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Friday, September 27, 2013

DAY SEVEN – Test Four – Flight B – Buffalo Wallow – Ed Arnett and Laura Judd

Buffalo Wallow is a triple with a diversion, two blinds and an honor using rooster pheasants. The order was right, left flyer and middle. The diversion bird is thrown as the dog returns with the third bird. The dog runs the left blind and then the right blind, before retrieving the diversion bird. It is taking between 4.5 to 6 minutes per dog.

With an exceptionally strong wind from the south, Flight B will be running "Buffalo Wallow" with the wind at their back. Watching the marks, all of the dogs we saw did nice work. The diversion bird and shot seem to really influence the left hand blind. Handlers had to really work on the mat to line up the dogs correctly for the blind and often needed a few quick whistles to get the correct line. The high grass on either side of the slot through the trees to the right hand blind challenges the handlers to keep their dogs on line.

Dan Heard describes the test …

#84 Trish Jagoda and Silverbrook Joey's Girl, MH (Lucy)

#89 Jody Ware and Lock Five's April Foolya, MH (Tricky) 
#93 Barry Smith and Silver Creek Jessie, MH (Jessie)  
AKC Rep Wayne Bleazard 
#99 Dave Kress and High Mileage JB's Believer, MH MNH (Faith)


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