Spaniel Working Test 2016

Novice and Open AV Spaniel Working Test

24th April 2016
at Cavenham/Lackford Estates
by kind permission of Robert Gough and Wayne Alford
Judges: Mark Watson, John Keegan
We held our Working Test again on this lovely Spaniel ground by kind permission of Robert Gough and Wayne Alford. Our Judges for the day were Mark Watson and John Keegan.
Everyone was exceptional spirits despite the fact that it was a very cold day, the helpers, stewards and dummy throwers doing a wonderful job (except the one dummy that ended up in a tree!). Entries were a little down on last year but the standard was higher with some very nice Spaniels in both the Novice and the Open. The Waterhouse family swept the board in the Open, but it was Karen Hill with a first win that was most delighted.
Novice Results
1stJulzcrackers MerlinnKaren Hill
2ndTeryngarwch TullyVictoria Gross
3rdHarpole RosieJohn Agg
CoMLeawood BluebellJames Scobbie
CoMCedarose OspreyDavid Lloyd
Open Results
1stWillowsaul JokerAndy Waterhouse
2ndSpiritdawn MysticAndy Waterhouse
3rdWarriors ChoiceNatice Waterhouse
CoMMusspring a Leaky BoySue Musselwhite
CoMJulzcrackers PintailAndy Lack

From Left: James Scobbie, John Keegan, Sue Musselwhite, Victoria Gross, Andy Lack, David Lloyd, Karen Hill, John Agg, Andy Waterhouse, Natice Waterhouse and Mark Watson
Sponsored by Sporting Saints and Kronch

Novice and Open AV Spaniel Working Test

28th August 2016
at Loose Hall Farms, Hitcham, Stowmarket
by kind permission of Mr Kevin Easey
Judges: Peter Avery, Andy Waterhouse

The Club held a Novice and Open Working Test in Sugar Beet at Loose Hall Farm, Hitcham by kind permission of Kevin Easey. The Judges for the day were Peter Avery and Andy Waterhouse.

After a very hot couple of months I was very worried that it would be far too hot for Spaniels, fortunately it was a cloudy, breezy day with acouple of sharp rain showers in the afternoon. The scent was good, helped by large coveys of Partridge and several Hares!

The Beet was a good size and the judges were able to see the dogs working, the novice had a mark in front and a blind behind but in the Open there were two marks thrown one after another with the dogs having to cross the line to pick the other side’s dummy, this sorted the dogs out as some found it very difficult.

Thanks to Sporting Saint and Kronch for their sponsorship and to my merry band of helpers, the Judges and the Landowner.

Novice Results
1stNossewej Lets Go BonkersCaroline Watts
2ndDeepfleet Decius of AbbeyoaksWendy Knight
3rdNossewej Bonkers BobTracey Jewesson-Newman
4thDeepfleet BenzemaOwen Russell
CoMDeepfleet DaubentonAnita Johnson
CoMTimsgarry Red GrouseBrenda Atkins
Open Results
1stDeepfleet DepelloRay Clark
2ndMusspring a Leaky BoySue Musselwhite
3rdJulzcrackers FlintJulie Cracknell
CoMJulzcrackers PintailAndy Lack
Sponsored by Sporting Saints and Kronch

Entry Instructions and Information

Entries fee £10 per dog (seperate cheque for each dog entered). Please send s.a.e. of email address with your entry for results of the draw and directions. There will be a limit of 20 dog per test, excess will be form the reserve list.

Post entries to:
Mrs Julia Reed
Derwent Lodge, The Street
Poslingford, Sudbury
CO10 8RA
Telephone 01787 279010.

Important All dogs on site must have current vaccination certificates. No bitches in season. Fees cannot be refunded for cancellations. The Club reserves the right to accept/refuse entries. All dogs entered for these Working Tests must be registered with the Kennel Club Ltd. These WT’s will be held in accordance with the Kennel Club Ltd Rules and Regulations.

Open – Open to all dogs of a specified breed or breeds although preference may be given to dogs which have gained an award of C of M at a Field Trial or been placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd in an Open or Novice GWT.
Novice – confined to dogs which have not gained an award or C of M at a Field Trial or 1st, 2nd or 3rd in an Open GWT or 1st in an Novice GWT held in accordance with Kennel Club Ltd regulations