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* Top Golden Retriever Breeder 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2018 *

*18 UK Champions * 24 Junior warrants * 43 KC studbook numbers

Updated 18/9/19


Latest news here below......

Litter mates Sh Ch Thornywait Cinzano & Sh Ch Thornywait San Valentino do the duble at Darlington Championshipshow, personally I have never seen or heard this happen in Golden Retrievers, nevertheless a fantastic day, huge thank you to the judges Mr Bernard Catterall & Mrs Ann Hagger.


Our sweet Thormnywait Cassiopeia has gained her Junior Warrant at 10months old, thank you to the judges!


We have a new Show Champion.........subject to KC confirmation


Thornywait Rossini & Sue Loach won his 3rd CC at National Gundog Society championship show 4/9/19

Huge thank you to the judge Sue Barnes for his CC as wel as Lindsey Maynard & Liz Keene for his other 2!

Our sweet Thornywait Cinzano won her 3rd CC making her a new Show Champion at Blackpool Ch Show.

Huge thank you to the judge Mr Henric Fryckstrand of the famous Dewmist kennel for this award!

Thank you Karolina Pastusiak for the lovely photo.


We have had to say goodbye to our gorgeous girl Pingla, sleep tight darling.

Sh Ch Putjade Partypingla At Thornywait JW

23/06/07- 12/06/19


At Northern GRA Championship show Thornywait Absolutely Fab won best bitch puppy and Best puppy In Show, thank you to the judges Sue Russel & Julie Merrick



WOW WOW WOW .....Sh Ch Thornywait San Valentino JW ShCM wins the dog CC handled to perfection by Anthony his owner, massive thank you to the judge Mrs Audrey Richardson for a wonderful memory!

Our darling 'Patsy' aka Thornywait Absolutely Fab was 2nd in her lovely puppy class under judge Mr Frank Kane


Manchester Championship show......

Sh Ch Thornywait San Valentino JW ShCMwins the dog CC & Best of breed, he later goes on to win Gundog group 2 under Mrs Penny Williams,huge thank you to judges Borje Espeland & Sjord Jobse.


Huge congratulations to Melissa Loverock on making up her boy Thornywait Crackerjack at Lovissa into our 16th Show Champion owned or bred here, we are so proud and happy, well done 'Ronnie' & Mel....thank you to the judges who made this possible!


Our Lovely Thornywait Cinzano won her 2nd CC at Richmond Championshp show, huge thanks to Anthony for handling  her so well when i was abroad and unable to and to the judge Jan Neilson for a fab day.


At the same show Marc & Iris Wheeldon's Thornywait Viva La Vida at Catnnels started her show career off by winning her class and best puppy in Breed, well done guys!!


At Birmingham National under Cheryl Bawden & Ruth Turner halfsiblings Thornywait Crackerjack at Lovissa and our Thornywait Cinzano won both sets of CC's, huge thank you to the judges for a wonderful day!


Our sweet Thomas, Ch Tesoro De Ria Vela for Thornywait returned to the showring after a 3 year break and thoroughly enjoyed his time winning Best veteran at Birmingham National, 1st Veteteran Gundog group and Reserve veteran in Show!!


Well done to Anthony and Sh Ch Thornywait San Valentino JW on winning the open class at the World Dog show in Amsterdam and later on the RCAC & RCACIB, so proud of you both, lovely this picture by Linsey Op Den Dries!


At United Retriever our Billy Elliot De Ria Vela won his 3rd CC and unbeliavably later on BIS, thank you to breed judge Linsey Dunbar & BIS judge Pam Blay, thank you also to Margaret Bourn and Dianne Stweard-Ritchie for his other 2 CC's!


Our sweet Thornywait Cinzano returned to the showring after 2 years to win a 2nd in Limit and her studbook number at National Gundog, thank you to judge Rachel Rains.


Well done to Melissa Loverock and Thornywait Crackerjack at Lovissa on winning their 1st CC and Best of breed at National Gundog under Wendy happy to be there to see it!


Huge congratulations to Anthony Trinder and Sh Ch Thornywait San Valentino JW ShCM on gaining Gio's Show Champion title.....we are so proud of you both!!


Billy Elliot De Ria Vela JW won his 2nd CC and Best of breed at Border Union Championship show under judges Margaret Bourn and Bertil Lundgren.


Billy Elliott De Ria Vela JW wins his first CC at Birmingham National under all rounder Dianne Stewart-Ritchie

Bitch CC winner and Best of breed was Ch Thornywait Fame n'Fortune at Catnnels owned by Mark & Iris Wheeldon, huge congratulations to you, she looked fantastic.



We had a lovely day at Crufts, here are some pictures of the dogs we took......

Sh Ch Thornywait Billie Jean won a large and full of quality veteran bitch class, 39 lovely girls were entered!

This was especially lovely as it was her final show as she is now officially retired.

Our sweet Billy Elliot De Ria Vela JW won his Graduate class.

Thornywait San Valentino JW owned by Anthony Trinder won the lovely Post Graduate dog class with mine and Sue Loach's Thornywait Rossini JW being placed second



It was lovely to see Thornywait Moonglow win the open bitch class at the world dog show and being placed reserve best bitch after her daughter, congratulations to her owners Paloma and Antonio.


Congratulations to Anthony Trinder and Thornywait San Valentino on his Best In Show wins as well as RBIS's and group wins these last few weeks, so proud of you both


Sh Ch Thornywait Pearlie Queen wins her 4th CC at Gundog Society of Wales under Liz Keene


We have a new Show Champion in Thornywait Pearlie Queen!!

Huge thank you to Gloria Gargan, Casey MacDonald-Wood and Aidine Howes for her 3 CC's ( All with Best of Breed) & Christine Ashton for her 1 RCC, so proud of our girl to achive this as she has never been heavily shown.


** Goodbye darling Mia **

Sh Ch Thornywait Music of the Nite JW

20/6/03 - 22/9/17


A fantastic dat at The GRC Championship show with Sh Ch Thornywait My Girl at Glenrioch (Owned by Marie Grady)winning Bitch CC and Best In Show, Sh Ch Thornywait Isabella with Millgreen (Co Owned with Sue & Dave Barnes) won the bitch RCC, huge thanks to the judge Lyndsey Maynard




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