SNC DRAUGHT TESTS LEVEL 1 & 2
Saturday 05 July 2008
The atmosphere was brilliant with everyone really enjoying themselves but unfortunately the day was cut short due to bad
weather. The forecasted gales and heavy rain arrived at lunchtime just as the Level 1 judging was completed.
A big thank you to everyone who helped throughout the day especially the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Wales for running
a superb raffle in aid of SNC Welfare.
Pictures from the SNC Draught Tests - 05 July 2008
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RESULTS - LEVEL 1
|Judges: Kevin Mercer & Steve Wilson
Entrants: 13 Passes: 13
Bagnall’s Sheridel Onida by Newfinch (Hattie)
Farrar’s Darkpeak Faery Nuff (Nuff)
Farrar’s Mileoak Madly Scrumptious at Darkpeak (Nicco)
Hutchinson’s Wanitopa Suzuki (Yogi)
Hutchinson’s Ch Wanitopa Humming Chorus (Roeska)
Hutchinson’s Sheridel Neona (Bleu)
Payne’s Kalibah Icicle (Tilly)
Richards’ Ch Sheridel Moneypenny (Halle)
Richards’ Sheridel Ontario (Rio)
Shears’ Holdridge Black as Black of Bearbay (Ebby)
Shears’ Kalibah Coco De Mer of Bearbay (Lexi)
Jones’ Ch Welshbern Cefyn at Jaybiem (Cefyn)
Lloyd’s Welshbern I Have A Dream (Zoe)
|Judges Report - Level 1
"The weather was as expected in Wales at the height of summer, torrential rain and gale force winds! However, this did not
put off the 13 Level 1 entrants many of whom were attempting this level for the first time. The general standard was very
high with all 13 achieving passes, some dogs astounding their owners with an excellent performance. A few harnesses needed
adjustment. It is imperative that the harness fits and is adjusted correctly particularly when entering higher levels. There
was some excessive and unnecessary use of the lead and some needed more control when stopped and to perfect the down stay.
A number of entrants will need much more work before progressing to Level 2 as this is significantly more difficult for
the team. It was excellent to see two Bernese Mountain Dogs passing Level 1 at this event.
The atmosphere was brilliant with everyone enjoying the event but unfortunately, the forecasted gales and heavy rain arrived
at lunchtime just as the Level 1 judging completed. The bad weather meant an early end to the day but a big thank you to
the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Wales for running a superb raffle in aid of SNC Welfare, Cheryl Payne for helping with
the paperwork, Rachel Hutchinson who did an excellent job as call steward and everyone who helped throughout the day."