Thursday 22nd May
At Midland Counties Labrador Club and Gino again won a good Mid Limit class under Richard Wiles.
Next up was WELKS and the start of an amazing couple of weeks!!!! What a day, Doug took his 15th CC & BOB in a large breed entry under Chris Hill and then went on to Group 1 under Mr Luis Pinto-Texeira.
The following weekend it was off to Ireland where we not only won the Gundog Group, we won both of them! Doug was Green Star Dog, BOB & Winner of Group 7 and Gino was Green Star Dog, BOB & Winner of Group 8 at South Tipperary Championship Show!!
Next up was Birmingham National where Moa Persson awarded Gino his 3rd CC & BOB making him SH CH Farnfield Topo Gigio (AI) JW SH CM, he also went on to a group shortlist under Jean Lanning.
Tuesday 15th April
At the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Labrador Club Gino won his 2nd CC under Caron Morton and BIS with full agreement of co-judge Shaun Williamson, Olly was also a creditable 2nd in Open Dog.
Some new photos also added to Jilly and Judging pages.
Tuesday 18th March
Wow its March, where has the time gone, quite a catch up to do!!!
Leeds Ch Show saw Gino won a good Junior class under breed specialist Lesley Dantinnes.
Paignton was next and we had no dogs entered as Richard was judging Irish Red & White Setters without CC’s and Ed judging Hungarian Wire Haired Vizsla without CC’s.
Welsh Kennel Club saw only Dillon present and under judge Jill Peak he won his a strong Limit class and finished the day with his 7th RCC!!
At Richmond Ch Show Dillon won yet another good Limit class under breeder judge Rose Lamb whilst Doug won his 13th CC & BOB under David Bell and then made the group shortlist under Janet Richards.
More exciting news is that Gino has had all his Health Results back and they have now been added to his page, we’re pleased to report all were excellent! August saw the arrival of his first litter to our own Lottie, Storm and Snow are doing well in Germany, check out their new pages.
Belfast was a great show for us. Gino won his first Post Graduate class and went on to the CC & BOB under Dr R W James! Doug also won the CC & BOB his 14th under Frank Whyte and made the cut in a good group under Colm Beattie.
Next show for us was Driffield and Doug won his 6th RCC under breed specialist Jo Howarth and went on to second in the CH Stakes under Paul Harding.
Midland Counties saw Gino and Jilly both winning strong classes under breed specialist judge Maureen Floyd. Doug was again second in the champion stakes, this time under Derek Smith.
Our last championship show of the year was the West of England Championship Show where Gino won his second RCC under Breed specialist Tony Floyd and still only 22 months, what a great year he has had!
We also attended a few open shows where Jilly was BOB & Group 1 at Neath & Port Talbot Canine Society under Brian Limpus.
At Swansea Open Show Jilly was BOB under Adam Rose and went on to Group 1 and RBIS under Anne Worth only days after finishing off her JW!
Starting the new year the way he finished the last one, Gino won a very strong limit class at The Labrador Retriever Club of Wales under Mrs Chris Jury.
Then coming up to date at Crufts Gino won Mid Limit class and went on to win the RCC under Arwyn Ellis in a record entry only behind his half brother Romeo who was RBIS last year, a really great day for Mr Darcy progeny! The cover page photo is Gino putting his best foot forward on the green carpet :)
As you will also see a new page for judging has been added and updates to Doug, Dillon and Jilly’s pages.