Draw Results Novice Cocker Spaniel Field Trial 19th December 2016

W.G.D.S. NOVICE COCKER FIELD TRIAL

To be held at Byrds Retreat Harvington
DRAW RESULTS as Drawn on Monday 12th December 2016

1DAVE TULLIEDOG 1
2JOHN ROBERTSONDOG 1
3DAVE RAYNER
4CHRIS JOHN
5JULIE THATCHER
6LENNY WINGFIELD
7KIM DRINKWATER
8DAVE TEMPLAR
9ANDERA PERRETT
10LINDSAY CORBETT
11ROB WILMOTT
12VIV THOMAS
13MEL LOMAX
14DAWN NEWMANDOG 1
15RICHARD PRIEST
16DAVE TULLIEDOG 2
Reserves
1stDAWN NEWMAN DOG 2
2ndJOHN ROBERTSON DOG 2

It would be much appreciated if competitors did not arrive before 8:15 am

Draw Results – Novice 12 Dog AV Retriever Trial – 17th December 2016

Stick Figures on podium

HPR Results for All Age Trial 18th November 2016

Thanks to Norman & Sandra Ones with judges Alan Hender & Larry Wilks (Full report to follow)

A great days was had with super weather and company, hunting over root crops on grey leg partridges with great shooting by the guns, with 3 awards at end of the day.

                          1st…No award..

                          2nd.. Hawkwise Iduna Brittany Fiona Wensely.

                          3rd.. Ekkolander Tullibardine   Large Munsterlander Karen Saynor.

                          4th…No award.

                          C.of.M. Zelendvour Geln Esk.  German Shorthaired Pointer  Paul Whitaker.

Results – Charity AV Retriever Working Test 18th June 2016

HPR Working test at Dymock

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Well done to all who took part and thanks to all who helped.  We will pop more photos on our facebook page as we get them.

Grouse Pointing Test

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Grouse pointing test WGDS 2016
Gladestry & Painscastle Moor

please open the link to see the full write up by Peter

http://www.worcsgundogsociety.co.uk/download/Document.pdf

 

Chief Steward Training Day – Interested?

WGDS would like to hold a chief steward training day and are inviting interested parties to register.

If you would like to know more about becoming a chief steward and what is involved in doing this very important role, then please get in touch.

If there is enough interested WGDS will arrange a training day (or half day).

Please contact Steve Smith his details can be found by clicking here,  or call 01905 840664

The 2016 Dog Microchipping Legislation

From 6 April 2016 all dogs in England, Scotland and Wales will be legally required to be microchipped and their details registered on one of the authorised databases such as Petlog. Northern Ireland has already introduced this measure.

The idea behind this move, which has been campaigned for by numerous animal pressure groups working collectively as the Microchipping Alliance, a group which includes the British Veterinary Association, the Kennel Club, the Dogs Trust and the RSPCA, is to encourage all dog owners to take responsibility for keeping their pet.

How the system will work

Under the law you are obliged to keep your details up to date on the database. Police and local authority employees will be issued with microchip reader scanners so that instant enforcement of the law can be carried out. A time window will be allowed for the owner to get the chipping done if their pet is caught without a chip. After which a £500 fine for failing to comply will be issued. Full details of the change to the law will emerge over the next few months.

If you sell or otherwise pass the dog on, you as the previous keeper are required to register the new keeper (the wording used is ‘keeper’ rather than ‘owner’ with regard to microchips).

Similarly if our your dog dies, you must inform the database that holds your pet’s details.

Puppies must be chipped at their second set of vaccinations – and around the time they are weaned – at 8 plus weeks.

Why is there seen to be a need for this enforcement?

The majority of owners are naturally very caring and responsible about their dog, how they treat it and its behaviour in society. The dogs kept by such owners are often microchipped already, in order that they can be more easily reunited in the event of the dog being lost.

Unfortunately some people who keep dogs very clearly are not responsible enough to have the care of a living creature in their hands. For one reason or another, neglect, abandonment and abuse of animals is common place, as is the casual breeding of dogs as an ‘easy earner’ from breading puppies in unsuitable conditions in order to earn a few pounds selling them down the pub, to full scale puppy farming businesses. One of the intentions of the legislation is that dogs coming from puppy farms and other unregulated animal breeding will also be traceable under the law.

Dogs are stolen quite frequently and it is hoped that microchipping will help in ownership disputes and quicken the process of reuniting those dogs with their real owners.

With microchipping, keepers and their dogs will have an official relationship, rather as they did under the old dog licence. Additionally, the modern technology of microchipping will not only help lost dogs be re-united with their families, it will also connect liable human beings to abused animals. Mistreatment of animals will still happen even if dogs are micrcochipped, but now there will be some redress against the perpetrator on behalf of society and – equally importantly – on behalf of the dog.

 

More information can be found on the following sites:

https://www.petlog.org.uk/pet-owner/compulsory-microchipping-for-dog-owners/

https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/media/623648/kc_petlog_8pp_a4_brochure_update_vets_final.compressed.pdf

https://www.dogstrust.org.uk/help-advice/microchipping/