In Memoriam

Victory’s Glad Tidings at Riverwind

02/25/2009 — 02/26/2014

Cheryl and Foster Beach
Color: Black
Sex: Bitch
Sire: Swallowsflight Raven Lion Lad NVK
Dam: Victory’s Clear Sailing

Gabby, alias Girlfriend and Ms Attitude, joined the Beach pack in April.  She is from Judy Gladson’s “G” litter out of Solo and Naik.  She has become Captain’s best little playmate and promises to live up to her name(s)!

Light-Foot’s Eclipse CD SH FDX WCX CGC

08/11/1993 — 11/11/2004

John and Sandra Bulger
Color: Black
Sex: Dog
Sire: Grousemoor Talisman
Dam: Beaverun’s Triple Crown
Breeder: S. Hope Meaker

Tanner was our first Flat-coat. He came to us at age two as “just a pet”. He taught us so much about retrievers, the abilities of our dogs and unconditional love. In the end, our loving pet proved himself to be a talented performance dog. He will be remembered for his incredible heart and playful spirit.

Little Hen’s Stanley Cup

07/05/2002 — 08/06/2013

Betsy and Steve Surprenant
Color: Black
Sex: Bitch
Sire: CH Ryvertown Johnny B Good CGC TDI
Dam: CH Darach Jet Black Good Little Hen
Breeder: Steven Hinson & Patricia Hinson
Bear Country April Breeze CD OA OAJ SH WCX


April Senseney
Color: Black
Sex: Bitch
Sire: Hardscrabble Feather Fetcher
Dam: Renaissance Tropical Storm
Breeder: Sherie & Clint Catledge, Kass Goulding

My first love when it came to dogs was Shetland Sheepdogs. But most of my friends had Flat-coated retrievers and the more I hung around with them, threw birds for them and went to 2 FC Nationals with a Sheltie, the more I saw the wisdom and the light of getting my very own FCR back in 2001. Breezy was my first and has shown me the ropes of owning a FCR. Over the years we have become fast best friends and enjoy doing obedience, agility, hanging out, and her favorite–field. She has also made me realize that I can have two first loves.

Blacfriar Ramey

07/23/1998 — 12/26/2008

Gloria McCleary
Color: Black
Sex: Dog
AmCan Ch K’Mander Black Diamond Bay JH WC


Kurt Anderson
Color: Black
Sex: Dog
Sire: Grousemoor Northern Song
Dam: K’Mander Apryls Arryval
Am/Can Ch Char-will’s Midnight Walker CDX MX MXJ NAP NJP WC CGC Can CD HOF


Valerie D. Johns
Color: Black
Sex: Dog
Sire: Bolingbroke’s Laser Beam
Dam: Phunny Pharm’s Alexis
Breeder: Charlotte Williams
Bertschire’s Best in Moe JH


Jeanne Lin & Bernie Strozeski
Color: Black
Sex: Dog
Sire: Steelriver’s Could It Be Magic
Dam: Bertschire’s Venus Williams
K’Mander Kalliope

Sex: Bitch
Sire: Grousemoor Frozen in Time
Dam: K’Mander Has to Be Fowlplay
Ch Tidalflats’ Selkie JH Am/Can WC CGC


Jane Boraczek & Cliff Williams
Color: Black
Sex: Bitch
Sire: Flatford Fareforward
Dam: Hillbrook Dory of Tidalflats

Traditionally, “selkies” were mythical creatures: half seal & half human;living partly at sea and partly on land (while always longing to be in the water).   In our minds, this is the 1 nature of Flat-Coats! On the Orkney Isles, ‘selkie’ is still the word for ‘seal’.  Our Selkie lives up to her name by being a strong, agile, and enthusiastic swimmer with an impish personality.  Very much like her mother (Dory), Selkie *is* our seal!