Arfon Working Gundog Club AV Retriever test 13.4.19


Photo shows L-R Open awards William Dewhurst, Nicky Waddington, Victoria Stanley

The Arfon Working Gundog Club held their Spring AV Retriever test at Plas Llanddyfnan, Talwrn, Anglesey by kind permission of Mr Paul Hogarth and keeper Mr Steve Cadman

There were over 60 dogs entered with classes for Puppies, Novice and Open and we would like to thank our judges Mr David Field, Mr Mike Allen, Mrs Suzanne Bailye and Mr Wesley Travis for giving up their time and for dealing with the large number of entries in good time.

We would like to thank our hosts for allowing us to use the wonderful ground which allowed us to use a variety of different terrain including water, woodland and grassland to test the dogs. Thanks to the helpers without whom no tests could be held. Thanks for the continued support of our sponsors CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds and Gary McCarthy of Gundog Gear.

We would also like to thank Victoria Stanley for presenting us with a new trophy for the best scoring dog on the day.


Puppies 6 to 12 months

First –  Arthur Telfair with Claybrow Dark Star Lab B dob 21.6.18
Second – Bob Clay with Spireview Sioux on Oncote Lab B dob 11.5.18

Puppies 12 to 18 months

First – H Llyr Roberts with Arrupe Janet Lab B dob 7.12.17


First – Not awarded

Second – Ian & Nicky Waddington’s (handler Nicky Waddington)  Venvill Major Lab D
Third – Bob Clay with Laura Tata Tiara of Oncote Lab B


First – Ian & Nicky Waddington’s (Handler Nicky Waddington)  Wyenor Golden Delicious Lab B
Second – Victoria Stanley with Minstead Maigret Lab D
Third – Williams Dewhurst with Kelmangro Billy Lab D

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