GERMAN WIREHAIRED POINTER=Una Russell
28th FEB 2018
Feb started slow but quickly got started with an amazing seminar all about GWP health, congrats to the German Wirehaired Pointer Association for organising a fantastic health seminar at Dick Whites Referrals. I would also like to personally thank the two Committee members from the GWPC who took the time out to support this very important event. The GWPA second event in 2018, well done all who were involved a great day was had by all.
So, here we are full flow into Feb already and I start with an amazing story about a little rescue from Spain.
Justina Smith last April took on a skinny little GWP from Spain and she renamed her Dottie. Last week Justina and Dottie took part in the BSSF National Bikejor event in Thetford. This was only their second competition and second day race, they were placed 5th an amazing achievement for them both and Justina feels Dottie was just born to do this event. We wish them both many more successful events over the next few months to come. A massive congrats from all the GWP families out there.
With CRUFTS nearly upon us lots of show people getting out to Open shows to get that last bit of practise in before the big day.
Sandra Harries has been doing well in the Plymouth area
Plymouth and Dist 10 Feb 2018
Myrna Loy 1st Open AVNSC
Dregheda if I were Single Res AVNSC
IIfracombe Show 17 Feb 2018
Dreghead If I were Single BOB and BP
Okehampton 24 Feb 2018
Myrna Loy BOB
Dregheda If I Were Single RBOB also in YKC handling class with Savannah Wawman they came a very respectable 3rd.
Well done Sandra and fur babies.
Yorkshire Gundog Sun 25 Feb 2018
BOB Went to Sharon Pinkerton’s Jaxon, Bareve Boschkloof
Maxine and Peter McCullough’s Kimmax Koz I Kan was BP and RBPIS
Many Congrats to all and good luck to all those attending CRUFTS 2018.
Trialing news from Ireland
18 Feb 2018
The German pointer club of Ireland ran an Open Hunting & Pointing Trial on the 18-02-18 in Moate, Co.Offaly with kind permission of the Gaelic gundog league and the local land owners. We had a wet day with the rain not stopping all day. There was 12 dogs and 4 reserves entered, there was a healthy showing of snipe on the day with every dog having a chance on game. The results were as follows: 1st Mr Steve McManus with GWP dog Squire Astor graded excellent, 2nd Mr Kieran Fox with GSP bitch Clondoran Daviot at Gramhey graded excellent, 3rd Mr James Doyle with GSP bitch Doonane Beauty graded excellent and 4th Mr Ricky Roberts with GWP dog Todlachie Black Tarquin graded v.good.
A big thank you to our ongoing sponsors Feedwell Dog Foods, the Gaelic gundog league, the local land owners, stewards on the day Mr Vincent Flannery, Mr Jim McCormack, our judges Mr John Keane and Mr Paul McAuley, and everyone involved who without the hard work we would not have a sport.
Well Im off to a sunnier climate for a few months you can still pm me with your news hopefully March will be full of all the GWP results from Crufts and any stories from our Wire Meets and Rescue owners.
GERMAN WIREHAIRED POINTER
Notes Jan 2018
Well the New Year has started with a bang with Boston Canine Show 4 -7 Jan 18, no CCs for GWPs and classes were Dog or Bitch, congrats to all the winners on the day the results were as follows;
Judge(s): MR IAN HALBERT
BAREVE BOSCHKLOOF (MISS S PINKERTON)
SH CH KIMMAX KURIOUS GEORGE (MR P F & MRS M MCCULLOUGH)
KIMMAX KOZ I KAN (MR P F & MRS M MCCULLOUGH)
SH CH BAREVE BARBARA GRACE (AI) (MISS S PINKERTON)
BAREVE BOSCHKLOOF (MISS S PINKERTON)
KIMMAX KOZ I KAN (MR P F & MRS M MCCULLOUGH)
Bareve Boschkloof went on to make the cut in the group congratulations to Miss S Pinkerton. Congratulations to Mr& Mrs P&M McCullough for their Best bitch and Best Puppy in Breed, very well done all who attended.
Next up was Manchester Championship show with snow all around it was only the brave who ventured out to Stafford, the results were as follows.
Judge - Mr Henric Fryckstrand
BEST OF BREED : 7297 PINKERTON Miss S Bareve Boschkloof
Best Dog : 7297 PINKERTON Miss S Bareve Boschkloof
Res Best Dog : 7293 MCCULLOUGH Mr P F & Mrs M Sh Ch Kimmax Kurious George
Best Bitch : 7295 MCCULLOUGH Mr P F & Mrs M Kimmax Miss Kongeniality
Res Best Bitch : 7300 PINKERTON Miss S Sh Ch Esmee Dragon From Rhona's Home And Bareve
Best Puppy : 7299 PINKERTON Miss S Bareve Back To Black
Congratulations to all who attended too both Miss S Pinkerton and Mr & Mrs P & M McCullough for sweeping the board.
Jan has been a fantastic month for GWPs in the field two GWP’s have qualified for the Championshis congrats to Mr Rory Major and Mr Peter Howard great results. The main results are as follows from HPRFTINFO;
HPRGA. NOVICE.. LITTLETON SHOOT, PENKRIDGE.
G/A.TICKENCOTE FIGHT MOONLIGHT. GWP. P.Howard.
WC GB. NOVICE. MORTON.
1st. No Award.
2nd. YNYS LAS BELLA BEE. GWP. I.Jones.
3rd/4th. No Awards.
GWPC. ALL AGED. SOMMERFORD. LINCS.
Judges: N.COX. P.PICKSTONE.
3rd. MERLE HAGGARD. GWP. G.SAINT.
G/A. Mr WILSON. at MAPLEHAZE. GWP. R.CULLEN.
Show Gundog Working Certificate.
SH.CH. ULURUDAWN CARDINAL MARKER. HV. V.Griffins.
H.G.S. OPEN. WHIPPENHAM, I O W.
Judges; THOE and ROB. GOULD.
2nd. TICKENCOTE a NITE LIKE THIS. GWP . P.HOWARD.
3rd. BONARIO CHATELAINE B I. A.PARR.
4th. HUNTERSTONE UNO. HV. M.MATTRAVERS.(G/A)
Certifcate of Merit.QUESTOR KARSON of CALDERA. GLP. S.KIMBERLEY.
G.S.P.C. OPEN. . STOW BARDOLPH.
1st. HJORTLANDS EKKO at BRYANTSCROFT. GWP. R.MAJOR.
2nd /3rd. n/a..
4th. TOURNESON INOX .BRITT. P.BENNETT.
The breed have also been having an outstanding season in the field over in Ireland news that we very rarely hear of, but the results this year have been so amazing, in just one event GWP’s took 1st, 2nd and 3rd placings just fantastic and another took the Guns Award.
We also have the First Irish Ftch in over 20yrs many Congrats Robbie Dolan and Ftch Castleroche Boy who’s results were as follows:
At 10mths took a 1st place and quickly has gone on to win 6 first places 3 second places and 4 third places many congrats to both.
RESULT22 October 2017
1st GRADED V.GOOD GSPB CLONADORAN DAVIOT AT GRAHMEY H/O MR K FOX
2nd GRADED GOOD GWPD SQUIRE ASTOR H/O MR S McMANUS
3rd GRADED GOOD GWPD CASTLEROCHE BOY H/O MR R DORAN
4th GRADED GOOD GSPD BLACKSTONE BOND H/O MR M JOHNSON
OPEN TRIAL 12 Nov 2017
The German pointer club of Ireland ran a open stake in Drumconrath,co.Meath on the 12/11/17.There was a entry of 14 dogs with 12 running on the day, the weather was dry and bright with changeable winds, nice open ground.We had 3 dogs go to the water with the result being 1st R.Roberts with GWP dog Toolachie Black Tarquin graded excellent,2nd R McManus with GWP D Squire Astor graded v.good and 3 rd Mrs L Hustler with GSP B Aytee Isadora graded v.good.The club would like to thank the Drunconrath gun club and all its members for a great day and all there hard work and thank our sponsores Feedwell dog foods.Sorry some of the photos are not great our professional photographer was judging today.
OPEN TRIAL 20 Nov 2017
The German pointer club of Ireland ran a open stake in Shinrone,co Offley on the 19/11/17.There was a entry of 11 dogs , the weather was a wet morning with changeable winds, nice open bog ground.We had 5 dogs go to the water with the result being 1st k Fox with GSPB Clonadoran Daviot at Gramhey graded excellent,2nd Mrs L Hustler with GSPB Aytee Juniper graded excellent,3rd M Johnson with GSPD Blackstone Bond graded v.good,4th R Roberts with GWPD Toolachie Black Tarquin graded good, with S o Carolan getting a COM with Clonadoran Areta.The club would like to thank the Dave & Katty McLoughlin and family for all there hard work and sponsoring the first place trophy, the Shinrone gun club all its members for a great day and all there hard work, thanks to the land owners Alan & Joanne Algeo & Guy Atkinson for there ground and thank our sponsores Feedwell dog foods
OPEN TRIAL 4 Dec 2017
The German pointer club of Ireland ran a open stake today in Mullingar, co.Westmeath with kind permission of Mr Mattie Lambden. The trial was run on open bog ground, with changeable winds. There was a card of 11 dogs running, with 6 dogs being called for the 2nd round, there were then 2 dogs called back for a run off and then to the water .The 2 dog completed the card and the result was 1st Graded Excellent GWPD Castleroche Boy handled by Mr R Doran and 2nd Graded Excellent GSPB Aytee Isadora handled by Mrs L Hustler (uk).We also held a raffle at lunch time for cancer research rasin a nice few quid,One of our young members who is going true treatment at the moment turned out today to do the flagsman job and award the prizes,Well done Eoin job well done pal,all the member are wishing you a safe and healty road ahead.
23 January at 17:02 ·
The German pointer club of Ireland ran a open stake in Glennoo Game Sports with kind permission of Mr Tom Woods. We had 12 dogs running ,the dogs had to handle many types of ground from heavy cover ,reedy fields to open moor land, with a nice showing of pheasant and snipe on the day. The judges on the day were Mr John Keane(A) and Mr S O Carolan(B),the day was not a easy one to judge but by 4 o clock we had 4 dogs to water with all completing the card, The results were 1st gwp dog F.T.CH Castleroche Boy/MR Robbie Doran,2nd gwp bitch Leonarke Empress Girl/MR P J Clarke, 3rd gwp dog Squire Astor/MR S McManus and 4th gsp bitch Birchwood Chloe/MR D McCabe.Also guns awards went to Gwp Todchie Black Tarquin/Mr Ricky Roberts .The club would like to thank Malcolm Lee ,Mark Johnson for sponsoring the trial, the guns, flagman, bagmen, Tom Woods for the ground and our on going sponsors FeedWell Dog foods.
OPEN TRIAL 14/01/18
The German pointer club of Ireland ran a open stake in Ballinacor Estate on the 14/01/18 with kind permission of the Goff family & head keeper Mr John Picard.We had 12 dogs entered with 4 dog having to pull out ,leaving 8 dogs running on the day. The weather was kind, with a dry day with the wind changing on drifferent places on the ground.One dog on the day shined taking every piece of ground given to him and still running as strong in the last round as he did in the first.He was the only dog in the awards.1st place went to Mr Ricky Roberts graded excellent with German wirehaired pointer Todchie Black Tarquin. We would like to say I big thank you to all involved and to our on going sponsores Feedwell dog foods.
Below are some results and write ups from a few of our GWP handlers who have done extremely well this season.
Todlachie Black Tarquin owned and handled by Ricky Roberts. Hjortlund's Ekko at Brynatscroft x Moorrunner Myrtle at Todlachie. January 2017 CoM & Guns Award German Pointer Ireland Club Open trial; July 2017 3rd in Open Working Test GPCI; 12th Nov 2017 Ist & Excellent GPCI Open trial; 17th Nov 2017 4th & Guns Award GPCI Open trial; Jan 2017 1st & Excellent GPCI Open trial. Has now gained 8 points towards his IrFtCh title; needs 4 more. Whats not said here is this is the first HPR Ricky has handled so many congrats to hopefully another Irish Ftch.
Monday 15 th January 2018 Weimaraner club of Great Britain Moreton estate shoot Dorset. Novice stake . Twelve dogs were running three weim , three hvs three hwva one gwp one glp one kg . The weather was very wet windy tep was kept low buy the strong winds. Ynyslas las Bella bee was running number 11 on her first run we had a wet and steep ditch with thick bramble on top after five minutes off hunting she came on point flushing a hen pheasant which was shot on the other side of the hedge . She was sent for the bird both myself and the dog hadn't seen the fall so it was a blind retrieving it easily back to
16th November 2017
Weimaraner Association All Aged trial at Bulge Shoot Woodbridge
Judges: Stephen Kimberley & Bradley Dymond
We started the day on a rape field - Barley hunted with drive and covered her beat well. Making sure she covered her guns. Unfortunately we had a blank first run.
Our second run was in a piece of woodland, again she covered the area well, a woodcock kept teasing us up ahead but we were unable to get on it so this run was blank too!!
Getting towards the end of the day with only 4 dogs left in and 2 of us needing birds, we ran again in woodland. We started out with Barley again hunting with her usual drive and passion, we came to a clearing with thick bramble bushes well over to the right of her beat, Barley instinctively drew over to these and almost immediately went on point. We gathered the guns round - I needed this bird on the ground! I sent Barley in and out came a cock bird - he was not missed! Barley sat to shot and waited to be sent, she made the retrieve, phew that was us to water!
With the light fading we found some suitable water, a large pond, not an easy over due to the low water level on the edges and deep mud but if the dogs kept to the middle they were fine. I was last to go and feeling rather nauseous!! I decided to set Barley up at an angle to cross the pond, she went in with her usual vigour, swam directly across, picked the bird then ran back round the pond, climbing over farm machinery on her way back to me, nicely delivered to hand. Phew.
I was thrilled to be awarded second place - which qualified us out of Novice and into Open in only our second trial of the season.
Only 3 awards were given on this day.
25th November 2017
Worcester Gundog Society All Aged trial at Telford
Judges: Maureen Nixon & Nigel Dear
Our first ran came and my heart sank - a back wind in a carrot field, great, here we go - I cast Barley out and she set off in her usual lets be having it manner - she cast far and wide covering all guns and a bit more - I just held on by the seat of my pants and watched my little dog eat up the ground, cast after cast, she was a joy to handle and watch, text book covering of a large difficult area, a blank run though, but she left no doubt in anyone's mind that there was nothing to be found!
Our next run came and I had just watched the 2 dogs before me run and birds were jumping ahead of them everywhere! trialling grave yard here we go again!! The weather was not being kind and we had just had a torrential downpour. The beat was on a cheek wind on beet fodder with quite a lot of weeds etc, Barley ran well covering her beat, we neared the top of the field and she swung round on a low point into what was some white grass and bramble in a openish area! Trusting my dog I put her in for the flush and out came a cock bird, the gun with me missed the shot but the far right hand gun put the bird down. There was some discussion between the judges as to whether the bird was on the road, the piece of ground had an incline which made viewing the drop site difficult if you were standing in the wrong place, at which point my nerves were being well tested as I could clearly see the bird about 60 yards or so away and Barley was as keen as ever to do her job, finally I was allowed to send her for the retrieve which she made beautifully. We then hunted on but found no further birds. Brilliant that's us to water again.
The water was in a large pond with a very slippery and difficult entry and exit due to debris in the water. We were last dog to go again! Barley made the retrieve nicely and I just about managed to stop myself slipping into the pond!!
Now for the results 4 dogs went to water. 4th not us, 3rd not us, then it came to 2nd, my partner had also managed to get to the water so it was between him and I!!! 2nd not us - OMG we won - I was choked and completely shocked - the judges were so complimentary and so were all the other competitors. WOW we won an all aged trial.
That’s all folks so if you have any news then send it my way as would be great to hear about all those wires doing different events as now the shooting season is finished the notes will tend to have Dog Show results only.
GERMAN WIREHAIRED POINTER ASSOCIATION (PROPOSED)
WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE OUR FIRST
BREED SPECIFIC HEALTH SEMINAR
Saturday 10th February 2018
Dick White Referrals
Station Farm, London Road, Six Mile Bottom, Suffolk, CB8 0UH
The steering committee of the new proposed GWP Association are delighted to announce the support of Professor Dick White. In addition to his extensive Veterinary qualifications and experience Dick is also a GWP owner and is very happy to help our new Association in respect of health and welfare in the breed from a Veterinary aspect.
To this end we are delighted to confirm the following topics and speakers at our first “GWPA Health Seminar”
Laryngeal Paralysis and CMO and other topics
– Professor Dick White BVetMed PhD DSAS DVR DipACVS DipECVS FRCVS
– Jon Wray BVSc CertVC DSAM MRCVS
– Giunio Bruto Cherubini DVM DipECVN MRCVS
Full Bio’s on our three speakers are available - please email for these
Also included will be questions and answers session, a tour of DWR facilities, lunch – please advise of any special dietary needs so we can accommodate you – and an open forum to finish the day.
Cost will be £15 for GWPA members and £25 for non members – membership forms can be sent on request.
Please send payments (cheques to be made out to German Wirehaired Pointer Association please) to Miss Sharon Pinkerton, Abbey Boarding Kennels, Thornton Road, Goxhill, Barrow Upon Humber, Lincs, DN19 7LW. All enquiries to email@example.com or via 01469 53299107.01.18
GERMAN WIREHAIRED POINTER NOTES NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 2017
Well it’s certainly winter now with snow covering most of the Country at times, hats off to those who have weathered the storms and travelled to shows and field events through November and December.
The breed has been doing amazingly in both Field and Show over the last few months here are the lasts show results;
Gundog Breeds of Scotland
Judge(s): MR GEOFF HARGREAVES
DCC SH CH KIMMAX KURIOUS GEORGE (MR P F & MRS M MCCULLOUGH)
RDCC EGERMASTER ULTIMATUM TO GERMANUS (IMP) (MR A & MRS R & MR S GEARY & HOYLE)
BCC HELYDON INKA (G KIRKWOOD)
RBCC KIMMAX MISS KONGENIALITY (MR P F & MRS M MCCULLOUGH)
BOB SH CH KIMMAX KURIOUS GEORGE (MR P F & MRS M MCCULLOUGH)
BP CHIRONSTONE CHAOS (MR M G MCCABE)
Congratulations to Janet and Gordon Kirkwood on Inka’s first CC and to Maxine and Peter McCullough on their DCC and BOB and Mr M McCabe on BP. Well done to all who attended.
No Breed classes at Ladies Kennel Association, but some of the breed headed to Amsterdam for the WINNERS Show and Holland Cup
The result for Overseas are as follows;
Miss Sharon Pinkerton’s Sh Ch Bareve Bontebokskraal W15 took BOB both days gaining his Dutch title many congrats to Sharon.
Best Bitch at WINNERS S.C. Verheugt-Meijer’s Gaudi v.d. Tuindershof many congrats for qualifying for Crufts 2018.
What a season so far in the Field for our Breed with not just one Wire qualifying for Open we have managed three so far many congratulations to Sara Jenkins, Peter Howard and Jonathon Holmes. Also many congrats to Geoff Saint, Ian Jones, Lee Loveridge and Bill Pearson, who have all achieved a variety of field trial awards.
Through the summer we missed the news of a young handler who competes in Open GWTs with his dog Ynyslas Bella Bee and he is only 10yrs old, so many Congrats Joseph Jones, keep up the hard work you’re going to be a tough one to beat.
I will sneak in a Congratulations to Tom Warner, Sara’s partner for qualifying his Italian Spinone not an easy task so congrats from the GWP community. Well done to
all who are out there working on shoots, picking up, beating and generally showing the shooting World just what a wonderful breed we have.
HPR FIELD RESULTS 17/18
GSP Club Novice Ford
1st NO AWARDS.
2nd. Jaguar du Domaine St Hubert . HWV . R. Major 3rd Merle Haggard . GWP. G. Saint
Certificate of Merit.
Parhelis Irulan.. Weimar. A. Morgan
Guns award Floh vd Wielervelden KG J. Hudson
HGS. ALL AGED. AMMERDOWN.
1st/2nd. NO Awards
3rd. FIREFROST HUNTRESS. HWV. H.DREW. NO OTHER AWARDS.
G/A SPOTS GLORY. GWP. W.PEARSON
Weimaraner Association. ALL AGED. WOODBGIDGE. SUFFOLK.
1st. WITHAM FRIARY MADDISON. GSP. G.PILLINGER.
2nd. CH. KIMMAX KOMING HOME at GERESTENFIELD. GWP. S.JENKINS.
3rd. WITHAM FRIARY TALLAHASSEE GSP. G.PILLINGER.
GWP.C. ALL AGED, CLAUGHTON. LANCS.
1st. EKKOLANDER TULLIBARDINE. LM. K.SAYNOR.
2nd. BARLEYARCH BEETLE. GSP. D. ELLRINGTON.
3rd. HAWKSTALON ABERFELDY at TURTONMOOR. A.BLACKLEDGE.
4th. MERLE HAGGARD. GWP. G.SAINT.
Certificate of Merit.
OAKBERROW GINASMUCH. HWV L.MILLER. AYTEE JESSIE JAY. GSP. L.LAMPART.
GSPA. NOVICE. MYERSCOUGH COLLEGE.
1st. no award.
2nd. OAKBERROW GIN as MUSH. HWV. L.MILLER.
3RD/4TH. No Award.
Certificate. Of Merit. BAK DIDO SLOVAKIA. SRHP. L.FYNN. G/A. MERLE HAGGARD. GWP. G.SAINT.
HVS. ALL AGED. GLENHAM.
1st. RAGNOLDS RUBEUS HWV. P. BURDETT,
No Other Awards.
G/A. CH KIMMAX KOMING HOME at GERSTENFIELD. GWP.S.JENKINS.
W DGS. ALL AGED. TELFORD.
1st. CH KIMMAX KOMING HOME at GERSTENFIELD. GWP. S.JENKINS.
2nd. SANJIKA BERETTA. IS T. WARNER.
3rd. EKKOLANDER TULLIBARDINE. LM. K.SAYNOR.
4th. KARROUKI WINDFIRE HV. S.MILLS.
BW WGS. ALL AGED. AMMERDOWN.
1st/2nd/3rd/ No Awards.
4th. BERRIEDALE VESTA of RIFFMUIR. GSP. A.LEARMONTH. G.A. CLAKHILL KISMET .GWP. J.HOLMES.
WC GB. ALL AGED. WISPINGTON.
1st. TICKENCOTE A NIGHT LIKE THIS. GWP. P.HOWARD.
2nd. HAWKE TALON ABERFELDY at TORTONMOOR. HWV. A.BLACKLEDGE.
No OTHER Awards.
GWPC. NOVICE. MYERSCOUGH COLLEGE.PRESTON.
1st. No Award.
2nd. MORSE BECK PATCH. GWP. (H) L.LOVERIDGE.
3rd. MERLE HAGGARD. GWP. G.SAINT.
4th. FLOW vd WEILERVELDEN at FECHLINDREAM. KG. J.HUDSON.(G/A)
Certificate of Merit.
HUNTERS TONE RHEA. HV. S.MATRAVERS.
B & W WGS. NOVICE. UPTON PYNE. EXETER.
2nd. FIRECREST HUNTRESS HWV. H. DREW.
3rd. YNYLAS BELLA BEE. GWP. I JONES.
Certificate of Merit.
KARROUKI WINDRUSH D'LYA HV (JW) S. MILLS. KARROUKI WINDFIRE HV. (JW) S. MILLS.
G/A. WAMILANGERHAAR CAPER of CALDERA. GLP C. KIMBERLEY.
ITALIAN SPINONE CLUB. ALL AGED. BOREHAM, ESSEX.
1st/2nd. No Award.
3rd. CH.KIMMAX KOMING HOME at GESTENFELD. GWP. S.JENKINS.
4th. AYTEE JESSIE JAY. GSP. H.LAMPERT.
Certificate of Merit.
WITHAM FRIARY TALLAHASSEE.
GSPA ALL AGED. LONG EATON.
1st. CLACKHILL KISMET. GWP. J.HOLMES.
No Other Awards.
If I have missed any news or results out, I do apologise, as this is my first set of notes. So hopefully in the near future I can add some pet news, agility, flyball, canicross and or bikejorging. This is such a versatile breed it would be great to hear just what they are all up to.
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any events, result, funny outings that all would enjoy to read, Thanks in advance.
Cumbrian Wire Meet
Colina Ward is hosting the first Cumbrian Wire Meet at Whinlatter Forest , Keswick CA12 5TW
Meet at the Visitors Centre at 10.30 am on
Sunday 28th January 2018-01-03 Parking charge is £2.00 for the first hour, 45p per 20 mins thereafter with a winter parking discount (CODE LDHA for 10% off Parking)
It’s not compulsory but it would help to know that you are there for the meet if you are displaying a GWP Car Sticker.
Please do come out and support Colina if you are in Cumbria at what will be, hopefully, the first of many Cumbrian Meets.
In Europe, the breed saw one of its largest entries at the World Show, held this year in Leipzig. Germany. This show is larger than Crufts, drawing an entry of over 31,000 dogs and the German Wirehaired Pointer entry was 37 dogs, including 12 in Champion Classes - an entry three times that present at Crufts this year, showing how popular the World Show has become in our breed.
The respected German judge. Josef Pohling, selected Milan Veskov’s Opal Fantastic of Miki from Serbia as Best of Breed (WW17), CACIB Dog and CAC Dog winner. Best Opposite Sex (WW-17) went to Karl-Heinz Schmidt’s German dog, Emma III Vom Saarforst, who also gained the CACIB & CAC Bitch awards.
Best of Breed Veteran (VWW-17) went to the Anu Sirvio’s German bred dog, Xanto VD Dachswiese from Finland. Best of Breed Junior (JWW-17) went to Christina Dyna Rasmussen’s Kaerholt Jura from Denmark. Best of Breed Puppy went to Hans Jorg Breuninger’s Alma Vom Skalablick from Germany.
The only entrant from the UK was Nicki Johnston with Fuzz and Tala. Fuzz (Sh Ch/Int/Ger/Nl/Lux/Bel Ch Charmer V/D Tuindershof with Glenquin (Imp)) was Reserve CAC winner and Tala (Canis Fortuna Harda) was the Reserve JCAC winner.
The day before, we had the German Winners Show. It is very common in Europe to run large shows back to back to maximise their entries. This show drew a smaller entry from the GWP contingent, with only 9 entries and none from the UK.
German judge, Burkhard Siebel, selected Anu & Olavi Sirvio’s German bred dog, Uri Vom Fuchsberg from Finland as Best of Breed (GW-17) and CACIB Dog. Best Opposite Sex (GW-17) and CACIB Bitch was Lone Jorgensen’s Karmdal Elma from Finland. Best of Breed Veteran was Anu Silvio’s German bred dog, Xanto VD Dachswiese from Finland.
Next year the World Show moves to Amsterdam, so we expect a big UK contingent to be present.
As the GWP Show year draws to a close, last Saturday we had our last Championship Show with GWP classes, Gundog Breeds Association of Scotland (we do not have classes at LKA). Our judge, Mr Geoff Hargreaves had an entry of 16 dogs.
Geoff’s Best of Breed and Dog CC was McCullough's, Sh Ch Kimmax Kurious George, who has 7 CC’s, 3 with BoB. RDCC went to Geary & Hoyle’s Egermaster Ultimatum to Germanus (Imp) who has 1 CC, 1 with BoB.
Bitch CC went to the Limit bitch, Kirkwood's Helydon Inka, her first CC. RBCC went to McCullough’s Kimmax Miss Kongeniality, who has 3 CC’s.
Best Puppy was McCabe’s Chironstone Chaos.
I believe this makes our breed’s final ‘top rankings’ for this year as follows (subject to confirmation):
Top GWP 2017 McCullough’s Sh Ch Kimmax Kurious George
Top Puppy 2017 Caffel & Kavenagh’s Hushwing Louboutin to Doberway
Top Breeder Sharon Pinkerton (Bareve)
The final totals of the 32 CC’s awarded this year, by breeder, were:
Bareve 14 CC’s
Kimmax 8 CC’s
Tuindershof 4 CC’s (Holland)
Karlejay 2 CC’s
Normbar 2 CC’s
Egermaster 1 CC (Russia)
Helydon 1 CC
Peter F McCullough
Been a lull in Championship Shows, however, UK GWP’s triumphed at one of the most prestigious shows in Germany, the 2 day Hund und Pferd Show in Dortmund.
On the first day, at the Bundessieger Show, McCullough’s Sh Ch Kimmax Kurious George was the Dog CACIB Winner, BoB and Bundessieger, with his litter sister Kimmax Miss Kongeniality taking the Reserve Bitch CAC. This is is a ‘double points’ show so started both well on their way to their German titles. There were six dogs entered
The next day, the Internationale, with nine dogs entered, Nicki Johnson’s Sh Ch/Nl/Lux/Bel Charmer V/D Tuindershof with Glenn (Imp NL) was CACIB Winner and Bob, with McCullough’s Sh Ch Kimmax Kurious George taking the Reserve Dog CAC and Kimmax Miss Kongeniality taking the Reserve Bitch CAC. Charmer then went on to win Group 7 and gain his German Title, continuing the tradition of top UK GWP’s winning the Group at this show.
Last weekend we had classes at Midland Counties, though sadly without CC’s which affected the entry. Our judge was breed specialist, Mrs Elaine Turnbull (Elagram) who had 10 attendees out of an entry of 10 dogs.
Elaine's Best of Breed and Best Dog was McCullough's, Sh Ch Kimmax Kurious George, who has 6 CC’s, 2 with BoB. RBD went to Karl O’Connor's Sh Ch Karlejay the Gump Rand ShCM who has 3 CC’s, one with BoB.
We were delighted to see George then go on to take Group 4 under the respected judge, Penny Williams in a very strong Gundog Group.
Best Opposite Sex and Best Bitch was George’s litter sister, McCullough’s Kimmax Miss Kongeniality, who has 3 CC’s, all gained as a minor puppy. RBB also went to Karl O’Connor's Karlejay Gump Kin Ya Imagine, who has 1 CC.
No Veteran or Puppy awards.
This weekend is the final Championship Show of the season with classes for the GWP, Gundog Breeds Association of Scotland (LKA has not been supported by exhibitors in the breed for some time due to their continued refusal to accommodate docked dogs, unlike almost all other major societies). GBAS is a key show with everything to play for in the top rated dogs this year and we have an experienced judge in Mr Geoff Hargreaves.
On the working side of things, following the sudden resignation of Miss Una Russell as GWPC Field Trial Secretary, Mr Trevor Rigby agreed to step in as acting Field Trial Secretary for the remainder of this year, supported by a number of the existing Committee .
The All Aged Field Trial that was planned for 17th November at Claughton, Lancashire is still going ahead and we now have 2 more trials confirmed. A Novice at Myerscough College, Preston on 2nd December 2017 and an All Aged at Somerford Hall, Staffordshire on 23rd January 2018.
Full details of the trials can be found on the GWP Club website - https://gwpcuk.club
Our last show of September was Driffield, where Gundog day fell on a Friday. Our Judge for the day was non breed specialist, Roger Mann, giving CC’s for the first time with 23 entries present.
Roger’s Best of Breed and Dog CC was Sharon Pinkerton’s, Bareve Boschkloof, his first CC. RDCC went to Seamus and Maura Getting's Sh Ch Beechillawn Sound of the Underground AnCh15.
Bitch CC was Sally English’s Karlejay Gump Guinea Bissau with Wireduck, her 4th CC with RBCC going to Peter & Maxine McCullough’s Kimmax Miss Kongeniality
Best Puppy was another win for Caffel & Kavenagh’s Hushwing Louboutin to Doberway. There were no Veterans classes.
Maxine McCullough claimed another £50 prize by winning the KC Good Citizen Stakes in a class of 19 dogs with Sh Ch Kimmax Kurious George.
Our first show in October was South Wales Kennel Association. There were no CC’s on offer and our judge for the day was non-breed specialist, Mrs Gael Stenton who had 11 entries present.
Gaels Best of Breed and Best Dog was McCullough’s Sh Ch Kimmax Kurious George, who has 5 CC’s, 2 with Best of Breed. RBD went to Cooper’s Newbreach Darnay with Trosant.
Best Bitch was the BOB's litter sister, McCullough’s Kimmax Miss Kongeniality, who has 3 CC’s. RBB went to Harries’s Myrna Loy.
Best Puppy went to the bitch, Harries’s Dregheda if I were Single. No veteran classes.
Once again, Maxine McCullough subsidised her trip with another £25 for 2nd place in a class of 27 with Sh Ch Kimmax Kurious George in the Good Citizen Stakes.
Our 2nd to last CC show of the year was a midweek one at Malvern, where our judge for Gundog Society of Wales was Mrs Jacqui Ward, who has an entry of 13 present.
Her Best of Breed and Dog CC winner was McCullough’s young dog, Sh Ch Kimmax Kurious George. Her RDCC winner was Pinkerton’s Bareve Boschkloof.
Bitch CC winner was Brewer & Pinkerton’s Bareve Bruvinka, her first CC. RBCC was Pinkerton’s Sh Ch Esmee Dragon from Rhona’s Home at Bareve (imp Nld).
Best Puppy winner was the bitch, Jones’s Dregheda Desert Song. No Veteran classes.
Maxine McCullough kept her subsidised shows going with another 2nd place in the Good Citizen Stakes, winning another £25 with Sh Ch Kimmax Kurious George.
It is with great sadness I have to mention the passing of another of my dogs, my old boy, Kasey (Kimmax Kareful Kid) at 14 years of age.
Kasey, as many of you know had some success in the show ring, working tests and in field trials but was mainly my shooting companion. His main claim to fame came when he was just turning 10 years old as he was diagnosed with a life threatening electrical problem on his heart. This lead to Kasey being catapulted to stardom on episode seven of the TV programme, Ben Fogle’s Animal Clinic, who followed his operation and his subsequent recovery. We are eternally grateful to the skill and dedication of Consultant Cardiologist, Joanne Dukes-McKewan and the team at Liverpool University’s Leahurst Animal Clinic who gave Kasey almost an extra 5 years of life.
Peter F McCullough
On Sunday we had our annual GWP Club Breed Open Show. We were fortunate with the weather and were able to stay outside for the entire show, which was held at Scarisbrick Village Hall, near Ormskirk. It was a busy but enjoyable day for the Committee, with 68 entries and also many visitors came along with their GWP’s to spectate and meet other people in the breed.
Our main Judge for the day was a breed specialist, Sally English (Wireduck).
Best in Show and Best Bitch was McCullough’s ‘Connie’, Kimmax Miss Kongeniality. Connie has 3 CC’s all gained last year whilst a minor puppy and was Top GWP Puppy in 2016.
Reserve Best in Show and RBB was Geary & Geary’s ‘Pandora’, Egermaster Pandora for Germanus (Imp Rus). Pandora has 1 CC from Windsor last year.
Best Opposite Sex & Best Dog was Pinkerton’s ‘Duke’, Cork McSqueezer at Bareve, who has 1 CC gained at SKC in August with BOB
RBD was Geary & Hoyles ‘Uli’, Egermaster Ultimatum to Germanus (imp Rus), who took BoB at Darlington last week to gain his first CC.
Best Veteran in Show was McCullough’s ‘Bliss’, Sh Ch / Ger Ch Kimmax Bliss, who has 3 CC’s, 1 with BoB.
Best Puppy in Show was Geary’s ‘Zeva’, Germanus Three Times a Lady.
During the lunch break in the main show, Donna Kirkwood-Emery judged the Specials Classes. Donna found many of the same dogs who eventually won top honours later in the day. Her puppy winner was Geary’s Germanus Three Times a Lady and in Post Graduate Russell’s Tickencote One Way Ticket was 1st, with Lovatt’s Beechillawn I’m Free with Shirostar in 2nd place. In the largest class of the day, her Open winner was Pinkerton’s Cork McSqueezer at Bareve with McCullough’s Kimmax Miss Kongeniality in 2nd place.
We also had an excellent scurry at lunchtime, run by Una Russell & Peter Howard – intense competition and a lot of laughs all round. Fortunately, the GWP’s were up for the challenge from the amazingly fast Mastiff’s and the not quite so fast Bracco. Puppy was won by Una’s young dog 'Tetley' Tickencote One Way Ticket and adult was won by Gordon Kirkwood’s ‘Ellie’, just edging in front of my own Connie.
All in all a great day out and something the Committee are hoping to build upon for our planned GWP weekend to run in conjunction with our Championship Show next year.
Some exciting news from one of the top HPR field events in the USA - though tinged with sadness at the same time.
At the annual NAVHDA Invitational (an invitation only event for HPR breeds that have gained a NAVHDA UT1 in the previous year), run from 14-17 September in Bloomingdale, Ohio, I am delighted to report that a GWP has made US breed history by becoming the first ever GWP to win both Versatile Champion and Dual Champion titles (and also holds the coveted AKC Master Hunter title too) – the ultimate demonstration of fit for function.
Like the JGHV European Field tests, the US NAVHDA Versatile Champion system tests dogs against a defined standard (rather than in placed competition with each other). They are tested on land and in water on various retrieving and natural hunting exercises. The primary difference to the UK Field Trial system is that they have to run in pairs and have to be highly disciplined in working with and backing the point of their running mates, who they usually will have never run with before. When backing the other dog’s point they must not move throughout the flush and retrieve cycle of the other dog with no significant input from their handler.
William & Courtney Bastian’s ‘Karmin’ (VC DC AFC Kimmax Katch Me if U Kan at Claddagh MH) ran superbly, handled as usual by Bill Bastian. She gained the maximum score in every discipline, achieving a total of 200 points. An incredible achievement, with a young bitch who has an awesome reputation in the three different US field systems at only 5 years of age.
This triumph was tinged with sadness as last Saturday evening I had to take the heart breaking decision to say goodbye to Karmin’s mother, my beloved Deutsch Drahthaar, Joschi, at 11 years old after a short period of illness. It is a comfort to know that Joschi’s incredible nose and passion for hunting has produced some amazing offspring, including Karmin and Bliss (the Best Veteran Sunday’s breed show). Thanks to everyone for their kind messages of support - Run free, darling Joschi.
Peter F McCullough
Darlington show saw a breed specialist, Mr Karl O’Connor (Karlejay) giving CC’s for the first time, drawing an excellent entry of 33 (with only 3 absentees on the day), one of our best this year and one of the strongest line-ups in Open bitch we have seen.
Pleased to see that Karl’s BoB and DCC winner was Geary & Hoyle’s Egermaster Ultimatum to Germanus (imp Rus), his first CC and first with BoB. I have a soft spot for ‘Uli' as he travelled to the UK from Germany in my car when Robert Geary collected him as a puppy from his breeder, Olesya Nedelcheva at the Hegewald in October 2015.
The BCC winner, was again Ellis’s Sh Ch Normbar Upsydaisy who took the BCC at SKC. She now has 9 CC’s, three with BoB. Karl found his RDCC in McCullough’s Sh Ch Kimmax Kurious George, who has 5 CC’s, one with BoB and his RBCC was the junior, Johnston & Johnston’s Canis Fortuna Harda gaining her first RCC.
Best Puppy also went to a new dog, appearing at its first championship show, the minor dog puppy, McCabe’s Chironstar Chaos. Best Veteran went to Gettings Ir Ch / Int Ch Kimmax Krystal Klear of Beechillawn, who has 2 CC’s, 1 with BoB.
Handlers and dogs all gave a good account of themselves in the groups, with the Best Veteran being shortlisted in the Veteran Group by Patsy Hollings, but sadly no place. Well done to everyone,
As well as the main show activities, other GWP awards won at Darlington on the day were McCullough’s Sh Ch Kimmax Kurious George winning 2nd in a strong Good Citizen stakes class, and his litter sister, Kimmax Miss Kongeniality, gaining her Bronze Good Citizens Award. Exhibitors might like to know that the prize money offered in the Good Citizen Stakes is excellent - £50 for a win and £25 for 2nd place – so well worth doing if you can get your dog through the Bronze Good Citizen scheme.
The GWP Club is holding its breed Open Show on Sunday (24th September). We have Sally English (Wireduck) as the main judge and Donna Kirkwood Emery judging Specials. We have a total of 38 dogs entered for 68 entries. We are also running a fun Scurry on the day, so hoping for good weather. Show opens at 9,30 for 11am start.and is being held at Scarisbrick Village Hall, Ormskirk. So please come along and join us if you want to meet some of the breed. Full details on GWPC website.
For those looking to test their readiness for field trials, the GWPC is holding a Shot Over Day on 24th October at Whispington, Lincolnshire, by courtesy of Rory and Jane Major. There are only 6 places available, so please be quick if you want to secure one, full details on the GWPC website.
The GWPC is holding its next field trial, an All Aged Trial, at Claughton, Lancashire on 17th November. The Judges are Paul Pearson and Sharon Pinkerton. Schedules and full details can be found on the GWPC website and entries are on-line via fossedata.
Finally some news from Lloyd Birch on GWP’s in the Working Test. At the HWVA Working Test, held on 10th September at Widmerpool, Ian Jones won a tough Open test with 14 runners. His GWP bitch, Kenine Derring Do, won first in Open and was the only Open award of the day. He also won best Open water dog. Well done again to Ian.
Peter F McCullough
This weekend was Richmond Championship Show, where Keith Groom was awarding CC’s in the breed for the second time. Sadly, as with many shows this year, the attendance was down with 13 entries (19 last year) and only 8 entries turned up (5 absentees), perhaps in part to the weather and the difficult location for travelling for many in the breed.
Keith’s BOB and BCC was Pinkerton's Sh Ch Bareve Bundoran (her 8th CC and 5 with BOB). His DCC winner was McCullough’s Sh Ch Kimmax Kurious George (his 5th CC - 1 with BOB).
RDCC winner was Pinkerton's Sh Ch Bareve Bontebokskraal W15 (22 CC's - 19 with BOB) and RBCC winner was litter sister to the DCC winner, McCullough’s Kimmax Miss Kongeniality (3 CC’s - 0 with BOB).
Best Puppy was once again, Caffel & Kavanagh’s Hushwing Louboutin to Doberway, having won best puppy at her last 4 shows. No veterans were present.
At this point, I should apologise to Sally English and Karl O’Connor, as both of them had veterans present at National Gundog, Karl’s boy, Sh Ch Karlejay Gump You’ve Got Mail and Sally’s girl , Karlejay Gump Guinea Bissau with Wireduck - who not only was a veteran but also took the BCC and gained her Champion title. Unfortunately the on-line dog results on fossedata did not show a BV winner.
I am still catching up on key events this year and one breed milestone cannot be passed without being mentioned. According to KC records, the Bareve kennels achieved a huge landmark of its 500th CC in German Wirehaired Pointers at the German Wirehaired Pointer Club Championship Show in July when Miss Alex Friar won the bitch CC with her girl, Sh.Ch Bareve Bokhalva at Sashal
(this includes all CC’s won by dogs bred or owned by Bareve, regardless of handler).
Bareve kennels were established by Sharon and her mother Barbara , they won their first CC on 7th February 1986 with Wittekind Eva Braun at Bareve at Cruft’s, the first time CC’s were awarded in the breed. Sadly, Barbara died in March 2014 but I'm sure she would have been proud of this huge achievement . Having taken 30 years to achieve, is unlikely to be repeated in our breed again. Many congratulations to Sharon.
Since then, to date, the Bareve kennels has gone on to win 504 CC’s to date out of 1,012 CC's awarded to date. Indeed, Bareve holds 3 places of the top 5 GWP’s of all time and interesting to note that three of the these dogs are imports, including two VDD Deutsch Drahthaars:
Ch / Dutch Ch Freddy Vom Kapellenhof at Bareve (imp Deu) - 46 CC’s, 43 with BOB, Sh Ch Bareve Bwindi JW - 40 CC’s, 29 with BoB, Sh Ch Normbar Valhalle - 30 CC’s, 18 with BoB, Ch Trollangens Runar at Bareve (imp Swe) - 24 CC’s, 19 with BoB, and finally, Sh Ch / Irish Sh Ch / German Ch / Int Sh Ch / US MBISS GCh Timo II v Bockenhagen at Kimmax CGC, VX, MH, UT Prize 1 EW09 AWS10, BS08, BS11 (imp Deu) - 24 CC’s, 16 with BoB.
Between them, these 5 dogs have collected 164 CC’s and 125 BoB awards.
Whilst reviewing the KC CC awards, I thought it would be useful to reflect on how CC’s have been going in recent years. In 2016, based on dogs owned or bred by a kennel, of the 32 CC’s, Bareve won 11 CC’s (7 with BoB), Kimmax won 12 CC’s (6 with BoB), Karlejay 3 CC’s (1 with Bob) , Germanus 2 CC’s (1 with BoB), Normbar 2 CC’s with two oversea’s breeders, V D Tuindershoff 1 CC (with BoB) and Beechillawn 1 CC.
This year, of the 24 CC’s awarded to date, Bareve have won 12 CC's (9 with BoB), Kimmax have won 5 CC's (2 with BoB), V D Tuindershoff 3 CC’s (1 with BoB) and three kennels have 1 CC each, Karlejay, Normbar and Mustwork.
Finally one piece of sad news from Jean Marshall. Jean writes:
‘It is with a heavy hearts that we had to say goodbye to ‘Kassie’ after a short but debilitating illness. She was 10 and a half years old and went by the name of Bareve Bokassa Von Jepejo ShCm (1 RCC). She was sired by Ch Freddy Von Kapellenhof at Bareve x Sh Ch Bareve Biwindi JW. Kassie was such a gentle soul, loving everyone. She will be greatly missed by us all. Run free, Kassie, we will always love you. Mum Dad, Manc and Molly XX’.
If you have any news (or corrections) you would like included in a future breed notes, please email me.
Peter F McCullough
This is the first GWP breed notes posted on dog focus, so a lot of news to catch up on. Nice to see several new champions being made up in the breed and a number of new puppies out and about at the shows, boosting entries in some.
In July, Nicki Johnston handled her dog, NL/LUX/BEL Ch Charmer V/D Tuindershof with Glenquin (Imp), to his third CC and UK Ch title in grand style by winning BIS at the GWPC Club show under breed specialist, Peter Howard. It also gave the biggest entry this year with 40 entries attending.
The first weekend in August started with back to back shows for us - Paignton on the Saturday and National Gundog at Malvern on the Sunday.
At Paignton, under judge Moray Armstrong, Sharon Pinkerton won BCC & BoB with Sh Ch Bareve Bundoran. The DCC went to McCullough’s Kimmax Kurious George, giving him his UK Sh Ch title. RDCC was Geary & Hoyles Egermaster Ultimatum to Germanus and the RBCC was Evans & Morris Bareve Boken. Best Puppy was Russell’s Tickencote One Way Ticket. No veterans were present.
The next day, at National Gundog we had our 3rd highest entry of the year (32 entries present) under breed judge, Heather Rose, McCullough’s Kimmax Kurious George won the DCC again, but this time taking BoB and then going on to win Best in Show, the first group win for the breed this year. The BCC went to Sally English’s Karlejay Gump Guinea Bissau with Wireduck, gaining her Sh Ch title. RDCC was Johnston’s NL/LUX/BEL Ch Charmer V/D Tuindershof with Glenquin(Imp) and RBCC was Friar’s Sh Ch Bareve Bokhalva to Sashal. Best Puppy was Johnston’s Canis Fortuna Harda. Sadly, no veterans present again.
No Classes for the breed at Bournemouth, so the next main event was Welsh Kennel Club, under judge Marion Waddell. She found her BCC and BoB in Pinkerton’s Sh Ch Esmee Dragon From Rhona’s Home And Bareve (imp) with the DCC going to Johnston’s NL/LUX/BEL Ch Charmer V/D Tuindershof with Glenquin (Imp). RDCC was Pinkerton’s Bareve Boschkloof, RBCC was Friar’s Sh Ch Bareve Bokhalva to Sashal. BP was Caffel & Kavanagh’s Hushwing Louboutin to Doberway. No veterans present.
Having started August at Paignton, we ended August in Edinburgh at the Scottish Kennel Club show, under judge Doug Martin. He found his DCC and BoB in Pinkerton’s Cork McSqueezer at Bareve and his BCC in Ellis’s Sh Ch Normbar Upsydaisy. RDCC was McCullough’s Kimmax Kurious George and RBCC was Kirkwood’s Helydon Inka. BP was Caffel & Kavanagh’s Hushwing Louboutin to Doberway and BV was Howard’s Dual Ch Tickencote Talk Tonight.
This weekend was City of Birmingham at Stoneleigh, our first show of September. Sadly no CC’s on offer, however our judge, David Alcorn, found his BD and BoB in McCullough’s Kimmax Kurious George and BB in Pinkerton’s Sh Ch Bareve Bundoran. His RBD was McCullough’s Multi Ch Timo II v Bockenhagen at Kimmax (imp) and RBB was McCullough’s Kimmax Miss Kongeniality (litter sister to K. Kurious George). BP was again Caffel & Kavanagh’s Hushwing Louboutin to Doberway. BV was McCullough’s Multi Ch Timo II v Bockenhagen at Kimmax in his final show season at just 11 years old.
So 3 new Champions, and one Group place (a Group 1 and BIS) for the breed. Well done to everyone.
On Saturday, there was also a Working Gundog Certificate Day, run by the Gundog Club of North Wales. There were about 20 dogs there, mainly Labrador Retrievers and Italian Spinones, but a couple of GSP’s, 2 GWP’s and 2 Curly Coat Retrievers. An interesting day, with dogs doing a range of retrieving and simulated shoot day tests on dummies. The most interesting aspect was that all the dogs were expected to be off the lead and at heel throughout the day. It proved an enjoyable but tough day and only about 3 dogs passed, however, I am pleased to report that Stephen Hoyle and his GWP ‘Olaf’, Germanus Black ‘N’ Gold, was one of those.
The on-line closing date for entries (fossedata) for the GWP Club Open Show have been extended to Sunday 10th September. is being held on 24th September. The show is being held at Scarisbrook Village Hall in Ormskirk. Our judge is Sally English and Special Awards judge is Donna Kirkwood Emery. Full details on the GWP Club website - http://gwpcuk.club
If you have any news you would like included in a future breed notes, please email me.
Peter F McCullough
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