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2005 News

18/10/2005
Colchester & District Canine Society Open Show. Judge: Mrs S. Hush (Benrowan). Messano Phonafriend, 3rd Puppy Bitch. Messano Jitterbug, 3rd Open Bitch. Nadine & Pat Barber's Messano Judge For Yourself, 1st Open Bitch.
17/12/005
Lincoln Canine Society Open Show. Judge: Mrs M. Fleet (Eastbury). Messano Phonafriend, 2nd Minor Puppy, 3rd Puppy. Messano Jitterbug, 1st Open Bitch & Reserve Best Of Breed.
10/12/2005
Ladies Kennel Association Championship Show. Judge: Mrs L. Pope (Chilzer). Messano Phonafriend, VHC Minor Puppy (in a class of 49 entries!). Nadine & Pat Barber's Messano Nora Batty, 2nd Yearling Bitch. This win qualified Dolly for Crufts 2006, well done Dolly!
04/12/2005
Whitstable & District Canine Society Open Show. Judge: Bridgette Bodle. Messano Phonafriend, 1st Puppy, Best Puppy & short-listed to the last 5 for Best Puppy in Show. Messano Jitterbug, Res Open.
Beattie misses her friend Otis, because after a succesful run in Puppy and Junior, he has now dropped his coat and will be rested until later in the new year. He will hopefully then return in his 'new clothes' to take on all challengers again!
20/11/2005
Crystal Palace Canine Society Open Show. Judge: Ms S. Russell (Rosinante/Rosselle). Messano Phonafriend, VHC Minor Puppy, 3rd Puppy.
19/11/2005
Huntingdon Canine Society Open Show. Judge: Mrs J. Griggs (Mulfield). Messano Phonafriend, Res Minor Puppy. Nadine & Pat Barber's Messano Nora Batty, 1st Post Graduate. Well done Dolly!
13/11/2005
Mid Herts Gundog Club Open Show. Judge: Mrs S.Peters (Filouise). Messano Phonafriend, Res Minor Puppy.
05/11/2005
Grantham & District Canine Society Open Show. Judge: Mr M. Cooper (Loremar). Messano Phonafriend, 2nd Puppy. Messano Mustang Sally, 3rd Open.
30/10/2005
The Yorkshire Gundog Open Show. Judge: Mrs J. May (Cherrygold). Messano Otis Redding, 3rd Junior, 1st Graduate. Messano Phonafriend, 2nd Minor Puppy.
23/10/2005

Lowestoft, Oulton Broad & District Canine Society Open Show. Judge: Mrs J. Cole (Stajantor). Messano Otis Redding, 1st Junior, Res Graduate, 2nd Post Graduate, 2nd Open. The first place in Junior gave Otis his last Junior Warrant point, so he will now be officially known as Messano Otis Redding JW!
There was no breed puppy class today, so Messano Phonafriend was entered in Any Variety Gundog Minor Puppy. Beattie was awarded this class and then went into the Gundog Puppy Group as an unbeaten puppy, where she won the Puppy Group!
Nadine Barber also did well at the same show, Messano Judge For Yourself won the Open class, and was awarded Best Of Breed. Well done Nadine and Georgia. A very successful day for the Messano Kennel!

22/10/2005
Thames Estuary Canine Society Open Show. Judge: Mrs P. Wilson (Pearlbarn). Messano Otis Redding, 1st Junior Dog, 1st Post Graduate Dog. This gave Otis his 24th Junior Warrant point, just one more to go! Messano Phonafriend, 1st Puppy Bitch. Please click here to see a couple of photos of Beattie taken at the show.
16/10/2005
Beckenham Canine Association Open Show. Judge: (Dogs), Mr F. Goulding (Brocksleigh) - Messano Otis Redding, 2nd Junior Dog, 1st Graduate Dog, 3rd Post Graduate Dog, 2nd Open Dog. Judge (Bitches), Mrs D. Rourke-Knights - Messano Phonafriend, 2nd Puppy Bitch. Messano Jitterbug, 1st Open Bitch, Best Bitch and Best Of Breed. Please click here for photos of Mopi taken at the show.
14/10/2005
Driffield Championship Show. Judge: Mrs P. Beuchamp (Bolberry). Messano Phonafriend, 2nd Minor Puppy Bitch, this was Beattie's first championship show and the second place qualifies her for Crufts 2006.
09/10/2005
The East Anglian Gundog Society Open Show. Judge: Mrs M. Pickstock (Abbeylakes). Messano Phonafriend, 1st Minor Puppy, this was Beatties's first show, so a good start for her. Messano Otis Redding, 2nd Junior, Messano Mustang Sally, 1st Limit. Click here to see some photos of Sally at the show.
08/10/2005
Northern Golden Retriever Association Championship Show. Bitches - Mrs L. Anderson (Linchael). Messano Mustang Sally, 2nd Limit
02/10/2005
Eastern Counties Golden Retriever Club Silver Anniversary Championship Show. Judge: Mrs M. McKenna (Maressa). Messano Otis Redding VHC Junior, 3rd Undergraduate. Judge: Mrs B. Mills (Millwater). Messano Jitterbug, 2nd Limit. This win gave Mopi her stud-book number, our second in 8 days! Nadine & Pat Barber's Messano Judge For Yourself also achieved an excellent placing of 2nd in Post Graduate.
Beattie's dad, Ritzilyn Manhattan, also had a super day, winning the dog CC and res Best In Show. We took some photos of Beattie with her dad, click here to see one. I also took photographs of all the first prize winners at the show, you can view them on my on-line album by visiting the following link: http://www.albumtown.com/showalbum.php?aid=47901&uuid=6492
25/09/2005
Gundog Society Of Wales Championship Show. Judge: Mrs R. Lewis (Perodale). Messano Otis Redding 2nd Junior, Res Yearling, 1st Undergraduate. This win took Otis one step nearer a Junior Warrant. For those of you who keep asking, he now has 22 points!
Judge: Mr R. Hare (Rojallair). Messano Mustang Sally, 1st Limit. This was Sally's first time in Limit at a Championship show at only two years of age, so we were thrilled when she won this quality class. This win has given her a stud-book number, which includes life-time entry to Crufts.
24/09/2005
Bedford & District Canine Society Open Show. Judge: Mr D. Arrondelle (Muirbeck). Messano Otis Redding 1st Junior, 1st Yearling, Reserve Best Of Breed.
18/09/2005
Darlington Championship Show. Judge: Mrs P. Barnes (Saphiron). Messano Mustang Sally, Res Post Graduate Bitch
17/09/2005
West Country Dog Club Open Show. Julie judged at this show today. Best Of Breed was May's Ritzilyn Cherry Tart JW & Best Puppy was Beer's Tasheen Blue velvet. Photographs of the winners can be seen here.
11/09/2005
Lowestoft & District Dog Training Club Companion Show. Today we took Beattie to a companion show, so that she could get the atmosphere of a dog show (click here for a photo). We also entered Otis into the Open class, and he won a first and went on to win Best In Show, out of over 120 entries. Click here for a photo of his win.
09/09/2005
Richmond Championship Show. Judge: Mrs A. Woodcock (Stanroph). Messano Otis Redding, 3rd Junior Dog.
04/09/2005
City Of Birmingham Championship Show. Judge: Mrs M. Holm-Hansen (Denmark). Messano Mustang Sally, Res Graduate Bitch.
30/08/2005
We apologise for the lack of updates to our site for the past few weeks, this was due to transferring to a new ISP and having problems moving the website to a new server. We hope that normal service is now resumed!
29/08/2005
Suffolk Kennel Association Open Show. Judge: Mrs M. Hammond (Merrimoor). Messano Jitterbug, 1st Open Bitch & Best Of Breed.
28/08/2005

Horley Canine Society Open Show. Judge: Mrs M. Murley (Motlaisa). Messano Otis Redding, 2nd Puppy Dog, 2nd Junior Dog, 2nd Graduate Dog. Messano Mustang Sally, 1st Open Bitch.

Thetford & District Canine Society Open Show. Judge: P. Hambling (Horham). Pam And Graham Wright's Messano Golden Challenger, 1st Limit Dog. Nadine and Pat Barber's Messano Judge for Yourself, 1st Open Bitch.

21/08/2005
Welsh Kennel Club Championship Show. Judge: Mr P. Carey (Carlafield). Messano Otis Redding, 2nd Puppy Dog, 3rd Junior Dog, 3rd Graduate Dog.
15/08/2005
Bournemouth Championship Show. Judge: Mr K. Young (Pyngold). Messano Otis Redding, Res Puppy Dog, 3rd Junior Dog, Res Novice Dog, VHC Undergraduate Dog.
06/08/2005
National Gundog Association Championship Show. Judge: Mrs P. Trotter (Baricia). Messano Otis Redding, 1st Puppy Dog, 3rd Junior Dog, 3rd Novice Dog, VHC Undergraduate Dog, Best Puppy Dog & with agreement of the bitch judge (Mrs S. Moxon (Thirldene)), BEST PUPPY IN BREED.
31/07/2005
East Of England Ladies Kennel Society Open Show. Judge: Mrs A. Yates (Delcott). Messano Otis Redding, 1st Puppy Dog, 2nd Junior Dog, 1st Graduate Dog, Best Puppy Dog, BEST PUPPY IN BREED. Judge: Mrs S. Watkins (Tamarley). Messano Mustang Sally, 3rd Post-Graduate Bitch.
24/07/2005

Kingston Canine Society Open Show. Judge: Mrs J. Bearman (Bearhard). Messano Otis Redding, 2nd Puppy Dog, VHC Junior Dog.
Messano Mustang Sally, 1st Post-Graduate Bitch.

23/07/2005
Leeds Championship Show. Judge: Mrs U. Spratt (Unavale). Messano Otis Redding, 1st Puppy Dog, 3rd Novice Dog. Best Puppy Dog & with agreement of the bitch judge (Mr M. Phillpot, Wesley), BEST PUPPY IN BREED.
17/07/2005
Worthing & District Canine Society Open Show. Judge: Mrs J. Lees (Denmarella). Messano Otis Redding, 1st Puppy Dog, 1st Junior Dog, 3rd Graduate Dog, Best Puppy Dog, BEST PUPPY IN BREED (in agreement with bitch judge, Mrs F. Dobson (Nosbodin)). Messano Mustang Sally, 3rd Graduate Bitch. This was Sally's first show since her coat returned.
16/07/2005
The Golden Retriever Club Championship Show. Judge: Mrs A. Falconer (Siatham). Messano Otis Redding, 2nd Puppy Dog, Res Junior Dog, 3rd Novice Dog.
15/07/2005
Paignton & District Fanciers Association Championship Show. Judge: Mrs P. Bevis (Starlance). Messano Otis Redding, 2nd Puppy Dog, Res Novice Dog.
13/07/2005
Dukeries Gundog Club Evening Open Show. Judge: Mrs S. Jolly (Kerrien). Messano Otis Redding, Res Puppy Dog
10/07/2005
South Bedfordshire County Open Show. Judge: Ms Sue Russell (Rosinante/Rosselle). Messano Otis Redding, 2nd Puppy Dog, 1st Junior Dog, 1st Graduate Dog.
9/07/2005
South Wales Kennel Association Championship Show. Judge: Mrs G. Hewitson (Serulia). Messano Otis Redding, Res Puppy Dog
03/07/2005
Bridgford & District Canine Society Open Show. Judge: Mrs A. Moss (Ewtor). Messano Otis Redding, Res Puppy Dog,
29/06/2005
The Royal Norfolk Agricultural Society Open Show. Judge: Mr A. Curry (Lodore). Messano Otis Redding, 1st Puppy Dog, 1st Junior Dog, BEST PUPPY IN BREED & Gundog Puppy Group 3.
26/05/2005
Uxbridge & District Canine Society Open Show. Judge: Angie Cooper (Dikedaze). Messano Otis Redding, 2nd Puppy Dog. Messano Jitterbug, 3rd Open Bitch.
25/06/2005
Blackpool Championship Show. Judge: Dr L. Roberts (Gloi). Messano Otis Redding, Res Puppy Dog
19/06/2005
Newmarket & District Canine Society Open Show. Judge: Mrs J. Merrick (Stormerick). Messano Otis Redding, Res Puppy Dog, 2nd Novice Dog. Messano Jitterbug, 3rd Open Bitch.
18/06/2005
Border Union Championship Show. Judge: Mrs F. Brightley (Caiomin/Drumkilty). Messano Otis Redding, 2nd Puppy Dog, 3rd Novice Dog. The second place in Puppy Dog qualified Otis for entry into Crufts 2006. For a photo of Otis in Scotland, click here
16/06/2005
Three Counties Agricultural Society Championship Show. Judge: Mrs J. Buckingham (Lindjan) Messano Otis Redding, Reserve Puppy Dog.
12/06/2005
Midland Golden Retriever Club Open Show. Judge: Mr L. Moran (Woodmore). Messano Otis Redding, 2nd Puppy Dog, 1st Maiden Dog, 1st Novice Dog, Reserve Undergraduate Dog.
11/06/2005
South West Essex Canine Association Open Show. Judge: Mrs L. Richardson (Turambar). Messano Otis Redding, 2nd Puppy Dog. Messano Jitterbug, Reserve Post Graduate Bitch.
05/06/2005
Saffron Walden & District Canine Society Open Show. Judge: Mrs S. Peters (Filouise). Messano Minnie The Moocher, Res Graduate Bitch.
04/06/2005
Southern Counties Championship Show. Judge: (Dogs) Mrs E. Pope (Chilzer). Messano Otis Redding, Res Minor Puppy Dog, 1st Maiden Dog. Judge: (Bitches) Mrs S. Barnes (Millgreen). Messano Jitterbug, 1st Post Graduate Bitch.
02/06/2005
Suffolk Agricultural Society Open Show. Judge: Mrs B. Gentleman (Embletay). Messano Otis Redding, 1st Puppy Dog, 2nd Junior Dog, 1st Novice Dog. Judge: Mrs T. Clear. Messano Minnie The Moocher, 1st Post Graduate Bitch, Reserve Best Bitch
01/06/2005
Boston & District Canine Society Evening Open Show. Judge: Mrs H. Mell (Meloak). Messano Otis Redding, 1st Puppy, Best Puppy & Reserve Best of Breed.
21/05/2005
Southend-On-Sea & District Canine Society Open Show. Judge: Mr F. Phipps (Saffrel). Messano Otis Redding, 1st Puppy Dog & BEST PUPPY IN BREED. Messano Minnie The Moocher, 1st Graduate Bitch. Nadine & Pat Barber's Messano Judge For Yourself, 1st Open Bitch.
15/05/2005
Crewe and District Canine Society Open Show. We did not enter any shows this weekend. Julie judged at the Crewe & DCS Open Show. An online photo gallery of the first-place winners can be seen if you click here
02/05/2005
Chelmsford & District Canine Society Open Show. Judge: Mr D. Arrondelle (Muirbeck). Messano Otis Redding, 1st Puppy Dog. Messano Jitterbug, 1st Open Bitch, Best Bitch & Best Of Breed.
24/04/2005
Derby Canine Society Open Show. Judge: Mrs P. Wilson (Pearlbarn). Messano Otis Redding, 2nd Puppy Dog. Judge: Miss A. Taggart (Altindan). Messano Minnie The Moocher, 1st Post Grad Bitch.
17/04/2005
Bury St. Edmunds & District Canine Society Open Show. Judge: Mrs S. Ross (Sokenlea/Rosselle). Messano Otis Redding, 2nd Minor Puppy. Messano Jitterbug, 1st Open Bitch, Reserve Best Of Breed.
10/04/2005
East Anglian Gundog Society Open Show. Judge: Mr David Manning (Gatchells). Lou Sewell's Messano Otis Redding, VHC Minor Puppy. Messano Minnie The Moocher, 2nd Yearling. This was Roxy's first show since April 2004.
06/04/2005
Messano Give Me Faith (Faith), produced one puppy bitch today by Caesarean section. Both Faith and the puppy are doing okay, we will update the news at a later date.
31/03/2005

Today was a very sad day at the Messano home. After a few days of failing health, we had to say goodbye to our wonderful old gentleman, Jamie. He would have been 15 years old on 11th April, he was fit and healthy almost to the end and the decision was made to spare him any suffering or indignity.
Jamie was our first male dog from our second litter and was all that you could ever hope for in a dog, loving, loyal with a wonderful temperament and a perfect companion.
He lives on in our Faith and many other dogs, who all seemed to inherit his lovely temperament.

27/03/2005
Eastern Counties Golden Retriever Club Open Show. Judge: Mr Gordon Kipps (Wheatcroft). Messano Mustang Sally, 3rd Special Working Bitch. Lou Sewell's Messano Otis Redding, 2nd Minor Puppy, 2nd Puppy.
20/03/2005

Woolwich, Bexley And District Canine Society Open Show. Judge: Mrs J. Morrissey (Shepedor). Messano Mustang Sally, 1st Graduate and Best Of Breed. Messano Jitterbug, 1st Open.
Sheringham & District Kennel Association Open Show. Judge: Mrs Di Ewings (Bryanstown). 1st Open Dog, Pam & Graham Wright's Messano Golden Challenger

19/03/2005

West Torrington & District Canine Club Open Show. Judge: Mrs S. Hush (Benrowan). Messano Otis Redding, owned by Lou and Lacey Sewell, was VHC in a quality class of 13 minor puppies. Lou was unable to attend this show, so Otis was handled by Julie.
Herts & Essex Border Canine Society Open Show. Judge: Mrs W. Pickup (Blenstone). Messano Nora Batty, owned by Pat & Nadine Barber, 1st Junior, 1st Novice & 1st Yearling .

12/03/2005
Crufts Dog Show. Judge: Mr Keith Young (Pyngold). Messano Mustang Sally, Res Special Working Bitch. Unfortunately, Whisper (Fairquest Summer Whisper To Messano), came into season two days before the show, so could not attend. This was a dissapointment because Catharina (Whisper's breeder) had travelled from Finland to attend Crufts. Julie also had success with one of the Large Munsterlanders that she owns in partnership with Gill Patrick. Ashlowrick Fluss Chet (Ellie), 3rd in Post Graduate at only 22 months of age, in a class of 20.
06/03/2005

Great Yarmouth, Gorleston and District Open Show. We did not have dogs entered at this show and spent the day stewarding for the working group. However, the Messano Kennel were well represented at the show and achieved the following results;
Judge: Mr Ron Johnson (Choriand). Louise Sewell's Messano Otis Redding gained a 1st in Puppy & BEST PUPPY IN BREED. This was both Lou's and Otis' first ever show and we were very proud to see them both do so well.

Nadine and Pat Barber's Messano Judge For Yourself, 1st Open.

Also, at East Of Scotland Open Show, Judge: MS H Lenzi, Messano Nelly Moser, owned by Tina Thomas, was awarded 1st in Junior and Novice.
Thanks to you all for flying the Messano flag so well this weekend!

05/03/2005
Romford & District Canine Society Open Show. Jusge: Miss A. Taggart (Altindan). Messano Mustang Sally, 2nd Graduate & Res Best Of Breed. Sally was beaten by Ritzilyn Manhattan, who subsequently won the Gundog Group and Best In Show.
27/02/2005
United Retriever Club Open Show. Judge: Mrs G. Atha (Torsinki). Messano Mustang Sally, Res Graduate Bitch.
06/02/2005
Slough & District Canine Society Open Show. Judge: Mrs J. Crang (Linoaks). Fairquest Summer Whisper To Messano (imp), 3rd Novice Bitch. This was Whisper's first outside show since last summer.
29/01/2005
East Of England Ladies Kennel Society Open Show. Judge: Ms Sue Russell (Rosinante/Rosselle). Messano Mustang Sally, 1st Graduate & Best Of Breed.
15/01/2005
Lincoln Canine Society Open Show. Judge: Mr David Arrondelle (Muirbeck). Messano Mustang Sally, VHC, Special Yearling.