Jill is about 18-months old and coming along nicely. She has a great nose, style, amazing ground-speed, an edgy demeanor, and isn't afraid to get out front and run; she handles, and wants to come and go with me. She was run in a few field trials last season and was placed as a derby, then we hunted her and got her into some wild birds. Now I'm working on getting her broke; steady to wing and shot. In the picture above she's anticipating being cast-off into the bird field. All her contacts in the field have been positive, her point is stylish and intense, her chase has been shortened-up,
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 gone, but not forgotten. From Crockett/Sunrise lines, with some Cover Dog blood from his dam's side. Ted is the best bird dog I have owned and 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 wins at the Western Open AA Derby Classic, the Oregon Shooting Dog CH AA derby, was R-U CH in the 2015 Pacific Coast CH and the 2015 California Quail CH.
"Andy" Wenaha Black Storm
Andy is gone - a vistim of cancer at age seven - a son of Tekoa Mountain Patriot X Iron Mistress - a daughter of Grid Iron. He was a good bird dog and I miss him.
"Buddy" - Wenaha Strongheart
Buddy is from Robertson's Kennel - a son of Audubon Americus X Sunrise's Last Hope - a daughter of Tekoa Mountain Sunrise. He was whelped in June of 2016. A really nice bird dog and I am having fun with him.
"L.J." Wenaha Little John
L.J. is by Cody and Crockett's Prairie Breeze, a daughter of Crockett's Deep Freeze. He is now living in Oklahoma and enjoying life as a family bird dog.