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  • Sh Ch Mariglen Francesca Fenston "Frankie" is the top winning English Setter for 2009, which means Mariglen girls have topped the breed for the past three consecutive year, (Flaming Colours 2007 and Frankie 2008). Sh Ch Mariglen Pentgsson’s Legacy JW "Lego" has for the second year won the “Our Dogs” top sire award and this year gone one better by winning the English Setter Association’s most coveted Elswood Progeny Salver with over 1000 points gained through the year by his winning progeny. Mariglen Ice Crystal has topped the puppies for Linda Lawson with amongst her many wins five Best Puppy in Breed at Championship shows through the latter part of the year.
  • 14.11.2009    The long haul north and the very early start was well worthwhile. Per Iversen judged our breed at Gundog Breeds Of Scotland Championship Show. It was his first time awarding CCs in our breed. Dog CC (his second), went to Chris Sayers with Mariglen Blue Flame for Christter, BCC and BOB went to Frankie. This brings her CC total to 12 with 7 BOBs. BPIB (her fourth such award) and eventually RBPIS was Linda Lawson's Mariglen Ice Crystal.
  • 07.11.2009  We went to Setter & Pointer Club championship show and Mariglen Blue Flame (Delta) won yearling dog and the RDCC from Frank Kane. Sh Ch Fenston Arabella (Tixi Field) won Veteran bitch and best veteran in breed.
  • 05.11.2009  I have today received a communication from the Kennel Club to tell me that the General Committee have awarded me an "Accolade of Excellence" and honary membership within their Accredited Breeder Scheme. This accolade is only awarded to breeders within the scheme who they consider has a record of outstanding achievement in their breed. This is the highest honour available  within the scheme and has only been awarded to twelve breeders (all breeds) to date.
  • 18.10.2009  Saw us taking the long journey north to the English Setter Societ of Scotland champioship show. A good day for Mariglen, Linda Lawson's M Ice Crystal (Valerie) won BPIB, her elder half sister , Brian and Margaret Attwood's Swannery Finlandia, also a Lego daughter won the BCC and Frankie won the RCC. Stella won limit bitch.
  • 14.10.2009  Today we went to Gundog Society of Wales Championship Show.  Annie won the RBCC and Frankie competed on the Champion Stakes, having already won under the breed judge last year. Frankie did a really good job and won the Stakes
  • 08.10.2009  Today Stella von the RCC at South Wales Championship Show. Gayle continues to improve and is now weight bearing on her injured leg. We still don't know if she will ever walk properly again, we will just have to wait and see. Her sister Florrie has settled well in her new home and is enjoying daily walks in the beautiful Malvern Hills. She is now looking forward to the possibility of a walking holiday in Switzerland next year.
  • 02.10.2009  We had a good day at Driffield Championship show. Lego won the CC and RBOB, Mariglen Ice Crystal (Valerie) his daughter, was BPIB, Bongate Evening Star over Mariglen (Stella) was 2nd Limit bitch and Mariglen Blue Flame (Delta) won his class and also the Yearling Stakes (gundogs).
  • 20.09.2009 Frankie went to Darlington Championship Show. She won open bitch and the RCC. BPIB was Linda Lawson's "Valerie", Mariglen Ice Crystal. Congratulations to Linda and Valerie.

Some sad news, our new pup Mariglen Crystal Gayle was badly injured in a road traffic accident on Friday. Hopefully given time, and the TLC she is getting from her other mum, Linda Harris, and the skill of our vets, she will recover. "Gayle" had two days earlier won BPIB at Windsor Gundog Club and had been BPIB at the Welsh Kennel Club championship show in August.

  • 13.09.2009  We went to Richmond Championship Show. A lovely day for Mariglen. Blue Flame won his first CC from yearling and ended the day BOB and made the last eight in the gundog group. Frankie won her 11th CC maintaining her lead in the breed for this year. Margaret and Brian Attwood's Swannery Finlandia won her class (daughter of Lego) and our new baby Crystal Gayle won 2nd minor puppy bitch. The judge was Mr Greg Browne who had travelled from Australia and awarding CCs in English Setters for the first time in the UK.
  • 03.09.2009 Mariglen home page was published.