Testing course for dogs

THE third Northumberland League Nursery Trial was held at Kirkwelpington on Saturday.

Gordon Rogerson, from Wooler, judged 15 dogs working strong-willed blackface hoggs over a very testing hillside course.

Results: 1 Bevis Jordan, from Whitfield, with Grizz, 88/100pts; 2 David Baxter, Harbottle, with Don, 84; 3 Paul Turnbull, Rothbury, with Roy 83; 4 Scott Smith, Seahouses, with Nell, 78; 5 Ian Shearlaw, Whittingham, with Dave, 73; 6 Willie Armstrong, Belford, with Sweep, 71.

Novice prize went to Marilyn Iley, Longframlington, with Cap, 81.

The next trial will be held at Whitfield on Saturday. For more details ring 01434 345252.