Had a pretty good weekend of Testing this weekend with a clean sweep of Qualifying Scores. Gunner, owned by Steve Broskey, earned his Senior Hunter Title; Lacie, owned by Lawrence Knott, earned her Junior Hunter Title and Ruby, owned by Parry and Melissa Tomlin, earning 2 more legs towards her Master Hunter and leaving just one more leg to get, hopefully this coming weekend.
We had the good fortune and pleasure of excellent bracemates and Handlers all weekend, which made for highly enjoyable braces with great teamwork between us handlers, sportsmanship, conversation, quality of handling and the quality of the dogs work.
Yes Steve, this was a GOOD weekend
Not too bad for a couple of weekends of ahemmm, "work"
I should add that Gunner finished up in Grand style with a 60-70 yard retrieve on a very lightly "nicked" bird and proceeded to Honor his bracemate on point(she was released from her Honor while he was making the long retrieve and made a find within 10 yards), while in the middle of his retrieve and while still holding the very much alive bird. He completed the retrieve to hand and then went on to give another Honor of her from 50 yards when they were unable to shoot her 1st bird for her. He had 5 finds during his brace on the back course and in the birdfield.
Way to go Bruce!!! AND congrats to all the owners. You all have dogs to be proud of and a trainer/handler that is okay too!
AND Bruce...... WORK?!?!?!?
You call playing with dogs all day work??