United Retriever Club (North Midland Area) Cold Game Test August 1st 2021



 

Andrew Sweeney sends the following report:

Intermediate and Veteran Tests 2021

The United Retriever Club (North Midland Area) held a Cold Game Test on 1st August 2021 at The Slips, Caunton, Notts by kind permission of Mr and Mrs Derrick Smith. The judges were Charlotte Jeffrey and Mandy Minshall. The tests involved retrieves on pigeons and partridges. The weather was cloudy with a heavy downpour in the morning. There were 30 entries. In the morning each judge assessed the dogs on a marked retrieve and a blind at distance in some cover. After lunch Mandy judged a blind with shot, the bird falling in cover beyond a wire fence. Meanwhile Charlotte judged a blind where the dogs had to go down a tunnel formed by hedges.

Veteran:

3rd Andrew Sweeney’s FCR B Norfolk Flyer Rosie’s Thorn at Wolfthistle

COM Fred Newton’s FCR D Jasper I’m No Angel

Intermediate:

4th Andrew Sweeney’s FCR B Norfolk Flyer Rosie’s Thorn at Wolfthistle

                                                URC North Midlands

                     Photo credit Phil Wagland (URC North Midlands)