The 37th Australian National Retrieving Trial Championship was proudly sponsored by Advance with support from Winchester and Field & Game Australia.
The trial was conducted near Goomalling, approximately 1 hour east of Perth (map of the region and detailed map). Photos of the trial site are available here.
The judges for the 37th National were Mr Mike McClure (WA) and Mr Ray Johnson (WA). Profiles of the judges are included in the catalogue (2.6Mb PDF file).
The Labrador Club of WA web page has background information about the trial, associated trials, the venue, accommodation and merchandise (direct links included below).
The winner and 37th
Australian National Retrieving Trial Champion is:
Russell & Michelle Kennon's
Labrador Retriever bitch
R.T.CH. BEEREEGAN GUNBOWER
Whelped: 9 August 2001
Sire: Waintree Bellbottom Best
Dam: Beereegan Ellen Kelly
Breeder: Beereegan Kennels
Handler: Mr Russell Kennon
View the Schedule (as Word Doc on the Labrador Club of WA web page or Adobe Acrobat PDF on this site).
Merchandise & Order Form (on the Labrador Club of WA web page)
List of Competitors
There were 39 dogs entered. They included 15 locals from WA with 24 dogs from interstate - 2 from ACT, 4 from NSW, 4 from Qld, 1 from SA, and 13 from Victoria. The field includes 31 Labradors (20 dogs, 11 bitches), 6 Golden Retrievers, 1 English Springer Spaniel and 1 Flatcoated Retriever.
The 39 dogs were handled by 31 people - 14 from WA, 1 from ACT, 3 from NSW, 4 from Qld, 1 from SA, and 8 from Victoria. 24 handlers are running a single dog, 6 are running two dogs and 1 is running three.
Catalogue (2.6Mb PDF file) and Catalogue Cover Note that dogs 32 and 36 have been inadvertently switched in the catalogue.
Tipping Competition Thread on the Bulletin Board
The 2006 National Coverage Thread on the Bulletin Board
Day 1 report
Day 2 report
Day 3 report and final results
2005 National Retrieving Trial Champion
Nat RT Ch Beereegan One Tree ('Swampy') Chocolate Labrador
Owned and Bred by Mark and Wendy Davis of Beereegan Kennels, Victoria.
Handled by Mark Davis.
Pictured left to right are: Joe Vella (Judge), Mark Davis, Joe Law (Judge)
Previous Australian National Retrieving Trial Champions
Australian Working Retriever Central is provided by The Working Gundog Club of NSW. This page was last updated on 1 February 2007.