Dudley Sportsmen's Club
Southbridge Road, PO Box 1394, Dudley, MA 01571
TO: Cathy Fleming
FROM: Todd P. Girard
DATE: January 10, 2012
RE: an evaluation of our "Lacy" as she works in the Field
This letter has been prepared in regards to a field evaluation of two young pups a handsome male named Robert and a beautiful female named Lacy. Dogs look great, muscle definition was great, overall personalities were awesome, very driven in the field. They could be show or hunting dogs.
A hunting evaluation was performed on Sunday January 8, 2012 under normal field conditions. The weather was seasonably warm with great scenting conditions for the test. The evaluation was performed at Dudley Sportsmen Club in the typical training testing area of the club. The area is a mixed wooded area with an associated stream and woody shrub swamp. The area also has an open grassy field area with dense vegetation border ideal for upland bird habitat.
Both dogs were exposed to a mix of bobwhite quail and chuckar partridge. The birds were flight conditioned and very explosive when taking flight. Both dogs did a great sweep of the area. Working nice closed loops and covering the ground in an efficient and effective manor. Both dogs had no problem locating either species of game bird in the field or wooded area. Robert worked the area with a great amount of enthusiasm that is very typical of Cady Falls dogs. He held point and was steady to flight on his points and flushes. Robert retrieved a downed bird with a very soft mouth and is doing very good for his age. He is becoming a bird machine. For being only 12 months old I am very impressed with him. Robert has a lot of potential and will make his owner very pleased when he returns home.
Lacy is a five month old female who had a great time finding quail and chucker. She is very responsive in the field and has high drive. She has a great steady point and was steady to wing. She covers the ground with a light graceful gate that is a delight to watch work. For being so young she is doing great, she is very birdie and is already ahead of most 5 month old pups. I believe she will be a great field dog and appears to have awesome potential as a show dog.
As is always it was a great day working with you and your dogs. You are welcome to train and hunt at Dudley Sportsmen Club at any time. I look forward to our next session with you and your great dogs!