I feel honoured to have been invited to Captain the SGL Team for this years 2019 Anglesey Retriever International in Wales . I have previously Captained Wales at this International for many years and have had great success there in the past . I have also competed at the CLA and Skinners World Cup with success there also .
To give you a insight into the Anglesey International and the ground itself. Dogs are normally run in pairs and the test will probably include partially walked up and set pieces ,your dog will be required to cross a small lake to seen and blind retrieves , it will also be required to jump multiple fences to seen and blinds also. This course can be very difficult at times so your dog will be required to hunt some heavy and thick grass and rushes but must also be completely under control at all times as there are many bunkers there where you could lose your dog .
There are no great distances to these retrieves and the course can be quite tight . I would say your maximum distance would be approximately 100 meters with many of them shorter .
I hope lots of club members now start to prepare for the selection test which will be carried out in mid April in Sweden .
Thank you. Roger Phillips .