Ann and her Best in Show Winner (Gundog Group) at Gundog Breeds Association of Scotland Championship Show
David awarding Challenge Certificates in Cockers at Windsor Championship Show
Over the years Ann, David and Alastair have been invited to judge various Breeds at both Open and Championship Shows. When he died in 2018 David was approved by the Kennel Club to award Challenge Certificates in 7 Breeds in the Gundog Group. Ann is currently passed to award Challenge Certificates in 20 Gundog Breeds and the Gundog Group itself. Most of the dogs are now in the Alastair’s name, who himself is passed to award Challenge Certificates to Field Spaniels. Cocker Spaniels and Hungarian Wirehaired Vizslas.
All of the family have been involved in the running of all levels of dog shows over the years. Ann has been Secretary of Merseyside Gundog Club for over 30 years and ran the Club’s Championship Shows during the time when it had Championship status. In the past she has also served on the Committees of The Cocker Spaniel Club, North of England Cocker Spaniel Club, The Field Spaniel Society and Maghull & Merseyside Canine Society. David over the years had been President, Vice Chairman and Treasurer of Merseyside Gundog Club, Show Manager of the Dog Section of Royal Cheshire Agricultural Society, Chairman of Maghull & Merseyside Canine Society and served on the Committee of the North of England Cocker Spaniel Club. Alastair is currently the Secretary of the Dog Section of Royal Cheshire Agricultural Society and serves on the Committees of Maghull & Merseyside Canine Society, Merseyside Gundog Club and has recently been Co-opted onto the Committee of Manchester Dog Show Society. He has previously served on the Committees of the Field Spaniel Society and the Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla Association.