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A Crufts first for Kirkmarsh
This is Kirkmarsh Boaster, otherwise known as Tristan who has made a first for the Kirkmarsh Kennel by being the first Irish Water Spaniel (we believe) to have qualified for Crufts in the team flyball competition.
He is part of the Warrington Wizards team in the competition.

Good luck to Tristan and his owner Spencer Thomas.

Tristan is by our American import Bentley out of our Swedish import Liz.

More information on Tristan's flyball career.

Also at Crufts another first for Kirkmarsh

This is Rover, Kirkmarsh Dasher, who won the postgraduate dog class at Crufts
Unfortunately Tristan's team lost in their third match of the quarter final.after apparently winning it. Below is the decider. Throughout the two matches Tristan had been flawless. The team is through to the semis on Saturday. The team made it through to the finals but were beaten by last year's winners.

Ziva competing in the 2013 minor retriever breeds' annual team gundog working test.
We are owners, handlers and breeders of working Irish Water Spaniels and use them in the shooting field as well as competitively in gun dog working tests and field trials. We even enter the occasional show.
Our Water Spaniels are bred for temperament, for working in the shooting field, competing in gundog working tests and field trials, but most of all they are bred to be great companions, with fantastic personalities. The dogs we now use for breeding are all hip scored, elbow scored and have annual eye tests. In addition, mating considerations are checked against a breed database and genetics program to ensure we achieve low levels of inbreeding.
Our current dogs come from the United States, Sweden, Ireland and homebred by us in the UK.
We devote most of our time and energy to the breed, including the promotion of the breed.
We occasionally have puppies available and would be delighted to talk to you about the Breed and whether it is suitable for you.

Mawley Hall training weekend - April 2013

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