The Kennet Valley Gun Dog Training Society held an open working test at Stratfield Saye, by kind permission of the Duke of Wellington and the Marquis of Douro.

The Tay Valley Gun Dog Association held their annual spring test at Logiealmond Lodge, Perthshire, by kind permission of Lord Mansfield and keeper Roddy McIntosh.

The Buckinghamshire area of the United Retriever Club held their intermediate and veteran working gun dog tests at Bix Hall, Henley-on-Thames by kind permission of Major General The Lord Alvingham.

The LCS held their annual spring gun dog test at Logiealmond Estate. Many thanks to Lord Mansfield and Roddy McIntosh for allowing the club back for this well attended test.

The Eastern Counties Golden Retriever Club committee received an entry of 21 gun dogs for their Show Gun Dog Working Certificate day at the end of December last year.

The fear of Foot & Mouth

The Foot & Mouth outbreak inevitably sent a shiver down my spine, as I assume it did anyone who was involved in the last outbreak in 2001.

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