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2012 News
23/12/2012

Colchester & District Canine Society Open Show. Judge: Mrs A. Kirkman (Tzarmont). Messano Phonafriend, 1st Open Bitch and Best Of Breed. Beattie's 3rd show this year with her 3rd Best Of Breed. A good finish to the year!

24/11/2012

The Golden Retriever Club Open Show. Judge: Mrs S. Zubair (Thornywait). Messano Urban Myth JW ShCM, 1st Open Dog. Messano Expialidocious JW, Res Open Bitch.

18/11/2012

Bolsover & District Canine Society Open Show. Judge: Mrs J. Nielsonl (Ponfeigh). Messano Phonafriend, 1st Open Bitch and Best Of Breed. Beattie's 2nd show this year with her 2nd Best Of Breed.

10/11/2012

Gundog Breeds Association Of Scotland Championship Show. Judge: Mrs J. May (Cherrygold). Messano Urban Myth JW ShCM, 1st Limit Dog. Messano Expialidocious JW, 3rd Post Graduate Bitch.

04/11/2012

Berkshire Downs And Chilterns Golden Retriever Club Championship Show. Judge: Mrs A. Hagger (Fairfield). Messano Urban Myth JW ShCM, 2nd Limit Dog. Judge: Mrs E. Pope (Chilzer) Messano Expialidocious JW, 2nd Post Graduate Bitch.

17/10/2012

Gundog Society Of Wales Championship Show. Dog Judge: Mrs A. Richardson (Darrachonna). Messano Urban Myth JW ShCM, Res Limit Dog.

30/09/2012

Great Yarmouth, Gorleston and District Open Show. Judge: Mr S. Sheppard (Prairiedawn). Messano Expialidocious JW, 1st Post Graduate Bitch. Messano Phonafriend, 1st Open & Best of Breed. Beattie's first show this year and she returned with top honours!

23/09/2012

Eastern Counties Golden Retriever Club Championship Show. Judge: Mr R. Sillence (Canina). Messano Urban Myth JW ShCM, 3rd Limit Dog. Judge: Mr B. Lundgren (Sweden) Messano Expialidocious JW, 2nd Post Graduate Bitch.

21/09/2012

Driffield Championship Show. Judge: Mrs A. Falconer (Siatham). Messano Urban Myth JW ShCM, 1st Limit Dog, Dog Challenge Certificate & Best Of Breed. Rumours 2nd CC - just one more to go!

09/09/2012

Richmond Championship Show. Judge: Mrs R. Lewis (Perodale). Messano Urban Myth JW ShCM, 1st Limit Dog. Judge: Mrs G. Brodie (Chadzo) Messano Expialidocious JW, 2nd Post Graduate Bitch.

05/09/2012

Messano Riseand Shine (Sunny) gave birth to 9 puppies (5 dogs and 4 bitches) by Stvincent Ice Falcon With Messano (Ben). A puppy diary can be seen by clicking here. We have been through the alphabet with our dogs names in the past 24 years that we have been breeding and this will be our 'A' litter number 2.

02/09/2012

Birmingham City Championship Show. Judge: Mr Filip Jonsson (Sweden). Messano Urban Myth JW ShCM, 2nd Limit Dog. Judge: Mrs A. Woodcock (Stanroph) Messano Expialidocious JW, 2nd Post Graduate Bitch.

25/08/2012

The Scottish kennel Club Championship Show. Judge: Mrs J. Griggs (Mulfield).Messano Urban Myth JW ShCM, 2nd Limit Dog. Messano Expialidocious JW, 2nd Post Graduate Bitch.

11/08/2012

Bournemouth Championship Show. Judge: Mrs J. Barrow (Halebourne). Messano Urban Myth JW ShCM, 1st Limit Dog.

05/08/2012

Paignton Championship Show. Judge: Mr A. Fall. Messano Expialidocious JW, Res Post Graduate Bitch.

04/08/2012

The National Gundog Association Championship Show. Judge: Mrs J. Bearman (Bearhard). Messano Expialidocious JW, 3rd Yearling Bitch.

21/07/2012

The Golden Retriever Club Championship Show. Judge: Mrs B. Keighley (Colbar). Messano Urban Myth JW ShCM, 2nd Mid Limit Dog.

07/07/2012

East Of England Championship Show. Judge: Mrs I. Pinfield (Tilldawn). Messano Urban Myth JW ShCM, VHC Mid Limit Dog.

04/07/2012

Messano Riseand Shine (Sunny) has been mated to Stvincent Ice Falcon With Messano. (Ben). Puppies will be due around 06/09/2012.

01/07/2012

Berkshire Downs & Chilterns Golden Retriever Club Open Show. Judge: Mrs P. Easton (Eastonwood). Messano Urban Myth JW ShCM, 1st Open Dog. Messano Expialidocious JW, 1st Post Graduate Bitch, Best Bitch, Reserve Best In Show and Best Opposite Sex. A very lucky show for us - Rumour has won Best In Show at this show in 2010 and 2011 and now little sister has won Reserve Best In Show at less than 2 years of age. A couple of photos of Poppins at the show can be seen by clicking here.

27/06/2012

The Royal Norfolk Show. Judge: Mrs J. Duncan (Dunsaron). Messano Urban Myth JW ShCM, 1st Open Dog, Best Dog, Best Of Breed and Group 3. Messano Expialidocious JW, 2nd Post-Graduate Bitch. This was a great result for us, because since Rumour gained his first CC, we made the decision to stop entering him at general open shows and this was the last one we had entered. This BOB & G3 gave Rumour his 25th point for his Show Certificate of Merit and now we can add the suffix ShCM to his name (subject to KC confirmation).

17/06/2012

Newmarket & District Canine Society Open Show. Dog Judge: D. Crutwell (Ashbyglen). Messano Urban Myth JW, 1st Open Dog, Best Dog, Reserve Best Of Breed. Bitch Judge: Mrs M. Fascione (Goldrealm). Messano Expialidocious JW, 1st Post-graduate Bitch, Best Bitch, Best Of Breed & Group 4 (Group Judge: R.Pike (Scarletti)). A lovely day for us and Poppins took the limelight from her brother for a change! Thanks to all the judges for this great compliment to our kennel. Photos & a video from the show can be seen by clicking here.

09-16/06/2012

We had a lovely holiday with friends on the beautiful Greek island of Kefalonia. We owe our daughter Emma and partner Glen a huge thank-you for moving in with her new baby Josh for a week to look after the dogs. We have uploaded a few photos of our holiday, which can be seen by clicking here

08/06/2012

Three Counties Championship Show. Dog & Bitch Judge: Mrs R. Broughton. Messano Urban Myth JW, VHC Post-Graduate Dog. Messano Expialidocious JW, Reserve Yearling Bitch.

06/06/2012

Paul took over as a stand-in judge at short-notice at Guildford & District Canine Society's Open Show after the original judge was injured in an accident. Best Of Breed was awarded to Robinson's Timtaurn Tanushri At Detection, Reserve Best Of Breed went to Taylor's Trebettyyn Teryrnon To Tanadice JW SHCM and Best Puppy to Morss' Xanthos Ferrari, who was also awarded Puppy Group 1 by Moray Armstrong (Bitcon).

01/06/2012

Southern Counties Canine Society Championship Show. Dog Judge: Mrs G. Atha (Torsinki). Messano Urban Myth JW, 1st Post Graduate Dog, Challenge Certificate and with agreement from the Bitch judge, Mrs K. Ellis (Tenfield), Best Of Breed!
Messano Expialidocious, Reserve Yearling.
We were thrilled to be awarded with Rumour's 1st C.C. and thank everyone for their congratulations - it made our Jubilee weekend very special!

15/05/2012

A bit of non-doggy news from the proud grand-parents of our new Grand-son Joshua Raymon Cockman. Joshua was born to our Daughter Emma weighing 9ibs, 12 ozs and was in such a hurry to be born that he could not wait to go to hospital and his father Glen deliverer him in their home!
Mother, baby (and Glen!) are all doing well after their unexpected delivery. A few photos can be seen by clicking here

07/05/2012

Chelmsford and District Canine Society Open Show. Dog Judge: Mrs N. Hughes (Aymsbury). Messano Urban Myth JW, 1st Open Dog & Best Of Breed. Messano Expialidocious, 2nd Yearling. This was Poppins first show for several months, so we were pleased that she was placed highly at her return show. She was only beaten by her nephew Polo (Stvincent Royal Mint).

06/05/2012

The Golden Retriever Club Of Northumbria Championship Show. Julie was thrilled to be asked to judge the bitches at this show and had a very enjoyable day with lots of quality bitches to judge.
Thanks to all of you who entered under her.
Photos of all the first and second placed bitches can be seen by clicking here.
We also send our congratulations to StVincent Royal Mint, a Rumour son owned by Pam Simms, who won the final points for his Junior Warrant at this show at a day under 12 months of age. A photo of him taken at the show can be seen by clicking here

28/04/2012

West Of England Ladies Kennel Society Championship Show. Dog Judge: Mrs T. Butterworth (Applebrook). Messano Urban Myth JW, reserve Post Graduate.

22/04/2012

The North West Golden Retriever Club Championship Show. Dog Judge: Mr T. Hird (Wyebank). Messano Urban Myth JW, 1st Post Graduate. This was Rumour's 5th win in Post Graduate, so he has now qualified out of this class and will join the big boys in Mid limit or Limit at future championship shows. A picture of Rumour moving at the show can be seen by clicking here.

15/04/2012

Norfolk & Norwich CS Open Show. Judge: Mr J. Taylor (Tannadice). Messano Urban Myth JW, 2nd Open. Julie was judging at the Golden Retriever Club of The Netherlands this weekend, so Paul took a turn at handling Rumour at the show. This was probably reflected in the result!
Photos of the winner and runner-up at the GRCN show can be seen by clicking here.

08/04/2012

Whilst at the show, we received the devastating news that Otis (Messano Otis Redding JW) had died. We have dedicated a special tribute page to him here

08/04/2012

Northern Golden Retriever Association Championship Show. Rumour and Poppins both entered for their KC Good Citizens Test at this show today. We are delighted to report that Poppins achieved her Bronze award and Rumour achieved the Silver award

25/03/2012

Gt Yarmouth, Gorleston and District CS Open Show. Judge: Mrs B. Bodle. Messano Uban Myth JW, 1st, Best of Breed, Gundog Group 4.

18/03/2012

Woolwich, Bexley Heath & District CS Open Show. Judge: Mrs D. Vorley (Camestone). Messano Urban Myth JW, 2nd Open, Res Best of Breed.

09/03/2012

Cruft's Championship Show 2012. We had entered Poppin's at Cruft's this year, but due to lack of coat decided not to take her. Julie still had a successful day in the Large Munsterlander ring handling the bitch that she owns in partnership with Paul's aunt Gill Patrick. Lucy (Ashlowrick Satin Flower) won Limit Bitch, her third successive first at Cruft's.

Congratulations also to Pam Simms for winning Special Puppy and Special Junior with StVincent Royal Mint (Polo). Polo is a Rumour son and shares his good looks and fabulous temperament. Well done Pam and Polo - we are so proud of you!

04/03/2012

Southern Golden Retriever Society Championship Show. Dog Judge: Mrs W. Andrews (Catcombe). Messano Urban Myth JW, 1st Post Graduate. Bitch Judge: Mrs G. Hare (Rojillair). Messano Expialidocious, Reserve Yearling.
This was Rumour's first Championship show for two months, so we were very pleased with the result.

25/02/2012

Sutton Coldfield Canine Society Open Show. Judge: Mrs M.Loverock (Lovissa). Messano Expialidocious, 1st Post Graduate. This was Poppins first show in 6 weeks, so we were pleased that she returned with a win.

18/01/2012

Messano Phonafriend (Beattie) had her litter today by Ritzilyn Rock On Tommy For Messano (Tommy). The litter consists of 1 bitch and 4 dogs. Photographs can be seen by clicking on this link.

15/01/2012

SWECA Open Show. Judge: Mrs S. Linter (Oystergold). Messano Urban Myth JW, 1st Open Dog, Reserve Best Dog. Messano Expialidocious, 2nd Junior Bitch, Res Graduate Bitch, 3rd Post Graduate Bitch.

06/01/2012

Boston Canine Society Championship Show. Judge: Mrs S. Pounds-Longhurst (Mossburn). Messano Urban Myth JW, 2nd Post Graduate. Judge: Mrs J. Edwards (Guella). Messano Expialidocious, 2nd Junior, 1st Yearling, 1st Graduate. Poppins went to this show needing 1 point to complete her Junior Warrant and was actually awarded 6 points, so she is now officially Messano Expialidocious JW. Thank you to all the judges who helped her achieve this award.

03/01/2012

A Happy New year to all our visitors. Welcome to the 12th year of the Messano Golden Retrievers website.

2011 was a successful year for the Messano Kennel, our show team for most of the year consisted of Rumour (Messano Urban Myth JW) and Poppins (Messano Expialidocious).

Rumour thrilled us by winning two breed club Open Show Best In Show awards (Eastern Counties GRC & Berkshire Downs & Chilterns GRC for the 2nd year in succession).
Not to be outdone by her big brother, Poppins delighted us by winning Best Puppy In Show at the North West GRC Championship Show.
Mum Beattie Messano Phonafriend also kept the flag flying by being awarded Best Bitch and Best Opposite Sex In Show at Eastern Counties GRC Open Show. Thanks to all judges concerned.

We recently had the results of Poppins' health clearances and are pleased to announce that she has clear eyes, 0 Elbow Score and 4-6 Hip Score.

We are now looking forward to the arrival of Beattie's litter to Tommy (Messano Phonafriend x Ritzilyn Rock On Tommy For Messano) on approximately 19th January.

Good luck to all our readers and hope that you continue to enjoy visiting our website and remind you that you can subscribe to our mailing list by clicking the button on our homepage and then you will be sent an e-mail each time we update the site.


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