An update at long last!
It’s been a busy year so far with no sign of that letting up, some of the showing highlights are as follows…
Doug winning the RCC at Manchester, his 9th CC & BOB under Andrew Brace at Three Counties and going on to a shortlist in a strong group. He has been used on some lovely bitches and the puppies are due shortly, exciting times ahead.
Tara took some time out of the ring from November 2011 for a litter to the beautiful Multi Ch Charm Bluveil Mr Darcy, the result, Gino is waiting in the wings and hopes to hit the show ring later in the summer :o) Tara returned to the ring in June and promptly won her 18th CC at Three Counties under breed specialist Carol Coode against strong opposition and quickly followed this up with her 19th CC & BOB at National Gundog under Andrew Brown, she was also group shortlisted under Kathy Gorman.
Olly has started the year as he finished 2011 with class wins at Manchester under Per Iverson, Labrador Club of Wales under Ann Powell, Birmingham National under Lorna Blackie, before promptly dropping his coat, he returned at Three Counties under Carol Coode to win his class again. At Bournemouth Olly continued his winning streak and delighted us by picking up his 1st RCC under Celia Turner (Turcel).
Dillon also started the year well, winning the Open Stakes at Boston Ch Show, second in a strong class at Crufts, he won Junior & Yearling at Welks together with his second RCC under Sally-Ann Neath Duggan. At Birmingham National he won the Open Stakes under Derek Smith and won breed classes at Southern Counties under Naomi Forrest and Three Counties under Andrew Brace, he also went on to win the Yearling Stakes under Mark Cocozza. Coming up to date he has also won his first couple of Post Graduate classes at Leeds under breed specialist Mark Dunnachie and at Bournemouth under Espen Engh.
Gaffer although not being show continues to produce the goods Linjor Rhianna JW SH CM recently won her first CC to go with the RCC she won at NILRC 12', her brother Linjor Bonjovi JW SH CM recently won his first RCC under Sue Marskell at National Gundog 12' and just a week later our own Farnfield Phantom Menace JW SH CM wins his 1st RCC too at Bournemouth 12'!
This season's showing has been curtailed a bit by judging, Richard judged Labrador bitches at Bath, Labrador Dogs at the Cotswold & Wyvern Labrador Club Championship show and Hungarian Wire Haired Vizsla at Windsor.