Monday, January 15, 2018

 You know you've got a good life when you have wrinkles on your forehead, and you just don't have a care in the world.  The puppies have grown substantially in the last week, and although they are pretty inactive, this is such a fun stage. If you love fuzzy and cuddly, this is the best stage. We've enjoyed taking the pups in the house, and the kids love holding them every chance they get.   There aren't too many moments that go by that they aren't asking to hold them, and to be honest there are plenty of moments when they sneak out in the garage and cuddle with the pups even without permission.   Their eyes aren't quite open yet, but it will only be a couple of days before that happens.  It seems like forever ago that we had puppies around (reality is its only been since September) but the consensus is that this NEVER GETS OLD! 



Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Pups born January 4, 2018

Well, the long wait is finally over.  Briar started her labor around 3:00 am on Thursday morning and was finished having pups around 11:00 am.  It was a smooth labor and by the time she was finished there were 8 healthy puppies 3 females and 5 males.  The first few days have gone by quickly and the pups have nearly doubled in size.  On Sunday we clipped dew claws, and the kids were excited to help with that.  They can't wait until they get bigger so they can snuggle and play with them without having to ask!   Here are a few pictures from the first few days!   It's always a relief when all the pups arrive safely, but we're excited for the next 6-7 weeks and spending our time with them!

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

4 x GMPR Sired All Yellow Pointing Litter Expected Around January 4, 2018



4 GMPR sired all yellow litter expected around January 4, 2018.  This is a first time mating of two dogs that match up extremely well together!   If you're looking for that dog that has the perfect look, a ton of drive, and strong natural pointing ability this is the litter.  Both sire and dam have great personalities, are great family dogs, and have a pedigree that don't quit.  This breeding compiles 19 GMPR titles, 11 APLA titles, and 9 FC AFC Titles or better.  There are 8 APLA Hall of Fame dogs and a total of 45 titled dogs in the pedigree.  Some notables include GMPR MPR Rik's Risky Raider MH, GMPR Grits of Black Forest SH, 4xGMPR Kroeger's Snapping Gator MH, 4xGMPR Honest Abe SH, GMPR Zig Zags Jipsey's Black Magic MH, CPR Minn Horse and Hunt Club Thor, and GMPR Wannamakers Hot Tubb SH.  This pedigree combines a perfect mix of pointing bloodlines, and legendary field trial pedigrees!  Both Abe and Briar come with all the health clearances, and are hip certified and eyes normal. Pups will come with a 28 month health guarantee.















Briar
Briar is that all around great family gun dog that everyone is looking for!  She is the type of dog you can spend all day with in the yard, take for a walk, use to keep the kids entertained, but yet has a passion for upland hunting like no one else!   Briar is a 60 pound female that is built for strength, athleticism, and endurance!  Not to mention she possesses that same great look we've been seeking to reproduce for the past 10 years!   She is a dog that can cover a lot of ground in a hurry, but never gets too rangy and constantly has her nose to the ground. At only 3 years old, many people often ask to hunt their pups alongside her because she hunts like a dog whose been doing it for 10 years.  She uses her nose to pinpoint birds in the thickest of cover, and when the conditions are right she displays a strong and steady natural point.   Her greatest attribute would be her ability to mark and find cripples.  There have been very few crippled birds that have outsmarted over the years, and her determination is seldomly matched. Briar is the perfect all around gun dog and I'm impressed at how many things she does so well!








Abe
Abe is an 4xGMPR, SH titled male comes to us by way of High Caliber Labs in South Dakota. High Caliber is a very well renowned kennel throughout the U.S. just south of Sioux Falls in the heart of Pheasant Country. Their reputation speaks for itself producing many titled dogs over the past several years.   Abe is yellow stud with all the natural point you could ask for.  He has a desire to hunt that is seldom seen, and amazing retrieving ability.  He is a 70 pound male with all the looks and a ton of muscle, and is SOLID! You won’t find a better looking yellow lab!  Abe’s pedigree includes:  GMPR HR Joemac’s Cause for Concern,GMPR MHR Rik’s Risky Raider MH (HOF) 2001 US Open Champ, GMPR Cashzingers Cattail Corky (APLA Hall of Fame),  GMPR Gumbo of Black Forest (HOF) MH, and FC AFC Field Trial legends!  Abe's point is rock solid, he hunts as hard as any dog out there, and is a great team player!   This pedigree is loaded with some of the most sought after pointing lines in the country.   He has hunted extensively in the upland and on waterfowl, and he lives to hunt and will go strong all day long! Abe is professional guide dog in South Dakota, and sees more pheasants in one week than most dogs see all year!