Monday, January 28, 2008

Sky High

My friend and co-worker Alan has been wanting a dog for so long. Specfically, a hunting dog. But, because his work hours would not permit him to fully train one and he'd like a dog to be in the house with his parents, it was not an easy task to find the perfect puppy. Besides, Alan is very picky about his hunting partners.

After months of searching, he found Frontrunner Kennels. And, on the Started Dogs page, he fell in love with Sky. But, he needed to see her in person before he would know for sure that he wanted to purchase her. Before Christmas, he headed north to visit the kennels, and the truck had an extra passenger on the way back.

I had never heard of a Llewellin Setter before, but that is what Sky is! After going to the house on Saturday to help Alan's parents with a few things, I was able to finally meet her. She's a sweet dog, and she seems right at home there.

But, somehow, she senses when Alan is ready to go hunting. She starts pacing around the house, and she was thrilled when she was allowed to jump into the truck because she was ready to go. It is amazing to watch her track a scent, and she is very excited when she's allowed to work - to do exactly what she's been trained to do.

Sky seems right at home, and I think they're happy that she's now part of the family. She gets plenty of attention.

4 comments:

Dani said...

She's beautiful

~*Rachel*~ said...

neat dog, I love hunting dogs.

Kelly Spezzano said...

Awwwe, what a pretty dog! She just looks like she has the sweetest personality...

Owl of the Desert said...

What a beautiful dog!