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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]  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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Veteran Warrant Award – Donascimento Danilo from Casblaidd SDC SGWC KCWGC

Ripple – Donascimento Danilo from Casblaidd SDC SGWC KCWGC (Sire: Maddistream Indigo Jack at Casbaidd FTA SDC KCWGC SGWC / Dam: Mystical Eclipse of Donascimento KCWGC) gained her final points for her Veteran Warrant at Mid Western Gundog Society Show on 8th October 2022. Ripple had a good summer in the Veteran classes at the Open Shows and has loved every minute! The classes have been well supported and a lot of fun….

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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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Health Testing at the FCRS Championship show 2023

The following health testing sessions will be carried out at the Society Championshipshow to be held at the Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire CV8 2LZon April 2nd 2023. Eye Testing SessionBVA Eye Panellist Lorna Newman BVM&S Cert VOphthal MRCVS will be attending theshow to carry out gonioscopy (and standard eye examinations if required). The BVArecommend Flatcoated Retrievers are screened by gonioscopy examination forPectinate Ligament Dysplasia (PLA), also referred to as Goniodysgenesis (G), everythree years and in addition receive a standard eye examination annually.At the show gonioscopy will be £45, standard eye examination £45 or £80 for bothtests for the…

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Survey that the BVA have developed for owners and breeders who have used the BVA/KC Eye Scheme

I have received an email from the Kennel Club Breed Health Liaison Manager with information about a survey that the BVA have developed for owners and breeders who have used the BVA/KC Eye Scheme, to gain valuable feedback on the scheme’s performance and particular areas that need development.  This survey is open to all breeds, and obviously they would appreciate as much useful feedback as possible so please complete the survey if you have used the eye scheme:  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ML2WN2S The survey will be open for one month and will be closing on the 24th November. Many thanks Liz  Liz Branscombe DipAVN(Surgical) RVN Kennel Club…

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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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Central Test Results – 11th September 2022

Here are the results of todays tests.Central Area of FCRS held working tests today at Standlake for Special Puppy, ND/NH and Veteran.  Our Judges were Clare Gould and Paul Egginton. My thanks to them for making it a lovely day for the competitors and to my helpers without whom these tests could not run.  In the end we had a good entry.  The results were as follows Special Puppy1st Judith Hart with Halangydown Brandypoint2nd Phil Bruton with Sweet Licorice Kiba 3rd Anne Kitching with Selloana Callisto Nymph ND/NH1st Sharon Henesey with Caci’s Flirty Gertie Wrensmead2nd Steve Cudlip with Manniford in the…

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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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Back to Basics training with Phil Bruton 23rd/24th July review

A relaxed and enjoyable two day Gundog Training was held with Phil Bruton on 23/24th July. This two day training event was aimed at Novice/Open dog ability. Both days started off in a lovely relaxed social way with tea and sausage sandwiches to allow Phil to brief everyone on the objectives of the day prior to the training starting. With a mixture of abilities the training was tailored to suit everyone’s needs, with clear advice and encouragement ensuring that all participants achieved their goal. A variety of different working scenarios were practiced building the confidence of each dog and handler….

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