HUNTING:

Tsunami's search is in the morning with good speed and is wide, in the afternoon she tires a bit and ground scents start to interest. Bird work: on a field island in really dense bush searches meticulously and points firmly, on command good flush directly on bird, still at flight and shot. Retrieve otherwise good but standing delivery. /Pekka Kemppainen, Lapua, Finland, 2017 - AVO 2 77 p, trait grades (on the scale of 1-5 p): search 3, bird work 4 p, retrieve 4 p, water work 5 p, speed 3, quartering technique 4, way of scenting 3, sensitivity to point 3, flush 4, behaviour when game leaves 4, retrieving passion 5, cooperation 4, hunting will 4, accessibility (from 1-3) 3 ("open")

The dog searches in calm speed, keeping contact well. The range could be wider. Runs into a bird in the first run, stays put. In second run points, handler goes round the dog from behind and the dog flushes without permission. We go on and the dog gets right away another point in a field with high grass. Excellent flush, at flight the dog still on command. At the end of the day the dog gets a point at the end of a field. On permission goes on, tracking a running pheasant. The shot is fired in the air upon flight in dense bush. Retrieve otherwise good but first grab of the bird is too fierce, does not chew/bite when bringing, delivery ok. /Jari Koho, Kotka, Finland, 2018 - AVO 2 65 p, trait grades (on the scale of 1-5 p): search 3, bird work 2 p, retrieve 4 p, water work 5 p, speed 3, quartering technique 2, way of scenting 4, sensitivity to point 2, flush 4, behaviour when game leaves 4, retrieving passion 4, cooperation 4, will to hunt 4, accessibility (from 1-3) 3 ("open")

Tsumi's search is good open class search in two first runs, then the dog tires a bit and ground scents disturbes too much. Bird work: tight point on the side of a ditch, excellent flush directly on the bird, on flight and shot the dog is nicely still. Retrieve with a cold bird gorgeous performance. /Pekka Kemppainen, Haapajärvi, Finland, 2018 - AVO 2 73 p, trait grades (on the scale of 1-5 p): search 2, bird work 4 p, retrieve 5 p, water work 5 p, speed 3, quartering technique 2, way of scenting 4, sensitivity to point 3, flush 5, behaviour when game leaves 4, retrieving passion 5, cooperation 3, will to hunt 4, accessibility (from 1-3) 3 ("open")

Tsunami searches today in good search for open class. Runs into two pheasants and follows them for too long. Testing is stopped. /Pekka Kemppainen, Haapajärvi, Finland, 2018 - AVO 0 41 p, trait grades (on the scale of 1-5 p): search 3, water work 5, speed 3, quartering technique technique 3, way of scenting 4, will to hunt 4, accessibility (from 1-3) 3 ("open")