Maeve (who certainly lives up to her
name as a mischievous member of the Maursett Mob) made her debut appearance at
Leeds Championship Show in July 2015, at just 6 months of age where she
delighted us by winning the Clumber Spaniel Puppy Bitch and Best Puppy award.
Maeve pictured in July 2016 as she takes
Best of Breed Clumber Spaniel at York Canine
Carol Moore judged Maeve at the
Saltburn Open Show in 2016, a few days after Maeve had got her second Reserve CC
(aged just 15 months) at WELKS under breed specialist Lee Cox.
"What a little cracker she is. Quality
from nose to tail and movement that is a joy to watch. Square muzzle
balanced by moulded back skull. Bright eye giving a sassy
expression. Strong through the neck, excellent front assembly with
plenty of bone and the correct amount of leg. Firm topline standing
and moving, lovely wide thighs with good muscle."
Carol Moore, Judge - Saltburn & District
Open Show, April 2016 (Maeve
Best AVNSC & Gundog Group 2)
"I judged this youngster last
year in a Puppy Group and liked what I saw.....soft expression, with
clean eye, well constructed front, just the right neck length going into
well angulated shoulders, well turned stifle giving good movement".
Gordon Talbot, Judge - Crufts, March
2016 (Maeve -Res CC)
"Just up my street. So pretty,
10 months, beautifully balanced, lovely head and expression, nice tight
eyes, super neck. Good length. Moved out with reach and drive.
I liked her a lot"
Dee Carter Hunt, Judge - LKA
Championship Show, December 2015 (Maeve -Best Puppy in Breed)
"A feminine bitch, full of
character. Good clean head, with good dentition. Clean eyes
and ears, good muscle tone over the shoulders flowing into a level
topline which was maintained on the move. Good depth of chest,
moved with real drive."
David Boden, Judge - Gundog Breeds Association
of Scotland Ch Show, November 2015, (Maeve - Best Puppy in Breed & Puppy
Group judged by Gordon Talbot
Maeve has certainly made her mark at an early age,
including a Group 4 Puppy award at the Gundog Breeds Association of Scotland
Championship Show, Best Puppy in Show at the Clumber Spaniel Club Championship
Show and Best Puppy in Show at the Goyt Valley Gundog Club. She has
enjoyed Best Puppy awards at Championship Shows and Group awards at other open
shows as her show career gets off to a flying start. Maeve took the
Reserve Bitch Challenge Certificate at Crufts in March 2016 and at WELKS at
few weeks later. She gained her first Challenge Certificate at the
National Dog Show in May 2017 (judge:Tom Graham), with her second later the
same month at SKC (judge: Jeff Horswell). She gained her title when Ruth
Martin awarded her that all important third Challenge Certificate at Leeds
Championship Show in July 2017. She then went on to gain the CC and Best of
Breed at 2017 Gundog Society of Wales Championship Show under breed
specialist judge John Newsham.
"At this age, she is nicely
proportioned which promises well of things to come. She has a nice
broad skull, with a good expression and regular scissor bite.
Correct angulation to the front and rear with a level topline held on
the move and a good reach. Well sprung ribs and reasonable depth
of chest, good turn of stifle"
Shepherd, Judge - Goyt Valley, Januarry 2015 (Maeve
- Best Puppy, Best of Breed
and Res Best Puppy in Show*)
- judged by Nigel Worth
Maeve winning Best Puppy in Show at Goyt Valley Gundog in October 2015 (judged
by Caroline Walkling).
"Lives up to her name. Pretty,
feminine head with a lovely soft expression. Clean eyes and ears.
Correct bite, firm over the shoulders, good front and rear, plenty of bone, well
bent stifles, correct tail set which she carried well on the move. This is
one to watch. Liked her a lot"
Hilda Monaghan, Judge - Clumber Spaniel Club Ch
Show, October 2015 (Maeve - Best Puppy in Show)
Maeve continues her winning ways, earning another Best Puppy in Breed award, at
Driffield Championship Show in October 2015. Breed specialist judge David
Howarth placed Maeve first in the Minor Puppy class and then BP in the
challenge. The following weekend, Hilda Monaghan was judging the Clumber
Spaniel Club's Championship Show and awarded Maeve Best Puppy in Show.
"At 8 months, shows a lot of promise.
Well balanced body, with length coming from ribs rather than loins. Lovely head
with plenty of stop and clean eyes. Strong neck of correct length, well boned,
straight front legs. In good coat and carrying the correct amount of body.
Moved with enthusiasm. Should develop nicely"
David Howarth, Judge - Driffield Ch
Show, October 2015 (Maeve
- Best Puppy in Breed)
"A real baby, but has attitude and
presence already at six months. Loved her head, good shape, balanced and
with a lovely clean eye and that thoughtful expression which is so typical.
Best of fronts, excellent body for her
age with good depth and well sprung ribs. Once she settled into her
stride, moved very soundly.
Judge - (Leeds Championship
Show, July 2015 Maeve - Best Puppy in Breed)
Mischievous by name and mischievous by nature - from a very
Here she is, newly arrived chez Maursett and about to wake
up her grand mother, Ethel (Maursett Melisent), who happened to be fast
asleep......but not for long.