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Live Game Training Subsidy 2022

The General Committee have agreed that the subsidy available for members to claim towards the cost of live game training days should be increased from £40 to £50 per day this year. This can be claimed up to twice in one year by members towards any live game training on production of a receipt. A claim form can be obtained from the Treasurer Heather Harley, email [email protected] This initiative was introduced to encourage members to train their Flatcoats on live game,  in order to progress to trialling their dogs. Anyone wishing to undertake live game training and who would like more…

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Briefing Statement from The Flatcoated Retriever Society

WORKING MINORITY RETRIEVER CLUB Background 1.​ In November 2020 the General Committee received a letter from four members about the Working Minority Retriever Club’s (WMRC) inclusion of Flatcoats on its website.  They were concerned that if the Flatcoated Retriever was regarded as a minority breed, it could put its Open Trial status in jeopardy, and wanted the General Committee to write and request that Flatcoats be removed from their website. 2.​ The then Field Trial Secretary wrote to the Kennel Club for clarification regarding our Open Status and the use of the words ‘minor’ and ‘minority’ and according to the Kennel Club’s response,…

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Statement from The Flatcoated Retriever Society

We have recently been made aware that the financial probity of the General Committee has been brought into question on social media.  Two areas have been commented on the content of which is both misleading and inaccurate. The first subject raised is that in April 2019 the General Committee made a donation of £30,000 to the Animal Health Trust just before it went into liquidation. This is incorrect.  A donation of £9250 was made to the Animal Health Trust in April 2019 for the Histiocytic Sarcoma Research project, and this was jointly funded by the Brenda Phillips Memorial Health Fund, the Shirley Radburn legacy…

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Update on Meeting of the 27th June 2022

The FCRS held a Zoom meeting with representatives from both the General Committee and the Field Trial sub on Monday 27th June 22. This was a positive and constructive meeting, where member’s concerns regarding the working Flatcoat were discussed, common ground was established and a way forward agreed. However it was felt further information needed to be sought, after which another meeting will be held. A further update will follow as soon as practicable after this meeting is held. Best wishes Roz Hon. Secretary FCRS…

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Update following The General Committee meeting of 16th June 2022

Mrs Helen Ford resigned from the position of Field Trial Secretary on 14th June and, although requested to re-consider her decision, has declined to do so.  The General Committee would like to thank her for her hard work and commitment over the past year. Mr Steve Ashby resigned from the General Committee on 17th June and the General Committee would like to thank him also.   There is now a vacancy for the position of Field Trial Secretary and General Committee member.  There has recently been a significant number of posts on Social Media which have been unhelpful and damaging to the Society.  The Society’s Code…

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Breed Appreciation Day (BAD)/Breed specific Seminar – 30th October 2022

The Breed Appreciation Day (BAD)/Breed specific Seminar is open to all who wish to gain a better understanding of the Flatcoated Retriever. The BAD is a mandatory requirement for all judges wishing to progress from Level 1 to Level 2 on the Judges Competency Framework (JCF). The Kennel Club has stated that from 2020, all judges will need to be registered on at least JCF Level 1 in order to undertake any judging appointment. The day will begin with an introduction to the Flatcoated Retriever and a presentation of the Kennel Club Breed Standard and the FCRS extended breed standard. Please find link…

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FCRS Calendar 2023, photos needed please.

Have you taken some great photos of your Flatcoats, work, play, being shown or just laying on the sofa? Would you like to see them featured in our next Society Calendar? then please send them to us. The arrangements for the production of the Society’s Calendar have changed. The 2023 Calendar will be produced by Kelly Holland and the requirements for the best results are: Each image needs to be a minimum of 2.0mb, but the bigger the better. In colour, and the subject needs to be in focus. We also need your name and e-mail address. The dog’s or…

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Update; General Committee Meetings 11th April and 2nd May 2022

1. The General Committee co-opted Roz Bellamy as the Hon Secretary and Sarah Young as the Working Test Secretary. 2. The 2023 Society calendar will be produced by Kelly Holland, further details will be posted on the web site shortly 3. The two chosen charities to benefit from the profits of the calendars for 2022 are; The Ark Animal Rescue, Ashbourne and The Highland Hedgehog Rescue, Brora 4. The Committee voted to make a donation of £1,000 to the Kennel Club Charitable Trust towards their Ukrainian Dog’s Appeal. Our members have donated £555 from a collection at Crufts and the…

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Vacant Committee Positions

The Hon Secretary and Hon Working Test Secretary Officer vacancies on the General Committee have now been filled and the following two people have been co opted on to the Committee. Roz Bellamy is the new Hon Secretary and Sarah Young is the new Hon Working Test Secretary. Their contact details can be found in the relevant sections of the web site….

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Trophy Winners 2021

The following trophies were awarded at the AGM on 27th March 2022. Congratulations to all. Becky Trophy Miss S Stevenson’s – Sh Ch Plainfires The Captain of My Heart Is Steelriver (IMP CHE) ShCEx Riverside Cup Mrs H Ford’s – Percuil Dasher Hallbent Trophy Miss S Stevenson’s – Blacktoft Caress of Steelriver JW Drum Goblet Mrs S May’s – Ronevorg Dark Angel of Lussac JW Pewcroft Trophy Mrs H Ford’s – Percuil Dasher Kysheemy Obedience Trophy Mrs J Haines’ – Tenacious Tally. Handler Mrs P Hewett Society Agility Trophy 1st. Mrs H Carter’s – Llantrussa Rosalind (316 points) 2nd. Mrs….

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Collection box for Ukraine Appeal at Society Shop Stand at Crufts, Sunday 13th March

Update: The Flatcoated Retriever Society joined other Breed Clubs at Crufts in collecting for all these poor dog owners staying in Ukraine with their dogs. Thank you to Sarah Egginton for the suggestion and supplying the beautiful collection box that she and her partner Jack designed and made especially. Thank you so very much to all those that donated, and thank you to the Kennel Club Charitable Trust and FCI for organising, allowing the money to go where it is needed most. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Flatcoated Retriever Society wish to notify everyone that we will have a collection box on the…

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FCRS CH Show 03/04/2022

Closing Date reminder Postal entries close: Monday, 7th March 2022 (Postmark) On-line entries can be made up until midnight on Sunday, 13th March 2022 at https://www.fossedata.co.uk/shows/Flatcoated-Retriever-Society-April-2022.aspx Link to Schedule: https://www.flatcoated-retriever-society.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/FCRS_APR_22_Schedule-PROOF1-2.pdf Other Information: Patella Testing will also be available please contact Liz Branscome for further details. Tel: 01525 405884 or email: [email protected] Have a go Handling –  Free for those just starting, who want to have some practice either with your own dog, or using someone elses, coached by an experienced handler Lauren Broome. Extra classes for Brace and Progeny. Awesome prizes for the Junior handlers Looking forward to seeing everyone ….

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Rescue, Rehoming and Welfare Scheme

‘The General Committee have co-opted Jan Egginton to take on the position of Coordinator of the Society’s Rescue, Rehoming and Welfare Scheme. This is effective immediately however Inger Alexandersson, chairperson of the Scheme, will continue to cover the role temporarily until a handover is effected. The vacant Area Representative positions have also been filled by the following people; Scotland Senga Thorpe, Central England Helen Smith, and North Wales Jan Egginton. Alayne Wells, the current representative for Southern Ireland will also cover Northern Ireland temporarily. All contact details can be found in the Rescue section of the Society web site’….

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FCRS Rescue, Rehoming and Welfare Scheme

With effect from 6th February 2022 Jenny Morgan is standing down from the position of National Coordinator of the FCRS Rescue, Rehoming and Welfare Scheme, and as Area Representative for North Wales. The position will be covered temporarily by the Chairperson of the Sub Committee Inger Alexanderson, tel: 02084606055, mobile: 07944 772930, email: [email protected]  All other Area Representatives remain the same….

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FCRS Championship Show  03/04/2022

Entries are now open with the inclusion this year of the Champion, Brace and Progeny Classes. Judges : Dogs Miss Sandra Stevenson (Steelriver) Bitches : Mrs Viv Bowen (Clandrift) Referee, junior Handling, brace and Progeny classes; Mrs Pam Lynott (Avening)  We are now accepting both Online and paper entries. Please go to the event link below to download your schedule and entry form if using paper entries or contact Louise Jones the show secretary to request a schedule to be sent to you by post. Closing date for entries Postal Entries Monday 7th March 2022(postmark) On-line Entries 13th March 2022 – please go to www.fossedata.co.uk Looking…

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FCRS Annual General Meeting 2022 – Officer and Committee Positions

FCRS Annual General Meeting 2022Sunday 27th March 2022 at Grounds Farm, Wishaw B76 9PQ at 11.00 a.m. Anyone can stand for a position on the FCRS committee when they have been a member of the Society for 3 years. OFFICER POSITIONS The Hon. Secretary, Mrs Jenny Bird , is not standing for re-election. The Working Test Secretary, Mr Graham Clelland, is not standing for re-election. All Officers are re-elected annually at the AGM. For any member wishing to stand for an Officer position the following should be sent to the Hon. Secretary by 31st January 2022.A letter of proposal of…

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Yearbook and Newsletter Editor Positions

Jane Jones and Sarah Egginton are stepping down from their role of the Yearbook and Newsletter Editor respectively. Compiling these two Society publications is both varied and interesting and involves collating information provided by the sub committees on the activities carried out by our members during the year, and also sourcing articles of interest. If any member is interested in taking on either of these positions and would like further information please contact Jane on 01530 834318, email [email protected] or Sarah on 07920554677, email [email protected] by 31st January 2022….

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Flatcoated Retriever Society 2022 Calendar

The Flatcoated Retriever Society 2022 Calendar is now available to purchase. All profits from the sale of the calendar will go to Alabama Rot Research Fund and Alzheimer’s Research UK.We hope you will support these two worthwhile Charities generously. Available to order from: Mrs Roz Bellamy Kennel Wood Bungalow, Rufford Park,Nr. Newark Nottinghamshire NG22 9HA e-mail: [email protected] Just £10.00 each for delivery in the UK or €15.00 each in Europe. For delivery elsewhere in the world, or for orders of 5 or more calendars, please contact Roz Bellamy for a price….

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