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April 19, 2010

Good turnout gets in behind trials


It was a dog's world at Glenmae Farm as the Wairau Valley dog trials took place during the weekend.

The Wairau Valley Dog Trial Club held its annual competition, with contestants from around the South Island and North Island vying for titles in Marlborough-Nelson's only merino sheep trial.

Club secretary Debbie Pauling was really happy with the turnout, with about 50 entrants in each of the four events.

Firm favourite Eion Herbert, from Tapawera, entered his four heading dogs into the long head and short head and yard sections.

Mr Herbert won the long head event with eight-year-old Rosie.

The veteran of 30 years of competition said it took a couple of years to train and break in a dog, and a lot of patience and perserverance to get it to work skilfully and quickly. MORE>>

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