Curly Comms

Week Ending: 21/04/2024

Curly World Seminar Denmark 2026
The organisers of the next Curly World Seminar due to be held in Denmark in 2026 have made the following announcement….
‘As we are now nearing halfway to the seminar, we wish to present to you the Curly World Seminar 2026 logo!


This logo has been made in collaboration with Anne Baastrup Chang, who definitely deserves a big applause for her great work 👏 It’s even covered in curls 🤩
We have so many secrets to tell you 🤗
During 2024 we look forward to presenting you with the location, website and important information along the way.
So save the date –
August 24th-28th 2026 (Monday-Friday)’

Exciting stuff! And there’s plenty of time to save up, make sure your passport is in order, and to think about travel plans…

Champ Shows

National Dog Show, 9 May 2024
The numbers are in for judge Daphne Bailey, a lovely entry, 63 dogs making 64 entries.

Open Show Results

South Weston Gundog Club Premier Open Show, 20 April 2024
Judge: Ian Sladden (Canemamans)
Post Graduate
1 Mr M & Mrs M Edworthy, Brightmeadow Man Of Steel, BP
2 Miss A Harris, Brightmeadow Wish Come True At Dreamcurl
Open
1 Mrs M Edworthy, Maycourt Heartbreaker, BOB
2 Miss R Davies & Mr L Bradstock, Maycourt Kashmir Con Redanimo, RBOB
3 Ms D Courtier, Maycourt Take Me To The Top

Any Variety Gundog Veteran
Judge: Linda King (Kirkavagh)
Special Veteran Bitch (aged 7-9 year)
VHC Ms D Courtier, Sh Ch Maycourt Crimson Moon

Any Variety Gundog
Judge: Ed Casey (Sandylands)
AV Special Champion
3 Ms D Courtier, Sh Ch Maycourt Stairway To Heaven JW

AV Native Vulnerable Gundog Breed Stakes
Judge: Ed Casey (Sandylands)
4 Ms D Courtier, Maycourt Take Me To The Top

Kirkcaldy & District Canine Club, 20 April 2024
Judge: Sally Knowles (Bessalone)
Open
1 Mr L & Mr M Bain, Crimblescurl Time To Tango At Wenichones JW, BOB
2 Miss G Duff, Overbore League Of Their Own

Tay Valley Gundog Association, 21 April 2024
Judge: F Bell (Hoaaloha)
Open
1 Mr L & Mr M Bain, Crimblescurl Time To Tango At Wenichones JW, BOB
2 Miss G Duff, Overbore League Of Their Own

Plymouth & District Canine Society, 21 April 2024
Judge: Rachel Barney
Open (2)
1 Ms D Courtier, Maycourt Take Me To The Top, BOB
2 Ms D Courtier, Maycourt Cover Shot

AV Gundog
Judge: Rachel Barney
Open
1 Ms D Courtier, Maycourt Take Me To The Top

Pontypool & District Canine Society, 21 April 2024
Judge: Mr T Harrison (Glenbrows)
Open
1 Mr J & Mrs MB Stephens, Brightmeadow Rumour Has It, BOB, Group 1 Gundog Group, Group 1 Gundog Puppy Group
2 Mr J & Mrs MB Stephens, Brightmeadow Come On Eileen

AV Gundog
Judge: Mrs J Harrison (Millpoint)
Puppy
1 Mr J & Mrs MB Stephens, Brightmeadow Come On Eileen

Activities

The Working Curly
South West Training Hub, 17 April 2024
Wednesday was the first of the South West Training Hub evenings, with trainer Jill Gardner, of Foxcote Golden Retrievers. Taking part were Nina Parker-Miles & Wren – Overbore’s Ace Of Hearts,  Rachel Arnold & Kopis – Roughyeds Regal George At Treecave, and Heather Driscoll & Iris – Overbore Bombette For HisRiver.
Jill said, ‘Well done girls! 👏👏 What an excellent start to our SW region summer training with the training programme based on the KC Show Gundog Working certificate. Today included training for steadiness in a group, steadiness to a retrieve, marked and memory retrieves and some jumping. Dogs and handlers overcame some challenges to achieve all the exercises!
Nina said, ‘It was a brilliant evening all the dogs showed progression even after a few short hours. Thank you Jill x x’
Rachel was so pleased with Kopis (11 months old), she said ‘Kopis started his Wednesday night gundog training last night through the club. That boy has drive, a working head and speed in spades….!

The next evening session is 15 May 2024. If you’re interested in getting involved contact Nina Parker-Miles.

Gundog Training, 20 April 2024
Bea Barber & Giles – Sh Ch Foxriever Picture Perfect For Blanshard, enjoyed a great day out training on Saturday with the Chessies! Courtesy of CBRC, plus Emma and Adam of Cunningshot. Heather Barber said ‘Louis (Lou Du Pays Fort At Blanshard) and I went along to watch and Will joined in as a dummy thrower.

Show Curly
Adult Handling Association
Nina Parker-Miles also told us about the AHA training she’s organised, she said, ‘thought I would mention that 3 curlies attended the AHA training event last weekend at Chapmanslade in Wiltshire. Me and Wren – Overbore’s Ace Of Hearts,  Suzie and Pixie Rose – Maycourt Miss Sweetness At Tengore,  and Ruby – Tengore Ruby Tuesday. Very good day lots learnt and Jacqueline Warmsley is a good crack . We had 19 people attend some enjoyed it so much they stayed on for the afternoon session too. Thoroughly recommend it for any wishing to brush up on their handling skills. There will be another day next February to get everyone ready for Crufts.

KC Good Citizen Award Achievements
Congratulations to Frankie Hamilton-Jones & Etta – Overbore Silver Salute, on passing the Kennel Club Good Citizen Silver Award.
Congratulations to Frankie Hamilton-Jones & Guus – Crimblescurl Take A Chance, on passing the Kennel Club Good Citizen Bronze Award.
Congratulations to Suzy Perkins & Pixie Rose – Maycourt Miss Sweetness At Tengore, on passing the Kennel Club Good Citizen Bronze Award.
Congratulations to Suzy Perkins & Ruby – Tengore Ruby Tuesday, on passing the Kennel Club Good Citizen Bronze Award.
Congratulations to Sue Margerison & Dusk – Kandrelli Black Scoter, on passing the Puppy Foundation Assesment, at just 6 months.
Well Done Everyone!

Critiques

Cornwall Gundog Club Premier Open Show, 1 April 2024
Judge: Claire Prangle (Heathclare)
Graduate (2)
(1) Courtier’s – Maycourt Cover Shot (BOB)
(2) Courtier’s – Maycourt Take Me To The Top
Two little sisters in this class who both presented a super strong but elegant outline, I liked the head and expression on both they both had strong clean necks which led into their super front assembly and straight fore-legs, lovely deep chest, spring of rib, and depth to brisket.
The strength of there hindquarters on both were good and I liked the feel to muscle throughout on both girls and the tail-set was also good on both.
My winner just had that little extra sparkle on the move that separated her from her sister, but both were lovely.
Open (1)
(1) Edworthy’s – Maycourt Heartbreaker (RBOB)
Same sire as my two girls in the previous class, this sire has most definitely stamped his mark on his children.
Lovely balanced shape, pleasing head and eye, good ear-set, his clean neck smoothly ran into his good front assembly & depth to chest, good feel to bone throughout.
Pleasing movement when viewed from all angles. Happy to award RBOB.