One oddity: she has the most relaxed point of any bird dog I have ever encountered. As I approach a point she seems to be smiling, relaxed, watching me come closer, tail high but waving. No bug eyed, every muscle tense, classic pose. As I get close she will stiffen just a bit, particularly if I raise a hand to caution her to be staunch. I've about decided that I don't care. We don't compete in trials, and we kill plenty of birds, and we both are having great fun. Seems like enough.
2 weeks ago