news 2017

News 2017


So that’s it for this year. No more outings until after Christmas. 

Xanthe is currently the top winning English Setter for the year. 

Audi’s progeny is doing well, he currently lies in second place behind Sh Ch Wansleydale King Of Hearts For Bramstorm for the Elswood Progeny Salver. 

His son Canteris Cool For Katz has won his first RCC and daughter Wansleydale Bellini has won BIS at both MESS and NESS open shows.

Brenda Seaman campaigned Ch Mariglen Mercedes to her title and a fourth CC at Setter & Pointer. 

Emily Bennett and Mariglen Blue Star have qualified for a Sh CM and they are having a go at field training like sister Mercedes. 

I am hoping two of the girls will have puppies early in the new year.

I still miss Lego, he lived life in the fast lane, even when he became rather frail over the past few months. 

Here are pictures of him and his two sons taken by Kickie Boman at Windsor championship show a few years ago. All together now over the Rainbow Bridge.

Mariglen Pengtssons Legacy
Mariglen Blue Flame
Mariglen Snowdrift


Midland English Setter Society open show – judge Russell Mosedale.

BIS and BVIS Sh Ch Mariglen Beautiful Dawn, this picture of Sunshine is taken as she nears her eighth birthday.

1st Graduate Panda, 

1 st PG and down to last four in bitches Mariglen Sweet Pea.

Mariglen Bbeautiful Dawn - Sunshine


Gundog Breeds Association Of Scotland – judge David Bell.

Xanthe wins her 24th CC. Today she is BOB and delighted us by winning BIS4 from Swedish judge Henric Frykstrand.



Setter & Pointer – judge Chris Bird.

We couldn’t take Xanthe as Suzy was judged the Irish Red & White. However Brenda and Mercedes (picture) kept the Mariglen flag flying by winning her fourth CC and today BOB.

Panda won her class.

Mariglen Mercedes


Midland Counties. Anne Green. One of the most lucky shows for me.

Today Brenda and Mercedes win that all important CC. My thirty first UK title holder and my first ever Champion (no Sh in front of her name). Ch Mariglen Mercedes JW. Sounds good doesn’t it. The first full champion in the breed since 1997 and only the third in 45 years. Congratulations girls.

We were so excited we almost missed Panda winning her third RCC. What a day wow.



RIP Sh Ch Mariglen Snowdrift At Hayworth.

Mariglen Snowdrift
Mariglen Snowdrift


Gundog Society Of Wales.  Less said about this one the better!!!




SWKA Audi wins open dog, but no further today.  Panda is second grad bitch. Sweet Pea, second post grad bitch.




Darlington – Linda Taylor   Well we didn’t see this one coming did we.  BCC and BOB for Brenda with Mariglen Mercedes.  Well done girls.




English Setter Society Of Wales open show.  Oh what a lovely day for our Panda.  BIS for her with Di at the helm.




Richmond – Maureen Collier BCC, her 23rd, and BOB for Xanthe, but oh such a naughty girl in the group.




SKC Christine Scofield no CCs but Xanthe wins BOB AND HER THIRD GUNDOG GROUP this year – judge Sandra Marshall. Multiple Ch Sh Gundog Group Winner Xanthe with Suzy and Jane.

Xanthe, Suzy and Jane


WKC Xanthe wins BCC but has to settle for RBOB today.

Gloria 1 JB

Panda 1 Grad bitch, handled by Linda.

BVIB Sh Ch Mariglen Ice Crystal (Valerie)




National Gundog Ch Sh.

Sweet Pea wins yearling and Panda is 2nd PGB, Fenella 3 PGB




Linda and Di take Panda who delights them by winning the RCC.

Karen and Zoe Stirk second junior bitch and 1st yearling bitch with Mariglen Night and Day.



RIP my beloved Lego, Sh Ch Mariglen Pengtsson’s Legacy. He will never be forgotten!

Mariglen Pengtssons Legacy


NESS run two shows simultaneously.

Lee Cox judged the open show and Sh Ch Mariglen Beautiful Dawn win BVIS and Sweet Pea wins yearling bitch.

Championship show, Int Ch Mariglen Nina Valentina 1st Vet and BVIS, 2nd Sh Ch Mariglen Ice Crystal, 3rd Sh Ch Mariglen Beautiful Dawn.



Blackpool Ch Sh. Judge Richard Bott, Xanthe wins a second RCC from judge.



Bath judge Gill Baker. Only Panda and Gloria present, Panda wins Yearling and Gloria second JB.



SKC1 judge Moray Armstrong. Audi 2nd open dog and Sweet Pea has her first championship show outing since Richmond last September and wins post grad bitch.



RIP Sh Ch Mariglen Blue Flame To Christter.

Mariglen Blue Flame
Mariglen Blue Flame
Mariglen Blue Flame


The National – judge Margaret Gittins (Roftmar)

Xanthe BCC, BOB and gundog group three from Jeff Horswell and

Panda wins yearling bitch

Ice Crystal 1st Veteran bitch

Fenella 3rd PG bitch



UK rankings for the first third of the year.

Sh Ch Mariglen Xanthe JW ranked eighth overall all breeds and joint top winning gundog (a position she shares with the beautiful American Cocker which was BIS at Crufts.

Congratulations to Xanthe and Suzy who so patiently handles this fizzy little madam. It is doubtful they will be able to hold this position as Xanthe has only a few outings planned for this year having won top honours previously from many of the scheduled judges.

Mariglen Xanthe and Jane Dennis


ESSSc. Brenda’s babies make their first outing.

M October Flame 3rd MPD

M Dusty Blonde 3rd MPB

M Cleopatra 4th MPB

2nd yearling bitch Panda

2nd Mariglen Feather (Sheenagh Hay)

mid limit dog 2nd Fetlar.



WELKS, no CCs on offer for us but Xanthe wins BOB from Janet Richards and goes on to win her THIRD championship show gundog group, judge Chris Atkinson. View Xanthe winning the gundog group.


ESA ch sh. Bitches Steve Collier (Roszarke)

1st open bitch RCC Xanthe

3rd Tina (Belgium) Int Ch M Nina Valentina

LB VHC M Perfect Day For Grakar (Stirk family)

PG 2nd Fenella

Tyro 3rd Gloria

Yearling 2nd Panda

JB 3rd Gloria

Vet Ice Crystal



ESSW bitches Chris Jennings (Canteris)

Gloria vhc puppy, 2nd junior, 1st Ugrad

Enya 3 puppy

Ice Crystal 1st veteran bitch

Panda 1st yearling

PG Fenella

mid limit Glorious Morning




Crufts judge Ruth Martin (Sunhouse).

Xanthe 2nd open bitch

Panda 2nd sp yearling bitch

Mariglen Candle in the Wind – Enya (Pat Owen) 1st puppy bitch

M Night And Day – Gloria (Karen and Zoe Stirk (and Graham?) 3rd puppy bitch

Mariglen Fetlar Caspellwynd (Kate Thomson) 1st Mid Limit dog

M Night Manager – Merlin (Glen Brown) 4th puppy dog 

M Top Gear – Tom (Me and Glen Brown) 4th Junior dog 

M Blue Star – Archie (Emily Bennett) VHC mid limit dog and 3rd Good Citizen 

M Ice Crystal – Valerie (Linda Lawson) 4th vet bitch 

M Fenella at Cumbersett – Ella (Anne Harding) 3rd PGB 

M Michaela with Benchmark 3rd Good Citizen bitch

Not quite the success of some previous years, but I think everyone went home with their Mariglens having won a nice place.



MESS championship show Dogs Karen Sillence (Tomlow) bitches Maggie McCabe (Rachdale),

Sh Ch Mariglen Xanthe wins BCC and BIS

Natterset Sonata Arctica wins Yearling and

Mariglen Audi 3rd open dog

Sh Ch Mariglen Ice Crystal 1st veteran bitch

Xanthe 1st champion stakes

Ice Crystal 2nd champion stakes



Happy birthday Sh Ch Mariglen Francesca Fenston, ten years old today.



Manchester Ch Sh judge Carol Guy (Carofel) 

BCC (number 18) & BOB (number 16), Sh Ch Mariglen Xanthe

RBCC Nattaset Sonata Arctica at Mariglen JW (picture). 

Congratulations Stephen Gosling on managing to win 2nd Junior dog with the wayward Mariglen Top Gear.

Nattaset Sonata Arctica at Mariglen


Turku int. championship show judge Richard Bott, Chris (Mariglen McLaren) 1st junior dog, BD3.



Boston Championship Show.  No CCs for us but the competition was still tough. 

Panda wins junior bitch. 

Xanthe and Suzy win open bitch, BB, BOB and end the day winning a star studded gundog group. 

We returned on Sunday, where they gave a quality display in the BIS ring.



Coventry Ladies open show and Panda wins BOB, but it was too cold and such a long wait for the groups, we decided to go home.


Welcome to 2017! At this point in time kennel residents are Sh Ch Mariglen Pengtsson’s Legacy, Sh Ch Mariglen Francesca Fenston, Sh Ch Mariglen Beautiful Dawn, Sh Ch Mariglen Xanthe, Balvenie Kismet At Mariglen, Nattaset Sonata Arctica JW, Mariglen Sweet Pea and last but not least Mariglen Audi who finished last year with 2 challenge certificates and 1 reserve challenge certificates.  He is proving to be a competent, productive stud, siring large healthy litters, his first progeny already making their mark in the show ring.