On May 18, 2012, at the Sooner Retriever Club Spring Hunt Test in Meeker, Oklahoma Scoot received his first Master Pass. The judges for this test were excellent, it was a two test that is unforgetable. Scoot was up to the challenge to earn his first pass. The second series was the eliminator series for this weekend. It consisted of a walk up, live flyer, followed by a double and a double blind. Scoot was amazing and smacked the marks, and did an excellent job on the blinds.
Another nice spring day (May 12, 2012) in Corsicana, Texas, Big D HRC held their annual Top Dog competetion at Upland Bird Country. The event consisted of club member competing their dogs in one or more of the three HRC levels. The dogs were judged by two HRC Finished level individuals. In the Finished level Scoot was tied with Bruce Potter’s dog “Rebel” for first. This called for a run off, the judges decided to set up a 225 yard blind with a 25 yard poison bird. Scoot three whistled the blind hammer the poison bird to earn Big D HRC Top Dog Honors for 2012.. We can bragg all year… Thanks Big D HRC.
On April 28, 2012, a nice sunny spring day in Northrup, Texas Ricky receives his first AKC Master Pass at Tejas HRC. The first series was nothing to sneeze at, but the Second Series was a really ball buster. The average time per dog to run the series was 22 minutes. The Test consisted of three marks and an invite to run the blind. Ricky hammered this test and was probably the best dog to run the test. The key to the test was the right hand mark which was in the water, out of the water, back in the water, up the channel, out of the water to to the mark (mark was approximately 150 to 170 yards. Ricky was perfect.