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Morgan, Ch Maesgwyn Red Baron of Marma was awarded Best of Breed at the 2018 Adelaide Royal Show from an entry of 15 Welsh Springer Spaniels under Gundog Specialise, Mr Frank Kane (UK). We so proud of his critique too.

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28 July 2018

Flynn, Gr Ch Maesgwyn King of Hearts (AI) TD was awarded Runner Up Best in Show at the Rarer Gundog Spaniel Club winter show on 29 July 2018 . Pictured above with proud owner Terry Van Ewyk and breeder Youlla Kyricou and our judge Mr Ern Boxhall. Thank you to Les Morrison for this great photo.


30 July 2017

A wonderful day for Maesgwyn Kennels at the Rarer Gundog Spaniel Club Open & Championship shows with super entries at both shows.

Open show (10 entries, 1 absent) - Morgan, Ch Maesgwyn Red Baron of Marma awarded BOB and then Runner up Best in Show and Best Australian Bred in Show under judge, Linda Walsh. His dad Duke, Ch Maesgwyn Duke of Marma TD was awarded RUBOB from the Veterans Class and Veteran in Show.Billie, Maesgwyn Liberty Belle Ruby was Reserve Bitch.

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Championship show (16 entries 2 absent) - Judge, Shellie Marshall. Flynn, Gr Champion Maesgwyn King Hearts (AI) TD, BOB and then Best in Show and Aust Bred in Show. Duke once again did us proud with RUBOB and Veteran in Show.


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A truly wonderful day and our thanks toJan Irvingfor handling both Duke and Flynn andCaitlin Ryanfor also handling Flynn.

Super congratulations toTerry Van Ewyk,Angela Henderson.

And a special thank you to both judges for your lovely compliments on our Duke who is 11.5 years old and now officially retiring.

Below: Yours truly with Duke doing a lap of honour after being awarded Veteran in Show - a very high note to retire on.

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Thank you toPaul Norma Dobbsfor taking these photos.


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20/8/2016 - Flynn achieved the final points for his Grand Championship title and is now Grand Ch Maesgwyn King of Hearts (AI) TD. He also won Runner up in Group and Aust Bred it Group. Flynn is pictured here with his owner, Terry Van Ewyk, handler, Pauline Scott and judge Mrs Judi Elford (Canada). Thank you to Normal Dobbs for the photo.


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31/10/2015 -Duke, Ch Maesgwyn Duke of Marma TD was awarded Veteran in Show and Reserve Dog at the Rarer Gundog Spaniel Club of Victoria Championship Show at the grand age of 9.5 years. Our judge was Mr Markku Kipina (Finland). Photo by Kathy Sproat.



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15/8/2015 Congratulations to Flynn, Ch Maesgwyn King of Hearts (AI) TD winning Australian Bred in Group at Lilydale Kennel Club show on 15 August 2015. Congratulations Terry Van Ewyk and Flynn. Photo by Robyn Raven.


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23/5/2015 Huge congratulations toTerry Van Ewykand Flynn, Ch Maesgwyn King of Hearts (AI) TD who was Australian Bred in Group & BOB at the Caulfield & DKC on 23 May 2015 under Gundog Specialist, Mrs Michel Glover. Thank youChris Wittickfor the photo.



4 January 2015 - Central Gippsland KC. Morgan was awarded Puppy in Group and Best of Breed. Judge was Mrs J Williams (NSW).

30 December 2014 - Dogs Victoria Amenities Show. Morgan was awarded Puppy in Group and Best of Breed. Judge was Mrs Lyn King.


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26 October 2014

Southern Cross Kennel Club. Flynn, Ch Maesgwyn King of Hearts (AI) TD was awarded Aust Bred in Group and Morgan, Maesgwyn Red Baron of Marma was awarded Puppy in Group. Judge was Mrs. Lee Blair (Qld)



25 September 2014 -Royal Melbourne Show.

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Polly with her handler Cheryl - Runner up Best of Breed, 2014 Royal Melbourne Show

Flynn, Ch Maesgwyn King of Hearts (AI) TD was Reserve Dog

Polly, Ch Maesgwyn Light OLaugharne was Challenge Bitch and Runner of Best of Breed for the second year.

Duchess, Ch Maesgwyn Queen of Hearts (AI) was Reserve Bitch.

Morgan, Maesgwyn Red Baron of Marma was Puppy of Breed.

A great day for Maesgwyn Kennels - thank you to Cheryl Harding for handling Polly and Pauline Scott for handling Flynn.


21 April 2014

Morgan, Maesgwyn Red Baron of Marma was awarded Baby Puppy in Group by judge Mrs D Duffin at his debut at theTown & Country Kennel Club.

10 March 2014

Warragul & District KC

Flynn, Ch Maesgwyn King of Hearts (AI) TD was awarded Runner up in Group at theWarragul & District KCShow by Judge,Mrs Judy Horton.Sylvia Brackman.

1 January 2014

Flynn, Ch Maesgwyn King of Hearts (AI) TD was awarded Intermmediate in Group at theDogs Victoria Amenites Show by breed specialist Judge,Mrs Sylvia Brackman

2 November 2013

Polly, Ch Maesgwyn Light OLaugharnewas BOB at the Rarer Gundog Spaniel Club Show and her son,Flynn, Ch Maesgwyn King of Hearts (AI) TDwas RUBOB. The judge was Mr P Fortemps (Belgium).

Later in the day, Flynn was awarded BOB at the Victorian Gundog Club show under Mr S Helgesen (Norway) and his litter sisterDuchess, Ch Maesgwyn Queen of Hearts (AI)was RUBOB. Their mother Polly was Res BCC. This is the second year running that Flynn has won BOB at the Victorian Gundog Club show. Both shows attract a strong entries.

Flynn also won QC Class under judge Mrs Robyn Price.

Buffy, Ch Maesgwyn Star Rubyreturned to the show ring - for the first time since 2008 in the Neuter Class.

September 2013

For the second year running,Flynn Ch Maesgwyn King of Hearts (AI) TDwas awarded Best of Breed at the Royal Melbourne Show. His mother,Polly, Ch Maesgwyn Queen of Heartswas Runner Up Best of Breed.

Flynn then went on win the Best Rarer Gundog Spaniel award.

Our sincere thanks again to Flynn's owner, Terry Van Ewyk and his handler, Pauline Scott for ther dedication to this lovely dog. And a huge thank you to Cheryl Harding for handling Polly.

August 2013

24 August 2013 - Dogs Victoria State Tracking Trial. Dear D'arcy started the day passing test 3 to gain his TD title and is nowCh Plattwood DarcyTD. This was followed by Buffy,Ch Maesgwyn Star Rubypassing test 2 and Brianna passing test 5. We were then fortunate enough to Track On and Brianna passed test 6 to gain her TDX and is nowCh Laugharne Exotic Gem OMaesgwyn (Ai) TDX. It was an absolutely brilliant day and we were somewhat speachless at the end. We did get a little teary at the presentations when D'arcy, who is 14 and a half, deaf and blind one eye was given his Tracking Dog sash. Thank you again to Alyson for her support and unwavering faith. D'arcy has now gracefully retired from tracking, however we plan to introduce the rest of the Maesgwyn Welshies to tracking in 2014.

Results from the Tracking Club of Victoria on 17 August 2013. BuffyCh Maesgwyn Star Rubypassed test 1, Brianna,Ch Laugharne Exotic Gem OMaesgwyn (AI) TD.passed test 4 but sadly D'arcyCh Plattwood Darcywas put completely off by the scent blowing directly from our car. A good result nonetheless.

July 2013

Brianna passed tests 2 and 3 at the Gippsland Obedience Club Tracking Trial on Sunday, 23 July and is nowCh Laugharne Exotic Gem OMaesgwyn (Ai) TD.Brianna was handled by Dave. Buffy,Ch Maesgwyn Star Rubyalso had a go at test 1, but was rather distracted by sheep, so we will try again soon. Our great thanks to our tracking mentor, Alyson.

June 2013

24 June - Flynn gained his TD title and is nowCh Maesgwyn King of Hearts (AI)TD. Huge congratulations to Terry.Brianna, Ch Laugharne Exotic Gem OMaesgwynpassed Test 1.

Duke, Ch Maesgwyn Duke of Marmawon Best in Show and Veteran in Show at the Rarer Gundog Spaniel Club Open Show on 10 June,Flynn, Ch Maesgwyn King of Hearts (AI)was Australian Bred in Show andDuchess, Ch Maesgwyn Queen of Hearts (AI)was Junior in Show. The judge was Louise Brodie. Duke was also Best of Breed and Veteran in Show at the Champ show held on the same day. The judge was Wayne Douglas.

May 2013

27 May 2013,D'arcy, Ch Plattwood Darcypassed Tracking Tests 1 and 2 on the same day at the grand age of 14. Terry withFlynn, Ch Maesgwyn King of Hearts (AI)also passed Tracking Test 1 and 2.

Duchess, Maesgwyn Queen of Hearts (AI)gained her Championship Title at 13 months. Along the way she has won three Puppy in Groups.Our thanks to everyone for their help and support.

Flynn, Maesgwyn King of Hearts (AI)gains his Championship Title at 11 months. We don't believe he is the first Welsh to get his title before 12 months, but we are very proud of him all the same. Our sincere thanks to Flynn's mum, Terry and his handler, Pauline for their committment and support.

Flynn, Maesgwyn King of Hearts (AI)gets his first challenge points in style. Flynn was awarded Best of Breed at the2012 Royal Melbourne Show.

August 2012

Flynn, Maesgwyn King of Hearts (AI)wins Baby Puppy in Group at three consecutive shows:

12 August 2012, KCC Park Show, Judge was Barbara Doyle

11 August 2012, Lillydale Kennel Club, Judge was Mr Manual Queijeiro (Mexico)

9 July 2012, Heidelberg & District KC, Judge was Natasha Ryan (WA)

Congratulations to Flynn's mum, Terry and handler, Pauline.

9 September 2011 - Adelaide Royal Show

Duke, Ch Maesgwyn Duke of Marmais Best of Breed for thefourthyear running at the Adelaide Royal show from an entry of 18 (2 absent), Judge was Mr M Forte (Ireland).We believe he is now the record holder and are very proud indeed. Thank you again to Cheryl Harding for handling Duke.

30 October 2010 - Rarer Gundog Spaniel Club Champ Show

Duke, Ch Maesgwyn Duke of Marmawins Best in Show under Ms N Nekrosiene (Lithuania) who said "I love him, I love his type and his movement". Thank you once again to Cheryl Harding for handling Duke.

D'arcy, Ch Plattwood Darcywas Reserve Dog and also Veteran in Show.

10 September 2010 - Adelaide Royal Show

Duke, Ch Maesgwyn Duke of Marmais Best of Breed for the third year running at the Adelaide Royal show. Duke was again handled by Cheryl Harding.

Welsh Springer Spaniel Club Specialty Shows Easter 2010.

Duke, Ch Maesgwyn Duke of Marmawins Australian Bred in Show under both Megan Riese-Bassel and Susan Riese of Statesmans Kennels US on Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday. Thank you to Cheryl Harding for handling Duke.

D'arcy, Ch Plattwood Darcy is Veteran in Show under Megan Riese-Bassel andSaffi, Ch Laugharne Nordic Lightis Open Neuter in Show, also under Megan Riese-Bassel. Saffi was handled by Cheryl Harding.

Duke, Ch Maesgwyn Duke of Marmais chosen to appear in the Pedigree Dentastix commerical. You can see the commercial onhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpwdAaCq0n8&feature=player_embedded- look for Duke at the end of the commercial.

16 January 2010

Duke, Ch Maesgwyn Duke of Marmais Australian Bred in Group under Mrs. Lyn Harwood at the Lang Lang PA & H Ass. show

24 September 2009

Duke, Ch Maesgwyn Duke of Marmawins Best of Breed at the Melbourne Royal Show from an entry of 10.The judge was Mr Luis Pinto Teixeira. Duke was handled by Carolyn McMaster and Kari Harding.

11 September 2009

Duke, Ch Maesgwyn Duke of Marmaagain wins Best of Breed at the Adelaide Royal Show from an entry of 17. (Judge was Mr G Jeavons, Canada). Duke was again handled by Cheryl and Kari Harding.

Polly, Maesgwyn Light Olaugharnewho lives at Laugharne Kennels in SA, was Res Bitch Challenge and Puppy of Breed at the Adelaide Royal Show. Polly was also in the five shortlisted for Puppy in Group.

September 2008

Duke, Ch Maesgwyn Duke of Marmawins Best of Breed at the Adelaide Royal Show from an entry of 17. (Judge was Mr Sean Delmar, Ireland). Duke was handled by Cheryl Harding.

June 2008

Dukewins Best of Breed at the Rarer Gundog Club Open Show, handled by Carolyn McMaster under Ms Jayne Stewart (12 entries) and again at the Rarer Gundog Spaniel Club Championship Show that afternoon, handled by Jan Irving under Judge Ms Sally Stasytis (14 entries). Thank you to Carolyn and Jan for handling Duke.

Easter 2008

Buffy, Ch Maesgwyn Star RubywinsBest in Showat the Welsh Springer Spaniel Club of NSW Open Show, Easter 2008 (Judge was Janine Ford) from 50 entries.

At the same Show, Saffi, Laugharne Nordic is Veteran Bitch, D'arcy, Plattwood Darcy wins Veteran in Show and Duke is Intermediat Dog in Show.

November 2007

Saturday, 3 November,Duke, Maesgwyn Duke of Marma gained his Championship titlewith two Best of Breed wins. The first was at the Rarer Gundog Spaniel Club Show under Mr G Kostopoulos (Greece) from 17 entries. Duke was also Aust Bred in Show.

Saffi, Ch Laugharne Nordic Light, Duke's grandmother was Bitch Challenge and Runner up Best of Breed.

At the Victorian Gundog Club under Mrs A McCarry Carroll (Ireland) Duke was again Best of Breed from 17 entries.

His mother Buffy, Ch Maesgwyn Star Ruby was Bitch Challenge and Runner up Best of Breed.

Monday, 5 November at Victorian Women's Dog Club under Mrs J McGinnis (USA) Saffi was again Bitch Challenge.

Our thanks to Cheryl Harding for handling Duke, Kari Harding for handling Saffi and Beth Marschall for handling Buffy.


September 2007

Saffi, Ch Laugharne Nordic Lightis Challenge Bitch at both the Adelaide and Royal Melbourne Shows.

Duke, Maesgwyn Duke of Marmais Res Dog Challenge and Runner Up Best of Breed at his first Melbourne Royal Show.

Genna, is nowCh Maesgwyn Sword Maiden- congratulations to Robyn & Phil Ellis of Tazlon Kennels.


3 December 2006
Duke, Maesgwyn Duke of Marmais DCC and wins Puppy in Group at Bass Valley Kennel Club under Mrs. D Jacoby.


12 November 2006Genna, Maesgwyn Sword Maidenwins another Puppy in Group in Tasmania at the Westbury Agricultural Society Inc. Amenities Show under Mrs K. Eldred (NSW). Genna was also BOB.

November Melbourne Cup Weekend - Saffi, handled by Kari Harding, won bitch challenge at 4 consecutive shows under international judgesat the Melbourne Cup Weekend shows.Beth Marschall, Saffi's breeder from Laugharne Kennels came to stay and brough along three friends and two of her dogs, cH Laugharne Mitchell et (AI) and Laugharne Thunderstorm. It was a very hectic weekend with four shows over three days but it was a lot of fun. Following are the results:

4 November 2006Rarer Gundog Spaniel Club Championship ShowJudge: Mr John Ross, CanadaSaffi, Ch Laugharne Nordic Lightwins Runner Up in Show, Open In Show, BOB, BCC

Mitch, Ch Laugharne Mitchell ET (AI) is DCC, RUBOBDuke, Maesgwyn Duke of Marmawins Puppy In Show

Buffy, Ch Maesgwyn Star Rubyis Reserve Bitch Challenge

Victorian Gundog Club Championship ShowJudge: Moray Armstrong, UKSaffi, Ch Laugharne Nordic Light is BCC, RUBOBHector, Laugharne Thunderstorm is Res DCCMitch, Ch Laugharne Mitchell ET (AI) is 3rd in the QC Class

6 November 2006 -Victorian Womens Club Championship ShowJudge: Mrs A Yuhasz, USAHector, Laugharne Thunderstorm is BOBSaffi, Ch Laugharne Nordic Light is BCCBuffy, Ch Maesgwyn Star Ruby is Res BCCDuke, Maesgwyn Duke of Marma is Res DCC

7 November 2006 -Sunbury Club Canine AssociationJudge: Mr John Thirwell, UK (of Ferndel Kennels) Saffi, Ch Laugharne Nordic Light is BCC, RUBOB Hector, Laugharne Thunderstorm is Res DCC

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Above: Saffi with her handler, Kari Harding

21 October 2006Genna, Maesgwyn Sword Maiden,wins Bitch Challenge, RUBOB and Puppy in Group at the Longford Show Society Inc under Swedish judge Mrs L Shalhandske.

1 October 2006Kyneton & District Champtionship ShowJudge: Mr W Crozier, NSW (Breed Specialist of Slyvkin Kennels)Buffy, Ch Maesgwyn Star Ruby is BOB, BCC & Aust Bred in GroupSaffi, Ch Laugharne Nordic Light is Res BCCHudson, Maesgwyn White Oberonmakes his debut and is RUBOB, DCC

Duke, Maesgwyn Duke of Marma is Res DCC



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