Joy MH, WCX
Golden Prince Apollo x Golden Misty Blue
By Frank Holbert
Zak was 2 1/2 years old the first time I saw an AKC hunting test. I talked with a pro about helping me train but, was told Zak was too old and not from field lines. A month later I started training Zak to run Junior Hunter. I figured I would be happy with just the JH title. But, by the time we finished Junior, Zak was ready to run Senior, and so we did, just one week later.
Less than a year after running
our first JH, Zak had earned his Junior and Senior Hunter title, WC and WCX. It was only
natural to go on to Master. Never mind the dog, I wasn't ready for the big time.
Zak, Adrienne and I planed on going to a out of town test where my friends wouldn't see me
make a fool of myself. I didn't tell anyone we were going. Adrienne set up a dog sitter,
made hotel reservations and we planed time off work 3 months before the test. When the
premium arrived I was in shock, a member of our training group was one of the judges. So
much for it being a secret. It was too late, I entered anyway. The next shock came as the
sun was setting. The Mashall gave me one of those Orange Rosettes. Despite many errors in
training my first dog, Zak earned 4 more Master legs and his Master Hunter title the
Breeder: Chris Poetoehena
Owner: Frank Holbert