FCRSC Specialty 2024

Our Judges

David Bellamy
Puppy, Veteran & Gundog Sweepstakes

I was surrounded by gundogs from an early age, as my Father was a Gamekeeper, but I had my first Flatcoated Retriever in 1974.  He was Barradon Viscount, a grandson of Heronsflight Tercel.   I trained him myself and he won an English Any Variety Novice Working Test when he was 16 months old and I had caught the bug!

Over the years I have owned a number of Flatcoats, which have been successful in the Show ring as well as Working Tests and Field Trials in England.  I have been interested in hunting and fishing all my life and Flatcoated Retrievers have always been my companion gundogs.  I count myself fortunate to have trialed my dogs alongside Dr. Nancy Laughton, the Hon. Amelia Jessell, Colin Wells, Reed Flowers and Dr Tim Woodgate-Jones, to mention a few. 

I began awarding C.C.’s in the Showring in the breed in England in the early 1990’s   I am one of the few people in this Country who give C.C’s in the Showring and also judge at Field Trial level.

Over the years I have judged in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Finland, Germany, Italy and at the Canadian Specialty.  I had the honour of Judging the Gamekeepers Classes at Crufts in 2013, the Flatcoated Retriever Society Championship Show, bitches in 2013 and the Flatcoat Breed, dogs at Crufts in 2016.

In the past I have served on the Flatcoated Retriever Society General Committee for 13 years and held the position of Hon. Field Trial Secretary for the Society for 3 years. I am at present on the Vice Chairman of Dukeries (Notts) Gundog Club and on the Committee of The Northern Golden Retriever Association.

I look forward to judging you Flatcoats and thank you for the invitation to do so.

Roslyn (Roz) Bellamy
Specialty Regular, Non-regular & Unofficial Classes

My involvement with this lovely breed began in 1972 when I saw my first Flatcoat during a visit to a friend’s house. I had Cocker  Spaniels at that time, but I vowed that one day I would own one of these handsome dogs and it was 1979 before I had my first boy. I ventured into showing and working with my second Flatcoat, Greganor Black Beau – Mac, who led me into both of these disciplines.

How life has changed since then! In 1995 I had the great delight of owning Ch. Steeplehouse Chipper – Scott, who proved to be the most wonderful dog. We achieved great success in the show ring and the working field including his third C.C. from Hon. Amelia Jessell and Best in Show at the United Retriever Ch. Show in 2000.

At the present time, David and I own two Flatcoats; Philly (Ch. Woodfinch Hydra JW) and her son Dale (Sh. Ch. Woodfinch Masquerade). We also have a working Golden Retriever, Roxy.

I was elected to the F.C.R.S. General Committee in 1998. I edited the F.C.R.S. Annual Newsletter for 11 years and was a member of the Field Trial Sub-Committee for 20 years. I am Chairman of the FCRS Judges and Show Sub-Committee and earlier last year I was honoured to become the Hon. Secretary of the Flatcoated Retriever Society.  I have been judging Flatcoats since 1998 and had the pleasure of judging my first Championship  Show; National Gundog in 2010. I have judged the Swedish Flatcoat Ch Show and also shows in Holland, Germany, Switzerland and Italy. I have judged at Working Tests and Stewarded and helped at Field Trials for Dukeries Gundog, the Flatcoated Retriever Society and the United Retriever Club. I am also the Working Test Secretary for the Dukeries (Notts) Gundog Club.

I am very much looking forward to Judging your dogs in Nova Scotia.