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Labradors set to celebrate in style


THE LABRADOR Retriever Club is planning a special celebration weekend to commemorate 100 years of Kennel club breed recognition on June 7th and 8th 2003.

The event will held at Belvoir Castle, near Grantham, Lincolnshire the home of the Duke and Duchess of Rutland. Easily accessible and central to the country, the castle is signposted from all directions by brown heritage signs including from the A1.

The activities start on the Saturday with an Open Show, with Mrs Marjorie Satterthwaite (Lawnwoods) judging dogs and Mrs Eeva Rautala from Finland (Wetten) judging bitches.

On the same day there will be an Inter-Labrador Breed Club Working Test. Teams from all the breed clubs will be invited to compete.

There will also be a special display ring with various organisations showing the different jobs labradors do.

Over the weekend there will be a discussion on ‘Is the Breed Standard Relevant to Today’s Labrador’, with Mrs Janice Pritchard and Mrs Sandra Halstead speaking to the subject.
there will also be a Parade of Champions, Celebration Hog Roast, Gundog Scurry and a Novice Working Test

Sunday, June 8th will see a club championship show with judges Mr Guy Spagnolo from Australia (Dogs), and Mrs Marilyn Prior (Priorise) judging bitches. the second day will also see the finals of the Inter-Labrador Breed Club Working Test, the Gundog Scurry and presentations to the winners.

There will also be a Grand Draw with good prizes and tickets will be available at the end of November at a cost of £1 per ticket.

Schedules for the events will be available soon.