A very special fun weekend at Craney Hill. Rich was able to handle his new dog DJ in the field and also do obedience drills with the help of Todd this weekend. Rich and Sarah drove all the way out from Boston to have some fun at Craney Hill and to enjoy their new dog.
DJ still has more training to do here at Craney Hill, so I’m sure the ride home to Boston will be long for Rich as he will be missing his dog. There are some big plans for this team so keep an eye out on our news page.
Alder has been sold and is moving on to a better life. David has purchased Alder to run him in the Amateur Field Trials and considering Alder’s training, it will allow David to learn about the trials with a very competitive dog. Alder will also be on the truck at times to run open trials. We look forward to watching David and Alder on their new journey together. We (I) will miss seeing Alder’s face everyday. I will look forward to his visit’s to Craney Hill.
Good luck David and Alder!
Todd ran Lincoln and got a 3rd place in the puppy stake at the Southern Tier FT this weekend. Lincoln did a fantastic job and this was his 3rd puppy stake. He is well on his way to run with the big dogs.
News from Alan in Wisconsin. He and Kermit got a 2nd place today. Alan ran the open stake and I believe it was a 30 something dog trial. Kermit’s placements as of today are one 1st place and two 2nd’s… Almost there for title, keep at it..
Great job Y’all!!!
A few photos of Oonagh at her first all age trial and doggie fun. The temp at the end of the day was 79 and the winds were howling. Dudley had a great day and got 2nd place. More photos to come…
Here are a few photos from yesterday’s training in Kansas. The winds were blowing and it was only in the 40’s.. The grasses look pretty good for this time of the year.
Success in WV this weekend! Alder passed the water test which is all he needed to get his FC title, which still has to be confirmed by the AKC but we are still having a party. That’s my boy!
Warrener’s Sora Rail Of Craney Hill (Dibbs) got 1st place in the puppy, this is his second puppy trial and he also passed the water test. Keep an eye on this guy, he is pretty special.
I sent Mary this note about shaving her dog, but I missed a letter in the beginning of my note.. Then I received her reply back. Just another funny day!! BTW, sunny and in the 60’s here in MO.
Me writing-Todd would like to know if Oonagh can be saved? It’s warming up.. We already shaved a bunch of the other dogs.
Mary’s reply-Christina, re-read your question to me. I thought you were asking me if Oonagh can be SAVED, meaning she is so bad Todd is giving up on her…
Thank God you typed it better in the third sentence. You scared me!!!
YES, shave her down 😉 Send me a picture so I can see her naked. I think this will be her first time. She had to look pretty for too many events last summer. Go for it.
Mid-Atlantic Hunting Spaniel Club Grouse Trial, February 11, 2017
- Unsteady puppy: This stake is open to all flushing spaniels 6 months old to 2 years of age. This stake does not require your dog to be steady.
- Steady puppy: This stake is open to all flushing spaniels 6 months old to 2 years of age. This stake requires your dog to be completely steady.
- Gun Dog: This stake is open to all flushing spaniels 6 months old or older that have not placed in an All- Age stake of a licensed trial. This stake does not require your dog to be steady.
- Open: This stake is open to all flushing spaniels 6 months old or older. This stake requires your dog to be completely steady.
Notes from Bill and Mary.
We went to the grouse trial. I ran Hess in the gun dog and got fourth. She kinda lost her mind with all the dogs, people, and gun fire. It was a very good showing. Anna finished the open without a placement. I was beaten soundly by better trained dogs. She took an extra step on a running low flyer and I thought she was going to break. I said hup and it cost me. The competition was a lot stiffer this year. It was fun!
We just dove through snow and ice to come home from PA. Abby won the Grouse Trial yesterday with Tim handling. Very proud. She has won a few times, and took 2nd last year. She regained her title…
Another great day in the field for Alan & Kermit. Alan received the Gunners Award and 2nd place today in the cocker trial. We are going to do some celebrating tonight! Great job Alan and Kermit! I promise there will be photos of all the ribbons and trophies to come soon.