Monday, 27 May 2013


Over two days, four shows and before a combined total of over 1,000 spectators the SSAA Working Gundogs strutted their stuff. On a transformed bitumen car park the dogs ran, retrieved, completed obedience exercises and pointed in a manner that did their owners proud. Well done to one and all.

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The first trial for the Pointer and Setter season was held close to Melbourne in what has proved to be a hard year for birds. The venue was a stubble paddock with a good spread of weeds which fortunately was holding a good number of birds a few days prior to the trial. This was an ‘All pointing breeds’ trial and the entry consisted of Pointers, Irish setters, L’Epagnuel Bretons, a GSP and a Vizsla. The first round saw some reasonable work but none of the dogs were putting in a dominant performance. Two braces were brought through to the second round but by this time a warm northerly made scenting conditions difficult and only one bird was seen. With the dog work deteriorating the judge, Michael Zandona, called a halt to the proceedings and a no result was declared. Sometimes things just don’t work out.

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Thursday, 16 May 2013

Training Day - May

The next training day will be held on Sunday 19th May 2013 at Tullidge Reserve, Melton, Melways Ref 337 D 10.Enter the reserve off Collins St. Training commences at 9am and finishes with a BBQ lunch at around 12pm. Anyone with a gundog is welcome. Please note all training days from now until November are on the third Sunday of the month.