Devon & Cormwall Cocker Spaniel Club


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May 14th 2022
Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on Saturday 14th May 2022 at Culm Valley Sports Hall, Meadow Lane, Cullompton, Devon EX15 1LL following judging of the Championship Show (pdf)

May 1 2022: BAD/MCE Cocker Spaniel 
On Sunday 1st May the three clubs covering the South West – West of England, South Wales & Mon and Devon & Cornwall - jointly hosted the Breed Appreciation Day and Multiple Choice Exam (BAD/MCE) which is now a bi-annual KC requirement for Breed clubs to support the Judges Education Programme. The venue at Mathern, close to Chepstow, with easy access from the M5 via the old Severn bridge seemed to suit as we had 27 candidates made up of both cocker folk and other breeds.   

Our breed specialist, Mike Masters (Manchela), made a professional presentation with his lovely orange roan ‘Sh Ch Manchela Where the Heart Is’ providing a patient and shining example of the breed.
Sue Hillier (SW&M) took charge of the kitchen team and provided a steaming lunch of pie and mash, followed by cheesecake – I have to say, probably the best lunch I’ve had for some time – evidenced by the quiet over the room!

At the end of the day, our BEC confirmed the highest pass rate since the inception of the MCE – I am sure we would really like to see all judges who are keen enough to attend the BAD, and take the exam, to pass; the standard KC feedback forms indicated general approval of the seminar on the whole. We would, however, appreciate specific feed back from those candidates who took the MCE, so that we can improve the experience and the success rate.     
Educational Seminars are published by  the KC on their website.     

The next BAD/MCE for Cockers will be held by East Anglia Cocker on the August Bank Holiday – 28th August – details from their secretary.


Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on Saturday, 1st May 2021on-line via Zoom (pdf)