Ch Zenchel Slick Willy (AI) x Zenchel One Fine Day (AI)
Hips 0:1, Elbows 0:0
ACES Clear 02/09, PRA DNA Clear, EIC DNA Affected
"Fonzie" thrilled me by winning Runner Up (to his father Reuben!) Best In Show at the Labrador Retriever Club of Victoria's Championship Show in 2009 under UK breed specialist judge Lynda Heron ("Brigburn"):
"How well named can you get? Happy!!! My notes say “lively young black of exceptional quality enjoying his day” and the more I saw of him the more I was convinced that he is something special and I will keep everything crossed that he continues to fulfil his early promise. Well made throughout, he has scope and freedom on the move, really powered through his hocks, head is just right for his age."
Twelve months later "Fonzie" did fulfil his early promise, this time taking out Best In Show, again under a breed specialist, David Hepper ("Mardas", UK):
"A lovely dog, excelled in head, expression, neck, with strong deep body, good bone and
feet, level top line, strong quarters and moved well."
Fonzie was second in Open Dog at the 2012 National under Richard Edwards (Lasgarn, UK):
"A really typical black dog up to size but not overdone. Very much in one piece and so balanced. Very nice in all respects not quite the supreme quality of the winner but that is a harsh judgement maybe. Enough substance and bone he moved well. Well handled."
Fonzie now lives the high life with Ali and Colin and his mate Brian, the Golden Retriever.