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NEWS 2010

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On the 3rd of October the GRCN held their national Golden Walk in various regions of the country.

We  joined in the walk on the beach at Hargen together with a group of other Goldens  and their families……



 A super start for our new youngsters- Sunday 10th of October saw in Finland at his very first show (Finish Retriever Club Championship show) Matthew of the Hellacious Acres winning best puppy dog at just 5 months old, the judge was Sue Almey (UK).

Matthew is co- owned with Kari Lehtonen (Majik) and a son of Int.Sh.Ch.Martha of the Hellacious Acres and Int.Ch.Inassicas Coriander. Great result Kari !!!!



On the same day at Zwolle (NL)  all breed championship show Ramchaine Sweet Chesnut became best baby again – what a great result for the Family Groen!!!! and of course for US!!! Ramchaine Sweet Chesnut is out of Ramchaine Jaq of Hearts JW and by our Int.Sh.Ch.Barnum of the Hellacious Acres W’08.


To make it an even better day at her debut at a Championship show Oonagh of the Hellacious Acres became ‘Best Puppy’ in the breed. Oonagh now belongs to Ab en Wia and is out of Ch.Moondust Ophelia and also by Int.Sh.Ch.Barnum of the Hellacious Acres W’08, we wish you a lot of success in the future with her.


Monday the 11th of October: Jade’s Puppies are born!!!! 6 beautiful boys by Int.Sh.Ch.Barnum of the Hellacious Acres W’08 . See our “litters” page for their progress and updates.





On Saturday the 16th of October Charmaine and Bart went to Dortmund , Germany , to the Bundessiegershow, judges for the day were Julie Seamons (UK) bitches and Bruno Facq (Fr) dogs.

Our Philomena of the Hellacious Acres became 3rd  in a very strong open bitch class.


The star of that day for US had to be her son “LUDWIG” - Beethoven of the Hellacious Acres.

Only ten months old he won a large and strong junior class which gave him his 3rd junior CAC - making him “German Junior Champion” and gives him the title of “Bundesjugendsieger 2010”





An update from the UK show circuit:


Jazmin’s daughter and litter sister to Jade – Sh.Ch.Ramchaine Green Glow by Fenwood JW achieves her 12th CC at Driffield Championship show under judge John McCreath (UK) Well done “ELLE” and Malcolm and Anita too!!



Jenna’s daughter Ramchaine Catalunya achieved her Kennel Club Stud Book  number as did her litter brother Ramchaine Maranello to Vileas – who also had a very successful summer campaign, achieving the following wins:


Ramchaine Maranello to Vileas (DAMON) is proudly owned by Sue Gray

1st MidLimitDog - Blackpool Ch show
1st MidLimitDog  - North West GRC Ch show
1st MidLimitDog  - Birmingham National Ch show
2nd MidLimit Dog – Gundog Society of Wales
2nd  LimitDog  - East of England Ch show
2nd  LimitDog -  Three Counties Ch Show
BOB & G2 at Chertsey open show
BOB & G3 at Kent County open show
RBOB at Isle of Wight Gundog open show 
RBOB at Kingston open show
BOB at Beckenham open show
BOB at South of England Agricultural open show
BOB at Guildford open show

Utrecht Championship Show - Saturday 23rd October 2010 – another successful day to remember. Sometimes you have of those days that everything works and We think this was one of those days.  Starting with Ludwig “Beethoven of the Hellacious Acres” in the junior dog class, after his win and German junior title from the last weekend; we of course had high hopes & expectations …and YES he did it again!!!! , winning his junior dog class and gaining his first Dutch junior CAC at just 11 months;
 the dog judge was Dagmar Winter from Germany.

De kampioenschap tentoonstelling in Utecht – op zaterdag 23 oktober – werd wederom een succesvolle dag en een om te onthouden. Soms heb je van die dagen dat alles goed gaat en dit was zo’n dag. Hij begon met Ludwig “Beethoven of the Hellacious Acres” in de jeugdklasse reuen, na zijn overwinning en zijn Duitse jeugd titel behaald in het afgelopen weekend hadden we natuurlijk hoge verwachtingen…… en JA , hij deed het weer!!! , hij won zijn jeugdklasse en zijn eerste Nederlandse jeugd CAC net 11 maanden oud, de reuen keurmeester was Dagmar Winter uit Duitsland.

Beethoven of the Hellacious Acres Utrecht 2010.jpg

Melissa of the Hellacious Acres  thought ‘what Ludwig can do I can do at least as well’ ….and yes she did – winning  her junior bitch Class in great style beating some very lovely junior bitches and  to gain her first junior CAC in the Netherlands.

The bitch judge was Dieter Harms from Germany.
It’s a lovely feeling to have two promising juniors with so much potential.

Melissa of the Hellacious Acres dacht ‘Wat Ludwig kan ik zeker zo goed’…..en ja hoor dat deed ze – ze won haar teven jeugdklasse in grootse stijl en versloeg enige zeer mooie jeugdteven en won zo haar eerste Nederlands jeugd CAC in Nederland. De teven keurmeester was Dieter Harms uit Duitsland.

Het is een fantastisch gevoel om twee veelbelovende jeugdhonden te bezitten.


Melissa of the Hellacious Acres Utrecht 2010 Charmaine CC.jpg

                                                                               Melissa of the Hellacious Acres Utrecht 2010 Charmaine A.jpg        Utrecht Melissa and Bart.jpg

The day was going to be even better!!!!!!!!!!!!!

“JAZMIN”, this time entered in veteran bitch - being close to eleven years now, had a great day - still moving and having fun like a 4 year old ,and just back into coat again, she really enjoyed her day out and performed brilliantly.

The judge noticed that too – UK.Sh.Ch.,Ger.and VDH-Ch.Remington Requisite of Ramchaine won her Veteran bitch class as well as Best Bitch giving her the CAC – a super achievement for an old lady.


En de dag zou nog beter worden!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

“JAZMIN”, deze keer ingeschreven in de veteranenklasse – nu bijna 11 jaar oud, had een super dag – nog steeds lopend en plezier hebbend als een 4 jarige, en ook weer net in vacht, genoot ze van haar dag uit en presteerde ze fantastisch.

De keurmeester merkte dat ook op – UK.Sh.Ch.,Ger.and VDH-Ch.Remington Requisite of Ramchaine won de Veteranen klasse en werd ook beste teef wat haar het CAC bracht – een geweldige prestatie voor zo’n oude dame.


                                                                               Jazmin veteran bitches Utrecht 2010 FF.jpg      Jazmin Utrecht 2010 DD.jpg

Charmaine and JAZ Best Vet_Utrecht 2010.jpg


Jazmin Utrecht 2010 with Dieter Harms BB.jpg


In the challenge for BOB she showed off to the full giving everything she had for her “mummy” Charmaine - becoming BOB as well as Best Veteran on unanimous judge’s decision.  This third CAC brings her close to her “Dutch title”…….. only one to go.



In de competitie voor “Beste van het Ras” deed ze haar uiterste best voor haar “mummie” Charmaine en werd unaniem tot BOB en Beste Veteraan verkozen, door beide keurmeesters. Deze derde CAC brengt haar dicht bij haar “Nederlandse titel”…… nog slechts een te gaan. Heel goed gedaan JAZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!


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Above - BOB & BOS with judges Dieter Harms & Dagmar Winter


Porthos of the Hellacious Acres also did very well becoming 4th in a super strong open dog class in which every placed dog had already won a CAC, Well done Lolkje!!!


Porthos of the Hellacious Acres deed het ook zeer goed werd in een hele sterke open reuen klasse, waarin elke geplaatste reu al een CAC gewonnen had, vierde, Heel goed gedaan Lolkje!!!


Porthos of the Hellacious Acres Utrecht A.jpg


Porthos of the Hellacious Acres Utrecht BB.jpg


Oonagh of the Hellacious Acres, shown and handled by Sabina for Ab en Wia,

 did very well again taking the 3rd place in the Puppy class.

Her half sister Ramchaine Sweet Chesnut became 4th, in her first outing in the puppy class after a very successful campaign in baby!


Oonagh of the Hellacious Acres was weer ingeschreven in de puppy klasse en werd nu geshowd en voorgebracht door Sabina, voor Ab en Wia. Ze deed het wederom heel goed en werd derde.

Haar half zuster Ramchaine Sweet Chesnut werd 4e, in haar eerste deelname in de puppy klasse na een hele succesvolle campagne in de baby klasse.

Oonagh of the Hellacious Acres Utrecht 2010.jpg


 On the weekend of the 23rd  and 24th of October 2010  Sonata of the Hellacious Acres ( litter sister of Ludvig)had her very first two shows …… and she did great!!!

The first day in Azerbedjan she won the Jun.CAC and became Reserve Best Junior in Show. The second day she did even better by winning the Jun.CAC and becoming Best Junior in Show! The win also gave her the

AZERI (Azerbedjan) Junior Champion title.


The next weekend of the 30th/31st of October were the CACIB shows of Tiblisi (Georgia) and again Sunny was entered. The results were above expectations for a young bitch only shown for the first time the week before ; -  the first day she won the Jun.CAC, became best bitch and BOB, then won Group 8 (BIG) and  was

3rd for BIS..... superb !! - the second day she again won the Jun.CAC & best bitch with BOB and again won  group 8 (BIG) - this time going 4th Best in Show. 

 Well done Roma!!!, what a good handler can do with a good dog.


Bleiswijk Championship Show  in the Netherlands on the  6th of November 2010 with Mrs.Johansen (DNK) judging dogs and Carol Gilbert (UK) judging bitches.


Our young boy “Ludwig” – Beethoven of the Hellacious Acres Bjsg.’10– became second in junior dog and is going strong.


Our grand old lady “JAZMIN” – SH.CH.Remington Requisite of Ramchaine won her veteran bitch class, became Best Veteran in Breed and went on to win Best Veteran in the main ring under judge Geoff Corish (UK) ; another great performance from her.



Also on the weekend of the 6th / 7th  of November 2010 many miles away in Poznan Poland, our little Xena of the Hellacious Acres made her show debut.

Both days Xena became ‘Best Puppy In Breed’ under judges Andre Stepinsky(POL) and Zelenka Jilkova(RUS),  Xena is owned by Anna Kraska.



The 14th of November was a very exciting day because our “GANG” of four made their show debut at the “GRCN Autumn Conker Open Show”. All were 7 months old and entered in the puppy class with great results under the Judges - Cathy Sonntag (dogs) and Gerard Sonntag (bitches) from France, known from their ‘Ashbury’ prefix.


1st puppy bitch - Ramchaine MonkeyNut (Multi.Ch.Barnum of the Hellacious Acres W’08 x Ramchaine Jaq of Hearts JW)- handled by Charmaine



“Jina”Ramchaine MonkeyNut aged 7 months


2nd puppy bitch - Morwenna of the Hellacious Acres (Int.Ch.Inassicas Corriander x Int.Sh.Ch.Martha of the Hellacious Acres) – handled by Bart



Morwenna of the Hellacious Acres – aged 7 months



“Rocho” & “Rio” - 1st & 2nd in Puppy Dog


“Rocho” - 1st puppy dog - Orinocho of the Hellacious Acres

( Multi Ch. Barnum of the Hellacious Acres x Ch. Moondust Ophelia)


“Rio” - 2nd puppy dog -  Ramchaine Pistachio ( litter brother to MonkeyNut )


Orinocho went on to win BEST PUPPY IN SHOW. Best Baby on the day was another Barnum daughter Herwildys New Dawn ;  so a proud day for us & our  Barnum who was the sire of 3  of the class winners that day.



Family photo of Jade (mum) , Barnum (dad), their SIX puppies and grandma Jazmin. In the background is Jenna now 12 years of age.



Our Jade & Barnum puppies at 5weeks of age (born 11/10/10) :



Whispering in my daddy’s ear………



Puppy of Barnum and Jade


Mr. Blue

(son of Int.Sh.Ch.Barnum of the Hellacious Acres W’08 x Ch.Ramchaine Green Glitter)




Sunday 21st November : A  morning Seminar on ‘Understanding the Golden Retriever Breed Standard’ by Eileen Caisley ( Standfast ) & in the afternoon –



The GRCN GOLDEN GALA” – Bart as the Chairman of the Golden Retriever Club of the Netherlands had worked very hard with his team of helpers to create a SPECTACULAR new event for all the “SILVER SPOON WINNERS” of the previous year: - All the Best Dog CAC & Best Bitch CAC winners at the Championship shows held in the Netherlands during the year beginning with the prestigious Amsterdam Winner in November qualify to compete in the match - along with any Junior Champions and Veteran Champions gaining their titles during that year.



Jazmin & Vogue had between them won 5 x ‘spoons’ during the qualifying year so could proudly be there on the day to compete in the one against one knockout match. Both went through the first rounds and were then each unlucky to be drawn against and knocked out by the ultimate winner of the day – the superb “Lemon” who got better & better in the spotlight, excitement & buzz of the day – a true happy, ever wagging showgirl.


Judge was Borge Espeland from Norway.





It was a great day, with a friendly, special atmosphere; lots of people attending to learn more about our breed and  enjoying the occasion . Many of the handlers and spectators dressed up for the grandeur event adding to the magnitude, fun & aura of the day.  

The Golden Retriever Club of Germany Championship Show in Cloppenburg –

27th November 2010 – judges were Jim Richardson(Dogs), Audrey Richardson (Bitches)& Gordon Mackenzie ( puppies & veterans )

– another super day for our youngsters :


1st Puppy Bitch- Ramchaine MonkeyNut & Best Puppy in Show !


2nd Puppy Bitch – Morwenna of the Hellacious Acres


1st Puppy Dog – Orinocho of the Hellacious Acres


3rd Puppy Dog – Ramchaine Pistachio



Jacob of the Hellacious was 3rd  in Open Dog from a very large entry of 23 males.


Having a fun day experiencing new things and  socializing at the show our new extrovert bubbly Barnum daughter “Sugarplum” aged 4 months did a quick pose for the camera and a practice at standing – she is “Herwildy’s Maiden Blush”.



Vogue won the Champion Bitch class , CAC and became Best Bitch and RBIS.


28th November 2010

Holland’s prestigious Amsterdam Winner All Breed Championship Dog Show


Vogue becomes a Dutch Champion !!!


Well done to Our Super Showgirl!!



Vogue wins the Reserve CAC and therefore gains her Dutch CHAMPION title – she had already obtained the necessary number of CACs required but was too young to obtain her official title as Dutch rules require at least one CAC or RCAC to be won after the aged of 27months ( which she became only the WEEK before – on 20th November!!) . The bitch judge was Elena Ruskovaara from Finland.



Ludwig – “Beethoven of the Hellacious Acres” ( Ch. Dewmist Silk Symphony ex Philomena of the Hellacious Acres ) did us proud in the dog ring winning his Junior class and being awarded the “JEUGWINNER 2010” title. Judge of the males was Antonio di Lorenzo from Italy.


In the Open dog class Porthos of the Hellacious Acres was 3rd.


UK Sh.Ch.,German Ch. VDH Ch. Remington Requisite of Ramchaine

was 2nd in her Veteran bitch class.