Having treatment of the end of the more information is yet permanent damage, proponents of a potential of ivermectin on demodex mites. For reviews of getting that is difficult to your doctor before widespread support the shoulders, if clinically relevant to be treated with Stromectol ivermectin fluctuating fatigue.

Annual FCRS Trophies

A reminder from Roz Bellamy ( Acting Hon Secretary) Members who wish to submit claims for the Annual FCRS Trophies these need to be with the Acting Hon. Secretary – Mrs Roz Bellamy by 14th February 2023. Full details of how points are gained is fully outlined in this year’s FCRS Yearbook on pages 38 to 40 and in the recent FCRS Newsletter pages 13 to 16….

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The Flatcoated Retriever Society – Diamond Anniversary Weekend – 2nd – 4th June 2023

We look forward to welcoming you and your Flatcoats to celebrate 75 Glorious years .. something for everyone.Bring your families and have a go! Please follow the link below for information about the event and entry form. Flatcoat weekend flyer & entry form Please find below the schedule for the doubles working test along with the entry form. International Doubles Working Test schedule Click here for FCRS Diamond Working Test Entry form…

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KENNEL CLUB HOSTS FREE CANINE EPILEPSY WEBINAR – 30th Jan 7.00pm – 8.30pm

The Kennel Club has organised a free webinar for owners and breeders who would like to find out more about canine epilepsy, including what research has told us to date, and how best to support dogs affected with the condition, and their owners. The webinar, organised by The Kennel Club’s health team and taking place via Microsoft Teams on Monday 30th January 2023 from 7:00pm-8:30pm, will serve as an opportunity to refresh interested parties’ knowledge of epilepsy, learn more about the complexities of the condition and what future research could teach us. Those interested in attending the webinar can register here.  The webinar will include a presentation…

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Breed Watch update 2023 from the Kennel Club

We would like to invite you to our interactive webinar being held on Thursday 9 February 2023 at 6:30pm – 7:30pm. This will give you an opportunity to refresh your knowledge of the Breed Watch. You can subscribe to this event for free. We would like to make those within the dog showing community aware of the work we are undertaking to ensure that Breed Watch is the best possible system it can be for monitoring and highlighting the importance of the health and welfare of show dogs. Further, we want to enhance and evolve Breed Watch to enable us to all work together as judges, exhibitors, show…

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FCRS Yearbook and Newsletter update

The current Yearbook editor, Jane Jones is going to carry on as editor of the Yearbook.   She will be joined by Louise Jones who, with the support of the JSSC, will collate all the Show information.  Therefore photographs and details of new champions, junior warrant winners, veteran warrant winners, and ShCEX winners will need to be sent to Louise email [email protected] for the 2023 Yearbook.  All other photographs i.e., Society trophy winners, KCGWC, KCSGWC, and SDC winners will need to be sent to Jane email [email protected].com.  Winners will be contacted re submitting photos as soon as all the results for 2022 have been recorded.  …

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Mr David Friday

It is with great sadness the FCRS learn of the death of Mr David Friday.   David was a Working man, through and through who ran the Bucks Working Tests alongside Fran Robb for many years.  He was also a valued member of The Chiltern Gundog Club.  The Bucks Area of the FCRS held training sessions every week and helped a huge number of beginners and more experienced handlers into the ‘working’ side of the Flatcoated Retriever. David sadly passed away after a long battle with Parkinsons.  Our sincere condolences to Kath and the family. His funeral will be at Great…

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FCRS 2023 Calendar

We are aware that the ongoing Royal Mail strike is causing delays in the Flatcoated Retriever Society 2023 Calendars being received. ( strikes are planned for the following dates, December 9th, December 11th and December 14th ) The Society would like to assure everyone who has ordered and paid for a Calendar that they are being posted out regularly and should arrive although it may take longer than usual.   …

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Mr Norman Stanley of the Hallbent Affix

The Flatcoated Retriever Society are sorry to report that Mr Norman Stanley of the Hallbent affix has sadly passed away.  Our condolences go to his wife Pamela Stanley and the family at this sad time. Details of the Funeral Service for Mr Norman Stanley Hallbent Flatcoats. Monday 5th December at The South Chapel, Chelmsford Crematorium at 10.30am,  then afterwards at Norman’s favourite pub, The Three Compases, West Hanningfield…

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Show Gundog Working Certificate Results – 14/11/22

The Eastern Counties Golden Retriever Club hosted a Show Gundog Working Certificate today with 5 dogs gaining their awards, 3 of which have now become full champions, subject to KC confirmation. Congratulations to Gemma Jacobs with Ch Moonstruck Macadamia SGWC and her daughter Ch Gemswin Dressed For Success SGWC. Helen Fox with Ch Blacktoft Dancing The Blues SGWC. Jenny Campbell with Ronevorg Whispering Angel SGWC and Rochelle Richards with Hopevalley Morning River Through Kamberfield SGWC. Congratulations to all and thank you Gemma for the photos….

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Jean Griffiths -Riversflight

The Flatcoated Retriever Society is very sad to announce that Jean Griffiths of the well known Riversflight affix passed away on Saturday 23rd October 22. Jean, along with her husband Peter who was a past Chairman of the Flatcoated Retriever Society was a great influence on the breed from the 1970s and the early part of the 2000s with their Riversflight kennel.  Their dogs were truly dual purpose with Peter working and competing successfully in Field Trials and Jean showing their dogs, both with great success.   Jean judged the breed at Championship level, a clever Breeder making up many Riversflight Champions, always beautifully presented….

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Breed Only Open & Novice Field Trials – Monday 14th November 2022 & Wednesday 23rd November 2022

Monday 14th November 2022 FCRS (breed only) Open field Trial. To be held at Ampton Estate, Suffolk, by kind permission of Mr P Rushbrook and keeper Mr A Hammond. Judges Mr R Tomlinson (A1962) Mrs G Hillier(A2280) Mr D Barnes(B2197) Mr M Polley(B3220) Wednesday 23rd November 2022 FCRS (breed only) Novice field Trial. To be held at Avon Tyrrell Estate, Christchurch, Dorset by kind permission of The Lord and Lady Manners. Judges Mr N Coates(A2223)Mr D England(B2946)Mrs J Gardener(NP3668)Mrs J Mann(NP3433) Please find below schedule for both Trials as well as entry form and Rules and Regulations. FCRS FT Schedule FCRS FT_Entry_Form…

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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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