Southwest Kansas 2009
As most of us are dealing with the heat and humidity this time of the year, I just thought that I would remind all of you of what is to come this fall/winter. Wild Pheasants, Grouse, Woodcock IA/KS/ME/MN/ND/SD/WIS, cold temps, wind, rain and snow!
Oh yes, and those wonderful Spaniels working those wild birds so they can flush them up into the sky for us so we can take aim and hopefully the birds come to the ground. Then that trained hard working Spaniel can retrieve to hand for you. Just a thought!
So get those dogs into shape and trained don't wait till the last minute!
The dogs had a great time swimming in the cool NY water. The weather was simply wonderful for all the dogs. Thank you Betsey for taking us to this special spot so the dogs could swim and run free. Enjoy the video! The photos that were in the video can be seen here.
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.
English Springer Spaniels Ella & Mac Going For A Swim!
It has been raining here in GA everyday and the ponds are filled up to the top!
Enjoy the video and turn up the volume!
Bear the English Cocker Spaniel had a visit from his Mom & Dad the other day. Russ and Amanda live just a few hours from our farm and decided to take a drive to see how their Bear was doing at camp.
Todd showed Russ and Amanda some of the things that Bear has been working on and soon put Russ to work on some of the drills with his dog. It's always fun to watch the owners work with their dogs, they are nervous but love every minute with their dog.
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 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.
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.