Ely passes Backwater Retriever club's master hunter test in North Webster Indiana 4/5/2009 Ely gets back to back finished passes at Kankakee's spring hunt in Indiana 4/18/2009 4/19/2009
Ely goes two for two in Wisconsin to gain two more finished passes 4/25/2009 4/26/2009
Ely and Cain have a good weekend in Canada. The Kingseed crew crossed the border to run the Essex HRC hunt test this weekend. 5/2/2009 and 5/3/2009. Cain grabbed a UKC finished pass on Sunday and Ely is on a major roll picking up finished passes on both Saturday and Sunday. The guys in Canada put on a very solid finished test with a pass rate of just over 50%.
Ely has another good weekend in Wi. 5/11/2009 We went to run Fox River Valley's akc master hunter test and Ely just killed it. This makes four consecutive master passes. He needs only two more for his title.
What a weekend we had at the Great Lakes HRC hunt test. (5/16 and 5/17) The Kingseed crew ran seven test and brought home six ribbons. Ely was stellar both days and earned two more finished passes. Cain killed it on Saturday and got himself another finished pass. The big yella boy was looking great on Sunday until the diversion bird got him a little to excited. This guy can really do the work, we just gotta talk him into obeying these UKC rules. Patti made her dog handling debut and got two Started passes with Lucy. (congrat.s to big momma and Lucy) And finally we Let wild Bill run his first test on Saturday and he was a crowd favorite. The young guy is pretty animated and really loves this stuff. We think he is going to be a good one.
We ended the spring hunt test season with a bang at the Central Mi. hrc hunt test. 5/30 and 5/31. Cane put it all together for two straight days and got himself a pair of finished passes. The pass rate was around 50 percent and the big guy made it look very easy both days. Patti and her Lucy dog got another started pass on Sunday and are looking forward to a break to have some puppy's.
After a small break we hit the road again on 7/18 & 7/19 for Marsh Banks AKC Master test and it was a blood bath. From the field of 56 dogs in our flight 15 passed. Ely got out of there with a ribbon and his fifth straight Master pass. Onemore pass and we add the MH title to his name.
Another good weekend performance by Ely at Wolverine retriever club's AKC Master test. (7/25 and 7/26) He earned his sixth straight pass and the right to be called a master hunter.
Another trip to Wisconsin proved to be well worth the drive. It was a combined effort by Wisill and Badger state hrc clubs. They put on a nice two day hunt test (8/22 & 8/23) where Billy passed back to back seasoned test and Lucy passed Saturday for her SHR title and again on Sunday just for fun. Oh ya, Patti found out about that whole get soaked after you title a dog thing. Nice work Lucy and Patti, nice work!!!!!
It was a great weekend on Harsens Island ( Sept. 5/6 ) The Kingseed truck rolled in with two dogs and rolled out with four ribbons. Ryan Vannest's dog Chaos stormed through two started test, being steady at the bucket and delivering to hand. And Billy earned his Hunting Retriever title at just eleven months old. He did a very nice job getting several compliments from both the judges and the gallery.
The 2009 season could not have ended any better. Tim and Ely left on October 14 for Union City Tennessee and returned home from Giddings Texas on November 2 with a Grand Hunting Retriever Champion title and a Master National pass. These are accomplishments some dogs strive for over the course of a lifetime and Ely got it done in just three years. These were two very difficult test and to get through both in the course of three weeks is special.
We set out this year to prove we have some special dogs and that we are implementing a very solid program. I hope our track record will show this to be true. The only thing a dog trainer has to stand on are his or her results. I hope the following will speak loudly for our program.
7 passes in 8 started test - 88% pass rate (85% is typical)
4 passes in 4 seasoned test - 100% pass rate (40% is typical)
12 passes in 16 finished test - 75% pass rate (40 % is typical)
4 passes in 4 master hunter test - 100% pass rate (30% is typical)
2 passes in 3 Grand test - 67% pass rate (20% is typical)
1 pass in 1 Master National - 100% pass rate (40% is typical)
(this is the season total of all dogs campaigned, client dogs included)
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