Friday, September 5, 2008
We have spent the last three days in the company of Alain and Marjolaine Ridel from Quebec, Canada, who visted us here at Berne, NY. They brought with them Theo, their seven-month-old teckel imported from France. Theo's registered name is Du Théo de la Meute à Cheops.
We did some blood tracking training and retrieving from water with Theo, who proved to be a very promising pup. And Alain impressed us very much as a dog handler. Theo really excelled at blood tracking, on a difficult 24-hour-old line. He is a very exuberant youngster with a huge personality. We enjoyed working with him and certainly enjoyed Alain and Marjolaine's visit.
The beginning of track
Theo was all business and his nose was glued to the ground.
A biodegradable orange tape hanging from the branch indicates that Theo is on the line.
At the end of the blood line Theo enjoyed tugging and pulling on a deer hide. This was a job very well done!
This dog has a very nice, functional conformation.
Theo proved to be a natural retriever and he loves the water.
Theo's enthusiasm for water is hard to match!
For more pictures taken during Alain and Marjolaine's visit go here