"A puppy of excellent type, good proportions in the body, pleasing head, good bone, right type of topcoat, would like to see more undercoat, beautiful topline, good front, good angulation in the rear, would prefer a broader thigh."
Best Minor in Show - 4th. Labrador National (Qld)
Judge: Mr. David Craig (UK)
"Lovely yellow who stood out, liked his clean neck and shoulder line, good deep body, correct topline, well angulated hindquarters, pleasing coat texture and tail shape. Good mover in profile - shows much promise"
Aged 4 1/2 months
Aged 5 1/2 months
Aged 8 months.
Winning Best Minor Puppy in Show
4th. Labrador Retriever National - Qld 2006
Aged 10 months
Aged 16 months
Aged 13 months - beginning to show the potential he displayed as a baby
Labrador Retriever Club of South Australia - Championship Show
Best Junior in Show under Breed specialist - Ms. Kendall Herr (USA) Dickendall Labradors
Intermediate In Show - Labrador Retreiver Club Of QLD
Judge: Ms. Lisa Weiss (USA) Lobuff Labradors
"Angles are deeper than the 2nd dog. a little more length of back but moves very nicely. Good bone, nice right down to his feet. A very pretty dog, nice shoulders, nice rear angles, nice second thigh, tail right off his back - better shoulder angle than second".
2007 Perth Royal Show - Judge Mrs Paula Heikkinen-Lehkonen (Finland)
Aged 20 months, Archie wins Best of Breed
Western Classic 2008
Archie goes Runner Up Best in Gundog Group and Intermediate in Show in both the Advance Western Classic Show under judges Mr Jim Reynolds (Canada) for Breed and Group and Mr Kenneth Edh (Sweden) for General Specials and the Optimum Western Clasic Show under judge, Mr Dan Ericcson (Sweden), Breed, Group and Specials. The only dog to take out the same class in both shows.
Labrador Retriever Club of W.A. 50th. Anniversary Championship Show - June 2008
"Archie" wins Best in Show under renowned breed specialist Ms. Judith Chartlon (UK) Foxrush Labradors
Critique: " Ch. Blackboy Komic Strip: The Star of the day. I loved his breed type with that dash of quality,
gorgeous head and expression, balanced outline, excellent spring of ribs, depth of body and second thigh,
correct hind angulation, good bone, enough coat, level topline, well set on tail which carried correctly on the move.
So sound, he moved with drive and good front extension. I loved him. Best in Show"
Left & Right
Archie with handler Julia Soltoggio &
Judge: Ms. Judith Charlton
Above & Right - aged 4 years
Archie wins BEST IN SHOW at the Labrador Retriever Club of South Australia
Championship Show under Mrs. Joyce Brabham (UK) of Cambremer Labradors
20th./21st. March, 2010
1st.Ch Blackboy Komic Strip. This yellow really took my eye and stood out for type and quality. He is beautifully put together and at 4 years of age is now at his best. Lots of substance and in full bloom. Lovely masculine head, very kind and with a good eye. Clean, strong neck leading to good shoulder placement. Deep, nicely coupled body and good width of quarter. Moved beautifully both ways and around the ring. Won with a little to spare. CC and Best in Show.