| Georgie was born July 1990, in Montana, USA, bred by Harrison Reimer.
His sire, Ingo vom Kastanienhain, was Imported from Germany, and was frequently used at
stud providing a positive effect on the Hunting Griffon in North America.
Georgie came to us at 4 months of age. Even as a puppy, Georgie was a very substantial
Griffon - he matured to 25 inches tall with an excellent, harsh coat, and lots of
furnishings that are of a hard texture.
- Georgie was one
of our first Griffons, and he is one of those dogs that you may have once in a lifetime.
We did not know much about training a hunting dog, or about hunting with a dog, and
this magnificent Griffon guided us through all that. He trained himself (and us) about
what it is truly like to hunt with a dog, and a Griffon in particular. Georgie is an
impeccable ruffed grouse dog, very methodical, careful and thorough. He is an honest
and willing worker with the intelligence and stamina to work all day long, for whatever
game we are hunting for.
We did have a funny thing
happen last year, after many many years, Georgie had an off day on Ruffed Grouse.
Will was dissappointed with him, and the next day, Georgie was left home and he knew when
we loaded the truck that we were going hunting, and other dogs were going but not
him. We had a great day, and arrived home and unpacked dogs, gear and birds, went to
the river to try for some Geese, never noticing that Georgie had dissappeared.
We missed him that night, and looked everywhere, but could not find
him. The next morning, we found Georgie. He was in the back of the
truck, and he was there to stay...... we could not drag him, nor tempt him, nor order him
to get out of the truck. He was determined never to be left behind
again. I am not sure about how a dog's mind works, but on our next hunt,
Georgie was on top of his game again, and most certainly he will never be left home in the
Georgie is a gentle, easy
going, trustworthy dog, he is our family pet and lives in our house fulltime. He is
the kind of dog that would never consider stealing appetizers off a coffee table, or
jumping up on people, but he certainly does know how to charm people into offering him
snacks and cuddles. He seems determined to invite everyone he meets to join the
"I Love Griffons" club.
- Breeding History:
Georgie has been bred with 4 different bitches
- Checkered Meg
- Prancing Acrobat
- Duckpond Roquebluft
- Feu Follet Edge of Eden