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Retrievers, Flat-coated - week 25Updated : 15/06/2017

THREE Counties saw a good entry for John Thirwell. DCC, BOB and G3 was Annette Dyren’s Multi Sh Ch Castlerock Simply Magic with the RDCC going to his full brother Sh Ch C Magic’s Stake on Clearfield owned by Christine Whitmore.       BCC was Frank Whyte’s Sh Ch Feldkirk Fashion. RB...

Retrievers, Flatcoated - week 24Updated : 08/06/2017

FIRSTLY, my apologies go to Alison Gulbis. When I reported the results of SKC (May) ch show I didn’t record that Gayplume Vital Spark had won BV. This was entirely due to the fact that it wasn’t recorded on the Higham Press results page, so I am mentioning now – the veteran results are just as important as ...

Retrievers, Flat-coated - week 23Updated : 01/06/2017

BATH SAW Ann Youens taking centre stage with ideal weather conditions for showing dogs – and no rain in sight. DCC, BOB and G1 to the Mangham family’s Sh Ch Onyxro Mensa. RDCC was Yasmina Zuberbuhler and Angela Lemburger’s Multi Ch Almanza Get A Grip (who I understand is from Switzerland).   &nbs...

Retrievers, Flat-coated - week 22Updated : 24/05/2017

OUR SCHEDULED judge at SKC May was Penny Williams who was due to award CCs to the breed for the first time. Sadly just 48 hours before she was taken ill and unable to undertake the appointment. Ann Moss was appointed in her place. This must have been a great disappointment to Penny and I am sure you will join me in wishing h...

Retrievers, Flat-coated - week 21Updated : 17/05/2017

RESULTS from the Joint Flatcoat Club ch show were: BCC and BIS (on the referee’s decision) was awarded to Brian and Jane Jones’ newly crowned Sh Ch Seaheart Anneliese by Benvellyn. RBCC was Gail Griffiths’ Castlerock Costic Hattie. DCC, RBIS and BV was Kelly Holland’s Ch Calzeat Causa Commotion at Fla...

Retrievers, Flat-coated - week 20Updated : 11/05/2017

THE NATIONAL with Dawn Hall officiating saw a first CC and BOB for Laura Keight and Victoria Goldberg’s Laurvic Talking Italian. RDCC was Gill Smitherman’s Covellyn’s Arctic Loon of Seaheart.      BCC and BV was Ronnie and Susan Ross’ Sh Ch Islstrom Torrachilty. RBCC was Annette D...

Retrievers, Flat-coated - week 19Updated : 05/05/2017

WELKS saw Pam Lynott in the hot seat with an entry of 133 dogs to assess. DCC, his second, and BOB was Wendy Blain’s Rotherfield First Request, handled by Sandra Stevenson. RDCC was Judy Reading’s Sastrugi Beautiful Sunrise at Sabarka, handled by Louise Jones.      BCC, her third, was Brian a...

Retrievers, Flat-coated - week 18Updated : 28/04/2017

JENNY Bird, secretary of the FCRS, has asked me to pass the following information to members. From 2018 the FCRS accounts will not be included in the AGM papers. When the accounts have been adopted they will be available on request from the secretary and copies will be available at the AGM.      Open sho...

Retrievers, Flat-coated - week 17Updated : 20/04/2017

THE SECOND of the breed shows was of course the FCR of Scotland, which as I reported last week has reverted back to one judge.      Dawn Warrington found her BCC, her second, and BIS in Brian and Jane Jones’ Seaheart Anneliese from Benvellyn and RBCC and RBIS went to Annette Dyren’s Flatcharm...

Retrievers, Flat-coated - week 16Updated : 12/04/2017

BY THE time you read these notes the FRC of Scotland ch show will have taken place. There is an entry of 66 dogs and 78 bitches for Dawn Warrington on what will be her second appointment. The FRC of Scotland was founded back in 1985 and hosted its first championship show in 1991. The judge that day was my father Peter Johnso...

Retrievers, Flat-coated - week 15Updated : 06/04/2017

THE FCRS ch show held at Stoneleigh attracted an entry of around 300 for Phil and Sue Goodman. Sue was presiding in the dog ring while Phil did the bitches. Happily they were able to agree on their BOB, although I understand that the referee, Brian Izzard, was called in to decide BP.      DCC, his sixth,...

Retrievers, Flat-coated - week 14Updated : 30/03/2017

THE FCRS recently held its AGM which was attended by 51 members. I think the days when over 100 members used to turn up and the meetings would go on until early evening are long gone. The position of field trial secretary had just the one nomination – David Savory, so he was automatically elected. The three committee m...

Retrievers, Flat-coated - week 13Updated : 23/03/2017

NOW THAT the excitement of Crufts is behind us we can look ahead to the rest of the show season which of course starts off with two breed shows in April. First the FCRS ch show held at Stoneleigh. For the first time in the history of the show we have a husband/wife team officiating. This of course is the chairman of the FCRS...

Retrievers, Flat-coated - week 12Updated : 16/03/2017

SO CRUFTS is over for another year and once again our breed featured highly in the gundog group. DCC, his second in the UK, BOB and G2 was Ida Wiesner’s Multi Ch Altaflats Ain’t I’m A Dog from Norway. RDCC was Sw/Norw Ch Almanza Burberry Goodiebag, owned by Ragnhild Ulin from Sweden.    &nbs...

Retrievers, Flat-coated - week 11Updated : 08/03/2017

THE FCRS AGM papers have now been circulated to all members. There is an error on the price of the pre-booked lunches. It should read £8.50 each and not £8.95. The lunches are only available to those people who pre-book them.      Along with eagerly awaiting the Crufts results I am sure that ...

Retrievers, Flat-coated - week 10Updated : 03/03/2017

SO, BY THE time these notes appear next week those of us competing at Crufts will be doing our final preparation. The answer to my question of last week about the last liver Flatcoat to win a CC at Crufts was of course Ch Paddiswood Burnt Lobelia, shown by Jill Saville. That was back in 1994.      Ray St...

Retrievers, Flat-coated - week 9Updated : 23/02/2017

I HAVE received an email from Jane Jones who has asked me to inform you about a breed specific seminar run by the FCRS. Jane writes: “The Judges and Show Sub Committee is organising a breed specific seminar on July 8 at the Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh, Warks. The seminar will be aimed at those judges who are curre...

Retrievers, Flat-coated - week 8Updated : 16/02/2017

LIZ BRANSCOMBE (Flatcoat Health Co-Ordinator) has asked me to bring to your attention that Jane Alexander will be offering patellar screening at the FCRS championship show to be held at the Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire CV8 2LZ on Sunday April 2. Appointments should be made in advance by contacting Liz ...

Retrievers, Flatcoated - week 7Updated : 08/02/2017

THE CRUFTS entry figures have now been published. There are 400 Flatcoats entered – 175 dogs and 225 bitches. Only Labradors and Golden Retrievers have a higher entry. I will be very interested to see what percentage of that entry comes in from overseas. This of course won’t be known until we see the catalogue. ...

Retrievers, Flat-coated - week 6Updated : 02/02/2017

WONDERFUL news from Ray and Lyn Strudwick. At City of Cambridge open show their Burpham Million Love Songs gained the last point he needed for his JW in great style by winning not just BP and BOB but also PG3 under Lesley Trow.      Suzi Tagg is also enjoying a great run of success with her puppy bitch, ...

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