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The Breed Record Holder


Sh Ch Nadavin Julianna JW ShCM

Hips: 4/4  Eyes: Clear


The Nadavins were established in 1974 when we acquired our first Irish setter as a wedding present.  For the first few years we concentrated on the Irish then in 1981 we purchased our first Field Spaniel.  “Victoria” Sh Ch Donholme Eva of Nadavin JW who went on to became our foundation bitch.

We are Kennel Club Assured Breeders and have had a successful inspection carried out to standards assessed by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). These standards were formally introduced in January 2013 and only Kennel Club Assured Breeders that have completed a successful visit since that date are issued with a UKAS Certificate. 

In addition we have also been assigned all four Assured Breeders Accolades:-

Accolade of Excellence (Denotes a significant contribution to a breed.)

Breeder Experience (5 or more litters registered with the Kennel Club.)

Breed Club Membership (Current member of one or more breed clubs.)

Studbook Achievement (Bred at least 3 dogs listed in the Studbook.)

We have also been awarded the "Our Dogs Top Breeder" award in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 (2020 not awarded Covid) , 2021 & 2023.

All our dogs are direct ancestors of “Victoria”.  We have also produced the foundation bitches for both the Tayowen and Tumblebar kennels.

Over the years we have been very fortunate to have bred a number of Field Spaniels that have gone on to become Show Champions. Three of which came from our well known D litter, Danielle, Diplomat and Dusky Princess and Four from our Q litter, Quinevere, Quintessa, Quinlan and Quany.  In 1993 our first most famous lady came along Sh Ch Nadavin Elegance JW, "Pippa" winning  28 CC’s under individual judges.  Sadly she passed away suddenly in 2003 still at the height of her career but is still remembered by all. However her memory goes on in her Granddaughter Sh Ch Nadavin Julianna JW ShCM  "Olivia" who is Top Field for 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007, Top Gundog in the Vitalin Bitch of the Year competition 2005 and has represented the breed at the Contest of Champions on several occasions.  Olivia is now the Breed Record Holder being the only Field to have ever won "39 CC's" (40 CC's in total) under different Judges, carrying on Pippa's winning ways.

Sh Ch Nadavin Nobility JW (Lara's) offspring above

But above all this the Nadavins are all family pets, they enjoy sitting on the settee watching television.  Caravanning all over the country throughout the year, getting very muddy and dirty on holiday and at home.  They have great fun exploring the countryside, climbing the hills in Scotland and playing in the forest in Hampshire.   Our puppies have gone on into family homes and are thoroughly spoilt by the children. Our main aim apart from type is to keep the lovely temperament of the breed.  A prime example of this being our lovely Sh Ch Nadavin Aristocrat JW, “Jock” was eventually banned from the child handling classes at some of the open shows when he stood correctly for the children without being asked.  It was felt that his handlers had an unfair advantage!! Even after a severe neck injury we had no hesitation in any child playing with him.

We are very lucky that our dogs have gone on to be so successful in the show ring, but to us they are our family and give many, many hours of pleasure and laughter.

What of the future? who knows?. Our hopes at the moment are pinned on the latest new editions to the Nadavin family Sh Ch Prince Arthur Vom Belauer See at Nadavin (IMP DEU) J.W.  McGregor came over from Germany to join us, co-owned with Ulf Baumann and is sired by our own Sh Ch Ewtor McEwan at Nadavin JW Sh CM. and his daughter Sh Ch Nadavin Exclusive J.W. out of our Sh Ch Nadavin Wenhaver J.W. as well as the latest trouble makers  Nadavin Zahee and Sh Ch Nadavin Neala J.W. 

The rest of the gang can be seen on the following pages.

And that as they say is the story of the "Nadavins" to date.



Jill & Charles Holgate


Tel/Fax: 01282 865705