A two year old dog from Doncaster and her owner Victoria Williams, have won the Kennel Club English Springer Spaniel Open Stake 2016 at Witham on the Hill in Lincolnshire.
English Springer Spaniel Sally, whose Kennel Club name is Syncerus Sublime, was awarded first place at the competition, which saw talented dogs of the breed tested on their natural working ability.
The judges chose the following winners at the trial:
- 1st place – Syncerus Sublime, owned and handled by Miss V Williams
- 2nd place - Surefly Sassy, owned and handled by Miss T Siwek from Bookham in Surrey
- 3rd place - Deepfleet Sanchez, owned and handled by Mr P Avery from Harwich in Essex
Victoria Williams said: “It’s never plain sailing when you’re training a dog but Sally has the drive and I am absolutely delighted that she has won.”
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, added: “The English Springer Spaniel Open Stake saw some exceptionally talented dogs and handlers and we were impressed by the high level of work carried out throughout the competition.
“English Springers are very attentive, intelligent dogs which lends well to their ability to use their natural working instincts to perform for their handlers in the field.
“A big congratulations goes out to Sally and Victoria for their victory against such tough competition and we wish them much continued success in the sport in the future.”
Judges at the trial were Lee Cooper, Martin Deacon, Graham West and Kevin Barraclough.
The trial was held at Witham on the Hill by kind permission of Paul Neill.
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