Winner of 1 CC and 3 RCC's
Best Novice ESS Bitch - Show Spaniels Field Day 1985
Cliffhill Cleopatra - Cleo as she was known, was the first of three undocked litters bred by Mr & Mrs T D Shepherd. To our knowledge she is the first undocked ESS bitch to gain a Challenge Certificate. She was regularly placed at Championship and Open Shows and gained many first placings under well know breed specialists.
More than that though Cleo was our friend, and a tower of strength. She was Sarah's playmate when Sarah was small, and if ever I had lost Sarah when she was playing in the fields around Nellyfield Farmhouse all I had to do was call Cleo, and usually they would be found together. Or if Sarah was missing Cleo would soon find her and bring her back.
People referred to her as a sheepdog. Well this sheepdog was also an exceptional English Springer Spaniel.
It is six years since we lost our very special friend and we still miss her terribly.
Cleo the day she won her ticket
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