Finals and a win at dog trials in Taupo

Three-day competition at Aratiatia Station at Taupo attracted 200 competitors.

Three-day competition at Aratiatia Station at Taupo attracted 200 competitors.

GOOD SHOW: Te Karaka dog triallist Rod Mead and Lad made the final and finished seventh in a big and tough field of 200 at the Tux Waikato Centre event in Taupo last weekend. They were pictured here in winning action at the J and T Hickey Charity sheep dog trials at the RDA in August. Picture by Trevor Brown

A WIN to Don Avenell in the maiden section and Rod Mead getting two dogs in the final 16 run off highlighted the Waikato Centre Tux dog trial last weekend.

The three-day competition at Aratiatia Station at Taupo attracted 200 competitors.

“The standard was very high and the sheep were excellent which made for a good competition,” a dog trials spokeswoman said.

Rod Mead finished seventh with Lad and ninth with Mist in the final.

Don Avenell with his maiden dog Fern won the maiden section of the trial.

At the same venue, the Tux Handy Dog competition for Huntaways was staged and the only Gisborne competitor, Ross Dellaway, qualified for the final and finished fifth with Chuck.

There will be another qualifier for Huntaways on the weekend of December 2-3 at the Turiroa trial near Wairoa.

A WIN to Don Avenell in the maiden section and Rod Mead getting two dogs in the final 16 run off highlighted the Waikato Centre Tux dog trial last weekend.

The three-day competition at Aratiatia Station at Taupo attracted 200 competitors.

“The standard was very high and the sheep were excellent which made for a good competition,” a dog trials spokeswoman said.

Rod Mead finished seventh with Lad and ninth with Mist in the final.

Don Avenell with his maiden dog Fern won the maiden section of the trial.

At the same venue, the Tux Handy Dog competition for Huntaways was staged and the only Gisborne competitor, Ross Dellaway, qualified for the final and finished fifth with Chuck.

There will be another qualifier for Huntaways on the weekend of December 2-3 at the Turiroa trial near Wairoa.

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