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I just got my pictures printed this one is Jade at 16 weeks with her first bird (a sharptail ) during training when we got home from hunting. She is fantastic!
I hope this transmits to you.
Love from us.
It's late and I'm tired, but wanted to drop you a line on Harley's first hunt today (and the first time I ever handled a pointing dog). We went out this morning in sub-freezing temperature and hunted for three hours; when the sun came up the temperature climbed to 59 degrees F. Harley hunted his heart out, there's no quit in him. In three hours of constant hunting (with one 10 minute break) he over-ran only one bird. His points are rock solid, no creep, no need to say "Whoa". He is somewhat reluctant to fetch the birds to hand, but is doing about 75%. When he fails to retrieve all the way, I put a short rope on him, throw the dead bird out and command him to fetch it up. Knowing he has no choice, he does. I hope this is the right way to reinforce him.
Hi Shannon, after working 2 mths straight with very few breaks I had an opportunity to go hunting with Jake. He performed very well cosidering that the pheasants were sitting very tight and he was basically pointing at our feet.
We clued in very quickly to what Jake was trying to tell us and we got two apiece in about an hour of hunting!
Sorry I couldn't stop by as I didn't have much time and we were near Medicine Hat.
Berget made it into Ottawa just fine and was the hit of the cargo area once again. Everyone has fallen in love with her - even my "boys" (three cousins all under the age of ten) who are tentative around dogs. She's had a busy day what with flying, meeting new people and even making it out to the park and playing with some other dogs. What a cutie - I just can't believe anyone would think she wasn't the cutest thing on this earth!!!! Thank you so much for such a great pup - she is so sweet and well behaved - what a treasure!
I will keep you posted as she settles in and once we get her across the border and into her new home. Many Many Thanks! Cassey
Here are some pictures of Anndie this past hunting season.
It has been a long time since we spoke last. Maximus is doing great, he is an amazing dog. He is a major part of our family. We take him boating, he loves our children, and he is a awesome hunting companion. We have been training on a regular basis and are looking forward to fall. I am taking him on a hunt in October to North Dakota. Then possibly Montana later in the month. He has been a lot of fun to train.
Becky and I possibly would like a second Griffon. I really liked Jasper. I think our next puppy we add to the family I would like his type of look. Also a mellow natured non alpha dog like Max. Keep us in mind with upcoming litters. Max will be two in February and I think that is a good time to possibly discuss another dog.
Jane is the most incredible dog I have ever known. She has so much spunk and personality. Our last two Golden's (God love them) seem like cats compared to this dog. Brenda and I have never been in better shape. Jane loves (demands) her 5 km run in the morning with my wife. Whenever I get my mountain bike out she know we are going riding. She has about 8 really good dog friends, but she has definitely fallen in love with a 2 yr old giant Golden Retriever named Burton. They are bike riding pals. Jane and my 8 (9 tomorrow) yr old daughter have a relationship that is just wonderful to watch. They are definitely best of friends. Too many stories to mention. Jane loves to retrieve and swim. She is just about 10 months old. She seems to be pointing more. She is also starting to stay closer when we push bush for birds. Loves to point at butterflies and then hunt them down. She is becoming more obedient all the time. Jane gets the run of the house. If we go out for a while it is no problem. She is very secure. I know you would be very proud of her. Next spring or the spring after we would definitely like to get male so Jane could have a playmate, but she is still such a puppy. Here are a couple of pictures. Her coat definitely is coming in more harsh all the time. I bet that even you haven't seen such a beautiful Griffon! All the best to you Shannon. Take care.................. Guy
Angus is a wonderful dog! Lots of personality and smart! Tries his heart out to do want you ask of him. Most of all he is very, very handsome and is his daddy's boy. I'm afraid in this off-season he should have been worked on birds a little more but there is no shortness of hunting drive that's for sure. He 14 months old and weighs about 53 pounds, he's was down a little as it has been super hot here and he doesn't seem to eat when it's like that but were trying to push the feed and he's gaining a little. Incredible stamina though and incredibly eager to please us.
Teala still gets along fabulously with our large rabbit - the rabbit is very tolerant of Teala's licking! Teala still enjoys her runs in the off lease park and I always received complements on her behavior with other dogs and people. She is so well behaved. Our local vet just thinks she is terrific and Teala is in the best of health.
2 years ago we opened our home to a 11 yr. old Chesapeake Bay retriever who was at the SPCA for 4months desperately looking for a loving retirement home ( and lost 20lbs in the process). They hit it off right off the bat when they met at the Society and we decided to bring Duchess home. The "girls" get along really well.Duchess is also tolerant of Teala's licking! They are good company for eachother and enjoy their walks/runs together. They are each respectful of their food dishes and you would probably like to hear that Teala does not find it necessary to hide her food in the laundry basket!
We are just so in love with our dog Teala!
Griffonpoint (Calvin above)
In the field he has really come into his own. I really don't think his size is much of an issue with me. He has filled out to about fifty pounds but shows tremendous eagerness to please. I am having him sent to Badgerland Kennels in August. Badgerland deals exclusively with bird dogs and has even recently worked with griffons.
I wish I had the time to train Calvin myself but the task seems monumental with working full time. In closing, I just wanted to thank you for recommending such a perfect match in Calvin for us. We are trying to stay cool and are awaiting the fall hunting season.
As Toni told you, I am very
pleased with the field performance of Casey
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I am very impressed with his independence and aggressiveness in the field at such an early age. Been taking him on short daily romps in the fields and woods near our house; I prefer to take him alone and just let him explore on his own. I did take the other dogs on one occasion but I think he gets more benefit if he is by himself. I did notice when he was with the other dogs he seems to have a natural tendency to back which is great.....don't think I'll have to worry about getting his enthusiasm up about birds.
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He sure likes to point, he points all of his toys then
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hunting partner and family companion of Mr. and Mrs. R.W. (Colorado)
When we take him to the field he really gets wound up. Not uncontrollable, but works very hard hunting. Currently Anndie is working about 60 to 80 yards in front of me and once in a while he cuts back behind me. When he crosses in back of me I'm sure he's double checking the area he's covered in case he missed a bird.
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Long time I know between E-mails. Leah is INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!
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We have had two great quail hunts, and yes they have been wild. I
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What a great Dog! Grifter is truly a part of our family