It was a long trip... 20+ hours down and back. UGH! I don't think I will take another trip like that for a while. The outcome was excellent though! Findus and his 2010 prodigy did very well. Dhardyg vom Boulder Brook or "Rolf" is a 13 month old male owned by Aaron Kensler. Rolf scored 128 out of a possible 134 and earned the only Prize I of the test. Roth's conformation was rated very good. Here is some pictures of Aaron and Roth:
As for Findus and I: Due to the conditions, it was not conducive to run the EP test. The area was every arid and we were unable to perform aspects of the EP test such as the blood track. We (the DWNA) was given an exception by the VDW and ran the older dogs in the JP Prufung as well. They were excluded from Prizes but were given scores. It was better than the alternative of just packing up and going home without any prufung done. Findus did well. He scored a 112 out of 134 and would have recieved a Prize II had he been under the age of 18 months. Findus's conformation was rated as very good. Here is Findus and I in action:
Overall, it was an excellent trip which allowed me to develop some great relationships as well as some awesome memories. I "forced" my two boys, Hunter and Trevor to go... They were reluctant, but, after going they really enjoyed themselves as well. Aaron carpooled with me and made the trip very interesting for about 16-17 hours each way. Here is some more highlights of the trip:
Here is a couple of pictures of Aaron and myself with our dogs and our German VDW Judge: Jürgen Briechle.