My new setter, from Scott Berg's fine kennel. She already moves confidently with head and tail high. She was walking around in the back yard earlier this afternoon when a strange noise came from next door. She stiffened up into a perfect puppy point.
Before heading for Montana last Summer, I decided that I needed a good set of stake outs for the dogs. I found an excellent product from Heartland Dog Stakes, offered in steel or stainless steel.
I used the steel Heartland stakes at camp in Montana and since then while hunting and field trailing. They work very well, don't bind, and the cables have never come loose. I recommend them. The only improvement I can think of that would make them easier to use is to cover the metal crimps with a heavy heat shrink tube to make them more comfortable to handle.
Here's where to get them...
Heartland Dog and Horse Stakes mike coleman 319-929-3460 firstname.lastname@example.org
Life is short Quit your job. Turn off the TV. Go outside and play.
The photo behind the title header was made by Clair Kofoed in NE Oregon several years ago - Jesse pointing, Huns flushing, and me thinking about the camera and shooting behind.
This century's quotes
"Over the long haul of life on this planet, it is the ecologists, and not the bookkeepers of business, who are the ultimate accountants."
- Stewart Udall, 1970
"Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end"
Ted is a from Crockett/Sunrise lines, with some Cover Dog blood from his dam's side. Ted has earned eight shooting dog placements in his career, and has a lot of wild birds shot over his points.
Cody - Wenaha Code Red
Cody is from Jetsetter X Johnny's Jewel. He has derby wins at the Western Open Derby Classic and the Oregon Shooting Dog CH. He is a coming AA prospect.
'Tommy' Wenaha Tomahawk
Tommy is son of Ted's half brother, CH Jetsetter - double bred See Johnny Run - and was whelped in August, 2007. He qualified with a HB Open Derby placement in Nov., 2008. As he develops, I expect that he will be a nice bird dog.
'Jesse' Wenaha Jesse James
Jesse was a good bird dog - staunch on point, broke STWS, and a good retriever. He passed on early this year at 13 years of age. Thanks, Jesse.