“I feel for sure Laban will be a sucsess in the elgforest. His work so far would have given him enough points for a rating, and with a little luck,(as most of us need) he would have got a 1. rating. If he had been a little older or the snow had stayed away until christmas I would have tested him. 2011 must be Labans year!”
Laban doesen’t care. Fireworks (which Norway always have on New Year’s Eve) didn’t affect Laban at all either. He is a fearless little dog.
He has been hunting elg severel times since the hunting season finished. As we have the animals close to our house we have to be carefull.
Laban runs away if he has the correct smells from the areas around. He did so in the beginning of december when I should bring him from the fence
to the house. Away in a second and starting barking two minutes later just hundered meters from the house.”2011 will be a great elg year I feeel for sure! (we hope so too Arild)
Best wishes from the Arctic Circle.
Hilsen Arild & co
Arild said “Two pictures of Labans first moose. Very good start for the little boy. He found the moose all by himself”
I should explain that this elk has been injured and Arild was detailed to go out and track the animal to put it out of its misery. He has been training Laban from an early age and decided that this would be a good opportunity to see what he can do. I’m told that it took Laban 15 minutes to find the injured animal and was not in the least bit scared. This should bode well for the future when I hope that Laban will show his skills off at formal hunting trials.
Granny Elsa, Mummy Kristina, Uncle Blue, Lussi, Lady and Punky congratulate you Laban and are very jealous of your success plus Michael and I are just smiling from ear to ear :-))
1st April 2010 – Laban meets Pappa! (photos Edvard)
31st March 2010 – The Norwegian party begin their journey north after a visit to the vet for Laban’s health check. They are heading for Gjøvik for a stop-over with Edvard & Lene before continuing their journey to Mo-i-rana! Time to meet ‘daddy’ and all went well I believe.
30th March 2010 – Edvard (Ask’s owner), Arild, his son Simen and cousin Mari arrived from Norway (photos Edvard)
28th February 2010 (4 weeks) Isabella chose this puppy to be the one to be the future hunting dog in Norway. How right she was – this is in fact the one who became Laban! 🙂