Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:39:06 PST
You asked me to keep you posted, so I’ve attached a picture of “Sterling’s” first hunt last weekend.
She was great! She hunted two straight days with tons of energy. She kept her nose down and was totally obedient working back and forth and NEVER running wild or out of range. She absolutely loved it. The down side is that whereas there was a great deal of “hunting,” there wasn’t much “killing.” We were around Cuba and Belleville, KS and found the Pheasant population to be very poor. Quail wasn’t bad, but the warm weather and wind caused a lot of scattered flights. Sorry that I wasn’t able to get a picture of her pointing. I was always distracted and the birds were very restless, although she didn’t flush any.
Anyway, Sterling caught everyone’s attention and praise. She figured out that finding Pheasant and Quail is the point of the exercise and held tight when encountering a crippled or dead bird. I’m very pleased with her obedience, energy and love to hunt and natural instincts. At not quite six months, I wouldn’t have expected a year-old or more performance from her.
Enjoy the picture.
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 12:21:05 PST
Just dropping you a line to let you know Molly (Stormy/Bo) is now 17 months old and doing great. She has her APLA CPR title, and is working on her AKC JH title. She has seen plenty of birds and has a very stylish point.