Finally an update!
The last weekend in November we entered Barry & Penarth Open Show, we had entered Labradors but for various reasons we left them home, however Doug had a run out his last show being Darlington in September, he was BOB, Group 1 and BIS under Mr Tom Johnson (Feldkirk) finishing his showing on a high for 2012.
We took a trip across the bridge to Yeovil show over the Christmas break and Gino delighted us by winning BOB, BP under Teresa Ewart, Group 2 & Puppy Group 1 under Gavin Robertson and BPIS under Mrs Averil Cawthera-Purdy. This group placing also finished off his SH CM which we think could be a record at 10 months!
And 2013 is upon us, our first show was the West of England LRC Open Show, we took Olly and Gino and had a very good day under judge Alan Davey (Clanfield). Olly won Open and was BD & BIS chased home by Gino who was RBD & BPD.
A week later we headed off to Boston Championship Show where Gino was BPIB under Mrs Rosemary Hewitt (Newinn), his third championship best puppy, he was also later shortlisted in the puppy group. Tara also triumphed in a strong open bitch class.
At Manchester Championship show we had a truly terrific day, we had only entered the two Labrador boys again, under Fiona Coward-Scholes, Gino was up first and won his puppy class and ended the day with his fourth Ch show best puppy and third on the trot! However Olly was to be the star of the day and won his first CC from Limit after two reserves!
The following week was the Labrador Club of Wales Championship show, one of our most local shows, Gino ended his puppy career on a high finishing the day BPIS under Ronwein Phillips and Tony Jury!
Whilst Ed was judging at Carlisle, Richard took Dillon and Gino to Cardiff Open Show. Gino was BOB & BP under Mr Huw Bishop (Brynlluan) and G2 and PG1 under Mr Roger Millbank. Dillon was BOB and Group 1 under Derek Smith (Clickham) and finished the day as BIS! His seventh at Open Show Level!
WELKS saw the start of the outdoor shows again and Gino maintained his good run with a win in his first Junior class under Mrs Jackie Hodge, Doug was also 4th in the Champion stakes under Liz Cartledge.
Birmingham National on a freezing cold day saw Doug win his 11th CC under HPR specialist Mrs Hilda Parkinson whilst in the Labrador ring Gino won a strong Junior class and was shortlisted down to the last 4 for the CC.
Bath Ch Show saw another excellent day with Doug winning his 12th CC (and second in consecutive shows for him) along with BOB under breed specialist judge Gary Scobell and making the last 8 in the group under Gordon Haran.
Southern Counties saw Gino won Junior Dog under Hans Leithen whilst Dillon a strong Limit class and the RCC under breed specialist Penny Willis.
Three Counties next and Doug won the RCC under Mrs Ferelith Somerfield whilst Gino won another Junior class under Richard Bott.
Blackpool weekend saw Gino win another Junior class and his first RCC under Andrew Brace! Meanwhile in the bitch ring, Jilly our latest acquisition “Sandylands Blissful Farnfield” won Minor Puppy Bitch and went on to Best Puppy Bitch under Ray Scholes. Over in the Weimaraner ring Doug was second in Open Doug and went on to the RCC under Jeff Horswell.
Windsor up next and Gino won another consecutive Junior class under Mrs Joy Venturi-Rose. Doug was only entered in the Champion stakes as he already won a CC from the breed judge and he finished a credible 2nd in a strong class behind the eventual winner. Dillon continued his good run, adding his 6th RCC to the tally!
East of England Ch Show saw Jilly win Minor Puppy Bitch, Novice and Best Puppy Bitch, see her new page!
New photos added to the pages of Gino, Ollie, Doug and Dillon.