Training came easy to Tera. Her water love was absolutely inherent as we didn't have to teach her water work, but only had to foster what came to her naturally. Tera’s natural intelligence in true hunting situations, love of retrieving and her adorable and affectionate temperament were reflections of her father, INT CH, VC Shooting Starr’s Sharp Shooter MH. Her cooperative nature and "team player" attitude made her a joy to be around, both in the field and marsh, as well as in the house.
Motherhood was her calling as she worked completely off of instinct. She blessed us with talented and beautiful puppies and we are lucky some still live in our kennel today. Tera’s pups earned NA and UT Breeder Awards and three have earned the title of VC.
We lost Tera on November 24th, 2007 while hunting in North Dakota. While we’ll never know for certain what caused her tragic death, our best speculation is a pnuemothorax from something she must have inhaled while hunting. Our only solace is she died doing what she loved most which was hunting with and for us.