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.
The 2021 litter will be my 8th generation of Firelights. The dam is Annie who blends my classic lines with the addition of Llewellin blood. Annie is a compact 48 lbs, light and fast on her feet in the woods. She is very easy to hunt, requiring little to no handling while she typically ranges 50-80 yards in the woods. Annie hits point hard and fast, freezing in whatever position she is in, and she naturally retrieves nicely to hand. Tri color, OFA Hips excellent, Elbows normal. The sire is Tip, a handsome blue Firelight male who runs 63 lbs, OFA Good hips, Elbows normal. Tip is a young dog who has already earned a solid reputation in the grouse woods of Maine and is out of a litter that has several superstars so we have high expectations for this breeding. The breeding took place in late February, pups expected at the end of April. I am not taking additional reservations at this time.
Annie’s Sire Doc” Annie’s Dam “Sally” Tip’s Dam “Kate” Tip’s Sire “Mack”