I typically have one, maybe two, litters a year from my personal gun dogs. I select sires based on what I feel is the best match to complement my female and help me to meet my goals for my breeding program. I travel as far as needed to breed to the sire that offers the best match. I do not do any breedings just to have puppies and I sell only to hunting – companion homes that will offer wild bird hunting opportunities to their pup. My puppy buyers usually want a pup from a specific litter and are willing to wait: as a result my litters are typically spoken for before they are born, often before the breeding even takes place.
2022 I am expecting a litter in early January, 2022. I prefer litters born in the winter as they are then old enough to have a full first hunting season that fall. But you cannot schedule Mother Nature and I may also have a second litter in the spring/summer. Reservations are accepted on a limited basis: I am always happy to talk with wild bird hunters looking for their next companion to see if one of my pups might be a good match.
My January litter will be an outcross of my Annie to Dashing Nash Bandit. Annie is an excellent representative of what I strive for in my dogs. Sweet and affectionate at home, she is animated and light on her feet in the woods, with a short hard topline and a fast, smooth stride. She is very easy to hunt with, requiring little to no handling while she typically ranges 50-80 yards in the woods. Annie hits her points fast and hard, freezing in whatever position she is in, and she naturally retrieves nicely to hand. A pretty tri color with that glorious waving white tail, OFA Hips excellent, Elbows normal. She surprisingly weighs 52 lbs. Pups from Annie’s first litter are proving to be dynamic and natural in the field for their puppy season.
Nash is one of those exceptional dogs who excels at whatever you ask of him. He is calm and friendly but when hunting he is the dog who simply finds more birds. He was a precocious pup, naturally staunch and retrieving. Very biddable, he handles to the gun, adjusting his range to the habitat. In the off season, he steps it up to a different level and has claimed over 25 wins and placements in both the NLGDC and NSTRA trials. A handsome tri-color, mid 50’s for weight and OFA Good. He has been producing good looking puppies with early development and lots of style.
Annie’s Sire Doc” Annie’s Dam “Sally”