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  • English Setter Breed Appreciation Day

    ENGLISH SETTER BREED APPRECIATION DAY (to be held in accordance with the new KC Judges Competency Framework)
    on SUNDAY 15th APRIL 2018 at Corley Village Hall, Church Lane, Corley, CV7 8AY.

    This is a pilot for the new Judges Competency Framework (JCF) effective from January 2019. More information can be found at
    Breed Appreciation Days (BAD) will be a mandatory requirement for all judges wishing to judge English Setters from the new Level 2, or judges wishing to progress from Level 1 to Level 2. The above link to the JCF will assist you with your judging level, but please do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further advice. The morning session will consist of an introduction to the English Setter and the Kennel Club Breed Standard which is an essential part of the criteria in awarding CC’s in the breed, followed by the opportunity for individuals to examine exhibits assisted by CC judges. The afternoon will consist of the Multiple Choice Exam (MCE) on the Kennel Club Breed Standard for the English Setter.
    Anyone can apply to attend the BAD, but only judges that have undertaken the following Kennel Club education seminars are eligible to take the multiple-choice Breed Standard Exam (MCE).
    • To have passed the Rules & Regulations of a Dog Show Judge
    • To have Passed the Points of the Dog Assessment
    • To have attended a Conformation & Movement Seminar

    Download the attached booking form for more details by clicking      Booking Form      Or contact Steve Collier - email:

  • Setter & Pointer Competition

    Like most societies today The Setter and Pointer Club have many concerns for the future reagarding dog showing in general and especially for many of the Show Societies and Gundog Breeds. This maifests itself in many ways, declining membership and support for clubs, reduction in entries, reduction in numbers of gundogs being registered. They have taken a positive step in trying to address this situation and the ESA are very happy to support their aims.

    The Setter & Pointer Club have organised an exciting new competition for all exhibitors which begins at their Championship Show in November and ends at Midland Counties each year. Contestants must be members of the Setter & Pointer Club to enter, for the 2017/2018 competition 2018 membership is required. Subcriptions are only £5.00 for single & £6.00 for joint membership. So in summary they feel the awards would be something all Setter & Pointer exhibitors would want to support, participate and maybe win. Brief details of competition as follows:-

    To be run annually commencing at The Setter and Pointer Championship Show on 4th November 2017 and ending at Midland Counties 2018.
    Scoring System and Claim Forms will be available from the Secretary
    Points are awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd placings,CC, Res CC, BIS, RBIS, BPIS, BVIS, GROUPs 1,2,3,4.
    Double Points For Wins At Setter and Pointer Championship Show
    Overall Top Setter/Pointer will be declared
    Top Setter/Pointer for each Breed will be declared
    Top Veteran, Top Working and Top Puppy overall will be declared
    Top Veteran, Top Working and Top Puppy for each Breed will be declared.
    Quarterly claims to be submitted to the Chairman, Miss Carol Moore, The Lodge, The Nant, Llanferres, Mold, Denbighshire CH7 5SS, within two weeks of each cut off date.
    Claims can also be emailed to
    Further information can be obtained from the Setter and Pointer Club Secretary, Mrs Mary Sherratt, 58 Fold Lane, Biddulph, Staffordshire Moorlands ST8 7SG Email:

    The Competition Criteria which can be downloaded below explains how the competition runs and the points system is scored. Also included below is all other relevant information available for download. The entry cut off date to participate is to be extended to late April 2018.

    Full information and forms are available in the following PDF downloads:-      Competition Criteria       Competition Registration      Membership Application      Claim Form

  • Message From Treasurer

    A gentle reminder of subscriptions being due on the 1st January. All UK membership is now £10 with Overseas at £15. Additional funds may be sent direct to the Association's Account:

    Sort Code - 30.97.13
    Account Number - 01057084

    Use your name as reference together with post code, or send through the post, direct to our treasurer.
    Many thanks,
    Mrs Val Isherwood (Treasurer)
  • Year Book Set 1978/2017

    I have a complete set of the English Setter Association Year Books, 1978 to 2017 inclusive. If any of the members would like to have these books they are very welcome to arrange collection. For full details contact Mrs Janet Rowland, Elesmere, Shropshire; Email -

  • The Pawscars Awards

    Every year 'The Pawscars Awards' organise an event celebrating 'British Dogdom' and at the same time raise funds for good causes. The dog showing community are able to nominate those individuals, organisations and businesses they believe worthy of recognition.

    This year Rod & Anne Green have been nominated in 'The Steward of the Year' category along with two other nominees. There is no better way for you to acknowledge their hard work, commitment and knowledge of the breed/dog showing by registering your vote on the Pawcars website. Please click this link for the nominations and voting details.        Pawscars

    Endorsement from our President Valerie Foss: I quite agree Rod & Anne Green are excellent stewards, over the years I have been lucky enough to have them steward for me. They also know all the rules, they are quiet & helpful at all levels. They know all about it from the angles of being top breed judges & exhibitors at the highest level.
  • ESA Championship Show 2018

    The English Setter Association's 65th Breed Championship Show will be held on Sunday 22nd April 2018 at The East Hall, Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire CV8 2LZ.

    The Show opens at 9.00 and judging for Bitches commences at 9.30am with Dogs at 10.00 am. Judges will be Miss Lois Buckley (Fishwick) Dogs and Miss Glenis Williams (Wistaston) Bitches with Mrs Chris Jennings as Referee who will also be judging the Brace class. Mr Shigeru Kaizaki (Lakecastle) will be judging two Memorial Classes. To download Schedule and Entry Form click the following headings:-

                    Schedule      Entry Form

    The closing date for Entries is Monday 26th March 2018. Entry Fees are £14.00 for Members and £16.00 Non Members for first entry per Dog and each subsequent entry per same Dog at £3.00. Pre-paid Catalogue's are available at £3.00 or a limited number on day at £3.50. Refreshments will be available throughout the day and car parking is free.

    Entries and Fees to be sent to The Secretary: Mr R.E. Evans, Briar Cottage, Plump Hill, Mitcheldean, Glos GL17 0ET, or contact for further information Tel: 01594 544190.

  • English Setter Rescue Calendar 2018

    English Setter Rescue was started by Gladys Jenkins in the early 1970s when it came to her notice that there were English Setters needing help when their owners could no longer care for them. Gladys and her husband Bert, and a few friends, started English Setter Rescue.

    At that time the dogs were usually placed straight from one home to another. No paper work was needed - there was no need to be 'politically correct' or even worry about the possibility of 'being sued' in those days! By the mid 1980s English Setters had become a very popular breed of dog and over 1500 puppies were being registered with the Kennel Club in some years, hence the number of Setters coming into Rescue was growing and increasing each year.

    On 22nd January 1986 English Setter Rescue became a Registered Charity (Charity No. 293708), managed by a panel of trustees with a nationwide network of generous and willing helpers. It is financed entirely from donations and by fund raising.

    Please support the English Setter Rescue Association by purchasing a 2018 Calendar for only £7.22 including post and packaging. To buy the 2018 Calendar, please download the order form by clicking Order Form

    If you require any further information regarding the Calendar please telephone Sue & John Lynch on 01903 714244 or email:

  • 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.
  • 2019 Judges

    MESS: Dogs - Joanne Howarth: Bitches - Jill Kelly: Referee - Maureen Withey
    ESSW: Dogs - Mrs Maureen Collier: Bitches - Mrs Anne Dykes: Referee: - Mrs Margaret Green
    SESS: Dogs - Mr David Howarth: Bitches - Mr Neil Kelly: Referee - Mrs Chris Sayers
    Three Counties - Frank Kane
    South Wales K. A. - Agnes Murphy
    L.K.A. - Lorna Howarth
    Bath: Jenny Day
    Blackpool: Moray Armstrong
    Birmingham National: - Mrs K Gorman
    Setter & Pointer: - Karen Sillence
    ESA: - Dogs _ Stella Oliver: Bitches - Christine Jennings: Referee: - Rod Green
    WELKS: - Tereza Watkins
    SKC: - Jeff Horswell
    NESS: - Dogs Mrs Anne Derry: - Bitches Mrs M R White: - Referee Steve Collier