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Shalyn Flat-Coated Retrievers had a peachy winning time in Georgia

Reggae earned an Irondog Award in Georgia by winning ribbons in breed, field, obedience and agility! Reggae earned her second Junior Hunter leg, passed the WC test and earned a JAM in Unsteady Singles A in the field. She won the Excellent A 24” standard agility class and qualified in Novice B obedience. In breed, Reggae placed third in the Working Bitch class, won the Brace class with her daughter Shayla and placed second in Brood Bitches with Shayla and Lily. A fall breeding is planned.

Shayla won a JAM in the Best of Breed competition, placed second in her Puppy Sweepstakes 12-15 month class and qualified in Novice B for her first CD leg.

Lily who is major pointed and has seven points towards her Championship, owned by Anne Fisher, won the Novice A class and her first CD leg. This was Lily and Anne’s first time in the obedience ring.


Reggae, 2nd JH leg

Reggae, WC test

Reggae, first place Excellent Standard 24"

Reggae, third place Working Bitches
Judge's critique: Four nice, fit, athletic girls all with beautiful proportions who were similar to each other in make and shape . . . This bitch has a great set of legs – very clean down and back and quite good going around. She’s a bit shorter backed with not quite as much bend of stifle as I prefer, but she is a really nice traveling solid sound bitch.

Reggae and Shayla, first place Brace
Judge's critique: I was quite impressed with this brace. They were a very nicely matched set of girls with nice balance, bone, conformation, and soundness. They did a really nice job.

Reggae, Shayla and Lily, second place Brood Bitch
Judge's critique: This bitch brought some wonderful young get to represent her. I loved the leg to length proportions on the get. I think the breed is in great shape seeing what I saw in this fabulous class.

Shayla, Award of Merit in Best of Breed

Shayla, Award of Merit in Best of Breed
Judge's critique: The specials class was wondrous . . . The final four dogs I worked with were extraordinary: two dogs and two bitches who were beautifully handled and so beautifully represented the breed as I see it that I didn't want to choose between them. The final choices came down to flawless movement and a rock steady performance. Both my Best of Breed bitch and my Best of Opposite dog were near perfection that day and I loved them both.

Lily with Anne, first place, Novice A Obedience

Shayla, second place, Puppy Sweepstakes

Family Portrait: Judy with Chance; Margaret with Crystal; Sherri with Reggae and Shayla; Anne with Lily; Sue with China and Blue
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Smithfield, Virginia 23430
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