Back from a 2 Day Working Test by Retrievers Club Italiano in the beautiful region Toscana, Sinalunga, I had a great time with old friends and meeting new friends but most of all I was extremely surprised and happy to hear a very familiar accent coming from one of our UK judges, it made me feel " at home in South Africa " !
A very well organized working event by Michele Isaja and his team , the weather was very challenging for some dogs as it was hot and humid , some difficult grounds with high vegetation or plowed fields and even a tall corn field for a dummy Trial Novice and Open classes !
My 2 yrs young boy Bohemianchic Shiraz aka Shanti , Beginners Class, got 70/80 first day ranking 7th - second day 72/ 80 ranking 4th, a very strong Beginners class with some excellent retrievers !
I finally had the pleasure seeing at work Shanti's litter-brother Sirio owned by Sara Colombo , a very strong team that on Saturday with 72/ 80 points ranked 4th, well done !!!
Am very pleased with Shanti , he is keeping his performance at a very good level, a very kind and honest young boy always focused, happy to run and do his job , thanks to our coach Angelo Zoccali who trains me and my Flatcoates !
THANK YOU MY SHANTI BOY
A warm Thank you to the judges : Derek Hill , Laura Hill , Francesca Lastrucci and Giuseppe Dovana