In July 2016 we welcomed Ellie Close to the Dog & Field team and we are immensely looking forward to supporting and following Ellie’s progress. Ellie, who at the tender age of just 6 years old has already achieved so much with her two Spaniels Meg and Bernie and is sure to be a dog handling star of the future.
Having qualified for the Chudleys Junior Gundog Championship Final back in September at The Midland Game Fair Ellie then went on to run in her first working test held at Chatsworth as part of the Kennel Club Gundog weekend. Ellie ran her Springer Spaniel Meg and they both preformed fantastically achieving a Certificate of Merit.
Ellie recently competed at The Scottish Game Fair at the beginning of July and yet again had great success. Ellie and her Spaniels were tested and judged on retrieves on both land and water and shone through winning a 1st and 2nd.
It is great to have the opportunity support the next generation of dog handlers and we at Dog & Field hope that Ellie continues to progress and most importantly enjoys training, working and running her Spaniels in scurries and tests. I am very sure that in the not so distant future we will see this young girl running with the best of them in trials up and down the country.
We will be closely following Ellie's progress and documenting her success across our social media pages and newsletters.