I did not train either of these dogs, but FC AFC Nakai Anny (Tom Quinn) and FC AFC Misty Morning Teal (George Wilson), but both of these dogs were quite small and what made them seem smaller was that both of their owner/handlers were tall gentlemen..I even asked each owner if they thought it was a disadvantage because of their dog's smallish size but neither looked at it that way, both dogs were pinpont markers, and both gals had big hearts and no quit
My 6 month old BLF out of Texas Troubador, weighed in at 38 pds last week. I hope she gets to 50 pds, but after reading the above posts about these great small dogs i'm not as worried.
There was a dog running trials for awhile that weighed around 36 pounds. It was a Lab female. Good dog, the owner got out of trials though.
"If you run Field Trials, you learn to swallow your disappointment quickly."
"Field trials are not a game for good dogs. They're for great dogs with great training." E. Graham
The high point open dog, which was a female, a couple years ago only weighs about 50 pounds wet.
Don't know how much my little female black dog weighs but it ain't much over 40. She's 11 months old and is a wild girl that loves to work and run. Been a joy to train and sees the birds exceptionally well in spite of her size.
My golden weighs 58 pounds, but is short-legged, a bit less than 20" at the shoulder. I am an extremely novice handler. In a Junior run last year, in the second water mark, I did not see her head follow the mark until the splash. Which was when I realized I had positioned Miss Shorty so she couldn't see over the tall grass between us and the gunner. Lesson learned. Gotta pay attention to what the dog can see, especially the short dogs. (It was a short Junior mark. She swam in the direction of the splash until she saw the bird and got her pass, but it could have cost us a pass at the higher levels.)
Kelly Cassidy (person)
SR Maple Cassidy CD JH RE (golden retriever)
Alder Cassidy CDX RE (standard poodle chipmunk chaser)
plus the "old ladies" (2 elderly mix-breed rescue girls)
I had one that when training fulltime weighed in at a whoppin 43lbs. She was sired by cosmo and had a whole lot of fire in her.
Jackson.JPGHere is "Downtown Jackson Brown", the only small dog I have ever owned. 6.3 #, a retrieving fool, loves doves, ducks, and pigeons! Although I waould not say he is "Steady to Shot". At the sound of the gun he thinks his job is find the first critter to hit the ground and shake vigorously until all feathers or hair are gone!