Aug. 10, 2009
Two vouchers for Eukanuba dog food to the winning answer this week. Since a great supporter of the retriever world is sponsoring the quiz and the Final’s shotgun course is a mock duck hunt, let’s roll with a retriever question.
Scenario: A timber hunt with calling, dog stand, waders, and Bubba gunners—the real deal. In-line double on left, big swing to the right for an incoming, breaking bird. Judges instruct you to have “Biscuit” pick up the go bird, then retrieve a blind that is on a line under the arc of the double. The judges have declared the double “poisoned” until the blind is retrieved to hand.
To Answer: You are in the gallery with some friends who have never seen any type of retriever trial or hunt test. They want you to explain what is happening, what the terminology means, and what the judges expect to see from the handler/dog team.