Berkshire Downs and Chilterns Golden Retriever Club

 

 

 

History
 



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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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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SEASON'S GREETINGS

As we are now well and truly into the Christmas Season, can I just say thank you from your Committee for your continued support during 2015.

As we are a Committee of only eight, the next twelve months will present us with a challenge in providing all of our members with activities to suit their chosen discipline. I know that there are concerns amongst those of you who work your dogs. I can assure you that we are doing everything we can to provide you with an AV Novice Field Trial at the end of the year within the BD&C area.

As for Working Tests the first test is earmarked for Sunday, 17th April, and we hope it will be for Open, Novice and Beginner. It will be on ground central to the BD&C area. Winners of Open and Novice tests will be offered a place on the BD&CGRC team in the Inter-Club Working Test. Full details to follow shortly.

We also hope to have Working Test days in  June/July, and September.

Apart from the Doglaw seminar on 10th January at Chieveley, we also plan to field a full suite of seminars for aspiring judges. Our intention is to have the same Accredited Trainer, with experience of judging and showing Golden Retrievers for them all. However, the Breed Specific will be delivered by an experienced and  respected member of the Golden Retriever show world.

There will, of course, be our two shows as usual in July and November.

All that is left for me to do is to wish you all a Merry Christmas and successful and Happy New Year, from your Committee.


Derek Lade










BD&CGRC are pleased to be hosting a Dog Law Seminar presented by Trevor Cooper of Cooper &Co Solicitors, and entitled


 “What every Responsible Dog Owner Needs to Know”.


 

Open to all, it is presented by Solicitor Trevor Cooper who is well known for his ability to entertain as well as inform. Trevor is regarded as one of the leading solicitors who specialises in the law on dogs.He draws on his experiences gained from 25 years as a qualified solicitor to illustrate his talk.


Trevor started his career in local government and has acted for both the prosecution and the defence. He currently splits his time between acting as the Doglaw specialist for Dogs Trust in London and continues to act in dog cases in both criminal and civil matters throughout England and Wales.


Trevor is known as “The Legal Beagle"™ he maintains the website www.doglaw.co.uk  and is regularly in demand for lectures and media interviews.


Doglaw Seminar Programme Topics are likely to include:


• Dangerous Dogs (including dogs dangerous to people and dogs that are dangerous to animals)


• Breed Specific Legislation


• Ownership of Dogs


• Buying and Selling Dogs


• Stray Dogs


• Identification of Dogs (collar and tag plus microchipping)


• Dog Control Orders, Public


Spaces Protection Orders and Community Protection Notices


• Noise Nuisance


• Cruelty and Duty of Care under the Animal Welfare Act


• Questions and Answers


 The content is subject to change. The seminar is expected to last up to 3 hours.



Some Testimonials:


“Just attended Trevor’s seminar... absolutely brilliant - so informative yet presented in an easy-to-understand and fun format! Thank you” - Anon


 “He is the pets’ saviour, St Francis of Assisi of the law courts, defender of dogs” - The Sunday Telegraph


“Attended excellent 3hr seminar... Packed with useful information... Great value for money & highly recommended! Thank you Trevor, great job :)” - Anon


 “For anyone who has ever found themselves in legal trouble because of their dog, the only name that comes to mind for help is Solicitor Trevor Cooper” - Dogs Today Magazine



The seminar is to be held at Chieveley Village Hall


http://www.mychieveley.co.uk/info/chieveley_village_hall


High Street, Chieveley, RG20 8TE


On Sunday, 10th January 2016


From 11am to 3pm


Places are £25.00 (members £22.50) and include refreshments


To reserve your place email general@bdcgrc.org.uk



or Telephone 01235 817726 (after 7:30pm, leave a message before that time)


© and ™ Dog Law/Cooper & Co Solicitors





WORKING TEST 16th AUGUST, 2015

At the Working Test on 16th August, I thanked Sarah Winter for all of her help over the past few years, and indicated that she had now resigned as WT Secretary and from the Committee.

 

I also intimated that it is unlikely that we will be running Field Trials in this coming 2015/16 season. The reason being that we have no Field Trial Secretary, despite appeals to the membership. We have had one or two offers of help on the day, which we may yet take up.

 

I also stated the we had contacted the Kennel Club advising them of our dilemma. They gave us some pointers on how we might proceed this season (2015/16), and advised us that as the situation was one of circumstance, they would give us 12 months in which to put an organisation in place allowing us to run Field Trials in season 2016/17, or lose our FT status.

 

At the WT I did again make a personal appeal to the gathered throng for help in running Trials next year (2016/17), and maybe getting a volunteer to act as FT Secretary.

 

On a brighter side, I did mention that we would be offering Working Tests over the off-season period next year, and into the future. What form they would take has yet to be decided. We have enough expertise on the committee to do that, and some judges have already welcomed the opportunity to officiate for us. Dates and venues are yet to be agreed, but will hopefully be in the calendar of events before too long.

 

What I didn’t say at the Working Test was that a few of us were on the committee back in the late 1990s when we went through the process of applying for FT status, and it was not easy. We should remember the amount of work and PR put in by our then Chairman, Roy Maynard, Hon Secretary, Brian Wicklow, and Field Trial Secretary, Wendy Andrews. We cannot allow their work in laying those foundations to just go by the board, nor the efforts of subsequent FT Secretaries who have maintained our position in Field Trials.

 

With all of that in mind, the members who joined specifically for the opportunity to run in a BD&CGRC Field Trial may feel that their membership fees might have been wasted this year. The Committee acknowledge that, and we will offer a full refund of their fees to anyone who requests it. Please contact our Membership Secretary, Jenny Bridges, in writing. Her address is Townsend House, Ullingswick, Herefordshire, HR1 3JQ.

 

Finally, as an aside, I would like to think that BD&CGRC will remain a “Dual Purpose” Club well into the future. If you can help us as either FT Secretary, WT secretary or just as a Committee member, please let us know.

 

Thank you,

 

Derek J Lade

Chairman.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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