A quick look at his Event History on Entry Express is enough to see that Slider is a once-in-a-lifetime dog.
Even as a very young dog, more than a few professionals commented that there was something different about this dog. Also, his amazing record was performed in arguably one of the most difficult circuits in the United States — fall and spring in Texas.
It would be hard to find a dog more consistent than Slider. His intelligence in the field and his team-player attitude on blinds puts him in the fourth series very often. For an amateur handler, this is the ideal characteristic in a dog. He makes the steep entry fees and the long drives worth it. Since a 7 week old puppy, Slider has been a water dog. His attitude and courage about the big swims is second to none. He has won more than a few trials because he will face the water and conditions that other dogs won't.
Even as Back To Bayou Teche 12 month old puppy, it was hard to get Slider to cheat. His naturally straight lines and great water attitude have made training him easy and fun. When the fourth series rolls around, Slider is hard to beat. Slider is the definition of a low maintenance dog. He has a relaxed training attitude that translates into a successful field trial weekend.
He loves to train, but doesn't require a hard and daily schedule of corrections or battles. Teaching him new concepts was Back To Bayou Teche matter of showing him just a few times, and he would convey it to many other situations.
As an All Age dog, the polishing and refining of his skills has Back To Bayou Teche been a pleasure. Slider enjoys learning and is a great student. While most dogs get looser and higher with each series, Slider gets more and more focused. He ran 20 series in National Championship stakes last year, and was the same dog on the line in the first series as he was in the 10th. These engineering practices have naturally impacted the landscape and its inhabitants, but without them, property damage and loss of human life would certainly be greater.
Early economic development of the Atchafalaya Basin hinged on the Bayou Teche. Before roads, the little Teche, not the Atchafalaya, was the highway from the Gulf of Mexico into the heart of Louisiana, Back To Bayou Teche. The Teche was navigable over miles, yet just wide enough, deep enough and swift enough to maneuver.
Several Bayou Teche settlements materialized because of the timber and waterborne economy. Two major Native American tribes lived along the banks of the Teche for thousands of years before the arrival of Europeans. They were the Chitimacha, who settled along Back To Bayou Teche lower sections of the bayou and still have tribal lands around what is now Charenton, and the Attakapas tribe, which settled along the upper sections of the Bayou from its headwaters around what is now Port Barre to the area now known as St.
Many, many years ago, there was a huge and venomous snake. It was so large and so long that its size was not measured in feet, but in miles. Its head was at what is now known as Morgan City and its body stretched beyond St. This enormous snake had been an enemy of the Chitimacha for many years, doing a lot of destruction to their ways of life.
One day the Chitimacha Chief called together his warriors and had them prepare themselves for battle with their enemy, the snake. In those days, there were no guns that they could use to destroy the snake. All they had were their clubs and bows and arrows, the arrowheads being made not from flint, but from a large bone from the local garfish. Of course, a snake over miles long could not be instantly killed. The warriors fought courageously to kill the enemy, but it fought just as hard to try to survive.
As the snake turned, coiled and twisted in the last few days of a slow but sure death, it broadened, curved and deepened the place wherein his huge body lay. As his body decomposed, the place began to deepen more. Before European immigrants came to the area, Chitimacha roamed the Teche, fished it and made their home there. Chitimacha used the Teche as one of their major trade networks, and built several Chitimacha mounds along its banks.
At one time the Chitimacha were in danger of extinction.
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