Our autumn working test was held at Farnsfield, Notts. The judges were John Greaves (Open & Novice) and Jackie Winder (Special Puppy & Novice).
The day was fine and the rain that had been promised did not arrive. Unfortunately the water we were going to use had been taken over by the ducks (400 of them) so a stream caused a great diversion as the retrieves were all over the water and many dogs felt a trip up and down thew pleasantly rippling water a much more exciting option. Around lunchtime, in this forestry commission land, a small fire broke out a few miles away in the tree tops, this showered us with black bits of fir tree to enliven everyone’s sandwiches!
1st Garry Ellison’s Blackflight Arrietta
2nd Helen Fox’s Blacktoft Imagination
3rd Jo Montandon Waverton Chianti
4th Casper Jonsen’s Casblaidd Gipsey Briar
Novice (26 entries)
1st Caroline Hewison’s Spenbeck Circle of Life
2nd Ann Brook’s Culmquill It’s a Lovely Day
3rd Julie Matthews’ Eskmill Nymph
4th Roz Townsend’s Rainesgift Reiver
Open (12 entries)
1st Dr Diane Heywood’s Sumaha Shadow Dancer at Houndswood
2nd Cherry Wood’s Soft Breeze
3rd Cherry Wood’s Cumberwood Cracker
4th Fran Robb’s Meldorfer Mudlark