TOP DOG wins in a “shoot out” at Hamilton!
The CopRice Victorian Farm Dog Championship 2014 was a great success with 100 competitors traveling from three states to compete for the coveted prize of Victorian Farm Dog Champion conducted as part of Sheepvention at Hamilton. The prestigious event is designed to cater for all handlers and dogs, this included the encouragement section won by Tom Johnson & Rex, the novice section won by Joe Spicer & Barry Monkey, the Hamilton Open won by Joe Spicer & Go Getta Package and the major event, CopRice Victorian Farm Dog Championship won by Joe Spicer & Go Getta Package, second place was awarded to Ian O’Connell & Molly and third was awarded to Adam James & Tundabardi Buster.
The high standard of handlers and dogs across all sections produced a very competitive event and very close allocation of points. The final went down to the wire with Joe Spicer & Ian O’Connell locked on the same score after round 3, forcing a “shoot out” 4th round to determine the Championships.
Joe Spicer & GoGetta Package - winners of the CopRice Victorian Farm Dog Championships 2014 at Hamilton Sheepvention.
Chris Wright from CopRice with the finalists
Working Dog in action
Victorian Farm Dog Championship winner and finalists