I hope you’re all thinking about your articles and adverts for the 2023 Yearbook…. There has been some lovely events and achievements this year, it would be great to record them for posterity in the official Curly Coated Retriever Club of Great Britain 2023 Yearbook.
Curly Coated Retriever Club Winter Open Show and Obedience, 5 Nov 2023
There’s just a week to go until the CCRC Winter Show and Obedience, with Judge, Jerry Stephens (Brightmeadow) and Obedience Judge, Linda Wild, and we’re looking forward to seeing you all there.
Don’t forget the Curly Club Shop will be there, expertly managed as always by Heather Driscoll, she will have all your Christmas gift ideas for sale, and of course the much anticipated CCRC Calendar 2024, with fabulous Curly photographs voted for by you, our lovely members.
Anne Russell & Marie Gill will be there with their fabulous Curly Cards, for all occasions including ofcourse Christmas.
There will also be the traditional Curly Raffle, please bring along your donations which are very much welcome, there will also be a raffle for a Christmas Hamper and a Curly Club Christmas Stocking filled with scrummy treats for your special Curly friend. What can I say it’s beginning to look alot like Christmas….
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 – book now so you don’t miss out…
For more information please contact Heather Barber (tel/txt/pm – 07811 670908).
Midland Counties Canine Society, 27 October 2023
Judge: Steve Davies
32 dogs, making 44 entries, made their way to the Staffordshire County Showground on Friday for Breed Specialist Judge, Steve Davies.
Steve’s main winners were:
Best of Breed: Mrs S Brookes, Infallibles Black Crusader At Kelsmere (Imp Nor)
Best Dog: Mrs S Brookes, Infallibles Black Crusader At Kelsmere (Imp Nor)
Reserve Best Dog: Miss J Stubbs, Brightmeadow Take Your Time At Densdale
Best Bitch: Mr J & Mrs M B Stephens, Ravenho Up Town Girl For Brightmeadow JW
Reserve Best Bitch: Miss V & Mrs N & Mrs L & Ms C Hayes & Biglin & Walton & Chattwood, Gorchest’s Pendlecurls’s Rising Star At Pepperiever (Imp USA)
Best Puppy: Mrs H Driscoll, Overbore Bombette For HisRiver
Best Special Beginners: Miss C & Mr G Green, Ravenho Comradai Cymro
The full results can be found here on the Show Results page
Also to Note at Midland Counties:
Class 1095. A.V. Gundog Breeders’ Competition
Judge: Mr Richard Bott
Entries: 10 Absentees: 3
VHC: Andrea Louise Moskowitz – Ravenho
United Retriever Club Open Show, 25 October 2023
Judge: Caroline Griffins-Wood (Migwell)
Best Of Breed: Miss C Mercer, Miss L Thomas, & Mrs D Whitehead, Slodi Jak Drops Z BasiSfory (Imp Pol)
Reserve Best of Breed: Mr S & Mrs E Clack, Bazzy Inti Anka At Molokain (Imp Cze)
Best Opposite Sex: Mr S & Mrs E Clack, Molokain Hocus Pocus
Best Puppy In Breed: Miss C Mercer & Miss L Thomas, Kahawei Catch The Stars Over Stormacre
Class 41 – Puppy Dog or Bitch
2 Entries, 0 Absent
1 Miss C Mercer & Miss L Thomas, Kahawei Catch The Stars Over Stormacre
2 Miss T James, Kahawei Sea The Stars
Class 42 – Junior Dog or Bitch
3 Entries, 1 Absent
1 Mrs E Sutton, & Mrs D Whitehead, & Mr A Whitehead, Foxriever Grey Ghost
2 Miss S Finch, Molokain Doing The Do At Cetgueli
Class 43 – Post Graduate Dog or Bitch
3 Entries, 1 Absent
1 Mr S & Mrs E Clack, Molokain Hocus Pocus
2 Mrs E Sutton, Kelsmere Kaddington
Class 44 – Open Dog or Bitch
3 Enries, 1 Absent
1 Miss C Mercer, Miss L Thomas, & Mrs D Whitehead, Slodi Jak Drops Z BasiSfory (Imp Pol)
2 Mr S & Mrs E Clack, Bazzy Inti Anka At Molokain (Imp Cze)
URC BEST IN SHOW JUDGE: MR R. SILLENCE (CANINA)
HUGE Congratulations to Cathrine Mercer, Louise Thomas & Denyse Whitehead as
‘Roman’ Slodi Jak Drops Z BasiSfory (Imp Pol) wins Best In Show at URC
The Yorkshire Gundog Club, 29 October 2023
Judge: Miss Kirsty Watts (Oakmarsh)
1 Mr EJ Emery, Foxriever Midsummer Magic At Thunderguard, RBOB
1 Mrs C & Miss L Killick, Overbore’s Doube Or Stick, BOB
AV UK Vulnerable Native Breeds
Judge: Mr Karl O’Connor (Karlejay)
2 Mr EJ Emery, Foxriever Midsummer Magic At Thunderguard
The Yorkshire Gundog Stakes
Judge: Mr Karl O’Connor (Karlejay)
AV Special Beginners Stakes
VHC Mr EJ Emery, Foxriever Midsummer Magic At Thunderguard
Mid-Herts Gundog Club, 29 October 2023
Judge: Graham Erving
1 Miss G Boorman, Kahawei Star Catcher, RBOB & BP
2 Mrs E Sutton, & Mrs D Whitehead, & Mr A Whitehead, Foxriever Grey Ghost
1 Mrs E Sutton, Kelsmere Kaddington, BOB
AV Champion Stakes
Judge: Dr Ian Gabriel (Gaybryl)
3 Miss G Boorman, ShCh Tessmene Talk of The Town
Ethan-James Emery and ‘Murdoch’ – Foxriever Midsummer Magic At Thunderguard, has passed his level one, and is now working towards Kennel Club Good Citizen Bronze Award – Good luck EJ & Murdoch!
The Working Curly Coated Retriever
Beth Spencer and Crimblescurl Elm have been on a Gundog Training Session with the Working Minority Retriever Club, in some very challenging weather. Training facilitated by Joy Venturi Rose.
Welsh Kennel Club, 20 August 2023
Jenny Miller’s critique is now available here on the Show Results Page
Darlington Dog Show Society Championship Show, 15 September 2023
Liz Lacey’s critique is now available here on the Show Results Page
South Western Gundog Club, 22 October 2023
Judge: Sarah Loakes
2 Courtier Maycourt Cover Shot. Curly Coated Retriever. Upstanding youngster . Super overall balance. Quality in head, slight stop. Clean through the neck and shoulders. Super coat. Just a little hesitant on the move today.