GMPR Cajun of Black Forest MH

Write-up by Julie Knutson, picture provided by Dale Merritt


Cajun was one of Hershey’s first off spring to train for hunt tests and at a very early age, got his Grand Master title.  Cajun finished his APLA titles and his AKC Master Hunter and then ran literally dozens and dozens of upland hunting competitions, rarely going without placing and accruing over 30 wins, which Delery proudly displayed over the walls of

his office at the kennel.  Cajun and his kennel mates set a new standard for the APLA Master level tests.  The difficulty of the retriever setups was raised significantly, requiring far greater training for the dogs to pass the tests.  As Hershey and the son of Hershey continued to garner attention and championships in the upland and waterfowl world, the belief and interest in the pointing Labs grew by leaps and bounds.  Amongst a few other dogs, these dogs changed the face of pointing dogs and retrievers in the hunting community and as mentioned with Hershey, Cajun is found in the vast majority of chocolate and chocolate factored dogs in the pointing lab community today.  Just as it was with his father Hershey, Cajun raised puppies, kittens, and baby humans as he went through his training and competitive years, always a gentle giant among hunting dogs.  Cajun has also produced multiple GMPR’s, AKC MH’s, HRCh’s and qualified all-age field trial dogs.


Registered Name

Cajun of Black Forest

Call Name

Cajun

DOB

7/20/1993

DOD

Jun-07

AKC #

SN10257706

APLA #

81

Color/Sex

Chocolate/M

Titles

GMPR, MH

Breeder

Val Walker

Ownership

1. G. Guillory, 2. Kevin Hollern, 3. Dale and Brenda Merritt




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