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also have a Messano Facebook group page, which we keep updated with
details of any upcoming litters and other Messano Golden retriever
related news. Search for 'Messano Golden Retrievers'.
first Golden Retriever joined the family in 1983. Whilst at obedience
classes with Amber of Saint Margarets we were persuaded to try our hand
at showing. Although Amber was successful in a modest way, we very soon
realised that she was no showgirl. We decided to add another Golden to
our family and in 1985, Barklands X-Planation of Messano joined us.
We bred our first litter in
1988, and Bracken is in the pedigree of all the dogs that we have bred.
Our second litter, born in 1990, contained our Blue Babies, Messano
Blueprint (Jamie) and Messano Blue Savannah (Briar). These two were
responsible for our early success, with Jamie's win including a RCC.
Jamie also sired many
beautiful puppies and was a 'Local Legend' for the superb temperament
that was passed to his offspring.
1994 we visited a litter where one puppy kept catching our eye, we
couldn't resist him and he went on to become Champion Ritzilyn Barrow Boy for
was a born showman and went on to make many
of our dreams a reality, the highlight being in 1996 when he was
awarded Dog World / Pedigree Chum Top Golden Retriever.
is also behind all the dogs here today and we owe him and Bracken, a
debt of gratitude for providing us with such sound genes to breed from.
show team at the moment includes Show
Champion Messano Urban Myth JW (Rumour)
gained 3 CCs (all with Best of Breed), Group 2 at Bournemouth
Championship Show, 1 Reserve CC, a Junior Warrant and Show Certificate
and his little sister Messano
Expialidocious JW (Poppins) who has also
gained her Junior Warrant. Poppins daughter Messano Double or Quits JW (Duffy) is the newest member of the team.
dogs live indoors with us as part of our family, they are fed on a diet
of raw meat and meaty bones which we believe helps keeps them fit and
the dogs we breed from have hips, elbows and eyes tested for the usual
diseases and are PRA_1 & PRA_2 clear, and we strive
to breed healthy puppies that conform as closely as possible to the
Please see our Puppies page for details of litter
is a Golden Retriever 'A' list judge and has awarded Challenge
Certificates in the UK and CAC and CACIBs at international shows
overseas. She is also on the Large Munsterlander 'B' list. Paul is on
the ECGRC 'A2' list and can judge any number of Golden Retriever classes
at Open Shows, or accept an appointment to award UKKC Challenge Certificates.
look at our golden family and e-mail us if you would like any further
and Julie Seamons,
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