Things Seen On The Way To Work!

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Georgia Peach’s owner Julio lives in Alaska and he works in an area called the North Slope. He works in small villages, where the weather is really cold all the time and the local animals are the polar bears. Julio told Todd that one of the local rules was never walk alone around town, always travel in pairs because of the bears. He called the other day to check on his gal Georgia and he was telling us it was 0-degrees out and very excited to be coming down to GA (where the temps are in the 80’s) this month to see Georgia and train with Todd.

Dudley’s Puppy Places 3rd In Two Puppy Stake’s!

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Congratulations to Patrick and Griffin on two 3rd place ribbons at the Iowa Sporting Spaniel Club held on Saturday April 27th & 28th. This was Griffins first Puppy Stake and Patrick said Griffin is showing flashes of great things to come. Keep up the great work Pat!

Griffin is out of our National High Point dog Craney Hill Dalmore Dudley and Drakehill’s Anna. Dudley has now sired 6 litters and we are looking forward to the continued success of his puppies!

Springer Spaniel Puppies Alice & Maggie Play Day!

 

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Owners from South Carolina came over one day to see their English Springer Spaniel Whaley that has been here for training. Along for the ride, were their two young daughters. Our English Springer Spaniel puppies Alice and Maggie had a fun play day with the two young girls. Lots of treats and hugs! Thank you girls for doing a great job with the puppies. To see more photos click here.

Dudley Places 2nd In PA!

Dudley had a great run at the Mid-Atlantic English Springer Spaniel Field Trial in Altoona, PA. That makes him qualified for the Springer National this Fall.

 

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Introducing Maggie!

Maggie is new to the Craney Hill farm! We would like to thank Robin and Rachael for such a lovely pup. She is already having a lot of fun around the farm.

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Introducing Our New Springer Alice

Fresh on the Craney Hill Farm – Miss Alice!

Alice is enjoying the nice GA weather, she is chasing leaves, chewing on everything in sight, loving the soft sand that she runs in, and she has her own playpen. What more can a puppy ask for?!

 

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DJ Wins Puppy Stake With His Owner!

DJ has had plenty of practice running in the field trial puppy stakes, but this trial  was going to be special. His owner, Rich, was going to run DJ for the first time in the puppy stake and this was Rich’s first field trial. There were a lot of smiles and the nerves were on edge for Rich (not according to Rich!).

The event was a successful practice run for both Rich and DJ. Soon after the placements and celebration of the win, DJ was on his way home to Boston for the first time…a country dog going to the big city! We hope you enjoy your time together and we will see DJ later in the summer for further training.

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Here are a few photos of DJ with his new Mom Sarah and big sister Indie. As you can see, DJ is already fitting in very well in his new surroundings. We look forward to more photos of DJ in the big city.

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Riot 2nd Place In Kansas

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There was some really tough conditions at the Kansas trials. We had high winds, which started a grass fire, that stopped the trial for a bit and the fire department was sent our way. They have had no moisture out that way for some time now.

Riot had a great run at the Central Kansas trial. We are very pleased as to how he is coming along in his training. Keep your eyes on this guy!

Dudley’s National Open High Point Food Delivery From Purina!

Dudley’s High Point Purina Dog Food was delivered on a pallet. Thank you so much Purina for this food. We appreciate everything you do for our sport, which includes food for all dogs that earn a placement at each trial, sponsoring the National High Point Award and the various sponsorship at our National events. It is easy to overlook everything Purina does, but everyone should remember what a small group the spaniels are and Dean and Jerry continue to provide support through Purina. Thank you!

I thought it was only fitting for a photo shoot on top of the dog food with Dudley and Todd.

 

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Lone Star Wins Keystone Trial!

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Lone Star brings home the blue! It was a crazy trial with high winds and very cold temps. Todd and Lone Star had a fantastic day at the trial. Lone Star’s owner Betsey was very happy to hear the news of Lone Star winning and wishes that she was there to see her run. This makes 3 dogs qualified for this year’s Open National.

DJ & Rennie Placements in WV!

DJ won the puppy stake at the Central Virginia ESS Field Trial held in WV. This 1st place cup was won the year before by our dog Dibbs who Scott now owns. DJ is really coming along in his training. When we told his owner Rich that DJ had won, his words were of coarse he did.

 

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Rennie places 2nd in the open at the Central Virginia ESS Field Trial held in WV. The pieces are finally falling in place for Rennie. He is a dog to keep an eye on! His owner Betsey was very excited to hear the news about her boy.

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Gigi & DJ Get 4th In TX!

Gigi took our training seminar in TX and had such a fun time learning so many new training concepts, and Todd thought what fun it would be to have Gigi run DJ in the puppy stake. This would be the first time Gigi ran a puppy stake and with DJ. Todd had Gigi run many of our field trial dogs during a training session to get a feel of how each one of the dogs runs. Not many Pros would hand off their field trial dogs to just anyone. We hope you had fun Gigi and keep at the dog training and hopefully run one of your own dogs in the field trials soon. Enjoy a few photos and a short video.

 

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