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2013 Sh Ch Mariglen Pengtsson’s Legacy wins Dog World top stud dog & ESA Elswood Progeny Salver (this award he has won for the fifth consecutive year.    He is now retired from stud.   Sh Ch Mariglen Princess Royal at Gemsett wins Dog World top brood bitch.    Mariglen Xanthe JW is the breed’s top winning puppy.    I am this year’s top breeder.




15.12.13 LKA judge Penny Williams.    Blue Flame RCC, Xanthe 1st junior bitch, Mercedes 1st puppy bitch, Michaela 3rd puppy bitch.


8.12.13 NESS ch sh. Mercedes 2nd puppy bitch, Audi 2nd puppy dog.    Argenta 1st junior bitch, 1st novice bitch.


24.11.13 MESS Open Show, judge Kathy Gorman.    Xanthe wins Best In Show.


16.11.13 Setter & Pointer Ch Sh.     Xanthe wins junior bitch, but the best bit of the day is having beaten Audi for best puppy in breed, Mercedes with her new mum Brenda Seaman win Best Puppy In Show.    Following in the steps of her mum Francesca and uncle Lego who both won this prestigious award when they were puppies.


9.11.13 Gundog Breeds Association of Scotland, Mercedes wins BPIB and Gift Wrapped wins PG bitch.   Dandino wins PG dog.


2.11.13 Sunshine whelps three puppies to Walshaw Moonstorm.    We had expected five but only three appeared.    All healthy, one dog who has turned out to be an orange belton and two blue belton bitches.


28.10.13 my birthday and what a fabulous birthday present, Xanthe who is just thirteen months old wins the BCC at Midland Counties ch sh judge Linda Upton, and 2nd in the junior stakes.  She was handled by Suzy who again made a wonderful job.
Xanthe now has sufficient points to claim a junior warrant and this has been confirmed by the Kennel Club.


16.10.13 Gundog Society Of Wales judge Dave Lewis. Xanthe 1st junior bitch.  Mercedes 3rd minor puppy, Gift Wrapped 1st mid limit and Crystal Gayle 3rd mid limit.

11.10.13 South Wales ch sh judge Nigel Worth. Snowdrift wins the DCC for Tereza Watkins, Xanthe wins junior bitch and Mercedes is 3rd minor puppy bitch.
29.9.13 English Setter Society of Wales open show, judge Margaret McCabe (Rachdale).    Fab day with Snowdrift winning BIS, Nora RBIS, their mom Princess Royal BV and David BPIS, Flaming Sunset (Nina), won Limit and Gayle third Open.  Brenda and Ollie won a first and a second.    Meanwhile on the opposite side of the country Valerie and Linda Lawson were winning BOB and group 3 and the open stakes at Cleethorpes open show.
28.9.13 Stafford Open Show.   Judge Wendy Johnstone and Brenda and Ollie (M Royal Flame)  won PG and Mel and Gayle won open and BOB.
20.9.13 Driffield no CCs this year and both Xanthe and David stood alone in their breed classes.   However, Nora won her class and was reserve best bitch.    David went in the puppy stakes, this time with Sharon Littlechild and won a second place (thanks Sharon).   Xanthe went in the junior stakes and won them overall - a huge rosette and "loads a money".
15.9.13 Darlington Jenny Miller judged our breed.    Xanthe won her sixth best puppy in breed and with a bit of luck may end up top puppy this year.    David (photo) made his debut and won best puppy dog and also won the puppy dog stakes (gundogs and toys).    Thanks to Tereza Watkins for handling him and Suzy for handling Xanthe to finish the day and her puppy career with the RCC.    Michaela won mpb for Rob and Pat. Mariglen Dandino of Windyridge won a very good 2nd in post grad dog for Maureen Coe and he and junior handler Caitlin Forbes won the YKC class qualifying them for the semi finals at Crufts.   Litter brother Dancing Brave was fourth in the class.
8.9.13 Richmond judge Keith Young (Pyngold).    Xanthe BP, Ava 2nd puppy bitch, Miranda 1st mpb and at her first outing 3rd mpb for Brenda and Mercedes.    Blue Star (Archie) 2nd mpd.    Flaming Sunset and Crystal Gayle both won VHC and Dancing Brave 4th.    Nora won her 3rd PG.
2.9.13 City of Birmingham judge Carol Guy (Carofel) Xanthe again win BP and a fab gundog puppy group win with much help again from Suzy.  Ava was second pb.    Michaela 4th mpb.   Millie Morgan 2nd veteran.
25.8.13 Long journey to SKC, judge Jo Howarth (Caleydene) but a lovely first CC for Mel with Mariglen Crystal Gayle, Gayle is the third sibling to win a CC this year .     BP for Xanthe and 2n PG for Nora.   Ollie was 4th PG.
18.8.13 Welsh Kennel – judge Linda Cooper (Settrenda) Xanthe first puppy bitch,Ava 2nd puppy bitch, baby Mariglen Michaela with Benchmark was 3rd mpb for Rob and Pat.    Delta won RCC and Dancing Brave won PG dog and Ollie (Royal Flame) was 3rd Grad dog.
11.8.13 Didn’t get to Bournemouth, but congratulations to Emily Bennett with baby Mariglen Blue Star winning 2nd puppy dog at their first show from judge Rebecca Goutorbe (Upperwood).
5.8.13 National Gundog. Julie Lynne (Croftsett) judged.    What a smashing day.   Xanthe on BPIB and sister Ava was second.    Baby Mariglen Miranda Harvancourt was 4th mpb for Julie and Georgia. Xanthe was piloted round the big ring by Suzy Roffey and went on to win Best Puppy In Show, a big bag of food and as they say “loads a money”, well fifty quid.   Not very often we win money is it?
4.8.13 Paignton judge Leslie Armstrong-Rogers.   Xanthe 2nd puppy, Mariglen Marguertia (Ellie) was 4th mpb for Fred and Sandra Homer.    Nora won PG and big brother Snowdrift won open dog and CC and half brother Delta was second open dog.    Xanthe was 4th in the puppy stakes.
28.7.13 Leeds Ch Sh, judge Christine Bexon. Well done Chris Bird with Mariglen Argenta at Cransett (Ava) on winning , sister Xanthe was second.  Nora won PG.
Mariglen Xanthe13.7.13 Southern English Setter Society open show.    Xanthe won her fourth breed club BPIS (Photo by Alan V. Walker). Brenda Seaman won yearling dog with Mariglen Royal Flame (Ollie) and 2nd Novice dog.   Mel Sharples' Mariglen Flaming Sunset won post grad bitch. Lego/Flaming Sunset  daughter Kanietter Silver Belles (Lily) won minor puppy bitch for Mel Sharples.    This pair went showing the next day and Ollie won BOB and Lily BPIB at Evesham open show.

1.7.13 ESA open show. Xanthe wins BPIS, her third breed club Best Puppy.

27.6.13 Windsor Ch Sh and Xanthe wins BPIB.

28.6.13 This is David and Mercedes at five months

.Mariglen puppies

22.6.13 BLACKPOOL no CCs on offer for our breed this year,but Xanthe wins BPIB and a lovely Gundog Puppy Group 1 beautifully handled by Suzy Roffey.

15.6.13 BORDER UNION Xanthe wins BPB.

9.6.13 THREE COUNTIES  Xanthe wins 2nd minor puppy bitch, Sunshine 1st Limit bitch and Blue Flame the RCC. Dancing Brave 1st Post Grad.

31.5.13 SOUTHERN COUNTIES Xanthe wins 1st minor puppy bitch and Blue Flame wins DCC, Dancing Brave 1st Post Grad dog.  Nora 1st Graduate, Goldikova 2nd post grad bitch.

26.5.13 Shropshire Gundog, Nora wins BOB and BIS4 and Xanthe BPIB.

25.5.13 BATH Ch Sh Xanthe wins minor puppy bitch, Blue Flame wins CC and Gift Wrapped 1st Graduate bitch.

19.5.13 Long trip to Edinburgh to SKC1 and Sunshine again wins 3rd limit bitch and Ice Crystal won her 4th CC.

12.5.13 MESS open show.  BIS went to Mariglen Steals The Heart Of Meandi  and Di Morgan, a very special win as Millie is already nine years old.  BPIS Xanthe

10.5.13 The National.   Sunshine has her first outing since her pups and wins third in limit and her daughter M Argenta and Chris Bird have their first outing and win 2nd minor puppy bitch.   Ice Crystal won the RCC and Millie Morgan won veteran bitch.

5.5.13 NESS open show and Xanthe won BPIS.

28.4.13 ESS Scotland Ch Sh. Kitty won junior and novice, Prince Charming won Grad and Post Grad.

Mariglen Ice Crystal21.4.13 ESA Diamond Jubilee Ch Sh.  Mariglen Xanthe goes to her first show and wins 2nd minor puppy and Kitty wins Tyro, Nora wins graduate and Valerie with Linda Lawson win BCC, RBIS and with her title so she is now Sh Ch Mariglen Ice Crystal (photo) .

Mariglen Nina Valentina7.4.13 English Setter Society of Wales, judge bitches Chris Bird, Balvenie Kismet at Mariglen (Kitty) won junior bitch, maiden bitch and 2nd novice bitch.

Contratulations to Tina and Eddy Deville, Tina is now Int Ch, Lux Ch, Dutch Ch Mariglen Nina Fever (photo by Nick Darley).

22.3.13 David is now officially Mariglen Audi , not Starman.


21.3.13   Say hello to Davey (posh name Mariglen Starman).  

He is eight and a half weeks old and is the son of Gamerights Etoile (Germany) and Sh Ch Mariglen Francesca Fenston. 

The other new addition to our kennel is his litter sister Mariglen Mercedes, picture coming soon.

10.3.13 Crufts. The first time in many years I haven't actually showed, but my girl was out of coat, so I decided to leave her home. Congratulations to everyone who won some nice places with their Mariglens.   It was lovely to meet so many friends from overseas and to make lots of new aquaintences.

3.3.13 Coventry Gundog and Balvenie Kisment at Mariglen (Kitty) had an outing.   She is now turned twelve months, but this was only her third show.   How thrilled we were when she won her class and RBOB.     She had her hips x-rayed two days later and we are thrilled that they have returned in a record time of ten days and are 3:6.


20.1.13  Today Francesca whelped eight puppies to Gamerights Etoile, four dogs and four bitches, mum and babies all doing well. Keeping the flag flying at Manchester Championship Show today were Ice Crystal and Linda Lawson RBCC, Jackie Hutchinson 1 Graduate dog.


Welcome to Mariglen 2013

Looking back on 2012, although I didn't do many shows, particularly during autumn and winter as I stayed at home with Sunshine who was nursing her pups, the kennel had many successes during the year, culminating in Sh Ch Mariglen Blue Flame For Christter being the UK's top winning English Setter for the year. His sire Sh Ch Mariglen Pengtsson's Legacy was top stud dog with five CC winning progeny through the year and for the fourth year running winner of the ESA's Elswood Progeny Salver. Sh Ch Mariglen Princess Royal for Gemsett for the third year was winner of the Settrender Brood Bitch Trophy. Blue Flame, Francesca and Ice Crystal all contributed to Top Breeder 2012.