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Saffron Star of Okus

Saffron Star of Okus   Star was the first male, pedigree Golden Retriever to join us and carry the Okus affix. He was bred by Mrs Ethel Shepherd of the Ellendune kennel but at the time he was born the Kennel Club registration system was in chaos, registrations were taking up to a year to process, so she didn't register the litter leaving it for the new owners to do, or not as they wished.

He was my introduction to success in the show ring and missed taking a Junior Warrant by one point. This was largely because it took him until he was 11 months to take showing remotely seriously! Once he worked out that if he stood still when asked and moved on the provided mats, without leaping about and turning cartwheels on the way, there was no stopping him.

He was one of the best movers we have owned, which was rather surprising as his hips were a disaster! Well one of them was. He had virtually no socket on one side and a near perfect hip on the other side. I had his plates scored when the scheme was introduced as much out of interest as anything else and the score came back at 3/39. This was the biggest differential on record for many years, and maybe still is.

We had a lot of fun in the show ring together; he thrilled us by winning our first open show, all breeds, Best in Show award as well as multiple other Best of Breeds, several before he was 18 months old.
Star with Cups
Star at 17 months with some of his cups and trophies

Star's Pedigree

Date of Birth: 14 July 1978:
Clear Eye Certificates: Hip Score: 3/39:

Sh Ch Concord of Yeo. Ch Stolford Happyy Lad; Stolford Playboy Stolford Braeleithen Chieftan
Sh Ch Stolford Samala.
Pristina of Wymondham Ringmaster of Yeo
Lady Jane of Is-Y-Coed
Ch Deerflite Endeavour of Yeo Mandingo Beau Geste of Yeo

Alresford Nice Fella

Lucky Charm of Yeo
 Sh Ch Deerflite Rainfall Raynesgold Rainaway
Deerflite Highlight
Ellendune Nana Ch Camrose Cabus Christopher Ch Tallyrand of Anbria Ch Camrose Fantango
Ch Jane of Anbria
Cabus Boltby Charmer Ch Cabus Cadet
Sh Ch Cabus Boltby Charmer
Ellendune Elizabeth Drumson of Ellendune Drummond of Coolderry
Blossom of Ellendune
Juno of Ellendune Littlecombe Hillarion of Ellendune
Crickham Honey