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What a lovely year I have had showing my little team this year.  Freddie has continued to do well taking many BoB's, Group placings and Best Veteran in Show.  Highlights being taking BoB and Gundog Group 2 under Frank Kane in August with Alice taking Best Bitch.  Frank Kane was full of praise for Freddie who turned 7 the next day, he pushed very hard for the Group.  Freddie's second show as a Veteran and he took Best Veteran in Show qualfying for Channel Islands Veteran of the Year which is held in February in Jersey.  He then followed this up by taking the Group, qualifying for Dog of the Year, 3rd Best in Show and Best Veteran in Show!!  Alice has won some good classes with some BoB's and Group placings and gained her Stud Book No which is lifetime Crufts qualification!!  Little Norah took a little longer to mature and is now really looking the part, we have one more try to qualify for Crufts at Manchester Champ Show in January, fingers tightly crossed.  She has qualified for Channel Islands Puppy of the Year so will be accompanying Freddie in February.  The year has been touched by sadness with the sudden loss of Marvin in February after a very show illness and also the loss of Oliver to Lymphoma in October, both missed very deeply and forever in my heart!!

09 November 2019 - Kennel Club of Jersey November Open Show - Judge Mr R Kinsley - Norah 1st Cocker Spaniel Puppy, Best Cocker Spaniel Puppy and Gundog Puppy Group 2, Freddie 1st Cocker Spaniel Open Dog, Best of Breed, Gundog Group 1, 1st AV Gundog Veteran, 3rd Best in Show and Best Veteran in Show!!! Woo hoo go Freddie!!  I was absolutely gobsmacked that not only did Freddie take the Group qualifying him for Channel Islands Dog of the Year but that he was 3rd Best in Show and another Best Veteran in Show!!!  Alice was 3rd in Open Bitch.

Freddie BVIS KCJ Nov 19

27 October 2019 - The Guernsey Kennel Club Winter Open Show - Judge Mrs S Marshall ("Lowerdon") - Norah 1st Cocker Spaniel Puppy Bitch, Best Cocker Spaniel Puppy, Gundog Puppy Group 1, 1st AV Gundog Puppy, 1st AV Gundog Novice and 3rd Best Puppy in Show.  Freddie 1st Cocker Spaniel Open Dog, Best Opposite Sex, 1st AV Gundog Open Dog, 1st AV Gundog Veteran and Best Veteran in Show. Alice was 2nd Open Bitch and 3rd AV Open Bitch.

Critique from Mrs S Marshall - Cocker Spaniel - Puppy (1) 1, De Carteret Annilann Miss Dynamite with Derrindee.  Feminie head, has sufficient neck, firm topline, well ribbed up, she has dept of chest and was free on the move.  BP and PGrp 1.  OD - (1) De Carteret Bitcon Spy For Derrindee.  Liked this roan boy for his size and balance.  Good head, fore and aft angles, legs and feet.  Big ribs.  Moved on a sound and free stride.  OB (8-2) - 2 De Carteret Kyna Slack Alice with Derrindee.  Like her head and expression, well off for body, good quality coat.  Sound movement.


13 October - 2019 - West of England Cocker Spaniel Club - Championship Show - Judge Mr K Costello (Dogs) and Mrs G Pearce-Gudger (Bitches) - Freddie 2nd Any Colour Veteran.  Alice 2nd in Any Colour Open Bitch which has gained Alice her Stud Book Number and lifetime qualification for Crufts.  Little Norah showed very well but was a baby in her Minor Puppy Class and was unplaced.  We had a really lovely day catching up with friends.

Critique from Mrs G Pearce-Gudger - 2nd De Carteret’s Kyna Slack Alice With Derrindee blue roan with dark feminine head of good proportions, dark tight rimmed eyes and square muzzle, short in neck and slightly heavier on shoulders than 1, good forechest and uppearm, substantial boned legs with neat feet, deep ribbed short coupled body with rear quarters of good muscle tone and angulation, well coated and presented, moved well.

Critique from Mr K Costello - 2nd De Carteret’s Bitcon Spy for Derrindee, smaller type, very short, good neck and shoulders, nice coat, moved ok

09 October 2019 - A very sad day for us today as we had to say goodbye to Oliver.  He had been my constant companion for nearly 12 years.  We had such a wonderful time together, he was a one in a million dog and will be greatly missed.  Rest in peace my darling boy until we meet again over the rainbow bridge.

08 September 2019 - Richmond Championship Dog Show - Judge Mr Leslie Forfar (Glasedin) - Freddie 2nd Veteran Dog.  Alice Reserve Open Bitch.

Critique from Mr L Forfar - 2nd De Carteret’s Bitcon Spy for Derindee. B/R built on finer lines all though. Appropriate reach of neck in to well laid shoulders. Well developed quarters enabling him to move with the desired reach and drive.  Could not match the overall quality of 1.

01 September 2019 - The Guernsey Kennel Club Autumn Open Show - Judges Mrs R Barney "Verrami" - Freddie 1st Cocker Spaniel Open Dog and Best of Breed, nothing in the Group today as Fred was bored.  Alice was 3rd in Open Bitch.  

Critique from Mrs R Barney - Cocker Spaniel OD (1) De Carteret's Bitcon Spy for Derrindee, good headed lad, lovely legs & feet, carrying a little bit too much weight, good angles fore & aft, a little short in neck but moved out well both ways & in pofile. BOB.

17 August 2019 - The Kennel Club of Jersey Summer Championship Show - Judge Mr Frank Kane - Freddie 1st Cocker Spaniel Open Dog, Best of Breed, Gundog Group 2 and the Jersey RCC.  Alice 1st Cocker Spaniel Open Bitch and Best Bitch.  What an honour to show under Frank Kane again and for Freddie to do so well under him 7 years on from when he last judged him in Jersey.  Freddie really showed well and pushed the Group 1 winner hard.  Huge congratulations to my travelling buddy Jodie Trebert for taking Group 1 and the Jersey CC with her Spanish Water Dog Seve!!  He powered around the ring and did not disappoint going 3rd Best in Show.  Thanks also to Mark Evans and Ginny Heaume for the lovely photos taken at the Show and also a thanks to my other travelling buddies Jo Mauger and Yvonne Wilkinson for all the laughs. 


Critiques from Frank Kane

Cocker Spaniel OD (3, 0) 2 very good blue - 1 De Carteret Bitcon Spy for Derrindee top quality 7 years blue. Very cockery. Scores in head and eye. Is carrying maximum weight which just told against him in the group competition. BOB & Grp 2. 

Cocker Spaniel OB (6, 0) Really good class - 1 De Carteret Kyna Slack Alice with Derrindee 4 years blue. Very cockery and excellent mover. Scored in front action. Good head but I’d prefer a darker eye.

07 July 2019 - East of England Agricultural Society Championship Dog Show - Judge Mrs Linda Robinson "Jozelah") - Alice was 3rd in her Limit Bitch class qualifying her for Crufts 2020. 

23 March 2019 - The Kennel Club of Jersey Winter Championship Show - Judge Mr Moray Armstrong "Bitcon".  Only Alice shown today and she did not let me down by winning Open Bitch, Best of Breed, Best Bitch and Gundog Group 4!! Huge congratualtions to my great friend Ginny Heaume and her Clumber Spaniel Flo on winning Reserve Best in Show and to another good friend Natalie de la Cour on winnig Best Puppy in Show with the gorgeous Teddy the Shih Tzu!!

Critique from Moray Armstrong - Open Bitch - Kyna Slack Alice at Derindee - Super head and eye, nice neck and shoulder, big ribs, strong quarters nice bone and feet. Sound and stylish, excellent side profile, carrying too much weight which cost her higher group places. BOB. G4


17 March 2019 - The Guernsey Kennel Club Match - Judges Mrs Christianne Beardow - Alice won her class and was later declared Best in Match.  I was totally shocked and delighted with Alice she hasn't been shown since October 2018 and really showed her socks off. Thank you Christianne for thinking so highly of Alice.  Congratulations to Pam Smith and Lynn Ozanne on taking Reserve Best in Match with their Welsh Springer Spaniel Ceren.


24 February 2019 - Guernsey Kennel Club Members Show - Judge Mrs B Bodle - Freddie was 1st Open Dog and 2nd AV Gundog Open Dog.  No Alice today as she has put on some weight thinking she was pregnant lol Hopefully she will be out and about again very soon!!

Critique from Mrs Bodle - OD (3,1 abs) 1 and BOB De Carteret’s Bitcon Spy For Derrindee handsome male with a lovely head and expression, clean slightly arched neck, well boned straight forelegs and good feet, well sprung ribs and a strong topline held on the move. Moved out with animation and total soundness.

20 February 2019 - A very sad day for us all when we had to say goodbye to Marvin this morning.  After a very short illness he took a turn for the worse and the kindest thing to do although very heartbreaking for us was to let him go and suffer no more.  He was a cheeky, naught but lovable old boy and we miss him deeply.  Sleep tight Marvin until we all meet again xxx

Linda Moroney Oh Derryn, that's so sad. Sending you hugs xx
Mark Sanderson So very sorry
Di Le Tissier Have PM'd you
Shari Bennett So sorry to hear this sad news Derryn. Run free with Douglas over Rainbow Bridge now Marvin. x
Julian Schofield So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you XX
Nicky De Lisle Sorry to hear this Derryn, it's never easy letting them go, he will be with you always xx
Jo Mauger I'm so sorry Derryn he was a special cocker full of character. Thinking of you at this sad time. Love to you
Jane Simmonds Sleep tight Marvin - you were much loved and will be very sadly missed ???? Thinking of you Derryn xx
Jane Cowles So hard, definitely the worst bit of owning dogs, they are just never with us long enough :( xx
Mich Wilson So sorry Dessie xx



Nothing much to report at the moment ... looking forward to Channel Islands Dog of the Year which is on 16 February and then the Guernsey Kennel Club Members Show on 24 February.