Past weekend we were participating in the Danish flatcoated retriever club event in Nordsjælland not far from Copenhagen. Saturday was Markprøve B and our dynamic duo were signed up for Brugsprøve. The Brugsprøve is an accesgiving obedience and retrieving test one needs to obtain in order to enter working tests and field trials. It was held in a forest and the strong wild life smells there was a bit challenging for our “twins”. The judge made it clear that we need to practice obedience in these surroundings. I was thinking how to explain how difficult it is in the Netherlands to have access to these kind of grounds. But the feedback was right on spot. We did pass though. Happy me.
Next day it was showtime. To me it was a bit special as it was held in my hometown where I was born and raised. Judge was Susanne Tillge and all of our dogs obtained excellent qualifications. Kaspar used all of his charm and won 1st price in Junior male class. He even obtained a junior certificate as the judge saw potential for him to become junior champion. The greatest thing though was that he loved all of it and won a yellow dummy. a pretty beer glass and chocolates.
Judge Susanne Tillge DK:
Kaspar: 15 months junior male, good size, good male appearance, long well shaped head, correct bite, big nostrils, tight lips, dark eyes, tight eyes, well placed ears,beautiful top line, strong hind body, well placed shoulder, well placed tail, correct angulated front and back, good bone, strong paws, good coat, fluent and healthy movements, wonderful temperament.
Lotte: 15 months junior bitch good size, good feminine appearance, long well shaped head, correct bite, beautiful top line, a little low placed tail, strong hind body, well angulated front and back, strong bone, tight paws, good coat, healthy movements and wonderful temperament.
Rumi: 5 years open bitch, good size, good feminine appearance, long well shaped head, correct bite, tight lips, big nostrils, dark eyes, tight eyes, well placed ears, beautiful top line, well hind placed shoulder, strong hind body, well placed tail, well angulated front and back, good bone, tight paws, good coat, healthy fluent movements, good temperament.