Gundog Working Test
Our first SWD Club Working Test for Minority Spaniels – 23 September 2017
Held at Game Keepers Cottage at Stapleford, by kind permission of Ralph Sturgess.
25 competitors took to the field together with our Judges Mr Martin Deacon (A2242) and one of our Club Vice Presidents, Mr Chris Page. The test was open to any variety spaniels and so, along with Spanish Water Dogs entries were also made up of Clumber Spaniels, Welsh Springer Spaniels and a Field Spaniel.
Thank you to Tails.com for sponsoring the event and Joy Middleton for taking photographs on the day.
Classes were split into the following three categories:
Puppy, for dogs under 18 months on the day of the test;
Novice, for those dogs that hadn’t been placed 1st in a Novice Test or 1st,2nd or 3rd in an Open Test or have been given any Field Trial Award including a Certificate of Merit; and
Open, which is open to any Dog or Bitch.
Best in Test was won by Valentisimo's Guerrero, a Spanish Water Dog handled by Nigel Egginton
Most Promising Handler went to Elaine Jones who was working her Welsh Springer Spaniel, Glenbrows Tease
Best Hunter again went to Nigel Egginton with his SWD Valentisimo's Guerreroor
Scroll down for the results from all the classes and some photos from the day.
SWD Club Working Test Results
1st - Isfryn Peeping Tom (Welsh Springer Spaniel) handled by Tina Smith
2nd – Valentisimo’s Vasco Balboa (SWD) handled by Natalie Spencer
Winner of the Novice Class
Jenny Johnson and Cuatropatas Osana
1st - Cuatropatas Osana (SWD) handled by Jenny Johnson
2nd – Glenbrows Tease (WSS) handled by Elaine Jones
3rd - Buttermilk Wavelet at Pabiaga (SWD) handled by Tracey Whitehead
4th - Sh Ch Creeaark Fantastica (Clumber Spaniel) handled by Izzy Hirst
Winner of the Open Class
Nigel Egginton and Valentisimo's Guerrero
1st - Valentisimo’s Guerrero (SWD) handled by Nigel Egginton
2nd – Thiandiwe Arthur Sixpence (Field Spaniel) handled by M Sanderson
3rd – Isfryn Spotless at Ferderyn (WSS) handled by David Yates
4th - Josalyn Nana Natallia (SWD) handled by Ash Green
Ash Green and Josalyn Nana Natallia