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Week Ending: 22/10/2023

CCRC Yearbook
We are coming up to that time of year where we need to start thinking about the Curly Coated Retriever Club Yearbook. Do you have an article along with some photographs of something wonderful you have done with your Curly that you would like to submit? Or what about a Curly advert? More details about how to make submissions will appear here shortly… Watch this space….

Club News

Curly Coated Retriever Club Winter Open Show and Obedience, 5 Nov 2023
Judge: Jerry Stephens (Brightmeadow)
Obedience Judge: Linda Wild
The entries have now closed and the numbers are in, 48 dogs, making 73 entries, plus 6 not for competition.
What a great entry!

The Curly Coated Retriever Club UK Northern Training Hub, 26 November 2023
Gundog Training Day
The Curly Club in conjunction with trainer Emma Stevens of Cunningshot Dog Training are holding a Gundog Training Day on Sunday 26 November 2023, 9.30am till 3.30pm, at Broad Oak Underbarrow near Kendal. Cumbria. LA8 8BA.
All abilities welcome – training will be tailored to those attending on the day.
Cost is £80 per handler/dog. Please note numbers are limited.
For more information please contact Heather Barber (tel/txt/pm – 07811 670908).
Booking is direct with Cunningshot.

Open Show Results

Grantham & District Canine Society, 19 October 2023
Judge: Helen E Reaney (Rolenska)
AVNSC Gundog Yearling
3rd Mr EJ Emery, Foxriever Midsummer Magic

AVNSC Gundog Post Graduate
Res Mr EJ Emery, Foxriever Midsummer Magic

AV Vulnerable Native Breed Stakes
1st Mr EJ Emery, Foxriever Midsummer Magic

South Western Gundog Club, 22 October 2023
Judge: Julie Williams (Trebettyn)
Graduate: (5)
1 Mr J & Mrs MB Stephens, Ravenho Up Town Girl For Brightmeadow, BOB
2 Ms D Courtier, Maycourt Take Me To The Top, BPIB
3 Mrs S Perkins, Maycourt Miss Sweetness At Tengore
4 Ms D Courtier, Maycourt Cover Shot
5 R Davies & Bradstock, Elgar’s Enigma Tornado Beta Con Redanimo
Open: (4/1)
1 Mrs M Edworthy, Maycourt Heartbreaker RBOB
2 Miss S Finch, Molokain Doing The Do At Cetgueli
3 R Davies & Bradstock, Maycourt Kashmir Con Redanimo

Ms D Courtier – Maycourt Take Me To The Top, BPIB & BPIS 3
Mr J & Mrs MB Stephens – Ravenho Up Town Girl For Brightmeadow JW, BOB & BIS 4

The Brenda Phillips Memorial Puppy Stakes
Judge: Julie Williams (Trebettyn)
1st Ms D Courtier – Maycourt Take Me To The Top

AV Gundog
Judge: Sarak Loakes (Goldbirch)
AV Puppy
2nd Ms D Courtier – Maycourt Cover Shot


KC Good Citizen Award Achievements
Congratulations to Shirley Buchanan & Glory, Curlies On Wings Crossroad Glory, on achieving the Bronze Good Citizen Award.

The Working Curly
Gundog Club Field Test, 19 October 2023
Puppy Plus Community
Assessor: Collette May
Congratualtions to Jackie Evans with:
Lexi – Rowancurl Beachcomber, on passing her Grade 2 Retriever, with Distinction, 100 points out of 100, and
Keita – Kukkasen Keita By Caballus, on passing her Grade 3 Retriever, with Distinction, dropping just 1 point out of 160.

The Grade 2 test is set up around three marker posts – a sit, a start and a stop. The obedience requirements are Heel, Stay, Recall, & Stop. The retriever requirements are Memory, Marking, & Directions.
For the Grade 3 test the obedience requirements are Heel, Stay – Steadiness to fall, Handler out of sight, & Handler Distance, Stop, & 2 Recalls. The retriever requirements are Marking, Memory, Nose, & Persistence. Marked Retrieves – 2 to land, & 1 to water. Directional Control – 2 blind retrieves.

Jackie told us she was trilled with the results, and so proud that she had managed to do it. She said that the assessor Collette had commented on the wonderful temperament of both her girls. Steady but willing to please, and a natural ability.
Some wonderful comments there, congratulations Jackie, Lexi & Keita!

Hoopers, 22 October 2023
Shirley Buchanan & May – Fleetpaw First Lady, were out doing Hoopers on Sunday – May got a clear round and 3rd place in Starters Barrellers and a clear round in Starters Touch n Go, got 10 faults in Starters Tunnellers, and was eliminated in Starters Hoopers and the other Starters Barrellers.
Glory – Curlies On Wings Crossroad Glory, had a go at Starters Hoopers and had great fun getting eliminated but did go through some of the hoops, she got a little distracted by being in an equestrian centre and other dogs in the other ring but enjoyed herself.


South Wales Kennel Association, 14 October 2023
The Overhill Junior Stakes
Judge: Gavin Robertson
Class 1639. A.V. Junior Stakes (Gundog)
Entries: 29 Absentees: 1
1st 3458 – Molokain Doing The Do At Cetgueli, Breed: Retriever (Curly Coated) (Ms S Finch) – Super balanced well proportioned dog, head is wedge shaped with slight stop and close fitting ears, oblique dark eyes, strong arched neck with deep chest and fill in front, ex feet, moderate rear, lovely reach and drive in profile, lots to like.

Fosse Data Systems Yearling Stakes
Judge: Gavin Robertson
2nd 3458 – Molokain Doing The Do at Cetgueli, Breed: Retriever (Curly Coated) (Ms S Finch) – as above.