Sunday, May 11, 2014

A new FDJ!

 I joined up with the Vancouver Island Pointing Dog Club for their field test held at the Cowichan Exhibition Grounds yesterday. I was a little nervous because I hadn't had time to get Libby out in the field again since the last two tests we ran and I really wanted her to pass. A third pass would mean a new Field Dog Junior title for her...and guess what?? We did it! I'm getting a little ahead of myself though...

The day was bright but overcast which was perfect, not too hot for people or dogs but no drenching rain either. The fields were lush and green and only one part was a bit swampy, so perfect conditions.

 I love the backdrop of Mt Prevost, isn't it beautiful?

I was only able to snap a few photos on my iPhone so I don't have any pictures in the field but Libby ranged well, worked the air currents, and locked on point when she found her bird. I was THRILLED!

My original start in purebred dogs was with German Shorthaired Pointers but Libby is the first one I have taken into the field and it's such a thrill. Watching dogs do what they were bred to do....there's nothing like it, and instinct is amazing.
I do plan to move on to the next level (Field Dog) with her which means I really do need my own birds........I may have created my own monster. ;)

Hope you had a wonderful weekend, and a very Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms out there!