Berkshire Downs and Chilterns Golden Retriever Club

 

 

 





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17-Aug-2016

Schedules for our Championship Show on 6th November, are now available on the Fosse Data web page.

Postal entries close 1st October, 2016, on line entries 15th October.

We draw your attention to the Special Veteran Classes 9 years old and over Dog Class 1, Bitch Class 15, first classes of the day. ENRTY IS FREE for these two classes. Please support them.

Also, during the lunch break, Class 29, the Anne Woodcock Memorial Champion Stakes (for any Golden Retriever having gained the title Champion, Show Champion, or Field Trial Champion), will be judges by Freda Garget. The prize money has been donated by Rachel Jenkinson. Both of these ladies had long friendships with Anne.

Freda told us:

"I would like to thank the Berkshire Downs & Chilterns Golden Retriever club for honouring me with their request to Judge their first Anne Woodcock Memorial Champion Stakes, sponsored by Rachel Jenkinson. This will be a fitting highlight for what turned out to be a very sad year for us.


"Golden Retrievers were the love of  Anne's life, and her contribution to them has left a lasting legacy for all of us. This stakes class is a great way of remembering Anne and the important role she played in the Breed.


"She will never be forgotten."




09-Aug-2016
Repeat posting
BD&CGRC are holding an AV Retriever Novice Stake, on 15th October, 2016, at Checkley Wood, Nr, Nantwich, Cheshire. By kind permission of Messrs. I & N Beavis.
Click on the Links below for:
Entries close Saturday, 1st October, 2016.
The draw will take place on Sunday 2nd October, 2016.
All detail on the Schedule and Entry Form




29-Jul-2016
It is with sadness and regret that we hear today of the passing of Peter Cullen on Thursday, 28th July.
Peter was a Founder Member and Vice President of the Club, Committee member since day one, Working Test Secretary and Club Secretary for many years.
We offer our sincere condolences to his family and friends.
Funeral will be held at 11:30am, Friday 12th August, at Oxford Crematorium, Bayswater Road, Headington, Oxford, OX3 9RZ

Our Prseident, Roy Maynard, sent this: 

I first met Peter and his wife Joan in 1972 when he acquired his first two Golden’s, Timothy Furan, and Lacons Charioteer. He then gained the Culray affix and showed them with much success. As well as their two Golden’s, he also had a pet monkey that lived in a cage in their lounge!

In 1974 he acquired Camrose Dandy Tarquin of Culray and Lindys Titania of Culray, followed by Lindys Golden Penny of Culray in 1975. All were Championship show winners and produced winning offspring.

He was a founder  committee member of the club and held a variety of positions including organising club events, Working Test Secretary and Club Secretary.  

He was a grand dog man and a loyal, committed, committee member especially  in the early days of building the club.




19-Jul-2016

BD&CGRC are holding a Breed Specific Seminar, organised in accordance with Kennel Club Code of Best Practice, for aspiring B & A List judges.

On 10th September at Chieveley Village Hall (M4 J13) from 9am prompt.

Prospective Candidates for Assessment can either download an application form by clicking on the link below, or by post from Jenny Bridges (see below), to whom applications must be returned (by post), enclosing a cheque for £30 (non-members) or £25 (members). If you wish to attend the lecture session only, cost will be £20 (non-members) and £15 (members). Envelope must be clearly labelled at top left hand corner “BDCGRC SEMINAR”.

Places for assessment are strictly limited to 15. Cheques will be returned to unsuccessful applicants.

Price includes refreshments and light lunch.

Postal forms from Mrs J Bridges, Townsend House, Ullingswick, Herefordshire, HR1 3JQ. Telephone  01432 820312 (after 5th June,2016). 


Links:

Application Form for Seminar/Lecture

Chieveley Village Hall - http://www.mychieveley.co.uk/info/chieveley_village_hall


18-July-2016
Our Open Show, judged by Miss Nancy Bassant, and Obedience judged by Mr Mike Moloney and Mrs Alison Lui, on Sunday 17th July, was an outstanding success. There will be pictures and results on the Show News page very soon. 

04-Jul-2016
BD&CGRC are holding an AV Retriever Novice Stake, on 15th October, 2016, at Checkley Wood, Nr, Nantwich, Cheshire. By kind permission of Messrs. I & N Beavis.
Click on the Links below for:
Entries close Saturday, 1st October, 2016.
The draw will take place on Sunday 2nd October, 2016.
All detail on the Schedule and Entry Form


04-Jul-2016

A team of three represented the Club at the Southern Inter-Club Competition yesterday (03-Jul-2016)

A few photographs can be found on the Working 2016 page.



27-May-2016

BD&CGRC are holding a Breed Specific Seminar, organised in accordance with Kennel Club Code of Best Practice, for aspiring B & A List judges.

On 10th September at Chieveley Village Hall (M4 J13) from 9am prompt.

Prospective Candidates for Assessment can either download an application form by clicking on the link below, or by post from Jenny Bridges (see below), to whom applications must be returned (by post), enclosing a cheque for £30 (non-members) or £25 (members). If you wish to attend the lecture session only, cost will be £20 (non-members) and £15 (members). Envelope must be clearly labelled at top left hand corner “BDCGRC SEMINAR”.

Places for assessment are strictly limited to 15. Cheques will be returned to unsuccessful applicants.

Price includes refreshments and light lunch.

Postal forms from Mrs J Bridges, Townsend House, Ullingswick, Herefordshire, HR1 3JQ. Telephone  01432 820312 (after 5th June,2016). 


Links:

Application Form for Seminar/Lecture

Chieveley Village Hall - http://www.mychieveley.co.uk/info/chieveley_village_hall



21-May-2016
We are Re-posting this item as the original was not as accurate as we first thought.
At our recent Breed Council meeting, Health Coordinator Margaret Woods, gave us information about a project which was unanimously thought by the BC to be ground-breaking for our Breed. As yet funding is not yet in place, and a start date not yet agreed. Margaret will be contacting all the Clubs as and when the project goes live. Until then if you are interested, please direct your enquiries to Margaret and NOT to the Queen's Veterinary School.
Margaret told us that the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital are carrying out a study into a condition "known to be present in the Golden retriever breed and known to be inherited, although likely in a complex manner".
"Wet Puppy Syndrome" (ureteral ectopia) is known by all breeders and experienced by some. The link below will take you to the document circulated by the School.
We believe this is important research into the treatment of the condition. It is not another "scheme" that we will have to subscribe to.
The research is non-invasive, a small amount of hair on the belly will need to be removed to facilitate the scan, and importantly to some, the cost will be carried by the School's research grant.
We should point out that this Project in Golden retrievers was instigated by Margaret, and at this stage is limited to Research. It does NOT cover Treatment, the full cost of which will be carried by the owners of dogs treated.



AGM

 

22nd April, 2016

 

The AGM of Berkshire Downs and Chilterns GRC will be held at 8pm on Monday 25th April 2016 at Horspath Village Hall, Oxford.
 

The Agenda is shown below and has been emailed to those who have asked to receive their notifications this way, and by Royal Mail for thos who requested that method.

 

Please note that subscriptions were due on 1st January 2016, and Memberships not paid by 31st March are deemed to have lapsed. 


Berkshire Downs & Chilterns GRC know that it is not always possible to commit your time to being on a committee but we are always looking for willing helpers on the day of our Shows/Working Days This is to help with the set up and later the take down of equipment. If you think you could help us in anyway and still be able to show your dog please let one of the committee know, you will be most welcome.

 

Regards

Gloria Gargan

Hon Secretary.

BD&CGRC Annual General Meeting 8pm, Monday, 25th April, 2016

To be held at Horspath Village Hall, Oxford

AGENDA

  1. Chairman’s Welcome
  2. Apologies
  3. Minutes of previous AGM 18th May 2015
  4. Matters Arising
  5. Chairman’s Report
  6. Treasurer’s Report
  7. Show Secretary’s Report
  8. Field Trial Secretary’s Report
  9. Working Test Secretary’s Report
  10. Re-Homing Officer’s Report
  11. Proposals – The following was approved by the KC 

PROPOSAL

14.6      Rescue and Re-homing Account.

 

The Rescue/Re-homing Account (the Account) will comprise funds raised from specific events, gifts, donations and bequests.

 

The intent of the Account is:

  • to fund the removal of Golden Retrievers from an altered environment where their owner’s circumstances mean that they can no longer provide adequate care for their dog.

  • to provide financial assistance for veterinary care for Rescued/Re-homed Golden Retrievers.

 Disposal of funds in the Account will be agreed and authorised by the Executive Committee on a case by case basis and on merit, and shall be:

  • in the name of Golden Retriever Rescue or Re-homing as outlined above.

  • in organising events to raise more funds for the Account.

  • by means of donation, in the UK, to other Golden Retriever clubs who may not have the necessary funds available to carry out a similar service.


       12. Election of Officers and Committee

Nominations: were received and approved unaminously by committee for:

Treasurer – Ms Hilary Scoggins

Membership Secretary – Mrs Jenny Bridges  

Field Trial Secretary - Co-opted Mrs Sue Hutton

                                                                                                                               

There are also vacancies for General Committee member and a 

Working Test Secretary

 

       13. Appointment of Auditors

       14. A.O.B. 

 
 
 
 
 
12-Jan-2016

I have some rather exciting news. The Club now has a Field Trial Secretary!

Sue Hutton has volunteered her services for the 2016 Season.

Dawn Rose, our Vice-Chairman, and I met with Sue earlier this month. We were impressed with Sue’s enthusiasm and determination, and we recommended to the Committee that we should take advantage of her expertise and the offer of help.

Sue is an A-Panel judge, and has previously been FT Sec. for Southern & Western Counties FTS running Novice and All Aged Stakes, as well as a Two Day Qualifier.

The Committee agreed to give her their support, and we are now on course for at least one AV Novice Stake at the end of this year.

I hope you will join me in supporting Sue in the 2016 Season.

Derek Lade




05-Jan-2016

The Committee of Berkshire Downs & Chilterns Golden Retriever Club last evening made the decision to cancel the Doglaw Seminar scheduled for this Sunday ,10th January.

With just a week to go before the event, we had only six people requiring a place. In view of the Doglaw requirement for a minimum of twenty attendees, it was reluctantly decided to cancel.

The Committee are sorry to disappoint those who wished to attend, but would point out that rescheduling the Seminar for later in the year remains an option.

Derek Lade

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