2015 French Brittany Field Trials

 

It’s that time of year again!

Last year, Wheat and I attended the 12th Annual French Brittany Field Trials in Quincy, Florida just to take it all in.  We didn’t have a dog in the fight, so to speak, but it’s magic to watch those pretty little dogs work, so we didn’t mind.

This year (last weekend), our little Juin competed in the Puppy Division!  We are so proud of that little bit.

A bit of background: This field trial began in 2003 when a handful of friends, (namely my dad’s great friend, Galt) got together to have a Puppy Trial.  Every year since, the event has grown as did the circle of friends with French Britts.  Now, there are nearly 30 dogs in the trials, a catered BBQ lunch, trophies, and afternoon hunts. We are so grateful to be included!

This year, we began at 7:45 or so with donuts from Reynolds Donuts in Quincy (some of the best donuts you’ll ever have).

Reynolds Donuts at 2015 French Brittany Field Trials | Oysters & Pearls

Our Louie competed in the Old Timer’s Division right off the bat.  At 14 and a half, he was the oldest Britt there!  I couldn’t get a good picture of it… but despite his poor eye sight, lack of hearing, and a long-gone sense of smell, Louie did great.  And by great, I mean he walked around for a few minutes, flushed a couple quail by accident, and got carried back to the quail buggy.

Next up were the puppies!  Juin competed against 7 other puppies, and she did so, so well.  We were proud puppy parents!  Prepare to be overwhelmed by pictures of Juin hunting.  And also other dogs hunting.  Having a French Brittany means you are obsessed with all French Brittanys.

Juin, 7 months, 2015 French Brittany Field Trials | Oysters & Pearls

Juin also made some new friends. :)

2015 French Brittany Field Trials | Oysters & Pearls

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Wheat and June, 2015 French Brittany Field Trials | Oysters & Pearls

Wheat and June, 2015 French Brittany Field Trials | Oysters & Pearls

Wheat and June, 2015 French Brittany Field Trials | Oysters & Pearls

After Juin, we watched all the other dogs give it a go.  I love seeing all the dogs each year!

Baby, 2015 French Brittany Field Trials | Oysters & Pearls

2015 French Brittany Field Trials | Oysters & Pearls

2015 French Brittany Field Trials | Oysters & Pearls

2015 French Brittany Field Trials | Oysters & Pearls

2015 French Brittany Field Trials | Oysters & Pearls

My dad was the designated shooter again this year.

2015 French Brittany Field Trials | Oysters & Pearls

2015 French Brittany Field Trials | Oysters & Pearls

Juin got called back for another round, and this time I was able to get some much better pictures of her in action.  A French Brittany on point is one of the prettiest things you will see in the woods.

2015 French Brittany Field Trials | Oysters & Pearls

Juin On Point, 2015 French Brittany Field Trials | Oysters & Pearls

Juin on Point, 2015 French Brittany Field Trials | Oysters & Pearls

Juin on Point, 2015 French Brittany Field Trials | Oysters & Pearls

Juin on Point, 2015 French Brittany Field Trials | Oysters & Pearls

Juin, 2015 French Brittany Field Trials | Oysters & Pearls

Wheat has been working with Juin so much since we brought her home, and he was awfully proud of how well she did… we both were!

Wheat and Juin, 2015 French Brittany Field Trials | Oysters & Pearls

And then I managed to get one picture with my mom before the awards ceremony and lunch.

Natalie and Lisa Jo, 2015 French Brittany Field Trials | Oysters & Pearls

Where Juin came in FIRST in the Puppy Division and Second Overall!  We were about to burst.

Juin, Best Puppy and Second Best Overall at 2015 French Brittany Field Trials | Oysters & Pearls

2015 is off to a great start!  Here’s to hoping the rest of it lives up to January.

Until Next Time

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7 thoughts on “2015 French Brittany Field Trials

  1. Jim McClellan

    What beautiful dogs! Also, I hope when I’m old like Louie, someone will be kind enough to let me walk around and flush a few quail, then carry me back to the buggy!!

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  2. Carol Dupree

    I can’t believe that is that adorable puppy and is now that beautiful young girl!!! Congratulations parents! You should be so proud!

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