Lad is my main open dog .
Lad's line on his mother's side is very familiar to me and I have owned more than one dog from that side of his pedigree. His mother, Meg, was bred by Paul Hackett of California and made a name for herself with Tom Lacy, winning more than one open trial. Meg was often in the top 10 in USBCHA points. Now retired, she lives a quiet life with Diana Rollings in Colorado. Karen Lacy (now Thompson) bred Meg to Randy Munford's Vic.
Last year was his first year in open and although he was his usual biddable self, his lack of confidence cost him a first round win in the Bluegrass open trial. He often doubts himself on the outrun and lost 12 points that time. He ended up in 10th place in the first round which was very respectable but those lost 12 points would have tied him for first!