The gundog test season is now upon us

Teams set to go head to head

at the 2018 Four Nations International Gundog Competition and the Novice and Open Tests

The Four Nations International Gundog competition will make a welcome return in 2018 after a nail-biting win for England in 2017. The 30th annual Scottish Game Fair will be welcoming teams from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales as well as keeping a keen eye on the results for the upcoming tests for sought-after invitations for competitors in the Novice and Open tests on the Friday and Sunday. These are based on their achievements throughout the season.

The victorious England team holding a team talk.

We’ll be following the triumphs and tears of the season and keeping you up to date here!

The first Kennel Club test of the season was hosted by the Moray Firth Spaniel and Retriever Club at Lochan Dinty on Sunday 18 March. Luckily, no snow, so a dry but rather chilly day. We are pleased to announce that the results are as follows.

Retrievers

Novice
1st Lynda Hall – Lochs of Silver Birches
2nd John MacColl – Jock’s Legacy
3rd Anne Faulds – Tomtain Alchemy

Open
1st Stan Payne – Astraglen Frisk of Braalcastle
2nd Michael Brown – Levenghyll Kudoo
3rd Stan Payne – Braalcastle Jacobite

Spaniels

Novice

1st Bill Johnstone – Livewire Liam
2nd Will Smith – Spireview Kay
3rd Mark Fallon – Bankbrae Viper
4th Bill Johnstone – Meikleburn Twix

Open

1st Graham Clark – Broomfield Gnat
2nd Jim Adamson – Lochandaimh Kim of Jenoren
3rd Jim Adamson – Spirocon Annie of Jenoren
4th Gary Vennard – Kildabarra Phoenix

Here are the results from the weekend’s test at Glen Quaich, Perthshire, hosted by The Labrador Club of Scotland.

Novice

1st Mr Kevin Saunderson – Beechwood Hazel
2nd Mr Tom West – Abbotshall White Ermine
3rd Mrs Janet Nicol – Fyrish Chit Char Of Roighburn

Open

1st Mr Charles Court – Whiterigg Kilda
2nd Mrs Carol Johnston – Nullsecundus River Drive
3rd Mr Drew Allan – Bearnard Bowdyn

Lothian and Borders Test at Slipperfield on Sunday 1st April

Retrievers

Novice

1st J Hood
2nd K Haynes
3rd K Saunderson

Open

1st C Court
2nd G Buchan
3rd D Sorley

Spaniels

Novice

1st 1 Wyer
2nd P Nicol
3rd D Stewart

Open

1st A Cunningham
2nd J Wardrope
3rd G Dobbie

Grampian Test at Phones, Sunday 8th April

Retrievers

Novice

1st F Forbes
2nd G Slater
3rd K Rennie

Open

1st D Allan
2nd G Buchan
3rd C Johnson

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Look out for the Scotland Team for Skinners World Cup being held on 12th and 13th May at Berkshire. The team is;
 
David Lisett
Drew Allan
Donnie Leith
Roddy Forbes
Reserve George Buchan