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.
John and Allie had a great hunting season in 2017 together. They had many adventures in many different states. Here are a few photos of their travels.
Here are a few photos and video of our latest spaniel training seminar in Texas this past weekend. Thank you all for coming to the seminar, Todd and I really enjoyed watching all of you with your dogs. The video is below and here is the link for the photos.
Carl woodcock hunting with his Boykin Spaniel in NC. Carl has spent many training days with Todd at our farm in GA. All of Carl's hard work is coming together to make a really nice hunting team.
Terry with family and friends bird hunting with his Springer Mitch and Setter Callie in IL.
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.
Welcome to Georgia Dexter!
Dexter had a fun plane ride from TX, and he is already running the house. Dexter has been very interested in the Christmas tree, I hope the tree holds up just a little bit longer. Dexter is very busy training with Todd already. One must get an early start on a young puppies training, plus they get tired and take little naps. Enjoy a few photos of Dexter!