Posts Tagged ‘Field Trials’

Dave Walker Bird Dog Training Seminar

February 18th, 2013 No comments
Jon at Dave Walker Training Camp Dave Walker is one of my bird dog training heroes. We have had the pleasure of hosting his bird dog training seminars in our area for the past several years. He is one of the most successful pro trainers and field trial competitors still alive today. He has that uncanny ability to read a dog's body language and understand what they are thinking. This puts him head and shoulders above the rest as I think reading a dog is the most important skill to acquire in bird dog training. You have to know when to back off, or when the dog is ready to kick it up one notch. Dave Walker can do it, flawlessly. Join us this summer for our 2013 Utah Bird Dog Training Camp. Dave Walker will grace us with two solid days of bird dog instruction and hands on classes. Dave Walker uses live birds in his training and prefers to work with you (the handler) and your dog as a team. He will save you a lot of time and trouble and can even help your through those training trouble spots. He will be going over steady to wing and shot, force fetching, backing and honoring, and introduction to birds and gun. This seminar is for all ages and skill levels, puppies to finished dogs. Don't miss out on this chance. Click for more details about the 2013 Dave Walker Bird Dog Seminar.

Sis Takes First Place

October 1st, 2012 No comments
Sis Derby First Place We are really excited about how Sis is progressing in her field trialing. She took a first place this past weekend at a Vizsla trial in Nebraska. She had 3 nice finds and impressed a lot of bird dog trainers at the trial. We are especially proud of her as she is a product of our own breeding (Sue X Luke's first litter). Her littermate brother Tucker is really doing well at field trial competitions as well, but he is taking the fall off to go hunting for wild birds. So far she has only competed in puppy and derby stake but we are hoping to finish her next year and get her FC title. A special thanks to Ben Garcia at Hideaway Kennels. Ben has done a great job in training and handling Sis in field trial competitions. Last weekend she took home a 4th place ribbon at the Skyline Brittany Club trial in Colorado. If you think you might like a field trial dog or a fine hunting companion, check out the repeat Sue X Luke breeding coming up in 2013.

Sis Going Back to Field Trials

March 8th, 2012 No comments
Sis Pointing Head High Our young female Brittany "Sis" is doing really well. We have had her out on quite a few birds and she is standing nicely. She is such a docile dog around people but when she gets in the field she is dynamite. A lot of energy and a very hard driving dog. She is definitely the biggest running bird dog in our kennel so far. Her brother and litter mate "Tucker" won a few big derby stakes this year in the south. Sis will be heading back to Hideaway Kennels in a few weeks to get back on the field trial circuit with Ben Garcia. He is a great handler and an excellent bird dog trainer. His training DVD titled "First Steps" is all about starting your dog right and having a great first year. Can't wait for him to film his next DVD. Sis will be going for her derby points and then on to be broke and compete in gun dog stakes. We are excited about this young dog. She is the first fruits of our own breeding.

Earning the AKC FC- Field Champion Title

January 19th, 2010 No comments
So you got a new brittany puppy and you want to train him to be a field champion. Well, what does it take to earn the AKC field champion or FC title? When you get looking at brittany pedigrees you will start to notice some funny abbreviations attached to registered names. Titles like CH - Champion, FC - Field Champion, DC - Dual Champion, AFC - Amateur Field Champion are the most common. Many brittany owners are happy to own a well-trained hunting dog and to be able to load up and go hunting every weekend. Other brittany owners want to compete against other dogs and see who has the best bird dog or pointing dog. There are competions for testing hunting skills in the form of AKC Hunt Tests and fun hunts. And there are field trial competitions which last a little longer and test a dogs endurance and bird finding ability in larger spaces.
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