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Victoria Lawrence, from the Isle of Sheppey, was awarded top place at the recent Kennel Club Novice Any Variety Field Trial at Witham on the Hill in Lincolnshire, after she and Alfie wowed the judges with their performance.

Victoria only started gundog training a year ago, and was entered into the field trial by her training pals, without knowing it, so was understandably thrilled when she was given first place on the day.

She said: ?I have only been dog training since the summer of 2011, and since then I have become completely involved with the dogs. This was my first field trial, so winning feels brilliant – it was definitely one for the girls!?

Field trials were developed to test the working ability of Gundogs in competitive conditions, and are perfect for anyone with a love of dogs and the countryside.

For more information about field trials and working Gundogs, visit www.thekennelclub.org.uk/fieldtrials