is a retired Police Officer with 30 years service. Ann had a background
of secretarial work
until the birth of their son Alastair, after which time she started up
a pet foods and accessories business.
Their son, Alastair, now works in that business as well as running their
Canine Hydrotherapy Centre
which is located in the same premises.
Over the years both Ann and David have been
invited to judge various Breeds at both Open
and Championship Shows and now David is approved by the Kennel Club
Challenge Certificates in 4 Breeds in the Gundog Group and Ann 12 Gundog
the Gundog Group itself. All of the dogs are now in the name of Alastair,
is passed to award Challenge Certificates to Field Spaniels.
awarding Challenge Certificates in Cockers
At Windsor Championship Show
and her Best in Show Winner (Gundog Group)
At Gundog Breeds Association of Scotland Championship Show
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 is currently President
of Merseyside Gundog Club and is
Vice Chairman and Show Manager of the Dog Section of Cheshire Agricultural
He has previously served on the Committee of the North of England Cocker
Spaniel Club and as
Treasurer of Merseyside Gundog Club and Chairman of Maghull & Merseyside
Society. Alastair is
currently on the Committee of the Dog Section of Cheshire Agricultural
Society in the capacity of
Chief Steward and serves on the Committee of Maghull & Merseyside
Canine Society. He has previously
served on the Committees of the Field Spaniel Society and the Hungarian
Wirehaired Vizsla Association.