Notes From The Field June 2021

June 30, 2021 2 min read

Another June has come and brought an end to the field trial season for me running in American Field sanctioned trials. Luckily many trials were still able to run over the last year even as the sport was still seeing the effects of Covid. Since starting the season in August I ran in trials from here in Pennsylvania to Connecticut, New York and Michigan. I ran my oldest dog Lola who just turned 4 this year in seven championships on native and liberated bird trials with one being the US Complete Amateur Invitational Championship to which she gained a spot through points she earned in the 19-20 season.  She didn’t end up in the winner’s circle for any of them but it was great to see her gain experience over the year and she showed promise for the future being the next dog after the winner’s a couple times. We ran in more weekend trials than I can count and she placed enough to earn runner-up in the Mid-Atlantic region for U.S. Complete Shooting Dog Association. My puppy Caroline had a great bookend season starting with a 1st in her first puppy stake last fall and finishing with a derby placement in her last trial for the season a few weeks ago. I like to run my puppies in a derby stake for their last trial as a spring puppy if they are advanced enough to handle it.

My wife and I had the opportunity to whelp our first litter for a friend this January which was an incredibly rewarding and great learning experience. We kept one of the puppies and I look forward to watching him grow and learn in the coming years. This summer I plan to work through the breaking process on Caroline and start working with our new puppy Wayne. I hope to provide some updates on here as things progress. If you want to see more blogs like this or want to ask me any questions, please let us know!

Eric Munden


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