My own Kennel which has
been in existence since 1938 cannot fail to have influenced the breed
over the years having produced 10 Champions or Show Champions carrying
the "Of Yeo" prefix, two of which are International Champions and two
bear the title of Field Trial Champion in Mrs Atkinson's ownership.
On the working side the Holway kennel has been most prominent having
produced 13 Field Trial champions, two of which have won the
International Gundog League Championship Stake. The latest in 1982 with
FT Ch Little Marston Chorus Of Holway, owned and handled by Mrs
Atkinson's son Mr Robert Atkinson.
This kennel was founded in 1947 when Mrs Atkinson bought FT Ch
Musicmaker of Yeo as an 8 month old puppy. It is from this bitch that
all the Holway dogs are descended. At a later date she acquired FT Ch
Flush Of Yeo from whom she bred 6 Field Trial Champions 4 in this
At a recent count her kennel has won 62 first prizes at Field Trials. This must be a record for any Gun-dog breeder.
Mr Michael Dare who has the Little Marston Prefix founded his kennel in
1965 . He has made up 2 Field Trial Champions namely Ft Ch Holway
Spinner and Ft Ch Holway Carla, apart from being the breeder of Ft Ch
Little Marston Chorus of Holway and selling her sister to the King of
Of the Champion Show dogs in the South West which have been most influential in recent years there are several.
Mr & Mrs Coward's Brackengold Kennel, founded in 1947 produced Sh
Ch Brackengold Max by Glenavis Garry x Brackengold Ripple. He is the
sire of Ch Catcombe Charm, ch Ordart Arabella, Sh Ch Hingstondown
Notoriety of Muskan and Hingstondown McDuff who has 2 CC's.
Mrs Crick's Moorquest Kennel was founded in 1968 but it was not until
1972 that she really became involved and bred her first litter.From this
litter came Moorquest Ambassador who won a Rcc and many Gundog awards.
In 1973 she was offered Caprice of Yeo the 18 months old. This bitch was
mated to Deerflite Tradition of Janville and produced Ch Moorquest
Mugwump. He has won 5 CC's,each with BOB and 3 Rcc's. He is a popular
stud dog and has sired Ch Okus Buccaneer and Sh Ch Muskan Miss Dior,
both of whom have won BIS at the GRC Championship Show. He has also
sired 6 JW winners.