Our third working test was held at St Helens, Lancashire for puppy, novice and open.
Gaynor Bailey and Stan Morgan judged the puppies, Terry Sparkes and John Pilling judged the open test. All four judges took the novice dogs in the afternoon.
Puppy (11 entries)
1st Cherry Wood – Soft Breeze
2nd Mr Saunders with Coalport Celtic Charmer of Roaninish
3rd Jo Hewison with Casblaidd Bridget
4th David Showell with Cleovine Tresillion
COM Jane O’Brien with Blithdale Shadow
Novice (19 entries)
1st Kelvin White – Reed of the Marshes
2nd Pat Robertson – Heatherbank Chief of Warpersmoss
3rd Rita Aubrey – Gilduffe Morna
COM Mr Swift – Torwood Puddleduck
Open (11 entries)
1st Brian Holmes – Lawton Julia
2nd Elaine Whittaker – Falconcliffe Pagent
3rd Monica Wood – Moatwood Prisma
4th Jackie Winder – Wishful Thinker
Lunch was provided by Bob Kitching and his team of helpers. Judges and entrants alike seemed to have a thoroughly enjoyable day on a ground which consisted of woodland and farmland and the day ended with the presentation of the trophies to tothe winners (along with engraved glasses for them to keep as a permanent momento) and tea and biscuits all round, supplied by Audrey and her helpers.