Thelma was 2 years old in 2005 when our "responsible" said she had that natural retrieving instinct, and she just needs a little more
...A little more, what? I never was able to get an answer.
This was her first time ever with a live duck.
The only timeS
she has ever been in contact with a live duck, have been in Bélabre when they were given an overview of what hunting was about.
She has never trained with anyone. Ever.
In 2008, she was told she took 10 minutes to find her duck which was tooooo long for a Labrador or Golden retriever.
In 2009, we shined it on.
I was not going to give up as I promised Mr Georgii, she would get her BCE.
So we trained on "freezer" ducks, which didn't bother her, her son or her grand-daughter.
5 years later, she done did get her BCE and I know that she has transmitted the gene.
Halleluiah for the Griffon Barbet....Bravo my Thelma Lou. I was more determined than she was. I knew she could do it.