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Dyfed dog and handler from Worcestershire win 90th Kennel Club Cocker Spaniel Championship

13th January 2020 - 1:01 PM


FT Ch Trochry Eau Rouge of Poolgreen, a two-year-old bitch known as Tink, owned by Philip Lewis from Llanelli, Dyfed and handled by William Clulee from Kidderminster, Worcestershire, has won the prestigious Kennel Club Cocker Spaniel Championship for 2020.

The competition, now in its 90th year, is sponsored by Skinner’s Field & Trial and was held at Faccombe Estate, Hampshire, by kind permission of Faccombe Estate Ltd. The event saw a total of 35 entries, demonstrating the continuing popularity of the working Cocker Spaniel in competitive gundog sports.

William said: “I am absolutely thrilled to have made Tink a Championship winner, and even more delighted for the owner of the dog, Mr Lewis.

“The ground suited her perfectly as she has natural talent and plenty of drive. Thank you very much to all the judges for awarding us first place.”

This is the fourth time that William has won the Championship, having been awarded the title most recently in 2013.


The judges at the competition were Martin Deacon, Wayne Greig, Martin Ford and Martin Smee who selected the following winners:

  • 1st – FT Ch Trochry Eau Rouge of Poolgreen, owned by Philip Lewis and handled by William Clulee
  • 2nd – FT Ch Endowood Faith, owned by Jay Lowrey and handled by Ian Openshaw
  • 3rd – FT Ch Endowood Francesca, owned by Alex Hayes and handled by Ian Openshaw
  • 4th – FT Ch Mallowdale Shine, owned by Steve Charlton and handled by Ian Openshaw

Diplomas of Merit were awarded to:

  • FT Ch Glenugie’s Nalani, owned and handled by Jamie Reid
  • FT Ch Poolgreen Griffin, owned and handled by Will Clulee
  • FT Ch Omachie Beinn Lui, owned by Mike Forbes and handled by Alec Coutts
  • FT Ch Howesyke Daisey, owned and handled by James Luxford
  • FT Ch Wolferton Drama, owned by HM Queen Elizabeth II and handled by Ian Openshaw
  • FT Ch Murrayeden Majestic, owned and handled by Andy Skinner
  • FT Ch Glenugie’s Tempest, owned and handled by Jamie Reid
  • FT Ch Howesyke Amey, owned and handled by James Luxford
  • Kiltonbeck Iron, owned and handled by Martyn Elliott

The Guns' Choice was FT Ch Glenugie’s Tempest, owned and handled by Jamie Reid, whilst the Peter Hall Salver was awarded to FT Ch Timsgarry Alpine, owned and handled by John Robertson.

For more information about Kennel Club Cocker Spaniel Championship, visit www.thekennelclub.org.uk/activities/field-trials-working-gundogs/field-trial-championships/cocker-spaniel-championship/.


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