American Field

Random Notes  . . .

By David Grubb | May 19, 2017

Lake Orion, Mich. — On the heels of retiring Geisha, we now are retiring Modaka’s Silver Edition, pointer male approaching eleven years of age.

“Eddie” is owned by our good friend and client Paul Tutro of Richmond, Mich.

We got Eddie when he was about four years of age, and he had been abused with an e-collar. It took quite awhile to get him over it. Yet, he had several wins, but never really won the “big ones”. However, Paul was ever hopeful for that big win.

Eddie did have one particiular amusing win; he scored four finds in fifteen minutes in a large entry, but we lost him and he went out of judgment; however, the judges liked him so much, he still got second.

Eddie was a powerful dog, and often went out of judgment after having a great performance. One year at the Kentucky Open All-Age Championship he was contending for the title with a huge race, and several finds; however, we went past the gun range, and they were shooting. He went to the range where we found him looking for dead birds.

I am happy to say that Paul has another good young dog with us named Motor City Rock Star. He also recently acquired a brilliant young setter out of Ch. Shadow Oak Bo named Scottish Legend. “Johnny” is a full younger brother to the two outstanding young setters we have for Jerrell Bryan of Philadelphis, Miss., American Shadow and American Icon.

This past winter Eddie tore his ACL, and although he is doing much better, both Paul and I have decided to retire him.

Thank you for the loyalty Paul, and thank you, Eddie, for a lot of exciting workouts and trials.

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