Last year we had one litter of seven puppies - out of FC Sky von Moosbach-Zuzelek and FC Mielikki Raptor. They were born on May 10, but it seems like it was just yesterday. Many of them were already tracking last fall and found quite a few deer. We are very proud of them and their owners, who had determination and commitment to work their young dogs on real deer.
On Saturday one of the pups, Uta, finished her AKC field championship, in just three trials, with two 1st placements, one 2nd, and two Absolute wins. You might recall that Uta was the smallest puppy in the litter, and she connected with Cheri Faust in a very special way when Cheri was visiting us last summer. Cheri was smitten with the pup too so I offered her a co-ownership of Uta, which she gladly accepted. The rest, as they say, is a history. Cheri came back to Berne, NY, three weeks later when she bred her Danika to our Sky so we had a chance to see Uta again at 11 weeks. Pictures below show Uta as a puppy. She is staying pretty small, at around 15 lbs.
Anyway, congratulations to Uta on her title! A big thank you to Cheri and Larry for working her in the field and providing so many training opportunities.
|Larry Gohlke and Cheri Faust with Uta before their departure for Wisconsin|