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
  • Health Seminar at Dick White Referal Centre

    Health seminar day at DICK WHITE REFERALS.

    There are only 50 places available for this very informative day at one of the country's top Veterinary Specialist Centre's.

    To ensure a place, please email Simon Pitts at

    DICK WHITE REFERALS:  Veterinary Specialist Centre
    Station Farm, London Road, Six Mile Bottom, Suffolk, CB8 0UH
    HEALTH SEMINAR for English Setter breeders: Saturday 5th October 2019

    09.00: Arrival, Registration and Coffee
    09.15: Welcome to DWR;  Who we are and what DWR specialists do; Rob Foale
    9.30 - 10.00: Orthopaedic Hip dysplasia; Jan Janovec
    10.00 - 10.30:    Oncology; Approach to the cancer patient; Davide Berlato
    10.30 - 11.00: Ophthalmology; Common ocular disorders; Ines Freitas
    11.00 - 11.45: Coffee and DWR Tour
    11.45 - 12.15: Anaesthesia; Analgesia in working dogs; Freddie Corletto
    12.15 - 12.45: Soft tissue Laryngeal paralysis; Francisco Silveira
    12.45 - 13.00: Butternut box;
    13.00 - 14.30: LUNCH 
    14.30 -15.15:     Internal Medicine; Addison’s disease & hypothyroidism; Ariadna Ribas Latre 
    15.15 - 16.00: Dermatology Atopic dermatitis; Rosario Cerundolo
    16.00 - 16.30: Neurology Brain tumours; deafness; Giunio B. Cherubini
    Closing Comments

    To download full details of the agenda please click   AGENDA


    An invitation to all English Setter enthusiasts who wish to spend a great day out finding more information on the breed or just having fun with your dogs.
    A wonderful opportunity to meet other setter owners and chat to experienced breeders/exhibitors. Also open to anyone who wishes to find information about and also meet our beautiful breed.

    fun book


    Please help make this a memorable day for all, help us advertise the Fun Day by downloading the Flyer & Booking Form to give to all other English Setter friends or any other person you know who wants information about our breed. 'Award winning photographer, Rebecca Gourtorbe will be available to take photographs of your dogs and children. There will also be a demonstration of agility with English Setters and a chance for you to have a go with your dogs.'

    To download the Flyer,Booking Form, Timetable or Dogshow click highlighted headings       FLYER     BOOKING FORM    TIMETABLE     DOGSHOW

  • 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 - Mrs Anne 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:
    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