Monday, April 26, 2010

New Junior Hunter title for Monty!

Monty is now Grayhart's Stone Free, JH! Monty earned his last required leg to finish his Junior Hunter title at the Eastern German Shorthair Pointer Club hunt test on Saturday at Buttonwood Preserve in NJ. He was handled and has been trained by me, his breeder and is a joy to run. This is Junior Hunter #3 for the Trixie x Parker litter, and #4 for dam Trixie.

Thank you to Monty's owners for their support and allowing me the opportunity to borrow and train this wonderful boy! He has an outstanding temperament, has tons of natural ability and loves running in the field. Now, we start training for Senior Hunter with sister Jam.

The day was not just about running the dogs but visiting with friends, celebrating their successful runs and playing with the dogs.
Monty's sire, Parker, BISS CH HiBourne's It's All About Me, earned his first JH leg! Congrats to owner/breeder Bonnie Lane.
Parker with his qualifying ribbon.
Mia in a stack and then relaxing
We were thrilled that Michele and Mia, Grayhart's American Woman, were able to come and spend the day. Michele learned all about hunt tests, was able to watch Monty and Parker run in Junior and see Jam in the bird field during her Senior run. One of the EGSP club members was extremely helpful and explained how Senior Hunter works and what the dogs were doing and what the judges were looking for while Jam and her brace mate were working the bird field. A great opportunity for them to learn about the more advanced and challenging levels of hunt tests. We worked with Michele and Mia on some show handling and Jenna Iacobellis, a professional handler, was kind enough to stack Mia for us to get the lovely stack shot.

Although we didn't get any pictures of Savi, she was with us and had a blast playing with all different kinds of pointing dogs, demanding attention from people and was rewarded with a bird to carry around...a great day for our little pup!

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