15.09.2012 Kaatamo, Liperi hunt test

Judge Markku Bräyschy, result 3 prize in novice class

Haku: Vaihtelevalla innolla hakua tehnyt koira, jota joudutaan painamaan hakualueelle.

Free search: Dog searches with varying enthusiasm and needs some pressure to enter the area.

Ohjattavuus: Selvittä tehtävän, joskin on raskaasti ohjattavissa.

Blind retrieve: Clears the task, but needs quite a bit of handling.

Paikallistamiskyky: Nopea suoraviivainen suoritus.

Marking: Fast and straightforward (double)

Riistankäsittely: Vesialueelta noutamiaan riistoja pudottelee.

Game handling: Drops game retrieved from water.

Jäljestämiskyky:

Tracking ability:

Muut ominaisuudet: Hieman vaikeasti hallinnassa.

Other qualities: Slightly hard to control.

Yleisvaikutelma: Vaihtelevalla innolla kokeessa työskennellyt koira, jonka koesuorituksen kokonaisuutta heikentää raskas ohjattavuus ja hieman tehottomaksi jäänyt hakutyöskentely.

General appearance: Dog that works with varying enthusiasm and the whole is marred by the amount of handling required in the blind and slightly inefficient free search.

Excuses: Well, who knew that there’s a little show-man in Topi? And the truth is that he has real trouble returning to his handler without game. I’m reasonably satisfied with his free search and he in fact made a triple mark (even though it wasn’t required). The blind needed a lot of handling because his idea of where the game is was not the same as reality and he is just too fast for his own good. Free search and nit-picking in control issues are things we need to really work on during winter.