Alder had a great trial at the Parent Club Trial in NY. He ran nice, showed great style and was steady on his birds. We believe he was in the running for a placement until the 3rd series when he put up a bird and it was shot but the retrieve was at least 150 yards out. Alder was sent for the retrieve, he made a great line to the fall and worked the area but didn’t come up with the bird. In either case we were very proud of Alder and his work as he has been showing great progress in his training. The breeders Betsey & Kevin Battistoni were there to watch the dogs run, so I took that opportunity to capture a photo of them with Todd & Alder. At the end of the trial Alder received a trophy for Best Conformation, Keeness & Style.