Sunday, 4 September 2011

Retrieving Trial 28 August 2011

The trial was held near Ballarat on an excellent property – many thanks to the landowner.
Judge: Barry Kavanagh.
Trial Manager: Dean Watts (WGAA Retrieving Sub Committee).
Catering: Diana & Kevin Phelps.
Judge’s critique:
Intermediate – Single mark retrieves
Overall we had 11 dogs finish out of 15 that started. The dog work was of a good standard as can be seen by their scores.
1. Peter Digiannantonia’s GSP, Cougar – 152 points
This dog put in a consistent overall performance. First run scored 52, second run scored 51 & third run scored 49.
2. Sam Heyes’ Labrador, Nellie – 143 points
This dog worked very well with great enthusiasm but dropped game in the water run. First run scored 52, second run scored 44, third run scored 47.
3. Luke Warner’s GSP, Cody – 142 points
Again a very fast and enthusiastic dog that retrieved well but was let down a little in the heeling department. First run scored 48, second run scored 46, third run scored 48.
The first run was a Two Bird Retrieve.
The second run was a Mark and Blind with the mark to be retrieved first out of water and then the blind on land.
The third run was a Walk up Double Rise Retrieve in water and reeds.
The dogs were good to judge and overall the runs sorted them out mainly due to lack of control and handling errors.
1. Fred Briffa’s GSP, Lizzie – 129.5 points
First run scored 47.5, second run scored 43 & third run scored 39
2. Angie Bloomer’s GSP, Farli – 124.5 points
First run scored 35.5, second run scord 42 & third run scored 48
3. Luc Tomasino’s Brittany, Gus – 121.5 points
First run scored 32, second run scored 50 & third run scored 46.5

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