Working Trial Championships

2018 Championships

The Working Trial Championships which is kindly hosted by North West Working Trials Society is being held on the 18th- 20th October 2018.

Judge for the PD Stake is Ms Tracey Park and TD Stake is Mr R Musgrave.

Venue is Lower Withington Village Hall, Lower Withington, Near Knutsford, Cheshire. SK11 9DU

The qualifying results for the 2018 Championships.

2017 Championships

The Working Trial Championships which was kindly hosted by Essex Working Trials Society was held on the 19th- 21st October 2017.

Judge for the PD Stake was Mr G Martin and TD Stake was Mrs L Newbold.

Tracking Dog Stakes- Mrs L Newbold

1st and CC  Pat Herbert with WT. Ch Glenalpine Fen CDex- TDex B/C B – 213 Q
2nd and RCC Andy Baker with Right Then Sonny Jim CDex -TDex WSD D – 209 Q
3rd Diane Ling with Deben Little Joe CDex – TDex  X/B D – 208 Q
4th Lorna Cottier with Stardell Mars CDex – TDex B/C D – 204 ½ Q

Patrol Dog Stakes- Mr G Martin  

1st and CC Diane Ling with WT. Ch Deben Little Tom CDex-TDex PDex X/B D CDex-TDex PDex
2nd and RCC Emma Baker with WT. Ch Jesszaks Richochet Rik CDex-TDEx PDex  B/C D - 268 Q
3rd Alan Bexon with WT. Ch Fly By Night Lad CDex-TDex PDEx WSD D – 257 Q

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The Kennel Club sponsors the annual Kennel Club Working Trials Championships, hosted by a different Working Trials society each year. The Championships are the most prestigious of Working Trials events, featuring the most successful dogs from trials in the previous 12 months, and are the equivalent of the Obedience and Agility Championships held each year at Crufts (the need for large tracts of suitable land makes it impractical to stage the Working Trials Championships at Crufts itself).

The Championships, usually held in the third weekend of October, are restricted to the two top level stakes, Tracking Dog (TD) and Patrol Dog (PD). Competitors are invited to take part if they have won first place in a Championship TD or PD stake with an 'Excellent' qualification during the previous qualifying year, from September to August. Dogs which have qualified in both stakes can compete in both PD and in TD. The previous year's Championship winners are also automatically invited provided they qualified Excellent at the previous year's Championship.

Judges for the Championships are nominated by the  Working Trials Liaison Council and selected following a ballot of representatives on the Council, subject to approval by the Activities Sub-Committee and the General Committee.

The Championships are usually staged with a view to allowing some opportunity for spectators to observe the dogs working, even in the nosework rounds, and they offer an opportunity to appreciate some of the best handlers and dogs at work in this demanding discipline.

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