The breeder pedigree shows as many generations as possible, as well as all of the titles in their background that don’t appear on their AKC pedigree. AKC doesn’t show field trial champions from outside the United States. When you look at a pedigree and see “FC” or “FTC” or “F.T. CH,” all of those designations mean Field Trial Champion. FTW means Field Trial Winner. Whether you intend to hunt a dog or not, having a strong pedigree with a lot of FTC’s in its background ensures your dog is from excellent stock with all of the great characteristics you want to look for in a great pet and/or hunting dog.
Barney is our newest addition. He was imported from Scotland. He is a gorgeous red dog. He is a compact little whirlwind of energy when he’s hunting. He can jump over a tall fence without breaking stride. He has a very nice pedigree. It’s going to be interesting to see what color his puppies are. His dad was golden who came out of a black and chocolate dog. His mom was red and came out of a golden and black dog. His great-grandparents were black, black, chocolate, black, black & white, golden, black, and black. Too bad there’s not a way to predict their color.
Omachie Beinn Dearg
Billy was imported from England. He’s gorgeous. The pictures don’t do him justice. He is the sweetest, happiest dog. The breeder said he’s fantastic in the field, but he has a tendency to get excited and whimper before being released to retrieve a bird and got disqualified in British field trials for doing that. That’s not an issue over here! He’s exactly what we’ve been looking for. He has a truly impressive pedigree and is unbelievably fast.
If you visit us, you’ll find Ty in the house with us. He’s a huge couch potato and a real snuggler. Although he’s very laid back in the house, he’s a real dynamo on a dove field.
These pictures will give you an idea of how long their hair gets. And it doesn’t require a lot of upkeep either. They “blow” their coat twice a year, spring and fall. The rest of the year they don’t shed much at all.
Gavosie Fire Strike
Andy is our wild child. When he was 18 months old he started calming down — a little. But he was still too rambunctious to be a house dog and was looking like he would be a kennel dog. But down. I didn’t think he’d ever be able to sit on the couch and watch TV with us like Ty does. Andy was always so busy and excited all of the time, he didn’t seem capable of relaxing.
The trainer said to wait and see how he did after he worked with him this last time. He was right! Now Andy’s very well-behaved. He is older now, too, which has a lot to do with it. But he is quite the character! He entertains himself for hours with his Kong.
Andy’s the first dog we’ve had run in a hunt contest and he got two ribbons his first time out. He is so unbelievably fast! We hope to see him run in upcoming hunt contests.
RETIRED DOGS GO TO GOOD HOMES AND HUNTING PLANTATIONS WHERE THEY’LL LIVE OUT THEIR BEST YEARS YET