Blu is Mark’s first field trial dog. Her pinpoint marking, great biddability, and willingness to take direction along with wanting to do the right thing have allowed us to accomplish some pretty cool things in her young field trial career. With no trips down south in the winter and being amateur trained along with being handled by 2 different handlers, really gives testament to the type of animal she is and to her abilities.
Often you hear that the good markers don’t run good blinds. Blu breaks that mold by being very tractable and doing so with style. Blu does not need much pressure as she is intelligent and understands what is being asked and is willing. Blu also has a remarkable off-switch and is the perfect companion growing up in a house with three small children. When Blu isn’t competing in a field trial, she enjoys paddleboarding, jetskiing, hunting in North Dakota, and sleeping in bed with her family.
A special thank you needs to go out to Kurt and Gail Mueller of Muellers’ Retriever Kennels who started both Blu and myself in this crazy sport. Without them and their encouragement, support and knowledge, neither Blu nor myself would be where we are at. Thank you Kurt and Gail.
Also, a thank you to all who have been part of our amatuer training group through the years and thrown birds for us. As amateurs, we can’t do it alone and successes are really group successes.