When I set out to get Diesel, I was looking for a pup that matched my hunting style; one that would hunt hard no matter what the weather was like, even if the birds were sparse. I wanted a die hard that didn't give up, and that would push through the harshest of conditions, which is also why I chose the name "Full Torque." Diesel has lived up to his name in every way possible.
Diesel trusted his instincts from the start. He backed from day one with a level of intensity most dogs only have on point and in the grouse woods he's learned to back the sound of a beeper...a skill I've seen in very few dogs. His retrieving is darn near robotic and he rarely knows his limits in the field or the water. Diesel is one of those dogs you have to make stop hunting or he would hunt himself into the ground. He has handled Minnesota grouse, duicks and geese, North Dakota pheasants, and Montana sharptails and huns.
Thankfully Diesel loves to train as much as he does to hunt. While not every day has been perfect or fun, we learned from each other and we are both better because of our successes and our failures. Even though I had shorthairs before Diesel, I never really know how good a dog could be, or how much fun it could be to be work such a phenomenal team player. It seems like no matter if we are hunting or training, he always has one of those, "Whoa! Did you see that?" moments. I never get sick of watching him and to be honest, he's one really cool dog to show off!
At home he's a regular couch potato. Most days, you don't even know he's around; until I get my gear out and then he's right there beside me just waiting for me to give the signal it's his turn to come with. He is exactly what I wanted and so much more!