The last day of our chukar hunt turned out to be miserably cold and windy, so we made getting photos of the young dogs our only goal for the day. After it warmed up a little we went to a somewhat sheltered area to take the pictures. The dogs weren’t particularly interested in posing (they thought we should go hunting instead), but we did manage to get a few shots that show what they look like.
First, the three from the Llewellin cross.
Suzie (Sky x Heath):
This second photo of Suzie is from a different day, right after a hunt. It looks like she is pointing, but she isn’t.
When we were done with the photos (or too cold to take any more) we couldn’t resist taking one last hunt on a nearby hillside that we knew had a covey of chukars living on it.
On the way up the hill. River is the dog who got to go:
Time for a little doggie sports drink:
We had been hoping to get a good video of a point, and everything fell together to get that done on this last hunt. River is untrained except for basic control, and his performance here is typical of what our dogs will do naturally, without training to be staunch on point. He lets Lisa walk by, but when the birds don’t go out right away he wants to move in with the gun. You will see everything better if you view this full screen.
Timber is a littermate of Paint and Heath. He is owned by Bill Bates.
"Timber has really come along this past year. He's become a great grouse dog.
His feel for range is excellent. He covers his ground well and with style.
Most of all he really has known from an early age that he and I are a team.
He is a very quick learner. As pet, companion and bird dog he's tops and I
couldn't be happier."
Blue, owned by Sue Ostby, is from our 2010 litter out of Sky x Heath. Here he is at one year of age during a training session- backing Sue’s older dog Della.
“Yesterday I got him out and into some partridge and sharptail….
I saw Blue’s first solid point on a pair of huns. He started working the scent from about 30 yards. He got it figured out, it was very cool to watch.”
Breeders of Classic foot hunting English Setters from Ryman and other close working bloodlines.