Saturday Night Kintaro of Akiyama just completed his first AKC Junior Hunt Test on Friday, June 13. Kinta was born on the 13th day of the 9th month of the year 2013. Kinta became the youngest dog in the hunt test when dog number 13 scratched from the test and did not compete.
The best part of the day was Kinta successfully earning a qualifying score. Congratulations Kintaro! I hope you enjoy Kinta’s photos. Just click images to enlarge or see slide show.
Noriko, Kinta’s owner, captures video.
Kinta is wide-eyed. This is his first event experience.
Tim and Kinta wait for their turn.
Kinta’s second land retrieve.
Kinta’s first retrieve.
First water retrieve.
Tim and Kinta watch the final mark of the day.
Kinta crosses water, land, water, land, water, and finally land for the final bird. A difficult retrieve for a young dog,
Kinta returns with his final retrieve.
Success! Kinta earns his first JH qualifier. L-R: Noriko, Mary, Tim – Kinta with his ribbon.