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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...

Retrievers, Golden - week 1Updated : 28/12/2016

IT IS SAD to have to start a new year with the news that Derek Linter, Sheila’s husband, died on Christmas Eve.      To Sheila, her family and friends we all send our deepest sympathy at this sad time.      Many thanks to all those who sent me best wishes for Christmas. One...

Retrievers, Golden - week 52Updated : 19/12/2016

AT LKA Sandra Birkin-Green judged both sexes. BCC and BOB was Dunbar’s Linirgor Braidwynn J’e T’aime. RBCC was Clarkson’s Drumkilty Hibernia.      DCC, his third, was Sharp and Marlin’s Gunhills Barnaby Rudge at Jemaroski. RDCC was Hill’s Drumkilty Take The High Road...

Retrievers, Golden - week 50Updated : 08/12/2016

THE MIDLAND GRC held its ch show recently with Mr G Talbot judging dogs and Mrs A Orzel bitches. BCC and BIS was Kurek and O’Gorman’s Rathcloon Hunter In Pink for Berrymeade and DCC Archibald’s Ir Sh Ch Abinvale Levanto.      RBCC was Dunbar’s Linirgor Braidwynn Je T’Aime...

Retrievers, Golden - week 49Updated : 01/12/2016

THE GRC open show was judged by Mr A Zeppi (Italy) and he attracted a very good entry. His choice for BIS was Ashton’s Willowlawn La Sylphide and RBIS was Magson’s Castlegolden Classy Lady. BP went to Mullett’s Poundmeadow Brief Encounter.      At Horsham with Carron Jenkins judging B...

Retrievers, Golden - week 48Updated : 24/11/2016

ANNE WEEKS would like to say a heartfelt thanks to everyone who has sent messages following the death of her husband Frank last week. She said he would have been totally overwhelmed by the vast number of cards, phone calls etc. which she received.      Anne and I had a lovely morning back at Cranham wh...

Retrievers, Golden - week 47Updated : 17/11/2016

ECGRC’s novice trial was held at Ampton, Livermere recently. The winner was Jacqui Crew handling Abbottshall Scotch and there were CoMs awarded to Lucy Mixture handling Kaliture Finn. She also won Gun’s Choice and the award for Best Bred by Exhibitor. A second CoM went to Phil Wagland handling Funnyline Fieldques...

Retrievers, Golden - week 46Updated : 10/11/2016

THANKS to Anne Weeks for her tribute to her husband Frank who died recently, which showed what a hard worker he was for the Golden Retriever Club of Northumbria. He will be sadly missed by so many, both in the club and in the Golden Retriever world generally. To Anne, Fiona, family and friends we send our deepest sympathy. F...

Retrievers, Golden - week 45Updated : 03/11/2016

TWO NEW show champions were made up at Midland Counties under Emma Archibald. BCC and BOB was Douthwaite and Wharfe’s Gracewood Lillibet. RBCC was Crookes and Jenkinson’s Stanroph Still The Same.      DCC was Garget and Morriss’ Haydengold Keepa Secret with Garvin. RDCC was Rogerson&r...

Retrievers, Golden - week 44Updated : 27/10/2016

AS MENTIONED briefly last week Fred Hathaway and Meriol for many years ran the MGRC’s Rescue services from their boarding kennel in Shropshire. On one occasion many years ago now, they managed to rescue nine breeding bitches from a kennel in Wales which was shutting down. None of these dogs had been socialised and some...

Retrievers, Golden - week 43Updated : 20/10/2016

THE VICARS’ Catcombe Calico of Peersbrook gained the final points for the JW at Malvern on Wednesday.      An enjoyable day at the Llandudno open show where Anne’s Siatham Call Me Madam was BP and went on to win the puppy group. MERVYN PHILPOTT, 01538 306043, mervynphilpott@talktalk.net

Retrievers, Golden - week 42Updated : 13/10/2016

AT SOUTH Wales with Clive Donahue judging DCC and BOB was Stevens and Haddon’s Gunhills Mighty Quinn. RDCC was Broadhead’s Monchique Pure Imagination.      BCC was Douthwaite and Wharfe’s Sh Ch Gracewood Lakesha. RBCC was Crookes and Jenkinson’s Stanroph Still The Same. BP was L...

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