HOW IT ALL BEGAN

Rosebrier Jennie

Our first Cocker was a pretty orange roan bitch bought originally as a pet only, though she came from well-known show lines, including Scolys & Glowhill.  We initially started off doing obedience with Jenny, then we went to a couple of exemption shows... one thing led to another & somehow we became immersed in the addictive world of showing dogs! Rosebrier Jennie of Shenmore (pictured right) was a lovely character who taught us so much about the breed & we will always be grateful to her for introducing us to this absorbing hobby.

Shenmore Sweetpea

 

Jenny had just one litter to the famous Normanview Midnight Runner of Classicway.We kept a light blue bitch who became Shenmore Sweetpea (photo left). Jodie was a true "merry Cocker" - she never stopped wagging her tail, even when ill.  She became our first Crufts qualifier & our first KC Stud Book number winner. Sadly, Jodie had to be spayed to save her life after a disastrous pregnancy & so we were unable to continue with this "line"

Normanview Cacharpaya

 

Normanview Cacharpaya at Shenmore (photo right) can be found in the pedigrees of most of our current dogs. Heather was a sweet, gentle-natured girl with a beautiful head & expression. She did not excel in the show ring but was a super "mum". Her second litter to Sh Ch Lindridge Salute produced Shenmore Starlet (Daisy), our first Junior Warrant winner & dam of Sh Ch Shenmore Seeing Stars (Katie).

Shenmore Starlet

Daisy (photo left) was a lovely gentle girl who is sadly missed by all of us at Shenmore. She was a successful show girl in her day, gaining her JW & many firsts at Championship shows. She then went on to produce some lovely progeny when mated to Sh Ch Bitcon Troubador, including Seeing Stars & her younger sister, Shenmore Sonnet, pictured below (JW winner & dam of Castanea Sonneteer, RCC Crufts 1999). She had a long & happy retirement, enjoying her walks in the woods right until her last few months.

Although most of our dogs are homebred & go back to our foundation Normanview bitch, we have occasionally added "new blood", such as Lynwater Ivy, a daughter of the lovely Sh Ch Lynwater Forget Me Not & dam of our Shenmore Snowdrop, (dam to Sh Ch Shenmore Sun Flower JW). Also making their contributions have been Bitcon Ladybird (RCC winner) & Symbiosis Star Sign At Shenmore JW (parents of 2002's top winning puppy bitch, Shenmore Secret Star). Our most recent addition was Sh Ch Caefardre Caprice At Shenmore JW who had such a sensational show career.

Shenmore Sonnet
Shenmore Sonnet
Lynwater Ivy
Lynwater Ivy
Bitcon Ladybird
Bitcon Ladybird
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