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Quail Cooper

 

We love our new puppy.   Quail Cooper born to Cactus Country Bella and Wingfoot Creek Jacque on 01/04/2015.( He's 20 months now.) For 8 weeks we watched Cooper grow. It was just wonderful. Mary sent lots of pictures with each achievement and adventure. Copper was more of a leader and ventured off by himself a few times.   

Finally the big day arrived. Mary had arranged for Misti, her daughter, to deliver our puppy to us at the Boston Logan Airport, MA, March 4th. Cooper had a nice comfortable and worry free trip. Misti said Cooper was so good and a big hit with the passengers!

This is a story of joy and heartbreak for us. Our beautiful Braque, Jake, was 12 years old on 07/07/14.  Within 2 weeks Jake became sick. We took him to Vets, then an Animal Hospital. After couple days of testing we had to let him go 07/21.  We were devastated.  We had an autopsy done and 4 weeks later Jake was with us again. We were away from home, in PEI, Canada for the Summer and turned to the computer to find our dog's breed, Braque Du Bourbonnais and our new breeders, Mary and Larry Friedrichs.

A miracle happened.   Mary heard our story and unbelievablely found out that she had bought our Jake's father, Wingfoot Creek Jacque.  Now we have Cooper, who is Jake's half brother. Cooper favors his father, same as Jake. Cooper is beautiful, smart, strong and quite a runner. He also is very friendly and lovable and shakes all over with excitement, and just loves everyone.

Cooper, being a " MAINER" has had a few new adventures with lots of snow. He loves running and jumping in the snow. During our summer in PEI, Cooper loves running up and down the beach and chasing the waves. He also played with some lobster (pegged claws). Cooper is lucky to have a playmate Jasmine, a Belgium  Malware Sheppard, our Sons dog, who lives here.

Coopers biggest adventure was hunting for Partridge ( Ruffled Grouse ) in the Wilds of Moosehead Lake Region in Maine. He is a natural hunter and got his first bird. It was quite a happy event.

To Mary and Larry, We will be ever so grateful that we found you. We will love you forever.  Thank you for all the love and care that you give all your Braques and especially to Cooper.          

                                                

Jerry and Carol Drew

Kittery, Maine

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Aero and Quiver

Aero and Quiver locked up on a single Mearns quail.  They made me so proud over the weekend. Their team work is increadible in the field. My clients from North Carolina were amazed at their performance, drive and temperament. Thanks Larry and Mary for such stellar pointers.

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Dawson Pal

Mary:  Returned from quail hunting in the north Texas panhandle last week. Dawson performed marvelously out shining the English pointers also on this trip and managed by their professional trainer. Dawson was described as my "million dollar dog".


   I don't think they believed that it is all natural without any professional work. I just love him and let him do his thing.  Great nose, excellent hold on point, magnificent retrieves, and soft mouth never damaging a bird - many of which he brings back alive. And a wonderful child at home without any aggressive problems.
    

Just want you to know what a champion gene pool/line you have there and how pleased we are.  He has not been cut.
     

Happy New Year and best wishes -- Allen

Dawson

Bodi (Mango)

We are Bodi, now Mango’s family in South Dakota.  He is as beautiful and loving as you said he would be.

Everyone that hunts with Lincoln-( the boy) and Mango wants to buy him. He is so much a part of our family that I’d sooner sell the boy that the dog.  JK.

 
Nancy
 
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Gunner
 
I gotta tell ya. This past week, Gunner and I were up in Northern Michigan Grouse and woodcock hunting. He shouldn't be as good as he is, with all my back surgeries and less time a field. I have hunted with some good Dogs, but Gunner is the best Woodcock Dog I have ever hunted over, BAR NONE! He is good on Grouse too but there just aren't as many of them for a true test and they just don't hold for point as well as Woodcock do. Gunner has a great nose, great drive and is rock solid with his points. He was on the other side of a creek when his beeper went off. He had to hold his point for nearly 5 minutes until I could get across the creek to where he was. When I got there, He was still locked up like a statue; I walked in front of him, the Woodcock flushed and I missed! Damn that brush is thick!! That's my excuse and I am stickin to it!!! 24 Woodcock flushes, 2 Grouse flushes in a little over 2 hours on the ground. He is special by anybody's standards; He is the best in the Nation by my standards. Plus He is the best pet and most loyal companion in the World...
 
Pat

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Remy

Hey Mary,

I just can't tell you how much fun it has been dove hunting with Remy. She loves to be in the field but goes so hard that I have to watch her in the heat. I just say "Drive water" and she goes to the bowl I have by the truck and drinks then heads out again.
 
In the past week, I have shot around 50 dove and we have only lost two I think. She is so good at finding them. Yesterday she did one of the funniest and the coolest retrieves.
 
The funniest first: I shot a dove that landed in a thick area of creosote bushes and some trees and she charged in there after it because she saw where it landed. I got closer and I could see her with the bird in her mouth but she was having a hard time getting through the thicket of thorns and stuff so she dropped and and charged through to me and I was like, "Where is the bird? Go get it!" So she went back in and picked up and then dropped it and came back out and took off. So I called her back and said, "Get the bird" and I pointed at it. So she went back and got it and looked at me and I said, "Bring it here" and she pushed through with it and dropped it at me feet as if to say, "Fine. Here it is!" and she took off again....Stubborn sometimes :-)
 
Now the coolest: I was hunting with a friend last night and he shot one that landed out in an open area and Remy saw it land and took off after it and we were walking towards the area. She zeroed in on it and picked up and trotted back with it and dropped it in front of my friend's feet. It was so cool to see her trotting back with bird in mouth because normally she finds and I am right there to get it.
 
She has found so many that I would have otherwise lost. I cannot wait to take her duck hunting. I feel I do need to do some more training for quail so she does not chase after they flush thought.
 
She is just so birdy!!

Thanks again and I love all of the pictures of the other dogs.


Regards,
Mike

 

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Shooter and Trigger
 
Dear Larry and Mary,
 
You are two very special people!  You have brought so much joy into our lives, from your two beautiful dogs to your friendship and all the people we have met through you and the BdB boys!! 
 
We can't wait to see you in February at the Rendezvous!
 
Love,
 
Anne, Elton, Shooter and Trigger

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Trigger

 

Ok for those of you that don't have your puppies yet....let me tell you how Trigger's first night went. Even though we don't have a doggy door, he very quickly figured out where the big door is and what it means. He didn't make a mess one time in the house. He went the door every time he had go potty!!! Way to go Mary for teaching these babies how to potty outside!!!

Night time. We put his kennel next to the bed with us. He cried three times last night...all three times he had to potty!!! No messes in the kennel night one. I know better that to think this will continue.....but seriously.....Cactus Country dogs are amazing!!!!!!!! Soooooooooo smart. Sheesh he is already showing shooter up lol!! Shooter was no so good about potty training. I know I'm preaching to the choir but even I'm surprised and i already have one!!! We love you Mary and Trigger is already amazing Shooter!!!

 

 

Anne

 Trigger

Polka Dottie

We love all the pictures and videos and every breeder should do the same thing!  My kids loving showing their friends and teachers, and they all say how cool it is that we get pictures and videos. It is the most awesome thing, you are a very cool Bourbonnais Mom!

Anne

 

Tundra

This is our new little family member. Her name is Tundra and she is 4 weeks old and we cannot wait to get her home to Minnesota. Cactus Country Kennels has been absolutely amazing to work with.

Darren

Tundra