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Le Weekend 2019 – Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th July 2019

LE WEEKEND (Documents below)

BRITTANY CLUB OF GREAT BRITAIN

‘Le Weekend’

Saturday 13th, Sunday 14th July 2019

At

RISEHOLME AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE,
RISEHOLME, LINCOLN, LN2 2LG

photo by permission of Lindsey Stevens

For those that don’t know, Le Weekend is the club’s annual get together where members from all over the UK gather to take part in the working and activity day and the championship show. The weekend is friendly and informal. You can attend either (or both) days and join in and take part in as much or as little as you want to. There are trophies and prizes up for grabs on both days and the chance to meet other like-minded Brittany enthusiasts.

Dogs do not have to be KC registered to take part in the activity day competitions and events – in fact they don’t have to be Brittanys – other HPR breeds owned by members are welcome to take part in Le Weekend activity day.

If you were at Le Weekend last year, we hope to welcome you back. If you have not attended before, why not make this year the first time.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Documents can be downloaded by clicking below


Accommodation

On-site accommodation is available There are single rooms only and these are priced at £37.50 per person. Rooms are on two levels and have easy access to toilets and showers. There is also a well-equipped kitchen where guests can prepare their own drinks or snacks. Accommodation is available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Please book in plenty of time using the enclosed booking form. Our dogs are also welcome but must be kept under control. No dogs are permitted in rooms. Bedding and towels will be provided.

Unfortunately there is no space for caravans or motor homes, but there are several sites fairly close by. Please make own bookings:

CAMC Sites:
> Westgate House CL – Grass EHU, £14 pr nt.
> Beechcroft CL – Grass EHU.
> Lakeside Touring Caravan Park, Thorney, Newark, has a dog exercise field, £23 pr nt, £1 pr nt per dog.
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Other sites:
> Langdale Lakes Caravan Park, dog walk on site, £25pr nt (max 2 dogs).
> Carriers Farm, dog walk on site, grass EHU, £15 pr nt.
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> There are numerous other places in the area but these are ones that confirmed (at the time) that they had vacancies and would accept dogs and are relatively close to Riseholme (Thorney is a bit further but the availability of dog exercise area may make up for this).
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New for 2019!

This year we will have a marquee on site at Riseholme that will be the central point of the weekend. It will provide an information point during the weekend, the location for our Championship Show on Saturday 13th July, the meeting point for other activities during the weekend and will be the venue for our Saturday evening Hog Roast.

CATERING

Another first for 2019 will be our Hog Roast on the Saturday evening. This will be held in the Marquee. The cost will be £25 per person including desert and must be booked in advance. No drinks are included, so please bring along your own drinks. The menu for the Hog Roast is attached.

We hope many members will wish to attend this special evening to make the whole weekend an “all round enjoyable” event in the Brittany Club Calendar.

The cafeteria at Riseholme provides snacks and full meals at very reasonable prices and will be open during the weekend at the following times:

Friday Evening Meal 5.00 – 7.00pm
Saturday Breakfast 8.00 – 10.00am
Saturday Lunch 12.00-2.00pm
Sunday Breakfast 8.00- 10.00am
Sunday Lunch 12.00- 2.00pm

All meals purchased at the cafeteria are payable on site

There will be no Bar facilities but we can bring our own drinks.

WORKING AND ACTIVITIES DAY

Sunday 14th July 2019 9.30 am
Meet in the Marquee for information on all the day’s events and for introductions and instructions for the day. Each participant will receive a timetable and map of the area on registration – enlarged copies of these will also be at strategic points.

NATURAL APTITUDE ASSESSMENT (TAN Test des Aptitudes Naturels) 

Your dog (6 months +) needs no previous training and is assessed on its natural ability in Hunting and Pointing, and on its response to its handler. It takes place in a secure field where caged birds have been hidden. The Judge wants to see it hunt the area thoroughly, use the wind instinctively and its reaction to finding game. It is a relaxed and informal assessment of your dog’s working potential.

Dogs who have not previously passed their TAN will receive a certificate of attendance and a critique. Those gaining a pass, in the assessor’s opinion, will receive a Diploma of Merit. The Stan Smith Memorial Trophy will be awarded for Best TAN participant on the day. NB Former winners are excluded from competing.


HUNTING

An afternoon training session is designed to help you to understand use of the wind and more about teaching your dog how to quarter ground thoroughly, etc.


REEP

Deep water retrieve Dogs are asked to retrieve a canvas dummy from water requiring them to swim. Achieving this earns your dog a Diploma of Merit. More experienced dogs can try a higher degree of difficulty, where the dog is sent across a wider expanse of water for an unseen dummy. Bring dog (and human) towels.


RETRIEVING

This is the third element of the HPR’s skills. Introductory training sessions will be held throughout the morning – dogs can retrieve favourite toys or canvas dummies. In the afternoon there will be two competitions, for Novice and Advanced dogs, where different types of retrieves are attempted – of increasing complexity. You will see exercises to teach your dog in preparation for next year’s Le Weekend!

A dog that retrieves can be exercised in a relatively small area, so it is a boon to urban owners without access to open countryside.


CANI-X

A relatively new sport where owners and dogs compete as a team – running trails over differing distances according to your ambition and fitness! Dogs wear a harness and are attached to you by a bungee line fastened to your belt. This is a safe and enjoyable way of exercising and building a good rapport with your dog. Advice will be available on the day.


AGILITY

An excellent outlet for energy and high intensity exercise that encourages responsiveness. A selection of jumps, tunnels, etc. will be available for practice throughout the day, with experienced handlers on hand to coach you and your dog. Ask them about this popular sport.


OBEDIENCE

Sessions in both morning and afternoon will deal with behavioural problems, basic obedience, and your relationship with your Brittany. Experienced Canine Behaviourists will be on hand to help with individual problems.

Covers heelwork, recall and staying, etc. Advice on developing a deeper interest through Kennel Club Good Citizen Scheme and Obedience Clubs


TIMED STAY

Competition with trophy for longest stay.


SPRINT

Over about 50 yards to find quickest dog with trophy for fastest.


SHOW HANDLING

Demonstrations on show presentation, grooming and handling


KC POINTS OF THE DOG ASSESSMENT

For intending judges, Points of the Dog Seminar and Assessment with Kennel Club accredited Trainer, Kathy Gorman


CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW

Saturday 13th July 2019 10.30 a.m.
Main Judge: Janette Yarrow (BONAPARTIST)

As a child I grew up with dogs at home and I began showing in 1969 after my parents bought me an Irish Setter. Whilst still at school I started working for a well known Irish and English Setter kennel which carried the Margretwoods and Renmark affixes and was taught all aspects of the show dog.

It was during this time I met my future husband Paul who was then also showing English Setters. We took a step back from the show world whilst raising our family but when rekindling our interest in showing it was the Brittany that had caught our eye. After initial research, viewing from the ringside and visiting kennels we purchased our first Brittany in 1997 and the Bonapartist kennel was founded shortly after.

To date we have owned a total of fourteen Brittanys that have lived indoors with us. Sadly, some of the oldies are no longer with us but the line continues with our current five month old puppy. I have bred six litters which have produced a number of show champions which I am extremely proud of.

I am so looking forward to this special day and feel honoured to have been elected to judge.

Memorial Classes Judge: Jean Byrne (ENRYB)
The ENRYB affix was registered in 1979 when I first got involved with Gundogs and began showing Irish Setters which I did with some success.

In 1990 I moved into the HPR breeds with Weimaraners and in 2014 acquired my first Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla. I currently show and compete in working events with both my Weimaraners and HWVs.

I began my judging career in 1989 and have continued to judge all gundog breeds at Open show level including the group and BIS on numerous occasions. I currently award CCs in seven gundog breeds :- GWP, GSP, Weimaraner, Irish Setter, Hungarian Vizsla, Pointer and HWV. I have bred numerous Weimaraner Show Champions and in addition have trialled two to Full Champion status.

I actively show my dogs all year round, attending most Championship shows and work them on local shoots throughout the shooting season. I am looking forward to judging the stakes at the Brittany breed club Championship show.

The show will be held in the Marquee this year and will provide shelter and cover whatever weather we experience on the day

Entries are now available via Fosse Date for the Championship Show on Saturday 13th July 2019.
www.fossedata.co.uk/show_schedules/schedule.aspx?id=BRIT_JUL_19&fbclid=IwAR38JAXG3wHvt_iWCSbVxXeJf48sdYcLz1Srn-n4yVCvDBOaRjKxCy5XzU


 

For those who would like a schedule posting, please email: clubsecretary@brittanyclub.co.uk
General enquiries please contact: Jenna Cocking email: clubsecretary@brittanyclub.co.uk

Bookings for accommodation etc please contact: Lesley Poole Tel: 07866672723 or email: lesley.frearson@talk21.com

Please send completed forms to:
Lesley Poole
The Anchorage
81 Landermere road
Thorpe-le Soken
Essex CO16 0LW
Or email forms to: lesley.frearson@talk21.com

WE WOULD BE DELIGHTED TO RECEIVE ANY OFFERS OF HELP OR IDEAS FOR ACTIVITIES.
THERE WILL BE THE USUAL TOMBOLA (ALL DONATIONS WELCOME) AND CLUB SHOP WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT OUR WEEKEND


Summer 2019

Saturday night Hog Roast
Whole Roasted Free Range Pig

~ A Whole Roasted Pig Roasted Slowly Over Flames. Carved And Served By Our Professional Hog Roast Chefs. Served With Freshly Made Apple Sauce, Home Made Sage And Onion
Stuffing And Professionally Presented Crackling ~

A Selection of Bread Rolls and Wraps (Gluten Free Rolls on Request)

Freshly Made Vegetarian Option

~ Grilled Vegetable And Haloumi Skewers, Served with Pitta Breads and a Tzatziki Dip ~

with

Freshly Made Salads:

Seasonal Mixed Salad

~ A Mixture of Freshly Sourced Spring Leaves. With Spring Onions, Sliced Peppers, Cherry Tomatoes and Sliced Cucumber. Hand-Dressed by Our Chefs ~

Home Made Gourmet Coleslaw
~ The Perfect Accompaniment. Combining Texture, Colour And A Zesty Depth Of Flavour.
Made Freshly on Site From Scratch By Our Chefs ~

Chefʹs Own Pasta Salad
~ A Freshly Made Pasta Dish With Mixed Roasted Vegetables. Seasoned With Black Pepper To Provide An Excellent Side Dish ~

Roasted Baby New Potatoes
~ Roasted Until Golden. Prepared With Fresh Rosemary And Garlic

Desserts (to be confirmed)
If anyone has any special dietary requirements please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate

Brittany Club of Great Britain Special Classes Results – 25th February 2018

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mykp Recent News, Show Results 9th March 2018

Brittany Club of Great Britain Logo - http://www.brittanyclub.co.ukBRITTANY CLUB OF GREAT BRITAIN SPECIAL CLASSES RESULTS

25TH February 2018
JUDGE: Mrs F Mitchell (Sunsprake)

Class SY : Ad Astra Special Memorial: Special Yearling Dog or Bitch Entries: 9 Abs: 1
1st Hawkwise Nolan Brook Mrs J Walby
2nd Hawkwise Nugget Mr S Wright
3rd Challowmoon Noah Mrs D Mooney
RES Jassendue Manet’s Medley Ms S Finch
VHC Neuvelle Nariska at Jassendue Ms S Gudgin
Class ST: Sandy Massie Memorial: Special Open BCGB TAN Dog or Bitch Entries.8 Abs: 0
1st Rochus Lucie Mr J & Mrs B Anderson
2nd Pixbrook Joyrider at Sanbosier Mr M & Mrs L Stevens
3rd Hawkwise Land Agent Mr S Wright
Res Rochus Lottie Mr B C & Mrs D G Davies
VHC Jassendue Liana Mrs M Boaz
Class SO: Peter Green Memorial: Special Open Dog or Bitch Entries: 8 Abs: 1
1st Rochus Juliet Mrs K Southorn
2nd Pixbrook Joyrider at Sanbosier Mr M & Mrs L Stevens
3rd Patouche Acropole Mr W & Mrs E Molton
Res Tillybirloch Jem Mr A & Mrs S Coveney
VHC Patouche Lambert Mr & Mrs M Samardzija
 

 

Critique by Judge Fiona Mitchell

The Brittany Club of Great
Britain

25th February 2018
Memorial classes

Ad Astra SY

1. Walby`s Hawkwise Nolan Brook – 8 month orange/white dog. Very good bone and substance for age with well -developed body. Alert expression, good head type with well-shaped dark eyes. 2. Wright`s Hawkwise Nugget – similar remarks as to 1 who is litter brother. Preferred head of 1 but both moved well for youngsters. 3. Mooney`s Challowmoon Noah – 9 month orange/white dog with good body, tight feet, stood full square but not so positive on the move.

Sandy Massie SO

1. Anderson` Rochus Lucie – 2yr old black/tan in excellent condition. Loved her overall balance, correct head proportions, ears of good length and shape. Strong neck with good shoulder placement and one of the best movers. 2. Stevens Pixbrook Joyrider at Sanbosier – Lots to like about this 2 year old orange/white bitch. Longer cast but well made with good body, lots of heart room, lovely head with appealing Brittany expression. Happy on the move. 3. Wright`s Hawkwise Land Agent – it was a case of splitting hairs between these first 3. Good overall balance, lovely head of correct proportions. Strong in body with well-muscled hind quarters.

Peter Green O

Movement overall in this class was not brilliant. 1. Southorn Rochus Juliet – orange/white 3 yr old bitch who stood full square matching the standard. Very attractive head with dark eye and high set ears. Good bone and substance, required length of neck with correct shoulders. Held a good topline on the move. 2. Steven`s Pixbrook Joyrider at Sanbosier.

3.Molton`s Patouche Acropole – this 13 year old dog is a credit to his owner. Shown in excellent condition with the sweetest of expressions and moved as one with handler.

Fee Mitchell

Brittany Club of Great Britain Championship Show results 8th July 2017

mykp Recent News, Show Results 9th September 2017

BRITTANY CLUB OF GREAT BRITAIN CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW RESULTS / 8th July 2017

JUDGE: Mrs A R Massie (Aberdon)

BIS – Tillybirloch Jem – Mr A & Mrs S Coveney
RBIS – SH CH Highclare Flaming Nora – Miss G Tully
BPIS – None – None
BVetIS – Patouche Evonny with Callmillard – Miss S Axtell
DCC – Tillybirloch Jem – Mr A & Mrs S Coveney
RDCC – SH CH Bonapartist Gourrege – Mr M & Mrs L Poole
BCC – SH CH Highclare Flaming Nora – Miss G Tully
RBCC – Patouche Evonny with Callmillard – Miss S Axtell

Minor Puppy Dog/Bitch – Entries: 0 Abs: 0

Puppy Dog – Entries: 0 Abs: 0

Junior Dog – Entries: 5 Abs: 0
1st – Patouche Milord – Mrs P Rush
2nd – Denandmeg Mill Reef – Mr M E & Mrs A Wilson
3rd – Rochus Moet – Mr J & Mrs B Anderson
Res – Jassendue Manet’s Medley – Ms S Finch
VHC – Gefni Mile a Minute – Mrs L Winder

NOVICE DOG – Entries: 1 Abs: 0
1st – Leader De Tremouard – Mr T A Radcliffe

POST GRADUATE DOG – Entries: 3 Abs: 0
1st – Bonapartist Lancelot – Mrs B J Hargreaves
2nd – Hawkwise Land Agent – Mr S Wright
3rd – Leader De Tremouard – Mr T A Radcliffe

LIMIT DOG – Entries: 2 Abs: 0
1st – Tillybirloch Jem – Mr A & Mrs S Coveney
2nd – Bonapartist Lieutenant – Mr D J & Mrs K M Williams

OPEN DOG – Entries: 3 Abs: 0
1st – SH CH Bonapartist Gourrege – Mr M & Mrs L Poole
2nd – SH CH Bonapartist Grenadier – Mr P A and Mrs J A Yarrow
3rd – Rochus Huxley – Mr Barlow-Evans

SPECIAL OPEN ORANGE/WHITE DOG – Entries: 0 Abs: 0

SPECIAL OPEN ANY OTHER COLOUR EXCEPT ORANGE/WHITE DOG – Entries: 1 Abs: 0
1st – Leader De Tremouard – Mr T A Radcliffe

VETERAN DOG – Entries: 2 Abs: 0
1st – SH CH Tailliside Winter Berry – Mr S W Potter & Miss F Cook
2nd – Patouche Acropole – Mr W I & Mrs E P Molton

SPECIAL WORKING DOG – Entries: 0 Abs: 0

FIELD TRIAL DOG – Entries: 0 Abs: 0

PUPPY BITCH – Entries: 0 Abs: 0

JUNIOR BITCH – Entries: 1 Abs: 0
1st – Tillybirloch Mistique – Mr A & Mrs S Coveney

NOVICE BITCH – Entries: 1 Abs: 0
1st – Tarward Lana – Mr R Davies

POST GRADUATE BITCH – Entries: 5 Abs: 0
1st – Patouche Jaimee – Miss S Ryan
2nd – Jassendue Liana – Mrs M Boaz
3rd – Bonapartist Linnet – Mr P A and Mrs J A Yarrow
Res – Rochus Luna – Mr Barlow-Evans
VHC – Tarward Lana – Mr R Davies

LIMIT BITCH – Entries: 3 Abs: 0
1st – Rochus Juliet – Mrs K Southern
2nd – Tournesol Impossible Dream – Mr D J and Mrs K M Williams
3rd – Tarward Lana – Mr R Davies

OPEN BITCH – Entries: 6 Abs: 1
1st – SH CH Highclare Flaming Nora – Miss G Tully
2nd – Rochus Jayricnbrits Hattie – Mr J & Mrs B Anderson
3rd – SH CH Bonapartist Iryssa – Mr & Mrs Yarrow, Miss M Nunn
Res – Rochus Hazel to Tarward – Mrs J Robinson
VHC – Tarward Laura at Jayricnbrits – Mrs M J Cutler

SPECIAL OPEN ORANGE/WHITE BITCH – Entries: 4 Abs: 0
1st – Loubie Rose of Bonapartist – Mr P A and Mrs J A Yarrow
2nd – Rochus Lottie – Mr B C & Mrs D G Davies
3rd – Tarward Laura at Jayricnbrits – Mrs M J Cutler
Res – Tarward Lana – Mr R Davies

SPECIAL OPEN ANY OTHER COLOUR EXCEPT ORANGE/WHITE BITCH – Entries: 1 Abs: 0
1st – Patouche Lyra for Callmillard – Miss S Axtell

VETERAN BITCH – Entries: 4 Abs: 0
1st – Patouche Evonny with Callmillard – Miss S Axtell
2nd – IR SH CH Fosscott Ailette – Mr B C & Mrs D G Davies
3rd – Rochus Vefa – Mrs K Southern
Res – SH CH Jayricnbrits Eternal at Braebrits – Mr W I & Mrs E P Molton

SPECIAL WORKING BITCH – Entries: 2 Abs: 0
1st – Jassendue Liana – Mrs M Boaz
2nd – Tarward Lana – Mr R Davies

FIELD TRAIL BITCH – Entries: 0 Abs: 0


SHOW RESULTS – BRITTANY CLUB OF GREAT BRITAIN

SPECIAL CLASSES

8TH July 2017

JUDGE: Mr R McDonald (Roanjora)

Class SY : Wright Special Yearling Dog or Bitch Entries: 5 Abs: 0
1st Bonapartist Lancelot Mrs B J Hargreaves
2nd Bonapartist Linnet Mr P & Mrs J A Yarrow
3rd Tillybirloch Mistique Mr A & Mrs S Coveney
Res Jassendue Manet’s Medley Ms S Finch
VHC Leader de Tremouard Mr T Radcliffe
Class SB: Hawkwise Bairn Memorial Special Beginners Dog or Bitch Entries: 7 Abs : 0
1st Rochus Juliet Mrs K Southorn
2nd Tarward Laura at Jayricnbrits Mrs M J Cutler
3rd Hawkwise Land Agent Mr S Wright
Res Jassendue Liana Mrs M Boaz
VHC Rochus Lottie Mr B & Mrs G Davies
Class SO: Tailliside Britt Special Open Dog or Bitch Entries: 9 Abs: 0
1st Sh Ch Bonapartist Gourrege Mr M & Mrs L Poole
2nd Sh Ch Jayricnbrits Eternal at Braebrits Mr W & Mrs E Molton
3rd Tillybirloch Jem Mr A & Mrs S Coveney
Res Sh Ch Tailliside Winter Berry Mr S Porter & Miss F Cook
VHC Patouche Acropole Mr W & Mrs E Molton

Results of Brittany Club Breed Open Show, 21st Feb 2016

 

Best Dog and BIS – Wilson’s Sh Ch Daraydala Beaumont

Best Bitch and RBIS Bagshaw & Precey’s Tresallier Jeu d’artifice

Best Puppy Barlow-Evan’s Rochus Luna

DOGS
Puppy dog , Novice dog , Junior Dog ,Post Graduate Dog no entries
Limit Dog Rochus Huxley
Open Dog Sh Ch Daraydala Beaumont
Veteran Dog Sh Ch Taillieside Winter Berry
Special Working dog Tournesol Iagan

BITCHES
Puppy Bitch Rochus Luna
Junior Bitch Rochus Lucie
Novice Bitch Rochus Jemima

Post Graduate Bitch Tresallier Jew d’Artifice

Limit Bitch – no entries
Open Bitch Sh Ch Bonapartist Iryssa
Veteran Bitch Sh Ch Kenocto Radiant Rumba with Rochus
Special Working Bitch – no entries

Memorial

Gareth George Rochus Jago

Sandy Massie Sh Ch Tailliside Winter Berry

Peter Green Sh Ch Tailliside Winter Berry

 

Results of Brittany Club Breed Open Show, 22nd Feb 2015

Results of Brittany Club Breed Open Show, Sunday 22nd February 2015

Judge Gill Tully, Highclare

DOGS
Puppy dog no entries
Junior Dog 1st Corby’s Bonapartist Imperial
Novice Dog 1st Harwood’s Toffee Cream
Post Graduate Dog 1st Wordsworth’s Tournesol Iagan
Limit Dog 1st Poole’s ‘s Bonapartist Gourrege
Open Dog 1st Anderson’s Sh Ch Rochus Folio
Veteran Dog1st Sh Ch Taillieside Winter Berry
Special Working dog 1st Tournesol Iagan

Best Dog Sh Ch Taillieside Winter Berry
Reserve Best Dog Sh Ch Daraydala Beaumont

BITCHES
Puppy Bitch 1st Southorn’s Rochus Juliet
Junior Bitch 1st Yarrow and Nunn’s Bonapartist Iryssa
Novice, Post Graduate, Limit Bitch – no entries
Open Bitch 1st Anderson’s Jayricnbrits Hattie
Veteran Bitch 1st Gudgin’s Sh Ch Coxellot Chicita at Jassendue
Special Working Bitch – no entries

Best Bitch Sh Ch Coxellot Chicita at Jassendue
Reserve Best Bitch Jayricnbrits Hattie
Best Puppy Bitch Rochus Juliet
Best in Show Sh Ch Taillieside Winter Berry
Reserve Best in Show Sh Ch Coxellot Chicita at Jassendue
Best Puppy in Show Rochus Juliet