Discussion in 'Gundog Training, Fieldwork, & Field Trials' started by Karen, May 8, 2018.
Wow! What amazing dogs you have! I still can't get my head around a 100m blind without shot...
I know!!!!! I couldn't believe it... We were all in the waiting zone, absolutely horrified at the thought of what the task entailed! We were the first group, and Poppy was the fourth dog in the group. The first three dogs were all over the show, being whistled hither and yon, and took ages to get the dummy. OH lined Poppy up, and somehow - somehow!!! - she just knew where to go. She headed off a bit downwind, and must have suddenly got the scent of the dummy because she changed direction when she was at the right distance, and went straight to the bush where the dummy was hidden, without OH even having to whistle once!! You should have seen everyone's faces when she arrived back in record time without a whistle having been blown, it was priceless!!!
The others in the waiting zone hadn't even realized she'd STARTED the task, let alone that she was back with the dummy!
Wish I could've seen that...but it sounds like blink and you would have missed it!
It was a glory moment, all right... bless her. She's such a little thing, and no great beauty (well, we think she's beautiful, but you know what I mean). She gets a bit overlooked in comparison with the other fabulous goldies, flatcoats and chessies... but then she pulls off something like this, and everyone has to stop to lift their chin off the ground
Poppy is a star x
She's got all going on upstairs such a bright dog. X
Go Poppy and Merlin ! What a brilliant pair of dogs , and Mum did well too ! xx Not a beauty ?? Oh come on Karen , Poppy is divine xxxx
Ooooh, look! I found a photo of OH and Poppy, just where the judge is explaining the long blind to them! OH is going 'WHERE?????', and Pops is saying 'Yeah, I got it'...
Sounds like a great day for all. Poppy and Merlin did you proud, bless them xx Well done Karen and OH. xxb
OK...no wonder you are glowing with pride..I can (sort of...) send Bramble for a blind when she is committed to a landmark...err like a tree...