***Showing update 2012 - scroll down for details***
Franaille Oceans (Phoebe)
Dam: Asquanne's Grania with Franaille JW Sh.CM
Sire: Charbonnel War Hero
*** 16.08.11 - General Phoebeness - Scroll down for more information ***
Phoebe has had a fantastic start to her show career, winning Best Puppy in Show at a local companion dog show on only her second ever outing!
Judge: Mr Gary Quest
She also delighted us at LKA Championship show held at the NEC on Saturday 12th December by gaining 4th place in minor puppy bitch with 15 dogs present.
Thanks to the judge Mr Mark Boswell
Photos from LKA
Not forgetting Whisky.....
Weston Super Mare Open Show - 30.12.09
This was a two day open show held at The Royal Bath and West Showground in Shepton Mallet. Phoebe was entered in
Cocker Spaniel Puppy and won the class. She was then challenged for Best Puppy by another unbeaten puppy from the
Junior class. I was delighted when Phoebe was awarded Best Puppy In Breed Overall. Phoebe put on a good
performance in the group competition but went unplaced unfortunately.
Taunton DCS - 3.01.10
Phoebe was awarded a credible 2nd place at this show judged by Hazel Dewhurst (Lapidary)
SNOW PHOTOS!!!! (Taken on Wednesday 6.01.10)
We have had alot of snow in the South West over the last week so I thought it would be nice to share some snow photos with you................
Breed judge: Mrs D. Spavin - Best Puppy in Breed
Gundog Group judge: Mrs A Corbett - Puppy Group 2
Newton Abbott and South Devon Canine Society
Best Puppy in Breed - Handled by Vanda Shepperd
Tiverton DCS Limit show
Today we attended this well run Limit show. Phoebe was entered into AV Gundog puppy and won the class.
Zara was entered into AV spaniel and was awarded 2nd place.
In the competition for Best in Show, Chris Pearn and her cocker Edwin were awarded BIS.
Much to our suprise, the judge then went on to award Phoebe BPIS!!
Quote from the judge "I honestly have never owned a cocker spaniel"
A really nice day and we came away with a beautiful rosette and a trophy too!
Plymouth DCS 13.02.10
Judge: Michelle Lockwood (Chimewood)
Phoebe was awarded BOB, BPIB and PG2 - She really did show her socks off beating adult competition!
Here she is in the group
Central Cornwall DCS 14.02.10
Another great day with Whisky gaining BOB and Phoebe BPIB
Here are a few pics of Phoebe in the ring
20.02.10 - Ilfracombe DCS
Phoebe won BPIB and PG4 today at Ilfracombe in good company!
28.02.10 - NM & EC CSC Championship show
Bitches were judged today by Mr Chris Laverty from Ireland (Laveris). Phoebe was placed a credible 4th in a large MPB class. 18 in the class...Way to go Phoebe!
Photos below taken by Mr G.Turner
Isle of Wight Gundog 20.03.2010
For a change, this year we decided to set sail and head to the Isle of Wight for the weekend and what a beautiful place it is! We set off at 2am to be at Southampton ferry port for a 6am departure (Zzzzz)
On arrival the weather was pretty grim but we headed to the show venue, an equestrian centre in Rookley.
The weather persisted to rain all day and it was really cold!
Anyway, despite the weather we did well in our breed classes with Phoebe winning Best Puppy in Breed and Whisky getting a good 2nd in the open class. The judge was Mr Peter Pavey (Manchela)
Phoebe was also placed 2nd in the Gundog Puppy Stakes under Mr Mike Masters (Manchela)
We stayed in a lovely, friendly bed and breakfast and on Sunday the weather was glorious so we spent the day exploring some of the fantastic beaches the island had to offer, whilst doing our other hobby of Geocaching.
What a fab weekend and we hope to go back next year!
Bridgwater Premier show 28.03.2010
This was a large open show held at the Hand Stadium in clevedon. Our judge for today was Miss Ann Nugent (Nulea). Unfortunately another show in the area and the breed council meeting seemed to have affected the entry a little. Despite this the turn out (although small) was quality.
Phoebe was awarded Best Puppy in Breed and Whisky was Best of Breed!
Exonian Canine Society 3.04.10
Today the breed was judged by Mrs Jane Lilley.
I was away in London for the Easter weekend and so Kimberley took the dogs to all the Easter shows and had lots of fun doing so!
From a lovely entry Phoebe was awarded BPIB and RBOB at just 10 months old - a great achievement!
Chris Pearn was awarded BOB with her Totenkopf Rocknrobin with Gwbert. He then went on to win Group 1 and BIS.
St Agnes Canine Association 4.04.10
This show was judged by Mrs P Brigden.
Phoebe was awarded BPIB and went on to win the Gundog Puppy Group!
Whisky was awarded BOB and went on to win Gundog Group 3.
Cornwall Gundog 5.04.10
Phoebe was awarded her 3rd BPIB for the weekend at this lovely single group open show held at the Royal Cornwall Showground.
A great end to a very successful weekend!
Special thanks must go to Kimberley who showed the dogs to their best all weekend!
Bodmin Canine Society 11.04.10
This show was judged by Mrs J Ward.
Phoebe was awarded BPIB and went on to win her second PG1!
Phoebe's mother Grace (Asquanne's Grania with Franaille JW Sh.CM) made her first show appearance since having Phoebe's litter last June and pushed really hard for BOB but had to settle for RBOB. Still a great achievement and she powered around the ring like a she owned it!!
19.04.10 - Stoke Hill Beagles Companion Dog Show
This show was held in conjunction with the terrier and lurcher show at Pynes Hill Equestrian Centre in Exeter on a glorious sunny afternoon.
There was an excellent turnout and a great atmosphere.
The judge was Mrs Pinkerton and she declared Phoebe Best Puppy in Show and Best In Show overall
Exeter Companion Dog Show - Held at Exeter Racecourse
Phoebe winning Best Pedigree in Show!
1st May - Devon and Cornwall Cocker Spaniel Club
Any Colour Veteran
1 Herd's QUINTAVIA QUANTUM LEAP BVIS
2 Jefcoate's MANCHELA BLACK FOX WITH AUMYRA
3 Norris h/f Hunt SETTHORNES FLASH GORDON
AC Minor Puppy
1.Gregory's GLASFRYN ANGELIQUE BMPIS
2.Lill's ROSBERCON ROSEY RIBBONS
3.Bartlett's QUETTADENE BOBBY SOX
AC Puppy Dog
1. Herd's QUINTAVIA STOP AND STARE BPIS
AC Puppy Bitch
1.Bond's OLIBOND UPSY DAISY
Black, Red, Golden, Black & Tan, Liver & Tan â€“ Puppy
1.Bowman's FRANAILLE OCEANS
Black, Red, Golden, Black & Tan, Liver & Tan â€“ Novice
1.Baughan's PEMBUFF CORNISH GOLD AT BARRELROCK
Black, Red, Golden, Black & Tan, Liver & Tan â€“ Graduate
1.Herd's QUINTAVIA ROCK N ROSE BIS
2.Rihoy's SUNNERSET MOONLIGHTING
3.Bryant's MAJESTYKA DOUBLE TROUBLE
4.King's JINESSKA TOFFEE APPLE
Black, Red, Golden, Black & Tan, Liver & Tan â€“ Open
1.Bowman's ASQUANNE'S GRANIA WITH FRANAILLE JW Sh CM
2.Moutrey's SUNZO SOPRANO
3.Pearn's TOTENKOPF ROCKNROBIN WITH GWBERT Sh CM
4.King's JINESSKA DANCING LACE
5.Baughen's CLARAMAND CHANTANA AT BARRELROCK
Any Other Colour â€“ Puppy
1.Bond's OLIBOND UPSY DAISY
2.Lill's QUINTAVIA ILLUSION
Any Other Colour â€“ Novice
1.Lill's ROSBERCON RIGADOON
Any Other Colour â€“ Graduate
1.Webb's CAENRIVER LIMERICK BOY
2.Gregory's GLASFRYN OVER THE RAINBOW
Any Other Colour â€“ Open
1.Lill's ROSBERCON RELIGHT MY FIRE
2.Dewhurst's LAPIDARY REVOLUTION JW Sh CM
3.Walford's VALACE APOLLO WITH ZABLJAK
Any Colour â€“ Maiden
Any Colour â€“ Novice
Any Colour â€“ Tyro
1.Webbs's CAENRIVER LADY LUCK
2.Bryant's CUBLINGTON LORD AMOS
Any Colour â€“ Junior
1.Lill's ROSBERCON RIGADOON RBIS AND BOS
2.Meaker's MAEKWOOD FINESSE
3.Webb's CLASHANN GUY FAWKES BY CAENRIVER
Any Colour Yearling
1.Meaker's CHARBONNEL THELMA N LOUISE
2.Gibson's PINGATE PATHOS
3.Baughan's PEMBUFF CORNISH GOLD AT BARRELROCK
Any Colour â€“ Beginners
1.Hall's GUYSMOOR BRIGHT DAWN AT DARTDAY
Any Colour â€“ Undergraduate
1.Bond's CROWMERE POLLY POCKET
2.Burgess' COAKERS PRESTIGE
Any Colour â€“ Debutante
1.Webb's CLASHANN GUY FAWKES BY CAENRIVER
2.Moutrey's SUNZO SOPRANO
3.Green and Brain's ROTHMIA QUEEN SOPHIA AT MELONERAS
4.Walford's VALACE APOLLO WITH ZABLJAK
Any Colour â€“ Post Graduate
1.Bowman's ASQUANNE'S GOLDSTEIN AT FRANAILLE
2.Moutrey's SUNZO SOPRANO
3.Walford's VALACE APOLO AT ZABLJAK
Any Colour â€“ Special Open Bred by Exhibitor
1.Meaker's MEADWOOD CHARISMA
2.Moutrey's SUNZO SOPRANO
Any Colour â€“ Special Open Not Bred by Exhibitor
Any Colour â€“ Open Dog
1.Walford's VALACE APOLO AT ZABLJAK
Any Colour â€“ Open Bitch
1.Meaker's LAPIDARY AINT SHE SWEET AT MEAKWOOD
2.Pearn's BRELADE MISS TERIOUS
3.Burgess' COAKERS ORANGE BLOSSOM
Devon County Show - 21.05.10
This show was held at Westpoint on what seemed to be the hottest day of the year so far! I was working so Kimberley took all 3 dogs and had a very succesful day!
The judge was Mr Les Forfar (Glasedin) from Staffordshire. Being a weekday show, the entry wasn't great but he had some quality exhibits to handle.
Whisky (Asquanne's Goldstein), Phoebe (Franaille Oceans) and Grace (Asquanne's Grania) all won their respective classes and Grace went on to win Best of Breed and Phoebe Best Puppy and Puppy group 3.
Bath Championship Show 29.05.10
Phoebe and Lois (Marquell Mystique) were shown at Bath and despite both being unplaced in large breed classes, Phoebe went on to be placed 2nd in the Pro Plan Puppy of the Year stakes! The Judge was Mr G. Hill
30.05.10 - Phoebe, Lois and Zara - Walk at Sidmouth and encounter with some chickens!!
Judged by Gill Pearce-Gudger
This was Phoebe's last show as a puppy and I was delighted when she won a quality puppy class and went on to be Best Puppy in Breed. Grace and Whisky also won their classes and little Lois was 4th in Puppy.
Phoebe was then awarded PG3 by Mr M Howes (Medogold)
Royal Cornwall Show
A lovely hot day in Cornwall and a busy, interesting show to wander around!
Phoebe won her first class as a junior and Lois was 2nd as there was no puppy class at this show. Grace won Open Bitch and went on to be awarded BOB. Lois was BPIB.
The judge commented that Grace won on her overall balance, drive and maturity.
Exeter County Canine
Judge: Lucy Reader (Kaniboo)
From a quality entry, Lois won the puppy class, Phoebe won Junior and Grace won Open Bitch. Phoebe was awarded BOB and Lois BPIB.
The group judge was Mr C Woodward (Wadeson) and from a strong group of 19 gundogs, Phoebe was awarded G4. Lois won PG3.
Windsor Champ Show
Judge: Mr Andrew Pretty
Held on a lovely hot day in the grounds of Home Park opposite the beautiful Windsor Castle.
Lois was in a large, quality MPB class and was shortlisted down from 19 to the last 10, but unfortunately went unplaced.
It was Phoebe's first champ show in junior and from a lovely class of 11 she was placed 3rd, qualifying her for CRUFTS 2011.
To top off a great day, we stopped for cream teas with the Queen who was in residence! (OK so maybe I am slightly exaggerating, but we did see a blacked out Bentley with WILL 1 as the number plate!)
This was the first of 3 shows attended over this weekend and we got off to a great start. There was only one class for cockers unfortunately but we were delighted when Phoebe was awarded BOB and Lois BPIB and went on to get PG2!
Liskeard Premier Open Show
Today our breed judge was Mr Bill Bunce, he awarded Lois BPIB and Phoebe RBOB. Whisky had a good 2nd and Grace won the open bitch class. Grace also got 2nd in the Sh.CM stakes.
We also entered a team of cockers into the interclub team stakes:
We were representing Devon and Cornwall Cocker Spaniel Club and our team consisted of:
Asquanne's Grania with Franaille JW Sh.CM
Totenkopf Rockin Robin with Gwbert Sh.CM
Rothmia Queen Sophia at Meloneras
There were 32 teams entered and 19 present and we won!!
Lois also got a nice 6th in the Puppy stakes
Judge: Glenda Johnson (Oakmeadows)
Lois 5th in puppy
Phoebe 1st in Junior and RBOB
The Cocker Spaniel Club Ch Sh
Judge: Miss J Darby (Classicway)
Lois shortlisted in a huge MPB class and Phoebe reserve in Special Yearling!
Dorset County Canine Society
A lovely show on a nice sunny day! Lois 2nd, Phoebe 1st, Whisky 2nd and Grace 4th in the breed judged by Mrs R Barney
Phoebe won special beginners stakes and won £20 judged by Mr J Horswell, and Grace, Whisky and Phoebe all won their respective AV gundog classes judged again by Mrs Barney
News from the Summer Shows
Over the summer Phoebe has attended several shows at open and Championship level. She won her classes at both North Devon DCS and Newton Abbott and South Devon CS and she was also awarded RBOB at Newton Abbott. She also won £20 in the graduate stakes! At Bournemouth Championship show under breed specialist Sheena Lill, Phoebe was placed 3rd in both junior bitch and yearling bitch. At Exeter Limit Show Phoebe won BOB and Group 2.
At her latest Championship show, Richmond under judge Mr Colin Woodward (Wadeson) Phoebe was awarded 4th in a strong junior bitch class.
That very day, she came into season and is presently enjoying a break from showing for a few weeks!
She will be back soon so watch this space!
Our breed judge was Miss Macpherson, she awarded Phoebe BOB. Whisky RBOB and Lois BPIB. Grace also won her breed class. Phoebe then went on to win the gundog group. Later, under Caroline Robinson Phoebe was declared BIS.
(Photos by Louise Tope)
Phoebe was RBOB and Lois BP and PG2.
Winners of the Liskeard interclub team stakes!
Poole Canine Club
Phoebe was placed a respectable 2nd today under judge Claire Prangle.
Midland Counties Ch.Sh
Out of 11 dogs present in junior bitch, Phoebe was awarded VHC under all rounder Liz Cartledge.
1st Yearling under judge Mick Bond (Olibond)
Here are some photos for you to enjoy of Phoebe on the pebble beach at Brixham
Devon and Cornwall DCS (20.11.10)
Dogs judged by Mr John Gillespie (Lochranza)
Bitches judged by Mrs Ellen Harman (Ellgars)
Phoebe - 2nd Solid colour graduate and 2nd AC open bitch gaining her stud book number!
Exonian DCS 4.12.10
Breed Judge: Joy Norris
Group Judge: Bev Dummet (Almondsbury)
We decided due to ill health only to take Grace and Phoebe as the show was only 5 minutes down the road!
Both the breed and group judge were changed last minute due to the severe weather.
1st in Graduate and BOB. Phoebe went on to win Group 1 and later 2nd in the open stakes winning £25
Bristol Dog Club (20.12.10)
Breed judge: Debbie Stansbury
Again due to severe weather our judge was a last minute change
Phoebe won Yearling and was declared BOB. Nothing in the group unfortunately but now only one point away from her Sh.CM
Weston Super Mare DCS (30.12.10)
Breed judge: Mr S Wilburg (Kanix)
Phoebe 1st in graduate and BOB and she also gained her last point for her Sh.CM. A great way to end 2010!
Taunton DCS (2.1.11)
Breed judge: David Alcorn
1st in graduate
15th Jan - Yeovil DCS
Phoebe 1st in cocker graduate and RBOB under breed judge Mr Peter Pavey
22nd Jan - Exeter County Canine Society
Phoebe 1st in cocker graduate, BOB and gundog group 1 under Mrs Venturi-Rose
Phoebe (below) in the ring for Best in Show
Back in December, Phoebe won Best Adult in Match at Newton Abbott and South Devon Christmas Match
Here is the pic of her with the reserve best in match, boxer.
Newton Abbott and South Devon Canine Society
Judge: Kelly Simmonds (Keladity)
Today our breed judge Kelly drew a really good cocker entry. Phoebe won Graduate and went on to be awarded BOB.
West of England Cocker Spaniel Club
Judge: Barbara Critchley (Whipspan)
Phoebe won Undergraduate and we came away with a bag of Royal Canin so we were pretty happy!
Tiverton Limit Show
Phoebe was 2nd in AV Spaniel
CRUFTS - 10.03.11
We had a really succesful year at Crufts and it was made better by my dad and Godmother being there to see it!
Phoebe was VHC in Yearling Bitch
19.03.11 - Torquay DCS
Today I was judging in Scotland and so Liam showed the dogs at this local show held at Exeter Livestock Centre. Phoebe was 1st in Special Yearling but spoilt her chances for BOB by misbehaving, despite numerous oportunities to redeem herself so lost out to Whisky.
2.4.11 - Exonian DCS
Our judge today was Miss Lauren Vincent (Rosslake). Phoebe was 1st in Graduate.
3.4.11 - St Agnes DCS
Due to being busy with Grace competing for Best Veteran in show, Kimberley had to take a very hyperactive Phoebe into the graduate class and I'm told she was extremely naughty (ha ha - hard to believe!!) and she was placed 2nd.
16.4.11 - South West Gundog
Martin Sanders judged the breed today and awarded BOB to Mike Masters who later went on to win BIS.
Phoebe was 2nd in Graduate bitch.
17.04.11 - St Austell DCS
Today Penny Gowland (Remington) judged the gundog group. Kimberley was on a stewarding seminar so Liam accompanied me to the show.
The day didn't start particularly well with Whisky being stung and his face flaring up, but on veterinary advice he should be ok, but for obvious reasons I withdrew him from competition.
Phoebe won graduate and later went on to win BOB and Gundog Group 1!!!
Devon and Cornwall Cocker Club
Judge: Davis Bowers (Tudormist)
2nd in solid colour graduate and 1st in any colour bred by exhibitor
Phoebe was officially declared Devon and Cornwall Cocker of the Year 2010/11
Since June 2011, Phoebe has been very lightly shown due to an injury on the tip of her tail which has taken lots of nurturing and care to heal. She is now well on the way to recovery but we are awaiting the growth of the new hair on her tail to complete the process. Hopefully Phoebe will be back in the show ring towards the end of September.
Here are a few pics of her in the meantime for those of you who know and lover her!
Phoebe has been flying the flag for Franaille throughout 2012. She has had a couple of nice BOB wins at Gloucester DCS, Bristol Dog Club where she was also group 3. She also has several RBOB to her credit including Ilfracombe DCS and Plymouth DCS.