Cold game test for Lincs retriev­ers

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Club: United Retriever Club (Lincolnshire Area) Event: Novice cold game test Venue: Caythorpe

Judges: Pippa Wil­liams and Andy Slingsby Chief Stew­ard: Mar­tin Eveleigh Spon­sor: Thomas Bell Coun­try Store RE­PORT BY: GILLY BELL We thank Mr R. Ward for al­low­ing us to hold our novice cold game test in the huge beet field. With the hot, dry weather we have been hav­ing, the sugar beet leaves have not grown to waist height this year, so walk­ing was eas­ier and when it rained af­ter lunch it wasn’t too un­pleas­ant.

The test opened with the stan­dard two rounds: two straight marks in the first round and a cross­ing re­trieve in the sec­ond.

Four­teen dogs went through to the third round. Two marks and a blind be­hind were out and it was pot luck as to whether a dog had blinds or marks for the two re­trieves in this round. Each time, the blind was picked first and then the marks.

The judges fi­nally made an­other cut, this time to five dogs. Each in turn had to go 50 yards across the sugar beet rows to the grass track on the edge of the field where a blind — in­di­cated by a shot along the track — had been placed.

Andy Slingsby, Mar­tin Eveleigh, Pippa Wil­liams, Clair Carvis and God­frey Lowe.

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