On 03 June 2018, club member Lindsey Herman and 1 year old Labrador, Hobbs achieved 3rd place when they took part in the United Retriever Club (URC) North Midlands Puppy Gundog Working Test. The test was part of took place over the hot June weekend in front of spectators, near Ashbourne, Derbyshire.
Lindsey said of the test “He did all retrieves comfortably. The puppy test involved 5 tests including marked retrieves in short cover off at an angle, a memory retrieve of 30 yards, shot with a marked retrieve in very long cover, a water retrieve of about 20 yards into the water and a blind retrieve of about 100 yards in extremely long cover with a distraction dummy thrown off to the right at an angle with shot. It was the first time he’d done a blind retrieve and water with formal retrieving. I was so pleased with how he did on the day, he took it all in his stride and handled lovely. Listened to the whistle cues when needed, a little work needed on his directional control was evident but he still was fab.”
Lindsey considered the tests interesting and fairly difficult and has kindly completed a full write up of the tests. To read the details of the tests please go to our Facebook Group and see Lindsey’s Post.
Congratulations to Lindsey and Hobbs on the first of what we are sure will be many successes to come.
Lindsey’s quote was taken from Clicker Gundog on Facebook