1985 National Amateur Retriever Championship, Cody is the defending Champion. Percy (FC-AFC Trumarc's Hot Pursuit) and I had a rough pre National training week. Percy spent most of the week in trouble. I had an early number and he had been so rank Rex wanted to work him early that morning before he was to run. Inexplicably based on the previous days he was brilliant. Off I went to run early while the rest of the training group stayed to train. The test was a land triple with a shorter middle hen pheasant flyer shot second. I got settled in with some anxiety and called for the birds. I watched the flyer intently so that I would have a reasonable idea where it was. As the flyer was shot I had a blur in my peripheral vision and the thought occurred to me, oh damn a dog has broken from the gallery for Percy's flyer but when I looked down Percy was no longer part of the team, he broke as soon as the bird was thrown, he didn't even wait for the shot. I was stunned but later realized that he had been under tension for a week and this was his release, Percy won that round but I loved that dog and we had lots of good times including the only Double Header I won. Percy was inducted into the Retriever Hall of Fame in 2011. I still have a vivid memory of standing alone on line in the first series of the 1985 National Amateur Retriever Championship.