A VERY BIG THANK YOU TO CSJ ON BEHALF OF THE WALES RETRIEVER TEAM AT HIGHCLERE 2014.

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Well a week after returning from the World Retriever Championships – I would like to express the team’s sincere gratitude to CSJ for sponsoring the team.

Mark Bettinson’s team of –

Craig Perry with Cynhinfa John, Mark Bettinson with Astraglen Milo, Mike Jones with Cynhinfa Jarman of Wauniago and Alan Rees with FTCH Jobeshill Ragner of Flypatch, gave a good account of themselves on a very difficult and demanding two day working test mainly in cover and in dense forestry. Handling was of the essence for the two days.

Out of fourteen countries, accounting for 56 dogs, the test difficulty was clearly shown with over 50 Zero scores registered, unfortunately three of these came the way of the Welsh Team.

The Welsh Team finished joint 9th with France, but outside England, Austria and Germany in First, Second and Third place, there wasn’t a lot in the team positions. This was an exceptional performance from John Halstead’s England Team to win the event.

On a better note the dog selected to represent Wales in Team GB, at the Kennel Club International at Chatsworth on Thursday and Friday last was best retriever, and GB ended up in third place. Congratulations to Nigel Probert flying the Welsh flag on his performance at this event.

Alan Rees.

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