From our 2017 Cooper and Stormy litter
Whelped on 28 September, 2017
Traditions Barrels of Fun
Sternjagers Rowdy Windstorm
Sternjagers Briar Rose ("Briar") is owned, trained, loved, and handled by Mike Shultz. Mike ran some NAVHDA events in the past but it had been more than a decade since he had actually handled a dog in a test. They did their homework over the summer with Mike harnessing all of the intensity and drive that Briar is made of in training exercises like the one pictured here. Mike and Briar ran the NAVHDA Natural Ability Test at the Frontier Chapter in August 2018, when Briar was only 10 months old. Briar had a strong showing with a 107 point Prize I score!
Congratulations to Mike and Briar!
On the left is Sternjagers Ada Girl Addie ("Addie") and her owner and handler Rachel Monning. Rachel and Addie did their homework this summer and it paid off when they ran the Natural Ability Test in October 2018, over a weekend that brought nearly 5 inches of rain to the area. The awful weather didn't slow down this dynamic duo, and Addie earned a perfect 112 points and a Prize I. We were especially proud of this result as this was Rachel's very first time handling a dog in a NAVHDA event.
Way to go Rachel and Addie!
One the right is George with Sternjagers Windstorms Rebel ("Rebel") who ran in the same Natural Ability test group at the MOKAN Chapter as Rachel. Rebel showed great nose and drive in the field where his bold search produced multiple bird finds despite a very heavy downpour. His balance of prey-drive and cooperation, that are the hallmarks of our line, helped him sail to a perfect score of 112 points, and a Prize I. Rebel is a joy to hunt and train with, and we are looking forward to big things from him in the future.
On the left ,George poses with Rebel at the NAVHDA MOKAN Chapter 2018 fall test. Rebel eared a Prize I, 112 points.
On the right is Sternjagers Windstorms Kaiser ("Deuce") . Deuce is owned by Tim Hammeke who had planned on running him in NAVHDA MOKAN Chapters fall test, but was called away for work at the last minute. With only three days notice Alora Babb, part of the No Limits Kennel Team, agreed to handle Deuce in his Natural Ability. It was Alora's first time handling in a test, and despite only having Deuce for three days and awful weather, they put together a really strong showing.
We are very proud of Deuce and Alora for earning 110 points and a Prize I.
Great Job Team!