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    Default 2007 NAFC-FC Good Ideas's Whoa Nellie

    Congratulations to Ken and Brenda! Good for you!

    Kudos also to Alan Pleasant and the team at Black River Retrievers.

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    That's GREAT news!

    Thank goodness a female won it regards,

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    That is GREAT NEWS!!! Katie

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    How much of nellies training did Alan do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cut em_Jack
    How much of nellies training did Alan do?
    Ken and Brenda trained Nellie, with the help of Alex Washburn, into her derby career. Nellie was their first attempt at a field trial retriever. They were total novices. They went to Alan to help them screw her down a little because she was very excited to work, to say the least. She actually spent at least her first summer or two on their boat in the bahamas. But then they got REALLY hooked and here they are today. Great story, really. I'm sure Brenda will come on at some point when they float back down to earth to provide their first-hand details.

    But the biggest irony is that when they called to get a puppy, they said "we'd like a middle of the road, kind of calm one" and Nellie WAS that puppy when she was in the litter. Very level-headed, intelligent, not as rambunctious as her littermates. Just a nice, easy puppy that loved to retrieve... Shortly after they got her home, she received the nickname "hot pants" and they wondered where their "calm" puppy was! LOL

    It's a fun story. I hope Brenda comes on here and shares it...

    But they have a lot to be proud of. They've worked really hard both on their own and with Alan.

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    Thanks Kristie, Alan dosnt live too far from me. Congrats are in order to you too.
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    Isn't this great! An east coast team wins one!
    All of this with a dog that had TPLO surgery 4 months ago!!
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    Who did the surgery & rehab?
    David Didier, GA

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    Quote Originally Posted by lablover
    Isn't this great! An east coast team wins one!
    All of this with a dog that had TPLO surgery 4 months ago!!
    And hadn't run a trial since last december...

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