Birmingham and District Gundog and Terrier Club Twin Group Open Show
20th October 2018
Many sincere thanks to the committee for inviting me to judge at this well run show and thank you to my enthusiastic and helpful stewards.
Junior Handling Association 6-11 years
1 Evie Parkes handling a Retriever( Labrador), a very confident handler who communicated and encouraged her dog throughout. She kept her dog well presented at all times and showed lovely shadowing skills on her final presentation. Make sure that you know the difference between normal and reverse pattern work and work on showing the teeth more cleanly. Other from that a very promising handler who I’m sure will go far.
Junior Handling Association 12-16 years
1 Laura Sharpe handling a Retriever (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling), again a very clean and precise performance. Good clean pattern work with very neat and straight lines. Showed good manners and shadowing skills. Try to communicate with the dog a little more on the movement and work with the dog for the final presentation though I appreciate the dog was young. Nice quiet handling, putting the focus on the dog rather than the handler. Overall a very polite and tidy performance. BJH.
Judge Poppy Wynter