Sh Ch Branchalwood Tamdhu of Daicheil JW ShCM
Sh Ch Branchalwood Tamdhu of Daicheil JW ShCM owned by club members Mr A & Mrs A Laird
Winner of the Flatcoated Retriever Society's Becky Trophy and the Scottish Club's Shuna Trophy - awarded for winning the most points at championship shows in 2016.
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Entries for the Club Open Show closed on 25th Sep.

Calling all Junior Handlers - why not give it a go at the Club Show?
The 2018 Club Calendar is now available More details>>
University of Cambridge Flatcoated Retriever Project
The University of Cambridge has received funding from Petsavers to further investigate the relationship between the immune system and the biological behaviour of Histiocytic Sarcoma in the Flatcoated Retriever. They have advertised a call for cases on the University website. Please see the link below for further information about the project and download an Information Leaflet.
Histiocytic Sarcoma in Flatcoated Retrievers: Call for cases>>
AHT/KC Give a Dog a Genome Project Update October 2017
Animal Health Trust is to sequence the whole genome of a dog with Histiocytic Sarcoma.
More details>>
Dates for Your Diary - Events in Scotland that may be of interest to Club members
14/10/17  Clydebank & District Open Show - 2 FCR classes. Closing date 2nd Oct(post), 9th Oct(online).  Details - www.printmatters.info
15/10/17  Tay Valley Gundog Open Show - Flatcoat judge Mrs M. Salt. Closing date 14th Sep.  Details -  www.pitalpin.co.uk
21/10/17  FRCS Open Show at Lanark. Closing date 25th Sep(postmark) Schedule available <Here>
22/10/17  Kirkintilloch, Lenzie & District Open Show - FCR open class. Closing date 2nd Oct. Details - www.printmatters.info
28/10/17  Rally Scotland Team tryouts - Edinburgh
28/10/17  Banff, Moray & Nairn Canine Club Limit Show - FCR open class. Closing date 2nd Oct. Details - www.pitalpin.co.uk
05/11/17  Waverley Gundog Open Show - Flatcoat judge Maria Leach. Closing date 6th Oct. Details - www.printmatters.info
11/11/17  GBAS Championship Show - Flatcoat judge Karen Joyce. Closing date 4th Oct (post) , 12th Oct (online).
Details - www.fossedata.co.uk
18/11/17  KC Rally Competition - Carluke
18/11/17  Dundee Canine Club - FCR open class. Closing date 30th Oct. Details - www.printmatters.info
The next Club Gundog Training morning is on Sunday 22nd October. Meeting at 10:00 am in the top car park at Bonaly Country Park Edinburgh. Beginners welcome.

Breed Championship and Open Shows 2017
Sun 2nd April   Flatcoated Retriever Society Championship Show - Judges: D. Sue Goodman, B. Phil Goodman, Ref. Mr Brian Izzard
Sat 15th April   FRCS Championship Show -  Judge: Miss D Warrington
Sun 14th May   Joint Championship Show - Hosted by NEFRA - Judges: D. Mrs V Stucke, B. Val Jones, Ref. Mrs A Brook
Sat 10th June   Flatcoated Retriever Society Open Show - Judges: Melanie Salt, Anthony Allen
Sat 21st Oct     FRCS Open Show - Schedule available to download <Here>.  Judge: Hannah Higginbotham, Obedience: Andrew Kousourou, Special Award Classes: Hilary Buckley
Sun 5th Nov     NEFRA Championship Show - Judges: D.  Jim Irvine, B. Sue Pingree, Ref. Mrs Rosalie Brady
Sun 3rd Dec      Southern Flatcoated Retriever Club Open Show - Judge: Hayley Walker
Our 2018 Club Calendar is now available to buy
To order your calendar contact,
Alan Stewart
3 Broomhill Park
Eskbank
Dalkeith
EH22 3JX

Phone: 0131 660 5072(after 3pm)
Mob: 07795078301
Email: Alan Stewart
Price of the calendar is £7 plus £1.20 postage and packing (Overseas postage details from Alan).

Calendars will also be available to buy at the Club Open Show in October.
Gundog Training Day 2017
A club Gundog Training Day was held on Sunday 18th June on the Culter Allers estate by kind permission of Mr & Mrs McCosh. The day was organised by Lindsay Kinnaird and she was greatly helped by Linda and Peter Howson with Mollie Jones assisting with dummy throwing! It was a very hot day so the dogs enjoyed the stream running through the ground! The trainers Cammy Watts and Pat Robertson chose Hannah Higginbotham (Beginners) and Angela McConnell (Novice) as the individuals who had improved most on the day from their respective groups. Well done!

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