Grand Champion 

Skyehaven Mightnpower

(Shine)

 23/6/99 - 15/3/09

Hips 3/5, elbows 0/0

 

Sire: Gr Ch Bushman Better Be Boss (Forrest)    Dam: Ch Bushman Tempted To Tease (Ash)

BEST IN SHOW, SETTER CLUB OF SA, GUNDOG SHOW

JUDGE - Ms Maria-Luise Doppelreiter (Austria) - Said "A Really Stunning Dog, And he was asking So hard for BIS, that I couldn't Deny it from him!!!" 

 

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Shine was from our first litter, sired by Ch Bushman Better Be Boss (Forrest), and his Dam is Ch Bushman Tempted To Tease (Ash).

Shine even to this day is the biggest winning Flat Coated Retriever in South Australia.

Some of his biggest wins include, winning BEST BABY PUPPY IN SHOW, at the Flat Coated Retriever Assoc of Vic. in 1999. Then BEST JUINOR IN SHOW, also at the Flat Coated Retriever Assoc. of Vic. in 2000.

Shine was only shown lightly in 2001 & 2002, still managing to win many BOB's including at the Gundog Club of SA in 2002, where there were 12 Flat Coats entered, under Mr G R Forsyth (NSW).

He dominated the show ring at breed level in 2003, picking well over 300 challenge points, but 2004 was to be his alone, winning a staggering 524 points!!  His wins in this magnificent year included 10/7/04 at the Murray Valley K C, open show, were he started his great run by winning RU BEST IN SHOW under Mrs J Dunbar (SA).  Only one week later at the Setter Club of SA (show for all gundogs) Shine did what no other Flat Coat had before or since in South Australia by taking out BEST IN SHOW (over 200 entries) under Mrs M Doppelreiter (Austria).  But he again created history in South Australia at the 2nd biggest show in Australia the Adelaide Royal Show under Dr Goran Bodegard (Swd) were Shine won 3 RD BEST IN GROUP (over 600 gundogs entered!!). 

2 Weeks later 28/9/04 Shine, won RU BEST IN GROUP under Mrs C Butler (NSW), and the very next week, he gained his GRAND CHAMPION title by winning BEST IN GROUP under Mrs G Goller (Qld).  Another 2 weeks later Shine won Best Of Breed at the Gundog Club of SA (14 flat Coats entered) and also won BEST RETRIEVER IN SHOW.  Another week later Shine won RU BEST IN GROUP under Mr J F Kerley (SA).

In 2005 Shine was only lightly shown making way for our youngsters, but managed RU BEST IN GROUP in Feb. Under Mr J F Kerley (SA). 

He was very lightly shown in 2006, and in 2007 came out for some of our bigger shows, and he won RU BEST IN GROUP under Mrs A Hennigan (Canada) at the prestigious Autumn International.  And also won BEST IN GROUP in April  under Mr K Iggleden (Qld).

 

Some of Shine's award include joining the 500 club for the Flat Coated Retriever Assoc. of Vic for gaining 500 challenge points in 2003.  In 2004 Shine won TOP SHOWING GUNDOG DOG for the Gundog Club of SA.  He also won INTERSTATE SHOW DOG OF THE YEAR, Flat Coated Retriever Assoc of Vic. Only very narrowly missing out on Show Dog of The Year. 

Shine has sired only 2 litters, the first to Ch Bushman Skys The Limit (Envy), from this litter we kept Skyehaven Up The Ante (Cruiz) who easily gained his title and was very successful winning a BEST IN GROUP and class in shows!!  Kirstin Gurner took in parntership Skyehaven Fortune Shines (Zada) who is currently SA's biggest winning bitch, she won BEST IN GROUP in 2007 and has multiple class In Groups.

Shine sired his second litter with Ch Skyehaven Legal Eagle (Karma), Skyehaven Shine On (Blade) went to Colin Ross in partnership were he successfully showed him to his title and won some excellent BOB's along the way.

Shine is now retired after the Gundog club of SA, Championship show under Ms Margo Jaakkola (Finland) where he won BEST VETERAN IN SHOW!! 

He is a dog with a fabulous temperament a superb top line and lovely movement, covering the ground with ease even at 8 1/2 years old.  And he always shows with all his heart.

Show Results

Baby In Show - Flat Coated Retriever Ch Show. 1/11/99

Baby In Group - Northern Dist K & O.D.C. Ch Sh. 4/12/99

Junior In Show - Flat Coated Retr. Ch Sh. 5/11/00

Res. Challenge & Inter. Dog - Adelaide Royal Show 7/9/01

Aust Bred In Group - Northern Dist K & O D C  Open Show - 25/4/02

Aust Bred In Group - Port Adelaide K C Open Show - 28/4/02

Aust Bred In Group Metropolitan K C Open Show 6/7/02

2nd - Open Dog - Adelaide Royal Show - 4/9/02

Best Of Breed - Gundog Club Champ Show - 12/10/02

Best Brace - Flat Coated Retriever Ass Of Vic -   3/11/02       

Open In Group - Merbein K C Champ Show - 3/5/03      

3rd - Open Dog - Royal Adelaide Show - 5/9/03  

Aust Bred In Group - Renmark Show Soc. - 25/10/03

Aust Bred In Group - Metropolitan K C, Champ Show - 15/5/04

BEST IN GROUP!!! - Murray Valley K C, Open Show - 10/7/04

Open In Group - Murray Valley K C, Open Show - 10/7/04

RUNNER-UP BEST IN SHOW!!!! - Murray Valley K C, Open Show - 10/7/04

OPEN IN SHOW!!! - Murray Valley K C, Open Show - 10/7/04

BEST IN SHOW!!!!Setter Club of S.A., Champ Show - 18/7/04 

Aust Bred In Group - SA Poultry & Kennel Club, Champ Show - 1/8/04

BEST OF BREED!!! - Royal Adelaide Show - 4/9/04

3RD BEST IN GROUP!!! - Royal Adelaide Show - 11/9/04

RU BEST IN GROUP!!! - Murray Bridge A & H Soc - 25/9/04

BEST IN GROUP!!! - Pt Pirie K C, Champ Show - 2/10/04

BEST RETRIEVER IN SHOW - Gundog Club Of SA. champ show, 17/10/04

RU BEST IN GROUP!!! - Riverland O & K Club, Champ Show, 24/10/04

OPEN IN GROUP - Riverland O & K Club, Champ Show, 24/10/04

AUSTRALIAN BRED IN SHOW!!! - Flat Coated Ret Ass Of Vic. Champ Show, 31/10/04

INTERSTATE OWNED DOG IN SHOW -  Flat Coated Ret Ass Of Vic. Champ Show, 31/10/04

BEST BRACE IN SHOW!!! - Flat Coated Ret Ass Of Vic. Champ Show, 31/10/04

RU BEST IN GROUP!!! - Uraidla & Summertown Ag Soc. Champ show, 19/2/05

OPEN IN GROUP - Ladies Kennel Club, Champ Show, 20/3/05

OPEN IN GROUP - Collie club - All Breeds Ch Show, 19/11/05

3rd BEST IN GROUP!!! - Autumn International, 10/2/07

BEST IN GROUP!!! - Port Pirie K C, 8/4/07

Dog Challenge - Royal Adelaide Show, 13/9/07

BEST VETERAN IN SHOW!!, Gundog Club of SA, 5/4/08

 

 Show Statistics

Champ Shows

BEST IN SHOW - 1

Best In Group - 2

RU Best In Group - 3

Class in show, Flat Coat Show - 3

3rd BEST IN GROUP, ROYAL ADELAIDE SHOW -1

Class in Show - 2

Class In Groups - 12

Best Of Breeds - 117

RU Best Of Breeds - 37

Challenges - 133

Total Challenge Points - 1,555

Open Shows

RUNNER-UP BEST IN SHOW - 1

BEST IN GROUP - 1

Class In Shows - 1

Class In Groups - 4

           

Sire of 2 litters

to Ch Bushman Skys The Limit

7 puppies 

titles from this litter

Gr Ch Skyehaven Fortune Shines

Ch Skyehaven Up The Ante

to Ch Skyehaven  Legal Eagle

8 puppies

titles from this litter

Ch Skyehaven Shine On

 

 

        

Grand Ch Bushman Better Be Boss Ch Almanza Never Think Twice (Imp Swd) Swd Ch Almanza Life Of Brian
Nwy Ch Almanza Now Or Never
Grand Ch Almanza Better Than Ever (Imp Swd) Moonstruck Adventure At Flaterhaft
Almanza Billion Dollar Baby
Ch Bushman Tempted To Tease Ch Almanza Burning Hell (imp Swd) Swd Ch Nwy Ch Black Bowie
Almanza Heaven Or Hell
Ch Almanza Temptation For Bushman (imp Swd) Ch Cariena's Twentysix-Eight

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