Juniper Spring 2017

NAVHDA Natural Ability

Navhda Spring 2017

Cliff and Juniper made their debut at the Treasure Valley NAVHDA (North American Versatile Dog Association) Spring test. They entered with high expectations; however, as often happens with versatile field work, everything didn’t go perfectly. There are many ways to hit a snag in such a test. The result can be summed up in one word– disappointment or absolute elation depending upon conditions and performance. Nevertheless, more often than not the experience falls somewhere between the two extremes. You might remember George recently netted a Prize III in the Natural Ability. His owner was somewhat disillusioned, but after the dust settled, it is clear that earning a prize is the goal. Everyone wants the Prize I but if it were easy (and a sure thing), it would not be the standard. Then too–there is perspective. Things get missed by judges, and it is in their discretion to award points.

Prize III

Juniper also netted a Prize III. She would not enter the water without a dummy. When this happens, you cannot earn anything higher than the Prize III. Her bird work was excellent in the field. She didn’t do great on her track even though it is something she does excellent in training.

The NAVHDA Experience

The NAVHDA experience can be challenging. The process requires systematic training and development of various versatile field skills. It just makes you better all around. We highly recommend this to all our hunters. The first time can be a bit intimidating, but once you figure it out, you see the value. Here are some photos of her working around OwyheeStar in preparation for the big event.

Thank You to NAVHDA and the local folks that make this club work!


About OwyheeStar

We are Professional Weimaraner breeders--with forty years experience at raising puppies. For many years, we have focused exclusively on the Weimaraner! If you are considering the Weimaraner, or live with one, we welcome you to sign up to our blog. We sincerely hope you will find the information, the stories, and varied posts insightful (as well as entertaining). To those who live with an OwyheeStar Weimaraner, we send special thanks. We appreciate the photos, the news, and your friendship. Thank you for being a part of the extended OwyheeStar family.

Posted on June 11, 2017, in Information and Education. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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