This past weekend, WWESSC had the opportunity to host our first ever booth at the annual Leupold Sportsman's Show at the Western Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup, WA. Members brought their dogs for the show goers to pet and love on. The dogs loved it. Members answered questions, and a lot of people signed up for more information about our club and our weekly training group. We hope this will be an annual event for the club.
Western Washington English Springer Spaniel Club
Spring AKC Field Trial
April 15-16, 2023
Scatter Creek WDFW Wildlife Unit, North area, Rochester, WA
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.
You can find the premium and entry information on www.huntsecretary.com
WWESSC Hunt Test
May 26-29, 2023, 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. 1-4, 2023. 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. 15-17, 2023. More information will be posted closer to the date.
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 private email group.
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.
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.