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1. 2012 NATIONAL AMATEUR RETRIEVER CHAMPIONSHIP at Onaway, Michigan. It was my very great pleasure to attend my first National event as a spectator. I met some very nice dog folks, saw some great dog work and learned a bunch about handling and field trial testing. I wish that more of my friends could have been there to see how the handlers worked their dogs. Just as happens at a weekend hunt test or field trial, I saw handler errors and I saw some judging decisions that I have to question and that reinforced my belief in really paying close attention to small details in test setup and construction. More on each of these items when we return from the vet’s office…..
2. It is with great sadness that our first entry on this page is to announce the passing of Mercy, owned by our good friends, Truman and Kay Ellis, of Seattle, Washington. Mercy died on February 10, 2012 after ingesting rat poison. She was scheduled to be inseminated with semen from FC-AFC Dare To Dream, Cosmo, early the following week and had recently completed her SH title. She was one of the most beautiful dogs we have ever produced and is the sister to Paul Shoemaker’s A.D. also located in the Seattle area. God Bless you Mercy.