AUST SUPREME CH/NZ CH Kaparla Wicketkeeper
Aust Grand Ch Tulzean Autumn Tango Dam:
Xanthos Are You Talking To Me (Imp UK)
20/02/2008Clear Eye Cert Hips3:3 = 6 Elbows 0:0 Clear Heart with Full Echocardiogram
Mason has now had 6 All Breeds Best in Show awards and 6 Rup BEST IN SHOW All Breeds as well as a Specialty Best in Show win, over 20 BEST IN GROUPS, over 20 Rup BEST IN GROUPS and too many Class in group and Class in Show wins to mention. He is without doubt the highest awarded Golden Retriever ever in Tasmanian show history!
Mason easily completed his NZ title. He then qualified for his SUPREME GRAND CH title at the first show where he was able to qualify in Tasmania in July and is the only Golden Retriever to attain this status here. He is such a superstar and so deserving of this prestigious title.
Mason continues to excell in the ring and has now amassed over 29 State Bred in Group awards plus 19 SB IN SHOW wins. He was invited to the presitgious Contest of Champions 2011 and got to the last round. So proud of this beautiful dog who became an Aust GRAND CHAMPION at Burnie show under Ms E Thomas on 30th Sept 2011.
On Sept 6th at the Tas GR Club Specialty under Mrs Marilynn Morphett from Qld, Mason won Res DCC and State Bred in Show. His critique:
1.Ch Kaparla Wicketkeeper (Gr Ch Tulzean Autumn Tango/Xanthos Are You Talking to Me)
"A very beautiful young dog, teeming with quality. Sound straight front with correctly shaped feet. Nice flow of neck into shoulders. Well angled front and rear painting a lovely picture on the stack. Moved soundly. Despite not yet being fully mature he certainly pushed for top honours and I was delighted to award him the Reserve Challenge."
MASON wins BEST IN SHOW ALL BREEDS under breed specialist Carolyn Ryan from Qld (Riangold)!! What a HUGE thrill.
Mason gained his AUST CH on Sun 8th March two weeks after his 1st birthday under NZ judges Eva Ekstam and Di Tyssen. He also took Runner Up Best in Group and 2 Junior in Groups.
On Australia day Mason won yet another Best of Breed, with Puppy in Group and Puppy in Show under Geoff Kill (Qld); then on Feb 7th under Yanina Smith (Tas) and Lyn Brand (NSW) he was awarded his 7th best Puppy in Show!! On Sat 10th Jan 2009 Mason was awarded DCC, Best of Breed, Puppy in Group then Puppy in Show (this makes 5 Puppy in Shows for him) under Gundog Specialists John Palmer and Geoff Love.
Mason was No 2 top Gundog Puppy for Tasmania on Dogzonline Rising Star Pointscore 2008 with only 3 months of points collected and is currently No 1 RS Golden Retriever in the country for 2009!!
He is already at the heels of the 'big boys' and pushing hard for top honours and was awarded his first CC with Best of Breed at Huonville under Gundog Specialist Glen Vernon (NSW)on 15 th Nov 2008. This followed quickly by another 3 CC's taking him over 1/2 way to his title at only 10 months of age! He won Puppy in Show both days at Circular Head in Dec plus Runner Up Best in Group.
He continues to excell in the ring. From the last 8 shows he has collected 3 Minor in Groups (including MPIG at the Royal Hobart Show under international judge Mr Gammarra from Uruguay - see pic above), 5 Puppy in Groups with Puppy in Show to finish the day; and a couple of Res CC's at only 8 months of age; he was placed 2nd at our Club CHamp Show and his critique from Beryl Liggins (UK) is below:
"Lovely youngster showing lots of promise. Lovely head with soft expression, well balanced with good angulation and level topline."
Mason attended 5 shows as a baby winning Baby Puppy in Group at 4, 2 All Breeds Best Baby in Show and Opp Baby Puppy in Show at the 2008 GR National in S Aust after winning a huge baby class. What a little star he is! A big future awaits this young man.
His critique from Mrs Marlene Sillence at the National:
"Really promising baby with excellent bone and substance; gorgeous head and melting expression. Compact short coupled body, and for 4 months he moved and showed like a professional."