Spaniel Working Test 2015


Novice & Open Working Tests for AV Spaniels

26th April 2015
at Cavenham/Lackford Estates, Suffolk
by kind permission of Mr Robert Gough and Mr Wayne Alford
Judges: Julie Cracknell and Dr Lesley Young

The forecast earlier in the week didn’t look good, fortunately it changed and the rain stopped at 8am giving us a cool, cloudy day, perfect for Spaniels. The ground here is great for Spaniels, a bracken bottomed wood.
Both Tests were marked as a Field Trial, which meant that the Judges could give advice to Handlers if the dog was put ‘out’. This proved very useful to a few competitors that are very new to the sport, they went away with some helpful tips.
We had fifteen dogs running in the Novice, with some very nice dogs amongst them. It was lovely to see some triallers at the Test, there was also some good advice from the gallery. There was a clear winner with no run off required.
Fourteen dogs competed in the Open, again there were some really nice dogs. A run off for first place between ‘Margravine Liselle’ and ‘Rosebay Kanute’ was required with ‘Rosebay Kanute’ taking first place.
Novice Results
1stWrenmarsh Tycoon Mark Watson
2ndStourmere Spring Teal Mark Stephens
3rdRosebay Kanute Lee Love
4thDeepfleet Decius of Abbeyoaks Wendy Knight
Open Results
1stRosebay Kanute Lee Love
2ndMargravine Liselle Julia Reed
3rdBorowood Sox Richard Bunyan
4thQuarrymoor Curlew Nicky Gudgin
CoMDelalodge Andromeda Wendy Knight
CoMWrenmarsh Tycoon Mark Watson
Sponsor: Sporting Saints

Novice & Open Working Tests for AV Spaniels

30th August 2015
at Loose Hall Fars, Combs, Stowmarket by kind permission of Mr Kevin Easey
Judges: Rod Chapple and David Gosling
The Beet was tall which made the retrieving especially testing, but the weather was perfect, much cooler than of late with no rain!
With a good field of sixteen in the Novice and nine in the open there was good atmosphere and much banter in the gallery.
The Judges made the blind retrieve testing in both the Novice and the Open which sorted the dogs out with no need for a run off in either class.
Results
1stJulzcrackers Pintail Andy Lack
2ndMusspring a Leaky Boy Sue Musselwhite
3rdHelmsway Happy Times Robin Laud
(Owner: Ivan Bannister)
4thDeepfleet Depello Ray Clark
Results
1stDeepfleet Diamond Ray Clark
2ndJulzcrackers Flint Julie Cracknell
3rdMargravine Liselle Julia Reed
4th
CoM
CoM
Sponsor: Kronch