News 2017

 

THE NORTH WEST LABRADOR RETRIEVER CLUB AGM 2017

NWLRC AGM was held on Thursday 20th April 2017 a big thank you to Mr Eric Parr (Hon Sec) and Mrs Lisa Marson ( Working Test Sec) for all their hard work over the years who both retired this year .
We welcome Mr Ian Jones who was co-opted on as Acting Hon Secretary and Mr Peter Thompson Working Test Secretary .

 

 

EVENTS 2016

NWLRC NOTICE of AGM

Thursday 21st April 2016. 6.30 pm for 7.00 pm Start .
At The Cotterill Suite,
Little Lever Working Mens Club,
Victory Road , Little Lever,
Bolton, Lancs. BL3 1HZ.
Please contact Hon Secretary Mr Eric Parr for further information :
Mr Eric Parr Tel :07740-777651

Sheila Saunt Memorial Trophy

The overall Winner of the Sheila Saunt Memorial Trophy 2015 is Mrs Kay Cook with Exelby Emma .23 points .

Runner up is Miss K Druggan on 21 Points with Balladoole Mr President .

Congratulations to Kay who will receive Sheila’s trophy at the AGM in April.

KC ID No:1319

Hon Field Trial Secretary:  Mrs Marilyn Smith.  Glen Avon, Carr Lane, Pilling, Preston PR3 6HH

Tel: 01253 790802.  Mob: 07985944501.  email:  marilyn.pilling@btinternet.com

 

Result of Draw for Stake 4.  24-dog Open Qualifying Stake for AV Retriever

To be held at Hy Fly Game Farm,  PR3 6TD on Mon/Tue  16/17 November 2015

 

The draw for Stake 4, 24-dog Open Qualifying Stake for AV Retrievers at Hy Fly Game Farm was made on Monday 19 October 2015 at the home of the Hon FT Secretary.   It was witnessed by Mr G A Connolly, Mrs C Thompson, Mr S Henderson, Mrs J Cummings, Mr R Cummings, Mr D Smith, Mrs M J Smith.

Runners

 

1 Paul Stogden 2 D M Sidwell 3 Wayne Skett 4 Mike Jones
5 Norman Onens 6 Annette Clarke 7 Laura Hill 8 Steve Crookes
9 Keith Bedford 10 W G Steel 11 Paul Dixon 12 Sinead MacMillan
13 Colin Maddison 14 Adam Holmes 15 Sharon Dingle 16 Mike Tallamy
17 Mark Demaine 18 Doug Ingall 19 Heather Bradley 20 Leigh Jackson
21 Rowan Allen 22 David Probert 23 Stan Tweedy 24 Laurie Pittaway

Reserves

 

25 Jayne Coley 26 E Munro Ferguson 27 John Halstead Snr 28 Mike Nelson
29 Chris rose 30 Alison Sorley 31 Dorothy Walls-Duffin 32 Jennie Dimmock
33 Stuart Arch 34 Wendy Glue 35 Geoff Dobb 36 Sara Gadd
37Ken Byron 38 Lisa Marson 39 Barry Taylor 40 Peter Goddard
41 David Latham 42 Robert Atkinson 43 Sally Morewood 44 Matthew Rollinson
45 Vikki Stanley 46 Vivien Byron 47 Kevin Turner 48 Michael Rowlinson
49 S Morley-Riches 50 Kevin Butler 51 Lynn Mitchell 52Tim Brain
53 Stefanie Latham 54 John Day 55 Gordon Hodgson 56  DS Alan Rees
57 Polly Dunckley 58 Reuben Mort 59 Frank McAdams 60 Stewart Henderson
61 Roz McIlroy 62 Miss C Finlan 63 Duchess of Devonshire 64 Phil Garton
65 Nicola Reynolds 66 Allan Schofield 67 Nick West 68 Sandra Halstead
69 Trevor Gibson 70 Simon Hagain 71 Greig Paterson 72 Tom Lowe
73 David Kirby 74 Peter Thompson 75 Mark Bettinson 76 Ricky Ross Moloney
77  Nathan Laffy 78 Gary McCarthy 79 Tess Lawrence 80 John Yarwood
81 Andy Latham 82 Kirsty Cousins 83 Phil Goulden 84 Philip Down
85 Judith White 86 Ian White 87 Jamie Bettinson 88 Peter Orwin
89 Lady C Carter 90 David Field 91 Joan Pavelyn 92 Stewart North
93 Wayne Mitchell 94 Frank Wright 95 Dawn Scott 96 Brian Dodsworth
97 Steve Newitt 98 Kirsty Ranson 99 Chris Aston 100 Clare Baker
101 Vikki Stanley (2) 102Sinead MacMillan(2) 103 E Munro-Ferguson 104Stewart North (2)
105 Kirsty Cousins (2)

 

Any entrant withdrawing from a trial may forfeit the full entry fee, if his or her place is not taken up by another competitor, except (1) Where the applicant has qualified out of Novice Stakes (where applicable) or (2) where the dog drawn to run has qualified for the Championship after entries have closed, or (3)on production of a Veterinary Certificate confirming that the dog entered for the stake is unfit to compete, or (4) On production of a Medical Certificate that the applicant or the applicant’s nominated handler is unable to compete.  (5) Where the dog drawn to run is withdrawn more than 7 days prior to the stake.  Regulation J7.f)

 

Meet at 8.30 am for a prompt 9.00 am start.                                                              All directions overleaf.

 

 

 

 

 

Directions for 2-day Open Field Trial at Hy Fly Game Farm.

 

Approximate Sat Nav Post code PR3 6TD.  Do NOT rely on sat nav after you have reached Dry Bread Lane.  The venue will be signposted from Dry Bread Lane.

 

Travelling Southbound on the M6

 

Leave the M6 at J33 (Lancaster South) and take first exit on roundabout heading towards Preston on the A6.

 

After 1.1 mile turn right into Cockerham Lane and in a further 1.6 mile turn right onto the B5272. In 0.3 mile turn left at A588/Marsh Lane.

Continue to follow the A588 for 4.9 miles and turn left at Bradshaw Lane and go for a further 0.4 miles.

 

Take the 2nd right towards Lancaster Rd (Scronkey).

Keep on Lancaster Rd for 3.4 miles and the turn right at Crook Gate Lane.

After 1.4 miles turn right at Chapel Lane, go a further 0.2miles and take first right into Dry Bread Lane and follow signposts.  (Distance from M6 J33 14miles)

 

Travelling Northbound on M6

 

Leave the M6 at Junction 32 (Broughton), and exit onto the M55 towards Blackpool/Fleetwood/Preston (North) and after 8 miles exit the M55 at J3.

Take the 3rd exit onto Fleetwood Road/A585 heading to Fleetwood. After 3.5 miles turn right at Garstang New Road/A586 and continue on the A586 for 1.8 miles. Turn left at Blackpool Old Road and after 0.1miles take the first left onto Cartford Lane.

Go over the river (toll) and slight left at Rawcliffe Rd. Go 1.6 miles and slight right at Chapel Lane. Go 0.6 miles and turn right at Dry Bread Lane and follow signposts.  (Distance from M6 J32 14 miles)

CHATSWORTH 2015 

A huge congratulations to the North West Labrador Retriever Club team…. Gaining 3rd place at the Chatsworth Open Working Test Team event this weekend. The dogs and handlers performed extremely well over the 2 days and did a fabulous job representing the club.

Not only did our team gain 3rd place overall, which secures the club the opportunity to compete once again next year, but our very own Team Captain, Nathan Laffy won Top Dog! Absolutely fantastic! Nathan and Rooney (G…

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NWLRC EYE TESTING CLINIC .

We will be holding our Eye Testing clinic on Thursday 6th August 2015
at St Joseph’s Parish Centre , Harpers Lane , Chorley , PR6 0HR .
Mr John Goodyear Appointments between 10.30am till 3.30pm

Please contact me to make your appointment :

Ginette Tel 01524 64902 :

Diary of events 2015

 

JUNE

Sunday 14th Open Show Scarisbrick Village Hall , Smithy Lane  Scarisbrick , Nr Southport . L40 8HH

Judge : Mr Matthew Atkins ( Reynbank ) .

Please support our Rescue stand we have some super prizes to win !

 

Sunday 28th June Championship Show at Sutton Leisure  Centre , St Helens , WA9 5AU

Judges :   Dogs  Mr John Jackson   ( Emsal ) Bitches  Mr David Nightingale ( Boothgates )                                                  Referee Mr Eric Parr ( Stoneavon)

AUGUST .

EYE CLINIC  Thursday  6th August at St Joseph’s Parish Centre , Harper’s Lane , Chorley , PR6 0HR. Please book with Ginette Oulton Tel : 01524 64902 .

OCTOBER.

Sunday 4th October Championship Show More info to come .

16-dog All-Aged trial, Meols Hall, Southport.  Thursday 8 October 2015
14-dog Novice trial, Hoghton Tower, Preston Thursday 22 October
15-dog Novice trial, Chatsworth, Friday 6 November
24-dog, 2-day Open Qualifying Stake. Wednesday/Thursday 16/17 November 2015.
The Field Trial Schedule will be issued very soon.
Marilyn Smith
Hon Field Trial Secretary

 

 

The General  Committee has agreed Mr Dennis Smith will act as  Acting Chairman until the club can fill this position and Mr Steve O’Brien as Vice Chairman .

NWLRC
Notice of AGM
Thursday 9th April 2015. 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm Start .
At The Cotterill Suite,
Little Lever Working Mens Club,
Victory Road , Little Lever,
Bolton, Lancs. BL3 1HZ.
Please contact Acting Secretary for further information :
Mr Eric Parr Tel :07740-777651

NWLRC LIMIT SHOW

Just a reminder that entries close on Monday 12th January 2015

Our Limit show is to to be held on Sunday 8th February 2015 at Scarisbrick Village Hall Smithy Lane, Scarisbrick , L40 8HH

Judge Mr Ian Dawson ( Beskerby )

This show is open to Members only and who’s DOGS have not won a CC .

Schedules have already been sent out in the post to all members .If you have not received yours please contact me .

Hon Show Sec Ginette Oulton on Tel : 01524 64902 if you need anymore information regarding this show .

 

 

 

 

 

 

A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our members and their four legged companions.
From all committee members

A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our members and their four legged companions.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> From all committee members

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHEILA  SAUNT MEMORIAL TROPHY 2014

Congratulations go out to the winners :

Mr Steve Ireson & Miss Dawn Ireson with Crankross Xmas Day at Tarnfell   31 Points

Runner up :

Mrs Hilary Jones with Lembas Jar of Hearts .     25 Points

Well done to all !!

 

 

NWLRC LIMIT SHOW
To be held on Sunday 8th February 2015 at Scarisbricke Village Hall Smithy Lane Scarisbricke ,L40 8HH
Judge Mr Ian Dawson ( Beskerby )
This show is open to Members only and who’s DOGS have not won a CC .
Dogs that have won a CC are not eligible to be entered at this show !
Owner / Handler of dogs that have won a CC can still enter dogs without CC’s or handle at this show .
Schedules will be sent out in the post to all members .
Please contact :
Hon Show Sec Ginette Oulton on Tel : 01524 64902 if you need anymore information regarding this show .

Important Notice:

“The postcode and directions for the NWLRC Novice Trial on 22 October 2014 have changed. Competitors and officials have been notified by post and/or email. Please contact the Hon FT Sec if you need further information.”

SHEILA SAUNT MEMORIAL TROPHY
Results from Championship Show 2014
1st Miss C Jones Hafnau Zebedee 11 points
Joint 2nd are : Mrs J Charlton Foxrush Limited Edition 9 points
Mrs R Williams Millerdan Hunky Dory 9 points
3rd Miss K Druggan Balladoole Mr Tom 8 points
4th FO & MH & MR K Gawthorpe Waterbrook Pillow Talk 6 points
There is no clear winner for 5th place
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Well done to all !

NORTH WEST LABRADOR RETRIEVER CLUB
KC ID No:1319

Hon Field Trial Secretary: Mrs Marilyn Smith. Glen Avon, Carr Lane, Pilling, Preston PR3 6HH
Tel: 01253 790802. Mob: 07985944501. email: marilyn.pilling@btinternet.com

Result of Draw for Stake 4. 15-dog Novice Stake for AV Retrievers
To be held on the Chatsworth Estate on Friday 7 November 2014

The draw for Stake 4, 15-dog Novice Stake for AV Retrievers on the Chatsworth Estate was made on Monday, 13 October 2014 at the home of the Hon Field Trial Secretary. It was witnessed by:, Mr S Henderson, Mrs D Jenkinson, Mrs J Cummings, Mr R Cummings, Mr G A Connolly, Mrs M J Smith

Runners
1 Ken Littlemore 2 Geoff Dobb 3 Dawn Scott 4 David Clayton
5 Steve Richardson 6 Phil Garton 7 Claudia Gross 8 Reuben Mort
9 Tess Lawrence 10 David Latham 11 John Drury 12 Trevor Gibson
13 Brian Dodsworth 14 Alan Penney 15Anita Beale

Reserves
16 Roy Stone 17 Vikki Stanley 18 Samantha Jaggard 19 Tom Lowe
20 Gaynor Gent 21 Philippa Pinn 22 Ricky R Moloney 23 Leann Davenport
24 Ken Byron 25 Gary McCarthy 26 Tim Brain 27 J L Murphy
28 Brian Duggan 29 David Brown 30 Jennie Dimmock 31 Jane Fairclough
32 Keith Barnes 33 Godfrey Lowe 34 Mark Bettinson 35 Mrs C E Winfield
36 Carole Clarke 37 Doug Ingall 38 Kirsty Cousins 39 Glynn Sykes
40 Sinead MacMillan 41 David Sidwell 42 Paul Stogden 43 Phil Goulden
44 Laura Marsh 45 Scott Marland 46 Margaret Pearce 47 Brenda Lawson
48 Doug Ingall 49 Glynn Sykes 50 Kirsty Cousins 51 Andrew Sweeney
52 G C Longton

Any entrant withdrawing from a trial may forfeit the full entry fee, if his or her place is not taken up by another competitor, except (1) Where the applicant has qualified out of Novice Stakes (where applicable) or (2) where the dog drawn to run has qualified for the Championship after entries have closed, or (3)on production of a Veterinary Certificate confirming that the dog entered for the stake is unfit to compete, or (4) On production of a Medical Certificate that the applicant or the applicant’s nominated handler is unable to compete. (Regulation J7.f)

The meet is at 8.30 am for a 9.00 am start at Edensor Village DE45 or the Chatsworth Estate Office DE45 1PJ. These venues are only 50 yards or so apart.

The venue for the meet is to be confirmed. If there is any change, everyone will be advised by phone or email. If you are in any doubt, please contact the Field Trial Secretary. Contact numbers at the top of the page.

North West Labrador Retriever Club 14-dog All-Aged Stake. 9 October 2014

No winner. Second Ros McIlroy and Autumnwillow Scout, Third Phil Goulden and Tearsol Magnus, Fourth Vince Price and Galloway Rose Faith. Ros was also awarded Guns’ Choice.
It was a good day, but what weather! One moment we were in sunshine and the next torrential rain and hailstones. John Benyon was very popular at this point when with the air of a conjuror he produced an umbrella from his pocket!! It had a very attractive pattern of little dogs all over it.
Well done to all award winners, what a shame we couldn’t get a winner. As they say – that’s trialling.
Thanks to Nick Aubrey and his team and to Jim Swindlehurst’s team of Guns.
Thanks also to our judges, Mick Newsam, David Haycock, Keith Barnes and Carole Clarke.

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NWLRC All-Aged Trial. 9 October 2014 at Meols Hall, Southport. Please note that entries close on Friday 12 September and the draw will take place at 7.30 pm on Monday 15 September at the Secretary’s home. All are welcome to observe.

NWLRC CHAMP SHOW

BCC & Best In Show Well done to all ! Full Results on Show Results page !

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Reserve Best In Show & RBCC

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DCC & BOS

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RDCC

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Best Puppy in Show

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Best Veteran in Show

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NWLRC All-Aged Trial. 9 October 2014 at Meols Hall, Southport. Please note that entries close on Friday 12 September and the draw will take place at 7.30 pm on Monday 15 September at the Secretary’s home. All are welcome to observe.

 

 

NWLRC OPEN SHOW

To be held on Sunday 8th June 2014 at Scarisbrick Village Hall ,Nr Ormskirk Lancashire , L40 8HH

Judge Mr Colin Harrison  ( STEBEL )

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Schedules will be sent out next week to our members or you can enter On-Line  with Fossedata

For all you Show / Working enthusiasts we have Scheduled a Special Working Dog / Bitch class at this show .

All enquiries to Hon Show Secretary Ginette Oulton Tel :07917755476

Entries close Friday 9th May 2014 . On-Line entries close Friday 16th May 2014

Enter On-Line at :       www.fossedata.co.uk

You can also Download Schedule just click on link below

http://fossedata.co.uk/downloads/pdf/NWLR_JUN_14_Schedule.pdf

EYE CLINIC 2014

Due to high demand  our Eye clinic is now full !

 on Thursday 7th August 2014  at Sj Joseph’s Parish Centre , Harpers Lane Chorley Lancashire , PR6 OHR  12 noon till 4pm .

Please contact Ginette  Oulton : 01524 64902 to book your appointment .

NWLRC GUNDOG WORKING TESTS 2014

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE AND VENUE FOR WORKING TESTS

THEY ARE ON WORKING TEST PAGE AND OUR CLUBS FACEBOOK PAGE

Puppy & Novice – Saturday 3rd May 2014 (Judges: Barry Cooper, Derek Miller, Steve Burns, Mark Demaine) and Open – Sunday 4th May 2014 (Judges: John Halstead (Snr), Sandra Halstead, Carole Clarke, John Benyon) to be held at Drakeshead kennels, Willow Garth Lodge,Brinscall,Chorley,Lancashire PR6 8QU. Entry forms and schedules will be posted out to all club members shortly. If you are not a member of the club, please feel free to email me at jaycotegundogs@aol.com and I will email the forms over to you. Many thanks…. Lisa (NWLRC Working Test Secretary)

 

AGM 2014

To be held on Tuesday Evening  8th April 2014  at St Joseph’s Parish  Centre , Harpers Lane , Chorley, Lancs , PR6 OHR  Meet at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.

 

NWLRC SHEILA SAUNT MEMORIAL TROPHY 2013

Hi all We are happy to announce the winner for the Sheila Saunt Memorial Trophy 2013

Congratulations goes out to Mrs Kay Cook with Exelby  Rennie Mackintosh who will be presented with Sheila’s trophy at the AGM in 2014 .

Well done to all !!
Results as follows :

1st Cook’s Exelby Rennie Mackintosh   28 points

2nd Cook’s Exelby Terra Rosa    17 points

3rd Balshaw & Rawlinson Shanorell Splendour at Halshimoor    15 points

4th Jones Lembas Jar of Hearts     14 points

5th Smith’s Flynpyg Streaky Bacon    12 points

 

2013 Championship Show

North West Labrador Retriever Club Championship Show Results Sunday 6th October 2013 are now on Results page !

 

2013 Open Test
Two Day Open run on Barden Moor, Bolton Abbey.
On grouse
Congratulations to all winners, well done to those who made the second day. Thanks to all competitors for such a great atmosphere

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Draw 24 dog open

Result of Draw for Stake 1.  24-dog Open Qualifying Stake for AV Retrievers

To be held on the Bolton Abbey Estate on 23/24 August 2013

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Field Trial Test

Two day open…….countdown

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Eye Clinic

Time is moving fast . Our Eye Clinic is the second Thursday in August with Mr Goodyear in Chorley.

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Sheila Saunt Memorial Trophy

The following dogs were the principal winners at the recent Open Show in the competition for this award, in terms of winning the greatest number of points.

Well done to everyone.

Points at Open Show Name of exhibit

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NWLRC Eye Clinic


NWLRC Eye Clinic

The NWLRC is please to announce that we have arranged for another Eye Clinic to be held on Thursday 8th August 2013 following the high demand and success of last years clinic.

It is to be held at St. Joseph’s Parish Centre, Harpers Lane, Chorley with afternoon bookings available between 12pm and 4pm. (All appointments must be booked in advance to ensure everyone is seen).

ALSO remember that you now need to prove that the dogs identity, the breeders registration certificate alone is NOT sufficient if it does not show the Microchip reference, so pleases bring both the registration certificate and the Microchip/Tattoo Identity Certificate.

All dogs should be checked annually, and whilst optional genetic testing can be carried out, this is not a replacement for this important annual check, so please make sure your dogs are checked!

For further details and bookings to be made to Ginette Oulton on 01524 310320.

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Puppy Register

Can all members please note change of details for the clubs Puppy Register.

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NWLRC OPEN SHOW

NWLRC Open Show on Sunday 9th June 2013

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AGM 2014

Please support your AGM.

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Working Test supported by NWLRC and organised by our WT Sec

BOLTON HALL ESTATE CHARITY GUNDOG WORKING TEST IN AID OF

CANCER RESEARCH UK


 

Puppy & Novice – Saturday 22nd June 2013

Open – Sunday 23rd June 2013

Signposted from Main Street, Bolton-by-Bowland, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7

 

Entry Fee:  £10 first dog, £5 for each subsequent dog

 

Prizes:

1st Place: £30.00, Trophy, Rosette, Certificate & Bag of dog food

2nd Place: £20.00, Plaque, Rosette, Certificate & Bag of dog food

3rd Place: £10.00, Medal, Rosette, Certificate & Bag of dog food

 

AV Retriever Judges:

Puppy & Novice – Sandra Halstead, Barry Cooper, Lee Hartis, Nathan Laffy

Open – John Drury, Carole Clarke, Nicola Rudgard, Polly Dunckley

 

  AV Spaniel Judges:

Puppy & Novice – Stan Pearson, Nick Powell

Open – Adrian Slater, Colin Myers

 

Beer Tent, All Day BBQ, Raffle & Auction.

 

For entry forms please email Lisa at jaycotegundogs@aol.com or send a stamped self addressed envelope to Lisa Marson, 25 Cotswold Crescent, Walshaw Park, Bury Lancs BL8 1QJ  

8.30am Registration – 9-00am start

Please make all entry cheques payable to Cancer Research UK

NB*  Please note:  There will be a limited number of entries

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THE SHEILA SAUNT MEMORIAL TROPHY 2013 LIMIT SHOW RESULTS

 

 

Following the Club’s recent Limit Show, several dogs have managed to amass an excellent number of points.

 

The current leader is Kay Cook’s Exelby Rennie Mackintosh, who is not going to be easy to catch, on 25 points. However, the more classes you enter at N.W.L.R.C. Shows, the better your chances of winning.

 

Congratulations to Kay, who actually has 3 of her own dogs in the “Top Ten”, and a fourth that she has bred.

The current “Top Ten” dogs are listed below.

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Limit Show

 

NWLRC Limit Show on Sunday 10th February 2013

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RESULTS FOR THE SHEILA SAUNT MEMORIAL TROPHY 2012

 

Each year the Club holds a competition for members, that is to gain the most points from each of the 3 shows we hold.

Points are gained as follows:

1 point for every class you enter and are present at each show

5 points for a win
4 points for 2nd place
3 points for 3rd
2 for Reserve
1 for VHC

Clearly the more classes you enter, the more points you could score.

The competition has now been completed for 2012, and the winners are…..

Well done to Gareth Proctor’s Penkaric Masquerade

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40th Anniversary Championship Show

The NWLRC will be holding their 40th Anniversary Championship Show on the Sunday 7th October 2012 at Sutton Sports Centre, Elton Rd , St Helens WA9 5AU

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FUNDAY 22 JULY

 

We are holding our annual Funday on Sunday 22nd July at Scarisbrick Village Hall, Smithy Lane, Scarisbrick, Ormskirk, L40 8HH. Come and join us we have short master classes in Obedience, Showing, Working & Agility. Followed by “have a go competitions” and fun activities. From 12.00 noon snacks/drinks facilities. Members £3.00, Non members £5.00 Hope to see you there and bring some dry weather with you please.

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EVENING TALK IN JULY

Once again the vet’s at Rutland House veterinary hospital have kindly agreed to hold a talk for our members.  The next one “CATARACTS & CATARACT SURGERY IN THE LABRADOR” is on Tuesday 31st July at 7.30pm at:-

Rutland House Veterinary Hospital, Abbotsfield Road, St. Helens, WA9 4HU.

Admission is free to members and £2.50 to non members all are welcome.  Please contact Dawn on 07835482678 or email the Treasurer from the website if you are attending, then we have an idea as to how many will be there.

Also if you have any suggestions as to a subject you may like us to hold a talk on then please let Dawn know and we will try to organise.

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The Sheila Saunt Memorial Trophy 2012 Open Show Results

The following dogs were the principal winners at the recent Open Show in the competition for this award, in terms of winning the greatest number of points.

Well done to everyone.

Points at Open Show Name of exhibit

17 Manning’s Overmarsh Four Paws

15 Jones’ Adoraden Simon

12 Cook’s Exelby Pollyanna Pickering

12 Proctor’s Penkaric Masquerade

10 Holcroft’s Holcroft Top Gun

10 Smith’s Warrenview Walk On Water

9 Dobson’s Lakemeadow Lone Bright Star

8 Finney’s Ludalor Love Me Lots At Haddondale

8 Jones’ Adoraden Alyssa At Dundalk

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Trophies for the Open Show

Please will all those who were awarded trophies at last year’s Open Show remember to return them for the Open Show on Sunday.

YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reminder messages/emails have been sent!

Thanks.

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Cancer Research Race For Life 2012

Jenny Dobson will be taking part in the Cancer Research UK Race for Life 2012, in memory of Sheila Saunt, and all those friends, former committee members and club members of the North West Labrador Club, who have lost their lives to cancer.

Any donations, however small, are very much appreciated, and help to win the fight against cancer.

Donations can be made online at:- http://www.raceforlifesponsorme.org/jennydobsonlabs

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NWLRC EYE CLINIC 2012

 

Annual Eye Clinic

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NWLRC OPEN SHOW

 

 

The North West Labrador Retriever Club is to hold its annual Open Single Breed Show on Sunday 10th June at Scarisbrick Village Hall Smithy Lane , Scarisbrick , Ormskirk,  Lancashire L40 8HH and is kindly sponsored by James Wellbeloved.

JUDGE  MR  MIKE GADSBY ( AFTERGLOW)

Entry Fees: Members £3.50 First Entry per dog
Non-Members £4.00 First Entry per dog
£1.00 Each Subsequent Entry with the same dog
Catalogues: £2.00 pre-paid with entries; £3.00 on the day of the show
(Catalogues to be collected before 12.30 pm)
On no account will entries be accepted without the correct fees

It is intended that this Show will be held outdoors, the show ring being at the rear of the building.
Wet weather facilities are available should they be needed.

SHOW OPENS: 10.00 am

 

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“A Satisfactory End to Re-Homing”

We rehomed a 4 year old chocolate bitch recently, who came from a puppy farm.

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AGM 2012 New Date and Notice

Following the delay in holding our AGM, the following venue has been booked for 22nd May at 7:00pm for a 7.30pm start.

Greenalls Social Club

Alder Hey Road
Eccleston
St Helens
WA10 4DN
It is just off the East Lancashire Road at St Helens where it crosses the A570. This junction is known as Windle Island.
Travelling from east – Manchester turn left onto A570, if travelling from west –
Liverpool turn right onto A570 Rainford Road and then 1st right onto Bleak Hill Road.
Follow the road for approx. half a mile and turn left onto Kiln Lane (4th road on the left).
Follow the road and take 2nd right (which is on a left hand bend) onto Alder Hey road.
Greenalls club is directly after the 3rd road on the left. There is a large car park at the back.Any Items for the Notice should be sent to the secretary as soon as possible.  A Proposed rules change to clarity the Clubs Rule 7 will be on the Notice.Only business listed on the Agenda can be undertaken on the night and no business can be raised from the floor.The Notice has been sent out to all known members, as the Accoutns and Chairmans Report have already been sent out they ar enot now included agian with the Notice.

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NWLRC FT Dates Announced

The 2012 Field Trials dates have been announced – see the FT section on the website for more details

2012 NWLRC Field Trial Dates

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Kennel Club Benching

 

Important information for all dog show exhibitors about displaying exhibit/bench numbers

The Kennel Club has announced an important new requirement which will affect exhibitors competing at Crufts next month, and all other dog shows with immediate effect.

The General Committee of the Kennel Club has approved a recommendation which requires exhibitors to display the exhibit/bench number on their crate, cage or container at all times. This is particularly important when cages etc are not on benches, and at unbenched shows.

Each exhibitor is responsible for providing their own crate or cage identification and should note that the original exhibit/bench number card, as provided by the show society, must not be used for this purpose.

FAQs for identification of crates/cages 

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The Sheila Saunt Memorial Trophy 2012

Following the recent Limit Show, these are currently the leaders in this year’s annual points competition.

Well done to everyone.

Points         Name of exhibit

13             Williams’ Lynkevann Almost There

12              James’ Ladrow Gypsy Queen

12              Long’s Balcrist Secretary of State at Baldevs

12              Standleys’ Lancastria Morag

11              Proctors’ Penkaric Masquerade

10              Smith’s Warrenview Walk On Water

9                 Chapmans’ Spring Flower Lady

Still two more shows to go……..remember the more classes you enter at NWLRC shows, the better your chances of winning.

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AGM 2012

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO A TECHNICAL MATTER WITH THE DATE OF ISSUE OF THE NOTICE CALLING THE AGM IT HAS BEEN DECIDED BY THE MAJORITY OF THE GENERAL COMMITTEE TO POSTPONE THE AGM UNTIL ANOTHER TIME AND DATE.

A WRITTEN STATEMENT OF THIS WILL BE SENT OUT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO CLARIFY THE POSITION TO ALL MEMBERS.

WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED.

THE NOTICE WILL BE RESENT WITH OTTER TALES IN DUE COURSE.

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LIMIT SHOW 2012

 

REMINDER Entries for our Limit Show on 12 February close on Friday 13 January. Don’t delay send your entries to the Show Secretary NOW.

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SUBS 2012

Membership subs for 2012 are due 1st January and should be sent to the Treasurer – £10 single & £12 joint.  If you require a standing order form please contact the Treasurer.  If you already pay by standing order then please check that it is upto date for the above amounts.

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NWLRC LIMIT SHOW

 

Our Limit Show will be held on Sunday 12th February 2012 at Rixton With Glazebrook Community Hall. As this is a Limit Show only club members can enter and we do not allow dogs holding Challenge Certificates to take part. Our judge for the day is Mrs. Patricia Mott (Meaculpa Labradors). Schedules have already been sent out to paid up members. If you haven’t received one then please contact our Treasurer. For further details please contact our Show Secretary who will be only too glad to help Limit Shows are an excellent starting place for people new to showing to ‘have a go’. Entries close Friday 13th January.

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THE SHEILA SAUNT MEMORIAL TROPHY 2011

Following the Club’s recent Championship Show, our final show of the year, the results of the annual points trophy have now been worked out, and the winner established.

The winner of the Sheila Saunt Memorial Trophy this year is Jenny Dobson’s Lakemeadow Living The Dream.

The full list of the results of the top ten winners, including joint placings, is attached (click on “Read More” for the details).

Many congratulations to all those on the list.

Remember that this award is run annually, with the points accumulated from each of our 3 shows, and the more classes you enter at NWLRC shows, the better your chances of winning.

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Education and Training Seminars

Education and Training Seminars

Amnada Grieve – Specialist – Kennel Club’s Education and Training invites you to consider the following events.

There are a few spaces left on two forthcoming seminars being held at Fourways Inn, Delamere, Cheshire (application forms downloadable on the next page).

We would be very grateful if you could circulate this information to your members as they may find them interesting, so please read on for further info.
Refresher Course on Requirements of a Dog Show Judge on Sunday 20 November 2011 – The aim of the seminar is to provide an opportunity for Judges who are already approved by the Kennel Club to award CC’s and would like to ‘brush-up’ their knowledge of Show Regulations and Judging Procedures.

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Kennel Club ABS

Attention all Members of NWLRC.

The Kennel Club has issued some guidelines on the Assured Breeders Scheme (formally the Accredited Breeders Scheme) a summary is below but read on for the full text.

“The Kennel Club’s Assured Breeder Scheme (formally the Accredited Breeder Scheme) is now well established and has in excess of 7,500 members.  To encourage further uptake of that scheme, and thus ensure good breeding practice, the Kennel Club recommends that breed club Code of Ethics should include a recommendation that the club members should join the Assured Breeder Scheme.  Ideally, a clause as follows should be included:

“Members will, when breeding dogs, adopt as a minimum standard the principles, requirements and recommendations as embodied in the Kennel Club’s Assured Breeder Scheme.  It is strongly recommended that members breed should apply to join the Scheme”

We would also suggest that an article about the ABS is included in a club newsletter, or Year Book and the additional clause is included as a proposal at the club’s next AGM, for the members approval.”

This will be added to the AGM for consideration by Members next year.

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NWLRC Rescue

The North West Labrador Retriever Club operates a Labrador rescue section.

If you feel you could give a rescued Labrador a new home, do give one of the Coordinators a ring for more information or if you need Rescue to help you to re home your Labrador.

Please contact one of the Coordinators:

  • Miss N. Bilsland – 01407 831837
  • Mrs B Brougham – 01942 723847
  • Mrs M D’Arcy – 01254 264177

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NWLRC Championship Show 2011

The North West Labrador Retriever Club is pleased to announce that entries are now being taken for the Single Breed Championship Show on Sunday 9th October.

The event is being kindly sponsored by Royal Canin who are providing bags of food for all class winners.

Entries by post has now passed but you can still enter online at Fosse Data.  Get in quick!!

The Judges are:

DOGS: Mr Eric Parr (Stoneavon)
BITCHES: Mrs Lorraine Tooth (Ludalor)

Referee: Mrs Sue Hartley (Suley)

Low priced entry – check it out

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NWLRC 2013 Eye Clinic


NWLRC Eye Clinic

The NWLRC is please to announce that we have arranged for another Eye Clinic to be held in 2011 following the high demand and success of last years clinic.

It is to be held at St. Joseph’s Parish Centre, Harpers Lane, Chorley with afternoon bookings available between 12pm and 5pm on Thursday 8th August 2013.  (All appointments must be booked in advance to ensure everyone is seen).

ALSO remember that you now need to prove that the dogs identity, the breeders registration certificate alone is NOT sufficient if it does not show the Microchip reference, so pleases bring both the registration certificate and the Microchip/Tattoo Identity Certificate.

All dogs should be checked annually, and whilst optional genetic testing can be carried out, this is not a replacement for this important annual check, so please make sure your dogs are checked!

For further details and bookings to be made to Ginette Oulton on 01524 310320.

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Race for Life

Jenny Dobson, long-standing member and committee member of the NWLRC will be taking part in the 2011 Cancer Research UK Race For Life, in memory of Sheila Saunt, and of all those absent friends from the world of showing and breeding labradors, including Val, June and Janice, who have lost their lives to cancer.

 

RACED FOR LIFE…….

Done it…..ran the Race for Life and finished in about 36 minutes…..not exactly record breaking, but not bad for a first attempt.

Rain held off till after the race was run, and there was a great atmosphere.

Many thanks to everyone who donated, and helped me raise over £100 for Cancer Research.

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NWLRC Working Test Results: Open

Following on from the first Test, Sunday dawned with heavy cloud and rain with a unpromising forecast.  The land at Pinewood being used with kind permission of United Utilities and sponsored by Skinners.

Although a full card of 24, only 18 arrived to face the Judges of Heather Bradley, Jayne Coley, Alan Schofield and Mark Demaine and was run on Field Trials lines with eliminating faults standing.

Results follow..

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NWLRC Working Test Results: Puppy & Novice

The North West Labrador Retriever Club held the first day of the two days of Working Tests on Saturday 14th May 2011 at Pinewood near Clitheroe, Lancs with the kind permission of United Utilities and sponsored by Skinners.

On a mainly cold but dry day, although the clouds attempted a few light showers, and the wind caused some difficulties at times, the four Judges; Mr J Drury (A), Mrs J H Dunckley (B), Mrs M Crawford (NP) and Mrs V Stanley (NP) had the task of separating some fine young dogs over four tests completed in safari fashion. All tests were reasonably stiff with 4 zeros being recorded from 13 dogs. at the end of the day 6 dogs ended the day in the 90’s and 4 were taken through for a run off.

Results follow….

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Dog Health Group’s First Annual Report

The Kennel Club’s Dog Health Group has published its first annual report which details the continuing progress that is being made towards improving pedigree dog health.

The Dog Health Group has been tasked with ensuring that dogs are bred to enjoy healthy, happy lives. Its work includes continually updating the Kennel Club Accredited Breeder Scheme so that dogs are bred responsibly and well, and researching and monitoring the health of dogs so that the relevant tests and tools can be developed to help combat certain conditions. It also involves ensuring that dog showing and judging is a positive force for change.

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: “The Dog Health Group plays a seminal role in influencing Kennel Club policy and guiding the health projects with which it gets involved, so that it can ensure the best outcome for dogs. The Group is made up of – and works closely with – breeders, human and dog geneticists and veterinary surgeons.

“Over the last year our priorities have been to make changes to ensure that our Accredited Breeder Scheme is more robust than ever, so that puppy buyers have confidence about who to buy from and that dog shows only reward healthy dogs in the show ring. We have also continued to invest in the life-saving work and research that is being carried out at the Kennel Club’s Canine Genetics Centre at the Animal Health Trust and developed new strategies to continually improve genetic diversity.”

Copyright: Kennel Club

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Kennel Club – Changes to Code of Ethics

The Kennel Club has released a new code of ethics that all breed clubs are required to adopt without delay.  As this is a Kennel Club directive, the NWLRC does not need to call an EGM or AGM in order to agree and adopt this new code.  It is a requirement that this is adopted immediately and as such it will become a requirement of all club members to be bound by this mandate.

Note on 15 February 2011, the Kennel Club General Committee reviewed the Code Of Ethics and made the change to Clause 2 as underlined below.

This takes immediate effect on all members.

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NWLRC Working Tests

Full details of the North West Labrador Retriever Club’s two Working Tests are available under the Working Test Tab.

and is reproduced on the read more link below.

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The Dogslife Project

Dogslife…..the exciting new research looking at the health of Labrador Retriever puppies across the UK.

If you own a Kennel Club registered Labrador Retriever born after 1 January 2010, you can join Dogslife for FREE. Spend just 5-10 minutes of your time each month to complete a few questions about your puppy’s health and you will help us to find out what keeps Labrador Retrievers healthy.

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The Sheila Saunt Memorial Trophy 2010 “Top Ten”

Following the three shows held by the Club this year, and the final adding up of points, it has emerged that there are joint winners of  this trophy.

These are Noelene Dodd’s Brockburrow Breaking Dawn and Gail Dodd’s Llanstinan Welshman at Carriegame.

Many Congratulations to them both, and to all of those who made the “Top Ten”.

To see the list, click below.

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Shows & Judges 2011

I am able to list the shows and the Judges at which CC’s are on offer for 2011.

The judges are listed against the relevant sex, and where appropriate the referee.

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Sheila Saunt Memorial Trophy 2011

This is the NWLRC’s annual points challenge. Open to all members. (1 point is awarded to every exhibit for each class entered (and present), and 5 for each class winner down to 1 for VHC place).

The Limit show is where you can maximise your points by entering many classes, as the CC holders cannot enter!

Points can be won at the Open and Championship Shows later this year when it is a broader competition and hence more difficult to gain as many points, so if you want to get a head start the Limit show is the one to get stuck into!!

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NWLRC Kennel Review

The Kennel Review pages are for members only and included within their membership fee.  They can be viewed by anyone visiting the site.

The General Committee have decided that to add value to your membership of the NWLRC to allow all paid members free entries on the Kennel Review page subject to a few rules.

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NWLRC Labrador Puppies

The North West Labrador Retriever Club keeps a puppy register for all those interested in either selling a labrador puppy or buying a labrador puppy.  The details of currently available puppies can be found on the NWLRC website in the Puppy section.

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Breed Standard Changes

The Kennel Club has announced a change to the Breed Standard as reported in the October edition of the Kennel Gazette on page 63 following a meeting if the General Committee of the Kennel Club held on 1 September 2009.

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Fit for Function – Fit for Life

The NWLRC wishes to bring to your attention a notice affecting all future Championship Judges who are not yet approved by the Kennel Club.

The Kennel Club requires that the process of qualification shall include attendance at a Field Trial at Open Stake level or above or a Gundog Working Test at Open level or above for the relevant sub group they wish to be considered to award KC CC’s for the first time.

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Labrador Breed Standard

The Kennel Club revised the Breed Standard in January this year and has asked for consultation from Breed Clubs, Breed Council, Breeders and Owners.  It is now up to you, as members of the club, as owners of Labradors,  you need to consider the changes that have been drafted.
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Kennel Club Rule Changes

The Kennel Club changed the Canine Health and Welfare Regulations following the monitoring of the judging of breeds considered to affected by potentially significant health issues.  The rules affected are F(1) 16, F(1) 15 and F(1) 21n.

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REQUIREMENTS OF A DOG SHOW JUDGE

 

(PREVIOUSLY KNOWN AS  K.C. RULES & REGULATIONS)

To continue our policy of offering  members development opportunities N/W Lab is running a Requirements of a Dog Show Judge Seminar on Sunday 9th June 2008. The course leader is a Mrs. Yvonne Billow who is an Accredited Trainer for the Kennel Club.

To book your place contact myself or Mrs. P Mott contact numbers on the committee members page. 

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NWLRC Working Tests

The North West Labrador Retriever Club has arranged two Working Tests.

Full details can be found in the working test section.

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Summary of Labrador Judges for 2008

Why not make a date in your diary from our list below as we are pleased to be able to publish a list of the Judges for 2008….

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Field Trials Report for 2007

The North West Labrador Retriever Club has held three Field Trials in 2007.

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