Conformation/Junior Showmanship/4-6 month Puppy

 Dana Lodge

Dana Lodge was given an adorable springer puppy for her 18th birthday. Thus began a love affair with this wonderful breed. Her first competitive springer was Ch. Regals’s Robust Vintage (Charday), a Ch. Loujon Black Label daughter purchased from Melinda Upchurch. Melinda became a close friend and invaluable mentor, offering Dana many dogs to show under the Regal kennel name.

As beginner’s luck would have it, Dana bred Charday, and from her first home-bred litter came a Best In Show winner, Ch. Kytra’s Dantley Dominick, a dog with an incredible temperament and a willingness to give a hundred percent each time.

Shortly after, Dana teamed up with Susie Shore of Studio Springers, and for the past 35 years, all of their dogs have been co-bred and owned, carrying the Studio N Kytra prefix. They were thrilled to have Ann LaFernier join their team in the late 1990s, and to date, their line represents seven generations of their breeding program. They have produced more than 55 champions, including many specialty winners. A few notable dogs in their program include Ch. Studio Some Like It Hot (dam of six champions), Ch. Kytra’s Keep to the Kode (a multiple group winner), litter sisters GCHS Studio N Kytra’s Kreme De Kasis, and GCHS Studio N Kytra’s the Black Pearl, who both enjoyed successful specials careers. In recent years, the Studio/Kytra team has been fortunate in the show ring; Mira, GCHG Studio N Kytra’s Kovered in Kashmere won the 2019 ESSFTA Show Dog and the Top 20 Reserve Winner, and Avery, GCHS Dalslands N Kytras Frozen in Time ended 2021 as Show Bitch of the Year.

Dana is a founding member of the Dallas Fort Worth English Springer Spaniel Association, a member of the ESSFTA, and serves on the judges’ education committee.

Dana is honored at this daunting task and genuinely looks forward to it.


 Jacquie Dean

Ashwyn English Springer spaniels began in 1986 when my husband gave me a Springer puppy as a wedding gift.  Even though that first puppy was not a show prospect, I was in love with the breed from that moment forward.  Fast forward many years later and I have bred and owned 30 plus AKC Champions as well as many other title holders, from obedience, to hunting, to agility.  My dogs have won many honors over the years, including ESSFTA Show Dam of the Year, ESSFTA Runner Up Show Bitch of the Year and Winners Dog and Winners Bitch at our National Specialty. I’m the current President of the San Antonio ESS club, as well as a member of DFWESSA.  I live in the Austin TX area with my husband and our dogs.   Our dogs live as pets with us, and they enrich our lives.