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Events 2014


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24th/25th/27th May 2014

Training Weekend – Trainer Geoff Saint

Norfolk/ Suffolk borders

The HWVCGB are holding a Training Weekend

The HWVCGB has arranged another gundog training opportunity with Geoff Saint. Geoff has had many years of experience training many breeds of gundogs and recently featured in the Shooting Times (9th April 2014 publication).

The training will be held on the borders of the beautiful counties of Norfolk and Suffolk during the late May bank holiday weekend, Saturday 24th, Sunday 25th and Monday 26th May 2014.

The weekend's training is suited to any level of gundog training from complete beginners to Field Trial standard.

Individuals can book a one-to-one training session with Geoff and then have the chance to work as part of a group at the end of the day if desired. Attendance is not necessary for all 3 days.

Training on Monday will be dedicated to water work and will be held as a group training session.

Sessions on Saturday and Sunday are 1 1/2 hrs each and cost £25 per session. The water training is £25 for the whole day. Payment in full is required when booking a session.

There are a number of dog friendly B&B's in the area reasonably priced.

For more details or to book a training session please contact me either by email or by telephone.

wsec@hwvc.org.uk or Tel. 01953 718757


Past Events



2nd March 2014

Grouse Pointing Test – Judges Penny Pickstone and Stevie Allerton

On Danby Moors

The Grouse Pointing Test was a great success. The weather was almost kind considering how changeable it can be on the moors. In the morning 2 dogs were initially graded and 6 were called back for a second run in the afternoon. Conditions had deteriorated by the afternoon and unfortunately there were no more gradings. The judges, Penny Pickstone and Stevie Allerton awarded Peter Szalai and his HV Gyurkovari Buvesz the grade "Very Good". Roy Bebbington with his HWV Gonegos I put A Spell On You was graded "Good." Thanks to all those who attended, to the hosts - The Danby Estate and to their keeper Mark who was so helpful throughout the day.
















Judges write-up for the HWVCGB Grouse Pointing Test, Danby, North Yorkshire 2nd March 2014

Many thanks to the HWVCGB for inviting us to judge this Grouse Pointing Test and to the landowner for allowing the test to take place on the moor. We were grateful for the assistance of one of the estate keepers, Mark, who kept us heading in the right direction and knew exactly where to find the birds.

The morning was bright, very cold and windy up on the tops, but with frequent periods of cold dank mist. This proved to make scenting conditions very difficult for the dogs. Birds were flighty, more often than not lifting well ahead of the dogs. Those that did sit well were difficult to scent and we had quite a few dogs bump into the birds without pointing.

That said, we were pleased to see dogs really working hard and trying to get to grips with the difficult conditions. Some dogs had never worked on a heather moor before that weekend, but we could see them improving over the course of the day. The card of twelve dogs were all Hungarian Wirehaired Vizslas, apart from one Italian Spinone, one Weimaraner and one Vizsla. 7 were Junior dogs and 5 Adults.

In accordance with established Pointing Test Guidelines, we either graded dogs on their first run, or gave a second run to those dogs that we felt had hunted sufficiently well for us to see again, in hope of getting them a point. In the end, we were only able to make two gradings. This was by no means a criticism of the rest of the dogs, merely an indicator of just how difficult the day was. Those handlers whose dogs managed a point should be really proud of how their dogs worked on the day.

Critique:

Mr Peter Szalai’s HV Junior dog Gyurkovari Buvesz. This dog handled a changeable cheek wind very well, responding to his quiet handler and covering the ground with a free running action. He back-cast only once in an otherwise near perfect run. Approaching a rough boggy area near an old pond, a bird lifted and the dog acknowledged it away, working on when asked and quickly coming on to point the second bird of the pair. The bird flushed on our approach, the dog remaining steady and watching it away. He was graded Very Good.

Mr Roy Bebbington’s HWV Adult bitch Gonegos I Put A Spell On You. This bitch set off on a right hand cheek wind and hunted her ground well, occasionally back-casting, but otherwise in tune with her handler and maintaining forward momentum. She came on point on a cock grouse sitting well up and holding his ground and it was apparent that she had eye contact with the bird when her head turned slightly in his direction as we approached. The cock bird lifted but the bitch never moved, staunchly holding point towards a strip of short-ish heather less than three feet away. When asked to flush she moved forward and flushed the hen bird that had been sitting tight. A nice piece of work that earned her a grading of Good.

This was a really difficult but very enjoyable day to judge. Many thanks to everyone who worked to contribute to the smooth running of the day.

Stevie Allerton

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

Spring grouse are difficult, they have no interest in people or dogs, only themselves, and leave very little information about their whereabouts, and this when the scent is not that good anyway. On a cold day, such as this was, the situation is made more difficult as the birds will shelter behind any old convenient lump of peat or in a slight hollow. Even the most experienced dogs can fail in these conditions. However, these conditions are also a test of the natural hunting ability of our dogs – not the extent to which they can be pushed about, but how they learn as they take the ground, the fluency with which they cover their beat, and the way they will pick up on even the slightest hint that there may be something about. So the handler’s job is simply to make sure that the beat is covered and in the most efficient way, watch out for areas where birds might sit – and read the dog.

Many of the dogs we saw at Danby have a lot of potential and responded with interest and intelligence to the conditions. Had the scent lifted even slightly in the morning, we would have had more gradings. The signs were all there. But in the afternoon we moved on to a piece of moor which generally, I suspect, not only holds a good population, but is highly beneficial for dog work. And here, the scent vanished, even on sitting hares, and the dogs’ bewilderment was tangible.

Finally, for the record, I want to say that it is a fallacy to think that the handler’s job is to keep the dog under strict obedience conditions and within a restricted beat. The beat has to fit the ground. On a moor, the dog needs to run wide. It’s also however a fallacy to think that an HPR must go like hell all the time. The advantage of our breeds is that they run the ground as conditions dictate. And there wasn’t a dog at Danby, however inexperienced, which didn’t know all this, and which would have shown what it could do under different circumstances. Keep working at it!

Penny Pickstone




15th March 2014

Gundog Training Day – Trainers Adrian Blackledge and Geoff Saint

In Norfolk

The Gundog Training day was limited to 5 dogs. Geoff Saint was the trainer and assessed each dog on each of it's basic skills before moving on to the next task. The results at the end of the day were quite impressive. Abilities and experience of both handlers and dogs were extreme with a complete novice at one end of the scale and a handler who had made a Field Trial Champion at the other. Regardless of their previous training ability all the handlers found the day interesting and enlightening. The one negative comment was that there wasn't enough time to do more!! We intend to address that problem and will be holding a weekend course sometime late in April.


















6th April 2014 - Photos on gallery page

The 1st Open Show – Judge Mrs Pamela Edminson (Kidsons)

Muskham Village Community Centre, North Muskham

The first Open Show took place on Sunday 6th April, 2014.

16 classes from puppy through to veteran for both sexes.

Our judge for this show was Mrs Pamela Edminson (Kidsons).

This show was open to all members and non members of the club.

The show was a great success, with people enjoying the atmosphere and the lovely lunch and cakes.

Congratulations to all that took part especially those placed.



Results

VETERAN DOG - No Entries


PUPPY DOG

1ST SPILLANE - BELATARR HERCULES

2ND EVANS – CANTERWEY CREEDENCE CLEAR

2 very different puppies, both good colour, and coats but winner scored over 2nd on his shoulders but hope he doesn't grow any more.


JUNIOR DOG

1ST RICKMAN/WILLIAMSON – HERLINGA HEORTWODE

Good size, coat and colour and feet, rather tense when standing but looked much better when I was writing my notes. Promising


YEARLING DOG

1ST TURTON – THE BRIGADIER OF BLAMTRINEVER

Excellent coat texture and colour, good size lovely feet, correct hind angulation, abit untidy in front on the move but still a young dog. Best Dog. B.O.B


POST GRADUATE DOG

1ST SPILLANE - BELATARR CHARLIE PARKER

2ND WILD – HERLINGA HARLAN

Same remarks for these 2, Good coats and colour, both nice dogs but prefered head and upper arm of winner

3RD ROTHERHAM – BLAMTRINEVER TOP GUN

LIMIT DOG


1ST WHITING – CRAIGVILLE ZENIT

This was a difficult class as very differing types. Correct size and colour would prefer a longer rib cage so he stands over more ground but a tidy dog.

2ND COLLIER – BELATARR DIZZY GILLESPIE

Bigger dog with lovely expression and more coat

3RD PEARSON – LANSPAR ZOKON

RESERVE – BRANNEY – BELATARR DJANGO REINHARDT


OPEN DOG


1ST WHITING – IR CH HEJOCSABAI TURUL AT CRAIGVILLE

Compact dog excellent coat and colour would benefit his feet with his nails cutting. R.B.D

2ND LAWSON/WRIGHT – RIANNOR OSZKAR

Pleasing dog but lost to 1 on his movement today.

SPECIAL WORKING DOG - No Entries


BEST DOG

TURTON – THE BRIGADIER OF BLAMTRINEVER


RESERVE BEST DOG

WHITING – IR CH HEJOCSABAI TURUL AT CRAIGVILLE


BEST PUPPY DOG

SPILLANE - BELATARR HERCULES

VETERAN BITCH


1ST RICKMAN/WILLIAMSON – BROOKEI OSLIN


2ND WHITING – INT CH ZOLDMALI JACINT AT CRAIGVILLE (IMP)

2 lovely bitches remarks apply to both they are correct size and colour a credit to the breed but 2nd carrying too much weight.


PUPPY BITCH

1ST WEARING – ZOLDMALI ANIZS AT GENLUSA (IMP) TAF NAF

A very promising puppy, hope she doesn't finish with too much coat as she has plenty now, but such alot to like about her Best Puppy

2ND NEWMAN – MORGANNA COSMOPOLITAN

Another lovely puppy but in this class did not move straight and this lost her the class, moved better and won the junior class.

3RD BRANNEY - BELATARR LYRA

RESERVE – PEARSON – LANSPAR VILAGOS


JUNIOR BITCH

1ST NEWMAN – MORGANNA COSMOPOLTAN

2ND BENDIKAS – MORGANNA HOT SPICE

Taller than 1 nice head and expression moved well unlucky to meet winner


YEARLING BITCH

1ST HOLMAN – MY SOLITAIRE FOR SILVANUS

Best Bitch and R.B.in Show Turns out to be litter sister to best dog and very like him. Hope she doesn't get too much coat but a lovely bitch.

2ND LAWSON/WRIGHT – ZOLDMALI SERCLI AT RIANNOR

Lighter build than 1 but similar remarks apply just lost to 1 on rib cage

3RD GROVE – ZOLDMALI SARI (IMP HUNG)

RESERVE – MUNDAY/SPALDING – DIEFSTOCK DOLCE VITA AT KUBEAR


POST GRADUCATE BITCH - No Show


LIMIT BITCH

1ST COLLIER – BELATARR MAHALIA JACKSON

Big enough, good low hocks and balanced which gives her a lovely outline.

2ND REVELL – FALCONGREEN EUBA

Lovely coat and colour but lost on her neckline and hind movement

3RD WEARING – ZOLDMALI DUNA AT GENLUSA


OPEN BITCH

1ST EVANS – MORGANNA TOFFEE CRISP

Good shoulders and feet, nice bitch

2ND WEARING – ZOLDMALI UBREZ AT GENLUSA

Lovely bitch but for some reason had been spooked so threw her chance away and was not happy on the move today


SPECIAL WORKING BITCH - No Entries


BEST BITCH

HOLMAN – MY SOLITAIRE FOR SILVANUS


BEST PUPPY BITCH

WEARING – ZOLDMALI ANIZS AT GENLUSA (IMP) TAF NAF

BEST IN SHOW

TURTON – THE BRIGADIER OF BLAMTRINEVER

RESERVE BEST IN SHOW

HOLMAN – MY SOLITAIRE FOR SILVANUS

BEST PUPPY IN SHOW

WEARING – ZOLDMALI ANIZS AT GENLUSA (IMP) TAF NAF

RESERVE BEST PUPPY IN SHOW

SPILLANE - BELATARR HERCULES


First of all I would like to thank the committee for the invitation to judge their first open show it is a great honour and thank you also for the lovely piece of glass. The show was well run with the committee all working hard. Thanks also to the people who entered and their sporting acceptance of the results.

There is still a lot of work to do with this lovely breed and I know how hard it is to get everything right, conformation, coat, working ability etc. but they are worth it so we owe it to the breed and continue to do our best for them and aim to produce the best we possibly can. We need to bear in mind there are some short rib cages which means the dog does not have the correct length to height balance, coats continue to be variable but generally improving, mouths were all good, feet mostly good.”

Pam Edminson






















20th April 2014

Spring Pointing Test – Judges Lee Loverage and Adrian Blackledge

Hall Farm, Knettishall, Suffolk/Norfolk border

The critique for the day:-

Spring Pointing Test

Venue: Knettishall

Crops: Winter wheat

Weather: Overcast with strong cold winds and occasional sunshine

Quarry: Pheasant and Partridge plus hares judged on steadiness only

7 juniors and 9 adult dogs

It is always a pleasure to be asked to judge at Knettishall with large flat open fields to run the dogs in and never losing sight of them are always a bonus. Scenting conditions were not ideal and although all dogs had game on their beat for varying reasons they were not able to really get into contact with them and hold a point. However we were able to grade one dog on the day.

GWP.D Bogeskoven's Magnum handled by Mark Gittins was graded Excellent.

This dog took off at full speed just needing a couple of reminder's from its handler to settle down then once in tune with the handler we witnessed a wonderful combination of speed drive and a what a finely tuned nose can achieve. The dog taking on the ground easily taking 100 meters either side of its beat then slowing up to check on a pocket of scent but wasting no time and swiftly moving on another 25 meter's and again checking out scent' this time the body language of the dog more positive and he rode on a further 25 metres and staunchly pointed a pair of partridge. Continuing the handler used his common sense here and called his dog back to resume his run on the original line of his beat which proved to the right thing to do as the dog only ran a short distance and immediately locked up on point again, the dog when asked produced a hen pheasant and was steady as the bird flew on. Ran on the dog was quickly into its rhythm taking on the ground with plenty of drive again the dog came on point and this time a single partridge was produced. Cast back onto it beat after a short time the dog indicated, feathered in and then staunchly pointed and produced on command a pair of partridge, then as if dog already aware of another bird pulled 5 meters to his right and locked up on point again which when asked produced hen pheasant the dog was then ran on for a short time and picked up. A pleasure to judge.

I would just to thank the HWVCGB for the invitation to Judge and Tracie Rickman for all her hard work on the day and organising the event. The sportsmanship from all the handlers and my co judge Adrian Blackledge


Lee Loveridge