Ch Maple Manse’s Ruff and Trump CGC
07/14/2000 — 11/30/2007
Cheryl & Foster Beach
If love could have saved you,
You would have lived forever.
Our first flatcoat, our first Champion, magnificent beyond our wildest imaginations, driven retriever of tennis balls, swimmer extraordinaire, lapdog to watch TV, bedtime companion. He led us to conformation and field retrieving adventures with such joy and enthusiasm. Our special boy.
Loved with a Love beyond all feeling,
Missed with a Grief beyond all tears.
SR Ch Hillbrook Dory of Tidalflats CD JH Am/Can WC TDI
Jane Boraczek & Cliff Williams
Dories are tough little work boats with classic lines. This was our hope for Dory when we got her. She really lived up to her name with her physical elegance and completely fearless field attitude. She was our first flat-coat and the sweetest dog we have ever owned.
We lost Dory to malignant histioytosis just before her 8th birthday. This disease is all too common in Flat-Coats. Surf here to see what the FCRSA is doing about it.
Dory had two litters before we lost her. You can read more about her and her kids here.
Ch Bolingbroke’s Reggae Rocker UD CGC TDI
Reggae’s life’s journey was completed before the Capital Region Flat-Coat Club was formed, but through her descendants, she continues to influence the breed locally, across the country, and now in Europe. Over 30 of the flat-coats in this gallery of CRFCRC dogs are her descendants, including a great-granddaughter of the same call name. Reggae’s elegant breed type and sound movement can still be seen coming down through the generations. Reggae was a confident and self-motivated worker, earning her CDX with 10 qualifying scores at age 2, and her UD in one trial season at age 3. She also earned JH legs both weekends that she was entered in hunt tests.
Riverwind’s Never Say Never
12/30/2003 — 08/11/2007
Cheryl & Foster Beach
“We who choose to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary than our own, live within a fragile circle, easily and often breached. Unable to accept its awful gaps, we still would live no other way. We cherish memory as the only certain immortality, never fully understanding the necessary plan.”( from The Once Again Prince by Irving Townsend)