Daphne went on her first big hunting trip yesterday and she did great! She was one tired puppy when she was done! She spent much of the time trying to keep up with Olivia. Olivia had other things to think about though and she pretty much ignored the baby all day.
Daphne loved the Pheasants. They were quite large and she tried very hard to be able to pick it up and carry it. I think she will make a great hunting dog when she grows up a little.
All three Weimaraners were backing and honoring Olivia's point in this photo. I am very lucky that both Stella and Nina are natural backers. If a dog isn't a natural backer it can be very hard to teach it to them. Daphne did stop though and I really like to think she was honoring the point. She may have just stopped though :).
I really don't like killing the birds but it is so much fun to watch the dogs hunt and do what they were bred to do. It is amazing to watch them at a full run and all of a sudden stop on a dime and point. It is a really beautiful thing. Olivia found 7 birds! Byron got 6 of them. The last one he had a good shot at but he missed it.