When we had to say goodbye to our lovely old golden girl Tilly we really thought we needed a break from dogs so we didn’t plan to have another cocker for a couple of years. However, after just four weeks of a empty, sad and silent house we couldn’t stand it any longer and agreed to start the search sooner rather than later for our next cocker.
We contacted the Cocker spaniel Club via Derek Shapland for information on breeders with litters available who did all the necessary health tests etc., one of the people he put us in touch with was Shirley Mole (Shirlannor). Shel happened to be travelling to the Worcester area a couple of days later to take part in a field archery competition (his other hobby) so he stopped off on his way home to meet Shirley and Norman and the rest as they say is history!
Lizzy is a real personality, she has both attitude and character. She was such a shock as a puppy after our lovely gentle, well mannered Tilly. At five months old having only attended puppy school we decided that more training wouldn’t go amiss and as Jane was also looking for a new hobby and challenge decided on ringcraft.
She finally discovered that she really enjoyed strutting her stuff in the show ring when she was about two and she has been reasonably successful, especially at open shows with two Best of Breed titles to her credit.
At five and a half years old, Lizzy retired from the show ring, enjoying life as the family pet that she always has been.