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Spring field trialing is in full force. Morgan and his road crew have been competing around the Midwest. All dogs are getting good experience plus a few placements also Even the entrants in the Puppy Stakes are earning high recognition.


Our local club, the Northern Minnesota English Springer Spaniel Club, will conduct its annual AKC field trial on the last weekend in April. The event is being held at Willow Creek Kennels which is located just a few miles north of Little Falls. More info: call 218.829.4736.


On May 20th the NMESSC holds its first fun trial of the spring at Pine Shadows. Registration is 8:30 am.




Wishing a most Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Looking forward to the New Year. Weather permitting Saturday training will begin on January 7th followed by the 21st and the 28thNo training on the 14th.


This weekly event is conducted on most Saturdays except during the field trial and hunting seasons. All hunting breeds are welcome. First dog down is about 8:30 and we are usually finished before Noon. Snacks or a meal plus conversation in the training office follows.If it is super cold there may be a little more conversation inside than training outside. Keep an eye on the Pine Shadows Facebook page for any changes.


Celebrate the New Year and the previous Fun Trial season by attending the NMESSC banquet and awards presentation. Reserve the mid-afternoon of Saturday, January 28.The party is taking place at the Woods (same venue as last year) on Hwy 3 betweenBrainerd and Merrifield. Trial dates for 2023 will be finalized. More info will be emailed and posted on Facebook soon. Also call 218.829.4736.


November 2022


Itís November, the Springer Spaniel National Championships are being held. The Open stake begins Thursday, the 17th, near Austin, Minnesota while the Amateur competition starts on Monday, November 30th, near Clarkston, Utah.


One hundred-nineteen English Springer Spaniels will perform in the Open Stake and One Hundred-two springers are set for the Amateur.††


If you canít attend to watch many of this countryís finest springers you can follow along with photos, field reportsand callbacks.Open information: 2022 National Open Championship (NOC) - Minnesota - English Springer Spaniel Field TrialsEnglish Springer Spaniel Field Trials (essft.com)†† Amateur information: 2022 National Amateur Championship (NAC) - Clarkston Utah - English Springer Spaniel Field TrialsEnglish Springer Spaniel Field Trials (essft.com)†††


Safe travels and good luck to all.


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September 2022

Cocker Trial Update:

Tomorrow (Thursday Sept 8) NMESSC Cocker Spaniel field trial at Daybreak will begin at 7:30 AM. Please share.Thank you.


July 2022

Thursday morning, August 4th, we will be welcoming a busload of about forty-five folks from the Deep Portage Upland Bird Camp for their 32nd annual field day with us.The campers will be involved in demonstrations and activities on puppy raising, canine first aid, bird dog training in the field and water, skeet shooting, and firearm history while meeting a variety of gun dogs in action. Thanks to the many volunteers who share their time and expertise leading the campers in the various activities.More aboutthis camp at:Upland Bird Camp | Deep Portage (deep-portage.org) ††


Calendar Item: NMESSC Field Trials at Daybreak,

Cocker Sept 8-9, Springer Sept 10-11.


June 2022

The Northern Minnesota English Springer Spaniel Club will conduct their third Fun Trial of the season this coming Saturday, June 18, at Pine Shadows.Registration at 8:30 AM.



May 2022

Summer activity is warming up. Morgan and his crew are training most every weekday. Call for times. 218.82.4736.

Wednesday night training has begun. Do a little dog running, dog talking, and have supper in the pavilion. Saturday morning training is also a great fix. You can always get your puppy fix as there are several litters at the kennel.

The next NMESSC fun trial will here at Pine Shadows on Saturday, June 18.



March 17, 2022


As the coming of spring gains momentum so does the activity level of the sporting life. Get your pups out for explorations and training tune-ups. Maybe competitions are considered. The NMESSC has a couple of fun trials planned, the first on Easter Saturday, April 16, and another on May 21. The licensed field trial will be on April 23-24.


In addition, you can feed your upland interests by supporting local conservation organization fund raisers. The North Country Pheasants Forever has their banquet on March 26, ticket information call Jake @ 218.434.0929. Ducks Unlimited and Ruffed Grouse Society are also conducting banquets at this time.

Call Mark 218.821.1295
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