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Week Ending: 02/06/2024
Club News

Royal Bath & West Show, 30 May to 1 June 2024
Curly Coated Retrievers were represented in the Great British Dog Pavillion, at the Royal Bath & West Show at Shepton Mallet, Somerset. The team was made up of:
Jo & Brett Clayton and their girls – Fennel, Pepperiever Fennel At Firecurl, Hebe, Gamesmere Dancing Queen At Firecurl, Clover, Firecurl Georgie Porgie, and Sorrel, Firecurl Ace
Nigel & Sandra Spraggins and their girls – Cerys, Pepperier Love In A Mist At Tusepo, Nornie, Sh Ch Maycourt Hot Love At Tusepo, and Merry, Tusepo Amazing Love
Nina, Steve & Henry Parker Miles with their new show champion, Bern, Sh Ch Tengore Mr Moonlight, and Wren, Overbore’s Ace Of Hearts
And Sarah Gillman & her son Sam, with Gunner, Maycourt Rock On.
The Royal Bath & West Show is a fanastic Agricultural Show with something for everyone.

Breed Lunch at The Royal Kennel Club, 20 June 2024
For those who are attending the breed lunch, you should have received an email from Club Secretary, Vicki Hayes.

As we are fast approaching our wonderful Breed Lunch on Thursday 20th June 2024.

A few things to note ahead of the day, payment will need to be made in full to the Curly Coated Retriever Club by Friday 7th June 2024. Please reference *RKC Lunch, the amount is £45.50 per person.

If you have any dietary requirements Vicki will need to know by the 3rd June to inform the Royal Kennel Club

Club rules; gentlemen are required to wear a suit or jacket, trousers and tie. Similar standards of dress are expected of ladies (smart trousers suits are acceptable). Jeans, leggings and trainers are not permitted.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Vicki Hayes or Nigel Spraggins.

We look forward to seeing you all on the day.

CCRC Committee Meeting, 26 June 2024
The next Committee Meeting is due to take place on the 26 June 2024. Please don’t forget that if you have any correspondence, we are coming up to the 3 week deadline prior to the meeting to allow it to be included on the Agenda. Correspondence should sent to Club Secretary, Vicki Hayes.

CCRC Fun Day, 14 July 2024
We have the CCRC Fun Day coming up the day after our annual Championship Show.
The day will be 10.00am til 3.00pm & there will be lots going on. Camping is available so why not make a weekend of it at Oswestry Agricultural Showground, Park Hall, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 4AB.

Everyone is welcome so come along & have a great time.

Don’t forget to keep checking the CCRC Events Page for news about all things Curly coming up….!

Champ Shows

Bath Canine Society, 27 May 2024
30 Dogs making 41 Entries, travelled to Bath for judge, Mrs Suzy Tagg, whose main winners were:

Best of Breed: Misses C & L A Mercer & Thomas, Kahawei Catch The Stars Over Stormacre
Dog CC: Miss G Boorman, Sh Ch Tessmene Talk Of The Town
Reserve Dog CC: Mrs Parker-Miles, Tengore Mr Moonlight
Bitch CC: Misses C & L A Mercer & Thomas, Kahawei Catch The Stars Over Stormacre
Reserve Bitch CC: Mr J & Mrs M B Stephens, Sh Ch Ravenho Up Town Girl For Brightmeadow JW
Best Puppy: Mrs ED & Mr E & Mr ST Clack & Eddery & Clack, Epsilon Adhara At Molokain

Huge Congratulations to:
Nina Parker-Miles’ Bern – Tengore Mr Moonlight became our first new Show Champion of 2024, having won 2 CCs and 5 RCCs
Cathrine Mercer & Louise Thomas’ Fallon – Kahawei Catch The Stars Over Stormacre, won her first CC, and
Steve & Elaine Clack & Edward Eddery’s Ember – Epsilon Adhara At Molokain, was shortlisted in the Gundog Puppy Group.

The results can be found here on the Show Results Page

Also to Note at Bath

Dorwest Junior Stakes
Judge: Mrs E P Hollings
926. A.V. Gundog Junior D/B, Entries: 32 Absentees: 23
3rd Place 6315 – Maycourt Take Me Top The Top, Breed: Retriever (Curly Coated) (Miss D M Courtier)

Veteran Stakes, Entries: 26 Absentees: 12
Judge: Mrs J A Ward
Very Highly Commended 6334 – Sh Ch Brightmeadow Never Say Die JW ShCM, Breed: Retriever (Curly Coated) (Mr J & Mrs M B Stephens)

Birdbrook Veteran Stakes
Judge: Mrs E P Hollings
Class 2928. A.V. Gundog Veteran D/B, Entries: 17 Absentees: 9
1st Place 6334 – Sh Ch Brightmeadow Never Say Die JW ShCM, Breed: Retriever (Curly Coated) (Mr J & Mrs M B Stephens)

YKC Members Stakes
Judge: Mrs E P Hollings
Class 2930. A.V. Gundog D/B, Entries: 10 Absentees: 3
3rd Place 6313 – Epsilon Adhara at Molokain, Breed: Retriever (Curly Coated) (Mrs ED & Mr E & Mr ST Clack & Eddery & Clack)

Adult Handling Association
Judge: Miss A Branchflower
Class 2938. 46 – 60 years, Entries: 5 Absentees: 2
1st Place Nina Parker-Miles

Class 2939. 61 years & over, Entries: 8 Absentees: 4
2nd Place Suzette Perkins

Royal Canin Puppy Stakes
Judge: Mrs JA Ward
AV Gundog Puppy Bitch, Entries: 32 Absentees: 19
Reserve 6333 – Brightmeadow Come On Eileen, Breed: Retriever (Curly Coated) (Mr J & Mrs M B Stephens)

Southern Counties, 30 May 2024
16 Dogs, making 18 Entries, travelled to Newbury Showground, Thatcham, for Miss K Watts (Oakmarsh), whose main winners were:

Best of Breed: Mrs E Sutton & Mrs D & Mr A Whitehead, Foxriever Grey Ghost
Best Dog: Mrs E Sutton & Mrs D & Mr A Whitehead, Foxriever Grey Ghost
Reserve Best Dog: Mr ST & Mrs ED Clack, Bazzy Inti Anka At Molokain (Imp Cze)
Best Bitch: Mr ST & Mrs ED Clack, Molokain Hocus Pocus
Reserve Best Bitch: Mr ST & Mrs ED Clack & Mr E Eddery, Epsilon Adhara At Molokain
Best Puppy: Mr J & Mrs M B Stephens, Brightmeadow Rumour Has It

Congratulations everyone.
The results can be found here on the Show Results Page.

Blackpool Championship Show, 22 June 2024
The entries have been announced for Blackpool, 30 Dogs, making 38 Entries for judge Mr Colin Woodward.

Open Show Results

Great Harwood Agricultural Society, 27 May 2024
AVNSC Gundog
Judge & Puppy Group Judge: Robert Geary (Germanus)
1 Mr R Disley, Firecurl Redwing & Puppy Group 3

Staffordshire & Birmingham Agricultural Society, 29 May 2024
Judge: Sandra Lane (Kulawand)
Post Graduate
1 Mesdames ML Gill & AR Peake, Ravenho Midnight Miracle At Saxonholme, & BOB

St Andrews, Cupar and District Canine Club Show, 1 June 2024
Judge: Kathy Spacey (Hallimans)
1 Mr L & Mr M Bain, Crimblescurl Time to Tango At Wenichones JW, & BOB

Vulnerable Breed Stakes
Judge: Leanne Lindsay (Anjuli)
2 Mr L & Mr M Bain, Crimblescurl Time To Tango At Wenichones JW


The Working Curly
CCRC Gundog Training, Northern Hub
, 1 June 2024
We had the fabulous CCRC Northern Hub training on Saturday!

We had 8 Curlies and 3 honorary Curlies joining Heather Barber for the training day, this is what she said about the day,
We had a good full day out gundog training amidst the backdrop of the Cumbrian Fells. Some 7 Curlies attended and 2 labs, with an additional Curly and a Goldie joining after lunch – plus an aspiring future Curly owner! The morning focussed on the basics with more challenging exercises in the afternoon. It was a little warm so there were plenty of welcomed ‘water breaks’ for the dogs courtesy of a nearby stream!
A big thank you to those who came along, all our helpers and especially the Lingholm Estate for the use of their land and off road vehicle transporting much needed water supplies.

KC Good Citizen Award Achievements

Congratulations to Frankie Hamilton-Jones & Guus, Crimblescurl Take a Chance, on passing the Kennel Club Good Citizen Silver Award.


Bath Canine Society, 27 May 2024
Gundog Puppy Group
Judge: Mr SJ Parsons
A very even group where I could happily have chosen any of the shortlist….
A very close contender was the beautiful Curlycoat Epsilon Adhara at Molokain with a classical outline, super jacket and side gait.

Tay Valley Gundog Association, 21 April 2024
Judge: Fiona Bell
Open (2)
1. Bain’s Crimblescurl Time to Tango at Wenichones A very well constructed 3 year old bitch who has a lovely classic wedge shaped head and dark kind eyes. She has well laid back muscular shoulders. Straight forelegs with strong pasterns. Her chest is deep and of good width and her ribs are well sprung. She has strong rear quarters with good width and length of second thigh with well let down hocks. Moved with plenty of drive holding her frame very well BOB
2. Duff’s Overbore League of Their Own A mature dog of 4 years old who is well muscled and in good coat. He has an appealing masculine head and correct scissor bite. He has strong forequarters with a lovely reach of neck flowing freely onto a good lay back of shoulders. He has a good width and depth of chest with well sprung ribs. However he was carrying too much weight which affected his movement.

United Retriever Club, 14 February 2024
Judge: Carole Coode
Reserve Best Puppy In Show went to James’, Curly Coated Retriever Kahawa Sea The Stars, 10months Liver boy, balanced all through, good wedge shape head, well made forequarters, with good prow, correct through the body, moved out well, in the crispest of tightly curled coats.

AV Retriever MP 11 (5ab) All five were quality
1st Clack & Eddery’s Curly Coat Epsilon Adhara At Molokain, elegant 6 month bitch pup, great headpiece, clean neck set into well made forequarters, correct ribs, loin, tuck up and tailset, well turned stifle good bone and feet, moved out soundly and effortlessly, crispest of tight curls.