It gives us great pleasure to welcome our new Area Co-ordinators
SALLY KEMPTON - Sally will be looking after Southern Area - email [email protected]
My name is Sally Kempton and I am based in Sevenoaks in Kent. I have owned flatcoated retrievers since 1984. My first flatcoat was a bitch who was home bred by a friend who now has one of my puppies. My second flatcoat two years later was a rehomer who came to me aged two, because his owner broke both her wrists being dragged on a lead walk when he saw another dog. He was a challenging dog for the whole of his 15 years of life.
I learned a lot about the breed from his antics. I now have three bitches and one dog and am an inspected (twice) Assured Breeder although due to work commitments I was unable to have a second litter as my bitch is now too old.
I have been rehoming dogs for 20 years and flatcoats, in particular. I mentor first time owners and first-time breeders of flatcoats where their breeder or stud dog owner is not available. I am also an admin for Pedigree Flatcoat and Friends which is a mentor group on Facebook.
SHARON TAMBLYN - Sharon will be looking after the South Western Area - email [email protected]
IAIN ROBBE - Iain will be looking after Wales and the West Midlands Area - [email protected]
ANNE HALEY - Anne will be looking after North Western Area - [email protected]
GEMMA JACOBS - Gemma will be looking after Eastern Area - [email protected]
JUNE McPHILLIPS - June will be looking after Scotland - [email protected]
SHASHA HESELTINE Sashas will be looking after North Eastern Area [email protected]
Sasha is based in the North Yorkshire and is looking forward to being Area Co-ordinator for the North East. She has bred Labradors for 20yrs and have only recently been converted to the absolute joy of flattie ownership. She currently has black labrador Jazz and her partner in crime is Lola, a flatcoat bitch.
BREEDER LIAISON - Gemma has kindly offered to liaise with any breeder that may have a dog returned to them that needs a new home. It is hoped that with Gemma's help we will to be able to work with breeders offer them help if needed.