Wednesday, 14 December 2011

LKA Champ Show - NEC Birmingham 11/12/11

Just the two boys out today, and older boy showed the way gaining a 2nd in the GR Good Citizen Dog class, where not just beauty counts, they have to hold Bronze or above Good Citizen Obedience awards too. Unfortunately in Thorns classs, too many dogs and not enough places for him to figure in the awards.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Midland GRC Champ Show - 4/12/11

A trip down to the Kennel Club Building at Stoneleigh forr this show, and Thorn was placed 7th In Junior Dog and 5th Undergraduate Dog, Brook was 6th in Post Grad Dog, and Orchid, without her coat, managed 7th in Post Graduate Bitch, quite an achievement. Now its time for a rest for her whilst her new coat grows back in, so it will be the boys only for a ccouple of shows now.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Scottish Gundog Association Champ Show - 12/11/11

Just a short 2 hours drive saw us up at Edinburgh for this show, and Orchid has now decided to change her coat for a new winter one has coat falling out everywhere! Anyway, Orchid still did us proud with a 5th place in Post Graduate bitch. This will probably be her last champ show now until Crufts when her new coat should be back in.

Berkshire Downs & Chilterns G. R C Champ Show - 6/11/11

A long journey down to Slough with a stopover with family was well rewarded when Orchid won the Post Graduate Bitch class, thats twice in 2 weeks! In the final bitch line up she stood beside her older half sister (Clovers Mum) who had won her class too. Not often half sisters make it to the final line up! Well done my special little Orchid x

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Midland Counties Champ Show -28/10/11

A Fab day down at Stafford with Thorn taking 4th in Puppy Dog, Orchid winning the Post Graduate Bitch class and Brook taking 3rd in Limit Dog, thus giving him his Stud Book Number and lifetime qualificatiuon for Crufts, what a super result!

Monday, 17 October 2011

North West Golden Retriever Club Open Show - 16/10/11

Another good day for the Beaupippin Team down at Manchester -  Thorn won Minor Puppy Dog, Puppy Dog, Maiden Dog & Novice Dog, Best Puppy Dog and Best Puppy in Show - Phew!
Orchid won the Post Grad Bitch class and Brook was 2nd in Post Grad dog.
Thorn came home with 2 beautiful rosettes for his puppy awards along with bags of food to keep fed for a while!

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Eastern Counties GRC Champ Show - 2/10/11 Newmarket

A very hot day down at Newmarket! Fab results with Thorn 2nd in Minor Puppy Dog, 3rd Puppy Dog, 6th Maiden Dog & 5th Novice Dog. Brook 2nd in Post Grad Dog and 3rd in the Beaters/pickers up class & Orchid 2nd in Post Grad Bitch. Temperature on leaving the racecourse was 29.5°C!! A long journey home but well worth it.

Golden retriever Club of Scotland Open Show - 1/10/11

Another good day with Thorn winning Minor puppy dog, 3rd Puppy Dog, 1st Maiden Dog & 2nd Novice Dog. Clover won Junior Bitch, Brook 3rd In Post Grad Dog and Orchid won the Post Grad Bitch class. Then came the long trip down to Newmarket.

Friday, 30 September 2011

Driffield Championship Show - 30/9/11

A gorgeous hot suuny day on Wetherby racecourse, with a fantastic result. Thorn WON the GR Minor Puppy Dog Class and 5th in the Puppy Dog class. Brook also was 5th in the GR Good Citizens holders class and very proud of his little brother!

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Selkirk & District Canine Society Open Show-25/9/11

A lovely day over the border in Scotland, where Orchid won her class and went Best Of Breed. Thats another for her collection, just need some placing in group now.

Monday, 19 September 2011

Darlington Champ Show - 18/9/11

Another good day with Thorn gaining a 2nd in GR Minor Puppy dog and Clover was 5th in both GR Junior Bitch & Undergraduate bitch. Unfortunately Clover has decided to change her coat for the winter and is a little thread bare at the moment! She will be taking a rest after the next show now till the new year until her coat comes back in.
Orchid competed in the Post Graduate Stakes against other Gundog & Toy breeds and came home with a very respectable 4th.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Stanhope Agricultural Soc. open Show - 11.09.11

A rarther windy day in the Weardale valley where I was litterally 'blown away'!
Thorn won the Golden Retriever puppy class with Best Puppy in Breed, Clover 2nd in Junior, Orchid won the graduate class and Brook won the Open. Thorn then went up against the other Gundog puppies for the Best Puppy in Group, and to my amazement he won the group! This took him forward to compete for best puupy in show, he tried his best but his young age showed against the older puppies from the other groups and he lost out on the final phase, but we are still so proud of him, such an achievement for his tender 7 months of age.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Birmingham City Champ Show - 04/9/11

A long drive down to Stoneleigh for me after being at an Open show in Woolsingham yesterday where Clover won Best Puppy in Breed, Orchid won Limit GR and Brook won Open GR.
Unfortunately Thorn wasn't placed in his class but his mother, Orchid was 2nd in Post Graduate Bitch, gaining another Crufts 2012 qualifire and 2nd in GR Good Citizen Bitch, so it made the trip well worth while and the long drive home a lot easier!

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Scottish Kennel Club Champ Show - 28/8/11

Well the rain continued and the showground was already muddy when we got there, so keeping everyone clean was a nightmare! Thorn managed 2nd in GR Minor Puppy Dog, gaining his 3rd Crufts 2012 qualifier and his mother Orchid was 2nd in GR Post Graduate Bitch gaining her Crufts 2012 Qualifier. We are so thrilled as this is all 4 of the show team qualified now for Crufts 2012.

North Riding Gundogs Open Show - 27/8/11

Unfortunately, it rained! but we did manage to avoid the showers for our classes. Thorn was 2nd in GR Puppy Dog, Clover 3rd in GR Puppy Bitch, 2nd GR Junior Bitch, Brook 1st in GR Post Grad Dog and Orchid 2nd in GR Post Grad Bitch. A good start to the wet weekend.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

United Retriever Champ Show - 10/8/11

Thorn makes his 2nd appearance at a champ show and wins 3rd in Minor Puppy Dog and another Crufts qualifier! Clover managed 5th in GR Puppy Bitch and Brook, not to be outdone wins 3rd in Post Graduate Dog and gains his Crufts 2012 qualifier, so proud of them all.

National Gundog Champ Show - 6/8/11

Thorn made his first appearance at a champ show and to our surprise was awarded 2nd in Minor Puppy Dog, 3rd Maiden Dog and 5th Novice Dog, he also qualified for Crufts 2012. What a little star!
Not to be outdone, mother Orchid was 3rd in Good Citizen GR Bitch, and 4th in the Any Variety Gundog Good Citizen Bitch stakes out of an entry of 62. What a fab day.

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Cleveland Show canine section open show - 23/7/11

Back to Open show level and Clover was 2nd in GR Puppy, 1st GR Junior and 1st GR Post graduate - an excellent result. Brook managed 2nd in Open Dog and Orchid 3rd in Open Bitch, a big class jump for her as she would usually be in Post Grad, so a good result.
Next week Thorn joins the show team and will be in the ring for the first time - exciting times ahead!

Leeds Champ Show - 22/7/11

A lovely day down at Harewood House and good results too. Clover was 4th in GR Puppy Bitch and also managed 5th in the Purina Puppy Bitch Stakes class regional heat qualifier under judge - Patsy Hollings, a fantastic result.
Brook managed 5th in GR Post Graduate Dog, another good rusult for him at this level.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Thorn at 6 months old

Where has the time gone. Young sir is a typical teenager at the moment - all legs and no body, but he's getting there, just needs time!

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Durham County Open Dog Show - 17/7/11

Well it was wet! very wet! and it was an outdoors show!
Clover won Puppy & Junior GR Class and 2nd In Graduate GR & took Best Puppy in Breed.
Orchid won Post Graduate GR and went Best of Breed, a fab result for her, thats 2 in a row for her now.
Next week we are down at Leeds Champ show, so we'll see how they all get on.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Thorn at 5 Months

 Thorn evry inch the teenager at the moment
And practising the 'I'm so handsome' pose!

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Hawick & District Canine Society Open Show

A super show in super weather conditions, although a bit hot for the dogs.
Clover won Junior GR, Orchid won Post Graduate GR and Brook won the Open. Orchid then went on to take Best of Breed. This is her first weekend out in her new coat, although not fully in yet, hopefully it will be for Leeds Champioship show at the end of the month.

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Border Union Championship Show - 18.06.11

A lovely day at Kelso, and the rain managed to hold off long enough for our classes.
Clover, now 9 months old was 5th in GR Puppy Bitch and 4th GR Novice Bitch under Judge Mr kjell Svensson (Seacrest) from Sweeden. I also put her in Any Variety Novice Gundog, Hound, Terrier Dog or Bitch and she gained a very respectable 3rd place under Mrs Kay Aspin (Scartwaite). This was her first time competing against other breeds and I was so pleased with her, she really has become a lovely young lady.
Brook unfortunately wasn't place in his post grad dog class, but he is up against the 'big boys' now and it really does come down to personal preference now.

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Northumberland County Show - 30/5/2011

A very early start for this show - arriving at the showground at 7.45am just to be able to get parked. Our classes didn't get started for the goldies until 2.30pm!
Clover was 3rd in GR puppy but went on to win GR Junior and picked up her first Junior warrant point. Brook decided he was on top form and flew around the ring to gain 1st in GR Open, unfortunately it wasn't quite enough to take the Best of Breed from a lovely bitch that he challenged against. A very long day, but at least we had the main show to look around, and the others came to for a day out, with Thorn having his first venture to a show.

North Riding Gundog Club Open Show - 29/5/2011

A very windy day with drizzle rain and yes, we were outdoors!
Clover was 2nd in GR Minor Puppy and 3rd in GR Puppy, Brook surprised me by winning a very strong Post Graduate class, by this time the rain had also stopped too. Unfortunately he didn't get anything in the challenge, but at least he made his mark.

Friday, 22 April 2011

Tweedmouth Canine Society Open Show - 22.04.11

Well it was Brooks turn today, he won the Golden Retriever Open class and then went on to win Best of Breed, and if that wasn't good enough, he went on to take 4th in the Gundog Group! Now it looks like I've got some rivalry between Orchid & him now as they both have the same number of points towards their Show Certificate of Merits. Unfortunately though Orchid has now well lost her coat and won't be in the show ring for a few months, time for Brook to overtake?

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Sunderland & District open Show - 17.04.11

Another good day for the 'gang' Clover won the Golden Retriever Junior Class and went Best Puppy in Breed, Orchid won GR graduate, and Brook won GR Open. Orchid went on to win the Best in Breed, not bad for a lady that had pups just 12 weeks ago!

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Thorn update - 11 weeks old

Well training starts young here, so here is our first attempt at show standing.
Trying to get Thorn to stand still for 2 seconds is a major achievent, but time & patience we might have it mastered by 6 months old.

And here he is relaxing

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Consett Open Show - 10.04.11

Its only 11 weeks tomorrow since Orchid had her pups, and today she was back in the ring and won the Golden Retriever Post Graduate class, unfortunately in the Best of Breed line up she decided to 'work her ticket'!! and throw it all away. nevermind, there's always next week, hopefully her coat will hold for 2 more weeks but it is coming out now.
Clover managed a 4th in Puppy class - she was the babay there, and Brook a 4th in the Open class, unfortunately his coat is leaving rapidly too now.

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Golden Retriever Club of Scotland Championship Show - 9/4/11

Another good day for Clover taking 5th in Minor Puppy Bitch and 4th in Maiden Bitch. A lovely drive up to Perth and back and a good result makes all the hard work worth it.

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Clover Qualifies for Crufts 2012

At Scottish Breeds Championship Show today, Clover was placed 3rd in Minor Puppy Bitch. This was her first big show and has qualified her for Crufts 2012. I never thought at her first show she would get a placing being so young, let alone a qualifier place! Roll on her next show.....

Monday, 21 March 2011

Cheviot & Berwick Canine Society Limit Show 19.03.11 - Wooler

A very successful day for us as Brook went Reserve Best in Show after winning his Golden Retriever class with Orchid taking 2nd place (not bad for just having pups 8 weeks ago)
Clover had her first outing and won the Any Variety Minor Puppy class and 2nd in the AV Puppy Bitch class, and Willow was 3rd in AV veteran class.
Brook was a star and received a gorgeous rosette, goodie bag and trophy to hold until the next show.
Clover will be competing at her first Championship show on Saturday, so fingers crossed.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

7 weeks old

I dont know where the last 2 weeks have gone, but they have and the pups start leaving for their new homes today. They had their micro-chips put in yesterday and given a clean bill of health by the vet. Since it was such a sunny day and warm they ventured into the garden for an hour or so whilst I took some pictures of them.
Jeremy & Jasper
Thorn on the run!
Play time over....

Monday, 28 February 2011

5 weeks old today

Here is the latest update on the pups. Now on solid food and nearly weaned, enjoying a cuddle from me

Blue Head - now called Jerry by his new family to be  - a proper little charmer he is.

Blue Bum - a sweet little playful boy with a big smile

Blue Shoulder - still doesn't like his photo taken

Sunday, 20 February 2011

More adventures...

Give us a kiss!
Mr Blue shoulder has found his bark and dont we know it!!

Looking for mischief?

Brothers together 
Up to mischief!!

I've found a heap of teddies...

I've found my Grandma.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Puppy Play

Let the fun begin.....

 Now lets find the escape route..........

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Breakfast time

Today we tried our first breakfast of solid food, Puppy food & mince together....yummy, but our table manners leave a little to be desired!

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Eyes Open now

Puppies are now opening their eyes and trying to establish what feet and legs are for in a wobbly fashion. They can now see each other and mum and especially where the milk bar is!
Brotherly love:
Little Blue head was first to open his eyes and will be first up on his feet at the speed he is gowing at.

Blue Bum see's the world

and next is blue shoulder, though still a bit camera shy.

Sunday, 30 January 2011

1 week old

Where has the first week gone? Pups are now 1 week old and Orchid is feeding them well, they are all over 1 kg in weight, well ahead for their age. Now waiting on their eyes opening which should be in the next few days.

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Nearly 3 days old.

Well fed and looked after by Orchid, the pups have already put on 4 ounces each since birth.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

More pics of Orchids litter

Mr Dark Boy - the fist to be born

Mr Blue Bum was 2nd out and is pale
Mr Blue Shoulder was last out and is mid golden

The 3 Boys together, from back to front, its mid golden, Dark golden and Pale boy
Cuddled up with Mum

Babies are here

After 4 hours labour, Orchid managed to get the pups out. First one was 615 grams in weight, no wonder he was a bit stuck! Anyway, she's had 3 boys, all big and ranging from light to dark in colour. Now its resting time for her, I wish I could get a few hour sleep!

Monday, 24 January 2011

Things are starting to happen....

Orchids temperature dropped late last night and she has been restless all night. This is first stage of whelping and the time can vary on how long this last to the first pups arriving, so we will just have to wait now.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Still waiting........

Well the official due date is today, but looks like Orchid is going to make us wait a little longer, she's far too busy eating her roast bone to go into labour at the moment!

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

5 Days to go

Poor Orchid - 5 days to go and she is starting to get uncomfortable and wondering what the wriggling feelings are she is getting in her tummy!

Friday, 14 January 2011

Puppies Due 22/23 rd January

Orchid has been mated to Sh Ch Erinderry Just the Ticket from Bluewaters.

She is confirmed in whelp and Pups are due 22/23rd January. Names are now being taken for prospective owners of these puppies, that have been carefully bred for brains & beauty, confirmation and truness to type.

Welcome to Beaupippin Golden Retrievers Blog

As I have had so many problems lately with my current website provider, I have decided to set up a blog for my kennel as well to keep everyone up to date on what is happening. I have a seperate page for each dog too which gives there details/pedigrees etc and what they have been up to.
It will take a little while to set up, but hopefully it will fill the gap so to speak.
Enjoy reading.