Living With A Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
By Susan Edgington
Published in Show Scene Magazine May 2013
Enjoying the Great Outdoors
After a very hectic year of training, hunting, showing & trials, we have decided to take a bit of a breather and allow the dogs to enjoy some freedom and R&R in the great outdoors. We plan on breeding Etta this fall, and will likely have a very busy winter and early spring with puppies if mother nature blesses us!
Once the pups have gone to their new homes we will get everyone back in shape and ready for action once again...though perhaps at a more leisurely schedule for 2023.
Kanoe had a blast with some ruffed grouse in the field. He's happy to be home. Etta is enjoying being in the field more too!
Kanoe now has 2 legs towards his FD Field Dog Title! Excellent comments from the judges about his stellar pointing, desire to hunt and nice search of the bird field. It was a challenging downwind day, but he did a wonderful job.
Many thanks to Gilbert Tremblay of BourgRoyal for training & handling Kanoe!
Etta James Group 4
Home safe from a successful trip to the Sudbury KC Show
Made the cut twice in power packed sporting groups and won GROUP 4 this afternoon under J. Huntley
Kanoe NAVHDA UPT Title!
So Many GOOD Things to report!
So Proud of Kanoe & team BourgRoyal 2nd leg of his FD (CKC Field Dog) title and 10/10 on search!!!
Kanoe also earned his NAVHDA UPT Title on September 3rd.
This is a dream coming together and I cannot thank Gilbert Tremblay & Renée Fortier enough for all that they do.
Photos by Andree Arcand
We will present Kanoe for his final FD leg in 2023 and work towards his WD Title and more!
Clean sweep of the National Specialty of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon!!!!!
I could not have imagined a better scenario if I tried!
Etta WON the National Specialty! & my male Kanoe who has been away for the past 5 months hunt training was Best of Opposite Sex...he literally came out of the hunt field and into the ring. Not many dogs can do that.
I am beyond proud of both my dogs...it takes a lot of dedication and hard work to get here! I cannot thank the judge Stewart Dankner enough for noticing the quality of both my dogs.
We made the paper too!
Kanoe Select Dog at AQGAPD
Kanoe: SELECT DOG at the AQGAPD
(Quebec Griffon Specialty)
Thanks again to Renée Fortier Gilbert Tremblay Jacynttee Magnan and our esteemed judge from France Monsieur Christian Jouanchicot.
I cannot thank Renée Fortier & Gilbert Tremblay enough for all that they do. They have been So tremendously supportive of me and Kanoe!
Kanoe was SELECT DOG at the AQGAPD (Quebec Griffon Specialty)
This is even more special because of the comments of the Judge from France, who also judges FCI and was happy to freely give his perspective. He likes Kanoe, his correct coat and body... I value knowing what is good and areas we can improve.
It's amazing to me that Kanoe went from the hunt field/wetlands yesterday and into the show ring this morning. A true Griffon!
Thanks to the Quebec Club for a wonderful specialty show, it's a lot of work!
And another shout out to Renee, Jean Lisi and Dominic...this must be an emotionally overwhelming day filled with joy! Congrats to Mystic
Multi Group Winning MRBIS Can GRCH Duvalin Louisiana Blues NA TT CGN at her first AKC Show.
She was BOW every day for 11 points towards her AKC CH.
Living the dream. Thanks so much to all of the judges for thinking so highly of our girl and to both Ashley Martins & Melissa Leishman for handling.
Beautiful Kent KC Show & Etta James goes back to back RBIS What a dream!
Etta is now the #1 WPG in Canada!
Etta James Group 4 K-W KC
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