1 Kirsty Donaldson – Beau – 94
2 Vibeke Hamilton – Barney – 77
3 Diane Jones- Misty – 76
4 Fiona McCartney – Rory – 74.5
5 Sarah Blair – Dare – 74
6 Claudia Willunat – Ruby – 73
7 Gillian McBain – Ralph – 73
8 Joe Musgrave – Leeia – 72.5
9 Jackie Davidson – Drago – 72.5
Thank you to our Judge Denise Shirreffs for judging this Level 1 with empathy and consideration. There were a few first time nerves and events at the start of the trial did not help (someone decided to empty the contents of a whole bar full of bottles into a bank opposite us)!
The judge, competitors and my amazing scribe (Heather Dunn) and runner (Alan Dunn) all rallied and took the change to our search order in their strides.
Once we got started, apart from a shower or two, the day went smoothly and everyone supported each other with great camaraderie. Rain didn’t put any of the dogs off and I am pleased to say that everyone finished their last search with a smile and great praise for their team-mates (all the dogs, worked incredibly hard and all teams should be proud of themselves).
Win, lose or draw, we all take the best dog home: and every dog in my view was a winner.
Avril Young, PCT-A, SWUK Trial Manager
Lothlorien Dog Services
I had a lovely day judging Lothlorien’s Level 1 trial at Linlithgow. It was my first time judging, so I was a wee bit nervous, but I was put at ease by Avril’s great organisation.
All the participants were keen and friendly. The dogs worked well considering this was a first time trial for many. All within time and most of them got all the hides, just a bit of work on reading the dog needed for some, but I am sure it was competition nerves.
Well done to all who took part – everyone had positive points to every search and the dogs were all a joy to watch.
Congratulations to those who achieved a place and qualified.
|T&C - A/F||T&C - H||T&C - T||ES - A/F||ES - H||ES - T||VS - A/F||VS - H||VS - T||B&L - A/F||B&L - H||B&L - T||Marks||Time|
|A/F = Alert Find||H = Handling||T = Time (seconds)|
|Tables & Chairs||Exterior Search||Vehicle Search||Boxes & Luggage||Totals|
|1||Kirsty Donaldson – Beau||20||4.5||73||20||4||105||20||3||156||20||2.5||124||94||458|
|2||Vibeke Hamilton – Barney||20||4||30||20||5||12||20||5||12||0||3||100||77||154|
|3||Diane Jones- Misty||20||4||41||20||4||51||20||5||76||0||3||53||76||221|
|4||Fiona McCartney – Rory||20||4||85||20||4||42||20||3.5||52||0||3||68||74.5||247|
|5||Sarah Blair – Dare||20||4||48||20||4||33||20||3||77||0||3||30||74||188|
|6||Claudia Willunat – Ruby||20||4||36||20||4||26||20||2||159||0||3||38||73||259|
|7||Gillian McBain – Ralph||20||3||129||20||3||148||0||3||180||20||4||93||73||550|
|8||Joe Musgrave – Leeia||20||3||18||20||4||49||20||3||45||0||2.5||110||72.5||222|
|9||Jackie Davidson – Drago||20||3||29||20||3||22||0||2.5||178||20||4||53||72.5||282|