Flatcoated Retriever Association of Victoria




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500 Points Club

Any member of this club has achieved over 500 challenge points in the show ring

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YearNameOwner
1997Ch Copsewood Nigra (Imp NZ)G & G Methven
Gr Ch Almanza Better Than Ever (Imp Swe)Bushman Kennels
1998Ch Almanza Burning Hell (Imp Swe)Bushman Kennels
Gr Ch Kellick Finders KeepersC Clarke
2000Gr Ch Bushman Burn Eternally NRDBushman Kennels
Ch Bushman Fire Cracker (IID)Knowles, Kennon & Kennon-Wray
Gr Ch Bushman Burnt To AshesJ Gregg
Ch Sherepoint Lone Ranger NRDR & J Bryant
2001Gr Ch Bushman Burning DesireBushman Kennels
Ch Sherepoint Blue MaximR & J Bryant
Gr Ch Bushman Better Be BossT Corbell
Ch Bushman Fire Storm (IID)J Gregg
2002Gr Ch Skyehaven Just A DashT Corbell
Ch Kellick ChironR Williams
2003Gr Ch Skyehaven MightnpowerT Corbell
Gr Ch Bushman Dancing QueenC Clarke
Gr Ch Bushman Talk About LuckyBushman Kennels
Gr Ch Bushman Crash And BurnBushman Kennels
2004Gr Ch Bushman Hit Or MissBushman Kennels
2005Gr Ch Bushman Bring It OnBushman Kennels
Gr Ch Bushman The DeputyC Clarke
2006Ch Kellick Carn Of Cailiche CCDR Williams
Gr Ch Skyehaven Fortune ShinesE K Gurner/T Corbell
Ch Skyehaven Just A StarT Corbell
Gr Ch Lindenjude Imstuck Toami UD RRDM Sullivan
2007Ch Injitali In The Black CDR Williams
Gr Ch Flatterhaft Steal Or Borrow (Imp Swe)T Corbell
Ch Sherepoint Banks N BraesR & J Bryant
Ch Torlum Dalziel CD ET NRDP & H Eley & D Mottram
2008Gr Ch / Dual Ch Injitali Intrigue CCDR Williams
Gr Ch Bushman Be So LuckyBushman Kennels
Gr Ch Explicit No Trouble At All (Imp Swe)Bushman Kennels
Ch Bushman Up And FlyingBushman Kennels
2009Gr Ch Explicit Heaven’s On Fire (Imp Swe)Bushman Kennels
Ch Sherepoint MackenzieR & J Bryant
2010Ch Beauty Nights Diamond Dog (Imp Swe)T Corbell & K Gurner
Gr Ch Bushman No Trouble FlyingBushman Kennels
2011Dual Ch (T) Injitali Sir BouncealotR Williams
2012Ch Fetchitup Man Of The HourT Corbell
2013NZ Gr Ch & Aust Sup Ch Firebush Sergeant Pepper CD RRD ORAK Blair
Ch Kellick Take A BreakR & J Bryant
Ch Injitali Intriguing SecretR Williams
Ch Poweron Tails of WonderK Gurner
2014Ch Hawksdale Lasting ImpressionG Holmes
Ch Bushman Fly Me To HeavenBushman Kennels
Sherepoint Kentucky BluegrassJ & R Bryant
Bushman Power To ShineK Gurner & T Corbell
2015Dual Ch (T) Injitali Intriguing TaleR Williams
Ch Kellick Song Sung BlueC Murray
Ch Kellick All I Ever Need Is YouS & D Wilkie
Ch Skyehaven All Guns BlazingM O'Shannassy / T Corbell
Ch Hawksdale Positive WhisperG Holmes




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Aust Ch Copsewood Nigra (Imp NZ)   “Nicky”  1981 – 1989

Nicky was in his day an exceptional Flatcoat and achieved great feats in the show ring for what was then very much a minority breed. Nicky was bred in New Zealand by Doreen and Bill Ridley from 2 imported English Flatcoats and was the only dog produced from the mating. He was born in March of 1981 and came to Australia in May of that year. He achieved his Australian Championship on the 27th April 1982.

Nicky to his day is the only Flatcoated Retriever to win Best In Show at an all breeds Championship Show. He also won 5 Best In Groups at All Breeds Championship shows, 2 Best In Show at Open shows, 4 Runner Up to Best In Group at All Breeds Championship shows, a number of Class in Groups at all types of shows and 5 Royal Show challenges. He had a total of 709 challenge points many of which were 6 point challenges and often went on to higher awards when he was the only Flatcoat at the show.

Nicky did much to put Flatcoats on the map in the Show ring but he also produced working Flatcoats of exceptional quality one of which was a Field Trial Champion not to mention other Flatcoats who excelled in the Obedience ring. Most importantly Nicky was my mate and will never be forgotten by me or those many people who enjoyed a great dog throughout an all too short life.

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Aust Grand Ch Almanza Better Than Ever (Imp Swe)    "Inga"     W: 15/9/93

Sire: Moonstruck Adventure at Flatterhaft (Swd)
Dam: Almanza Billion Dollar Baby (Swd)
Bred: Ragnhild Ulin

Inga was imported by Bushman Kennels arriving in Australia January 1994.
She commenced her show career at the age of 10 months winning Best Puppy in show at the Gundog Championship show.  Inga has won four consecutive bitch challenges at the Victorian Gundog Championship show in 1994, 1995, 1996 & 1997 and again in 2001 at the age of 8 years old.  During her show career she won 5 Best In Groups, 6 Runner Up Best In Groups, 14 class in groups, 8 Royal Show Best of Breeds, completing a hat trick in 1996, winning Best of Breed in Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide. Inga also won 3 Runner Up to Best of Breed awards to kennel mates and a total of 12 bitch challenges at Royal Shows.  Inga had 4 litters, two to Ch Almanza Burning Hell (Imp Swe) producing many champions, Grand champions and successful working dogs, one to Ch Almanza I Shot The Sheriff (Imp Swe) producing 2 show Champions and one to Ch Almanza Never Think Twice (Imp Swe) which has produced several show champions and a Grand Champion.  On 29th September 1999, Inga created breed history.  She was awarded Best In Group at Perth Royal, the first Flat Coat ever to win Best In Group at a Royal Show in Australia.  She also qualified for the title Australian Grand Champion, the first Flat Coat in Australia to do so.  Inga was retired in 2002 and at the time of writing, still holds the record for the most successful Flat Coated Retriever bitch in Australian history.  She is being shown in Veterans when the opportunity arises and is enjoying great success.

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Ch Almanza Burning Hell (Imp Swe)   "Burn"    W: 27/7/94

Sire: Black Bowie (Nwy)
Dam: Almanza Heaven Or Hell
Bred: Ragnhild Ulin      Owned: Bushman Kennels

Burn was imported by Bushman Kennels arriving in Australia in 1994.
He commenced his show career at seven months old and won his first class in group at championship level in March 1995.  To date, Burn has won eleven Best Class in Group, three Best In Groups, six runner up to Best In Group and one Runner up to Best in Show and Best Open in Show at all breeds Championship Shows.  He has won Best of Breed at the Victorian Gundog Championship Sow 1996 and Best of Breed at Melbourne Royal in 1998.  He has been an extremely successful sire with nne champions, including two best in group winners and a son with his NRD title. Burn’s gentle, kind nature is enhanced by his love of the spot light, making him not only a pleasure to live with, but also a lovely dog to show.

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Gr Ch Kellick Finders Keepers   "Jack"

Sire: Ch Bramatha The Storm Emperor (Imp UK)
Dam: Ch Kellick Coreen Carn

Ch Kellick Finders Keepers (Jack) has had a successful show career despite being the most fidgety dog whilst being examined by a judge, that I have ever owned. He has the advantage in the group lineup of virtually stacking himself, and he stands with his tail wagging and head up saying “Look at me”.  He was shown very sparingly the first year that I owned him as I was completing my Masters degree at the time, and that had to take priority over dog shows.  Despite this, his challenge points mounted up aided by a Best in Group at 14 months of age. He has also had two Runner Up to Best In Group at Championship shows and one at Open show.  He has been a consistent Class in Group winner in the junior, intermediate and open classes.  He has won Best Puppy in show and Intermediate in Show at Gundog Club shows.  He has been awarded 71 Best of Breed awards at Championship shows, including this year’s Royal National in Launceston.  He gained his 500th point at Burnie Agricultural Society show on October 3 1998.  As he is not yet four years of age, I intend to continue showing him in pursuit of the next big milestone, the title of Grand Champion.

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Aust Gr Ch Burn Eternally NRD   "Blaze"   W: 31/10/95

Sire: Ch Almanza Burning Hell (Imp Swe)
Dam: Gr Ch Almanza Better Than Ever (Imp Swe)
Bred/Owned: Bushman Kennels

Blaze spent the first few years of his life as a working dog. Trained by Russell Kennon, he gained his Novice Retrieving Dog Title in1998.  During 1997 he was campaigned part time by Judy Kennon-Wray, finishing his show title with a Runner Up to Best in Group and Best in Group award. At the end of 1998, Blaze came back to live with Judy and at his first show back, the Flat Coated Retriever Championship Show, he won Runner Up to Best In Show.  Blaze really hit his traps in 1999 when he won two Best in Group awards, four Runner Up to Best Exhibit awards, two Best Class in Show, eleven Best Class in Group and Best of Breed at Adelaide Royal. This success meant Blaze was awarded Victorian Gundog Club’s Show Dog Of the Year.  Blaze has gone on to be Gundog Show dog of the year in 2000, 2001 and 2003.  He is at the time of writing (May 2003) the most successful Flat Coated Retriever in the show ring in Australia.  He has set the impressive record of 27 Best in Group, 3 Best In Show, 4 Runner up to Best in Show, 26 Runner up to Best In Group, 22 Class in Show awards, all at All Breed Championship show level.  Blaze has amassed close to 3000 CC points.  He has had 12 consecutive dog Challenge Cerificates awarded in 6 different states.  He won Best in Show at the Flat Coated Retriever Association’s championship shows in 2002 and 2003 under international judge.  Blaze was the first Flat Coated Retriever dog in Australia to earn the Grand Champion title.  At the age of 7½ Blaze is still enjoying a very successful show career.

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Ch Bushman Fire Cracker (IID)   “Crackle”   W: 7/5/98

Sire: Multi Ch Almanza I’m On Fire (Imp Swe)
Dam: Almanza Eleanor Of Aquitania (Imp Swe)

Crackle was Runner Up In Show at Launceston Royal. She placed 4th in Group at Sydney Royal and she was BOB at Royals in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin and Hobart. She won Class in Group at Hobart Royal as well as numerous classes in group at all breed championship shows. She was Runner Up to Best In Show at the Victorian Gundog Club Show and the Flat Coated Retriever Championship Shows in 2000 and 2001.

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Gr Ch Bushman Burnt To Ashes


Ch Sherepoint Lone Ranger NRD "Chanda" W: 7/12/95

Sire: Ch Almanza Burning Hell (Imp Swe)
Dam: Ch Casuarina Black Pearl (Imp UK)

Clear Eye Certificate (free of PRA & Glaucoma) Hips: 4-2 = 6
Chanda was the only pup in the litter, hence her name. She was a very busy, bustling bitch, who always gave her all - whether it was in the showring, in retrieving, or just as a family pet playing with our grandchildren. Chanda had two litters for Sherepoint, both small litters, and after a family crisis in 2001 she went to live with Julee Hosking in Victoria, and produced a litter of nine pups. We are forever grateful to Julee and Mike for giving her such a wonderful home.
She was the first flatcoat in South Australia to win In Group awards and pioneered the way for flatcoats to be considered for further awards. These are some of her achievements.
• Top Showing Gundog Puppy in the Gundog Club of SA Inc 1996 – first & only flatcoat to win this award
• Runner Up in Group at All Breeds Championship Show in 1997
• Bitch challenge Sunbury Championship Show -1997
• Top Showing Flatcoated Retriever in SA two consecutive years
• Top Showing Interstate Flatcoat – Flatcoated Retriever Assn of Vic 1997
• Reserve Challenge Bitch Adelaide Royal 1998
• Runner Up in Show at Gundog Club of SA Open Show in 1999
• Top Dual Purpose Flatcoat – Flatcoated Retriever Assn of Vic 1999
• Awarded Novice Retrieving Dog title – after numerous placings and two wins in Novice
• Numerous In Group awards
• Dam of the big winning dog Ch Sherepoint Blue Maxim

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Aust Gr Ch Bushman Burning Desire   "Cinder"   W: 31/10/95

Sire: Ch Almanza Burning Hell (Imp Swe)
Dam: Gr Ch Almanza Better Than Ever (Imp Swe)
Bred/Owned: Bushman Kennels      Handled: Jazmyn Wray

‘Cinder’ was a winner from her first steps into the show ring.  She won at group and in show level from Baby puppy right through to date.  She is a very stylish bitch with a very enthusiastic show attitude. Cinder’s only downfall was being hidden in her dam’s and litter brother’s shadow for many years.  One of the highlights of Cinder’s career was winning Runner Up to Best in Show at the Victorian Gundog Championship Show in 1998 under an international judge.  Cinder is a multiple Best in Group, Runner Up to Best In Group, Class in Group and in Show winner all at All Breeds Championship Show level.  Cinder has won Challenge Certificates at Royal Shows. Jazmyn Wray (3rd Generation Bushman handler) campaigned Cinder through over 600 points of her Grand Champion title, finishing in stlye with a Best in Group and Australian Bred in Show in September 2002.  Jazmyn was only 10 years old.
Cinder’s first litter was to a half brother, Bushman Tempted To Talk.  This litter resulted in just two living bitches, one of whom is the very successful Gr Ch Bushman Talk About Lucky.
Cinder’s second litter to Lussac Moody Blue (Imp UK) produced puppies who have been sent to New Zealand, Norway and have been kept by Bushman.

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Aust Ch Sherepoint Blue Maxim   “Max”   16/1/98 - 2006

Sire: Lussac Moody Blue (Imp UK)
Dam: Aust Ch Sherepoint Lone Ranger NRD
Bred/Owned: Jean & Ross Bryant.   Lived with & loved by Mary & Denis Safe

Hips: 0-0 Clear Eye Certificate: (Clear of PRA & Glaucoma)
"Max" was our biggest winning dog – his father was an English dog imported by Bushman Kennels – Lussac Moody Blue – his mother our own Chanda. The following are his achievements:
• Max had won over 600 challenge points before his fourth birthday and was the sire of six champions, for three different kennels - this together with his show wins – is an unequalled record in South Australia.
• Top Showing Interstate Dog in 2000 for the Flat Coated Retriever Assoc of Vic, 2nd in 1999 & 2001
• the first male SA flatcoat to gain membership of the Association’s 500 Club
• Reserve Challenge Dog at both Adelaide and Melbourne Royal Shows in 2000 at only 2 years old
• Runner Up in Group three times at All Breeds Championship Shows in quality competition
• Dog Challenge winner at the Sunbury Championship Show in Vic in 2000 under a Swedish judge
• Challenge Dog winner under Breed Specialist Brenda Phillips (Exclyst) in Sydney in 2001
• He was well on his way to probably becoming South Australia’s first Grand Champion Flat Coat – however that was not to be. Sadly the family he lived with had him de-sexed just before his fourth birthday – "Max" was a “incurable romantic” with both bitches and dogs, and the male dogs didn’t like his advances. From his last six shows he took out four Best of Breeds and one dog challenge. Our thanks to Mary and Denis Safe for allowing us to show Max. Fortunately we were able to have a frozen semen AI litter from "Max" in 2002 which produced two Champions from a litter of five pups.

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Aust Gr Ch Bushman Better Be Boss   "Forrest"     W: 2/11/97

Forrest joined our Kennel (Skyehaven) in January 1998. His show career was steady at first, being a slow maturing dog, he just got better and better.  His parents were both imported from Almanza Kennels in Sweden by Bushman Kennels. He gained his Australian Champion relatively easily.
Forrest’s Showing success really took off in 2001, his winning starting off in Open Shows, With 2 Best In Groups, 2 RU Best In Groups and 14 Class in Groups, although he did not achieve his first Class in Group in a Championship Show until late 2001, 2002 would be the beginning of his Championship Show success.  He has 1 Best in Group, 6 RU Best In Groups, 2 Australian Bred IN SHOWS & 16 Class in Groups.  Forrest Was BOB, Royal Adelaide Show in 2003, and after a lifesaving operation in May 2004, after suffering from Bloat, he got RUBOB, in September to his Son Gr Ch Skyehaven Mightnpower.
Forrest has 104 BOB’s, and 1,311 challenge points, he was the First Flat Coat Grand Champion in South Australia and his show record is only bettered in S.A.  By his Son Gr Ch Skyehaven Mightnpower, his Daughter Gr Ch Skyehaven Just A Dash, is the most successful Flat Coat bitch in S.A. to date, and was the first Flat Coat in S.A. to win a BEST IN GROUP.  Forrest’s awards include, joining the 500 Club in 2001, Interstate Dog of The Year 2002 & 2003 and Mischkador Black Chance Memorial Trophy (most Challenge points) 2002 for the Flat Coated Ret. Ass Of Vic. & Top Showing Flat Coat 2003 Gundog Club Of S.A

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Aust Gr Ch Skyehaven Just A Dash   "Starr"     W: 23/6/99

Sire: Gr Ch Bushman Better Be Boss
Dam: Ch Bushman Tempted To Tease.

Starr lived up to her Pet name; she just seemed to keep winning challenge after challenge.  She was the first Flat Coat in South Australia to win a BEST IN GROUP, the First to Win a CLASS IN SHOW; the first Bitch is S.A. to become a GRAND CHAMPION.  She also won a RU Best in Group and 6 Class in Groups!!  Starr won 27 Best of Breeds, when the Dogs where dominating Best Of Breeds, 61 RU Best Of Breeds and has 1,079 Challenge Points.
Starr had a litter in 2003 with Ch Bushman The Marshall and her daughter Skyehaven Just A Star was an Australian Champion at just 14 months old, with multiple Class in SHOWS And Class in Groups.  She also won RU BEST IN GROUP at 9 months old at an Open Show, she has nearly 200 challenge points at 18 months old.

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Ch Kellick Chiron  "Tali"   11/01/96 – 31/08/04

Sire: Ch Almanza Burning Hell (Imp Swe)
Dam: Ch Kellick Kitty Hawk
Bred: Peter & Helen Eley    Owned: Rhonda Williams

Tali was my second show dog and he was the one who taught me that showing could be fun.  He was always a pleasure to handle inside the show ring and I often wished that he was as well behaved when not in view of the judge.  Tali won 10 awards at group level at Championship shows including one Best In Group and two Runner Up to Best In Group.  He won 16 awards at group level at Open shows including one Best in Group and two Runner Up to Best In Group.
He was a very slow maturing dog and received his first In Group award after the age of 3.
He was retired at age 5 due to persistent lameness and did the rest of his showing off at the local parks playing with his beloved football.

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Gr Ch Skyehaven Mightnpower   "Shine"   W: 23/6/99

Sire: Gr Ch Bushman Better Be Boss
Dam: Ch Bushman Tempted To Tease.

Shine is the top winning Flat Coat in South Australian history, and is still showing to date (April 2005). He is loveliest Flat Coat you could ever meet, with an amazing temperament and personality. Shine’s first big win was BEST BABY PUPPY IN SHOW!! Flat Coated Retriever champ Show 1999, in the 2000 Show he won BEST JUNIOR IN SHOW & and in 2004 BEST AUSTRALIAN BRED IN SHOW!! Shine was shown lightly until 2003, that year he got 389 challenge points. In 2004 he really started dominating is South Australia, who have more Flat Coats Shown consistently then any other state in Australia, not only did he gain 504 Challenge points, he won BEST IN SHOW at the Setter Club of S.A. Championship Show (For all Gundogs) under an Austrian Judge, the then had the biggest win in South Australian history beating over 600 Gundogs in the Royal Adelaide show winning 3RD BEST IN GROUP!!! Under a Swedish Judge, where the judges are used to seeing top quality Flat Coats on a regular basis, with 150-250 Flat Coats Shown at any one show. Shine continued the year in good style winning RU Best in Group at an All Breeds Champ Show and gaining his Grand Champion Title with a BEST IN GROUP at another All breeds Champ Show. Shine also won RU BEST IN SHOW at an open show the same year. 2005 has started well with another RU BEST IN GROUP, and 2 Class in Groups. To date he has 1 BEST IN SHOW, 1 BEST IN GROUP, 3 RU BEST IN GROUPS, 1 CLASS IN SHOW AND 10 CLASS IN GROUPS. 96 BOB’S AND 1270 CHALLENGE POINTS. Other awards include joining the 500 Club in 2003, Interstate Showdog of The year 2004 and Misckador Black Chance Memorial Trophy (most challenge points) 2004, Flat Coated Retriever Ass. Of Vic, Top Showing Gundog Dog (Gundog Club Of S.A.) 2004. The only 3 Flat Coat Grand Champions in South Australia are Shine and his sire: Gr Ch Bushman Better Be Boss and his litter sister Gr Ch Skyehaven Just A Dash. Shine has 2 progeny currently showing, Skyehaven Up The Ante (Multi Class in Groups) & Skyehaven Fortune Shines (BEST PUPPY IN SHOW, Flat Coat Champ Show 2004). 2 more will be in the ring this year, Skyehaven Shine On and Skyehaven Simply Magic.

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Gr Ch Bushman Talk About Lucky   "Luck"   W: 17/10/99

Sire: Bushman Tempted To Talk
Dam: Gr Ch Bushman Burning Desire
Bred/Owned: Bushman Kennels

Luck was produced from a very small litter of only two bitches but sometimes quality is every bit as rewarding as quality! Luck has enjoyed a very successful show career, ranking amongst some of the top Flat Coat bitches ever campaigned in Australia. Luck was puppy of the year in 2000 – Flat Coated Retriever Association. She is the only Flat Coat bitch (at the time of writing – June 2006) to win two All Breeds Championship Show Best in Show awards.
She is a multi best in group, multi class in group winner. She has had several Royal Show Best of Breeds, getting pulled out in the final cut at Sydney Royal show in 2003. She also won Runner up to Best in Show at the United Retriever show in NSW. Luck had her first litter to Bushman Fire Strike in 2001, sadly only producing 3 puppies. In April 2005 she gave birth to 2 healthy puppies by frozen semen from one of our first imports, Ch Almanza Never Think Twice (Imp Swe) . Luck bounced back into the show ring in September 2005 winning Best of Breed at Royal Melbourne Show. She was also bitch CC and runner up to Best of Breed at Canberra Royal 2006.

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Gr Ch Bushman Crash and Burn   "Crash"   W: 10/1/01

Sire: Ch Almanza Burning Hell (Imp Swe)
Dam: Gr Ch Almanza Better Than Ever (Imp Swe)
Bred/Owned: Bushman Kennels

Crash was certainly the perfect name for this energetic, over the top ball of energy! He was a repeat mating of our very first litter at Bushman and one of only two dogs in the litter. Crash hit the show ring with much enthusiasm and won Baby in Group at his first four shows. He won his first group and Runner up to Best In Show at just 20 months old. He completed his Grand Champion Title in October 2004, making him the youngest Flat Coated Retriever ever to gain this title. Crash is a multi Best in Group, Runner up to Best in Show and Class in show winner. He was Flat Coated Retriever Puppy of the Year in 2001 and Flat Coated Retriever show dog of the year 2004. He was also Best in Show at the Flat Coated Retriever Championship Show in 2004. In 2005 Crash was shown lightly while we concentrated on other members of the kennel, but he still managed to win top winning Flat Coated Retriever in Australia (Dogzonline pointscore) for a second year in a row! At the time of writing (January 2006) this impressive dog is just about to turn 5 years old, we are sure he has a lot more in him yet!

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Gr Ch Bushman Hit Or Miss   "Mystery"   W: 5/11/01

Sire: Gr Ch Bushman Burn Eternally NRD
Dam: Ch Bushman Ready Aim Fire
Bred/Owned: Bushman Kennels

Mystery has had an impressive show career, made even more special by the fact that she has been compaigned by her junior handler, Jazmyn Wray who was only ten years old when Mystery commenced being a show dog. Mystery won Flat Coated Retriever Puppy of the Year in 2002 and that same year won the bitch Challenge and runner up to best of breed at the Royal Melbourne show, to her famous father, Blaze. Mystery has twice won the bitch challenge and runner up to Best in Show at the Flat Coated Retriever Championship Show and has had many class in group and in shows and is a multi Runner up to best in group winner. In both 2004 and 2005 she won Best of Breed at the Victorian Gundog club Championship Show and was pulled out in the final cut for best in show. Mystery was out of the ring for a short period in 2005 while she had a litter to kennel mate, Gr Ch Bushman Bring It On. At the time of writing (January 2006) Mystery has a mere 240 points to finish her Grand Champion title. She has certainly done her sire, who was the biggest winning Flat Coated Retriever in Australian history, very proud indeed.

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Gr Ch Bushman Bring It On   "Captain"   W: 14/4/02

Sire: Casblaidd Dunken Disorderly (Imp UK)
Dam: Ch Bushman Betr Think Twice
Bred/Owned: Bushman Kennels

Captain was the result of a careful blend of Swedish and UK lines, and he has proved his worth in the show ring time and time again. Jazmyn Wray who was twelve years old when she began handling him has handled him through most of his major wins and has also excelled in Junior Handlers events with him also, the two of them make a very impressive team. Captain to date (January 2006) has won 21 Class in Groups, two Class in Shows and four runner up to Best in Group awards. 2005 was a big year for Captain, he won Best of Breed at Sydney Royal and was pulled out in the final cut for Best in Group. He was dog CC at Melbourne Royal and runner up to best of breed to his kennel mate, Gr Ch Bushman Talk About Lucky and he was dog CC and runner up to best of breed at the Victorian Gundog Championship show. To date Captain has sired a bitch to Gr Ch Bushman Burning Desire who has achieved great things throughout her show career as a puppy and finished her title in December 2005 aged a mere 13 months old. Ch Bushman Up And Flying. Not only is Captain an outstanding show dog, he is one of the nicest Flat Coated Retrievers you could hope to meet. He has a divine temperament and always gives us his best in the ring, rain, hail or shine!

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Gr Ch Bushman The Deputy


Ch Kellick Carn Of Cailiche CCD    "Elly"   10/08/98 – 12/12/08

Sire: Ch Almanza Never Think Twice (Imp Swe)
Dam: Kellick Pallasthena

Elly started her show life winning a Best Baby Puppy in Group and went on to win 13 classes at group level. At age 10, she won two Best Desexed Exhibit In Show Awards at All Breed Championship Shows. Elly had two litters producing twenty puppies. Three of her progeny were shown and all gained their champion title. One of them went on to achieve her Grand Champion title. At age seven we experimented with obedience and she gained her CCD title. Elly then explained that ‘heelwork’ was rather boring and would stay at the post whilst I did the exercise. She would then participate in the rest of the trial and perform the other exercises very well. Her most outstanding qualities were her gentle maternal nature and subtle quirky sense of humour.

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Gr Ch Skyehaven Fortune Shines   "Zada"   14/12/03

Sire: Grand Champion Skyehaven Mightnpower
Dam: Ch Bushman Skys The Limit
Bred: Tina Corbell    Owned: Kirstin Gurner & Tina Corbell

Zada is my beautiful girl bred by my good friend Tina Corbell (Skyehaven Kennels). She is the “Wonder Dog” in my household. She has done everything I have ever asked of her…and more. Her pedigree boasts many Grand Champions and multiple Best In Show and Best In Group winners. In May 2005, Zada gained her Australian Champion title in style, winning Best of Breed and being short-listed for Best in Group at just 16 months old. She was also short listed in the top 8 gundogs in the prestigious Autumn International Festival. Zada joined the Flat Coated Retriever Association’s 500 Club at under 3 years old. Her biggest win came in May 2007 winning Best In Group with 160 gundogs entered. Zada gained her Grand Champion title at the end of 2008 and had her first litter of puppies to Gr Ch Flatterhaft Steal Or Borrow (Imp Swe) in June 2009. I kept a gorgeous girl, Poweron Outrajus Fortune (Rajus) who started her show campaign in October 2009 and had her Australian Champion title at age 14 months with quality competition at every show. Zada is now quite happily retired from the show ring and enjoys our life in the hills.

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Ch Skyehaven Just A Star   "Wish"   23/9/03

Sire: Ch Bushman The Marshall
Dam: Gr Ch Skyehaven Just A Dash
Bred/Owned: Tina Corbell

Wish is the daughter of Gr Ch Skyehaven Just A Dash, granddaughter of Gr Ch Bushman Better Be Boss and great granddaughter of Gr Ch Almanza Better Than Ever (Imp Swe); all who have won Best in Group, multiple Runner-up to Best in Group, multiple Class in Show and multiple Class in Group awards. Wish had big shoes to fill and started in style with Class in Show and many Class in Group awards. She gained her Australian Champion title at just 14 months old and also won Runner-up to Best In Group at 9 months old at an open show. Wish continued to impress by winning Reserve Challenge bitch at the Adelaide Royal Show at 11 months old and winning Puppy of Breed. She also made the final cut in the Puppy Bitch Class on Special Classes’ day. Wish was Junior in Show at the Flat Coated Retriever Association of Victoria Championship show in 2004 and was junior of breed at all four of the championship show held that weekend. In 2006, at age three, Wish gained 197 points and at the Marion Kennel Club on 30th July joined the 500 club with a 15 point best of breed. Wish has only been shown lightly in all three of her showing years, yet still boasts over 600 challenge points. Wish is now retired from the show ring with her daughter and granddaughter proving to be ever better than her.

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Gr Ch Lindenjude Imstuck Toami UD RRD


Ch Injitali In The Black CD    "JY"   14/11/02 – 21/06/09

Sire: Kellick Black Chat
Dam: Ch Kellick Carn Of Cailiche CCD

Jy was my faithful companion and a pleasure to own. He was taken far too early at age six when he was in his prime and only 50 points away from his Grand Champion title. His highlights in the show ring included winning Best In Group at “Pet Expo” and Best Junior In Show and Best Intermediate In Show at the Flat Coated Retriever Championship Show. He gained his CCD obedience title with little trouble and then surprised and delighted me by gaining his CD title in a single weekend only one month later. He was well on the way towards his CDX title. In 2006, the Flat Coated Retriever Association of Victoria awarded him “Dual Purpose Dog Of The Year”, “Obedience Dog Of The Year” and “Novice Obedience Dog Of The Year”. Our friends referred to him as “Gentleman Jy Jy”.

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Gr Ch Flatterhaft Steal Or Borrow   "Dare"   W: 5/3/05

Sire: NordUCh SVCh Flatterhaft C Is For Corpse
Dam: SU(u)Ch SVCh Flatterhaft Borrow Thyme
Bred: Anneli Karlsson   Owned: Tina Corbell

Dare started his career with a bang winning Minor Puppy In Show at just his second weekend after leaving quarantine; he continued his great first half year being awarded Puppy of the Year by the Flat Coated Retriever Assocation of Victoria for 2005.  Over the following two years he continued winning Class in Show awards and Class in Group awards. Dare reached the 500 club at just 2 1/2 years old. He won the Flat Coated Retriever Association’s Show Dog of the Year in 2007, and Interstate Show Dog of the Year in 2006, 2007 and 2008.  His biggest wins were in 2009, where he won a Best in Show, a Runner Up to Best in Show and multiple Best in Group awards. At the time of gaining his Grand Champion title he was the youngest ever Flat Coat to gain this title at 3 years and 5 months old. Currently, at 5 years old, he has nearly 1700 points, has won a Best In Show, Runner Up to Best In Show, 5 Best In Group and 6 Runner Up to Best In Group awards.  He is the biggest winning Flat Coat in South Australian History. He is proving himself as a sire too, with two of his sons winning Runner Up to Best In Group at just one year old.

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Gr Ch / Dual Ch Injitali Intrigue CCD   "Baloo"   W: 7/6/04

Sire: Ch Black Mica’s Totally Truant NRD (Imp Swe)
Dam: Ch Kellick Carn Of Cailiche CCD
Bred/Owned: Rhonda Williams

Baloo had her Australian Champion title by the age of 15 months and had collected 12 class in group awards and 4 class in show awards by that stage. Around that time, my older dogs explained they were jaded with the show ring so we concentrated on obedience. Baloo was too young (and too naughty) for such a serious discipline so we returned to the show ring where she won more class in group and class in show awards. Her first litter was born in 2008, one of whom is showing and has over 400 challenge points at the age of 2. Towards the end of 2008, we returned to the show ring and Baloo gained her Grand Champion title in 2009 at age 5. In 2010 Baloo completed her first obedience title and started her tracking career. With minimal training and her inexperienced owner handicapping her all the way, Baloo managed to complete the first 4 title tracks and was awarded her Tracking Dog title.

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Aust Grand Ch Bushman Be So Lucky (AI)   "Kylie"     W: 16/4/05

Sire: Aust Ch Almanza Never Think Twice (Imp Swe)
Dam: Aust Grand Ch Bushman Talk About Lucky

Kylie is our fourth generation Grand Champion bitch and has had an amazing show career in a very short period of time, whilst also squeezing in time for her first litter. Kylie was only shown a few times as a puppy and won Reserve Bitch CC and Minor Puppy In Show at just 6 months old at the Flat Coated Retriever Association's Championship Show in 2005. Kylie spent her first twelve months in training for Retrieving Trials but recommenced her show career in October 06. In only a month and a half of showing, she completed her show title, won five class in group awards and Best in Show at both the Flat Coated Retriever Open and Championship shows. Kylie won Best Of Breed at Adelaide Royal in 2007 from an entry of 19 Flat Coats and was pulled out in the final cut for Best in Group! In 2008 Kylie won three Intermediate in Show awards, multi class in Group, multi Runner up in Group, Best in Group and reserve bitch CC at the Flat Coated Retriever Championship Show. So far in 2009 Kylie has won multiple class in group, runner up in group and Best of Breed at Canberra Royal Show. She completed her Grand Champion title in early March 2009.

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Gr Ch Explicit No Trouble At All (Imp Swe)   "Disco"     W: 29/10/05

Sire: Multi Ch Starworkers Double Trouble (Denmark)
Dam: Swd Ch Explicit First Comes Love (Sweden)

We are so grateful to Mathilda Luckner who nurtured and socialised 'Disco' right up until he was put on the plane to make his long journey to Australia! Disco hit the show ring in Australia with great success, winning twenty-six Class in Group awards and three class in shows, two runner up to Best Exhibit in Groups, two Royal reserve ccs and puppy of breeds in just 7 months of showing, making him the most awarded Flat Coated Retriever puppy in Australian history. Disco was awarded Flat Coated Retriever Puppy of the Year by the Flat Coated Retriever Association for 2006! Disco completed his title at the tender age of 17 months. In October 2007 Disco won Best Exhibit in Show at an All Breeds Show the day before his 2nd birthday, making him the youngest Flat Coated Retriever to ever win a Best in Show, another breed first! Disco finished No 1 Flat Coated Retriever (Dogzonline point score) 2007. 2008 was another successful year for Disco, winning multi Best in Group and Runner Up in Group awards. To date in total Disco has won 38 Class in Groups, 4 Class in Shows, 5 Best in Group, 5 Runner up in Group and 1 Best in Show All Breeds.

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Aust Ch Bushman Up And Flying   "Reba"     W: 9/12/04

Sire: Aust Grand Ch Bushman Bring It On
Dam: Aust Grand Ch Bushman Burning Desire

At just thirteen months old Reba completed her show title, with a multitude of class in group and in show awards. Reba was from our last litter out of Gr Ch Bushman Burning Desire and was the only bitch out of a litter of just two puppies. Reba's wins include Best Puppy In Show at Canberra All Breeds Kennel Club in October 2005 and Best Puppy in Show and Runner up to Best of Breed at Launceston Royal Show 2005. She won Runner up to Best in Show at the Flat Coated Retriever Open Show 2005. In 2007 Reba won several class in group awards and at Adelaide Royal she won Reserve Bitch Challenge and Runner Up To Best of Breed from a huge breed entry. She was also Reserve Bitch CC at Melbourne Royal 2007 and 2008. In 2008 she produced a lovely litter to our Swedish dog, Ch Explicit No Trouble At All! A bitch from that litter, Bushman No Trouble Flying has done both her parents proud, winning consistently at group and in show level. The highlight of Reba’s show career to date was in 2008 when she won Bitch CC and Runner Up to Best in Show at the Flat Coated Retriever Championship Show!

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Gr Ch Explicit Heaven’s On Fire (Imp Swe)   "Bling"     W: 19/01/08

Sire: Swd Ch Explicit Trouble Maker (Sweden)
Dam: Explicit Passion and Pride (Sweden)
Bred: Matilda Luckner (Kennel Explicit Sweden)      Owned: Bushman Kennels

Bling was released from Quarantine early in June 2008 and hit the show ring the following weekend and immediately took to the winner’s circle with two baby puppy in group awards. In a show career that never looked back from that moment on, he has created breed history in Australia over and over again, by becoming the youngest FCR in Australia to win a Best In Group award, an All Breeds Best In Show, Best in Specialty Show and his most impressive feat to date was to complete his show title in February 2009 and then gain his Grand Champion title on 20th December 2009 at just 23 months old making him the youngest Flat Coat in Australia to achieve this title. As at January 2010 Bling has an impressive 2 All Breeds BIS, 1 RUIS, 1 BISS, 18 Best in Group, 11 Runner up to Best in Group, 61 Class in Group, 12 Class in Show and 2 Royal CCs to his credit. We consider ourselves very lucky to have this dog as part of our team.

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Ch Beauty Nights Diamond Dog (Imp Swe)   "Kei"     W: 28/05/07

Sire: Finuch Nuch MVA-V Flatts Ninas Ragazzi
Dam: Ch Beauty Nights Flower Power
Bred: Annika Mikkelsson       Owned: Tina Corbell & Kirstin Gurner

Kei at just 6 months old had won 3 Baby Puppy In Show and 6 Baby Puppy in Group awards as well as a 1st place in Baby Puppy Sweepstakes. We received many great comments from well known and respected dog breeders and judges about this exciting import. At the 2008 Royal Adelaide Show at 15 months of age, he was awarded the dog challenge and runner-up of breed with the top winning flat coated retrievers in the country also on display. He won Best In Show and Best Junior in Show at the Flat Coated Retriever Association’s Open Show in 2008. In 2009 Kei won multiple Intermediate in Group awards and gained his Australian Champion title. He won the dog challenge and runner-up of breed again at the Adelaide Royal Show. He was runner-up to Best In Show at the Gundog Club of SA Open Show and also won a runner-up in Best in Group at an All Breeds Open show. He was awarded Intermediate In Show at the Flat Coated Retriever Association’s Championship Show. 2010 saw Kei continue to win Intermediate in Group and In Show awards and enter the Flat Coated Retriever Association’s 500 Club. Kei sired his first litter in 2010 and we look forward to seeing just what he can do once fully mature.

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Gr Ch Bushman No Trouble Flying   "Fly"     W: 4/07/08

Sire: Aust Grand Ch Explicit No Trouble At All (Imp Swe)
Dam: Aust Ch Bushman Up And Flying
Bred/Owned: Bushman Kennels

Fly had her first appearance in the show ring at 3 months old exactly and started her career as she meant to continue, winning Best Baby Puppy in Show. This win was followed by many others, and in her first year in the show ring as a puppy she won an amazing 30 class in group and 7 class in show awards, setting a new breed record in Australia. Fly also won Best Baby Puppy in Show at the Flat Coated Retriever Championship and Open Shows in 2008. All this winning earned her the award of Flat Coated Retriever puppy of the year for 2009. At the Flat Coated Retriever Championship Show for 2009, Fly won the bitch Challenge, Runner up to Best in Show and Best Junior in Show at the tender age of just 16 months old. During 2010, Fly continued on her winning ways, putting many Class in Group, Class in Show, a runner up to Best in Group and Best in Group awards to add to her collection. At 22 months old, Fly gained her 500th challenge point, to gain entry to the 500 club. At the time of writing, at just 2½ years old, she has well over 800 challenge points to her credit.

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