Flint competed in his first Labrador National Event in May 2004. Although the second youngest dog (by three days) in his class of Intermediate Dog, he was awarded 5th place out of a total of 22 entries. In her critique Judge Ms Anya Verbeek of The Netherlands said "Black boy, full of quality with a very nice head and expression, nice top line, good tail set, good angulation in front, would prefer a little bit more rear angulation, nice developed body, good bone and feet, moved well, lovely character."
** Flint & Edi's Sire, Eng. Sh. Ch. Tullochmohr Final Edition (UK) won Best In Gundog Group At Crufts 2004 and backed it up again by winning Best of Breed in 2005. In addition, their half sister Rewari Executive of Clanross won the Bitch Challenge (Best Labrador Bitch) in 2005**
Marci (with handler Anna) winning Junior In Show at the 5th Labrador Retriever National, 10 July 2008 (photo: Blitzem Photography)
Judge Anna Geschwindt Hartwig (Sweden) in her critique said:
"Absolutely gorgeous yellow Labrador bitch. Excellent breed type. Clean cut in everyway. Lovely head and expression, excellent reach of neck. Full of substance and balance. Excellent angulated in front and rear. Super forechest. Excellent ribcage, super topline. Moves superb. Excellent coat."
Blackboy Back to Black
DOB: 21 November 2001
Hips: 5:6 Elbows: 0:0
DNA for PRA - Tested Genetically Normal
Sire: Aust. Grand Champion Blackboy Cream Crakka NRD
Dam: Aust & NZ Ch. Roughfield Gift Me A Tiki (Imp NZ)
Muffin, now sterilised and living the life of luxury.