~ The Cuteness Factor
It’s been a week already so I thought I’d send you an update. We took Enso (We named him Enso Boone) to the vet on Wednesday for an introduction and there were no concerns overall from the vet other than Enso distracting the entire veterinary office with his cuteness! haha!
I’ve attached a few photos – mostly of him sleeping. It’s tricky to get a photo when he’s awake as he’s usually going 90mph like the typical weim! We got his AKC registration finalized and his microchip registered so we’ve had a good first week. Enso is quite the cuddle-bug. If you’ve got a blanket and a lap to lay on he’s there! 🙂
I hope the rest of the pups are doing well. Perhaps you and Cliff are able to get some rest.
We can agree that it is hard to capture the moment–the Weimaraner has two speeds. 1–Full speed ahead or also called on. 2. Crashed out–sleeping. We are glad things are going well–and we agree he is darned cute.
~ Our Score 112
Hi guys just wanted to drop a quick note. Me and Luna were first alternate and luckily got into the NA test yesterday.
We surprisingly got a prize 1 – 112 score! Wow. I’m still shocked but she did it all and we trained hard. Now just getting ready for hunting season.
Mike and Michelle
–The North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA)
The Natural Ability Test is designed to evaluate the inherent natural abilities of young dogs and gain insight into their possible usefulness as versatile gun dogs. It rates seven important inherited abilities: nose, search, tracking, pointing, water, desire and cooperation. Dogs are eligible for a Natural Ability Test up until, and including, the day they reach 16 months of age. Dogs over 16 months may be run for evaluation only. Dogs over 16 months may only be run if space is available. No prize classification can be awarded the dog run for evaluation.
The Utility Preparatory Test measures the dogs’ development midway through their training toward the Utility Test. No previous testing required.The Utility Test evaluates trained dogs in water and field, before and after the shot, as finished versatile hunting companions as well as many other specific tasks. No previous testing required. The Invitational Test is our highest level of testing. Only those dogs that have achieved a Prize I in Utility are eligible. This limits the entry to exceptional animals who have demonstrated a high level of training and tests their skills in the advanced work.
Breeder Comment on Points Earned
The maximum possible score for a dog running in the NAVHDA Natural Ability Test is 112 Points. You must earn a minimum of 99 points to net a Prize One. Luna got a perfect score–we cannot tell you how difficult it is to achieve this goal. Honestly, it is even more remarkable with the Weimaraner–who can potential flake out at the wrong moment.
To Learn More about competing your Weimaraner with NAVHDA click here!
~Sri and Bella
We appreciate seeing you with the Weimaraner. Sometimes words are not necessary to feel the love. Today–we go with the shorter version. Tomorrow, the blog will require more. (Haha)