The SAVHDA Tests held at Derby, in March, and Boavida, in April, were well-attended. There were 11 entries facing extremely difficult conditions in dry and hot weather. Here are the results.
The Test in Derby was held on the 21st March, 2018, and drew 7 entries. Judges were Matthew Berry and Razvan Vlad Berindan.
There were 4 dogs entered in the Junior Versatile Hunting Test, and 3 dogs entered in the Novice Hunting Test. The conditions and scenting was harsh, and some dogs did not succeed in finding game. This was the main downfall of most of the dogs, unfortunately. Nonetheless, valuable experience was gained by all.
Congratulations to the dog that passed:
Coco - NHT Prize 2 - German Shorthaired Pointer bitch owned by George Moustakis.
The Test at Boavida was held on the 14th April, 2018, and drew 4 entries. Judges were Matthew Berry and Razvan Vlad Berindan, Test Director - Werner Terblanche.
3 dogs were entered in the Junior Versatile Hunting Test, and 1 in the Novice Hunting Test. These dogs fared better, likely because conditions were improved. One of the Junior dogs even got a perfect score of 112 Points and a Prize 1 !
Congratulations to the dogs that passed:
Heiko - JVHT Prize 3 (98 pts) - German Shorthaired Pointer dog owned by Petro Byleveld and Karolien Euvaard
Koda - JVHT Prize 1 (112 pts) - German Wirehaired Pointer dog owned by Oscar Neumeyer
Mamba - JVHT Prize 1 (110 pts) - German Wirehaired Pointer bitch owned by Frans Rosslee
Piston - NHT Prize 2 (127 pts) - German Shorthaired Pointer dog owned by Christo Geldenhuys