Alan Bexon and WT Ch Fly By Night Lad, a seven year old Working Sheepdog, have won the Patrol Dog Stake for the second year running at the Kennel Club Working Trials Championships. The Tracking Dog Stake was won by Barry Gilbert and WT Ch Glenalpine Cosworth, a five year old Border Collie.
Iceni Dog Training Club hosted the Championships, sponsored by the Kennel Club and Arden Grange, at Pete Tye Farm and Stratford Hills Equine Centre, Colchester.
The Championships saw highly talented working trial dogs put through their paces via a series of activities to determine the top dogs for both Tracking Dogs (TD) and Patrol Dogs (PD).
Patrol Dog judge, John Wykes selected the following winners:
- 1st Alan Bexon with WT CH Fly By Night Lad TDEx, PDEx, 294 Q
- 2 nd Emma Baker with Jesszaks Ricochet Rik TDEx, PDEx, 283 Q
- 3rd Dave Olley with WT CH Little Raymond TDEx, PDEx, 252 PD only
- 4th Wendy Beasley with WT CH Stardell Lunar TDEx, PDEx, 263.5 NQ
- 5th Manda McLellan with WT CH Little Tiger TDEx, PDEx, 239.5 NQ
Tracking Dog judge, Sheila Tannert, selected the following winners:
- 1st Barry Gilbert with WT Ch Glenalpine Cosworth TDEx 207 Q
- 2nd Gary Atkins with WT Ch Glenalpine Pete TDEx 205.5 Q
- 3rd Julie Atkins with Glenalpine Peg CDEx TDEx 196.5Q
- 4th Diane Ling with WT Ch Debden Little Tom TDEx, PDEx 194.5Q
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: “Dogs that compete in working trials are some of the most highly trained in the country. The relationship they have with their owners is remarkable and they are great examples of the fantastic results that can come from good training.
“Huge congratulations to both Alan Bexon and Fly By Night Lad, and Barry Gilbert and Glenalpine Cosworth for their impressive performances."
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