I firmly believe it all starts with getting a well bred dog from a reputable breeder. Sometimes you can get lucky with a back yard breeder, but if you want a good hunting dog that will physically hold up over the years, a hip guarantee along with an eye guarantee, is a must.
A puppy with a pedigree of hunt test and field trial parents/grandparents will give you a dog that has the desire to retrieve.
I have been really blessed that I was able to have Dixie in my life. She not only earned many titles and ribbons, she was one of the greatest pheasant hunting dogs I have ever seen.
She was a dog of a lifetime and gave me a great foundation to start my breeding program. Her lines are producing puppies full of speed, desire, style and love.
Dixie was my best friend first; a loving house dog wanting petted and loved. But, grab a shot gun, whistle, and bumper and her priorities changed. “Just shoot it or throw it” was her motto.
I only got to breed her twice. From those litters came Windy, AC and Holley. All their off spring are carrying on all of Dixie’s greatness.
Dixie passed away in 2004. She is always close to my heart when I look at her daughter, Holley, and granddaughter, Hope, who looks just like her, and better yet, acts just like her.