Working Results for 2009

 

Show Gundog Working Certificate

 

 

The GRC held its SGWC on 3rd January
at

The Tortworth Estate Gloucestershire

 


The judges for the day were Mike Knox and Bob Hargrave.

It was a very cold frosty day but with bright sunshine. There
were 12 dogs entered and they were all required to sit at a drive
where there was a plentiful supply of birds. The dogs were sat
in line in open woodland approx 70 yards back from the guns.
They were divided into two groups, one sat towards the left hand
end of the line of guns the other to the right. All of the dogs
were steady and quiet during the drive then hunted, found and
retrieved fresh shot game. On completion of their test they all
lined out and swept the wood through to pick up all remaining
shot game.

All of the dogs were then taken to the lake for their water retrieve,
where unfortunately one dog refused to enter the water.
The overall standard on the day was the best that I have seen
for this event and eleven dogs were awarded their certificate.

The successful dogs were:
 
Golden Retrievers:
Purbarn Orange Night Sky at Gushigan handled by Chris Eels
Applebrook Araminta handled by Peter Butterworth
Kaspurgold White Elegence handled by Sue Hocking
Applebrook Accolade handled by Tricie Butterworth
 
Labrador Retrievers
Woodmist Saffron handled by Sharon Rogers
Warringah’s Tennants Creek JW handled by David Coode
Rockledge Wordsmith of Carpenny handle by Lisa Finney
 
Flatcoated Retrievers
Gwenadillo Lochness handled by Jane Calverley
Beanit Ned Kelly to Keepersway handled by Robert Ashcroft
Calswish Rosebud for Lizzlog JW handled by Miss H Walker
 
Curly Coated Retriever
Ir Sh Ch Springcurl Ulysses Cjwot handled by Sue Margerison
 
Bob Hargrave

 


 

Interclub Working Test 21st
June 2009

 

Hosted by the Golden Retriever Club
of Scotland

 

at Drumlanrig Castle

 

by kind permission of

 

His Grace, The Duke of Buccleuch

 

 

Judges:
W.L. Steel, W.G. Steel, J. Maclure, M. Philpott, Lynn Ryan,
D. Lisett
 
The Teams
 

Yorkshire GRC

Novice
Castlemans Kiwi Hari Hari – Handler: P Williams
Seldanaureus Darla – Handler: Mrs M Watmore
Open
FT Ch Birdsgreen Sweet Reward of Castlemans – Handler: P N Bates
Vermuyden Ealeanor – Handler: Mrs G Jopling
 
 
 

GRC of Northumbria

Novice
Dukes Wood – Handler: G Coupar
Gortons Red Ruby Rascal – Handler: Miss K Cousins
Open
Clibberswick Walnut of Holywear -Handler: Mr G Hay
Birdsgreen Amazing Agatha of Holywear – Handler: Mrs J Hay
 
 

Southern GRS

Novice
Hanans Mace Spice of Life – Handler: R Hardie
Lochnabo Glorious Golden – Handler: A Ward-Smith
Open
Holway Phantom of Tarinomagh – Handler: Mrs A Sanders
Glanweaver Self Sufficient – Handler: N Franklin
 
 
 

The GRC

Novice
Treunair Rhum – Handler: F Baird
Soutar Zeus – Handler: T Souster
Open
FT Ch Mistybrook Connor -Handler: R Ashdown
Bell Oktave Apollo – Handler: K Becksteiner
 
 
 

South Western GRC

Novice
Abnalls Barley of Deadcraft – Handler: Mrs J Rainey
Merryway Larch of Tallygold – Handler: M Palk
Open
Merryway Purdey of Holway – Handler: R Atkinson
Haddeo Snipe – Handler: J Evans
 
 
 

Berkshire Downs & Chilterns
GRC

Novice
Merryway Maximum – Handler: H Burnie
Canaleigh Long Island Iced Tea – Handler: J Tomlinson
Open
Holway Vincent of Chapeldown – Handler: B Marcham
Baveybuilt Tiffontoo – Handler: Mrs J Baveystock
 
 

 

GRC of Scotland

Novice
Clockburn Constance – Handler: Mrs L Holmes
Clockburn Bliss – Handler: Mr P Holmes
Open
Fintrays Phoebe of Broomchapel – Handler: K Gorman
Castlemans Jacobs Pride – Handler: Mrs E Munro Ferguson
 
 
 

Northern GRA

Novice
Moscargrange Brisk – Handler: Mrs A Crookes
Leerambler Diamond Star – Handler: Mrs P Illingworth
Open
Moscargrange Blade -Handler: S Crookes
Moscargrange Barley of Pebbletoft – Handler: P Wagland
 
 
 

Midlands GRC

Novice
Harsett Tamise – Handler: D Smith
Xanthos Boss – Handler: A Baker
Open
Birdsgreen Atomic – Handler: C Marchmant
Queenhill Morgan – Handler: M Valentine
 
 
 

North West GRC

Novice
Haddeo Nukko – Handler: D Lamarinel
Amberdolly Hamlet at Tamnairn – Handler: S McGroarty
Open
Birdsgreen Ash – Handler 😛 Hargreaves
Scherzando Picses – Handler: G Bird
 
 
 

Eastern Counties GRC

Novice
Soutar Romulus at Millgreen – Handler: D Barnes
Hoghedens Susa from Sweden and Wadesmill – Handler: A Wright
Open
Castlemans Running Game – Handler: Mrs K McCarthy
Earnsfield Kestrel – Handler: J Gale
 
 
 

GRC of Wales

Novice
Castlemans Marlins Magic – Handler: Mrs J Hardwicke
Tiama Tumble – Handler: Mrs L Mixtune
Open
Cainhoe Chapel Down – Handler: S Fowler
Vamp Thyme Wild – Handler: Mrs V Pritchard
 
 
 
Results
1st the Golden Retriever Club 480 points
2nd Golden Retriever Club of Wales 475 points
3rd North West Golden Retriever Club 472 points
4th Berkshire Downs & Chilterns Golden Retriever Club
467 points
 
 
 

GRC team with Team Captain Elizabeth Pelham (Centre)

 

GRC Team L to R, T Souster, F Baird, R Ashdown, K
Becksteiner

 

 

 

Highest scoring Novice Dog &
Overall Top Dog

Gortons Red Ruby Rascal handled by Kirsty Cousins
(GRC of Northumbria)

 

 

 

Highest scoring Open Dog

FT Ch Mistybrook Connor handled by Richard Ashdown
(GRC)

 
Summary of the tests (kindly provided by Yvonne Storr)
There was in fact a run off for 4th place between Berkshire
Downs and Chilterns G.R.C and Eastern Counties, both on 467 points,
The points were close between all the teams it was a good test,
most of which was run with a novice dog and a open dog running
together.
Test 1
This was a double mark to shoot. The open mark going out first
then the novice 2nd, but the novice was sent first with the open
dog having to remember it’s mark. The handlers were in a small
wood and and the dogs had to jump a wire fence on the way out
and back.
Test 2
This was a double blind, the novice dogs was to shot and it was
on the edge of nettles. The opens was very long, through a big
bed of rushes up a hill and beside a tree stump. This was a very
good test on how the dogs handled.
Test 3
Was a four dog walk up, with both heel work and retrieve being
marked. The novice dogs had a mark into woodland on a bank side
and they had to jump a wire fence. The open dogs was into a different
bit of woodland further away with also a fence to jump.
Test 4
Was also a double blind. The handlers were stood on a hill
top looking down on the area. The novice dogs had a blind between
a fence and the pond, which drew the dogs, so handling again
had to be spot on. The open dogs was over to the right into a
grassed bank with a few trees again over a fence. The open dogs
had seen where the novice dogs had run some wanting to pull to
the same area and some winding where the novice dummy had been
so again good handling was needed.
Test 5
Again the handlers were stood up a height looking down on
the area, with novice dog been sent for a blind down the hill
towards woodland with a dummy near a tree to shot, and the open
dogs getting a mark to shot into the wood over a fence.
Test 6
Was a water retrieve over a wide river, The dogs were able to
cross half of it by running then they had to swim. The water
was deep and running nicely fast.The cover on the other side
was quite high and the dummies were not giving much scent away.
The novice dogs got a mark to shot over, but the open dogs had
a blind with no shot, This was a great test to watch as we were
stood on top of a high bank and the dogs were being sent at water
level, so we could see a lot more of the dogs than the handlers,
who said they could only see where they were at by the cover
moving.
It was the only test where there was a delay but considering
the swim the dogs had, it was totally understandable but it was
a really good test both of the dogs marking after their swim
and also how the open dogs handled over water.
 

Photo Gallery

 


 

Puppy/Novice/Open & Veteran
Working Tests

 

Sunday 2nd August

at Ware, Hertfordshire

By kind invitation of Mr Andrew Wright

 

Judges:
Mr. P . Allen (A3), Mrs. S. Searle, Mr. M.
Brace, Mr. R. Ketley

 

 

RESULTS

 

Puppy
 

 


1st Rose’s Holywear Briar Rose
at Gaytonwood
(Dukes Wood x Birdsgreen Amazing Agatha of
Holywear)
DOB 23/02/08, Dog, Handler/Owner
2nd Taylor’s Pandreft Zara’s Gold
(Charamese Road Runner to Leighsham x Pandreft
Mystique)
DOB 09/07/08, Bitch, Owner Mr & Mrs F.
J. Taylor, Handler Mr F. J. Taylor
 
 
 
Novice
 

1st Stringer’s Whispering Oaks Gilly
(Firemark Pedal to the Metal shift x Whispering
Oaks Dutchblue)
DOB 09/11/07, Bitch, Handler/Owner
2nd Crew’s Calim Peace
(Scherzando Pisces x Wootton Comedy of Catcombe)
DOB 26/06/07, Dog, Handler/Owner
3rd Green’s Tawnyhill Beth
(Standgates Chaplin x Birdsgreen Simpley
Cloe of Tawneyhill)
DOB 29/05/07, Bitch, Handler/Owner
4th Souster and Gibb’s Souter Zeus
( FT CH Kessgold Volvo x Woodash Sparkling
Diamond)
DOB 10/08/07, Dog, Owner Mr. T. Souster &
Miss K. Gibbs, Handler Mr. T. Souster
 
 
Open
 

1st Bates’ Leeanchor Golden Boy
(Holway Brook x Pebbletoft Solo of Leeanchor)
DOB 17/01/04, Dog, Handler/Owner
2nd Marcham’s Echobrook Coppice
(Holway Vincent x Maddie Kizzie)
DOB 20/12/03, Dog, Owner/Handler
3rd Burnie’s Merryway Maximum
( Holway Victor x Merryway Beretta)
DOB 03/05/07, Dog, Handler/Owner
4th Hillier’s Birdsgreen Shining Sidney of Tofts
(Canburne Fennel of Lafayette x Elmbrook
Kitty)
DOB 19/03/03, Dog, Handler/Owner
 
Veteran
 

 
1st Stringer’s Clancallum Tamdhu
(FT CH Rossmhor of Clancallum x Clancallum
Tummel)
DOB 27/03/00, Dog, Owner/Handler
2nd Marchant & Lynes Castleman’s Warhead
(Wadesmill Glen x Castlemans Classic Mood)
DOB 18/05/01, Dog, Owner/Handler
3rd Baveystock’s Baveybuilt Merlot
(FT CH Ashsham Counsel x Bembrook Jouette)
DOB 01/08/98, Bitch, Owner/Handler
4th Philpotts Standerwick Corey
(Catcombe Clever x Standerwick Robina)
DOB 22/05/00, Dog, Owner/Handler
 
 


All Aged Stake

 

27th September, 2009

at Knowle Game, Kent.

Judges: Mrs D. Harrison, G.O. Stanley, T. Souster, R.J. Taylor
1st not awarded
2nd not awarded
3rd not awarded
C of M Mrs V. Pritchard’s (d) Vamp Thyme Wild