Midlands Border Collie Club hosted the popular Kennel Club
Working Trial Championship at Scalford Hall, Leicestershire, from
Thursday 17th to Saturday 19th October, with the event kindly
sponsored by Arden Grange.
The Championship saw the highest calibre of working trial dogs
put through their paces via a series of activities to determine
champions for both Tracking Dogs (TD) and Patrol Dogs (PD).
PD judge Eric Roberts selected the following winner:
- Lee Payne with Border Collie x German Shepherd Dog, 'Diesel',
WT CH Little Rough Rhineston, CDEX - TDEX, PDEX
TD judge Jean Howells selected the following winner:
- Tony Lockyer with German Shepherd Dog 'Isla', WT CH Lawinick
Come 'N' Get it at Hartshill
The Kennel Club congratulates the winners of both competitions
and all those who competed at the event. With so many different
aspects to working trials, the dogs must be obedient, focused and
full of energy to pass each set task. The handlers should be
commended for their ability and skill to train their dogs in such a
variety of activities.
The Kennel Club would like to thank Midlands Border Collie Club,
particularly Barrie James and his team, for organising a hugely
successful championship, Arden Grange who sponsor the event, and to
Scalford Hall for providing a great venue.
For more information about Working Trials, please visit www.thekennelclub.org.uk/activities/working-trials/.