Raiveslake Golden Retrievers





News 2017

4th December 2017
We are delighted to announce that our Star & Liam pups have arrived!
Four big babies made their way into the world in the early hours of the morning.
Three lads and one little lassie xxx
Well done my girl x

18th October 2017
Had a lovely day judging Golden Retrievers and Cocker Spaniels at Wrexham and DCS Open Show.
My BOB was a beautiful bitch, Mulfield Peach Blossom JW,  who went on to win Group 2. My Best Puppy was a six month old puppy dog, Mulfield  Sea of Dreams, who went on to win Puppy Group 2.
It was my first time judging Cocker Spaniels so was lovely to see that my Best Puppy went on to be placed third in the Group.

11th October 2017
Storm's puppies have arrived up in Scotland to the beautiful Flirt,
Bluebraes Flirtini
Say hello to the six handsome lads and three bonnie lasses :)

8th October 2017
CAC Hanze-show" in Zwolle, Holland.
Gift Wrapped Cracker Hogmanay aka Bonnie
*2nd Excellent* in her first Junior class!
A super result for Myr and Storm's little girl x
Photo by Meriam Wennekes

1st October 2017
Raiveslake Meet Up
The Dogs Country Club
Twenty one Golden Retrievers had a wonderful time getting dirty and having loads of fun!
Huge thankyou to everyone who came along and made the day very special. It was lovely to see so many of our puppies, all grown up and having so much fun together.

24th September 2017
Just me and the big man, Storm, travelled down to
Eastern Counties Golden Retriever Club Championship Show
where he was placed Reserve in another large Post Graduate Class.
So proud of the big guy.
Thankyou to our Judge, Alistair Scott (Largymore).

17th September 2017
Darlington Championship Show
Raiveslake Urban Storm
*2nd Post Graduate Dog*
Leighsham Cococabana at Raiveslake
*Reserve Junior Dog*
Storm 2nd in his Post Graduate class :)

Huge thanks to our Judge
Lyn Hennessey (Ritzilyn)
for thinking highly of our boys x

10th September 2017
Richmond Championship Show
Leighsham Bombay Sapphire, Saffie, Storm's daughter, owned by Joy -Jackson Haines won a very large Junior Bitch class :)
Judge: Sue Hush (Benrowen)
Fabulous news!
Well done Joy and Saffie x

9th September 2017
Burnley Canine Society Open Show
Raiveslake Urban Storm
*2nd Post Graduate*
Judge: Jan Gannaway-Jones (Scarisbrick)

20th August 2017
Welsh Kennel Club Championship Show
Another great day for Storm and his kids :)
Raiveslake Urban Storm 
*3rd Postgraduate Dog*
Leighsham Cococabana At Raiveslake
*2nd Junior Dog*
Leighsham Bombay Sapphire
*Reserve Junior Bitch*
Thankyou to Judge, Tamas Jakkel (Hungary)

14th August 2017
Father & Son had a fabulous day at
Bournemouth Championship Show.
Raiveslake Urban Storm
*1st Post Graduate Dog*
Leighsham Cococabana at Raiveslake
*3rd Junior Dog*
*3rd Novice Dog*
Young Sol; photo by Carol Gilbert

Huge well done to Joy with Storm's daughter, Saffie, being placed
2nd in a lovely Junior Bitch class.
Huge thanks to Breed Judge,
Cassie MacDonald- Woods for thinking so highly of our dogs in these super classes.
A great day :)

6th August 2017
Golden Retriever Club of Belgium
Storms lovely daughter, Gift Wrapped Cracker Hogmanay, gained a Very Promising 3rd place in Puppy!
Very well done to Myr and Bonnie :)

2nd August 2017
Cartmel Agricultural Society Open Show.
The boys had a great day out up in the
Lake District :)

Leighsham Cococabana at Raiveslake
*1st Junior *

Raiveslake Urban Storm
*1st Open & Best of Breed *

Judge: Daphne Bailey (Daelyb)

29th June 2017
Windsor Championship Show
*1st Post Graduate Dog*
Photo by Carol Gilbert
Huge thanks to the judge Janet Barrow for thinking so highly of our boy.
We were delighted as it was a very large quality class :)

21st June 2017
Storm is a daddy again to 11 little golden bundles :)
Mum is Scarisbrick Silver Spirit ,owned by
Jan Gannaway-Jones.
Well done Ellie xx

18th June 2017
GRV in the Netherlands
Storm's girl, Bonnie gained a Very Promising from UK Judge Lyn Anderson (Linchael) with the following critique.
'Sweet, happy puppy, very good pigment and eye colour, correct shoulder and upper arm. Well ribbed, good topline and tailset. Good bend of stifle, happy, free mover.'
Well done!

11th June 2017
Three Counties Championship Show.
We only took our Big Man, Storm today, to his 2nd Championship show of the year!
He did us proud by gaining a Reserve in a large postgraduate class.
Thankyou to Judge Colin Mackay

4th June 2017
Great news from Southern Counties Championship Show :)
Saffie, Leighsham Bombay Sapphire,
under Judge, Charmaine Van Maren (Ramchaine) 
was 2nd in Puppy Bitch!!!
Well done to Joy and her little girl xx

7th May 2017
Belgium Retriever Club
A lovely day for Storm's daughter, Bonnie, under UK judge Mrs Gail Brodie (Chadzo).
*2nd Very Promising*
*Reserve Best Minor Puppy In Show!*

'Very promising, very balanced puppy for 21 weeks. Lovely feminine head, lovely topline and tailset. Good angulation front and rear. Good turn of stifle. Moved freely and with drive'
Very well done Myr and Bonnie xxx

1st May 2017
Malborough & DCS
Leighsham Bombay Sapphire
*3rd Puppy*
Judge: Sue Riley (Wylloh)
Well done again Saffie xx

29th April 2017
WELKS Championship Show
Saffie, Leighsham Bombay Sapphire, was shortlisted in her first puppy class today.
Storm's little girl is doing her dad proud :)

17th April 2017
Fabulous news over from Holland today.
Storm's daughter, Bonnie, made her debut in the ring at the
Golden Retriever Club of Belgium show
at 4 1/2 months of age and was placed
3rd, Very Promising, in Minor Puppy Bitch.
Thankyou to the judge, Ray Strudwick . 
Gift Wrapped Cracker Hogmanay aka Bonnie at the GRCB
Photo by Edith v.d. Sluis

We are so proud of both her, and her owner Myriame Van Capelleveen.

8th April 2017
Had a lovely morning in Coventry, judging Golden Retrievers at Wellingborough and DCS Open Show.
My Best of Breed went to the lovely dog, Stvincent Golden Gun from Swansreach owned by Nadine Barber.
My Best Puppy was a lovely 6 month old bitch, Stvincent Moonlighting at Messano, owned by Julie and Paul Seamons.

25th March 2017
Introducing Neha and Archies' puppies born on Saturday afternoon by C Section.
We welcome to the world, five little princesses and three princes.
Mum and her brood are doing so well.

19th March 2017
A lovely day it was for Father and Daughter at South Western GRC Championship Show in Weston -Super -Mare.
Our Storm was shortlisted to the last 8, in a very big quality Postgraduate class
and his daughter Saffie,
Leighsham Bombay Sapphire
owned by Joy Jackson Haines,
was Reserve in a huge class of Minor Puppies.
Thanks to both judges,
Ann Falconer (Siatham) and
Jean Griggs (Mulfield)

28th February 2017
A very Happy 1st Birthday to our eight little Leapings, Star and Napoleons' puppies, who arrived on the 29th February last year.
We decided as they were leap year babies then they would celebrate their day on the 28th :)
So Happy Birthday to Oscar, Ben, Tommy, Oscar, Perry, Willow, Kenzie and Tilly xxxx

21st February 2017
Storm and Pippas' nine golden nuggets have arrived!
Seven boys and two girls!
Well done Pippa xx

19th February 2017
Barrow and DKA
Leighsham Cococabanna at Raiveslake
*3rd Puppy*
Raiveslake Urban Storm
*2nd Post Graduate*
Judge: Paul Richardson (Weisal)
This was Storm's first outing since last Summer, it was great to have him back out again :)

18th February 2017
I had a wonderful time judging Golden Retrievers up at Upperward of Lanarkshire Canine Society Open Show in Scotland.
It was a fabulous entry of some wonderful dogs which made for some very tough decisions.
My BOB went to a beautiful young bitch
Rathcloon Thyme N Punishment
over from Ireland.
She then delighted us all by winning  Gundog Group 2 :)
Photograph courtesy of Lesley Harper (Glynerva)

12th February 2017
Storm's daughter,
Leighsham Bombay Sapphire, 
qualifies for Crufts 2018
by winning Minor Puppy Bitch at the
GRCW Championship Show
under Judge Vicky Clarke (Ouzevale)!
Huge well done to Joy and the lovely Saffie :)

5th February 2017
Sunday saw Storm's son and daughter in the show ring!
Leighsham Bombay Sapphire,
owned by Joy Jackson-Haines,
competed in her first Championship Show and was Reserve in a lovely class of minor puppies under Judge Sally Roberts (Vanzela).
Joy and Saffie at 6 months.

Not to be outdone by his Sister, Sol,
Leighsham Cococabana at Raiveslake,
attended his first show at Ashton Under Lyne and DKA.
He enjoyed  his afternoon in the ring and was placed 2nd in Puppy under Liz Halgarth.

29th January 2017
A fabulous morning was had by all when our Urban and Bowie litters met up to celebrate their third and first birthdays at Formby Beach.
It was great to see all the dogs playing and getting along with each other on what was a very sunny winters morning :)
Thanks to James Finnell for capturing the above great moments :)

14th January 2017

Storm's daughter, Leighsham Bombay Sapphire, made her debut in the show ring at 6 months and 2 days old at Worcester and Malvern Canine Society Open Show.
She was placed Reserve in a lovely large class of puppies under Breed Judge, Mark Whitlock (Taoshan) 

 A lovely start, well done Joy and Saffie xx



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