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).
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 also made some new friends. :)
After Juin, we watched all the other dogs give it a go. I love seeing all the dogs each year!
My dad was the designated shooter again this year.
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.
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!
And then I managed to get one picture with my mom before the awards ceremony and lunch.
Where Juin came in FIRST in the Puppy Division and Second Overall! We were about to burst.
2015 is off to a great start! Here’s to hoping the rest of it lives up to January.