Curly Comms

Week Ending: 14/01/2024

Club News

Exciting News!
Our very own Nigel Spraggins, CCRC Chairman, told us some exciting news this week….
He said….
In my continuing research at the Royal Kennel Club library I discovered that the Club (then known as the Curly Retriever Club – changed its name in 1980) has been registered with the Royal Kennel Club since 3 January 1899.
So we have been registered for 125 years🎉
There were just 52 clubs registered at that time and we were the only retrievers!

Country Life Magazine
Country Life Magazine has done a very interesting article in this week’s edition on the working Curly Coated Retriever….

Don’t forget….
Those CCRC membership renewals were due on the 1 January 2024, any problems please contact Club Secretary, Vicki Hayes

CCRC Open Show & AGM
, 24 February 2024

The Open Show is now open for entries.
This year we have a new venue….. The Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh Park, Stoneleigh, Kenilworth, CV8 2LZ.
Show opens 10.00am, AGM starts 10.30am, and judging starts 11.30am

Our judge this year is breed specialist, Heather Barber (Blanshard)
Online entries can be made up until midnight on 11 February 2024. Please note there will be no extensions.

This year there are new classes – Baby Puppy Dog & Baby Puppy Bitch, for puppies aged 4 to 6 months.

Spectator dogs overs 4 months old will be accepted on the day.
We will have the fabulous Club Shop with some wonderful items including clothing and gundog items, as well as the Tombola and Raffle.
We hope to see you there.

Open Show Results

Wiveliscombe and District Canine Society, 14 January 2024
Judge: Simon Whincup (Partisky)

Graduate (4 entries, 1 absent)
1 Mr J & Mrs MB Stephens, Ravenho Looks Like Trouble For Brightmeadow (BOB)
2 Ms D Courtier, Maycourt Take Me To The Top
3 Ms D Courtier, Maycourt Cover Shot

Open (2 entries)
1 Mrs M Edworthy, Maycourt Heartbreaker (RBOB)
2 Mr BJ & Mrs SM Perkins, Tengore Ruby Tuesday

Goyt Valley Gundog Society, 14 January 2023
Judge: Ms Helen Sutton (Benzali)

Puppy (2 entries, 1 absent)
1 Mr R Disley, Firecurl Redwing (BP)

Junior (2 entries, 2 absent)

Post Graduate (5 entries, 2 absent)
1 Mrs VC & Mr KM Dooley, Rowancurl Pullman Porter (BOB)
2 Miss C & Mr G Green, Ravenho Comradai Cymro
3 Mr EJ Emery, Foxriever Midsummer Magic At Thunderguard

Open (1 entry, 1 absent)

Redditch & District Canine Society, 14 January 2023
Judge: Dawn Rose (Gaytonwood)
AVNSC Gundog
1 Mr ST & Mrs ED Clack, Bazzy Inti Anka At Molokain (IMP CZE) (Winner of AVNSC Gundog & Gundog Group 2)


The Kennel Club Good Citizen Scheme
CAST Training, 9 January 2024
Jo Clayton’s Sorrel, Firecurl Ace, passed her Puppy Foundation Assessment.
Caroline Penistone’s Basil, Firecurl Maxim, handled by Wendy Tarelli, passed his Puppy Foundation Assessment.
Both pups having just turned 6 months old, well done!


South Western Gundog Club, 22 October 2023
Judge: Julie Williams
Graduate (5, 0abs)
1st BOB and BIS 4. Stephens Ravenho Uptown Girl For Brightmeadow – loved the outline on this bitch, she had the most beautiful head and good dark eye, strong, slightly arched neck into well laid shoulders, topline was level and held on the move, deep through the chest and well bodied, strong muscular hindquarters, stood on good bone and tight feet. Moved extremely well showing extension and drive from the rear. Turned out to perfection and handled well.
2nd BPIB and BPIS 3. Courtiers Maycourt Take Me To The Top half sister to 1, 10 months bitch, this girl will be one to watch, another with a super outline. She was stood on good bone and feet, strong level topline held on the move, moved with drive. Handled really well.
3rd Perkins Maycourt Miss Sweetness At Tengore

Open (4,1)
1st and RBOB Edworthys Maycourt Heartbreaker Imposing male, he had a super masculine head, strong muscular neck, deep through the chest, level topline held on the move, good angulation stood on good bone and tight round feet. Moved well
2nd Finchs Molokain Doing The Do At Cetgueli young male, still looking immature against 1, stood on good bone and feet with adequate angulation, moved with drive. Handled well
3rd Davies and Bradstocks Maycourt Kashmir Con Redanimo

Oakengates & District Canine Society Christmas Open Show, 17 December 2023
Curly Coated Retrievers judged by Wendy Tarelli (Tarockwood).
Thanks so much to the Oakengates & District Canine Society for inviting me to judge, I had a brilliant day. Such a well organised show, everyone was really friendly and there was a lovely Christmas atmosphere. Thank you to my fabulous steward and to everyone who entered.
Junior (1 entry, 1 absent)

Post Graduate (5 entries, 2 absent)
1 Stephen’s Ravenho Looks Like Trouble For Brightmeadow, Black dog, 18 months old. An upstanding dog, not quite finished but maturing nicely. Excellent breed type and substance, there is a lot to like about this young man. He has the most classic Curly head and lovely expression. Lovely dark eye. Correct bite and good dentition. Good strong neck flowing into well laid back shoulders. Excellent forechest. Lovely deep chest with well sprung ribs, and a strong loin. Good angulation front and rear. A nice topline, held on the move. Excellent coat with tight curls. BOB
2 Evans’ Rowancurl Beachcomber, Black bitch, 2 years old. Lovely wedge-shaped head, dark eye and well-set ears. A lovely feminine expression. Correct bite and good dentition. Good length of neck into well placed shoulders and a good forechest. Nice angulation front and rear, and she’s well-muscled. Good topline, moved well. Clearly been out of coat which was just starting to come back in.
3 Eden’s Echoes Of Thunder From Tornado Beta With Ricanded (IMP LTU)

Open (5 entries, 3 absent)
1 Evans’ Kukkasen Keita By Caballus, Liver bitch, 4 years old. This is an elegant bitch, with a lovely feminine head and expression. Correct eye colour. Correct bite and good dentition. Good length of neck, flowing freely into well laid back shoulders. Would prefer a little more forechest. She has a lovely top line flowing into a nice tail set. Strong well-muscled thighs and nice rear angulation. She moved out well with drive, maintaining that top line and tail carriage. Nice neat feet. Lovely liver coat with tight curls.
2 Spraggins’ Tusepo Amazing Love, Liver bitch, 4 years old. Such a lovely head and kind expression. Nice dark eyes. Good length of neck with well laid back shoulders. A good forechest. Good depth of chest. Well balanced outline, with nice angulation front and back. Nice top line and tail set. Dark liver coat with tight curls. Just not happy with herself today and didn’t show herself off to her best.

Wendy Tarelli