The gundogs were back in action.
It was a weekend of fast paced scurry action as the gundogs packed out the Scottish Game Fair on the 29th June – 1st July. With glorious sunshine and no clouds in sight, skilled handlers and their talented pooches were ready for three days of high performance.
Dummies were at the ready as the competition begins
As the Scottish Game Fair opened its gates, eager handlers and their dogs lined up ready to compete. Mick Hurst with Belle finished top of the Open Class for the day with a time of 14.94 seconds. The junior handlers also showed their skills by putting on some impressive performances. Sam Thomson with Ora took top honours with a time of 20.37 seconds. Followed closely by Charlotte Jeffrey with Digger in 2nd place with 32.25 seconds.
Saturday of the Scottish Game Fair saw another day of exciting gundog activity
The sun continued to shine over Perthshire as the gundogs begun to run the scurries. After a close competition, Bob Cass with Kite was narrowly able secure 1st place in the Open Class with a time of 18.93 seconds. Just milliseconds later were Michael Brown with Quando in 2nd place with 19.00 seconds. Liz Jones with Miska closed out the day in 3rd place with a time of 19.84 seconds. Miska was back in action again in the Junior Class with Austin McRae, this time finishing in 1st place with a time of 19.66 seconds. Abby Rutherford with Barney walked away with 2nd place with a time of 20.69 seconds. The Final honours of the Junior Class went to Emma McGregor with Amber who finished with a time of 22.47 seconds.
The competition finished with some impressive times
The Sunday of the Scottish Game Fair was the last chance for handlers and their gundogs to finish top of the leader board. After another exciting day it was Andy Fleming with Rocky to finish 1st with a time of 16.07 seconds. It was an intense competition for 2nd place as Ross McGarvie with Zola were able to take the position by just 0.2 milliseconds ahead of 3rd place Alison Bryden with Talla with a time of 17.19 seconds. The final winner in the Junior Class was Harris with Jack, finishing with a time of 18.91 seconds.
After three days of competition the overall winner was Mick Hurst with Belle.