Day one – Working and Pastoral
6 – 11 years
1st Paige Hughes
A confident young handler who had her dog stood correctly the entire time. On the move, she was attentive to my position and kept her lines neat. In addition to this, Paige was polite and her shadowing was correct as I moved around the dog.
2nd Katie Read
Another handler who kept her lines straight and stood her dog correctly. She handled her dog well on the table and moved him at the correct pace. Katie wasn’t as attentive to my position as Paige, setting off from the wrong point, which is the main reason for her placing.
3rd Christopher Wickers
12 – 17 years
1st Paige Spencer
Paige caught my eye as soon as she entered the ring. She is clearly an experienced handler who has confidence in her ability and a strong bond with her dog. Upon entering the ring, she had her dog stood correctly and shadowed me when I moved around. When I asked her to move the dog, she kept her lines straight and was attentive to my position.
2nd Daisy Mason
I was very impressed with how this young lady handled her dog. She managed to keep the young dog’s attention and corrected her when she got overenthusiastic on the move. In the lineup and when I went over the dog, Daisy had her stood correctly and shadowed me as I moved aroud the dog.
3rd Elise O’Connor
25 – 40 years
1st Robynne Wood
This was a very difficult class to judge. Both handlers seemed to have the same level of experience, but I think it was Robynne’s bond with her dog which earned her 1st place. She talked to him the whole time, encouraging him as she moved around the ring. In addition to this, she had him stood correctly and did exactly what I asked.
2nd Katerina Wickova
Katerina is another capable handler who presented her dog correctly. She shadowed me when I moved around the dog and did everything I asked. It was a very close class and neither of the handlers made any obvious mistakes.
1st Sal Reeve
Although this handler stood alone, she definitely earned her place. She had her dog stood correctly and knew to shadow me when I moved around the dog. She did exactly what I asked and kept her lines neat. The bond she has with her dog was made obvious by the way she encouraged him around the ring.