Judy of WhipCurl Canine resolve has been running gundog demonstrations, training sessions, parades and gundog pavilions for the Minority Gundog Breeds for the past 10 years. She has bred, owned, shown and worked Irish Water Spaniels for over 40 yrs. Oscar her son supports his Mum by helping and handling dogs in demonstrations all over the country. She has a passion to get the minority breeds further showcased at major events. She runs private training sessions and is a Kennel Club Accredited Instructor,
Debbie has been beating and picking up on shoots in Hampshire for over 20 years and currently works and shows two of her Chesapeake Bay Retriever's. She is passionate about also attending discover dogs and game fairs through the summer months to take part in demonstrations to promote the Minority Breeds and co-ordinating training days for the club.
John has worked and competed IWS for over 15 years. He has been committed to the minority breeds and supported events and participated in demo's at all the major events.
I got my first Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever (Tollers) in 2000, I had married a gamekeeper and wanted to learn how to pick up on a shoot. I loved Border Collies but knew I needed a gundog breed and my step-daughter, who had been looking at the Tollers, introduced me to them. I went up to Discover Dogs to meet the breed, fell in love and haven’t looked back. I love their intelligence, enthusiasm, cleverness, ingenuity and passion for life. Tollers would rather train you then the other way around so it is an interesting experience trying to persuade them that your way is better. My Tollers have taken me to Belgium, Holland and even Sweden showing and training in the Tolling Tests that take place there. I am proud to be the Toller representative for the club it is lovely to be a part of something that provides an encouraging environment for working minority retriever breed owners to develop their skills.
Sue Hempstead has been showing and working IWS for over 17yrs. She works all her dogs on shoots throughout the shooting season and runs in working tests and demonstrations during the spring & summer months. Sue has been involved with health matters concerning the breed and has strong links with other breed clubs regarding the IWS health & breeding co-efficiency.
The committee are available to meet at a number of events throughout the year, please visit our events page for dates. We can also be contacted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Images of The Game Fair 2019 were provided courtesy of Four Little Paws Photography