I purchased my first Cocker Spaniel in 1996, a black ‘n’ tan bitch of Asquanne x Chataway breeding. Mated to Glenntree Groomsman, she produced a black bitch, Kastrian The Dreamcatcher. She, in turn, was mated to Quettadene Footsteps. This alliance gave us a golden puppy, Kastrian A Midsummer Dream. And so, we had three colours in three generations. Each of these bitches was shown and so our hobby began.



I later bought in two bitches and my current line descends directly from these two girls. We are delighted with all our Cockers, from vintage to puppy, and thoroughly enjoy being in their company.

I was fortunate indeed to welcome these two bitches to Kastrian. They are the foundation of my current line.


Sh.Ch Charbonnel Warlord J.W. x Glenntree Fascination J.W.


I waited a long time for April and she was worth the wait. An absolute treasure who was in the cards at Championship Shows being awarded her Stud Book Number by gaining a second place in Limit.
At Open Shows, she was B.O.B. many times and also gained the following accolades:

Best in ShowNorthwich & District Canine SocietyJudge: Meg Purnell-Carpenter
Best in ShowBurnley & District Canine SocietyJudge: Mick Taylor


Sh.Ch. Asquanne Gillespie J.W. x Sh.Ch. Marada Pure Elegance J.W.


Beth was full of fun from the word go and gave so much in the show ring. She was consistently well placed at Championship Shows including several firsts, gaining her Stud Book number by achieving first place in Limit.

At Open Shows, she was B.O.B. on many occasions and went on to be awarded the following prizes:

Best Puppy in ShowMorecambe & Heysham Canine SocietyJudge: Jim Outterside
Reserve Best Puppy in ShowNorth Wales Cocker Spaniel ClubJudge: Moira Forfar
Best in ShowYorkshire Gundog ClubJudge: Sharon Pinkerton
Best in ShowDarlington & District Canine SocietyJudge: Jane Cule
Reserve Best in ShowHebden Bridge Canine SocietyJudge: Keith Derry

Beth returned to the show ring, in style, qualifying for The Cocker Spaniel Club Veteran Challenge.
Beth thoroughly enjoyed competing in the Veteran Challenge and I thoroughly enjoyed showing her. She was two days off her eighth birthday. Beth had many compliments from other exhibitors and finished third best Veteran in match under David Bell.


Beth posing at the veteran challenge
Beth competing in one of the rounds