Fourth in All Aged Field Trial

Bonario Chatelaine, handled by Alan Parr was awarded a fourth in an All Aged Field Trial held at Seabrook Farm by the Weimaraner Association.

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Have Your Say – KC Survey, Judges Competence Framework.

KENNEL CLUB LAUNCHES JCF SURVEY: MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR SAY

The Kennel Club is hoping for a large response to its consultation on the Judges Competency Framework (JCF), the second phase of which has been launched in the form of a survey.

Vivid Interface Research has been commissioned by the Kennel Club to carry out the consultation on its behalf, the first phase of which saw representatives from the company interviewing judges, exhibitors and officials at Richmond and Darlington championship shows in September. Representatives also gave exhibitors and judges the opportunity to participate in the survey at South Wales championship show as well as Hitchin and Rugby open shows over the weekend of October 11 – 13.

The Kennel Club will be contacting as many judges and exhibitors as is possible via email in order to publicise the survey, which can be answered both online and by mail, and details will also be disseminated via the canine press and on social media.

We would urge as many people as possible to answer the survey, so we can get as clear a picture as possible of what exhibitors, officials and judges want when it comes to the education, approval and listing of judges. We owe it to future generations of dog show enthusiasts as well as to ourselves to get this right, so please have your say.”

The survey can be accessed online at http://bit.ly/JCFSurvey. The deadline for completing it is October 18 and  copies are available on request from jcf@thekennelclub.org.uk or phone 01296 318540 and ask for the JCF team.

Limit Show – Geoff Hargreaves – Overseal

The club held their second limit show of the year at Overseal in Derbyshire. A well attended and another friendly show . Our judge for the day was Geoff Hargreaves and the results were as follows:

Best in Show and Best Veteran, Bell’s Millpoint Double At OwlspointShCM.

Reserve Best in Show Harrison’s Owlspoint Angel of Trouble

Bell & Maddox’s Best Puppy in Show Tolriver Enzo At Owlspoint.

Tri-Dog – Triathlon for Dogs (and owners)

Jackie Carr-Jones is up again with Team Brac Pac, we think the first Bracco Italiano team for the Tri-Dog, a triathlon competition for dogs, which incorporates, swimming, bikejor. dog scottering and canicross. The team which included, Jackie and Siena (bikejor), Raymond Lewis and Daisy (Swimming) and Rebecca Grant with Gus were placed 5th on day two.

Rebecca and Gus also managed an individual placing third in the individual canicross race.

Massive congratulations and well done to all human and bracchi competitors.

Photo courtesy of Jackie Carr Jones Facebook timeline.

Bikejor Bronze Award

Jackie Carr-Jones and Siena on their way to winning bronze last weekend at at the Checkendon Challenge in Bikejor. A great result especially as they had a tangle and lost vital seconds and second place.

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Good Gradings in Puppy and Open at HPRGA Hunt and Retrieve Assessment

The HPRGA held a Hunting and Retrieving Assessment in Yorkshire to assess the hunting and retrieving capability of the HPR breeds.  

In Open, Digger, Madreliath Escavatore achieved a Good grading and in Puppy, Doxer, Vittum Nebbiolo, also was awarded a Good grading, both handled by Michelle Ansell. 

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Fourth in Open at Laverstoke Park GWT

Madreliath Escavatore, Digger, Handled by Michelle Ansell took a 4th in the Open GWT at Hampshire Gundog Society and GSPC Surrey and Hants branch, held at Laverstoke Park.

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Open Win at Bracco home test

The Bracco Italiano club held their Gundog Working Test in Sussex and Digger, Madreliath Escavatore handled by Michelle Ansell won the Open Class, the first Bracco to win their home test.

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The Game Fair – Hatfield House

The Bracco Italiano Club were invited to exhibit and represent the breed in the Sporting Gundog Pavillion by The Game Fair, this year held at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire.

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Breed Education – Mentoring

Julie Frost is the Bracco Italiano Breed Education Coordinator (BEC). Julie has compiled a list of experienced breed judges with the Bracco Italiano Club and the Bracco Italiano Society.


These judges have agreed to provide mentoring support for people who have an interest in learning about the breed with an intention of judging.

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