Minor Breeds Working Test

NEFRA hosted the Minor Breeds Working Test today at Upper Shadymoor Farm, Stapleton, Shropshire, by very kind permission of Joy and Kevan Fox. Super hospitality, and a super venue with absolutely everything you could need for a working test.

Thank you to Warren Jones for judging and for setting the tests for us, and thank you to Garry Ellison for throwing dummies for us all day, in the rain this morning, and lovely sunshine this afternoon. Skinners were our sponsors, and many thanks to Caro Dell from Workingline Images for coming along as well. Her photos can be viewed here

Along with the flatcoats we welcomed the Curly Coat Retrievers, the Chesapeake Bay Retrievers and the Irish Water Spaniels with three dogs in each team. 
Each team did five tests including a team test at the end of play.

1st place and winners of the Shooting Gazette trophy.
Flatcoated Retrievers
Al Moore with Shiraz Pebble who was also awarded top dog on the day (and also won a photography session with Caro – thank you Caro!)
Julie Matthews with Ollersett Shining Nymph (also 2nd place overall)
Caroline Hewison Donascimento Danilo from Casblaidd

2nd place
Curlycoated Retrievers 

3rd place
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers

4th place
Irish Water Spaniels

Thank you all for coming, and it’s the turn of the Curlycoats to host next year