Curly Comms

Week Ending: 17/12/2023
Club News

CCRC Gundog Training Day – Sunday 3 March 2024
Introductory Gundog Training Taster Workshop
2 sessions for two different groups
Morning 9.00 for 9.30 – 12.00, Afternoon 1.30 for 2.00 – 4.30. Maximum of 6 handlers per session.
£45 per handler per session
Held on purpose built training ground at Malmesbury, Wiltshire.

To include –
– Meet, greet, tea & coffee etc.
– Introductory chat about the session and understanding handler’s goals
– Individual and group exercises sharing ideas to start training, making it fun and fulfilling
– Ideas to resolve difficulties and problems that can occur in training
– Close out chat and ideas for forward plans

Run by Jill Gardner, owner of Foxcote Golden Retrievers. “I have successfully trained, worked and competed my Goldens for 35 years. I’m a Kennel Club B panel field trial judge also judging working tests including minor breeds. I routinely provide reward based, supportive 1:1s and workshop training. Through this, I’ve gained a wide range of experience of many gundog breeds and the training challenges that can arise. Above all I love helping people to have the best fun and rewarding times with their dogs!

For more information please email Nina Parker-Miles

Last Call….
Curly Christmas Quiz, 21 December 2023 at 7pm on Zoom
The committee are absolutely delighted to invite everyone to join us for an evening of Christmas fun! There are questions in various categories to test yourself on. Hosted by Heather Driscoll, Aly Clayton, & Carol Johnstone.
To register your interest please drop the Club FB page a direct message!
Hoping you can join the frivolities….

Don’t Forget….
Judges a polite reminder….. Any judge who has not submitted an up to date CV please could they do so… Don’t miss out on being included on the CCRC  Judges List on both the website and in the official CCRC Yearbook. Please email your CV to Caron Chattwood

Open Show Results

Swindon & District Canine Society, 16 December 2023
AVNSC Gundog Junior
Judge: Stella Oliver (Bramstorm)
1 Mrs K & Mr D Hutchins, Foxriever Moon Dancer (BIS)

AV Junior Christmas Stakes
Judge: Karen Bird (Cullumbern)
Res Mrs K & Mr D Hutchins, Foxriever Moon Dancer

Oakengates & District Canine Society, 17 December 2023
Judge: Wendy Tarelli (Tarockwood)
Sponsored by the Curly Coated Retriever Club
Junior (1 entry, 1 abs)

Post Graduate (5 entries, 2 abs)
1 Mr J & Mrs MB Stephens, Ravenho Looks Like Trouble For Brightmeadow (BOB & £10)
2 Mr G & Mrs J Evans, Rowancurl Beachcomber
3 Dr NB & Mrs LP Eden, Echoes Of Thunder From Tornado Beta With Ricanded (IMP LTU)

Open (5 Entries, 3 abs)
1 Mr G & Mrs J Evans, Kukkasen Keita By Caballus
2 Mr N & Mrs SD Spraggins, Tusepo Amazing Love

AV Gundog
Judge: Maxine McCulloch (Kimmax)
Veteran (10 Entries)
1 Mr N & Mrs SD Spraggins, Sh Ch Maycourt Hot Love At Tusepo (Best Veteran Gundog)

Carluke & District Canine Society, 17 December 2023
Judge: Ryan Ennis-Holden (Mariank)
1 Mr L & Mr M Bain, Crimblescurl Time To Tango At Wenichones JW (BOB)
2 Mrs J Cummings, Molokain Enchanted One (RBOB)

Boston & District Canine Society, 17 December 2023
Judge: Eleanor Bryant (Phenset)
Puppy (3 entries, 2 abs)
1 Miss VE Clinch, Roughyeds Regal Fairbanks (BPIB)

Junior (2 entries, 1 abs)
1 Mr EJ Emery, Foxriever Midsummer Magic At Thunderguard

Post Graduate (3 entries, 1 abs)
1 Mr EJ Emery, Foxriever Midsummer Magic At Thunderguard
2 Miss VE Clinch, Roughyeds Hilda Ogden

Open (2 entries, 0 abs)
1 Mr ST & Mrs ED Clack, Bazzy Inti Anka At Molokain (IMP CZE) (BOB)
2 Mr PA & Ms RA Baines & Hawley-Clarke, Karnawalowy Drink Z Basisfory (IMP POL)

AV Vulnerable Native Breed Stakes
Judge: Marita Rodgers (Montravia)
AV Puppy (27 Entries)
3 Miss VE Clinch, Roughyeds Regal Fairbanks

AV Open (28 Entries)
1 Mr ST & Mrs ED Clack, Bazzy Inti Anka At Molokain (IMP CZE) (AV Vulnerable Breeds Stakes Overall Winner)

Totnes & District Canine Society, 17 December 2023
Judge: Mrs R. Barney (Verrami)
Post Graduate
1 Ms D Courtier, Maycourt Take Me To The Top (BP & Puppy Group 3)
2 Ms D Courtier, Maycourt Cover Shot

1 Mrs M Edworthy, Maycourt Heartbreaker (BOB)

South of England Gundog Club, 17 December 2023
Judge: Mrs Ruth Lewis (Valasarch)
Special Yearling
1 Mrs E Sutton, Mrs D Whitehead and Mr A Whitehead, Foxriever Grey Ghost (RBOB)

1 Miss G Boorman, Sh Ch Tessmene Talk Of The Town (BOB) winning The Little Wickers Clove of Wendton Bowl
2 Mrs E Sutton, Hopeall And AAT’s Bud Spencer (IMP GER) DEU JUN CH


Top Dog of Devon 2023 – Annual Match Event, 16 December 2023
Judge: Jane Paradise
Special Yearling (24 qualifiers)
Res Ms D Courtier’s ‘Pepper’, Maycourt Take Me To The Top

Langney and District Ringcraft
Chimene & Fiona Carrick’s ‘Nancy’, Tessmene Tickety Boo won Puppy of the Year and Reserve Top Dog
Chimene’s daughter Demelza won Junior Handler of the Year at both Langney & District Ringcraft and Eastbourne & District Ringcraft.

The Working Curly
Gill Boorman has been Gundog Training this week with ‘Austin’ Sh Ch Tessmene Talk Of The Town. She’s so proud of him, it was his first time retrieving over a jump and also his first time retrieving cold game. What a star he is, handsome and clever, well done Aus! Not only that Gill posted some fabulous photographs of him in The Working Curly Coated Retriever FB Group.


The Ladies Kennel Association, 10 December 2023
Eukanuba Special Champion Stakes
Judge: Tom Mather
Day 4 Gundog (50 Entries) Abs: 28
1 8174 STEPHENS, Mr & Mrs J & M B Sh Ch Brightmeadow Never Say Die JW Sh.CM. Retriever (Curly Coated). Strongly made, masculine and very handsome. He was my group winner at Windsor two years ago. Now a Veteran and he does epitomise the breed standard. Flat broad skull. Kind expression. Clean, well laid shoulder, good bone, legs and feet. Good depth of brisket and spring of rib. Good quarters, short from hock to heel. Excellent coat and condition. Free moving and sound.