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2003 News

30/12/2003
Luton C.A. Open Show. Judge: Mr B. McCartney (Torcasa). Messano Mustang Sally, 1st Minor Puppy. This was Sally's first show in a class of 12 very nice minor puppies, so we were thrilled with her first place. Messano Minnie The Moocher (Roxy), 3rd Puppy Bitch (9 entries present).
27/12/2003

Stourbridge & District C.S. Open Show. Judge: Mrs J. Garraway (Goldstreme).
Messano Minnie The Moocher, 3rd Puppy. Messano Jitterbug, 1st Open, Res Best Of Breed

21/12/2003
Colchester & District Canine Society Open Show. Judge: Mrs M. Lade (Hunterdean, Mantondean)This was a very succesful day for us. Messano Minnie The Moocher (Roxy) was awarded a 2nd in puppy at her first show in a very strong class. Messano Jitterbug, Mopi was awarded 1st in a large Open Bitch class, Best Bitch and Best Of Breed.
The Large Munsterlander puppy bitch Ashlowrick Fluss Chet (Ellie), handled by Julie for my Aunt Gill Patrick, was awarded Best Puppy by Mrs M. Day (Alfriston) and then went on to achieve Reserve Best Puppy In Show under Mrs A. Lacey (Weetonone).
14/12/2003
Newton Aycliffe Open Show. We did not attend a show as exhibitors this weekend, instead Julie judged at the Newton Aycliffe show. Julie awarded Best of Breed to Towers' Alibren Marina and Best Puppy to Towers' Alibren Misteeq. The entry number was not large, but the quality was excellent.
07/12/2003

Midland Golden Retriever Club Championship Show. Judge: Mrs C. Gilbert (Okus). Ch Ritzilyn Barrow Boy For Messano, 1st Veteran Dog, Best Veteran In Show
(Mrs P. Edwards, Lovehayne). Last year Jamie (Messano Blueprint) was awarded BVIS, so it was very nice to bring the cup home in consecutive years.

06/12/2003
Messano Give Me Faith has been mated to Ronjalee Rag Trade JW
30/11/2003
Thames Estuary Canine Society Open Show. Judge: Mrs Jo Naylor (Frankby). Messano Jitterbug, 2nd Post Graduate Bitch. This was Mopi's first show since the beginning of August, so we were very pleased with her 2nd in a very strong class. The bitch that was first also went Best Of Breed.
02/11/2003
Berkshire Downs & Chilterns Golden Retriever Club Championship Show.
Boysie (Ch Ritzilyn Barrow Boy for Messano), was entered in the Parade of Champions and Veteran Dog. He was awarded a HC by Judge Liz Keene (Shinehill).
19/10/2003
Lowestoft, Oulton Broad & District Canine Society Open Show. We did not have any of our own dogs entered due to lack of coat, but the Messano kennel was well represented. Judge: Mrs B. Parmenter (Velderbee). Nadine & Pat Barber's Messano Judge For Yourself, 1st Graduate. Jenny Bowden's Messano Indian Gold, 1st Post Graduate. Nadine Barber's Messano Golden Opportunity, 1st Open & Best Of Breed. Well done everyone!
12/10/2003
East Anglian Gundog Society Open Show. Judge: Mr F. Phipps (Saffrel). Snowiecott Formula One, 1st Minor Puppy. This was Murray's first show at six months and two days of age. Murray is registered in partnership to John & Jenny Wrighton & Julie Seamons. Murray is by Chinnordale Kirriebillie JW x Snowiecott Solo. Snowiecott Solo is by Ch Ritzilyn Barrow Boy For Messano x Messano Doodlebug.
25/08/2003
Suffolk Kennel Association. Judge: Mrs A. Ingram (Barklands). Messano Give Me Faith, 3rd Open Bitch
03/08/2003
The East Of England Ladies Kennel Society. Judge: Mrs V. Jones (Ninell). Messano Jitterbug, 2nd Graduate Bitch. Messano Give Me Faith, 3rd Open Bitch.
19/07/2003
The Golden Retriever Club Championship Show. Judge: Mrs C. Zingg (Rayleas). Messano Jitterbug, Highly Commended Post Graduate.
13/07/2003
Sheringham & District Kennel Society. Another successful day for our kennel. Judge: Mrs B. Athey (Ninell). Messano Jitterbug, 1st Graduate Bitch. Messano Give Me Faith, 1st Open Bitch. Best Bitch.
12/07/2003
Peterborough & District Canine Society. Judge: Mrs P. Grainger (Hindringham). Messano Jitterbug, 1st Post Graduate, Best Of Breed & Group 3 (S. Pollock-Yule (Bencleves). Messano Give Me Faith, 1st Open. This was our first show for one month and we were very pleased with our girl's success today.
02/07/2003

We apologise for the loss of images for the past 24 hours. We are experiencing difficulties with our ISP.
The puppies are two weeks of age today and we have new homes arranged for all the puppies.

24/06/2003
As a result of Maisie's larger than anticipated litter, we unexpectedly have a male puppy available for sale. If you would like to be considered as a new owner of one of Maisie's sons, please send an e-mail to seamons@messano-goldens.co.uk or telephone 01986 894627.
18/06/2003

Maisie's puppies arrived today! She had 6 dogs and 4 bitches by Caesarian section. All the puppies survived and although she is very tired, Maisie is doing well.
We have started another puppy diary to record the puppies progress and hope that you will all check regularly on their development. Please click here to be taken to the diary.

15/06/2003
Newmarket & District Canine Society Open Show. Judge: Mrs P. Blay. Messano Jitterbug, 1st Post Graduate Bitch. Messano Give Me Faith, 1st Open Bitch.
10/06/2003
Three Counties Agricultural Society Championship Show. Judge: Mr R. Maynard (Chinnordale). Messano Jitterbug, Res Graduate Bitch. This was a good placing in a class full of quality bitches.
02/06/2003

A very proud boast for the Messano kennel! Yesterday at the Finnish Golden Ring club championship show, Messano High Society (Friia) was awarded her 3rd CC and Best Opposite Sex by Penny Gowland (Remington). This result means that if Friia passes her working test later this year, she will be a Finnish Champion! Friia is a Maisie daughter (Messano Eager Beaver) and her father is Champion Xanthos Tom Foolery JW. Congratulations to Friias's owners, Marie Sippu, Kiste Heikkinen and Tiina Rantaharju.

01/06/2003
We did not attend a Golden Retriever show this weekend, instead we were entered at The Large Munsterlander Championship show. The judge was Jane Cule and Julie was awarded 1st in Post Graduate bitch handling Toberworry Peppers for Ashlowrick. Pepper is in partnership with Julie and my aunt, Gill Patrick (Ashlowrick).
29/05/2003
The Suffolk Show. Judge: Ms H.Yates (Delcott). Messano Keepsake, 2nd Junior Dog. Judge: Mrs P. North (Tippastree). Messano Jitterbug, 2nd Post Graduate Bitch. Messano Give Me Faith, 2nd Open Bitch.
21/05/2003
Grantham And District Canine Society Evening Open Show. Judge: Mr G. White (Shamborne). Messano Keepsake, 3rd Junior. Messano Give Me Faith, 3rd Open.
17/05/2003
Southend On Sea & District Canine Society Open. Judge: Mrs H. Kirby (Ambergold). Messano Keepsake, 1st Junior, 2nd Novice. Messano Jitterbug, Res Graduate Bitch. Messano Judge For Yourself, (Mopi's sister, owned by Pat & Nadine Barber) was 2nd in the same class.
14/05/2003
Kensington Canine Society Open Show. Judge: Mr P. Hambling (Horham). Messano Keepsake, 2nd Junior. Messano Jitterbug, 3rd Open Bitch.
05/05/2003
Chelmsford & District Canine Society Open. Judge: Mr G. Green (Pamgavin). Messano Keepsake, 1st Junior Dog
03/05/2003
Newark & Notts Agricultural Society Open Show. Judge: Mrs P.Beebe (Carangil). Messano Keepsake, 2nd Junior Dog. Messano Jitterbug, 2nd Post Grad Bitch.
27/04/2003
Xanthos Blackthorn was awarded his 3rd Challenge Certificate today at the West Of England Ladies Kennel Society Championship Show. All of you who have puppies from the 'L' Wendy litter now have a Champion dog as their puppies father!
21/04/2003
Nuneaton & District Canine Society. Judge: Mrs Judith Dawes (Kensalroag). Messano Keepsake. 3rd Junior. Messano Jitterbug, VHC, Graduate. Messano Give Me Faith, 2nd Open Bitch.
20/04/2003
Camberley Canine Society. Judge: Miss Julie Merrick (Stormerick). Messano Keepsake, 3rd Junior Dog, 3rd Novice Dog.
17/04/2003
Messano Eager Beaver has been mated to Ritzilyn Brandon.
13/04/2003
Bury St Edmunds Canine Society Open. Judge: Mrs J. Norton (Goldnorton). Messano Keepsake, 1st Junior Dog, Ist Special Yearling, Reserve Best Of Breed.
12/04/2003
Wickford & Basildon Canine Society Open. Judge: Mrs M.Hammond (Merrimoor). Messano Keepsake, 2nd Junior Dog. All 4 girls are in season at the moment, so Keeper is on his own at the shows this weekend.
11/04/2003

Today is Jamie's (Messano Blueprint's) 13th birthday!

30/03/2003
Norfolk & Norwich Canine Society. Judge: Mrs M. Haselden (Overdene).
Messano Keepsake, 1st Puppy Dog, Best Puppy. This was Keeper's last puppy class, so it was nice to finish his Puppy career with a final Best Puppy. Messano Jitterbug, 1st Graduate Bitch, Best Bitch, Best Of Breed. 2nd in the class was Nadine and Pat Barber's Messano Judge For Yourself and 3rd was Jenny Bowden's Messano Indian Gold. Messano Blueprint, 2nd Open Dog. Messano Give Me Faith, Res Open Bitch.
23/03/2003

We did not enter any shows this week-end because Julie judged at the Mountsorrel & District Open Show on Sunday. Her Best Of Breed was Watchorn's Straland Starlet & Best Puppy Wright's Merrimoor Fire & Ice.
The Messano kennel was well represented at Great Yarmouth Gorleston & District Canine Society show, with Jenny Bowden's Messano Indian Gold winning a 1st in Post Graduate and Nadine Barber's Messano Golden Opportunity winning 1st in Open, his second succesive Best Of Breed & Gundog Group 4, well done!

16/03/2003
Keeper was entered for the 'Kennel Club Bronze Good Citizen Award' and passed first time! We were very pleased because we have never taught him down stays or the recall, but he was a good boy and made us proud. We will probably enter him for the Silver award at a future show.
16/03/2003
Sheringham And District Kennel Society. Judge: Mr P. Spratt (Unavale). Messano Keepsake, 1st Puppy Dog, Best Puppy, Gundog Puppy Group 3 (Pam Blay).Messano Jitterbug, 1st Graduate Bitch, Best Bitch. Also Nadine Barber's Messano Golden Opportunity, 1st Open Dog, Best Of Breed, Gundog Group 2 (Pam Blay)
A good day for the Messano Kennel!
15/03/2003
West Torrington and District Canine Society. Judge: Mrs S. Binks (Suekelle). Messano Jitterbug, Res Post Graduate.
06/03/2003
Crufts. Judge: Mrs S. Pounds-Longhurst (Mossburn). Messano Jitterbug, Res Undergraduate Bitch. We were very pleased with this result as there were 30 dogs in this class. Messano Keepsake was also entered, but due to a bad accident on the M6 which delayed us by 2 hours, Keeper missed his class. Julie also had success with Pepper, the Large Munsterlander that she owns in partnership with Gill Patrick (Ashlowrick). She was awarded a 1st in Post Graduate Bitch, in a class of 20. The judge was Mrs Freda Marshall.
02/03/2003
Southern Golden Retriever Society Championship Show. Judge: Mrs Heather Morris (Sandusky). Messano Blueprint, 3rd Special Veteran Dog, awarded Sunspray Cup for oldest Golden Retriever placed in the first four places.
22/02/2003

Isle Of Ely Canine Society. Judge: Mrs M. Pett (Rumwood).
Messano Keepsake, 3rd Puppy. Messano Give Me Faith, 1st Open, Best Of Breed

03/02/2003
Another sad day for us all. Today we had to say Good-bye to Briar at almost 13 years of age. She joins her daughter Teazle and her mother Bracken at the 'Rainbow Bridge'. She is survived by her litter brother Jamie, who at the moment is enjoying very good health. With all the pleasures of owning a dog, it must be accepted that there will also be sadness, but it never gets any easier to say good-bye.
02/02/2003

Lowestoft, Oulton Broad & District C.S. Judge: Mr G.Allen (Allenie). Messano Keepsake, 1st Puppy, Best Puppy. Messano Jitterbug, 1st Graduate, Best Of Breed. Messano Give Me Faith, 2nd Open.
Messano Keepsake then went on to win the Gundog Puppy Group under the same judge, and finished the day with Best Puppy in Show, awarded by Mrs Pat Lister. A very successful outing!

25/01/2003
East Of England Ladies Kennel Society. Judge: Mrs N.Hughes (Aymsbury). Messano Keepsake, 3rd Puppy. Messano Jitterbug, Res Graduate. Messano Give Me Faith, 1st Open, Best Of Breed.
05/01/2003
Dukeries Gundog Club Open Show. Judge: Mrs L.Maynard (Chinnordale). Messano Keepsake, 1st Minor Puppy. This was Keeper's last class as a Minor Puppy.
03/01/2003

2003 has started on a sad note for us. We unfortunately had to make the unpleasant decision to let Teazle (Messano Chorus Girl) join Amber & Bracken due to a short but quick deteriation in her health. She was only 10 years old and will be greatly missed by both dogs and humans at Messano. She was a beautiful blonde girl and was one of the first puppies sired by the great Champion Ritzilyn Cockney Robin.