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English Setter Breed Clubs
Date: Saturday 13th April 2024
Venue: Scotby Village Hall, Scotby, Carlisle, CA4 8BW (Just off J43 on M6)
Speakers: Penny Williams, Jane Dennis, Glenis Williams & Val Isherwood

The Breed Appreciation Day (BAD) is open to all who wish to gain a better understanding of the English Setter, but only judges that are either already approved to award CC’s in another breed or currently meet JEP Level 1 are eligible to take the Multiple Choice Exam.
The requirements to meet JEP Level 1 are;
 Minimum of 5 years proven interest in pedigree dogs
 Complete a minimum of 2 full days of stewarding appointments
 Attend a Requirements of a Dog Show Judge seminar and pass associated exam (either in person or online via KC Academy)
 Attend a Conformation & Movement Seminar hosted by a KC Accredited Trainer
 Pass the Points of a Dog assessment conducted by a KC Accredited Trainer

The morning session will consist of an introduction to the English Setter and the Kennel Club Breed Standard, which is an essential part of the criteria in awarding CC’s in the breed, followed by a Multiple Choice Exam (MCE).

Following lunch, there will be an opportunity for a limited number of candidates to take part in an A3 Hands-on Assessment for those judges on the B List who are close to meeting the current English Setter A3 judging criteria.

to be held at EAST HALL, KENNEL CLUB BUILDING Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire CV8 2LZ
on SUNDAY, 23rd APRIL 2023
Watch out for further news on what is going to be a very special show.

Judges:- Dogs: Mr Neil Kelly (Richecca):
Bitches: Mrd Christine Normansell (Larrenie):
Referee: Mrs Jane Dennis (Mariglen):
Special Memorial Awards: Mrs Phoebe Darley (Severnsett).

Show Opens: 9.30 am Judging: Memorial Awards 10.00 am; Bitch judging immediately afterwards
Dogs judging starts 30 minutes after Bitches

will be presented by the Association for
1st - 5th in each class

Members wishing to donate other Rosettes or Specials should contact the Secretary as soon as possible. All donations will be acknowledged in the Catalogue

Best in Show £50.00 • Reserve Best in Show £25.00
Best Puppy in Show £15.00 • Best Veteran in Show £15.00
Plus prizes

Prize Money £5.00 1st to 5th place

Contact Hon. Secretary: Christopher Bird for further information
83 Hills Road, Saham Hills, Thetford, Norfolk IP25 7EW.
Tel. 01953 881040 • Email:

The English Setter Association is pleased to announce a new annual competition beginning at the Platinum Championship Show on 23rd April 2023.
The competition will be for the Best English Setter Puppy, Best English Setter Veteran, and Best English Setter Special Beginner. Points would be gained at all Breed Championship Shows, English Setter Breed Club Championship Shows, and English Setter Breed Club Open Shows.
Those taking part must be members of the ESA.
At Championship Shows, the following points are awarded: 2 points for Best Puppy, 2 points for Best Veteran, and 2 points for Best Special Beginners.
At Open Shows, 1 point is awarded for the best puppy, 1 point for the best veteran, and 1 point for the best special beginners.
The points are to be collated by Mr. Eric Stephenson on behalf of the ESA, and in the event of a tie the exhibit winning the most points at Breed Club shows would be declared the winner. The last qualifying show would be the following year's English Setter Society of Wales Championship Show in 2024.
At the ESA Championship Show in 2024, the three winners with the highest number of points will be announced and presented with their special awards. The competition would then start again at this show

Vulnerable British and Irish Breeds Press release
Following the popularity of the Vulnerable British and Irish Breeds Competition in 2019, the Kennel Club has announced that it will take place again this year with a new format, culminating in a grand final at Crufts 2021.

In a move designed to broaden the scope of the competition and offer more opportunities to qualify, BOB winners from the Scottish Kennel Club (May), Welsh Kennel Club and Belfast championship shows will now be eligible to compete in the final, along with BOB winners from the usual selected group championship shows.

Also in this press release the Kennel Club has an article about 'Puppies for sale: finding the right dog' and is concerned with protecting those breeds of dog which are of British origin and are considered to be vulnerable i.e. those whose numbers are declining and whose status within the world of dogs has diminished over a number of years.

To view full details of this PDF Kennel Club Press release please use the following link KC Press Release re:- VNB

Registrations for English Setters in 2020


Breed Mentors / Observers for English Setters
Please see the attached Kennel Club announcement regarding updated criteria for judging Mentors and Observers as part of the new Judges Competency Framework (JCF) process.
Anyone wishing to be considered as a Breed Mentor and / or Breed Observer for English Setters, and meet the criteria listed on the attached KC announcement, please contact Steve Collier (Breed Education Coordinator for English Setters) on email

KC announcement and criteria as above click: Announcement

Puppy Register

We now offer a FREE service to breeders who are members of the ESA. If you wish to list your puppies on this website we can add your details below.  It is not possible to submit directly onto the website,  your information has to be added by the webmaster.  Just use the 'Contact Us' form to add information using the format shown in pink box below. 
 Our conditions are that your listing will only be shown for 12 weeks from date of birth. You must abide by the rules of the ESA's Code of Ethics.
We do not offer to vet prospective purchasers and do not accept any responsibilites from problems arising from your advertisement or sales made from using the website.
Finally, there could be a delay of up to 36hrs in posting your puppies from when details are received.

For those wishing to find details of where English Setters puppies are available please contact any of the names listed in the table below.  We would also welcome you to join the English Setter Association, details are shown on this website or click here  

The Association also has a puppy co-ordinator who acts on our behalf.  Contact Chris Bird, email or tel: 01953 881040
This puppy register has been compiled as a service which is freely available only to members of the English Setter Association to advertise puppies bred by them and abide with the Association's Code of Ethics.  Full details of the Code of Ethics are listed on this website or click here:  Ethics
The Code of Ethics includes that all relevant Kennel Club registration documents, written details of all dietary requirements for the puppy, at least a three generation pedigree of the puppy including KC/BVA hip scores of both parents, confirmation that worming has been carried out and when the next worming is due are given to the new owner. Many breeders are also members of the Kennel Club's Assured Breeders Scheme.

Kennel Club Assured Breeders Scheme
The Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme promotes good breeding practice and aims to work together with breeders and buyers to force irresponsible breeders, or puppy farmers, out of business. Breeders nationwide are joining the Assured Breeder Scheme to demonstrate their commitment to responsible breeding. There are set requirements that Assured Breeders must agree to follow, which encourage the breeding of healthy, and well-adjusted puppies. Further details of this scheme are available on the Kennel Club website.
Disclaimer: The English Setter Association by offering the details of the whereabouts of puppies does not in any way offer a guarantee as to the soundness and health of any puppy and do not accept responsibility arising from subsequent sales.

Puppy details are shown below.