I’ve been at this dog thing for almost 30 years now, so, I have a pretty good idea as to what it takes to win. But sometimes a dog can develop into even more than you hoped when you first start working. That was the case with Wild Apple Spot On who, as you know if you follow this blog, had an very good fall derby season and showed maturity beyond his young age. This winter in Kentucky and on our quail hunting trip to Kansas I began to seer just how good he might become. Now, while still a derby, he has one his first championship with a big exciting race and seven perfect finds on liberated quail at the ABHA Regional Championship held on the Dunn Farm in Lebanon, KY. He ran in the first brace and set the bar so high that none of the other dogs could move him out of the championship title. I’ll write more soon when I do the full report of the trial but just wanted to get word up here.
Congratulations on the championship! I look forward to reading more about Spot. I am a serious pleasure hunter in north Missouri, I too hunt Kansas and used to run dogs in NBHA and AFTCA walking trials. I don’t normally read blogs but can relate and enjoy the “replays” of you and your dogs.