5th June - Novice Walked Up Retriever Test

On Sunday the 5th June Dove Valley Gundogs held its Novice walked up test on the Cubley estate by kind permission of The Hon. Mr and Mrs D Legh. Head gamekeeper and DV committee member Shane Wood very kindly prepared some lovely ground for us

The day started off just as miserable as it was forecast with continuous rain all morning! The morning commenced with 4 dogs in line walking up in light cover.

The test was held on field trial lines however to help introduce newcomers to the sport, the committee agreed to let everybody have 3 retrieves despite dogs presenting with any eliminating faults.

After the second round the judges put their books together & made a cut.

Dog that made it to the third round moved to some fresh ground where the dogs were tested. After some lovely retrieves the results concluded as follows:

🥇 - Polly Gibb with Killyrudden Blue Stocking

🥉- Joshua Gresty with Baby Belle at Seaton

🏅COM - Ian Glover with Cornstraw Buzzard

🏅COM - Mark Morton with Thakali Tom Jones

We would like to thank all of the helpers, who gave up their Sunday to stand in the rain and our judges 🧑🏼‍⚖️ Nicola Reynolds, Vanessa King, Lewis Butler and Sharon Kitson Lastly Thankyou to our sponsors Skinners and Twicebrewed Twines