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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...

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

I AM GRATEFUL, as ever, to Margaret Barker, the efficient and hardworking secretary of the LRC of Wales for the following information. She writes: “The first breed club championship show of 2017 was the LRC of Wales’ 37th championship show which was held at Chepstow Leisure Centre. The dogs were judged by David C...

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

WE CROSSED over the old Severn Bridge in beautiful early morning sunlight. The river, sky and clouds painted multi shades of pale blue and light grey with the new bridge silhouetted in the background. So often the river is a dirty brown when we cross, but not today what a wonderful entry into Wales and what a lovely day we h...

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

THERE are two breed club open shows to report this week, both held on the same day but at different ends of the country. The Three Ridings LRC’s first open show of the year was held at Netherton Village Hall where the judge was Carolyn Jones (Hafnau). BIS was Leigh Lesley’s homebred black male, Steeleigh Blue Pri...

Retrievers, Labrador - week 6Updated : 01/02/2017

ALISON Scutcher has contacted me to advise of the following educationals day being put on by the Kent Surrey and Sussex LRC: Breed specific seminar with David Craig (Davricard/Foulby) on Sunday March 5, to be held at Bletchingly Village Hall, Bletchingly, near Redhill, Surrey. Observer-only places left £15.  &nbs...

Retrievers, Labrador - week 6Updated : 01/02/2017

ALISON Scutcher has contacted me to advise of the following educationals day being put on by the Kent Surrey and Sussex LRC: Breed specific seminar with David Craig (Davricard/Foulby) on Sunday March 5, to be held at Bletchingly Village Hall, Bletchingly, near Redhill, Surrey. Observer-only places left £15.  &nbs...

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

AT MANCHESTER, Rebecca Hodge (Naiken), who had drawn an excellent entry, judged both dogs and bitches, making for a busy day. Becci is probably the youngest person to presently award CCs to the breed and her professional approach was commented upon.      I believe that there was an excellent, sporting at...

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

CONGRATULATIONS are due to three Labradors and their owners/handlers who took the show gundog working gundog certificate at the Eastern Counties Golden Retriever Club’s SGWC qualification day in Suffolk.      The judges were Jim Gale and Phill Allan, both A panel field trial judges with many years&...

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

THERE has been some great news for Labradors from show lines doing well in the field and proving themselves as dual purpose gundogs. At a recent qualifying day, two of the breed’s show champions dropped the ‘show’ (or ‘shame’ as the late Mary Roslin-Williams referred to it!) part of their title ...

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