A strong, bitter wind blew all day which made some retrieves difficult.
Judged by Robin Lloyd and Peter Weigh, the puppy tests went well with a good amount of heeling and staying and then some easy marks.
The judges were joined by Gaynor Bailey for the novice test. The 12 entries were all labradors with the exception of one flatcoated retriever owned by Ulrika Williamson.
For the open test Peter Weigh withdrew from the judging as his wife was running a dog. There were nine ‘zero’ marks which was disappointing as the tests were not excessively difficult.
A number of these were caused by dogs refusing to go through gorse in the direct route to a long mark and then, having gone round through a gap, picking the wrong mark out of the left and right.
Puppy (6-12 months)
1 Frank Mottey with Tidelands Tremor
2 Anna Jones with Tenzing Sherpa of Adfa
3 Clare Murray with Bodorgan Jo Murray
Puppy (12-18 months)
1 Jim Scoular with Mandy’s Blackeyed Girl
2 Anne Scoular with Lacey’s Dream Girl
3 John McDean with McLabs Fire Blade
1 Ulrika Williamson with Dogleg Colin Montgomery
2 Mathew Williams with Swtan Anwyl
3 Harvey Jones with Minstead Ace
1 Liz Weigh with Glasnevin Westlow Fly
2 Jacky Owen with Settador Gwenllian
3 Harvey Jones with Jay Bird