We imported Danner from Germany in the fall of 2013. He is a very sweet and affectionate boy. Danner has never met a dog or person he did not like. Danner also has a ton of natural ability. He has always been a strong pointer and was naturally steady to flush (and very easy to train to be steady to wing and shot). Danner has perhaps the strongest retrieving desire we have ever seen in a young dog. He LOVES to pick up anything and everything and deliver it to hand. Consequently, he was super-easy to force-fetch.
Unfortunately, Danner has very dysplastic hips. His hips were so bad that our veterinarian recommended that we retire him from training, testing, and hunting. So after Danner completed his VJP, we placed him in an excellent new home with a veterinary technician. He has since received two hip replacements and became certified as a therapy dog. Danner competes regularly in shoot to retrieve field trials and gets to grouse hunt often in the Wisconsin Northwoods.