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Gundog Working Test

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Our first SWD Club Working Test for Minority Spaniels – 23 September 2017

Held at Game Keepers Cottage at Stapleford, by kind permission of Ralph Sturgess. 

25 competitors took to the field together with our Judges Mr Martin Deacon (A2242) and one of our Club Vice Presidents, Mr Chris Page.  The test was open to any variety spaniels and so, along with Spanish Water Dogs entries were also made up of Clumber Spaniels, Welsh Springer Spaniels and a Field Spaniel.  

Thank you to for sponsoring the event and Joy Middleton for taking photographs on the day.

Classes were split into the following three categories:

  • Puppy, for dogs under 18 months on the day of the test;

  • Novice, for those dogs that hadn’t been placed 1st in a Novice Test or 1st,2nd or 3rd in an Open Test or have been given any Field Trial Award including a Certificate of Merit; and

  • Open, which is open to any Dog or Bitch.

Best in Test was won by Valentisimo's Guerrero, a Spanish Water Dog handled by Nigel Egginton

Most Promising Handler went to Elaine Jones who was working her Welsh Springer Spaniel, Glenbrows Tease

Best Hunter again went to Nigel Egginton with his SWD Valentisimo's Guerreroor


Scroll down for the results from all the classes and some photos from the day.


SWD Club Working Test Results

Spanish Water Dog Club 2017 Gundog working test winners


  • 1st   - Isfryn Peeping Tom (Welsh Springer Spaniel) handled by Tina Smith

  • 2nd – Valentisimo’s Vasco Balboa (SWD) handled by Natalie Spencer 

2017 SWD Club Gundog Novice Winner Jenny Johnson and Cuatropatas Osana

Winner of the Novice Class

Jenny Johnson and Cuatropatas Osana


  • 1st   - Cuatropatas Osana (SWD) handled by Jenny Johnson

  • 2nd – Glenbrows Tease (WSS) handled by Elaine Jones

  • 3rd  - Buttermilk Wavelet at Pabiaga (SWD) handled by Tracey Whitehead

  • 4th  - Sh Ch Creeaark Fantastica (Clumber Spaniel) handled by Izzy Hirst

Winner of the Open Class

Nigel Egginton and Valentisimo's Guerrero



  • 1st   - Valentisimo’s Guerrero (SWD) handled by Nigel Egginton

  • 2nd – Thiandiwe Arthur Sixpence (Field Spaniel) handled by M Sanderson

  • 3rd – Isfryn Spotless at Ferderyn (WSS) handled by David Yates

  • 4th - Josalyn Nana Natallia (SWD) handled by Ash Green

2017 Spainsh Water Dog Club Gundog Working Test Open Winner Valentisimo's Guerrero handled by Nigel Egginton
Ash Green and Josalyn Nana Natallia (Spanish Water Dog)

Ash Green and Josalyn Nana Natallia

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