AND THE STAKE, which was held on new ground at Canonbie, Dumfriesshire, on the Netherstead Shoot, by kind permission of Debbie and Jerry Sinclair, was about to go ahead.

A full card went on to the hill, bathed in sunshine on this slightly crisp morning, and some excellent work was seen.

Judges, Peter Bakewell and Eileen Winser, felt that in general the standard of work was high. Some dogs fell by the wayside for a variety of reasons, but at the end of the day first place was awarded to Mick Canham’s Stubblemere Lunar Eclipse, a German shorthaired pointer bitch that has figured in the awards quite a lot over the past two seasons.


1st: Mick Canham with GSP b. Stubblemere Lunar Eclipse.
2nd: Jo Tunley with GSP b. Hertzabruck White Myrtle.
CoM: Kim Gillan with HV d. Calton Foxcub on Harris.