Kate places 2nd at the Maine trial. This was Kate's first open stake field trial, we call it her big girl trial. She and Todd did a fantastic job during the whole trial. We are very excited for Kate and her family and we are looking forward to continue working with Kate. She is a lovely girl. Thank you Bob for trusting us with your girl.
I found this perfect spot in NY for her photo, she just got done swimming so she had a short time to dry off.
Julio traveled 4000 miles from Alaska to see his gal Georgia for the first time. Julio was so happy to get out of the cold weather, but was soon tired of the heat, humidity & rain in Georgia. Julio and Todd trained everyday from morning to late afternoon and even in the rain. We truly enjoyed watching Julio smile so much when he was working with Georgia.
Georgia is not finished with her training but we are very hopeful that she continues to progress in her learning for the field trials and hunting.
It was sad to watch Julio say good bye to Georgia.
Thank you Julio for all of the wonderful treats from Alaska!
Enjoy the video and turn on the volume! More photos click here.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Todd was out early the other morning in the fog to exercise the field trial dogs. It is very important to keep the working dogs in great shape. All the dogs just love this part of the day.