Chudleys are delighted to announce they have sponsored this year’s popular Dove Valley Working Gundog Club Spaniel Working Test programme.
Hosted from spring through to summer, the Dove valley Spaniel Working Tests are open to handlers with a Kennel Club registered Spaniel and non-club members.
The fixtures were hosted as follows:
26th March 2017 – Open AV Spaniel Test – Bagots Park, Nr Abbots Bromley
26th March 2017 – Novice AV Spaniel - Bagots Park, Nr Abbots Bromley
23rd April 2017 – Novice AV Spaniel – The Osmaston Estate, Nr Ashbourne
The AV Spaniel tests are an exciting way to assess how your training is progressing by using dummies in field conditions where bracken, brambles and brashings are all present. Throughout the test, competitors were judged and awarded with the spectacular prizes Chudleys have kindly contributed.
Held at the Bagots Park, Nr Abbots Bromley on 26th March, the first of the AV Spaniel tests kicked off to a very competitive start welcoming people of all ages and abilities eager to triumph and claim one of the invaluable prizes on offer.
With both an Open Test and Novice Test running simultaneously, it was a busy day for all involved. The first event came to a climax with a competitive run off between the Open winner Glanhowy Lark of Greenbrush and its handler Alastair Ross and Novice winner Glenugies Ruff Diamond with its handler John Parr. Ultimately it was the Novice dog of Glenugies Ruff Diamond and handler John Parr that were victorious on the day.
The final Novice Spaniel test was held on 23rd April 2017 at the Osmaston Estate, Nr Ashbourne. With perfect weather gracing the grounds a multitude of dogs and their handlers flocked to the competition ready to clinch that 1st place spot
Many congratulations to Derbyshire Daisy of Holsan and handler Scott Bendikas for receiving 1st place.
Below are the full results for all of the tests held on 26th March and 23rd April.
Bagots Park – Sunday 26th March 2017
Novice AV Spaniel Test
Glenugies Ruff Diamond
Cressett Enis of Kanreith
Open AV Spaniel Test
Glanhowy Lark of Greenbrush
Deepfleet Denis of Moonreed
Griffinwell Martha May
The Osmaston Estate – Sunday 23rd April 2017
Novice AV Spaniel Test
Derbyshire Daisy of Holsan
Boggwater Charlton Star of Oncote.