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       Monthly Spaniel Report

 The Spaniel group conducts their weekly training sessions on Saturdays at the Horse Pasture. We typically start at 9 AM or 10 AM temperature dependant. We welcome spaniels of all ages to join our group. We have spaniels at our sessions of all levels of training and experience from started dogs to seasoned hunting companions. We also welcome other flushing breeds and their handlers seeking to improve their upland hunting skills.

On a typical training day we first work with puppies and then move to the older dogs. There are several experienced spaniel and flushing dog handlers present who can provide sound training advice and assistance for helping develop your spaniel or other flushing dog into a reliable hunting companion. The goal of our training is first and foremost to produce excellent hunting companions. Training includes all aspects of upland hunting work: finding game, flushing game, and retrieving game on land and water.

In addition to our regular training sessions, we sponsor an AKC Spaniel Field Trial in late March or early April. This trial is a competitive event involving dogs from all over the country. We also sponsor an AKC Spaniel Hunt Test and a HRC Upland Hunt Test. Hunt tests are non-competitive events testing the dog to a standard of performance. The dates of these events are listed in the calendar of events on this web site.

Some years the handlers put on Training Evaluation Day events. These are fun events to see how well your flushing dog is progressing with training and how they handle hunting situations. It’s a great way to prepare for the upcoming bird hunting season. This event is open to all flushing breeds. A picnic lunch is provided following the field work. Stories, yarns and even outright truths are told to add to the fun of the day’s event.


For additional information on Spaniel and upland training or events, contact the Spaniel board members listed on the Contact page of this website.

SPANIELS

Ross Bruner trains a brace of Clumbers.  Buster wins the puppy stakes!  Beam.    

Ross Bruner trains a brace of Clumbers.

Buster wins the puppy stakes!

Beam.

Annie is hi point dog for 2006 and placed second at the Cocker Nationals

Death of a ditch Parrot Gillie leading the pack. Jack and Dottie last day of the season 2006. Owen Metcalf's Master Hunter Belle.

Death of a Ditch Parrot.

Gillie leading the pack.

Jack and Dottie last day of the season 2006.

Owen Metcalf's Master Hunter Belle.

Steve Petri and his Boykin Gypsy. Shooter contemplates his next move. Wayne Fredricksons Boykin Spaniel Betsy. Seer and John Wright 2nd place 2006 Canadian National Championships.

Steve Petri and his Boykin Gypsy.

Shooter contemplates his next move.

Wayne Fredricksons Boykin Spaniel Betsy.

Seer and John Wright 2nd place 2006 Canadian National Championships.

Cocker Spaniel Malarchy. Tori & Niki  Search team of Cocker Spaniels find John and Kiku Hanes. Bandit says "This is why it's good to be me."

Cocker Spaniel Malarchy.

Tori & Niki

Search team of Cocker Spaniels find John and Kiku Hanes.

Bandit says "This is why it's good to be me."



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