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Cape Terrier Club Working Trials and Tracking Trials 2015

This month was a busy month for the Western Cape Working Trials bunch. The Cape Terrier Club Tracking Trial was held on the 9th May and the Cape Terrier Club Working Trials Show on the 17th May. The ground is hard and dry and conditions at this time of the year are tough for the dogs. In addition, it’s the beginning of the season and both dogs and handlers are a tad rusty after the summer break.

Daks and I weren’t there for the Tracking Trials Show but I was very pleased to hear that two of the newer members of the group qualified. Well done to Gavin and Sage who qualified in TTI and to Philip and Bella who qualified in TTII. I think the bug has bitten :)

Gavin and Sage - Qualified TTI

Sage and Gavin – Qualified TTI

Bella and Philip

Bella and Philip – Qualified TTII

 

Tracking Trials I
1st Sage/Gavin German Shepherd Qualified
Tracker Trials II
1st Bella/Philip Labrador Retriever Qualified
Tracker Dog III
1st Peggy-Sue/Louis Border Collie
2nd Siobhan/Louis Border Collie
Tracker Dog IV
1st Rummy/Richard D Labrador Retriever
2nd Charlie/Camilla English Springer Spaniel
Tracker Dog V
1st Bronte/Sheila German Shepherd
Cape Terrier Tracking Trials

Cape Terrier Tracking Trials – Look at Charlie’s Smile

On the 17th for the Working Trials show, the tracking proved to be too tough for all the dogs entered in the higher categories. In Companion Dog, the competitors fared a little better. We had a qualification for Louis and Peggy-Sue. Well done! She’s such a sweetie, I was really happy to see her go through. The sad story of the day was Janine and big, boy Lobo who missed qualifying by 2 points in the agility section. His overall mark was high enough but in Working Trials, you need to attain at least 70% in each of the three categories and 80% overall. His mom still went home happy after a great performance.

 

Companion Dog
1st Peggy-Sue/Louis Border Collie Qualified
2nd Lobo/Janine German Shepherd
3rd Flynn/Richard T Border Collie
Tracker Dog I
1st Walcko/Carl German Shepherd
2nd Bella/Philip Labrador Retriever
3rd Siobhan/Louis Border Collie
Tracker Dog II
1st Katie/Jane Border Collie
Peggy-Sue, Louis and Siobhan - Peggy SUe Qualified in Companion Dog

Peggy-Sue, Louis and Siobhan – Peggy-Sue Qualified in Companion Dog

Lobo and Janine - Second in Companion Dog

Lobo and Janine – Second in Companion Dog

Warming up for the Agility

Warming up for the Agility

Walcko and Carl - First in Tracker Dog 1

Walcko and Carl – First in Tracker Dog 1

Bella and Philip - Second in Tracker Dog I

Bella and Philip – Second in Tracker Dog I

Katie and Jane - First in Tracker Dog II

Katie and Jane – First in Tracker Dog II

Once again, a big thank you to the Cape Terrier Club for their continued support over the years. Alwine, we really appreciate this. To our track layers and judge, thank you. Working Trials really is a team sport. Thanks also to Richard Davis for fetching the agility equipment and bringing it to the field and to Philip and Richard Twell for taking it home and tucking it in. Not forgetting Camilla, for capturing the memories on her camera.

Photo Credits: Camilla Berry

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