I am a Scottish property manager, I have been fishing and shooting since the age of five, almost fifty years now, and I have enjoyed Labradors as shooting companions for some forty years. I began competing in Gundog Tests and Field Trials in 1985 and first qualified for the British IGL Retriever Championship in 1988 with Glenpatrick Gusto, since when my affix of Glenpatrick has been represented as an Owner/Handler or Breeder at a further nine IGL Championships. I made up my favourite Bitch, Field Trial Champion Glenpatrick Halo at Sandringham Estate, Norfolk in 2000 and Halo’s progeny – including FTChampion Glenpatrick Eve, FTCH Glenpatrick Eclipse of Craigenros and FTCH Gusty Garry – successfully continue to compete in events across several continents.
In my capacity as a GB Kennel Club A Panel Judge, I have fulfilled judging Retriever tests and trials throughout Britain and Ireland, arising from which I take great satisfaction in meeting like-minded sportsmen and women in a wide variety of natural sporting estates.
I consider it an honour and privilege to be asked to Judge for the German Retriever Club and I very much look forward to the Munich-Cup.