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Retrievers, Golden - week 21Updated : 18/05/2017

SADLY Jim Crosbie has died after a long period of ill health. Well known in both Scotland and in later years Ireland he had been a ch show judge for many years, and was a fellow breed correspondent for some time. To Kate and all his family and friends we send our deepest sympathy at this sad time.      J...

Retrievers, Golden - week 20Updated : 12/05/2017

BIRMINGHAM National had Andrew Brace as the breed judge. In dogs it was a double for the Stevens and Hadden’s kennel with DCC, BOB and VG4, and Sh Ch/Ir Ch Gunhill’s January Master and Sh Ch Gunhills Mighty Quinn took RDCC.      The Archibalds’ Sh Ch/Ir Sh Ch Abinvale Mystic River took ...

Retrievers, Golden - week 19Updated : 05/05/2017

WELKS saw Dr Helen Almey judging dogs and Carole Carter the bitches.      BCC and BOB went to Dunbar’s Linirgor Violets Are Blue and RBCC to Healey’s Thornywait Jillaroo.      DCC was presented to Garget and Morris’ Sh Ch Haydengold Keepa Secret with Garvin and RDCC...

Retrievers, Golden - week 18Updated : 28/04/2017

SADLY news has come in of the death of Margaret Balaam (Pinecrest). Together with her husband David, Margaret was very much involved with the SWGRC for many years and was its first rescue officer. Both were respected ch show judges. Their best known dog was Ch Pinecrest Salvador (Ch Davern Figaro ex P Patricia). In turn he w...

Retrievers, Golden - week 17Updated : 24/04/2017

SUE RUSSELL writes that her Rosinante Take A Chance On Me (Much A Doo v.d. Beerse by Ebbledown ex Rosinante Mirror Image) has gained the final points for her JW and that it represents Sue’s 13th such award.      Rob McLeod emailed to say that when judging BIS at Chertsey he made Paula Hill’s ...

Retrievers, Golden - week 16Updated : 13/04/2017

SOUTHERN GRS is soon updating its judging lists. Please send any CVs to Hilary Male at hilary_male@hotmail.com by Friday May 5.      At the Caledonia CS open show Joanne O’Neil’s Glenlewis Constellation was BOB and G4.      Saturday saw the GRCS holding its ch show at Per...

Retrievers, Golden - week 15Updated : 06/04/2017

TWO BREED championship shows over the weekend made for a busy time. On Saturday was the NGRA’s show at Newark with Teresa Ewart judging dogs and Wendy Gunner bitches.      DCC and BIS was Wild’s Sh Ch Fenwood Ell Masterpiece at Bluewaters. BCC was Leonard’s Wynrita Hot Gossip. Reserves ...

Retrievers, Golden - week 14Updated : 30/03/2017

AT SCOTTISH Breeds the judges were Lyn Walker dogs and Diana Rourke-Knight bitches. Those travelling up from the Midland and SW had an awful journey as part of the M6 was closed between Stafford and Stoke for 12 hours – the time it took for Paula Hill to arrive in Scotland.      DCC was Isobel Cuth...

Retrievers, Golden - week 13Updated : 23/03/2017

THE ANIMAL Health Trust is appealing for funds to replace its MRI scanner after over 19,000 scans over nearly 20 years of use. The appeal co-incides with the 75th anniversary of the Trust’s foundation. This is their largest ever appeal, for £400,000, to replace the machine as the present magnet is still usable an...

Retrievers, Golden - week 12Updated : 17/03/2017

CRUFTS certainly lived up to its reputation as a great dog show. Although not the largest entry this year there was certainly a great atmosphere around the rings where Keith Young (dogs) and Sue Brown (bitches) (replacing Malcolm Godefroy) had some of the largest entries in recent years. With supersize rings handlers had a g...

Retrievers, Golden - week 11Updated : 09/03/2017

SUSAN Goodwin writes: “It is with great sadness that I received the news that Tina Pearson (Montformagic) had died on Wednesday March 1. Tina was a valued committee member of the NWGRC as well as being a trustee of NWGRC’s Rescue Trust. Our thoughts are with her family, Paul, Vicky and Hannah.” I’m su...

Retrievers, Golden - week 10Updated : 03/03/2017

SWGRC has organised its working tests at Cattistock, Dorset, on Sunday May 21st, starting at 9.30am. There are novice, open and veteran as well as special puppy and novice dog/novice handler. All details are on the club’s website, or by email from Kim Klunie at warrentorkim@yahoo.com.      Anyone w...

Retrievers, Golden - week 9Updated : 23/02/2017

SADLY John Oakley, a long serving committee member of BD and C GRC has died. He was involved in showing and training for some years and helped as one of the rescue officers of the club. To John’s family and friends we send our deepest sympathy at this sad time.      At Aston-under-Lyme open show Ca...

Retrievers, Golden - week 8Updated : 17/02/2017

THERE is a change of judge for bitches at Crufts. Sadly Malcolm Godefroy has had to withdraw from judging bitches at Crufts, due to medical reasons. Sue Brown is the replacement judge. I’m sure we all wish Malcolm a speedy recovery.      At GRC of Wales’ ch show judges were Pat Arnold (Amberl...

Retrievers, Golden - week 7Updated : 09/02/2017

CAROL Hale’s dog Tumulousregis Odysseus at Vanellus (Ody) has been shortlisted for Dog Training Weekly’s Top Dog of the Year – the only Golden – after going through all the classes in just one year.      Mandy McDonald’s Lamancha Keepsake went BP and then PG2 at the Caledoni...

Retrievers, Golden - week 6Updated : 03/02/2017

LESLEY Dickson writes: “GRCS is in the process of updating its judges lists. If you wish to be considered for inclusion in one these lists submit your CV to me at 16 Moorhouse Avenue, Paisley PA2 9NX by Saturday Feb 25. Application forms may be obtained by phoning 01505 815016, by emailing lesleybdickson@tiscali.co.uk ...

Retrievers, Golden - week 5Updated : 27/01/2017

ITS 20 years since I was invited by Dog World to be one of its breed note writers after Daphne died. Twenty years that seemed to slip by so quickly. We then had Bernard Bargh as co-writer, followed by Malcolm, with occasional input from Jim Crosbie in Scotland. Now it is just myself.      Looking back ov...

Retrievers, Golden - week 4Updated : 20/01/2017

THE GRC held its novice trial at Fontwell Magna, Wilts. Judges were C Pelham, A Buckland, B Ross-Smith and J Gardner. Results: 1 Mrs B Beckstein-Bickler with Bell Oktave Benjamin; 2 W G and J G Warner’s Pandapaws Brigand. There were CoMs for A England’s Dairy Populus Tremula, F Baird’s Treunair Drimmie, and...

Retrievers, Golden - week 3Updated : 12/01/2017

CHRIS MORRELL sent the following breed council report.      “When it met last month the Golden Retriever breed council received a presentation on the Kennel Club’s Academy from Iris Thompson, KC education and training department, who also announced the very exciting news that the KC has ag...

Retrievers, Golden - week 2Updated : 05/01/2017

AT DUKERIES Gundog Club’s open show BP was List’s Haydengold Say It With Love, who later went BPIS.      At Wealdstone and Northolt open show, with Pam Wooden (Salako) judging, BP was Taylor’s Amilone Jabberwocky by Tannadice, who later went PG4.      At Ashbour...

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