Saturday September 17 (AKC Event #2022441909) and
Sunday September 18 (AKC Event #2022441910)
at Rebel Ridge Farms in Elkton MD
ALSO this weekend:
Mock Junior Hunt Tests for Pointing and for Retrieving breeds and an Open House on Saturday 9/17, and Spaniel Working Dog (WD) tests on Sunday 9/18
The rest of this web page is about the Spaniel Hunting Tests and WD Tests. Follow the link to learn more about the Pointing and Retrieving mock hunt tests and the Open House.
MSDA held two days — two separate events — of AKC Spaniel Hunting Tests at Rebel Ridge Farms in Elkton MD. Rebel Ridge provides spacious grounds, ample ponds, and excellent fall cover. (They let the grass grow extra tall just for our hunt test weekend!) Thank-yous all around to the judges, George Cacchio, Noel Cacchio, Mary Lou Dunn and Jean-Marie Tate as well as the gunners, entrants, committee members, other organizers and the many volunteers who make this happen!
There were 37 entries on Saturday and 34 on Sunday. Also on Sunday, seven dogs participated in Working Dog tests for selected spaniel breeds. In all, we had one or more of the following breeds entered: Boykin Spaniel, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Clumber Spaniel, English Cocker Spaniel, English Springer Spaniel, Flat-Coated Retriever, Golden Retriever, Irish Water Spaniel, Labrador Retriever , Standard Poodle and Sussex Spaniel.
Here are some photos. (Click on any picture to enlarge it and move through the slideshow.)
Taken by Ken Harringer:
A few more:
And some of the happy recipients of ribbons this weekend:
If you’re on Facebook, more photos are posted on MSDA’s private group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/mdsportingdog.
If you have questions about these MSDA Spaniel Hunting Tests, please contact Steve Roth via HuntingChair@mdsportingdog.org .
Last, but not least, if you are an MSDA member, and you learned something or just had a great day with your dog, please consider sharing your progress via our new “Member Milestones“.