Monty passed!

Monty starts his track
Test Day has come and gone, and Monty proved himself very well at the N.A.V.H.D.A. Natural Ability test. For not having seen a quail or chukar partridge before, he pointed them quite easily during the field exercise and completed his water retrieves without too much effort. His track of a pheasant was a little more difficult, but Monty did very well there too, pointing and pinning the bird on the edge of a marsh. The judges were impressed with his work ethic and cooperation and rewarded him with a Prize II, 107 points out of a possible 112.

We have more work to do before the season starts, but we’re really looking forward to the fall. In the Merrimack Valley Chapter’s supportive environment, it was a great day for all of the dogs and their owners - everybody passed the test! Thanks also to our frequent guest Don Day for taking his great pictures of the event.