1 Elizabeth Axford – Tonica – 97.5
2 Tina Schuster – Breezer – 89
3 Marie Poole – Liberty – 88.55
4 Linda Bowden – Elsa – 88.25
5 Stephen Axford – Ginan – 87.75
6 Charles Robert – Skye – 86.75
7 Nigel Wilkes – Timon – 86
8 Lynne Mitchell – Rowan – 78.25
9 Jackie McDevitt – Lottie – 78
10 Kay Jennings – Dazzle – 77.25
|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||Elizabeth Axford – Tonica||20||4.75||99||20||4.75||125||20||4||232||20||4||225||97.5||681|
|2||Tina Schuster – Breezer||10||4.5||228||20||4.5||165||20||5||78||20||5||57||89||528|
|3||Marie Poole – Liberty||20||4.75||242||20||4.75||107||20||4.8||81||10||4.25||120||88.55||550|
|4||Linda Bowden – Elsa||20||5||65||10||4.5||75||20||4.5||118||20||4.25||84||88.25||342|
|5||Stephen Axford – Ginan||20||4.75||111||10||4.5||77||20||4.5||94||20||4||83||87.75||365|
|6||Charles Robert – Skye||10||4.5||296||20||4||221||20||4.75||86||20||3.5||164||86.75||767|
|7||Nigel Wilkes – Timon||20||4||280||10||4||261||20||4||125||20||4||91||86||757|
|8||Lynne Mitchell – Rowan||10||4.75||225||20||5||112||20||4.5||124||10||4||228||78.25||689|
|9||Jackie McDevitt – Lottie||10||4.5||125||20||4.5||134||10||4||300||20||5||152||78||711|
|10||Kay Jennings – Dazzle||20||4.75||222||20||4.5||87||10||4||158||10||4||70||77.25||537|
Thank you to Pippa for inviting me to judge the L3 at Camerton. Thanks also to my scribe Annie and runner Monique. Both did a fantastic job.
Given the mini heat wave we experienced over the Easter weekend Pippa and I thought it would be a good idea to split the judging between us in a bid to reduce the amount of time the dogs would be required to hand about for in the heat of the day. To that end, I was tasked with judging the tables, chairs and perimeter and external searches.
I started inside with the table, chairs and perimeter search. Some excellent work on the table and chairs aspect of this ‘test’ by all the teams. However, most struggled with the perimeter search. The hide was in a doorframe and this seemed to catch a lot out as dogs were not tasked with searching the doors. Stephen and Ginan worked the perimeter well, with Stephen turning Ginan along the perimeter to ensure the whole area was searched. He was rewarded with a solid indication and the find. An other note worthy team was Linda and Elsa who were fantastically efficient and accurate, working the doors beautifully.
Moving outside to the external search. Dazzle, handled by Kay, was just a pleasure to watch, my notes of their external search read “enthusiastic, such a very happy dog searching”. Lynne with Rowan worked the items well, Lynne held her nerve, recognising the difference between Rowans strong interest/search of an object but still working it and a solid indication. Lynnes understanding of Rowans body language was rewarded with 2 correct alerts. My top team on the external search was Susan and Hogan who worked the objects very systematically and got both finds in 35 seconds (the fastest team). Whilst Susan and Hogan didn’t qualify this time, they certainly have the making of a L3 team.