Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A Big Test for the Bandito

The Georgia Region Championships are this weekend in Pavo, GA.  This is National shoot to Retrieve Field Trial Association stuff (NSTRA).  You have to qualify to get in this trial, with either a placement (1st - 3rd) or by being a NSTRA champion.  Young Bandit will be two in April, but he managed to go out and take a third and fourth three weeks ago on the same fields, to qualify for the trial.  I do love to run him and compete with him- "happy" is the only word to describe him.  He's a happy dog!  Whether on point, swimming for a retrieve in the pond, or humping the hills of SE Montana looking for Sharptails, he's just so biddable and pleased to be there.  Well, I've learned over the years, that an almost two Brittany male can go from perfect to "less than" pretty quick.  This should be fun!