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News and Articles


Introduction to Field Trials Training Day

The FCRS held the first “Introduction to Field Trials” in Somerset by kind permission of Dr Tim Woodgate-Jones on 13th June. I hope all who attended have a little more insight into how a walked up trial and a driven trial operate. It was very hot for the dogs, they mostly coped with the heat with the walk up in the morning and drive after a break for lunch. Thank you to Ft Sub members Steve Ashby and Sheila Neary for acting as judges and trainers and of course our guns(dummy throwers) and trainee stewards to compliment the day. See…

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Flatcoated Retriever Society Open show 12th June 2021

The FCRS Show Sub-Committee would like to thank all exhibitors and spectators for making this a day to remember; working with us to enable the Open Show to go ahead in the safest way possible. We hope to see you all again on the 22nd August 2021 for the FCRS CH Show. Well done to everyone and remember we always take the best dog home. The final results are summarised below : BIS & BB Walker’s Lizzlog Brewing Bettie JW RBIS & RBB Goldberg & Keight’s Laurvic Out of Eiden BOS Millbank’s Kvicksans Eye of the Storm of Larksdown BPIS &…

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Best In Show

FCRS (Southern Area) and Southern Golden Retriever Society’s Joint Working Test June 6th 2021

Sarah Young sends the following report. Here are the results of the FCRS (Southern area) and the Southern Golden Retriever Society’s joint working test. We had a lovely day, in good company as always, at this joint Flatcoat/Golden working test. Thank you to all those who came and put their training to the test. Special Puppy was won by Jane Manley with Lenyam Kite FCR. Anne Strachan with Hanans Golden Girl GR was second, Keith Manley with Lenyam Enzo FCR, third, and Viv Gatter with Larksease Black Bryony FCR, fourth. Lisa Clements with Metalbridge Gadbourn GR was awarded first in…

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Update to Nominations for 2021 AGM

The Acting Chairman, Jane Jones, has been informed today by Mr Richard McHowat that he has withdrawn his nomination for the position of Honorary Treasurer at the 2021 AGM. The AGM papers have however already been prepared and are in the process of being circulated so we are unable to remove this nomination from the papers. It will no longer be necessary for Members to vote on the position of Treasurer. 5th June 2021…

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Area Representative Vacancy for Shropshire

  After many years in the role of area representative for Shropshire, Sylvia West will now be stepping down. The Society wishes to thank Sylvia sincerely for her commitment over the years to the breed in undertaking this role. If you feel that you have the knowledge to give information and advice concerning Flatcoated Retrievers and would like to be considered for this role, please contact:   Jenny Bird. Hon. Sec Tel :01162 793203 or email: [email protected] Further information regarding the role can be read here, alternatively please contact Shirley Oxford to discuss the role further: Tel 02392 264703 or email: [email protected] Shirley Oxford   Area Representative…

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Donation to Hounds for Heroes from 2021 Calendar Sales

    A donation of £934.50, raised through sales of the Society calendar, was made to the charity Hounds for Heroes. The Society has recently received a thank you letter from Allen Parton on behalf of the charity. You can read more about how the donation will be used here. Thank you to all who purchased a calendar and those involved in its production and sale.  …

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Hounds For Heroes Founder, Allen Patron, his wife and 3 of their dogs visited RAF Odiham to talk to RAF Odiham personnel about Hounds For Heroes.Allen also went to visit 18 Squadron and get photographs on the ramp of a Chinook and on the pan in front of a Chinook, with the dogs that he brought with him.Image Credit: SAC Pippa FowlesFor further information please contact: SAC Pippa Fowles, Ground Photographic Section, RAF Odiham, Odiham, RG29 1QTTel: 01256 367289 / 01256 367946MoD Consent Form (2012DIN05-006 Annex A) held by SAC Philippa Fowles, RAF Odiham, Odiham

Update from short Zoom meeting 29th April 2021

  Helen Ford was co opted as the new Field Trial Secretary, and both she and new committee member (2020 AGM) Lauren Broome were welcomed on to the General  Committee.   There were forty three returned ballot papers for the 2020 AGM and these were counted. There was a massive majority who voted to adopt the 2019 accounts and the two propositions. The business of the 2020 AGM is now concluded.   Helen Ford put forward the names of the people she wished to invite on to the Field Trial Committee, and after a full discussion, they were all ratified…

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Health Webinars 2021

There will be two live webinars, with an opportunity for Q & As after each.

Immune mediated disease: How our immune system works and what happens when things go wrong? By Emma Rogers-Smith BSc(Hons) BA VetMB MRCVS ECVIM-CA Resident in Internal Medicine, Davies Veterinary Specialists…

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Results FCRS South West Area Working Test April 25th 2021

Sara Thurgood, FCRS South West Area Organiser’s report and results: Firstly thank you all for supporting our Working test today,  It certainly looked as if both handlers and dogs all had a lovely day. Many thanks to our Judges: Mary-Jane Opie, Helen Ford, Beth Payne and Zoe Townsend for setting such great tests and being so encouraging!  The Judges really enjoyed seeing so many promising dogs working today. Thanks also to all my helpers, both Stewards, Car parking attendant and dummy throwers – days like today only work with lots of willing helpers Also I would like to thank the…

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Results of the FCRS South West Working Test April 25th 2021

Sara Thurgood, FCRS South West Area Organiser’s report and results: Firstly thank you all for supporting our Working test today,  It certainly looked as if both handlers and dogs all had a lovely day. Many thanks to our Judges: Mary-Jane Opie, Helen Ford, Beth Payne and Zoe Townsend for setting such great tests and being so encouraging!  The Judges really enjoyed seeing so many promising dogs working today. Thanks also to all my helpers, both Stewards, Car parking attendant and dummy throwers – days like today only work with lots of willing helpers Also I would like to thank the…

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General Committee Update April 2021

General Committee Meeting 10th April 2021 The papers required to carry out the business of the 2020 AGM have been sent out to all members and postal votes are now being received. They will be counted at a short Zoom meeting attended by the General Committee on 29th April 2021. As the people standing for Committee 2020 were unopposed all nominations were successful and the following were elected;  Hon Show Secretary Louise Jones, Committee members Roz Bellamy, Brian Broadbent, Liz Branscombe and Lauren Broome. Helen Ford was co opted on to the Committee to fill the vacant Field Trial Secretary…

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FCRS 176th Field Trial Meeting 24th October 2019

The Flatcoated Retriever Society held its 176th Field Trial Meeting – an Open Stake for up to 16 flatcoated retrievers – on Thursday, 24th October 2019, at Bretby Shoot, Burton-upon-Trent, Derbyshire by kind permission of the keeper, Mr Matt Smith. Very grateful thanks to our judges Mr Dave Brown (A3357), Mrs Sarah Comber-Smith (A25), Mr Steve Cullis (B2759) and Mr John Yarwood (B3484) for giving up their time. Thank you also to the team of guns who ensured a plentiful supply of game: David Bellamy, Geoff Derrick, Simon McKay, John Troop, David Savory, Gary Shelbourne and Vinny Wilkinson. Chief Steward…

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Update on the resumption of shows 2021

From the Show Secretary Louise Jones: The good news is that the Kennel Club have allowed us to have the licence for the Championship Show 22nd August 2021 and subject to the Government announcements and resumption of events the show committee is planning for the Society shows to go ahead. ·            FCRS Breed Championship Show 22nd August 2021 §  Bitches                Sue Crocker §  Dogs                    Rosemary Talbot §  Referee & JH      Roz Bellamy Please watch the FCRS website and Facebook for the updates….

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Shooting Dog Certificate 2021

Date for your diary (book your days off work or from picking up!): SDC We have a date booked for a Shooting Dog Certificate at Avon Tyrrell, Dorset on Saturday 11th December 2021 If you are interested in entering your dog for the Shooting Dog Certificate please contact the FT Sec and complete and post the SDC form which can be viewed here. Further information and guidance regarding the Shooting Dog Certificate can be found here: https://wordpress-1004805-4123449.cloudwaysapps.com/images/2018/working/sdc2018.pdf  Helen Ford FT Sec…

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General Committee Update February 2021

At the General Committee meeting held on 27th February 2021 the following topics were discussed: Code of Conduct A small working group of Committee members have been developing a Code of Conduct for members which has been written with reference to the Kennel Club’s Code of Conduct. It is close to being completed and when finalised will be posted on this web site. WorkingFlatcoats.Org David Savory who is standing down from the position of Field Trial Secretary has advised the General Committee that he will be taking the workingflatcoats.org web site (currently part of the Society) with him. David has…

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2021 AGM

  The following people are standing for Officer and Committee positions at the 2021 AGM. Chairman:        Mrs Jane Jones             Proposed Mrs Val Jones                                                                Seconded Mr Bob Allen Vice Chairman: Mrs Jan Egginton          Proposed Mrs Caroline Hewison                                            …

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General Committee Update January 2021

The following topics were discussed at the General Committee Zoom meeting held on Sunday 24th January 2021. The discussion document had been revised by the Field Trial Sub Committee, as agreed at the previous meeting, and was presented to the General Committee for their consideration. The Committee agreed, in accordance with current Kennel Club guidance, that the revised document should be circulated to the membership for their comments with the 2021 AGM papers. Addendum to this: The Field Trial Secretary has since notified the General Committee that the Field Trial Sub Committee had made the decision to withdraw the document….

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The Kennel Club/British Veterinary Association Canine Health Schemes update regarding the current national lockdown

The following update from the Kennel Club Health Team has been sent to Breed Health Coordinators today (08/01/2021) The Kennel Club and the British Veterinary Association (BVA) would like to provide an update to all breeders currently awaiting results from hip or elbow screening and to provide reassurance of the measures being taken to ensure those waiting for results receive them at the earliest possible opportunity.  Furthermore we wish to issue guidance relating to use of the Kennel Club/British Veterinary Association Canine Health Schemes (CHS) during the current national lockdown.  Customers waiting for results for dogs screened pre-January 2021 As…

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Training and Behaviour Advice

The Society would like to offer all owners of Flatcoated Retrievers advice and support if you feel you need some help in training your Flatcoat. We will endeavour to give you advice and where possible put you in touch with trainers who are experienced in training Flatcoated Retrievers in various disciplines.  We have the working pages of this website for those interested in training their dogs for gundog work and Area Representatives will endeavour to help you find suitable training if you are interested in obedience, showing, agility and other activities. We are also available to help with any behaviour…

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General Committee Update December 2020

Committee Update The first meeting of the General Committee since 15th February took place on 15th November by Zoom, this was followed by another meeting on 6th December Due to the length of time that had elapsed between meetings there was much to discuss. Therefore the Committee agreed to hold meetings at approximately monthly intervals for the time being. 1    There was a discussion around protocols within the Committee to ensure that we are more focused and more efficient at dealing with matters that impact on members. Discussion evolved around;  – role and responsibilities of the chairman, sub committee…

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RNLI Donation

Jenny Bird the Secretary of the FCRS received a lovely ‘thank you’ letter from Dunbar RNLI and we would like to share this with our members. This was received in respect of the Society’s donation on behalf of our members, in appreciation of the amazing work that the RNLI do but in particular the rescue they successfully made for Fergus the Flatcoat when he was in trouble. View the letter here img20201214_13332616_RNLI.pdf…

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FCRS General Committee News

Some members may be aware that Phil Goodman has resigned as Chairman of our General Committee and that Jane Jones has taken over as Acting Chairman until an AGM can be held. Victoria Goldberg, who would have stood down as Honorary Show Secretary at the cancelled 2020 AGM has also decided to step down. Louise Jones, who was standing for the position of Show Secretary, and who has been working closely with Victoria over the past nine months has taken over the role. Louise has been co opted onto the General Committee. The General Committee acknowledge that there have been…

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