Airth, Open Trial
Stake: TD nosework
Judge: ANN BEDFORD
Many thanks to SKC for this judging appointment. Trials Manager John Grey and his trusty base person, Betty Calderwood, both doing a wonderful job keeping us organized and providing a well run trial.
The weather was generally overcast and windy with the occasional shower of rain.
16 dogs entered with 15 working. 8 qualified nosework, 6 qualifying overall.
Tracking was on grass, varying from long to 'where's the dog'??
Many thanks to tracklayers: Harry Arbuckle, Iain Forrest and Robbie Warner.
Also my bemused steward of two days, Hilary Morris, a job well done.
1st Ed Brown with DIVAS DELIGHT. Lab. B. 212.5.Q. Last dog to track. Ed more shocked than the dog by the dozen birds that were put up on one corner. Full point square and took best nosework trophy. Ed pleased with his C/A as he got his speak AND sendaway. Well done.
2nd Heather Halton with CAREFREE COOL CUSTOMER. Lab. D. 203.Q. Litter brother to the winner and from the same household, what more can you say? Three from the square. This dog’s last attempt at opens and has already qualified TDex. Good luck.
3rd Walter Evans with LANCELOT VON SWARTZ. GSD. D. 201.Q. Owned by Rita Evans. Thankfully Jack held his tail up whilst tracking, it was the only bit of him we could see for most of the time! Four from the square.
4th Debbie Meade with HEATHERMARK VIXEN. GSP. B. 196.Q. First dog to track. Lots of minor checks here and there cost points on the track. Three from the square.
Jackie Hall with MERCURY SKYLARK. GRet. B. 193
Ailsa Anderson with SEAHAAR SHELL. WSD.B.177.5