Picked up my new stalking buddy. Been looking at breeds, thinking of what I actually want out of a dog etc for ages. When Wrenmews advertised his litter of labXgwp. I jumped at the chance of one. Bred from good parents and Mike was most open with info and advice. He's done a great job of the pups. She eats steady, is out going, inquisative and a real joy. I think he may have forgotten to mention that there is croccodile in the breeding somewhere as she's got plenty of teeth and is happy to sink them in often. Really looking forward to a long time in the field with my first deer dog.
I'll be spending the summer on basic training and by autumn should have her out on some short stalks.
I've never trained a dog for deer work, read some books and watched a dvd, along with listening to a few guys. I hope to get out to some tracking/training days local if anyone knows of a informal relaxed group of like minded guys info would be good.
I've a fair idea of what I want to train her and look forward to the day she gets me on to a deer.
Pics to follow.