Maureen and Tony Taylor bid you a warm welcome to the
our site, the home of what we affectionately call the "Maursett Mob". This has, over the years, included
Clumber Spaniels, English Setters, Basset Hounds, German
Shorthaired and Wirehaired Pointers and
the Bracco Italiano.
of you who know us for reasons other than dog showing often ask
why we use the name "Maursett" - the reason, simply, is
that it is our Kennel Club Affix. We first applied to the Kennel Club for our own affix
many years ago at a time when we first started showing English Setters. We tried to get all sorts of names that would be
appropriate, all of which were rejected - apart from 'Maursett'
- derived from Maureen and Setters much to Tony's great distress!
It was not long
before we were at a show and caught sight of one of
those white gundogs in the distance.
Spaniels!" - well, that is what we were told by someone we thought to be
knowledgeable, but we did eventually find out that these
were, indeed, Clumber Spaniels.
Needless to say, we were well and truly smitten with the breed
and they have, of course, become a major part of
our lives (and yes, that really is Maureen and
Tony in the photograph with
Sheena, our foundation dog
We hope that you enjoy your visit to our site and
learning about our hobby. Please feel free to
contact usabout our fields of interest.
dogs have performed well in both the show ring and working
environments and have been bred for type, health and, above all else,
All of our Clumber Spaniel breeding stock
have been tested for PDP1 and are certified clear.
with the Maursett prefix have gained Champion status at home, as
well as internationally in the United States of America and in
the Republic of Ireland. Maureen and Tony have both awarded
Challenge Certificates in Clumber Spaniels, German Wirehaired
Pointers and Bracco Italiano. Maureen
also had the honour of judging Clumber Spaniels at Crufts in 2013
and awarded CCs in English Setters at Blackpool Championship
Show in 2018.
Maureen and Tony have both judged Clumber Spaniels at Championship Shows down under in
Melbourne, Australia. Maureen was, for many
years, an award winning Breed Notes correspondent
for Clumber Spaniels in Dog World (prior to the
paper closing in 2017). Maureen is continuing
to produce her breed notes on Facebook
Here). Anyone with
any news or information for Maureen's breed notes should
All of our dogs are micro-chipped and their detail
registered. Tony and Maureen are both qualified
implanters, having been trained by a veterinary
You can also read her extensive comments after
Clumber Spaniels were removed from the Kennel Club
High Profile Breed List in September 2014 - just go
Clumber HPB List Removal page, to read the Dog World article in