We are training and conditioning to give them good competition.
This will be Bailey's last puppy trial as he will then be over 15 months by the next trials.
The German Shorthair Pointer is a bird hunting machine. They are the dog of choice of the "serious" bird hunters. The GSP roots go back to the mid-1800's when the new middle class of Germany wanted an all around hunting dog or "versatile dog". The GSP was a genetically engineered and designed hunter for this newly created hunting population.
The Vizsla was still only available to the wealthy and royalty of Hungary and were always allowed into the house and were part of the family while the GSP was bred to be a kennel dog.
So we must train hard to compete with these Deutschland Uberhunds.
I watched the USA lose to Mexico in soccer this week 2 to 1.
So far the USA team is 0 for 22 in Mexico. But one day.
Like soccer, field trials are a competition and sport. I want Bailey to go against the best in the area and will need to train to that level.