Apologies everyone, I was down with ‘Man Flu’ last week, kind off ironic following our focus on ‘Health’ the previous week.
The open show scene has been quiet for GWP’s until this weekend.
On Saturday, Maura and Seamus Gettings reported that they had just returned from the All Terrier All Breed Open Show in Cloughran, where it was first day out for their new baby’s, Mia and Opal. Mia, Beechillawn Argyle Pink Jubilee, took 1st in Baby Puppy and Best Baby Puppy and her sister, Opal, Beechillawn Fire Queen Opal took 2nd.
Their youngster, Prudence, Beechillawn Super Smashing Great Jnr Ch, continued her winning ways and won BOB and went on to take 3rd in Group 7, under breed and group judge, Mrs Lindsay Belcher.
Closer to home, the next day we saw that same judge, Mrs Lindsay Belcher, stepping in for the originally scheduled judge, Sue Adams to judge a high quality entry of 11 dogs at Yorkshire Gundog Club’s 70th Anniversary Show.
BOB went to Sharon Pinkerton’s, Dog, Bareve Boschkloof whilst BP and Reserve BoB went to Maxine and Peter McCullough’s 9 month old puppy, Ana, Kimmax Koz I Kan.
Sadly nothing in the Group for the adult, but Ana went on to take Reserve BPIS under judge Jenny Miller (Feorlig).
On the working side, Trevor Rigby has been busy getting Spring Pointing tests in place for the GWP Club for this season.
- Grouse Pointing Test – Sunday 25th March 2018
Venue: Grinton Moor, North Yorkshire (Courtesy of the Earl Peel)
Judges: To be Confirmed.
Entries Close: 16th March 2018 (20 dogs)
- Spring Pointing Test – Sunday 15th April 2018
Venue: Boulge Shoot, Woodbridge, Suffolk (Courtesy of Karen Lockwood)
Judges: Nigel Cox & A Coveney
Entries Close: 31st March 2018 (15 dogs)
- Spring Pointing Test – Sunday 22nd April 2018
Venue: Coates Marsh Farm, Carleton, S. Yorks (Courtesy of David Leek)
Judges: Penny Pickstone & Paul Burdess
Entries Close: 7th April 2018 (15 dogs)
It has been a few years since the GWP Club has put on pointing tests – so hoping for good support from Club members and the HPR community.
Full schedules and entry forms available on the GWP Club website: https://gwpcuk.club
Peter F McCullough
m: 07515 964424