While We Were Training In MO…

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.

Mary

 

A Fun Weekend For Craney Hill Clients!

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!

Bill

 

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…  

Mary

Craney Hill Wins Two Trials At The HOF!

blog2697todd-dibbs-alder-alan-kermitIt was a fantastic day for CH at the HOF trials in TN. Alder won the open stake in the first springer trial, Dibbs ran his first puppy stake and placed 4th. Alan and Kermit won the first cocker trial held here at the HOF trials. This is Alan’s first placement in a field trial. Alan and Kermit have worked very hard in training with Todd to get to this point. This was Alan’s 7th cocker trial with Kermit. We are so proud of Alan & Kermit! So glad you are part of the CH team! Photos will be coming soon.

A Clair Visit!!

We were so happy to see Clair, Grier & Camille in TX while we were down for the field trials. It was great to see how much Clair loves Grier and Camille, and the other way around. Thank you so much for taking time to come up to see us. Grier and Camille also stayed to watch some of the field trial and met many new people in the group.

We were also able to see Clair’s sister Ruby which is owned by Don & Pat in Kansas. It was a family event. Here are a few photos of Clair & Ruby. Clair is on the left.

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Allie & John Hunting Kansas

Photos and video from John.

John and Allie went to Kansas to hunt wild Pheasant and Quail before the season ends tomorrow. They went on their own, no Todd looking over them. There were a few phone calls from John asking Todd some last minute dog and field questions. As you can see by the photos and the video they are having a great time. The video really expresses John’s excitement. Can Y’all tell?

Allie’s First Wild Pheasant!

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Wild Quail

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The Pheasant Retrieve!