KINLOCH LEVI

Kinloch Levi (00/322637)
2016: RESERVE WELSH NATIONAL CHAMPION
2016: International Supreme 7th
2016: International Qualifying 5th
2014 European Nursery Championship Final 9th
2014 European Nursery Championship Qualifying 1st
14 wins and 43 placings in Open trials

Sire: Pennant Williams' Sweep (ISDS 277391)
Dam: Angie Driscoll's Kinloch Penny (ISDS 00/305855)
DOB: 24 August 2012


DNA CEA, TNS, IGS, MDR1 Normal, DNA SN Carrier
DNA profiled for parentage testing
Opthalmic Eye test= passed (December 2012)

BVA Hip scores = 4 (Left 2, right 2).
Kennel Club Registration #: AR0905979
Certificate of Entirety
Levi's run to qualify in 5th place for the 2016 Supreme here
Levi's Trial Results Diary is HERE.

 

Levi was a confident and enthusiastic pup who loved zooming around the garden on even the wettest and muddiest of days. An 'awesome' day for him was racing his littermates over the bridges in the garden, around the trees and doing a very good impression of a steeplechaser over any logs. The wetter and muddier, the better. He loved being a muddy little urchin. Proof -->

Levi started his trial career with Angie. He ran his first trial as a 12 month old in a couple of local novice trials, winning one and finishing 2nd in the other. Unbeknowst to us at the time, this novice win made him ineligible to run in the South Wales nursery trials. Lesson learned!

It wasn't until the European Nursery Championship that Levi ran his first nursery trial and was a very green, very inexperienced 18 month old. Incredibly, Levi won the second qualifying trial at ENC earning himself his first medal, and finished first overall in qualifying (aggregate). This was an amazing accomplishment for one so young and with so little trial experience. The final didn't quite go to plan but a 9th place finish overall was still impressive and a huge surprise.

A month after running at the European Nursery Champs, Levi won his first open trial with Kelvin at the helm and not long afterwards came his second open win, this time handled by Angie. Levi is a very adaptable dog and can work equally well for both of us. However, as the season progressed Levi became 'Kelvin's dog' as Kelvin was in need of a second dog.

Later in the year, Levi won his first Open South Wales style trial, won one of the qualifying trials for the South Wales Association Open, and had his first attempt at an Double Fetch trial finishing 4th. A good start.


In 2015, Levi continued with some consistent performances but it wasn't until 2016 that he really started to fire again. In mid-July, Levi hit a purple patch of form. It started with a terrific win at the New Cross trial and a week later, winning his day of the Welsh National with an outstanding run scoring 209 out of a possible 220. This put him into the finals runoff where Levi put up another great performance and finished as the Reserve Welsh Champion. With a place on the Welsh team, Levi and Kelvin headed to Tywyn for the International. At the International, Kelvin and Levi put up a terrific performance earning 5th place in qualifying and a place in the Supreme final in their first attempt. The final was tense! Levi ran extremely well and had to fight hard to get the shed done...but with time ticking down, they timed out at the pen. Finishing 7th overall, this was a tremendous accomplishment for a team making their International debut.

Levi has continued his consistent form in 2017, 2018 and 2019 with many wins and placings in Open trials, including qualifying for the Defaidty Hill trial final and placing 5th at the Cotswold Open, held on the same course as the 2017 International.

Unfortunately 2019 also saw Levi sustain a major foot injury thanks to a blackthorn. This ruled him out of trialling for most of the year.

 





Photo by Jan Passchier

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