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Hopevalley Morning Leaves Among Woodavens




River was owned by Dawn Warrington of the Woodavens Kennel in the UK.

Known to her friends as The River Dog, she was a very energetic girl who loved the show ring.

River had her Stud Book Number, was RBB at the Flatcoated Retriever Open show, is a Championship show winner and had her KC Bronze Good Citizen Award.

She was always placed in the Good Citizen class at Crufts, it was certainly 'Rivers class'!

Like her brother Scout, she was rarely shown, making the odd appearance in the veteran classes.

River won Veteran Bitch and was awarded RBB at the NEFRA Open show in May 2012 


River always came home to Hopevalley to get ready for Crufts each year. A master at opening doors, the handles always had to be turned upside down in preperation for her visit.

We miss you River Dog xxx



17th September 2002 - 2nd November 2012

by ShCh Benvellyn Excalibur

ex Braemist Morning Star Over Hopevalley


Glaucoma Unaffected - PRA Clear

Hips 6:4

Stud Book Number

'Hopevalley Morning Leaves Among Woodavens'