Frances and I began exhibiting/breeding English Springerís nearly 40 years ago. Frances bought Hawkhill Derby Daydream from Judith Hancock  (Hawkhill), who quickly gained her title. I had my first two champions from the Moorcliff kennels, the dog Moorcliff Regent and the bitch Moorcliff Sunnymaid.Frances and I will always remain indebted to the Moorcliff and Hawkhill kennels for their help, support and guidance over the years.

Both Frances and I are International judges and breed specialists. We have been awarding Challenge Certificates in the breed for over twenty years, and we have both judged the breed at Crufts.  We have also been fortunate enough to be invited to judge at some prestigious specialty events, both in the UK and in Scandinavia (including the Springerclub Club Show and Winner shows in Stockholm, Sweden), Europe and Australia.


I have judged all spaniel breeds at Championship level in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Australia and Frances in Sweden, Norway and Finland. Both have judged English springer spaniels and Cocker Spaniels in Australia, Germany, Czech Republic, Norway, Sweden and Finland.We have both judged all the Gundog breeds at Open Show level in the UK.


We have also interests in other breeds, as we have owned and shown Cocker Spaniels (making up Sh Ch Mossdew Imagination), English Bull Terrier, Sussex Spaniel (who won BOB at Crufts), Golden Retrievers and German Shepherds.

My wife Frances and I have bred over 60 champions at home and abroad, and currently we have six champions living with us at Mompesson. Together we strive to develop those special qualities in the English springer Spaniel.