News 2013


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
The Results of the Bolton Abbey 24 dog 2-day Open Qualifier

1st John W Halsted with Emmanygan Ramble

2nd Mrs Sandra Halstead with Drakeshead Vodka

3rd Bill Steel (Jnr) with Broadlaw Rikki

4th Vickie Prichard’ with her Golden Retriever Vamp Parsley Potage

Also winner of the Maureen Wilkinson Memorial Trophy for Best Looking Dog in the Awards

COM and Guns’ Choice, Mike Tallamy with Garrethall Quinn

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


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:

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

The draw for Stake 1, 24-dog Open Qualifying Stake for AV Retrievers at Bolton Abbey was made on Friday 26 July 2013 at the home of the Hon FT Secretary. It was witnessed by: Mrs Marilyn Smith, Mr Dennis Smith, Mrs Christine Thompson, Mr John Thompson, Mrs Jill Cummings, Mr Robert Cummings, Mr Stewart Henderson, Miss Marie Murphy, Mr Geoff Connolly, Mrs Nancy Fletcher, Mr John Barrow.


1  Phil Highfield

2  Peter Bates

3  E Munro-Ferguson

4  Joan Pavelyn

5 Vivien Byron

6  Ronie Laughton

7  Lee Hartis

8  Duchess of Devonshire

9 Laura Hill

10 W G Steel

11  Nicola Reynolds

12  Stewart North

13Robert Atkinson

14 Sandra Halstead

15  Linda Partridge

16  Frank McAdams

17Ms C Finlan

18Sinead MacMillan

19 Mrs J Dunckley

20  P Owens

21Jennie Dimmock

22John Halstead Snr

23  Vickie Prichard

24  Lady Carter


25 Mike Tallamy

26  Wayne Mitchell

27Peter Orwin

28 Chris Dinsdale

29 Derek Capel

30  Annette Clarke

31 Tom Lowe

32 Tess Lawrence

33 Nicola Rudgard

34  Chris Rose

35  W L Steel

36 Kirsty Cousins

37 Lynn Mitchell

38  Mrs J Tydeman

39 John Yarwood

40 Mike Nelson

41 Sean McGrath

42  Gordon Hodgson

43 Lisa Marson

44 Judith White

45 Robert Fisher

46  Jane Coley

47 Daren Cooper

48 Stewart Henderson

49  Carol Clarke

50  David Latham

51Mr S Smith

52 Mark Demaine

53 Steve Polley

54  Steve Richardson

55  Philippa

56 S Kitson/P Barratt

57 John Day

58  M T Newsam

59  Simon Hagain

60 Graham Slater

61 Alan Fryer

62  Mrs V Stanley

63  Sara Gadd

64 Alan Schofield (1)

65 Alan Schofield (2)

66  Ronnie Laughton (2)

67  Mrs J Dunckley (2)

68 Stephanie Latham


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)


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


Post Code for meeting place: BD23 6AP Secretary’s mobile phone: 07985944501


The headquarters hotel is the Craven Heifer Inn, Grassington Road, Skipton BD23 3LA.

Tel: 01756 792521. Email


Please note that the judging team has been changed. Martin Eayres withdrew because of health problems and Richard Beckerleg (A2812) has stepped in to take his place.

Craven Heifer : Approaching Skipton from the west on the A59 at roundabout take 2nd exit onto A65. At the next roundabout take first exit onto Grassington Road. Craven Heifer is about 0.4 miles on left.

Meeting Place : The trial will start from Post Code BD23 6AP. From the Craven Heifer return to the roundabout (0.4 miles), Take first exit onto A65 (1.9 miles) at the next roundabout take the first exit onto A59 (3.9 miles). At roundabout take first exit onto B6160 after 3.3

Field Trial Test

Two day open…….countdown
Time is fast running out if you want to apply for a run at our Two Day Open at this great venue. Only two weeks left. Schedules and entry forms can be downloaded. Any problems give Marilyn, our Field Trial Secretary a shout or me Maureen (chairman)
Hope to see you soon

Eye Clinic

Time is moving fast . Our Eye Clinic is the second Thursday in August with Mr Ggodyear in Chorley. Places are booking up fast. If you need your dogs eyes tested this year please ring Ginette a.s.a.p. for an appointment .
Remember your dog needs identification. So bring your documents. Ginettes number 01524 310320

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.

Name of exhibit Points at Open Show
1 Cooke’s exelby rennie mackintosh 30pts
2 Oxley’s crankross jack brown 26pts
3 Cooke’s exelby terra rosa 21pts
4 Jones’s lembas jar of hearts 21pts
5 Lewis’s crammondkirk all the gossip 18pts
6 Proctor’s penkaric masquerade 16pts
7 Cooke’s exelby eleese 14pts
8 Ireson’s crankross courtier at tarnfell 14pts
9 Balshaw Rawlinson’s shanorrel splendour at halshimoor 12pts
10 Long’s balcrist rogue state at baldeves 12pts

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.Please contact Ginette Oulton to book your Appointment Tel : 01524 310320


NWLRC Open Show on Sunday 9th June 2013

The North West Labrador Retriever Club is to hold its annual Open Single Breed Show on Sunday9th June 2013 at Scarisbrick Village Hall Smithy Lane , Scarisbrick , Ormskirk, Lancashire L40 8HH and is kindly sponsored by James Wellbeloved.

JUDGE MRS Amanda Deane ( Tanronen)

Puppy Register

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

Any member wishing to place pups on the clubs register should please note the new contact person is Maureen D’Arcy. She can be contacted through the club chairmans e mail address or on 01254 264177.
We apologise for any inconvenience whilst work is being done on a new web site.

AGM 2014

Please support your AGM.

7pm for 7-30pm 8th  April 2014
St. Josephs Parish Center,Harpers Lane, Chorley. PR6 0HN
We will be there at 11-30 if you would like to join us for coffee

Working Test supported by NWLRC and organised by our WT Sec



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


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 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

Our Field Trial Sec is organising this event. She has the support of the club and many of its members will be helping her. I hope you will give it your support.
entry forms will be posted here soon.


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.

The Top Ten in the 2013 Sheila Saunt Member’s Competition are as follows:-

1. Cook's Exelby Rennie Mackintosh 25 points
2. Jones' Lembas Jar Of Hearts  18 points
3. Oxley's Crankross Jack Brown  14 points
4. Cook's Exelby Eleese  13 points
5. Ireson's Crankross Courtier At Tarnfell  12 points
6. McMillan's Exelby Task Force  11 points
7. Cook's Exelby Terra Rosa  10 points
8. Procter's Penkaric Masquerade  9 points
9. Standley's Lancastria Morag 8 points
10(J) Armitage's Churnetview Pixie Lott At Drouhai  7 points

Limit Show

NWLRC Limit Show on Sunday 10th February 2013

We will be holding our annual Limit Show on Sunday 10th February 2013 at Scarisbrick Village Hall ,Smithy Lane , Scarisbricke , L40 8HH Open to Members only . Dogs who have won a CC are not eligible to compete at this show . If you require a Schedule please Contact: Hon Show Secretary Ginette Oulton Tel :01524 310320