Puck is an Elhew-bred English Pointer from Autumn Memory Kennels. She’s a real sweet dog and very smart.
She has a lot Elhew style, a mild temperment, and a ton of heart. She’s out of Elhew Discovery and Autumn Memory Wildfire. Elhew Snakefoot is her grandfather on both sides (X Elhew Calamity Anne on the dad’s side, X Elhew Autumn Whisper on her mom’s).
I’ve had Puck with two professional trainers. She spent her first summer with Al Ladd at Woodcock Haven Kennels. Al’s a great trainer. He used to train dogs for the legenday English Pointer breeder Bob Wehle and he has a slew of major wins in the wild-bird trials.
Puck has also been to Jim Keller at Wildwind Kennels. Jim is also an excellent trainer and he’s well known on the Springer Spaniel field-trial circuit. In 2006 Jim won the US National Open (the world series of springer trials) with a dog named Crosswinds Warpath “Zip.” Jim also trains pointing dogs and he does a great job with them.
Puck ran in her first field trial on May 17, 2008. I ran her in the Gun Dog stake at the Mid Coast Maine Field Trial Club’s spring trial. Puck place first in this event, ahead of the eleven other dogs that ran. Needless to say, I was quite surprised and very proud of her.
This picture is courtesy of Chris Mathan at the Sportsman’s Cabinet.