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2007 News

29/12/2007
Luton Canine Society Premier Open Show. Judge: Mrs J. Crang (Linoaks). Ritzilyn Rock On Tommy, 3rd Minor Puppy Dog/Bitch, 2nd Puppy Dog. Messano Phonafriend, 1st Post Graduate Bitch. Messano Give Me Faith, 1st Veteran Dog/Bitch. A very enjoyable show, especially with Faith being awarded 1st in Veteran, with her litter brothers Messano Golden Opportunity and Messano Golden Challenger 2nd and 3rd respectively in the same class. A compliment to their father Messano Blueprint and mother Tyrocoll Spice girl For Messano (a Boysie daughter). This was our last show attended in 2007 and we look forward to 2008 with our 'show team'. Thanks to all of you who log on to our website regularly to follow our kennels progress.
07/12/2007
Sleaford & District Canine Society Open Show. Judge: Mrs J. Gregory (Bernewood). Ritzilyn Rock On Tommy, 3rd Puppy Dog. Messano Phonafriend, Res Post Graduate Bitch. Messano Give Me Faith, 2nd Open Bitch. This was Faith's first show for a long time, she is now 9 years of age.
23/12/2007
Colchester And District Canine Society Open Show. Judge: Mr John Thirwell (Fearnley). Ritzilyn Rock On Tommy, 1st Puppy Dog. Messano Phonafriend, Res Open.
09/12/2007
Woolwich, Bexley & District Open Show. Judge: Mrs F. Dobson (Nosbodin). Ritzilyn Rock On Tommy, 1st Puppy & Best Puppy. Messano Phonafriend 3rd Open.
08/12/2007
Ladies Kennel Association Championship Show. Judge: Mrs H. Morris (Sandusky). Ritzilyn Rock On Tommy, 3rd Minor Puppy Dog, VHC Puppy Dog. The 3rd place in Minor Puppy qualified Tommy for Crufts 2008 at his first Championship Show! He will hopefully attend with Otis, Sally & Sunny.
25/11/2007
South Of England Gundog Club Open Show. Judge: Mrs J. Morrissey (Shepedor). Messano Phonafriend 1st Post Graduate.
18/11/2007
Camberley & Disrict Canine Society Open Show. Judge: Mrs L. Marrow (Medula). Ritzilyn Rock On Tommy, VHC Puppy Dog
17/11/2007
Huntingdonshire Canine Society Open Show. Judge: Mrs S. Golder (Summeramba). Ritzilyn Rock On Tommy, VHC Minor Puppy, 2nd Puppy.
12/11/2007
Introducing Ritzilyn Rock On Tommy. Tommy joined us at Messano in June 2007 and has quickly become the spoiled boy (apart from Paul & George!) in the Messano household. Tommy should be making his show debut on the weekend of 17/18th November.
We are very grateful for George and Lynne Hennessy for trusting us with Tommy, he has a lot to live up to, superseding G. G. Grandfather Boysie as the 'man of the house'.
10-11/11/2007
We did not attend any shows this weekend. Instead, while Paul 'held the fort' at home, Julie flew up to Inverness in Scotland to see a litter of Tina Thomas' puppies from Messano Nelly Moser sired by Messano Otis Redding.
03/11/2007
Thames Estuary Canine Society Open Show. Judge: Mrs B. Baskett (Lestronde). Messano Phonafriend 1st Post Graduate Bitch. we were very pleased with this result, as it was Beattie's first show since June and she was in competition with some very nice bitches. Sunny (Messano Riseand Shine) has now been withdrawn from showing while she changes her 'clothes'. She should be back in the ring again in the spring.
28/10/2007
Southern Golden Retriever Society Open Show. Judge: Mrs P. Wilson (Pearlbarn). Messano Riseand Shine 3rd Puppy Bitch, Reserve Maiden Bitch. Messano Otis Redding JW Reserve Open Dog.
21/10/2007
Gravesend & Medway Towns Open Show. Judge: Mrs J. Griggs (Mulfield). Messano Riseand Shine 1st Puppy & Best Puppy. Messano Otis Redding JW 2nd Open & Best Opposite Sex. This was Otis' first show for several months.
14/10/2007
Beckenham Canine Association Open Show. Judge: Mrs L. Fisher (Palizolla). Messano Riseand Shine 2nd Puppy Bitch.
07/10/2007
East Anglian Gundog Society Open Show. Judge: Mrs C. Benson (Goldenquest). Messano Riseand Shine 2nd Puppy. At the same show, Nadine Barber's Messano Golden Opportunity (Chester) won the Veteran class. This qualified Chester for the Best In Show competition, where he was awarded Best In Show 4. Well done Chester!
03/10/2007
Tina & Barbara Thomas' Messano Nelly Moser (Lois) produced her first litter by Messano Otis Redding. There are 6 bitches and 2 dogs. If you are interested in a puppy from Lois, please telephone 01349 883254 or 07906 143690 or e-mail tinay.thomas@virgin.net. The puppies are in Scotland, in Ross-Shire.
30/09/2007

Great Yarmouth, Gorleston & District C.S. Open Show. Judge: Mr F. Whyte (Kazval). Messano Riseand Shine 1st Puppy, Best Puppy, Best Of Breed & Puppy Group 3. Julie attended this show, while Paul was 'official' photographer at the Eastern Counties Golden Retriever Club Championship Show at Newmarket. Results & photos from this show can be seen here

23/09/2007
Ashford, Faversham & District Canine Society Open Show. Judge: Nikki Hughes (Aymsbury). Messano Riseand Shine 1st Puppy & Best Puppy. Messano Mustang Sally, 1st Limit. This was Sally's first show since 6th August 2006, so we were pleased with the result. We did not stay for the Puppy group, as the show was very badly organised and would have taken place very late in the day.
13/09/2007
Darcey has gone to live with Bosley, one of her brothers. She was 15-weeks when she left, having spent more than 10 weeks in total with us. She has settled in very well with Alan, Janet and Bosley, we miss her as she is a very affectionate and endearing puppy and we had got used to her being with us. Click here for a photo of Darcey, Bosley, Alan and Janet.
09/09/2007
Messano Quest For Gold won Best Dog and Best Of Breed and finally 3rd in the Group at a show in The Netherlands. Well done Elvira and Nelson.
01-08/09/2007
We had a very relaxing holiday with 8 other friends in a villa on Majorca. We ate well, drunk well, laid in the sun and swam in our own pool.. A real lazy week with plenty of sleep! We are very grateful to Emma (our daughter) who dog sat for us. No easy feat when there are eight dogs to care for. Click here for a view from our villa balcony looking over Es Forti beach at Cala Dor.
26/08/2007
Rotterdam Championship Show (The Netherlands). Judge: Mrs V. Burns (Abnalls). Broos' Messano Ramsey Lewis, 1st Puppy Dog, Kloek's Messano Quest For Gold, 1st Intermediate Dog. Well done Ramsy and Nelson, for flying the Messano flag for us in Holland.
11-13/08/2007
We travelled to Belgium to watch The Golden Retriever Club Of Belgium Championship Show. We had a very enjoyable weekend and met with Nelson from our 'Q' litter and Ramsy from our 'S' litter. The weather was hot and sunny and we enjoyed seeing lots of new dogs and meeting the Belgian exhibitors, who were friendly and very hospitable.
05/08/2007
East Of England Ladies Kennel Society Open Show. Judge: Mrs G. Hill (Bramhills). Messano Riseand Shine 2nd Minor Puppy Bitch,VHC Puppy Bitch. Messano Golden Opportunity from our G litter was also exhibited at this show in veteran Dog, for a photo of Chester, please click here.
04/08/2007
National Gundog Association Championship Show. Judge: Mrs T. Butterworth (Applebrook). Messano Riseand Shine VHC Maiden.
29/07/2007
Milton Keynes & District C.S. Open Show. Judge: Mr K. Grewcock (Ryanstock). Messano Riseand Shine 3rd Puppy.
21/07/2007
The Golden Retriever Club Championship Show. We did not exhibit any of our own dogs at this show, but Elvira Kloek from The Netherlands brought Messano Quest For Gold (Nelson) over to exhibit and Julie handled him in his class. Nelson won his first ever championship show class in the UK under Mrs Heather Morss (Xanthos) in Yearling Dog. This win qualifies Nelson for Crufts 2008. Well done Nelson! Click here to see a photo of Nelson at the show.
18/07/2007
Nick & Dawn Hipperson's bitch Ashia has produced a litter of six puppies to Messano Otis Redding JW. There are a few of these puppies still available for the right homes, please phone Nick or Dawn on 01508 530607. You can see some photos of these puppies if you click here
18/07/2007
East Of England Championship Show. Judge: Mrs U. Spratt (Unavale). Messano Riseand Shine 3rd Minor Puppy Bitch.
15/07/2007
John & Kathy Moore's bitch Rosie has produced a litter of puppies to Messano Otis Redding JW. There are a couple of these puppies still available for the right homes, please phone John or Kathy on 01508 578936 or e-mail by clicking here. You can see some photos of these puppies if you click here
30/06/2007
Windsor Championship Show. Mrs B. Mills (Millwater). Messano Riseand Shine 3rd Minor Puppy Bitch. This place has qualified Sunny for Crufts 2008.
28/06/2007
The Royal Norfolk Agricultural Society Open Show. Judge: Mrs K. Wheeler (Arkathia) Dogs.Messano Otis Redding, 1st Post Graduate Dog & Best Dog. Mr A. Wheeler (Arkathia) Bitches. Messano Riseand Shine 1st Puppy Bitch.
17/06/2007
Newmarket & District Canine Society Open Show. Judge; Mr S. Hollings (Gunalt). Messano Riseand Shine, 3rd Minor Puppy, 2nd Puppy Bitch.
16/06/2007
Border Union Championship Show. Judge: Mrs A. Falconer (Siatham). Messano Otis Redding, VHC Post Graduate Dog
09/06/2007
South West Essex Canine Association Open Show. Judge: Mr S. De Ridder (Spenchael, Belgium). Messano Otis Redding, 1st Open Dog, Best Dog & Best Of Breed with agreement of co-judge Mrs J. Leybourne (Ronjalee).
03/06/2007
Saffron Walden & District Canine Society Open Show. Judge: Mr F. Phipps (Saffrel). Messano Riseand Shine, 3rd Minor Puppy. Messano Phonafriend, 1st Graduate Bitch. Messano Otis Redding, 1st Open Dog & Best Of Breed.
01/06/2007
We are pleased to announce the birth of 5 bitches and 4 dogs to Messano Minnie the Moocher (Roxy). To read about her birth and see an online pictorial diary of the puppies development, please click here. The puppies all have new homes arranged for them.
31/05/2007
The Suffolk Show. Judge: Mrs D. Rose (Gaytonwood). Messano Riseand Shine, Reserve Puppy. Messano Phonafriend, 3rd Post Graduate Bitch
27/05/2007
Sunny is six months old today, and (Roxy's whelping allowing), should go to her first show at the Suffolk Show on Thursday. She has now started going for a short walk with her mum and the rest of the girls a few times a week. For a photo of her returning home, click here.
27/05/2007
Sadly we have to report that India is not going to have any puppies. She was carrying a litter until six weeks in whelp, but unfortunately she has lost them. This is a great dissapointment for us all, but especially her owner, Jenny; the most important thing is that India is okay.
20/05/2007
Coventry & District C.S. Open Show. Our first show for about 6-weeks, and Beattie's first since March. Judge: Mrs S. Binks (Suekelle). Messano Phonafriend, 1st Limit.
17/05/2007
Julie was invited to judge at the Golden Retriever Club of The Netherlands. She judged the Baby Puppy and Puppy males class and had a very enjoyable time. Julie had a chance to meet with Nelson, from our 'Q' litter & Ramsy from our 'R' litter. Click here to see some photos of them both.
11/05/2007
We are pleased to confirm that both Roxy and India are in whelp and we look forward to the arrival of the puppies around 1st June. This will be the first time in more than 23 years that we have had two litters simultaneously, so we don't really know what to expect!
04/05/2007
Today Otis' second 'lady' Rosie (Choriand Charming Rose With Hessonite), gave birth to her puppies. She had 7 puppies, 4 bitches & 3 dogs. A photo can be seen of the proud mum and babies if you click here. All puppies from this litter already have homes arranged for them.
23/04/2007
Today we had a scare with Messano Give Me Faith. We noticed that she was a bit subdued and during a physical examination we found a discharge from her vulva. This was an ominous warning sign and we took her to the vets who confirmed our fears that Faith was suffering from a condition called 'Pyometra'. This is a serious infection of the womb and can result in death if not treated immediately. She was booked in by our Vet for an emergency spay, which resulted in a womb full of pus being removed in a delicate operation. We are pleased to announce that the operation was a complete success and Faith has made a full recovery and has joined Paul and the other dogs on their daily walk. This is a warning to all owners of unspayed bitches, keep a close eye on them for the weeks after they have been in season, if we had not immediately suspected pyometra,it may have been a sad outcome.
08/04/2007
East Anglian Gundog Open Show. Judge: Mrs M. Pett (Rumwood). Messano Otis Redding, 1st Open & Reserve Best Of Breed. This was Otis & our last show for several weeks, so was a nice result to end with.
07/04/2007
Gundog Training day at Debach, Suffolk. Paul took Beattie to a beginners gundog training day. This involved retrieving dummies from land and water and basic obedience. Beattie enjoyed her day but was very tired at the end. For a group photo taken at the training, click here.
25/03/2007
Yorkshire Golden retriever Club Championship Show. Judge: Mrs F Brightley (Caoimhin). Messano Otis Redding, 3rd Post Graduate Dog.
01/04/2007
Great Yarmouth, Gorleston & District Canine Society Open Show. Judge: Mrs V. Harvey (Donvaleset). Messano Otis Redding, 1st Open & Best Of Breed. To see a couple of photos of Otis taken at the show, click here
24/03/2007
Eastern Counties Golden Retriever Club Open Show. Judge: Mrs M. Lade (Hunterdean). Messano Otis Redding, 1st Post Graduate Dog, Best Dog, Best Opposite Sex, Reserve Best In Show. Messano Phonafriend, 2nd Post Graduate Bitch.
17/03/2007
South West Golden Retriever Club Championship Show. Judge: Mr Bernard Catterall (Golmas). Messano Otis Redding, Very Highly Commended Post Graduate.
25/02/2007
Kent County Canine Association Open Show. Judge: Mrs S. Zubair (Thornywait). Messano Phonafriend, 3rd Post Graduate. Messano Otis Redding, 2nd Open.
22/02/2007

Paul, Julie & Lou Sewell are pleased to announce the arrival of Otis' (Messano Otis Redding) first litter today. There are 8 dogs and 1 bitch. The mother is Abbie (Messano Nothing Sweeter) from our 'N' litter.
There are a few dogs available (we never guessed that there would be 8 males!). Rebecca Hargood is the owner, and can be contacted by e-mail - Rebecca's e-mail. We have posted a couple of photos of the proud mother, with her babies here, and will add photos as the puppies grow.

10/02/2007
Isle Of Ely Open Show. Judge: Mr T. Beebe (Carangil). Messano Phonafriend, 1st Post Graduate. Messano Give Me Faith, 2nd Open. This was Faith's first show for many years, and she enjoyed being back in the ring. It was the first time that she had been to a show with her daughter, Beattie. A photo of Faith in the ring can be found here.
04/02/2007
Lowestoft, Oulton Broad & District Canine Society Limited Show. judge Mrs S. Head (Saltdean). Messano Jitterbug, Reserve Open. Jenny Bowden's Messano Spinning Jenny was awarded 1st place in Post Graduate and Best Of Breed. Well done Jenny and Jenna!
28/01/2007
City Of Cambridge Open Show. Judge: Mrs S. Ross (Sokenlea/Rosselle). Messano Otis Redding, 1st Open Dog & Best Of Breed. Messano Minnie The Moocher, 2nd Post Graduate.
27/01/2007
Wellingborough & District Canine Society Open Show. Judge: Mrs J. Chalkley (Pondcroft). Messano Phonafriend, 1st Post Graduate. Messano Minnie The Moocher, 2nd Open.
06/01/2007
Boston & District Canine Society Championship Show. Judge: Mrs R. Broughton (Amblaire). Messano Otis Redding, Very Highly Commended, Post Graduate Dog.
Messano Minnie The Moocher. Roxy was short-listed in Post Graduate Bitch, which we were very pleased with, as there were 20 present in the class and it was her first Championship show since she was a puppy!