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Retrievers, Labrador - week 26Updated : 22/06/2017

BORDER Union is one of the most favourite all breeds championship shows in the calendar for many people. This year’s show basked in glorious sunshine, with many exhibitors feeling the after effects of the sunshine the next day. Located on the edge of Kelso, the show has a most picturesque setting and the layout is alon...

Retrievers, Labrador - week 25Updated : 16/06/2017

THE LRC’s annual championship show was held outside at the Sky Blue Connexion at Coventry. This was the first year with Karl Gawthorpe, the new secretary of the club, at the helm. He writes: “I want to thank the judges, stewards, committee and of course all the exhibitors for making it a good day. I personally wa...

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

AT SOUTHERN Counties the judge of both sexes was Maureen Floyd (Trenow). DCC and BOB was Mr and Mrs Wyatt’s chocolate Ch Meadowleigh Brown Sugar (Keene’s Walnut Wesley at Ryedown ex M Mariella). RDCC was Miss Bold’s black Shaymiloney Senate (Mardas Roman Republic ex S Sweetpea), a first such win for dog and...

Retrievers, Labrador - week 23Updated : 01/06/2017

BATH HAD Becky Johnson (Downstream Flatcoated Retrievers) judging the breed at CC level for the second time. Becky was a long-time secretary of the United Retriever Club and has an interest in the working side too.      DCC, his 11th, was Sharon Lambert’s homebred yellow, Ch Mattand Exodus (Fin Ch ...

Retrievers, Labrador - week 22Updated : 26/05/2017

AT THE SKC (which is a representative show, therefore having CCs available for all eligible breeds), the judge was Jill Peak, so well known for her Bayard Beagles and one of the UK’s top all-rounders, officiating at this level in the Labrador ring for the first time.      DCC was the yellow, Sander...

Retrievers, Labrador - week 20Updated : 11/05/2017

AT THE National, the judge of both sexes was Anne Lavelle (Crosscroyde). DCC was Sharon Lambert’s homebred yellow, Ch Mattand Exodus (Fin Ch Devonshire’s London Edition ex Amberstead Dark And Stormy over M). RDCC was Linda McGillivray’s homebred black, Antonine Cinderfella (Waterline’s Freddo with A e...

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

WELKS marked the first outdoor show of the 2017 show season and exhibitors were well prepared for the rather cold, blustery weather. Judge of both sexes was Paul Collins (Kaspair) whose second time awarding CCs in the breed it was. There was a good entry.      DCC was Andrew, Margaret and Mairi Brown, Da...

Retrievers, Labrador - week 18Updated : 27/04/2017

THERE awaited a very good entry at the Midland Counties LRC championship show for Richard Edwards (Lasgarn) judging the males and Tom Grant (Simandem) judging the bitches. Both gentlemen have been on the committee of this club in the past, indeed Tom was a long-serving committee member and treasurer, which I am sure made the...

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

REGARDING research in hereditary cataract and the possible development of a DNA test. Sally Rickett’s writes: “I am writing to you regarding our genetic study of hereditary cataracts in the Labrador Retriever. Following two successful breed health days in October and February, we are nearing the numbers of dogs t...

Retrievers, Labrador - week 15Updated : 07/04/2017

THE FUNERAL of Richard Wiles will be on Thursday April 20 at 2pm at St Mary’s Church, Harefield, Middlesex UB9 6DU.      There will be family flowers only. All are invited back afterwards to Harefield Cricket Club, Breakspear Road North, Harefield, Middlesex UB9 6NE.      The K...

Retrievers, Labrador - week 15Updated : 07/04/2017

I WAS VERY sorry to hear from Debbie Clarson that her mum, Audrey, died a few weeks ago. Always a happy, jolly lady, it was always good to have a chat to her at the shows. I am sure that everyone will send their condolences to Debbie at this very sad time.       Audrey’s funeral is on Monday A...

Retrievers, Labrador - week 14Updated : 31/03/2017

I AM VERY sorry to have to report the death of Richard Wiles (Richbourne) just before the Yellow Labrador Club open show. Richard was a past chairman of the club and his wife Susanna (Sussi) is the secretary of the club. Richard was a particularly well-known figure and a fair and honest championship show judge who was well r...

Retrievers, Labrador - week 13Updated : 24/03/2017

AT THE Three Ridings LRC’s championship show, the two judges were Richard Bott (Quensha/Allenie) and Shelagh Walton (Gallybob) judging the dogs and bitches respectively.      DCC and BIS was Sharon Lambert’s homebred yellow Ch Mattand Exodus (Fin Ch Devonshire’s London Edition ex Ambers...

Retrievers, Labrador - week 12Updated : 15/03/2017

AT THE East Anglian LRC, the two judges were Lynda Miles (Llanstinan) judging the males and Eric Parr (Stonavon) judging the bitches. It proved to be a most wonderful day for Elaine Grummitt and Rodney Adler whose yellow dog, Flossfalls Serengeti Manorwell (Sh Ch/Ir Ch Carpenny Made A Million ex Rudidale’s Class Act at...

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

WE ALL NEED a bit of support sometimes – experienced people to be given a boost and novices to be encouraged – and we must never forget that in the greater scheme of thing dogs are just a lovely game and we are blessed to be able to enjoy them and not have to worry about bombs and other nasty things so prevalent ...

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

I RECENTLY received some sad news from Sussie Wiles (Richbourne). She writes: “I have just received the sad news of Kit Stockman’s death on Feb 17 after a long illness. Kit with her friend and partner Kath Watson held the Watstock affix and were fondly known as ‘Kit and Kath’ among their dog friends.&...

Retrievers, Labrador - week 10Updated : 02/03/2017

THERE are just a couple of good open show wins to report this week. Michelle Morgan was delighted with her good win at Yorkshire Gundog Club’s open show where the breed was judged by Ian Jones (Ladrow) and the varieties/BIS were judged by Christine Rayner (Raystan Weimaraners). Michelle’s homebred yellow bitch Te...

Retrievers, Labrador - week 9Updated : 24/02/2017

AT THE Cotswold and Wyevern LRC, judged by Margaret Barker, BD and BIS was Shaun Williamson’s homebred yellow, Sh Ch Sharouns Incognito. RBD and RBIS was David Coode’s homebred yellow, Ch Warringah’s Perth. BB and BOS was Jo, Andy and Kristie Metcalfe’s homebred yellow, Baileydale Miss Busybody with R...

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

AT NORTHUMBERLAND and Durham LRC’s open show, the judge was Jenny Dobson (Lakemeadow) who has bred and owned Labradors for many years. Winning BB and BIS was Noelene Dodd’s black veteran Sh Ch Brockburrow Breaking Dawn (Sh Ch Rocheby State Occasion ex Eneleon Amethyst) and BD and RBIS went to Leigh Lesley’s...

Retrievers, Labrador - week 8Updated : 16/02/2017

SEAN AND Jane Jenner had a lovely day at the Portsmouth and Southsea open show when their homebred black bitch Lyjansen Midnight Star (Rossacre Trail Blazer at Lyjansen ex R Amysthyme at L) won the junior class and took BOB against some very strong competition and then went on to be placed G3 under Mrs J Revill (Julita). &n...

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