Thanks to all the folks who turned out for the weekend field trial on Saturday May 27 and Sunday May 28. The CMBC very much appreciates those who make a long trip from point south to join us.
Mosquitoes were out in force but the partially cloudy weather kept the temperatures in check so dogs and handlers were not as warm as last year.
We were very fortunate to have many volunteers including a new bird planter that made the work go a lot easier. Our Saturday dinner social was professionally catered by Frank Bonisch this year which got rave reviews.
There were lots of puppies in attendance this year so the puppy stakes were back. Other stakes were Derby, Gun Dog and Walking Hunting Dog. The course is...
If you are using a Garmin Astro or Garmin Alpha tracking system, be advised that the collars for these systems operate on the same MURS (Multi-Use Radio Service) frequencies used by logging trucks for monitoring road traffic.
These collars create audible interference on truck radios that are within range of a collar operating on the same MURS frequency (i.e. channel). The first four frequencies (channels 1-4) are used primarily for monitoring road traffic with each road system in the NMW region being assigned a specific MURS channel. MURS Channel 5 has been designated the channel for dog collars to opera...
The AKC Pointing Breed Hunt Test Seminar was well attended yesterday at Cabela's in Scarborough, Maine. AKC Field Representative Gary Sadler flew in from Tennessee to spend a full day teaching the group all the rules and finer details about what abilities judges are looking for to qualify dogs in hunt tests. The Central Maine Brittany Club sponsored the seminar including a delicious lunch that was catered by Cabela's. We enjoyed seeing some of our friends from the Central New England Brittany Club and the Northern New England Brittany Club. Several participants are on their way to apprenticing as new judges this spring and some veteran judges earned requalification.
Here is a look ahead at what the Central Maine Brittany Club has planned for 2017.
So save these dates on your calendar!
AKC Judges Seminar for Hunt Test - Jan 28, Scarborough, ME
CMBC Members Luncheon/Annual Meeting Feb. 11 Litchfield, ME
CMBC HUNT TEST - April 22 & 23 Kennebunk Maine,
CMBC SPRING FIELD TRIAL - May 27 & 28, Brownfield, Maine
CMBC SPECIALTY SHOW AND SUPPORTED ENTRY - June 24 & 25 Cumberland, Maine
CMBC FALL FIELD TRIAL - September 9 & 10, Brownfield Maine
Additional dates will be added for work days, skeet shooting, etc.
Thanks to Pam Jackson for organizing this fun event. A perfect way to prepare for hunting season and show off the club's new clay target thrower. CMBC members enjoyed a nice warm fall day at the Maine Bird Dog Field Trial Grounds in Fryeburg, Maine. This is the Central Maine Brittany Club's first skeet shoot. It was open to everyone regardless of experience. The club hopes to bring this event back every year. It's a great way to keep in touch with other members of the club. Your dog's need training and so do you!
Central New England Brittany Club will be holding its Fall Field Trial on Saturday, September 17th and Sunday, September 18th at John E Flaherty Field Trial Area in East Windsor, CT. Link to the premium.
CMBC Members Bo and Christine Longley put together this fun night at the Muse Paintbar in Portland. Christine writes "It was even more fun this year watching the beautiful Brittanys emerge on canvas and sharing an evening with good friends."
It was a very hot show at the Cumberland Fair Grounds for this year's Maine Chickadee Classic Cluster. That did not stop our Brittany's however as the number of entries was robust. Congratulations to Owner Wendy Archinal and Handler Douglas Tighe for winning Best of Breed. GCH Millette's Sweet Memories OA, OAJ, NF, NAP, NJP is a beautiful dog with an impressive record.