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Nov 2013 -  2 November 2013, The Golden Retriever Club Championship Show.

                    Judge: Mr Borge Espeland, Norway.

                    Ely - Ch Kavandale Take a Chance on Me - BEST IN SHOW

                    Casey - Ch Kavandale Just a Rumour - RESERVE BEST IN SHOW

What a wonderful result for Kavandale Goldens and especially as we were judged by a European Judge.  To have the best dog and the best bitch and win both Best in Show and Reserve Best in Show at the same show, is a huge achievement.



12 October 2013 -   We brought Stella (Ch Hawkwood Iunda) out of retirement for our Bay of Plenty Gundog Club Show Society 25 year Anniversary Championship show.  She was outstanding as always and won BEST IN SHOW.  She also won Best Veteran in Show.  What a    great lady she is.  The Judge was Jackie Brown from South Africa who commented that Stella "was truly beautiful" and "the most beautiful girl she had seen in a long time".

May 2013 -             Another fabulous year for Ely. For the second year

                               Ely has been awarded The Golden Retriever Club "Dog of the Year" 2012/2013.

                               Kavandale Kennels also won the following annual awards from The Golden Retriever Club for 2012/2013:

                                                            Stud Dog of the Year - Ely (Ch Kavandale Take a Chance on Me)

                                                            Brood Bitch of the Year - Stella (Ch Hawkwood Iduna)

                                                            Junior of the Year - Lena (Ch Kavandale Carolina Moon)

6 & 7 April 2013 -  What a fantastic weekend.  Ely won Best of Breed 3 out of the 4 shows, Open of Group and 2 Best of Groups.

                              Lena won Junior Bitch 4 times, Junior of Breed at 3 shows, a Junior of Group,  a reserve Bitch CC, and a Best Bitch CC

                              and reserve Best of Breed.

                              Ruby won her puppy bitch class at all 4 shows and was Puppy of Breed at 2. 

The results were stunning as two of the Judges were Golden Retriever specialists.  These Judges commented to me that I was producing excellent, true to type Golden Retrievers.


31 March 2013 -  What a year Ely (Ch Kavandale Take a Chance on Me) has had.  His major achievements were:

                             The Golden Retriever Club “DOG OF THE YEAR” 2011/2012

                             4 November 2012 Best of Breed – National Dog Show, Judge : Margaret Jones (Canada) -    
Ely was also short-listed to the final 6 for Best of Group.

                             20 November 2012 - BEST IN SHOW – The Golden Retriever Club, Judge: Eivind Majerum (Norway)

                             02 February 2013 - BEST IN SHOW – Central Golden Retriever Club, Judge: Vicki Harris (NSW)


24 November 2012 - Lena gains her championship title at 18months of age – Ch Kavandale Carolina Moon.

10 July 2012 - We are thrilled with the safe arrival of Stella and Mason's puppies.  Stella has 9 babies - 4 boys and 5 girls. 
They were born Sunday evening, 8 July 2012.  All were a good size and are all doing really well.  Stella is a fabulous mum and the pups are very content.
7th June 2012 - Stella (CH Hawkwood Iduna) is in whelp.  See our litters page for more details
5th May 2012 - Lena (Kavandale Carolina Moon) won Best Puppy in Show at Eastern Bay of Plenty Champ Show

7th April 2012 - Ely (CH KavandaleTake A Chance On Me) won Best in Show at Auckland Kennel Council Show - Judge was Mrs J Butterfield (SA)

10/11 March 2012 - Lena (Kavandale Carolina Moon) as received her first 2 CC's at 10 months of age.
13th Feb 2012 - Bella (Kavandale Rumour Has It) Casey's litter sister has received her 8th Challenge and is now a Champion at 16 months of age.

26th Nov 2011 - Casey (Kavandale Just A Rumour) has just achieved her Champion title at 14th Months of age.
5th & 6th Nov 2011 - Casey (Kavandale Just A Rumour) has just received her 6th & 7th CC's at the Ladies
             Kennel Ass Champ Shows.

30th Oct 2011 – Casey (Kavandale Just A Rumour) has just received her 4th & 5th CC at Rotorua CH Shows.



10th September 2011 – Ely (CH Kavandale Take A Chance On Me) has just received his 8th Challenge
and is now a Champion! 




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