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Monday, October 13, 2014

DAY 3: Flight C: Mike Collson and Corrine Clavey; Test 2 “Puck”

This test, "Puck," is a land/water triple with a double blind and a walk-up. The Judges requirements are that after all three of the birds are down, you must pick-up one bird of your choice and the handler must then turn to his left and run a land blind under the arc of bird number one at 59 yards. After completing the land blind, the contestant picks up the remaining two birds in the order of their choice and then runs the water blind up the middle. 

As the handler approaches the line, a duck is thrown and lands in the water 35 yards to the left of the line. Then bird number two, far right of the line, is thrown to the left at 110 yards. The flyer is then shot up a hill, landing 124 yards in front of the line. After the handler picks up a bird of his choice, he has to run the land-blind under the arc of bird number one, 59 yards to the left of the line. After the other birds have been picked up, the second water blind crosses three pieces of water and two points of land located 110 yards in front of the line.

The wind was blowing across this test from left to right. Of the first eight dogs that we saw run, there was one handle on the left-hand bird. There was some very loose work on the water blind.

Rex Gibson and Dorothy Ruehman

Judge Corrine Clavey 
#39 Hickory Sticks Eclipse, "Clipper," with handler James Lowry

The handlers view the line during the re-bird.

#42 Lance's Do You Wanna Dance MNH4 MH, "Dancer," with handler Paul Lance
BOY, they grow 'em big in California!!


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