Den 12. august måtte vi desværre sige farvel til en højt elsket labradorhan. Lochiness James Cook kunne ikke mere. Cook var en fantastisk jagthund, og der er et kæmpe tomrum efter ham. At blive sendt i søg med andre hunde sagde ham ikke så meget, til gengæld var han ekspert i “snerterne”. Han så alt! og han gik langt for at fange de fugle, som man ellers aldrig ville have fundet.
Cook var en stor og fysisk meget stærk hund og det var først på hans meget gamle dage at han ind imellem kunne trække lidt på et ben i ny og næ, men når tæverne var i løbetid eller der var mad i farvandet fejlede benene ikke noget!
Cook blev far til en del hvalpe og de positive tilbagemeldinger er talrige. Heldigvis har vi selv sørget for at bringe hans gode gener videre gennem hans datter Lochiness Foxberry.
Lochiness James Cook ville være blevet 13 år i december 2018.
On Saturday August 11 Lochinss Han Solo won his third ticket, qualifying him for the title DKBRCH (cold game champion). It was his second win this year, and we are of course really proud about this second “in-house” champion.
Lochiness Han Solo finally achieved his second his second ticket. This time at the cold game test (B-test). It was not an easy test which was made apparent as all of the eight dogs, that “survived” the final tast, was awarded. Now the pressure is on yours truly to obtain the final ticket for the title.
This same day – April 15th – one of our young bitches Partridge Frozen Fantazy (DKBRCH DKWTCH Thirsgaards I Caught Fire – IRFTCH Shimnavale Excalibur) was awarded an excellent in the beginners class.
The 5th of June we took four dogs to working test in the North of Jutland Partridge Frozen Fantazy (Tazy), was finally getting her obedience test, Lochiness Han Solo, Fernshot Cricket og Lochiness Clotworthy Dobbin were all entered in the working test. The first two in open class and Dobbin in novice.Two awards and placed in the top four
The test was apparently somewhat harder than intended, but the posts were straightforward and a fun to do. Tazy passed her obedience test and was best dog in her category. She recieved her very first prize ever. Solo needed a bit more luck this time and missed a dummy on his very last post. But Dobbin passed and was placed as no 4 out of 20. Only four dogs passed. Cricket also did really well and was placed as runner-up in a class of 30 entered dogs. Only five dogs passed open class.
At the cold game test top class (B-proeve) in Karup, region Midtjylland on Maj 27 Solo achieved a COM – certificate of merrit. It was a very satisfactory result from a most challenging test. Jon Andersen and team had organized a really creative and exciting layout, and it was a pleasure to attend. Only 10 dogs out of the 35 passed the two preliminary tests and of the seven in the finals only 5 completed, which tells you something about the level of competition. One can not be anything but satisfied with a dog who now for the third time has made it to the finals earning a place among the top three or an award.