Curly Comms

Week Ending: 16/07/2023

A bit of a quieter week this week following all the excitement of the Curly Champ Show and Fun Day last weekend. We hope those who attended had a great time and look forward to building upon the success of the Fun Day for next year….

We’ve had some lovely feedback and some fabulous results, Club Shop Co-ordinator Heather Driscoll has reported having taken in excess of ¬£1,100 in sales over the weekend, which I’m sure you will agree is a wonderful amount. Well done Heather, you’re a star, and our Curly people clearly love all the new lines you’ve introduced.

The photographs of the Champ Show class winners will shortly be added to the results page – it’s just a shame that due to the weather the photos had to be taken inside.

The dates have now been confirmed for next year, as the weekend of 13 & 14 July 2024, at Oswestry Showground.

Club News

The Breeds Liaison Council
The Breeds Liaison Council is made up of representatives from every breed and has 30 Group Delegates who attend each meeting. Representatives are elected for a three year term to act as a channel of communication between breed clubs, competitors, and The Kennel Club.

The council was set up to represent grassroots opinion within the sport at The Kennel Club, and to promote a better understanding among exhibitors of how The Kennel Club functions. It meets twice per year, and representatives hold meetings prior to each council meeting to provide a platform for proposals and discussion items to be raised. The meetings also provide feedback from The Kennel Club on recent developments and decisions.

The council reviews the show regulations and advises The Kennel Club on any changes that may be needed, and is actively involved in strategic planning to enable showing to continue and flourish. Council proposals can result in fundamental changes in The Kennel Club’s policy.

Each breed puts forward a representative and this goes to a Kennel Club Board Meeting for consideration.

The position for CCRs has recently been vacant but prior to January 2022 this role sat for a number of years with Nigel Spraggins when he was our Vice Chair. The latest Group Representatives have been very pro-active in encouraging Breed Reps to be put forward. Following consultation with the current Committee it was agreed that the role is well placed with that of Vice Chair of the Club, and so Jill Stubbs has been proposed as the CCR Breeds Liaison Council Representative. The current term ends on 31 December 2024.

Champ Shows

Leeds Championship Show, 28 July 2023
The entries have been announced for judge, Anthony Allen, 38 dogs, 46 entries.

Open Show Results

Gundog Breeds Association of Scotland, 15 July 2023
Judge: Mandy Morton (Andronja)
1 Miss G Duff, Overbore League Of Their Own & BOB
2 Mrs J Cummings, Molokain Enchanted One

Fife Kennel Association, 16 July 2023
Judge: Mhairi Vallance (Rowanmyle)
1 Miss G Duff, Overbore League Of Their Own & BOB
2 Mrs J Cummings, Molokain Enchanted One

Oswestry & District Kennel Association, 16 July 2023
Judge: Mrs Wendy Manning (Overmarsh)
2 Katy Hutchins, Foxriever Moon Dancer
3 Patrica Victoria, Foxriever Silver Wing Among Keamarola


Langney & District Ringcraft
Chimene Carrick and Penny Janks have been at Langney & District Ringcraft, where Chimene handled Penny’s dog Ronnie winning Best Adult & Reserve Best In Match. Well done!

Pups Visit Pets At Home
It’s never too early for Curlies to start their Discover Dogs work….. Jeanette Findlow took two of her Curly pups to Pets At Home. They clearly made an impression as Pets At Home posted the visit on their Facebook Page. The staff hadn’t met Curly Coated Retrievers before, and were excited to have these special pups in the store – 9 week old pups Marion & Dekes. They learnt that Dekes will shortly be going to live in the States with his new family.
Marion & Dekes made sure the staff were told that ‘this native breed is one of the oldest retriever breeds and is a vulnerable native breed.’
Jeanette was pleased with the pups and told us ‘they were so good…
Well done Marion & Dekes for flying the Curly flag.

Ethan-James Emery & Murdoch have been at Rally for the first time this week. They had a great time, and now have some training homework to do…
What a shame you weren’t able to come to the Fun Day last Sunday EJ, a few people tried out the Rally course for the first time with Anne Russell, and had lots of fun. We’re sure you would have enjoyed it.