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Ten, a standard poodle, is one of the most accomplished hunting dogs in America.
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Michael Pearce / The Wichita Eagle
Don't the looks fool you, Ten is a poodle that hunt with the best of them.
Combs releases Ten, a standard poodle, to make a retrieve. Ten is the only poodle to qualify for the annual Master National hunt tests, which she's done several times.
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Mia DiBeneditto, Comb's wife, with Ten. The poodle is a house pet as well as an accomplished hunting dog.
Jack Combs saw poodles being used in retrieving demonstrations in England and now owns two. He does all of their training.
Ten off on another retrieve.
Ten is comfortable making retrieves on land or water.
Ten, possibly the best hunting poodle in America.
Jack Combs watches as Ten makes a retrieve.
Jack Combs gives Ten hand signals to direct her to an unseen bird.
Jack Combs, with Ten, the poodle he's trained for hunting and competing in retrieving events. They're in Kansas for the prestigious Master National Hunt test at Flint Oak.
Ten treads water while getting hand signals to an unseen bird from Jack Combs.
Combs points a fake shotgun in the direction a bird is being thrown. At this practice Ten had to remember where she saw up to three birds fall, and take hand signals to one she hadn't. She did well.
Ten releases a duck fetched and delivered to Combs.
Ten, the only poodle to qualify for the prestigious Master National.
Ten fetching one duck, and already getting ready to head for another.
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