The Winsleywood Affix was established in 1997. Since this time the
kennel has succeeded with small scale selective breeding and strives
to maintain a classic type of Labrador that can show and work.
started with a male dog “Romantic Dreamer at Winsleywood”; he was
very much an old fashioned type of dog. I learnt a great deal with
him, he won many Best of Breeds at Open Shows and had limited
Championship show successes although did gain his Stud Book number.
My second dog didn’t quite go according to plan as he had health
issues and was unable to be shown.
After much research and education I patiently waited for my
foundation bitch “Nonairbra Country Pride at Winsleywood” who was a
mix of Nonairbra and Thurbajen lines; an old fashioned type, classic
clean lines and feminine, she was to set the type I liked and wanted
to produce. She was reasonably successful in the show ring,
consistently placed and gaining her stud book number as well as
demonstrating working ability and gaining a Show Gundog Working
Her first litter was to be a challenge; I had long admired the
Carpenny kennel and spent hours looking at pedigrees, old year books
and photographs. I selected the famous Int, Nord, Fin & UK Ch
Carpenny Walpole as the sire for this litter; he was producing some
lovely progeny at the time and had a quality and type in his lineage
that I wanted to integrate with what I had.
The litter was to define my small kennel;
produced Ch Winsleywood Waterloo JW ShCM – a classic style of dog
with good leg length, balanced and stylish on the move. He won well
under both Breed and Non Breed Specialists winning 8 CC’s & 7 RCC’s.
He had a real aptitude for working and gained his full Champion
status with a SGWC and went on to get a working test award and a
Working Gundog Certificate on Game.
His sister Winsleywood Willow JW ShCM was also kept – a beautiful
feminine bitch, old fashioned and well made, she won her way out of
all of her classes, won 2 RCC’s but spent a great deal of time in
the shadow of her brother. She proved herself well as a brood bitch
producing two lovely litters; the first was an outcross to Sh Ch
Rocheby Statesman. I kept Winsleywood Wild Rose from this litter,
not quite what I wanted as is quite a strong bitch. She was lightly
shown and gained her Stud book number and SGWC; she also worked well
on a local shoot throughout the season. Wild Rose had one litter to
Bob Bobbing Along to Baileydale JW and I have the pleasure of
handling Winsleywood Wild Joker at Lyndham; he has won well and has
his stud book number having been consistently placed throughout his
show career. Willow’s second litter was a typy line bred mating to
Int, Ir & Eng Sh Ch Carpenny Made a Million, I found this was a much
more even litter and I kept Winsleywood Wild Honey JW ShCM, a
beautiful feminine bitch who had the style and quality I was looking
to maintain. She, like her mother, has won consistently and gained
2 RCC’s and also a SGWC and is still winning well into Veteran.
Wild Honey’s pedigree is very Carpenny but helped me to keep the
style and type of my foundation bitch. She herself has produced two
litters to two very different sires but interestingly with both has
produced the same style and quality. Her first litter was to Am
Multi BISS GCH &
Eng Sh Ch Farnfield Topo Gigio JW ShCM and I was lucky to get
Winsleywood Wild Anise JW ShCM; still a young bitch but maturing
well and has won her way through some strong classes. Wild Honey’s
second litter was also an outcross to Cremino Chilly Pepper ShCM;
this has produced Winsleywood Wild Daisy who has the stamp of her
grandmother Winsleywood Willow JW ShCM.
have had the honour of judging this wonderful breed, a complete
honour and something I enjoy immensely. I am approved to award
Challenge Certificates in Labradors and have judged many times both
in the UK and abroad. My interest in judging has extended beyond
the breed and I am also approved to award Challenge Certificates in
Belgian Shepherd Dogs. I am on judging lists for Golden Retrievers,
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers, Irish Setters, Brittany’s,
Field Spaniels, Hungarian Wire Haired Vizsla’s and Leonbergers.
addition I work hard with the wider dog world and am Secretary of
the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Labrador Retriever Club, Show Secretary
for Colchester & DCS, Show Secretary for the United Retriever Club
and a committee member for the Labrador Retriever Club.
am a member of the UK Kennel Club and serve as a Show Liaison
Representative for the South & East of England.
I hope you enjoy looking at my dogs.