Hollyberry of Downsbank
Pedigree Best Brood Bitch 1989
Although my first Champion was a Blenheim, my lasting interest is in whole colours. Charlotterose Black Satin was my first and foundation bitch producing a long line of whole colour Cavaliers. Her grandson Downsbank Black Hussar was key to extending the lines and produced, among others, Knight Magic at Harana as well as Hollyberry of Downsbank who in 1989 became Pedigree Best Brood Bitch of the Year.
In 1981 I showed my first King Charles Spaniels and Amantra Diorama gained 2 CC’s and 2 RCC’s. Downsbank Drummond was exported to the United States and became a US Champion. His grandson Maramond Satchmo left his breeder Martha Guimond and returned to compete in England and gained his UK Championship status in 2007.
The Downsbanks geographically are an area of National Trust Heathland in Mid Staffordshire near the market town of Stone and very popular with dog lovers. The name was registered as my affix in 1976.
Downsbank Talullah ( Chamanic Voltaire x Downsbank D’Epice) A more recent addition to our long history of whole colours. Talullah was awarded Best Peppy Bitch at the West of England CKCS Ch Show 2012
Ch. Maramond Satchmo
First American bred King Charles Spaniel to gain a UK title