Today he officially became a "Duck Dawg". Those six months of daily sessions paid off when Carol's "Doodle" proved that his genetics of the Standard Poodle X Labrador Retriever could become an acceptable field performer if given a chance. Remi served as back up retriever for any that were too difficult for 8 month old Rusty. We ended up with three for our season opener, two were retrieved by Rusty.
September 2010 forward :: Rusty's 1st Hunt, Sep 2010 slideshow by NevadaJim - Photobucket
Good boy Rusty, good girl Remi!
Good job, Rusty! And, good job, Jim, for doing such a fine job of training Rusty to be a duck dawg!
Hi Paw Rusty! I especially love the one of Rusty and Remi in the boat with their catch.
Blackie and Ranger ...............................Reggie: 1996-2010 "Fly Reggie Fly"
That's it Rusty...Daddy knew you could do it all along. You are an awesome duck dawg. High Paw handsome.
Is he harder to get cleaned up then Remi and Cappy? I would think with the curly longer fur getting the pond goo out would be harder.
Karon and Cinnamon
Very cool! Congrats to both of you! Do you know of anyone else using a doodle to hunt?
Sharon, Blaise and Diesel.
WTG Rusty! And Remi too!
~Veronica and Nikki~
Sweet Emma, 16th of February 1996~26th of November 2010
Always in my heart and soul. Together forever, my love....
Nikki 6 months
Well .... all three of them are impatiently sitting here waiting for me to finish so we can start loading up for morning hunt number 2. More to follow ...