What a wonderful start to our Working Test season. 51 dogs eventually came before the judges for the Novice Test, that we held today, at Merrist Wood College. The grounds are ideal and we are grateful to the college for allowing us to use the land. Although the weather was mostly wet contestants had a good day. Our judges Tony Turner, Alan Buckland, GrahamHome, Bryan Kent and Tom Walsh had a wide range of abilities before them and they gave each individual the benefit of their experience.

Although rather wet, everyone agreed that a good day was had by all. This was the first test I have organised and I would like to thank the judges for giving of their time and expertise so that everyone took away positive thoughts and the intention of putting into practice the help they were given. A big thank you goes to all the helpers, without whom we could not put on our successful tests, from standing out in the rain, tramping through the mud and struggling to write on sodden paper, you were great and still smiling at the end three cheers for you all! O yes! And the results were.

 

1st        Nikki Yapp                             with               Laurinco Red Drake

2nd        Jason Mayhew                     with               Kestrel WayFlint

3rd        Sue Cole                               with               Waterford Haven

4th        Paul Dukes                            with               Elmstars Huntsman Jack

 

See you at the next test Special Puppy 21st April.

Here are the full results

Dog Test 1
Brian Kent
Test 2
Alan Buckland
Test 3
Graham Home
Test 4
Tony Turner
Test 5
Tom Walsh
Run Off Total
1 0
2 13 9 10 10 18 60
3 18 14 10 15 20 77
4 18 18 0 15 0 51
5 18 14 18 20 19 89
6 18 18 17 20 15 88
7 0
8 0 15 8 0 0 23
9 19 20 16 17 19 91
10 17 17 14 20 16 84
11 0
12 19 20 17 18 17 91
13 19 19 15 20 17 90
14 19 20 12 20 15 86
15 16 17 19 19 19 90
16 18 19 15 20 20 92
17 16 20 18 5 20 79
18 0
19 0
20 0 20 15 20 18 73
21 0
22 16 19 16 15 20 86
23 16 18 15 20 20 89
24 0 19 10 20 17 66
25 16 19 19 0 19 73
26 20 19 14 20 18 91
27 17 9 19 20 17 82
28 0
29 13 0 15 20 17 65
30 0
31 16 20 15 0 20 71
32 20 19 19 20 19 97 1st
33 0
34 0 19 17 20 19 75
35 17 20 19 19 20 95 NFC
36 16 19 18 19 18 90
37 0
38 17 17 15 20 18 87
39 0
40 20 18 16 20 19 93 4th
41 16 0 15 0 11 42
42 0
43 20 20 16 20 19 95 3rd
44 17 18 17 20 20 92
45 15 19 13 20 20 87
46 18 19 20 20 19 96 2nd
47 0 0 0 20 0 20
48 17 20 14 20 13 84
49 10 19 14 19 15 77
50 0
51 18 19 12 0 13 62
52 17 0 13 16 19 65
53 16 0 18 19 18 71
54 15 0 10 16 0 41
55 20 0 17 20 18 75
56 15 19 19 20 19 92
57 14 0 14 17 13 58
58 19 19 16 20 18 92
59 0 20 12 0 15 47
60 15 0 8 0 0 23
61 14 20 0 19 16 69
62 0 16 13 20 17 66
63 0
64 14 15 14 20 19 82
65 0 0 0 10 16 26

Richard Pendrill took some photos of the day which can be viewed here