Our new Llewellin Setter, Neely was born 2 weeks ago! Should be coming home beginning of July, might be ready for some light upland hunts this fall, nothing major just some training and getting birds in his nose. Cant wait! HANK
Thanks Jim! Going nuts, cant wait to start training and will be hitting you up for a ton of info...going from a Lab to a Setter is a big adjustment and we will need all the help we can get! Getting together to train would be great, would love to get up to the camp for a hunt and you are more than welcome to come up, will definitely be in touch! HANK
I feel ya! We should be picking up our GSP the middle of June. Definitely looking forward to shooting some birds at camp this fall. If there are as many woodcock around as last year it will be good for the pup!
If either of you are interested we are running a NAVHDA event in Hopkinton, at Sharps farm tomorrow all day. Stop by and ask for Jim, I'll be glad to show you around and you can watch some young pups getting tested for Natural Ability. Today we tested 2 NA dogs and 4 Utility dogs. One utility got a prize one, two prize two's and a shorthair that just couldn't get steady in the field didn't prize. I'd love to hunt behind the shorthair cuz he has a nose like no one's business...he just couldn't control his feet. He had to creep at the gun shot btw...Sharps farm is on Little Frost road. Hope to see some of you there.
The Chapter is the Merrimack Valley NAVHDA. We use both the water side below the dam and also the fields at Sharps farm. We ran 20 Natural ability dogs and 4 Utility dogs this weekend. The president of NAVHDA international flew in from Wisconsin to be our senior judge. Dave Trahan was also judging and Carol is the chapter president.
I might check out the chapter. I really liked the Yankee chapter but its a bit of a drive.
Hank, did you make it out of camp on Monday? We got stuck at camp. Road washed out in 4 places. Worked all day and were able to get out about 5:30 but stayed the night. No since fighting the traffic till midnight!
Yeah, had a great weekend, the Connecticut was really high and the corn fields looked like rice patties. ;D We left around 7:00 and hit zero traffic. Wanted to get up friday night but the Bruins were on...PRIORITIES!!!! Plus, ended taking my wife to the ER...a friends 130 lb. mastiff decided to use her arm as a chew toy, so a 2" gash and 4 stitches later we rushed home to catch the last period of the Bruins win.
Jim, definitely keep me posted about the field trials, will try to make it to one soon...I know Llewellins arent versatiles but to see how pointers and setters are trained would be awesome! Thanks, HANK