Mitch White, Frazeysburg, OH (Hunt Test - Master)
I have been hunting since I was eight years old and training retrievers for field work since 1988. I believe the bond between a dog and man in field sports is extremely extraordinary. As I judge I want to test the dogs to the standard, but also present a challenging yet fair test. The handlers should enjoy themselves even if they may be nervous and hopefully I can alleviate some of their anxiety through empathy. I have owned one Golden and trained many to all levels. I love all dogs, but Goldens do have a special place in my heart. I am honored to judge your Specialty and wish all the handlers good luck, but remember just have fun.