DUAL CH (R) ALLANORA XMAS HOLLY CD
24 December 1987 - 31 August 1999
Sire: Ch Verduras Just Jasper
Dam: Ch Allanora Pamela
Owned by: Kim and Steve Burke POINTGOLD GOLDEN RETRIEVERS
Bred by: Allan Aldrich
HOLLY gained her Companion Dog title (CD) in 1989. Her show career did not start until that year when she won a large Intermediate Bitch class at the Golden Retriever Club of Victoria Championship Show in October 1989
In March 1990 Holly gained her Novice Retrieving Dog Title (NRD) and later that year won the Golden Retriever Club's Retrieving Trial Award. In October 1991 Holly won the Gretta Tombs Encouragement Award for achievement at Golden Retriever Club member’s competitions.
In March 1992 she gained her conformation title. During the winter season of field trials she was Runner Up at the Victorian Gundog Club Novice Field Trial. In September of that year she was awarded Best of Breed at the Royal Melbourne Show judged by Mr Ramon Podesta of Chile.
In November 1992 Holly won her first All Age Stake at the German Shorthaired Pointer Club Retrieving Trial. At the All Age level Holly showed consistency, coming second five times. In April 1993, Holly won her second All Age Stake and gained the Title of Retrieving Champion.
Holly died on 31 August 1999 at the age of 12 after complications following surgery.