Macy Swift, Vero Beach, FL (Hunt Test - Junior)
Thank you to Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club and GRCA for allowing me the privilege of judging the Junior stake at the 2021 National Specialty. Since 1985 I’ve had the pleasure of sharing my home with at least one golden, and more often multiple goldens. When I started raising labradors for Southeastern Guide Dogs in 1985 I sometimes exposed the puppies to retrieving birds, but it wasn’t until I became a breeder home in the late 90s that I felt I could actually train for and enter hunt tests. Since then I have enjoyed running and judging AKC hunt tests and WC/WCX events, as well as acting as Test Secretary for local and national events. Junior dogs are the best because they are such a bundle of raw talent and a joy to watch. Good luck everyone . . .remember to breathe!