Fletch in action

Posted by jillibean on Sun, 05/02/2010 - 00:17 in
Fletch in action

Fletcher retrieving a Pukeko

I know my job

Posted by jillibean on Sat, 05/01/2010 - 05:03 in
I know my job

The only shot I managed to take with the camera of the brids we got this morning (the rest were taken with the 20gauge) Fletch proved his eyes work, on a blind retrieve, he really showed his trust in me when I sent him back. He hadn't seen or been near me when I shot this bird, but headed out on his back command, and came back with a mouthful of feathers. Happy Happy owner. We hope all the rest of the Cesky Fousek Families had as sucessful morning as we did.

Its a pond so I shall stand in it

Posted by jillibean on Sat, 05/01/2010 - 04:58 in
Its a pond so I shall stand in it

Fletcher has a thing for water. Unfortunately there were no birds in the water to search for, but still had a great time snoofing around looking for some.

Fletcher's first opening morning

Posted by jillibean on Sat, 05/01/2010 - 04:55 in
Fletcher's first opening morning

Fletch in the back of the flaxen maimai

Blue duck & Bryta

Posted by basvl on Sat, 05/01/2010 - 02:41
Blue duck & Bryta

Blue duck proof

Posted by basvl on Sat, 05/01/2010 - 02:41 in
Blue duck & Bryta

It wasn't hard at all to keep Bryta under control after spotting this blue duck; a bird making such strange noises was only worth a good look she thought.

Karel & Bryta telling us there's something there..

Posted by basvl on Sat, 05/01/2010 - 02:27
Karel & Bryta telling us there's something there..

Clive plotting the course

Posted by basvl on Sat, 05/01/2010 - 02:27
Clive plotting the course

Sika Steak

Posted by basvl on Sat, 05/01/2010 - 02:27 in
Karel & Bryta telling us there's something there..

Some wonderful days camping in the Kamanawa's accompanied by Karel (D-litter) and Bryta (B-litter) Good weather, plenty deer and nice steak for tea.
Both dogs did a good job, Karel winded a stag and after waiting 30 minutes or so she started growling. The stag had walked up the ridge and was only 10 meters away behind some shrub when it showed just a little bit too much of itself...

Bryta with the spiker

Posted by basvl on Sat, 05/01/2010 - 02:27
Bryta with the spiker

A big week out

Posted by jillibean on Fri, 04/23/2010 - 09:03 in
A big week out

Here we are, our first week under our belt, the dog didn't wander off, the owner didn't get lost. Who looks happier?

Swing Bridge

Posted by jillibean on Fri, 04/23/2010 - 09:00 in
Swing Bridge

Navigating the swing bridge, Fletch proved it to be no obstical, and didn't flinch once at the uneven motion, including the weight of his pack.

Seeking the Sika, Kaimanawa's 2010

Posted by jillibean on Fri, 04/23/2010 - 08:57 in
Seeking the Sika, Kaimanawa's 2010

Seriously looking for an interesting smell

Fletchers's pack

Posted by jillibean on Thu, 02/18/2010 - 00:36
Fletchers's pack

Getting bush fit

Posted by jillibean on Thu, 02/18/2010 - 00:36 in
Fletchers's pack

Fletcher's getting used to his pack for our hike into the Kaimanawa's in April. He will carry in his own food supply. he is very happy to wear the pack and has learned to walk a bit wider around objects in his first outing.

Water training with Fletcher

Posted by jillibean on Tue, 02/16/2010 - 08:31 in
DUCK!!!!!

I think he figured out it was a heck of a lot easier to waddle out on the jetty than push through the rushes.

DUCK!!!!!

Posted by jillibean on Tue, 02/16/2010 - 08:31
DUCK!!!!!

He's just so enthusiastic!

Posted by jillibean on Tue, 02/16/2010 - 08:29
He's just so enthusiastic!

I've tried asking him to go down the bank...

Posted by jillibean on Tue, 02/16/2010 - 08:26
I've tried asking him to go down the bank...

Teenager!

Posted by jillibean on Tue, 02/16/2010 - 08:25
Teenager!