Curly Comms

Week Ending: 30/07/2023

The Game Fair, Ragley Hall, Warwickshire
Curlies were represented in the Sporting Dog Pavillion at The Game Fair at the weekend. Nigel & Sandra Spraggins with Nornie, Merry & Cerys, Heather Driscoll with Iris & Beau, Aly Clayton & Monty, Sarah Finch & Duke, Nick Eden & Megan, Steve Davies & Rain.

Nornie & Merry on the CCR stand in The Sporting Dog Pavillion

And of course the whole team appeared as always as a ‘Cacophony of Curlies‘ in the Gundog Parade.
Huge thanks to everyone who attended and represented are wonderful breed!

Minor Breeds Working Test at The Game Fair
Sunday at the Game Fair saw the first Minority Breeds Team Challenge. Four teams took part in the Retriever Test, Curly Coated Retrievers, Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, Irish Water Spaniels, and Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers. The tests were set and the dogs and handlers were put through their paces with marked retrieves, memories, blinds, and jumps, all in front of a grandstand of spectators and a live commentary….

The Curly Team was made up of Heather Driscoll & Beau – Fleetpaw One For Arthur At HisRiver, Nick Eden & Megan – Kandrelli Eleonora’s Falcon, and Steve Davies & Rain – Springcurl Purplerain JW.

The CCR Team achieved a very respectable score of 215, only 10 points behind 3rd place. Really well done, we are all so very proud of you! With thanks to Sue Margerison and CCRC Working Co-ordinator, Lesley Eden.

Huge thanks to Judy Hempstead of the Working Minority Retriever Club.

Champ Shows

Leeds Championship Show, 28 – 30 July 2023
Judge: Mr Anthony Allen

28 July 2023, Day 1 was Gundog Day at Leeds, and there was a nice entry of 38/46. The weather was good, which was great after all the rain we’ve had recently….

DCC: Maggie & Jerry Stephens’ Tarzan – Sh Ch Brightmeadow Never Say Die JW Sh.CM took his 41st CC and 40th BOB, this is the 4th year in a row he’s won BOB at Leeds (not including 2020).

BCC: Cathrine Mercer & Louise Thomas’ Dion – Tyneside’s My Heart Will Go On To Stormacre JW, winning her 2nd CC.

The other principal winners were:
RDCC: Mary & Keith Solomon, Foxriever Mystic Marvel At Elkysar
RBCC: Jerry & Maggie Stephens, Ravenho Up Town Girl For Brightmeadow
BP: Patricia Victoria & Karola Inman, Foxriever Silver Wing Among Keamarola
BV: Denyse & Andrew Whitehead, Sh Ch Kelsmere Kamana For Foxriever Sh.CM
BSB: Jo McKenzie, Ravenho Toulouse Latresco At Beddgelert

The full results can be found on here on the Show Results page.

Also to note at Leeds:
Kennel Club Breeders Competition – 12 entries, 0 absent
Judge: Mr D Guy
3 Lou Moskowitz – Ravenho

Open Show Results

Dunster / Minehead & District Canine Society, 26 July 2023
Judge: Leslie Trow (Winterwell)
AVNSC Gundog Puppy
2 Mr BJ & Mrs SM Perkins, Maycourt Miss Sweetness At Tengore, (2nd out of a class of 15) winning £5 prize money

Dukeries (Notts) Gundog Club Premier Open Show, 29 July 2023
Judge: Paul W Osbourne (Braego)
Puppy D/B – no entries

Junior D/B – 3 entries, 2 absent
1 Mr G Green, Ravenho Comradai Cymro & RBOB

Post Graduate D/B – 1 entry, 1 absent

Open D/B – 1 entry, 0 absent
1 Miss Jillian Stubbs,  Brightmeadow Take Your Time At Densdale, BOB & Shortlisted for BIS

Isle Of Wight Canine Association Limit Show, 29 July 2023
Judge: Kerry Roberts (Byphar)
AVNSC Gundog Special Yearling
1 Mr P Miller & Ms B Millichamp, Foxriever Solent Solstice At Wightcurls, and 1st in Yearling Stakes winning £5 prize money

AVNSC Gundog Open
1 Mr P Miller & Ms B Millichamp, Foxriever Solent Sensation At Wightcurls, and Group 3, also 1st in Open Stakes winning £5 prize money

Wiveliscombe & District Canine Society, 29 July 2023
Judge: Colette Perkins (Brent/Silkridge
1 Ms DM Courtier, Maycourt Take Me To The Top, & BP
2 Ms DM Courtier, Maycourt Cover Shot

1 Mrs M Edworthy, Maycourt Heartbreaker, & BOB
2 Ms DM Courtier, Maycourt Stairway To Heaven JW & RBOB

AV Gundog
VHC Ms DM Courtier, Maycourt Cover Shot

AV Hatty Harrison Memorial Puppy Stakes
2 Ms DM Courtier, Maycourt Take Me To The Top, winning £15 prize money


Good Citizen Award Achievements
Congratulations to Jill Stubbs & Dru, Brightmeadow Take Your Time At Densdale, on achieving the Silver Good Citizen Award. Well done Dru!

Heckington Show – Fun Dog Show, 29 July 2023
Ethan-James Emery and Murdoch – Foxriever Midsummer Magic, had a fabulous day at Heckington Show. EJ said that Murdoch stood, moved well, and was even gone over, he must have been enjoying himself and so pleased to place 4th in Handsomest Boy. A big well done!