Walesby, Open Trial
Judge : SUSAN HUGHES
Steward : Bob Martin
I would like to thank Midland Counties GSD Association for asking me to judge the CD stake and to thank my steward, Bob Martin. Out of three entries only one turned up. A lovely border terrier who found the sudden hot weather, long grass and having just finished her season too much for her and mum, very sensibly, declined to do stays.
S. Pickering and HOLSTILL FREE SPIRIT Border terrier (B) 62.5 Better luck next time N/Q.
Judge: NORMA ANSELL
Tracklayers : Gary Talbot, Sheila Tannert
Squares : Pete Morley
Thanks to Midland Counties for the opportunity to judge WD stake. Talk about sun shining on the righteous. I must be perfect. We had fantastic weather for all three days, wonderful B&B at Marians Mansion. Thanks Alan (Bolton) for your company and all the Midland Counties team. Lovely lively three days. Please ask me again.
Super tracking land. Well grown wheat, the dogs loved it, but wanted to eat it, not search in it. Good for tracking but difficult for squares. In general dogs either did it (brilliantly) or didn't (dismally). Most dogs which got past first two legs completed the track. Thanks also to Linda Newbold (control judge) for letting ?? of my nosework qualifiers, qualify WD open. Congratulations to you all.
Many thanks to Peter squares, Gary and Sheila (which pattern today Sheila?). we had lots of fun.
1st Mr. E.M.Warrior OH MY KATIE CDex UDex XB 187.5 Lovely handling just let Katie get on with it. Had 89.5 & 20 search 28(4)
2nd Mr. D. Waite DUNSLAYNE BLUE OMEN 183 CDex. Lovely track 89 but went over first article, four from square 30. A very capable son of Waggerland Fizz. Good luck with him, he's lovely.
3rd Ms. P. Pearce. WAGGERLAND KRISP 182.5. Not quite as confident a track as above had but nice 80.5, both articles followed by a lovely square 33. Another good one in Pauline's capable hands.
4th S. Berg- Roose TOILERS TIMO OF SARSWAY 179.5.Ah what can I say, a lovely dog after my own heart. Lovely handsome long coat GSD with the correct attitude, Sally needed her running shoes on with brakes! Track 87 both articles but although working well only 3 from square. I shall was his progress with interest!
J. Ellis GIBBOSAN PIPER GSD 172.5
M. Milligton / C. Morton MILKYHILL ROXY GSD 170.5
T. Austin GYLLBECK NIMOSTRATUS MUNSTERLANDER 170
M. Padgett JESS THE SUPERBLADE WSD 166.5