Notice Board

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  • Proposed Animal Welfare changes in Wales

    Subject: Proposed Animal Welfare (Licencing of Exhibits) Wales Regs 2020

    By now, you may already be aware that the Welsh Government has issued proposals for consultation which would introduce a licencing and inspection system for exhibitors of animals in Wales, and for residents of Wales exhibiting animals outside Wales. Although there is an exemption noted for pet dogs shown once or twice a year at local shows, this does obviously not cover us. As the proposals stand, if implemented, I don't think it is overstating the case to say that it possibly could signal the end of dog showing in Wales.

    The KC website which provides a link to the Welsh Government site where the proposals are laid out? The KC has also drawn up a suggested response for exhibitors to send to the Welsh Government. Then would you consider with your committees any ideas for achieving the loudest possible objections to what is proposed. The KC is taking the line that all pet dogs at all dog shows should be exempt. See Kennel Club link
  • The Third Moon Map Chronicle (Nina Green)

    Get Nina Green's 'The Third Moon Map Chronicle' for only £8.00 plus P & P. Please support English Setters by buying this lovely book with all proceeds from sales going to ESA and English Setter Rescue. This quality book is richly illustrated with photographs and has 640 pages printed on a silk finish paper similar to the previous two books.  Read further details or order a copy of Nina's book on this website use the heading 'About Breed' - Books or by copying and pasting this link
  • Bournehouse Prints


    The English Setter Association commissioned Stuart Mallard who is well known for his wildlife and dog pictures to paint in oils Sh Ch Bournehouse Royal Colours and Sh Ch Bournehouse Sea of Dreams in memory of their past Chairman Gordon Williams.

    The ESA committee felt that this was a fitting tribute to Gordon who not only gave much of his time to the Breed and Association, but the Bournehouse name is well-known throughout the dog world both here and abroad. At our recent Championship Show, Penny Williams was presented with the original picture by Stuart and there were many doggy folk there to see the unveiling. To coincide with the picture ESA are able to offer Limited Edition Prints for those wishing to purchase a print of the picture. This is a Limited Edition run of only 50 and already a number were purchased at the Show. The cost is £85. and each print is supplied, double mounted with a backboard and individual Certificate of Authenticity – overall size 16” x 20”. You can if you wish have your print framed and cost would be from £105 to £135 depending on which frame you choose.

    If you wish to order a print, please download the order form by clicking Order Form and send with your cheque made out to English Setter Association to the ESA secretary – Elwyn Evans. Briar Cottage, Plump Hill, Mitcheldean, Glos, GL17 0ET.

    If you would like more details of the frames, then please contact Fiona Mitchell on either or 01386 462681.      But hurry there are only a few left!
  • Puppy Register

    We now offer a FREE service to breeders who are members of the ESA. If you wish to advertise that you have puppies available we have a website page dedicated to assist with selling your puppies. We are giving this option a six month trial period to see if it works both for our website and yourselves. The webpage can/will be amended or removed subject to its use. The page is listed under the heading 'About Breed' then 'Puppy Register' or click here. The details required for advertising are as follows:-

    1. 1.   Your name and location. e.g. - Mr John (Jane) Smith, Norwich, Norfolk. You can also use your Affix if required in this first heading
    2. 2.   A contact telephone or mobile number
    3. 3.   Email Address
    4. 4.   Quantity, Sex & Colour. e.g. - 7dogs/4bitches, B/O/Tri
    5. 5.   Date of Birth. e.g. - 19/08/16
    Our conditions are that your listing will only be shown for 10 weeks on website from date of birth. It would be a great help if you can 'Contact Us' when the puppies are sold, this would also save you from further telephone calls from prospective purchasers.

    You must abide by the rules of the ESA's Code of Ethics.

    We do not offer to vet prospective purchasers and do not accept any responsibilites from problems arising from your advertisement or sales made from using the website.

    Finally, there could be a delay of up to 36hrs in posting your advert from when it is received.

    Just send your details using the 'Contact Us' link on the website.
  • 2020/21 Judges

    MESS: - Dogs - Mrs Barbara Cherry: Bitches - Mrs Karen Stirk: Referee - Mr Rod Green:
    SWKA - Mrs Christine Normansell
    SESS: - Dogs - Mrs Val Isherwood: Bitches - Mr Joe Watkins: Referee - Mrs Sue Bryant:
    ESSW: - Dogs - To follow: Bitches - Mr Simon Pitts: Referee - Mr Elwyn Evans:
    National Gundog: - Mrs Linda Taylor
    ESS of Scotland: - Dogs Mr G M Burton: Bitches Mrs J C Boyd: Referee - Mrs L Simpson:
    Birmingham National: - Mrs Fran Grimsdell
    Scottish Kennel Club: - Mr C A Atkinson
    ESA 19/04/2020: - Dogs - Mrs Sharon Littlechild: Bitches - Mr Keith Young: Referee - Mr Christopher Bird
    Bath: - Mr Richard Bott
    Blackpool: - Dr Ron James
    Setter & Pointer: - Mrs Fiona Mitchell
    Bournemouth: Mrs Jane Bishop
    NESS: Dogs - Mrs Sue Rumble: Bitches - Mrs Sue Loynd: Referee - Miss Lois A Buckley
    ESS of Wales, 05/04/2020: Dogs - To follow: Bitches - Mr Simon Pitts: Referee - Mr Elwyn Evans: Memorials - Mrs Sheree Parrish
    Manchester -  Mr Stuart Cummings
    Midland Counties: - Mrs Margaret Henry
    Southern Counties's: Mrs C J Tucker
    Border Union: Mr E Stephenson
    Windsor: Mr R McMaster
    East of England: Mr S H Cook
    Leeds: Mrs L C Dale
    Welsh Kennel Club: Miss Becky A Johnson
    Birmingham City: Mrs M Gittins
    Darlington: Mrs P M Colton
    Ladies Kennel Association: Mrs K Reid

    Three Counties - Mr Jeff Roberts
    South Wales K A - Mrs Gill Baker
    MESS: Dogs - Mr J D Martin: Bitches - Mrs Tanya Lewis: Referee - Mrs Margaret Henry
    ESS of Wales: Dogs - Mr G W Hayburn: Bitches - Mrs R M C Martin: Referee - Mrs G Baker
    ESA: Dogs - Ms J M Miller: Bitches - Mrs Penny Williams: Referee - Mrs L Taylor
    Birmingham National: Mrs M Withey
    Bath: Mr D J Bell
    SKC: Mrs L A Cooper
    Blackpool: Mr D W Shields
    National Gundog: Mrs Joanne Isherwood
    Bournemouth: Mr J Horswell
    Darlington: Mrs L Armstrong Rodgers
    Manchester: Mr W Eickert
    Setter & Pointer: Mrs M Taylor
    SESS: Dogs - Mrs Sandra Full: Bitches: Mrs Sue Rumble: Referee: Mrs Jenny Day