Monday, November 8, 2010
New Junior Hunter Savi!
We are so proud of nine month old Savi, Grayhart's Shear Genius,NSD,CGC, for earning her AKC Junior Hunter (JH) title this past Saturday at the Nutmeg Weimaraner Club Hunt Test in Simsbury, CT. Savi finished in style earning awesome scores of a 10 in Bird Finding and a 9 in hunting. She had a blast running the course and found five birds, even retrieving one of them to hand, and I literally had to drag her off the course when the judges called time. She just loves hunting for those birds. Since she was already entered in the Sunday test, we ran her for fun and she received her 5th JH leg, a bumper leg as we call it, and then was asked to run as the bye dog in the last Junior brace, where right after the breakaway, she pointed a walking chukkar.
Savi completed her JH in four straight tests. Now, we will concentrate on training her for Senior and Master hunter, while she continues to train for the show and agility rings.
Always fun to travel and trial with friends, along for the ride was my friend, Lilly and her girl, Missy, CH Hibourne's Ain't Misbehavin,CD,NSD, who qualified in Junior Hunter both days for her 2nd and 3rd JH legs. We celebrated the girls successes with a lovely dinner Saturday night and then were quite surprised when the hotel upgraded us to a three room suite! The dogs thought that was just fabulous and had a party running around and then finally settled down when I gave them yummy knuckle bones to chew on.
Jam was entered in the Senior tests however, was not steady on her birds in the back course and therefore did not qualify. She hunted well but just could not contain that high drive and hold point while I flushed the birds. Train, train, and train until the Spring tests...