05-12-2019: The day arrived, where Squareclose Wendy (Nessie)
had her debut as part of my picking-up team on a large estate shoot. She was the third dog in my pack with Ravensbank Bob (Bob)
and Ravensbank Biscuit (Bibi)
in front. To put it short: It was a huge success. Nessie had a good handful of fine retrieves. She picked marked birds, hunted down lost birds and took one fine blind on a line in the field. Spontaneous retrieves of wounded birds, good soft mouth, very powerful with style yet spotless at heel between drives. Above all, Nessie masters the most demanding of all, which is to remain calm and stay cool when she is not being asked to deliver her magic. I am so proud of my apprentice retriever.