We finally did it - Jam earned her 1st Senior Hunter leg!!! We attended the Delaware Valley German Wirehaired Pointer AKC Hunt Test weekend held at the beautiful Freeland Kennel Club in Weatherly, PA.
On Sunday, Jam had terrific scores of 9's in trainablility and bird finding. Qualifying for a Senior Hunter leg is not easy and we had a particularly challenging run. After making it through the back course with numerous coveys of Quail, once in the bird field, Jam had to stand thru FOUR chukkars being flushed - gunners missed 2, one self released and the other flew towards the club house so couldn't be shot. We really worked for this leg and I am mighty proud of my girl. Jam isn't even 2 1/2 years old and is considered young to be competing at this high a level of the hunt test program.
We were lucky to have our friend, Tom Davis, who owns Trixie's littermate, Ellie, hang out with us at the test and generously took pictures of my girls....you know us, we always have our personal pup-a-razzi along. I'll post all of those pictures with a full report of the runs later this week.
Jam in the bird field, holding an intense point, while I go to flush the Chukkar