"Matte" got her CFC title this past weekend with an Open 2nd in Saskatoon.
This comes just after running the U.S. National Amateur in Ronan, MT!
Matte needs only 1 1/2 points for her U.S. FC!! She has the win!
I would like to say one thing to ALL of you out there that have struggled or ARE struggling with a talented young dog and it seems as though everyone wants you to wash them out:
Give them TIME! This is NOT to say that given enough time, every dog will be an FC-AFC and I realize everyone has different goals and different sized bank accounts. Not all dogs develop the same. Just because your trainer has 4 other 2 year olds on his truck that are QAA...doesn't mean yours is a washout if it's not! Trust your trainer, sometimes your gut and stay the course!
I just wanted to mention this because Ron said numerous people told him to wash Matte out when she was a very young dog. He said there was a stretch where she couldn't find a retired gun to save her life when she was 2 years old! In Ron's words, "who'd have thunk it?!"