Achievements & Pictures
Aust Ch. Ambermist Grand Design
Veteran Dog Class, Golden Retriever Club of Victoria, Championship Show
February 2009, Judge: Mrs Erika Ward (WA). Critique: Parkridge
Kennels’ Ch Ambermist Grand Design. Unlucky
to meet 1. Good head and
expression. Straight front good
bone and substance. Short
couplings. Well sprung ribs,
deep through the heart. Broad
2nd Australian Bred Dog Class, SA
National Show, June 2008, Judge Mrs M Sillence (UK), Critique:
Very nice dog in excellent coat and condition.
Pleasing head and dark eye, deep short coupled body good bend and
width of stifle moved with drive.
2nd Australian Bred Dog Class Golden
Retriever Club of SA August 2007, Judge
Mrs E M Keene (Liz), Critique: Mature pale cream dog, with a super
head and kindly expression, excels in front assembly, showed well when
settled, mature deep body, good top line, well bent stifles and strong
hocks, moved with purpose and drive.
5th place Golden
Retriever National November 2006 hosted by the TGRC out of a class of
15. Judge: Peter and Barbara Mills (Barbara judged Dogs and Peter
Judged Bitches). Critique "Paler boy of real
substance and depth. Super angulation throughout, good width across
the loin, good second thigh and short hocks. Moved happily."
Australian Bred Dog, Golden Retriever Club of SA 2006 Championship
Show. Judge: Mr Bob Lane (Kulawand Kennels UK).
"Another Nice Dog. Good Pigmentation a little tight in elbow, but
the rest fits, in good condition, firm on the move".
Best of Breed,
Greensborough & District Kennel Club Inc, 22nd April, 2006 Judge:
Mr A. McQuire (Qld)
Australian Bred in Show at the Golden Retriever Club of Western Australia,
September 2005. Judge: Mrs C Ashton (UK)
Critique: “Compact balanced top notch pale gold boy, beautifully
presented and handled to advantage. Lovely typical head, good clean neck,
well angulated shoulder & upper arm, strong topline and tailset, good
width of second thigh. Covered the ground with ease.”
Best of Breed,
Australian Bred in Group and Runner-up to Best of Breed at the All Breeds
Dog Club of WA Inc Championship Show, July 2005. Judge: Mrs J Hocking
Best in Group at
the Fremantle Dog Club Championship Show, May 2005. Judge Mrs V Carter (SA)
Dog (class entry of 50) at the 5th Golden Retriever National, May 2004, JUDGE:
Mrs Ainslie L. Mills (CANADA), Critique: "Well
balanced dog with nice angles and overall pleasing outline. Good body
development. A bit lower on leg. Moved soundly."
2nd Puppy Dog at
the Golden Retriever Club of Victoria, October 2002.
Judge: Mrs Agneta Cardell (Sweden)
Critique “Stylish young dog with a good head and expression, good reach
of neck, balanced in angulation, excellent body, short coupled, moves
2nd Minor Puppy
Dog at the 4th Golden Retriever National, August 2002.
Judge: Mrs H Morss (UK).
Critique “This puppy is at his best on the move. Carried himself around
a very large ring with confidence, to assess him standing seemed just too
much to ask for!! He looks a little high over the quarters, but this is so
typical for his age, he felt good to the hands and was even better on the
eye, excellent head carriage for one so young, great tail carriage. He shows
a great deal of promise."
Baby Puppy at the Golden Retriever Club of Victoria Open Show, May 2002
Above Photos taken
August 2007at SA Championship Show
Watson at 18 months
Watson at nearly 4 years old.