Curly Comms

Week Ending: 10/03/2024
Club News

Crufts 2024
What a fabulous weekend at Crufts 2024!!

The Discover Dogs Team were on hand to represent our wonderful breed, and met lots of lovely people. Curlies could be found at Hall 3, G21, and the stand looked fabulous.

The Curly DD Team was made up of:
Jo & Brett with Fennel, Hebe, Clover & Sorrel
Wendy & Richard with Deco & Nox
Nigel & Sandra with Cerys, Nornie & Merry
Caron & Stuart with Shine & Rita
Vicki with Anise
Nikki with Mavis & Arthur
Heather with Beau & Iris
Leslie with Blue

Crufts Studio Backdrop
You may have noticed the black Curly on the TV Studio Vulnerable Breed backdrop, but did you know it was our very own Club Secretary, Vicki Hayes’ beautiful girl Anise…? Not only has Anise been seen by millions of viewers, her and Vicki also met Claire Balding and managed to get a photo on the Crufts sofa.

MORE4 Crufts Appearance
Laura Wild and Ember (Overbore Towering Inferno) appeared on MORE4 on Friday, talking about Curlies & receiving the National Enterprise Award from The Princes Trust for her work training Assistance Dogs, with Wild Spirit Canines.

Speaker Of The House
Club Chairman, Nigel Spraggins, met the Speaker of The House of Commons, and introduced him to ‘the oldest British retriever breed‘ on the stand in Discover Dogs.

Young Kennel Club
Our own Cameron Stokes was also at Crufts for all of the four days, volunteering in the YKC Arena and in the Main Arena putting out the boards. He was there for the Vulnerable Native Breeds final and put the boards out for the winners including of course for the Curly that won RBVNB.

Champ Shows

Crufts 2024
99 dogs, making 121 entries, made the trip to Birmingham NEC for the biggest and best dog show in the world! Breed Judge, Chris Bexon’s main winners were:

Best of Breed:6452 – Sh Ch Foxriever Mystic Marvel At Elkysar (Mr K & Mrs M Solomon)
Dog CC:6452 – Sh Ch Foxriever Mystic Marvel At Elkysar (Mr K & Mrs M Solomon)
Reserve Dog CC:6455 – Sh Ch Brightmeadow Never Say Die JW ShCM (Mr J & Mrs M B Stephens)
Bitch CC:6456 – Sh Ch Ravenho Up Town Girl For Brightmeadow JW (Mr J & Mrs M B Stephens)
Reserve Bitch CC:6463 – No/dk/se U(u)ch Skaringen’s First Impression (Mr J S Thygesen)
Best Puppy:6425 – Kahawei Sea The Stars (Miss T James)
Best Veteran:6455 – Sh Ch Brightmeadow Never Say Die JW ShCM (Mr J & Mrs M B Stephens)

The Vulnerable Native Breeds Competition
34 breeds took part in the competition on Thursday and were judged by Mr Gavin Robertson (Soletrader). Representing the Curlies was Sh Ch Tessmene The Cats Whiskers, owned by Mrs F & Miss C Carrick, and we are thrilled to report that ‘Pussy’ won Reserve Best Vulnerable Native Breed.

Class 1478. For Working Gundogs – Best Bitch Bitch (30 entries, 12 abs)
Judge: Mrs G Nickols
3rd: 6476 – Crimblescurl Wildotter, Breed: Retriever (Curly Coated) (Ms A Wynne-Jones)
Mr L & Mr M Bain, Crimblescurl Time To Tango At Wenichones JW, was also shortlisted in the final 8 in this class.

The Kennel Club Breeders’ Competition
Congratulations to Mrs AL & Dr MJ Moskowitz of the Ravenho Kennel for competing as one of the 43 qualifying teams this year. The dogs looked great and ladies, you looked fabulous in your matching outfits.


Ladies Kennel Association, 10 December 2023
Michael Jacques critique is now available here on the Show Results Page.