Back with a bang for ti­tle

Tasmanian Country - - NEWS -

A RE­TIRED black­smith re­turned to competition to take out the Tas­ma­nian sheep­dog tri­als ti­tle at Camp­bell Town.

Justin Pin­ner, of West­bury, who only re­turned to dog tri­alling about 12 months ago af­ter a health scare, com­bined with dog Na­tive Rock Quinn to win the open cham­pi­onship last week­end.

He last won the ti­tle in 2010 work­ing with Mo­cara Char­lie.

“The state open cham­pi­onships do raise your blood pres­sure, but to win this is fan­tas­tic,” Mr Pin­ner said.

“I’ve only been in two open tri­als and to win both is re­ward­ing.”

Mr Pin­ner aims to earn enough points to rep­re­sent Tas­ma­nia in­ter­state.

He said Na­tive Rock Quinn was a lovely dog to work with.

Mr Pin­ner will next com­pete on De­cem­ber 9-10 at Ex­eter at the north­ern Tas­ma­nian cham­pi­onships.

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