January 2022. Good day in Kansas. "Jazz" got a third, what is really great is we punched our ticket to the Cocker Nationals in Illinois. If you remember John Bishop who judged WWESSC trial in the fall got 4th and 2nd. "Pun", a Quailmoor dog bred by Tawney Crawford got 1st. Looking forward to doing it again tomorrow.
Please go to the Recent Club Successes to see other club accomplishments.
The Western Washington English Springer Spaniel Club was conceived in 1945 and its members hosted their first field trial in 1946. The club's tradition of sportsmanship and comaraderie has been evident and uninterrupted since 1946. While many of the members trial their dogs and train to this level of work, there is also a group of members who concentrate on training for hunting only.
WWESSC is dedicated to the preservation and to the improvement of the Field Bred English Springer Spaniel and to its cousin the Field Bred English Cocker Spaniel. To that end the club holds two American Kennel Club licensed Field Trials annually as well as licensed Hunt Tests. Members try to meet informally once per week to help each other with training.
One of the best features our club offers are informal training days. These training days are typically held on the Training Areas surrounding Joint Base Lewis-McCord or at Scatter Creek Wildlife Area near Grand Mound, Washington. The exact locations vary, depending on military activity or grounds availability. Club members stay in touch via e-mail and are kept informed of the times and places by participating in a Yahoo Group Chat Forum.
Prospective dog owners and new members are always welcome to join us. Please provide us with a little information about yourself by submitting a WWESSC contact form found under the Training tab then watch your e-mail for further contact from a club member.
Western Washington English Springer Spaniel Club
Spring AKC Field Trial
April 1, 2, 3, 2022
Scatter Creek WDFW Wildlife Unit, North area, Rochester, WA
Current State of Washington COVID-19 rules are expected to be followed.
State rules require hunters to wear a minimum of 400 square inches of fluorescent hunter orange and/or fluorescent hunter pink exterior clothing under specific conditions. This fluorescent clothing must be worn above the waist and be visible from all sides. A hat, by itself, does not meet this requirement. A combination of both colors may be worn to meet the 400 square inch requirement. Check out this fact sheet for more information.
We will expect all handlers, guests, and helpers to wear orange at all of our field trials and hunt tests. Thank you for doing your part to keep our sport safe!
This trial will be open to English Springer Spaniels and English Cocker Spaniels.
You can find the premium and entry information on www.huntsecretary.com
WWESSC Hunt Test
May 27 - 30, 2022 open to all AKC breeds eligible to enter Hunt Tests for Spaniels. More information will be available at the link below in the near future. www.huntsecretary.com
This is a 4 day event, held at Davis Creek WDFW Wildlife area Sept. 2 -5, 2022. WWESSC will sponsor the Sunday test. More information will be available on www.huntsecretary.com
AKC Field trial, 3rd weekend of September, will be Sept. 17 - 18, 2022. More information will be posted closer to the date.