Show Champion Woodavens Crackerjack

Woodavens Crackerjack at the NEFRA open show

Woodavens Crackerjack at the NEFRA open show


It all started when one day I was laid on Dawn Warrington’s lounge floor surrounded by balls of black fur, after hours of deliberation and tea. I was finally picked by an outgoing 4-legged super pup, but at this time I did not know that. He was picked up by his new owners Hazel and Paul and the next I saw him he was this nearly six-month-old wonder pup. His first show was Gundog Breeds of Scotland and this is where he proved that he was what I thought he would be, some five months earlier. He won Minor Puppy Dog, Puppy Dog, Best Puppy and pulled out in the last eight for Best Puppy in Show,what a start.

We were on our way. The next mile stone was in a junior class just out of puppy, Ann Youens gave him his first Reserve CC. The next was his first CC provided by Becky Johnson, and the rest is history.

Hugo’s total achievements were 11 Challenge Certificate’s 9 Reserve Challenge Certificate’s 5 Best of Breeds and a fantastic group-4 from a BOB given by Jim Irvine at the East of England Showground.

The Crowning glory of was Best in Show United Retriever Club from Ray Strudwick

Hugo was retired at 10 years old, due to failing health, and has lived with his Mom and Dad in Cheshire, but sadly lost his brave battle on Wednesday 31st October 2018.

Sleep peacefully old friend.

Bob Allen handled in the show ring by HUGO MOORES.