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Week Ending: 12/05/2024

Curly Coated Retriever Breed Notes for OurDogs
The Breed Notes include news, information, show wins, Curly successes in whatever discipline you compete in, and anything else interesting you may want to tell the world about…
Carol Johnstone has collated and compiled the Breed Notes for the OurDogs Publication for the last few years, however she has recently resigned from this role. A big thank you to Carol for all her hard work.

Never fear, taking up the helm is Leslie Bain.
Leslie can be contacted by email at bainlm@sky.com or by calling 07584075585

Champ Shows

Bath Canine Society, 27 May 2024
The entries have been announced, 30 Dogs making 41 Entries, will travel to Bath for judge, Mrs Suzy Tagg.

National Dog Show – Birmingham Dog Show Society, 9 May 2024
It was such a lovely day at The National on Thursday, there was a lovely atmosphere around the ring and Aly had organised a picnic table. There was a good turn out for Judge, Mrs Daphne Bailey, and her main winners were:

Best of Breed: 865 SOLOMON, Mrs Mary Elizabeth Anne & SOLOMON, Mr Keith Sh Ch Foxriever Mystic Marvel At Elkysar
Dog CC: 865 SOLOMON, Mrs Mary Elizabeth Anne & SOLOMON, Mr Keith Sh Ch Foxriever Mystic Marvel At Elkysar
Reserve Dog CC: 861 PARKER-MILES, Mrs Selina Tengore Mr Moonlight
Bitch CC: 862 PARKER-MILES, Mrs Selina & PARKER-MILES, Master Henry Overbore’s Ace Of Hearts (ay1)
Reserve Bitch CC: 858 MERCER, Miss C & THOMAS, Miss LA Kahawei Catch The Stars Over Stormacre
Best Puppy: 872 STEPHENS, Mr & Mrs J & M B Brightmeadow Rumour Has It
Best Special Beginner: 857 MCKENZIE, Mrs J L Ravenho Toulouse Latresco At Beddgelert

Nina & Henry’s Wren – Overbore’s Ace Of Hearts won her first Challenge Certificate, and Cathrine & Louise’s Fallon – Kahawei Catch The Stars Over Stormacre gained her Stud Book Number winning the RBCC.
Congratulations everyone!

Also to Note at National Dog Show
There were lots of entries in the Stakes Classes, the most impressive was 15 Curlies entered in the Special Vulnerable Native Breed Stakes….

Special Vulnerable Native Breed Stakes (56, 22 abs)
Judge: Ed Casey
2nd CLACK, Mr & Mrs Stephen & Elaine & EDDERY, Mr Edward Epsilon Adhara At Molokain
Stephen Clack & Spice – Bazzy Inti Anka At Molokain (Cze Imp) & Vicki Hayes & Bryn – Roughyeds Regal Weir were shortlisted.

Adult Handling 46 – 60 years (4)
Judge: Ed Casey
2nd Nina Parker-Miles – Retriever (Curly Coated)

Kennel Club Breeders’ Competition (7)
Judge: Mr K Robin Newhouse
Res Ms L Moskowitz – Retriever (Curly Coated)

The Meriel Hathaway Memorial Open Stakes
Judge: Mr Ed Casey
AV Gundog Open Dog or Bitch (29)
2nd STEPHENS, Mr & Mrs J & M B Ravenho Up Town Girl For Brightmeadow JW

YKC Handling Classes – age 18 -24 years (9)
Judge: Mr Ed Casey
1st Edward Eddery – Retriever (Curly Coated)

YKC Members Stakes
Judge: Mr Ed Casey
AV Gundog Open Dog or Bitch
3rd CLACK, Mr & Mrs Stephen & Elaine & EDDERY, Mr Edward Epsilon Adhara At Molokain

Open Show Results

Aberystwyth & District Canine Society, 6 May 2024
Judge: Helen Sutton (Benzali) & Gundog Group Judge: Wendy Pickup (Blenstone)
Open Dog (1)
1 Mr J & Mrs MB Stephens, Brightmeadow Rumour Has It, BOB, BPIB & Puppy Group 2
Open Bitch (3, 1 abs)
1 Mr J & Mrs MB Stephens, Brightmeadow Come On Eileen RBOB
2 Mr R Bamford & Miss C Church, Brightmeadow Rock My World For Pafaxen

AV Vulnerable Native Breed
Judge: Wendy Pickup (Blenstone)
3 Mr R Bamford & Miss C Church, Brightmeadow Rock My World For Pafaxen

Banbury & District Canine Association, 6 May 2024
Judge: Ellen Sutton & Gundog Group Judge: Wendy Gordon (Hawkfield)
Junior (2)
1 Miss C Mercer & Miss L Thomas, Kahawei Catch The Stars Over Stormacre, RBOB
2 Miss C Mercer & Miss L Thomas, Milky Way Soul Isreal For Stormacre (Imp Est), BPIB & Puppy Group 2
Post Graduate (6, 2Abs)
1 Miss T James, Kahawei Sea the Stars, BOB & Gundog Group 3
2 Miss E Huckle, Foxriever Storm Cloud
3 Miss C Mercer & Miss L Thomas, Milky Way Soul Isreal For Stormacre (Imp Est)
Res Mr R Richards & Ms G Flaher, Tessmene Icing On The Cake By Kagemusha
Open (2, 1Abs)
1 Mr R Richards & Ms G Flaher, Tessmene Top Notch By Kagemusha

Chelmsford & District Canine Society, 6 May 2024
AVNSC Gundog
Judge: Tania Gardner (Danwish)
Puppy
3 Mrs ED Clack & Mr E Eddery, Epsilon Adhara At Molokain
Open
1 Mr ST & Mrs ED Clack, Bazzy Inti Anka At Molokain (Imp Cze)

AV Daphne Tovey Memorial Puppy Stakes (28)
Judge: Sam Oddie (Sharnphilly)
1 Mrs ED Clack & Mr E Eddery, Epsilon Adhara At Molokain

AV Julie Revill Memorial Open Stakes
Judge: Sam Oddie (Sharnphilly)
VHC Mr ST & Mrs ED Clack, Bazzy Inti Anka At Molokain (Imp Cze)

Marlborough & District Canine Society, 6 May 2024
AVNSC Gundog
Judge: Peter Sheppard (Whissgig)
Limit
1 Mrs S & Mr H Parker-Miles, Overbore’s Ace Of Hearts, BAVNSC

Adult Handling (10)
Judge: Ms Cassy Stanton (Cassandy)
1 Mrs S & Mr H Parker-Miles, Overbore’s Ace Of Hearts

Cumnock & District Canine Club, 12 May 2024
AV Gundog NSC Open
Judge: Mrs P Colton (Ennydloc)
2 Mrs J Cummings, Molokain Enchanted One

Activities

KC Good Citizen Award Achievements
Congratulations to Gill Flaher & Daisy – Tessmene Icing On The Cake By Kagemusha, on passing the Kennel Club Good Citizen Gold Award.
Congratulations to Kate Stead & Bridie – Firecurl Firefly Of Holmecliffe, on passing the Kennel Club Good Citizen Bronze Award.
Well done!

Critiques

West Of England Ladies Kennel Society (WELKS), 25 April 2024
Mrs Jennifer Millard’s Critiques is now available here on the Show Results Page.

Gundog Breeds Association of Scotland Open Show, 30 March 2024
Judge: Brian Marshall
O (4,1)
1 Cummings, Molokain Enchanted One Strong upstanding bitch of good substance, good neck and shoulders and coat of crisp curls as required for the breed, head in proportion BOB
2 Duff, Overbore League of their Own, another who was very soundly built, good head shape and expression, moved ok
3 Bain & Bain, Crimblescurl Time to Tango at Wenichones JW.

Windsor Gundog Society, 3 April 2024
Judge: Karen Powney (Knotdog)
J (2,1)
1 Overbore Roman Candle (D) Leggett – 17 month old large boy, with good head and planes, dark eye and good pigmentation. Correct coat, straight front with good width, well angulated front and good tight feet with well arched toes. Moved OK.
PG (5,1)
1 Tessmene Icing on the Cake by Kagemusha (B) Richards & Flaher – 19 month old lovely liver bitch, with good head, correct high ear set, good coat. Medium length of neck into well laid shoulders, good strait legs and good feet, well angulated behind as well,good tail set and moved well keeping her top line on the move, would just like her to be a bit bigger overall. Pleased to award her RBOB
2 Foxriever Grey Ghost (D) Sutton & Whitehead – another 19 month old, good head and ear set well laid shoulders and good tight feet. A little longer cast than 1st and didn’t move out as well round the ring.
3 Tessmene Tornado’s Trail (D)
O (4,2)
1 Hopeall and AAT’s Bud Spencer (Imp GER) Deu JCH (D) Sutton – nice head and ear set, nice solid boy, good front angulation, enough bone, good coat, good tight feet, well muscled, moved OK. BOB
2 TessmeneTop Notch by Kagemusha (B) Richards & Flaher – heavier in head than the winner but good ear set and correct eye, well laid shoulders and good bone. Good tail set.

Aberystwyth & District Canine Society, 6 May 2024
Judge: Helen Sutton (Benzali)
OD. 1
1st Stephens’ Brightmeadow Rumor Has It just 6mth and has a promising future classic head shape dark intelligent eye good reach of neck to well placed shoulder clean throat with nice forechest depth of brisket well sprung ribs short in loin nicely angulated hind quarters with muscle developing nicely easy on the move BOB & BP.
OB. 3(1a)
1st Stephens’ Brightmeadow Come On Eileen delightful 6mth litter sister to previous class winner lovely head with dark eye adequate reach of neck to shoulder placement straight in front depth of chest ribs are sprung short loin nice bend of stifle giving nice easy stride she has time on her side to mature and come into her own. RBOB.
2nd Bamford & Church’s Brightmeadow Rock My World For Pafaxen litter sister to winner and open dog not as mature in overall appearance as her sister but this young lady has time on her side lovely head with dark eye nice reach of neck to lay of shoulder good depth of chest ribs nicely sprung short coupling enough rear angulation moved well.

Banbury & District Canine Association, 6 May 2024
Judge: Ellen Sutton
I was delighted to be invited to judge at this show and offer my sincere thanks to the committee for their invitation.
Also I must thank all competitors for bringing forward such a good quality entry and for supporting this lovely show on a busy Bank Holiday Monday.
Class 38 Junior (2)
1st Kahawei Catch the Stars Over Stormacre. A good sized 13 month old black bitch in excellent coat. Nice wedge-shaped head with a kind and correct dark eye and well set ears, giving her an excellent profile in both planes. She has a strong shoulder, level topline and good spring of rib with a well set tail and moderate hind angulation. Lots of bone for her age and excellent feet. She moved very easily, covering the ground and carrying herself with confidence. I think she has a great future ahead of her in the showring. Reserve Best of Breed.
2nd Milky Way Soul Isreal for Stormacre (Imp Est) I really liked this young dog (9 months), especially the delight he took in all the attention in the show ring. He has very good overall frame and proportions with some growing to do but all the same presented a balanced overall picture, a super coat and very correct head. He was a little distracted today both standing and on the move but when settled he shows real quality. Best Puppy in Breed.
Class 39 Post Graduate (6, 2Abs)
1st Kahawei Sea the Stars A very well-developed and imposing liver dog of just over 13 months. Masculine, wedge-shaped head, correct ear set with a super front end. Well laid back shoulders, muscular body and strong hindquarters which he used to great effect on the move. Good, tightly curled dark liver coat. He has a commanding presence in the ring and was also my Best of Breed.
2nd Foxriever Storm Cloud 20 month old black dog with a beautiful masculine head and expression. Gorgeous dark, eye and set of ears. Super angulation in front and behind, strong topline and loin with correct tail set. Good coat coverage although he may benefit from a trim to better show off his outline. He carries himself well and presents a very pleasing overall picture. This was a very difficult decision but he didn’t quite have the powerful muscular development of 1st.
Class 40 Open (2, 1Abs)
1st Tessmene Top Notch By Kagemusha A 4 year old black dog with a very correct and masculine head set on a strong neck and powerful, well laid back shoulders. Deep chest with well-sprung ribs and strong loin. Another excellent quality coat and good tight feet. Today I suspect that he hadn’t had time to settle and didn’t much like the small ring, I think he is a dog that would like a larger space to properly show his movement but nonetheless he definitely deserved his first place.