Hunting Dogs

In July, the Whid Isle Brittany Club hosted the annual AKC approved Hunt Test.  The test was held on the grounds of the Canine Country Club in Fall City, Washington.  Particpants came from all over Washington state, Idaho, Oregon and western Canada, or just a few miles away (me)  to have their pointing breeds tested in the field and scored by AKC judges.

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field test in Fall City, WA

I participated for the first time with Glory, our French Brittany.  With high expectations of our one year old puppy  to pass the junior level easily, because she is just a natural at it, I was excited to be handed a ribbon after our test! I went in to the test with the gut feeling that she could do it, all on her own with barely any training yet to date!  Looking at her score sheets, I noticed that the name on it was not hers and the listed Breed was not right either.  What a bummer…. Glory did not qualify for the Junior Hunter.   We have a lot of training to do and will require time in the field.

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Master Hunting Dog Test

Master Hunting Dog Test

On the second day I was given the opportunity to plant birds and was able to watch these master hunting dogs work the field, an awesome site to see.  In order to cover the distance and have a clear visual of the dogs, the Judges are the one’s on horseback.  The event was held for 2 days and I would recommend anyone interested in hunting dogs or just with the curiosity to see these hunting dogs at work.

Here are a few links you may be interested in:  Whid Isle Brittany Club,  AKC ,  American Brittany Club and Sun Country Bretons


Posted by: Bill

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4 Responses to Hunting Dogs

  1. Mrs. Kain August 12, 2012 at 8:55 am #

    Beautiful pictures, interesting topic, enjoyed reading this Bill. Thought of it again when observing our son’s untrained Brittney…how fun would this be for those two!

  2. Linda Torgeson August 24, 2012 at 12:51 pm #

    Great to finally see Glory! Loved reading the story, Bill. We’ll look for more!

  3. marla September 30, 2012 at 6:16 pm #

    Great read Bill, thanks for sharing! I would love to come watch a trial some time so let me know when it is back out here in our area.

    • Swan September 30, 2012 at 8:31 pm #

      Glad you enjoyed it Marla! I will be sure to let you know when the next one comes up.

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