He is a wonderful ambassador for the breed and charms everyone he meets.
Duke took to the show ring with his usual aplomb, and although shown infrequently, he gained his title easily. He has done extremely well at breed level as well as winning in group and specialty in show awards.
Duke has been awarded Best of Breed at the Adelaide Royal for four consecutive years. His wins include:
Nov 2007 Rarer Gundog Spaniel Club, Best Of Breed, 18 entries
Nov 2007 Victorian Gundog Club, Best of Breed, 18 entries
June 2008 Rarer Gundog Spaniel Club CS, 14 entries
June 2008 Rarer Gundog Spaniel Club OS, 12 entries
2008 Adelaide Royal, Best of Breed - 17 entries
2009 Adelaide Royal, Best of Breed - 14 entries
2009 Melbourne Royal, Best of Breed - 10 entries
2010 Adelaide Royal, Best of Breed - 17 entries (4 absent)
2011 Adelaide Royal, Best of Breed - 18 entries (2 absent)
Welsh Springer Spaniel Club of NSW Easter 2010:
Australian Bred in Show, 3 April 2010 under Mrs Meghan Riese-Bassel
Australian Bred in Show, 4 April under Mrs Susan Riese
Both judges are from Statesmans Kennels, USA.
Rarer Gundog Spaniel Club October 2010, Best in Show under Ms N Nekrosiene, Lithuania.
June 2013 Rarer Gundog Spaniel Club June 2013, Open Show - Best in Show and Champ Show - Veteran in Show.
Nov 2015 Rrarer Gundog Spaniel Club - Reserve Dog and Veteran in Show.
July 2017 Rarer Gundog Spaniel Club - Runner Up Best of Breed at both the Open Show (9 entries) and Champ Show (14 entries) and Veteran in Show at both shows at 11.5 years old
Our sincere thanks to Duke's handlers, especially Cheryl Harding.
Duke sired four litters and we are very proud of his progeny and the positive impact he has made on the breed through his kids and grand kids.
Duke is now officially retired, but comes along to the occasional show.
Duke also appeared in the Pedigree Dentastix television commercial which aired in April 2010.
Hips: R4 L6 Total 10
Eyes: Clear, Goniodysgenesis unaffected
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|Pedigree for Aust Champion, BISS Maesgwyn Duke of Marma TD|
|Sire : Aust Ch Laugharne Rain Warrior (AI)||S: N Uch Don's Tva Solroda Segel||S: Don's Coq Rouge|
|D: N Uch Don's Treausre|
|D: Aust Ch Laugharne Kerian (AI) ET||S: Don's Serious Moonlight (Swd)|
|D: Aust Ch Laugharne High Jinx ET|
|Dam : Aust Ch Maesgwyn Star Ruby||S: Aust Ch Plattwood Darcy||S: Aust Ch Plattwood Poetic Justice|
|D: Aust Ch Plattwood SpecialEdition (AI)|
|D: Aust Ch Laugharne Nordic Light||S: Aust Ch Laugharne Kinotaff (AI)|
|D: Aust Ch Laugharne Evensong ET|
10-Jun-2013 Best in Show and Best Veteran in Show
Rarer Gundog Spaniel Club [OP] (Judge was Ms Louise Brodie)
10-Jun-2013 Best of Breed, Best Veteran in Show
Rarer Gundog Spaniel Club [CH] (Judge was Mr Wayne Douglas)