Results of the Inter-Club Working Test held on 25th June 2017 in Wales hosted by the Golden Retriever Club of Wales
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1st SGRS- P Blount & Hanwoodgold Archie; A Ward-Smith & Lochnabo Glorious Golden; A Phillips & Castlemans Soul Man; D Godding & Kaliture Cathmor
2nd GRC - K Jinks & Mistybrook Ochre;F Baird & Treynair Drimmie; R Atkinson & Tarinomagh Anna of Holway; J Crew & Echobrook Dexster
3rd SWGRC - S Winter & Roughbeat Serafina of Philchris; J Evans & Tallygold Mulberry; J Williamson & Tealcreek Miss Understood; S McGroaty & Tealcreek Hamish at Tan
4th GRCS - P Williams & Castlemans Soul Mate; L Roberts & Millgreen Capercaillie; J Deeming & Roughbeat Gabriella of Golden Vine; L Mitchell & Modbury Abeytu of Tallichgold
Highest Novice & Overall Top dog P Williams Castlemans Soul Mate
Highest Open dog K McCarthy's Kaliture Cuinn by
Photo by Hilly Hoar
Southern U.K. Inter club Gundog Team Match
Held on Sunday 2nd July 2017
At Windsor Great Park by Gracious invitation of H.M. the Queen
And hosted by Arun and Downland Gundog Society.
The SGRS team were:
ND/NH. Irene Bird with Tarinomagh Atar
Novice. Jean Baveystock with Polihale Bucks Fizz at Baveybuilt
Open. Toni Sanders with Holway Pippa of Tarinomagh
The day was very hot, little breeze with strong sunshine so the scent was poor.
Six very interesting tests had been set up for us.
Our hosts gave us a magnificent packed lunch each.
We started under Roger Wade with 3 marks in a young fir plantation . The furthest one for the Open dog fell just over the brow of the hill. Pippa earned a 20.
Colin Pelham judged a blind down a track for the N/H, a seen to the right for the Novice and a difficult blind past where the N/H dummy had been for the Open. Pippa made it look very easy too.
We went onto the water judged by Mary-Jane Opie. The N/H had a seen in the water while the Novice dog had an unseen almost in the same place. Open blind dummy was at an angle across the water. The three Goldies really enjoyed that one! Soaking the Judge with energetic shaking!
The Walkup Test judged by Helena Sully was in a large field of very difficult dry cover and of course poor scent. Pippa again did well.
We then made our way thankfully back into the shady woods for a pickup exercise judged by Kieran Smith. We had to nominate the dummy to be picked by each dog. It was quite difficult to keep your dog in sight.
Our final test was under John Stubbs. This proved the hardest, not just for our team!
Three blind dummies were placed in a grassy area with three distinctive trees & shots fired. What we couldn't see was a track directly in front and the dogs had to cross this into the grass.
Irene went first, with a 20! Fizz and Pippa didn't do so well!
We finished the day with tea & cakes. It was certainly a day to remember, all our dogs did their best for us and Irene certainly learnt a great deal from the experience. It is always a privilege to represent SGRS but this time we were not in the awards.
The Match was won by URC Southern, who will be hosting the event in 2018.
The Society's chosen charity for fund raising for 2016/17 is Medical Detection Dogs. The Charity funds the training and support of dogs used to assist individuals who manage complex health conditions.
Medical Alert Dogs are taught to identify the odour changes that are associated with life threatening medical events such as Hypoglycaemia – dangerously low blood sugar levels - in diabetics; Addisonian Crisis, which causes severe pain, convulsions and unconsciousness; Pain seizures, which lead to collapse and hospitalisation and Severe allergic responses and narcolepsy, a malfunction of the sleep/wake regulating system which causes sleep attacks and possible paralysis.
Cancer and Bio-detection Dogs are trained to detect bladder cancer volatiles in urine samples. More recently a study has started to determine whether dogs can detect aggressive prostate cancer from both urine and breath samples.
Evidence is now indicating that in the future dogs could assist in improving the current diagnosis in lung, bowel, breast and prostate cancers. Ultimately, it is hoped that the work being undertaken by Medical Detection Dogs will assist in the development of a cost effective, non-invasive and early cancer detection screening system which GP's will be able to use quickly and easily in their surgeries.
This is pioneering work which, as dog lovers in the SGRS, we are proud to support. Please keep an eye open on the Society's Facebook page or Website for Society fund raising activities that you can support. And if you have the opportunity of raising monies for the charity through your own endeavours please do so and send your contribution to the Society Treasurer, Valerie Hogg with a note saying how you raised the money. Your fund raising idea could possibly be used elsewhere.
Over the last 5 years a total of £28,000 has been donated by the Society to the Charity.
Fundraising events start with the the Society's Fun day at the Community Centre at Five Oak Green, Kent where 50% of the day's proceeds will be donated to Medical Detection Dogs.
If you have any fundraising ideas for the Society to consider, please contact the Society Fund Raiser David Wimsett on 01732 822954 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(drawn at the Ch Show on 25th February)
£100 Miss A Libby
£50 Mrs P Seymour
£30 Mrs E A Pope
£20 Mr & Mrs N Clark
(Drawn at the Open Show)
£100 Mrs J Barrow
£50 Mrs C Morecroft
£30 Mr & Mrs M Brown
£20 Mr M Pounds-Longhurst
(drawn at Agility & Obedience Show on 13th August 2017)
1st £100 – Mr & Mrs S Male
2nd £50 – Mr (in photo) & Mrs I Richardson
3rd £30 – Mr D Wimsett (in photo) & Mrs A Benefield
4th £20 – Mrs B Gray & Miss W Hales
(drawn at the Fun day on 28th May 2017)
1st £100 Mrs Mavis Kempson
2nd £50 Mrs Rosie Lewis
3rd £30 Mrs Ros Smith
4th £20 Mr Chris Pope
A quarterly draw is made at the Championship Show, Fun Day, Agility/Obedience Show and the Open Breed Show.
Each draw consists of 1st prize £100, 2nd prize £50, 3rd prize £30 and 4th prize £20.
We still have vacancies for membership of the 100 Club – For further details of your chance to win every quarter Please contact our Treasurer Miss Valerie Hogg email: email@example.com or Tel 01622 814400
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