Two more master upland legs

May 12, 2019

Emma picked up two more master upland legs yesterday at the Valley Forge Field Trial Association Spring 2019 Spaniel Hunt Test at Dancing Bears Farm in Landenberg, Pennsylvania. Tougher than usual spaniel hunt test.  Two hunt tests were run in parallel in one day.  The master land work was entirely in heavy woods, as was the hunt dead on land. The water retrieve and hunt dead on water were both held in a fast running, wide stream. Chukars on land and pheasants at the creek.  Emma needs two more legs to earn her MHU title.

From the AKC Breed Standard:

The Flat-Coated Retriever is a versatile family companion hunting retriever with a happy and active demeanor, intelligent expression, and clean lines. The Flat-Coat has been traditionally described as showing “power without lumber and raciness without weediness.” The distinctive and most important features of the Flat-Coat are the silhouette (both moving and standing), smooth effortless movement, head type, coat and character.