Thursday, December 4, 2014

Remi x Punch Litter Expected Mid January. Repeat Breeding!!



Remi meets Punch repeat breeding expected around January 12, 2015.    This litter is once again sure to impress combining some of the top bloodlines in the country. The pedigree includes 13 APLA titled dogs, 10 of which are GMPR titled, and 3 of which are APLA Hall of Fame dogs. These pups are bred for a strong natural point, intelligence, drive, and the right look! Punch and Remi match up perfectly and will produce a combination of a bird dog with a ton of drive and also a companion that you and your family can take wherever you go. These pups come with all the health clearance EIC/CNM clear and also a 28 month guarantee on hips, elbows, and eyes.
Punch is APLA Certified Pointing Retriever (CPR) that spends a ton of time in the field. He is used as a professional guide for Pheasant Crest Lodge near Kimball, SD where he gets a ton of bird exposure. They hunt hard 5 days a week from the beginning of October thru December. He literally sees thousands of birds every year. Punch is the perfect combination of looks, trainability, and drive. He has a ton of point and can go strong all day long. Punch is a 65 pound powerhouse that is lean, muscular, and has a nice broad chest and boxy head. When all the other dogs are starting to wear out after a long day in the field, Punch is still going strong. His bloodlines include: GMPR MPR Rik's Risky Raider MH, GMPR PDB Angel's Blackjack Kate JH, GMPR High Sierra Kodi MH, GMPR Sir's Mighty Eli SH, GMPR Blackwater Lexus (45 all age pts and 19 derby pts), GMPR Wannamaker's Hot Tubb SH, CPR TDK's Putting for Birdie JH, and CPR High Caliber's Rock Star just to name a few. Punch has a great mix of APLA, AKC, and Field Trial dogs in his background. He comes with all the health clearances EIC/CNM clear, Hips-Excellent, and Elbows/Eyes- Normal.  





Remi is my own personal female I kept out of my second litter. After hearing all the success the first Belle and Baker breeding produced, I couldn't resist keeping a female the 2nd time around. Remi is a 55 pound female with all the looks. She is extremely muscular and has that "Raider" front end with a nice boxy head. Everywhere I go, I always get comments on how nice looking she is. Her lineage includes GMPR Spioncop Christos Magic Baker SH, GMPR Grits of Black Forest MH, and GMPR MHR Rik's Risky Raider MH just to name a few. She comes from some of the top bloodlines in the country and her looks and athleticism show it. She is an extremely birdy and stylish hunter. Remi has a solid natural point and her marking ability is second to none. Her strongest attribute is her intelligence, I am simply amazed at times how quickly she picks up on things, and how little training she needs with certain things before she has it mastered. She is a very stealthy hunter in the field, using her intelligence to weave in and out of the thickest cover to find smartest of birds. Remi has a solid nose and is extremely fun to watch when she gets on a bird. In the right conditions, she's one of those dogs that can wind a bird from 30-40 yards away and find it with pin point accuracy. Remi is primarily used as an upland dog, hunting in Iowa, South Dakota, and North Dakota. Remi loves the water and has a big entry. Her marking, retrieving, and obedience translate in to a great waterfowl. By day she is a hunting/retrieving machine, but by night she can come in the house and settle in with the family. She loves attention and is very gentle by nature! Remi is EIC/CNM-Clear, Hips-Excellent, and Elbows/Eyes-Normal.
A $250 deposit is required to hold your pup.  For more information on this litter call 712-441-4691 or email me at jjfranken@premieronline.net.   For more information and pics check out my website www.rocksolidpointinglabs.blogspot.com







Puppy Pedigree



Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Week 7

We have had a beautiful fall in NW Iowa, and the puppies have gotten to enjoy so much time outside.  It is supposed to cool off significantly, and they are even talking about snow next week.  We decided to make sure we took full advantage of the day today.  Here are some of their adventures outside today (Saturday).  

They love to dig in the neighbors garden, and explore around the tomato buckets.  If we can't find one of them, we know right where to look.



 Somebody needed to come inside to warm up for awhile.  The puppies love to be outside, but they are not real hardy yet!  
 Their favorite obstacle...the retaining wall!!!!!

 Now that I am up, how do I get back down?

 The sock monkey hat was a prized possession.  


 


Friday, October 31, 2014

Six Weeks Old

Just a few more of our favorite pictures from the past week.  The weather has been perfect for the puppies to be out and about.  They love the sound they make when they crunch in the leaves and run through grass.  They are becoming more and more playful and their personalities are increasingly evident.  I can't wait to meet all of you and tell you all about them!













Thursday, October 23, 2014

A field trip

A few of the puppies took their first car ride.  They went on a little trip to school and were show-and-tell for Amirah.  It was fun to listen to Amirah tell her classmates which puppies were boys, which was a girl, how old they are, and every other bit of puppy knowledge she had.  The puppies did great!  Not even an accident!  It is amazing to see at 5 weeks already how their Labrador personality comes through...so calm, and quiet, yet so very social.  I am not sure who enjoyed the attention more, Amirah or the puppies!  Amirah's teacher had done a little research before the visit and shared with the class that Labrador Retrievers are the most popular dog in the United States and in fact, there are twice as many Labrador Retrievers registered than any other dog.  She made the kids guess why.  I would have to agree with all the answers she eventually shared with them:  They are smart, obedient, easily trained, loyal.  She also talked about their strong, athletic build that is perfect for hunting. swimming, or for hiking and exploring.  She told me that after reading all about Labradors last night, she decided that she needs one!  

Ready or not, here we go!






Back in the bag and ready for a nap!  The school in only four blocks from our home and they were all three sound asleep by the time I got home! 








Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Another First


We started the puppies on soft food last week.  They did not waste anytime figuring out what it was.  They dug their noses in and went right to work.  They are still nursing a couple times a day, but the weaning process is well on it's way.  The kids get such a kick out of their bulging tummies when they have finished feasting!

Enjoying a drink of water after they licked the pan clean!


If you stand still for more than a couple seconds, you will have one climbing your leg, begging to be picked up.  Their attention span is very short, so are easily distracted by a shoe string...or a ball...or a blowing leaf...basically anything else that moves... 






like Willow...



Wednesday, October 15, 2014

First Trip Outside

Well today was the day.  The kids have been waiting for this day!  The first time the puppies ventured outside.  It was sunny and 70 with no wind.  A perfect fall day.  It was fun to see the puppies go from very unsure of their surroundings to rolling, running, and pouncing in the grass.  We even heard our first real bark.  






There was no football, volleyball or basketball practice for any of the kids, so all 5 were out there to keep track of the puppies.  I was glad we had so many extra hands, because they move faster than you think.  I counted to 9 several times!    








Somebody thinks they need a mid-day snack!


 We live on the edge of town and have a bike trail that runs behind our house.  A couple of college girls who were out for a run, couldn't resist stopping to play with puppies too.  


Playing outside is really hard work!