FINGAL DOG CLUB CH
STAKES: TD, WD, UD AND CD
Judge: NIGEL HINES
Tracklayers: UD – Vicky Dixon, Diana Collie, June Hines; WD – Diana Collie; TD – Anne Collen, Vicky Dixon
Steward: June Hines
Many thanks to Fingal Dog Club for the invitation to judge at this trial. Special thanks to Anne for running a well organised trial, where nothing was too much trouble. Special thanks to Anne also for the hospitality shown to June and myself, allowing us to stay with her and to Anne and Diana for chauffeuring us about.
Tracking was on sparse winter wheat; some teams made it look easy but some struggled. After the nosework it was off to Marjorie’s house for lunch – and what lunches they were, with workers and competitors all made welcome! Thanks Marjorie.
The control field was behind Marjorie’s house, so ideally placed for a short stroll after our hearty lunchtime feast. Some of the competitors were cautious about attempting all the control exercises but we saw some really good work and hopefully handlers were encouraged by their dogs’ performances on the day.
There were 3 entries in CD, 6 in UD, 3 in WD and 7 in TD. We had no qualifiers but I hope the competitors enjoyed the tests.
Anne Collen with ShCh ACHOUFFE FANTOME, SWP – Best Track
1st Caroline Woods with PARAVEL ILLUSION, GSD, 117.5, NQ
1st Judith Owens-Poole with Ch Int Beau Ch and WTCh FIRCROFT DALWINNIE, BC, 189.5, NQ