During this period, Erin, a black Labrador joined the family. She gave birth to eight
puppies, and Tara was kept. Sadly, when Missy was eight she passed away due to complications
from a heart murmur.
After searching for a suitable breed of dog we were introduced to the Sussex Spaniel
by Elaine Moore. Shortly after this, our first Sussex was purchased. Pebbles (Niriti
Lady’s Mantle of Tawnyka). She became my first show dog. In 2005 she was mated to
Onslow (Sh Ch Nyliram Captian Morgan for Sovaroma) and six puppies were produced.
Tansy was kept.
Tansy is my first home breed Show Champion. She works regularly on at least two
beating line during the shooting season and has gained her Working Gundog Certificate.
In January 2008 she delivered a litter of five puppies by Moss (Quarr Woodlander
at Quintic) and in 2009 she produced our ‘Naughty Nutmeg’ (Tawnyka Totally Nutmeg)
by Sh CH Jubilwell Thor.
Nutmeg is lightly shown, but her main activity is working, she beats during the shooting
season and competes in Working Assessments and Tests. In 2013 she produced 8 puppies
to Sh Ch Julius of Tonispada at Norris and in 2014 produced 6 puppies to Sovaroma
Trial N’Error, which we kept Teasel from.
- Delia has passed the Sussex Spaniel Breed Seminar and is on the C Judging List
- Katherine has passed with Credit the Sussex Spaniel Breed Seminar, and has passed
the Kennel Club Confirmation Assessment.
We are situated in a small village, in the Naddder Valley near Salisbury (in Wiltshire).
We currently own three Sussex Spaniels and a Golden Retriever. These are worked during
the shooting season and shown the rest of the year. I have a BSc Honours degree
in Animal Welfare and Behaviour.
Dogs have always been a big part of my life. When I was young I watched my mum (Delia)
show, breed and work her Golden Retrievers (Foxhollow ) with success. In 1993, at
the age of six I was allowed my very own dog. This was to be a Cavalier King Charles
Spaniel, Missy, who became my best friend.