinical eye tests and Gonioscopy tests to bring my dogs bang up to standard for the requirements of the scheme. Although hip-scoring is not a requirement I will continue to carry out this very necessary check on all my dogs too.


Leeds today, one of my favourite Northern shows, and although my knees were really playing me up I enjoyed a brilliant day with many long-standing friends, and a good atmosphere prevailed all day. Hannah and I only took our two Champions, Desi and Sonja,and we were very pleased with the day. Today's judge was Mrs.Carol Harris, Desi won the Res CC in dogs behind Mike and Zak, and Sonja was 2nd in open to Sue and Annie's Molly. Lee and Patsy had a good day winning Lenny's last junior class. Many thanks to Lee for the super photos :

Desi, Sonja and Lenny

Sonja and Lenny


The annual Cocker Club Championship Show is always a 'big' weekend for enthusiasts,and to be part of the spectacle and team which makes it work is a great honour.This year our kennel was represented by a number of other owners with their 'Charbonnels',and we only had Sonja to show.She did us proud by winning Open Black Bitch in good company.Please visit the Cocker Club website and list of winners here.  I was very pleased to see all Charbonnels entered in others' ownership featuring in the placings in all classes entered.Well done everyone !!

Special mention to Gill Cutts and her black Charbonnel Nicolette,who only met for the first time 2 weeks before,and who were awarded 3rd in Yearling Bitch,hence qualifying for Crufts first time out together.Gill had done a sterling job on Lettie's coat and even managed to persuade her to control her enthusiasm and keep all her four feet on the ground !! Good luck with her Gill,we will follow your progress with great interest....

Something which caused great amusement was the fact that 3 committee members were wearing the same colour scheme of blue and white,and a very similar blue at that....this of course was totally unplanned but left us feeling like 'Happy camper' officials !!!!


Joe's first litter has arrived.....beautiful bonny babies........


Just heard that Patty Jensens Charbonnel War Games daughter won at the Denver Specialty in the USA today.....Well done Patty and Margarita her breeder. Peter now has 2 Champion daughters.

We have received photos from Jane Vilas Boas in Brazil, where her Warlord son CHARBONNEL WARPLAY has been doing exceptionally well for her. Charlie was always SO laid back, we are really thrilled that he has become such a happy show dog !!


I was pleased to hear that Nathalie de Paule and CHARBONNEL POPSICLE won their class today at the WORLD DOG SHOW in DENMARK. Well done to everyone who figured in the placings. Click here to see the Cocker Spaniel results.


Some big news from Laura Haverstick in the USA is that "Lizzie" Charbonnel Hugs N' Kisses now has her ECM title. Her daughter Ch.Eglesfeld's Day Lily has earned all her agility titles , was ranked # 5 agility dog in the US last month and almost has her Mach title, thanks to Laura's close friend, Lynn James.

Lizzie will be 10 in December this year. Laura says : " She has been such a wonderful dog and greatest bed partner for so long" ..... Thanks Laura for looking after her so well.


So very happy for Lee and Patsy and their young gun Lenny,Charbonnel Law 'n' Order,who won both his classes at Three Counties Championship show today under Lesley Spencer (Terriles) He has now won his Junior Warrant with points to spare. We are all thrilled for this lovely sporting couple who have only been showing for 2 years.Patsy puts Lenny down a treat,as you can see from these photos.....

Congrats too to Barbara and Graham and Charbonnel Baronette for Jalankui who was 2nd in Special Yearling.


Due to ongoing health problems I am looking for new homes for some of my dogs....probably on a permanent basis. These include current show dogs with good wins under their belts. Please email me for more details. Priority will be given to those exhibitors/breeders known to me, who show at Championship show level and who present to a high standard. Overseas homes will be considered, again, to those whom I know.


It's official !! Sonja is now SH.CH.Charbonnel Dream Design JW., as her certificates have all arrived this morning. Many thanks for all the cards and congrats, I think the most cards we have ever received for a newly-crowned Champion. Thanks to Joan Glennerster, Moira Forfar and Andrew Jones for her 3 C.C.'s. She will be selectively shown now before being mated in the autumn /next spring.


A beautiful sunny weekend at Southern Counties spent with some superb dogs, happy people and even more importantly, the best daughter in the world !!

Under Bonnie Threlfall (Edgewood), from the USA , Sonja won a high-quality Open Bitch class, which we were really thrilled with. Congrats too to Teresa and Archie,Charbonnel First Design, for getting placed in their class.

The next day deerhound Fliss won a 4th in Post Grad ,which we were happy with, given that the microphone system had practically deafened us and caused Fliss to ' flip' as we walked her past it just before judging started.

Wendy Worgan who owns Charbonnel Swedish Warrior was pleased to tell us that Jack has now gained his Bronze Good Citizen award which makes us very proud....hopefully it will be your silver soon Jack !!

Back in Cheshire on Sunday, Lindsay Norris and Charbonnel Sugar'n'Spice had a good day winning BEST VETERAN IN SHOW at Crewe and District under Mr.Bendelow, and Lee and Patsy won another 2 Junior Warrant Points with Charbonnel Law'n'Order by winning 2 classes under Coral Morris ( Riondel). This follows on from her BOB and Gundog group 2 last Sunday at Chester City Open Show under Mrs Cass.


Congrats to Pat Meaker and Charbonnel Thelma 'n' Louise for their BoB and Gundog Group 4th at Taunton and DCS today !! Keep up the good work Pat !!


Well done to Graham and Barbara and Charbonnel Baronette for Jalankiu for their BoB at Shropshire Gundog Open show under Mrs.Nicholls today. x


Well done to Monica and Charbonnel Warpaint for winning the CC,the CACIB and Reserve BoB at SKK Ísterbybruk International show under Monika Dreijer today....another super win for this beautiful Warlord son !!


Monica and Paddy won the CC today under Marrk Boswell at the SSRK show at Skokloster, one of my all-time favourite venues. Well done !!


Huge congratulations to Graham and Barbara and Charbonnel Baronette for Jalankiu for going BEST IN SHOW at Cheshire Cocker Spaniel Club Open Show today. Judge elect was Mrs.A.Orzel from Scotland.


Following on from her success last week, Sonja kept up the momentum and won her 3rd CC and BIS at the Cocker Spaniel Club of Scotland Championship show. Many thanks to judge Mr Andrew Jones, (Shenmore) who judged bitches, and Mrs.Audrey Quartermain, who was judging dogs and who agreed to Sonja's BIS win. She is our 12th Cocker Spaniel Show Champion and is still only 5 generations on from our first Champion bitch, crowned in 1985......25 years ago.

Huge Congratulations to Hannah, for all her hard work in keeping Sonja in excellent muscular condition, and for her many good wins with her, including her 1st RCC to Ambrogina while still a puppy, under Kate Keeley at Yorkshire CSC .She has won her awards in excellent company ,and I am truly proud of her.

Of course, once again, I have to thank Monica for allowing 'senior Sonja' to come to stay with us and for giving us the opportunity to have such beautiful youngsters to show. There are now 4 Champions in the ring internationally from the liaison of our Jack to Sonja, plus one waiting for one more CC in Denmark, little Maggie with Pia. I'm sure her title will not be far away Pia !

We wish everyone who has puppies by Jack (and our other dogs of course) lots of success this year in the ring !

Photos below taken on the day......


Special thanks go to Lou Wilding,Mike Wildman,David Todd and the many kind folk who helped me when my knee gave up on me today.I couldn't have coped without you all !!


A rewarding day for our kennel today,spoiled only by health problems which seem to be hard to escape of late. I'm pleased to report that Hannah's CHARBONNEL DREAM DESIGN JW ,little Sonja, won her 2nd CC today under Mrs.Moira Forfar in very good company,including Sue and Annies Sh.Ch.Lujesa Touch the Sky who won the RCC .Many thanks to all for their congratulations ! Sonja also went on to win BIS on the referee, Mr.Jack Clarke's, decision. Congrats go to Sara Amos-Jones and Rosemary on winning their 3rd CC with their dog Cassom Hey Jude.

Other good wins today included Lenny's 2 class wins and being shortlisted for the DOG CC under dog judge Mrs.Linda Robinson.

Congrats to Pat Whitehead and her blue puppy bitch Ryallcourt Carnival Maid ,a Tony daughter,who won Best Puppy in show ,again on the referees decision.

Our Timmy was the only one in his class,but we have a photo of him,from a 'different' angle,so thought I'd feature him anyway....

Many thanks to Lee and Graham for the photos,and to Mike,Ian,Lee,Patsy and Jo for their kindness and support on what was quite a long and difficult day.

On Sunday Sonja and her 'gang' went up the fields to stretch their legs.Seeing these photos just makes one realise how much muscle tone they must have ....wonderful to see them enjoy life to the full. No matter what life throws at us they should never be denied their exercise .....


Thank you to those out flying the flag for our kennel this weekend:

Pat Meaker took Lulu, CHARBONNEL THELMA 'n' LOUISE to Bridgewater and DCS and won Reserve Best of Breed, and Fran Bowman won Best puppy with her CHARBONNEL WAR HERO puppy Franaille Oceans. Judge was Miss Ann Nugent.

Patsy and Lee went to North Wales Cocker Spaniel Club on Sunday and won all 3 of their classes with Lenny, CHARBONNEL LAW 'n' ORDER, so well done to them.

Lindsay Norris also went to North Wales and won Veteran with CHARBONNEL SUGAR 'n' SPICE AT AMARANTH...judge for the day was Mrs. Val Flowers.

Monica in Sweden had an excellent weekend with Louise, Manacas No Strings on Louise, winning BoB Puppy under Mike Masters and BIS Puppy. Louise is by her CHARBONNEL MANACAS DESIGN, brother to our Desi ......


Our boys did us proud today at the North of England Cocker Spaniel Association Ch.Show....

SH.CH.CHARBONNEL SWEDISH DESIGN AND CHARBONNEL LIFE 'n' TIMES both won their classes and MANACA'S LEARN LIFE'S ROPES AT CHARBONNEL was 2nd in Limit ,only being beaten by the CC winner !! Congrats to Teresa and Archie,CHARBONNEL FIRST DESIGN,for qualifying for Crufts (again !!!) and to those Charbonnels who entered in the memorial Stakes we put on in memory of our Noodle,SH.CH.CHARBONNEL AMORETTE,who was a very special little dog....namely Lenny,Archie,Spice and Kizzy,CHARBONNEL BARONETTE WITH pleased you all liked your special rosettes !!


Just wanted to feature this photo of Lenny on the move at Crufts. Although photo quality not brilliant,. it does illustrate how much he powers along, using his quarters and hocks, and his front reach is excellent too.....!


Joe,MANACAS MONEY MONEY MONEY is now here in the UK with us....a pleasant surprise for him, given the weather in Sweden last week :

Soon Joe will have his own page, and will be strutting his stuff in the ring ......thanks Monica for this pleasant red boy with his sweet temperament and zest for life !!!


Gundog day at Crufts relatively flew this year. There didn't seem to be the usual buzz of excitement around the ring initially, and a lot of the regular overseas visitors were missing, but the dogs enjoyed it. Some good results for our kennel under Judges Sue Pudney (Dogs) and Frank Kane (bitches):

2nd Puppy dog- Lee and Patsy's CHARBONNEL LAW 'N' ORDER

3rd Puppy dog- Our own CHARBONNEL LIFE 'N' TIMES.

2nd Junior Dog -BLUE SUEDE SHOES VOM FRENZER FELD ,owned by Mrs.R Schade of Germany,sired by CHARBONNEL ROB 'N' HOOD

2nd Undergraduate dog -TOTENKOPF WAR GAMES AT JOALDY JW ,owned by Miss J.Pretty and Mr.P.Carpenter,sired by CHARBONNEL WAR HERO

2nd Post Grad Dog - Our own CHARBONNEL WAR HERO



VHC Veteran Bitch CHARBONNEL SUGAR 'N' SPICE FOR AMARANTH ,owned by Mrs E and Ms.L Norris

4th Special Junior CHARBONNEL BARONETTE FOR JALANKIU ,owned by Mr and Mrs.G Turner

4th Post Grad bitch CHARBONNEL HIDE'N' CHIC WITH CACHEL ,owned by Mrs T Beswick.

Congrats to Chelsea and Ronnie for their Best Puppy and to Jean and Glenn for his amazing 3rd consecutive Dog CC at Crufts...Also a MAJOR well done to Sue and Annie with Molly on their BoB and shortlisting in the Group - a day to remember.... well done everybody !! And to my intrepid Scandinavian friends who DROVE to Crufts....I don't know how you do it and manage to still be happy and smiling, you're really something else !!!

We move on into 2010 with a young bitch on 1 C.C. and 5 RC.C.'s (Sonja) and a maturing male (Jack) on 2 Reserve C.C.'s.


Our JOE - alias Manaca's Money Money Money (from Monica's Abba litter) - has arrived safe and sound from Sweden. He will soon have his own page, just like he already has his own litttle harem of bitches who are all quite taken with him. His temperament is impeccable and he has a rich red coat and happy disposition. I hope he will be a boon to our kennel, having some interesting dogs behind him. Photos to follow......


We received confirmation from the Kennel Club today that Timmy has now been awarded his Junior Warrant,and is now officially CHARBONNEL LIFE 'n' TIMES JW.


Another Best in Show for Timmy today, this time under Jan Beever at Lancashire Cocker Open Show. Unfortunately the bad weather meant there was a depleted entry,but there was a good atmosphere and, as always with Northern shows, good grub ! Congrats to the winners....



Congrats are in order following a good result for some of Tony's puppies at Home Counties Cocker Spaniel Club Championship show yesterday. Pat Whiteheads Ryallcourt Carnival Maid won Minor Puppy Bitch and Sandy Williams' Wilmerella Wind of Fortune was 2nd....very pleased for you both.Carnival Maid's brother was 3rd in Minor Puppy dog too,so they are both now qualified for Crufts next year already !

Good news too from Wendy Worgan who won 3rd in junior with CHARBONNEL SWEDISH WARRIOR,thus qualifying for Crufts 2011.This boy is now bodying up and coming to his own,just as we knew he would.

Well done to Sarah and Lynn Clinton and Desi's son Oramiss Foreign Affair for another Best Puppy,this time at Rugby and DCS under Mrs.J.Ward.

Thanks to you all for keeping me posted with your successes..... xx


A super day at the Parti-Colour CS Club Open show where Jackie Wyeth (Fendrove) was judging....our Timmy needed just one point to complete his Junior Warrant,which he won,but he went on to win his 3 classes and Best in Show !! What really pleased us was that his half-sister,who is also out of our Charbonnel Pinny 'n' Pearls, Tina Beswick's Charbonnel Hide 'n' Chic at Cachel,won Open Bitch and won Reserve Best in Show.Not a huge entry,but a lovely atmosphere,and excellent food ! What more can you want ??

Charbonnel Life 'n' Times ,photo taken on the day by Chelsea Herd-thanks Chels.

Meanwhile,over in St.Helens, Timmy's brother Lenny,Patsy and Lee's Charbonnel Law 'n' Order won Best of Breed under Chloe Glennerster.Well done all .....x

Charbonnel Law 'n' Order after his first Best of Breed win,showing off his rosettes !Photo by Lee ( aka Jensen !! )


I'm pleased to say that the Kennel Club have confirmed that Lizzie's BIS at the North of England CS Assoc. show (where there were not enough in her classes for her to qualify for a Junior Warrant point)DOES count for a JW point,so I have now been able to apply for this award for her...lucky,as she is dropping her coat !!


We have received news of Charbonnels doing well at the shows for their owners,both here and overseas : Luca Carminatti in Italy is very pleased that Charbonnel Hop 'n' Skip was 1st Excellent under Jennifer Lloyd Carey (of Ware and Falconers).He writes : "She was very satisfied from Skip and she loved so much his movement " Skip is brother to our Timmy,Lee and Patsy's Lenny and Pat Meakers Lulu...all winning well in their own right.What a super litter!!

Wendy Worgan writes to say how pleased she was to win BoB at the City of Cambridge Show with her Charbonnel Swedish Warrior under Mrs.Lesley Tain (Taimere).

We also have the following news from owners/breeders of puppies by our stud dogs : Pat Whitehead reports that Ryallcourt Ice Your Man,now owned by Diane Turner in Canada,and by Manaca's Learn Lifes Ropes at Charbonnel,our Tony,has had 3 best puppies and a group and this weekend has won 4 points and 2 majors towards his title at just 7 months. "She is over the moon and so are we".

Lyn and Sarah Clinton are doing really well with Oramiss Foreign Affair ,who is by our Sh.Ch.Charbonnel Swedish Design....1st & BP Sheffield & District (20th Dec) - Mr Nev Newton, 1st & BP Newark & District (Sat 6th Feb) Lesley Hipgrave and also Group 4 under Mr S Tait.

Then this last weekend 1st & BP Belper Kennel Association (Sun 7th Feb) - under Janice Caine and BPIS under Roy Brandon .Not a bad start and still only 9 months old..!!

Good news too from Tina Beswick and her Charbonnel War Hero daughter Cachel Miss Independence - 'Faith' - at Coventry Cocker Spaniel Club Open show on 6th Feb she won Res Best Puppy in Show under Mary Wade and on the 7th Feb BP in Breed and 4th BPIS at Wellingborough and Dist.Open show.

I am VERY pleased and proud of you all ...WELL DONE !!!


Congrats to Monica in Sweden...following the success of our two youngsters Desi and Sonja, her bitch, their dam,Sonja, Su(U)Ch,NUCH,Nord V06 Manacas Undesigned Dream has been awarded TOP BROOD BITCH 09 in the UK in the Dog World/Yumega competition. She has also had an excellent year with all her dogs in Sweden, and we are especially proud that Johnny - Charbonnel Manacas Design - became a Swedish show champion and No 6 Cocker of the year! and Paddy - Charbonnel War Paint- was No.3 Junior of the year and qualified for Crufts.

Thanks Monica for your faith in me, for sharing your bloodlines, for showing my bloodlines, and for your continued friendship....


Today I received some photos from Sue McCaffery taken at London Cocker Spaniel Society Champ show,when Sonja won the bitch CC with Hannah.Thought I'd share them (even though it's last years news !!)as the mono one is especially good of the 2 bitches and the judge.


Just had to put some of these photos here...the 'news' is that we are having our first 'proper' winter for many,many years, and don't my pups just LOVE it !!!....


Here's to a new year of health and happiness,or at least the best we can achieve in both departments !!

Good luck to all our friends in the UK and overseas ...hoping you all reach your chosen goals this year xxx

We are happy that two of our males figured in the final' Top Cockers 2009' lists...with Timmy- Charbonnel Life 'n' Times being declared 3rd in the Top Puppy list after only 5 months of being shown ,and Desi- SH.CH.Charbonnel Swedish Design JW being 5th in the Top Cocker list.

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