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Above Photo: Erika with puppies

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ENG.CH.  Cambremer Tom Cobbley of Charway (UK)  
 
This photo is posted in loving memory of Janice Pritchard, who was taken from us far too soon on 30 December 2005 ....
 
"Cobb" was owned by my very dear friend and mentor, the late Janice Pritchard (Charway Labradors).  I first saw Cobb in England as a 5 1/2 month old puppy, and Jan was so excited about him. I remember saying to her that next time I saw him he would have his title - and he did! 
We imported frozen semen from Cobb in 1997. We used this on our CROFTSWAY XPRESS BUG , and this litter gave us the wonderful producers NZ. & INT.CH.CROFTSWAY OLD MAN RIVER and RBISS NZ.CH.CROFTSWAY OPRAH THE STAR. 
 
We still have frozen semen from Cobb, but this is being retained for Croftsway use only.

TOM COBBLEY 5 MTHS

1980s

Left to right
 
MULTI BISS NZ.CH.CROFTSWAY INCOGNITO  "Inky"  (1985)
(Simoniville StormAlong - Croftsway Cotton Candy) 
    One of the biggest Specialty winners in his day...
 
NZ.CH.CROFTSWAY CHINWAG  "ChinWag"  (1981)
(Oakhouse Classical Note (UK) - Aust.& NZ.Ch.Gemcourt Powder Puff (Imp.Aust).)   
    Our first home-bred Champion.
 
SIMONVILLE STORM-ALONG    "Storm"     (1978)
(Othamcourt Strathfyne (Imp.UK) - Charway Solitaire of Simonville (Imp.UK).)   
    Solitaire was a litter sister to Charway Simona - the dam of Eng.Ch.Charway Ballywillwill. He was a present for finishing my School Certificate exam... I was 16 years old ....

 

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Below Photo:

POOLSTEAD PICTURE BOOK (IMP.UK)    "Charlie"       (1993)
(Eng.Sh.Ch.Poolstead Pipe Smoker - Poolstead Palm Sunday)
 
I fell in love with 'Charlie' on a visit to England in 1994.  Didi Hepworth of the famous Poolstead kennels had him at the time, and he was NOT for sale. By the time I had left Didi's she was 'thinking about it, but would have to ask her husband Bob' !
By the time I was ready to leave the UK a month later we had xrayed Charlie and negotiated a 'deal'.  Charlie had a tremendous impact on the breed in NZ, being the sire of many Specialty winning and Champion offspring. His best known son AUST.& NZ.CH.CROFTSWAY TOUCH OF FROST was later sold to the highly successful Driftway Kennels in Australia, owned by another dear friend Guy Spagnolo. "Mac" has been a very successful sire in Australia ...

 

Charlie -new web

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We have had the privilege of owning the following beautiful Labradors

 

           RBIS AUST.& NZ.CH.CROFTSWAY TOUCH OF FROST  (1999)  
Hips  3:2    Elbows  0:0
(FROZEN SEMEN AVAILABLE)
"Mac"
  Touch20of20Frost2020ACF296
 

 
     RBISS NZ.CH.CROFTSWAY OPRAH THE STAR   (1998) 
Hips  4:4   Elbows  0:0    DNA Optigen Clear
"Oprah"
Oprah-6

 

     POOLSTEAD PICTURE BOOK (Imp.UK)   (1993)   
Hips 3:3     Elbows  0:1    DNA Optigen Clear
(FROZEN SEMEN AVAILABLE)
"Charlie"
Charlie -new web
 

 
      NZ.& INT.CH.CROFTSWAY KOMIC BOOK   (2001) 
Hips  4:3    Elbows 0:0  (Optigen Clear by parentage)
(FROZEN SEMEN AVAILABLE)
"Martin"
Martin Oct2007HappyBoymed
 
 
  MULTI BISS BIS NZ.GRAND CH. CROFTSWAY FIRST KNIGHT  (2003)   
                           Hips  2:5  Elbows 0:0   DNA                             
Optigen Clear
"Bobby"
Bobby6-Feb06-gazette00011
 

        ENG.CH.CAMBREMER TOM COBBLEY OF CHARWAY  (1994)   
Hips  1:1    Elbows  0:1   DNA Optigen Clear
(FROZEN SEMEN for CROFTSWAY USE ONLY)
"Cobb"
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   NZ. & INT.CH.CROFTSWAY OLD MAN RIVER    (1998)   
Hips  1:1    Elbows  0:0   DNA Optigen Clear
(FROZEN SEMEN for CROFTSWAY USE ONLY)
"Tomtom"
Pictured when Tomtom won his 5 point B.O.W.
Tom5PointBOW8-1-03blg
 

   COSTELLO OLD MAMA BROWN       (2000)            
Hips  4:4    Elbows  1:0
Georgia-web photo
 

      BISS  CROFTSWAY ROCK N'ROLL  (2004)   
6 CC's   Stud Dog & PR dog for GuideDogs Queensland
"Rocco"
Rocco - boys page0001
 

  RBISS  NZ.CH.GAMELORD KIWI MAGIC    (1990)     
Hips  0:0    Elbows 0:0
"Maggie"
 Maggie2020ACF286


 NZ.CH.DRIFTWAY MOONLITE  EXPRES (IMP.AUST)   (1993)   
Hips  3:2   Elbows  1:1
   (FROZEN SEMEN for CROFTSWAY USE ONLY)
Teddy20-207
 

 RBISS AUST.& NZ.CH.GEMCOURT POWDER PUFF (IMP.AUST)     (1976)
"Powder"
powder20208
 

NZ.CH.CROFTSWAY HOT PANTS     (2001)    
Hips  5:1    Elbows 0:0   DNA Optigen Clear
"Cee Cee"
CeeCee-web photo

 
CROFTSWAY JAZZ DANCER       (1997)     
Hips  4:7     Elbows   B:1A
"Jazz"
Jazz-169
 

RBISS  NZ.CH.CROFTSWAY WATCH ME DANCE    (1994)    
Hips  1:1      Elbows  0:0
"Winnie"
Winnie20209

 
POOLSTEAD  PENNY  ROYAL  (IMP.UK)   (1995)  
 Hips   3:2    Elbows  1:1
"Teazel"
poolstead20penny20royal

 

RBISS  NZ.CH.CROFTSWAY TOPLESS DANCER   (1993)
"Tammy"
 Tammy202010


          MULTI BISS  NZ.CH.CROFTSWAY INCOGNITO  (1985)
"Inky"
Inky2020ACF28E 


   CROFTSWAY WHAT A CHARLIE    (2002)
"Cody"
Cody-2004

 
BALNOVA BRANDO  (IMP.UK)     (1987)
"Brando"
Brando20202013

 
DRIFTWAY GOLD LOCKET  (IMP.AUST)       
Hips  5:3     Elbows 0:1
"Poppy"
Poppy-252


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