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Halo Goose
 
How good is my bird dog?  Let me tell you about the last time I got a limit of Pheasant in an hour of hunting.......that was way back in nineteen eighty...NEVER!  This dog is fantastic.
 
Terry Jensen
 
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The Girls
 
Hi Mary,
 
I hope all is going well!We wanted to send you a quick note and let you know that we're all moved onto our 8 acres and the girls are loving life.  Endless games of fetch in the backyard are a daily occurrence.  The best part of it all is that Zack was able to join the Suffield Sportsman Club up the road from our house.  That club stocks pheasants for the bird hunters and they happen to stock the farm next door to us.  We are friendly with the farmer anyway, so he lets us go out on his property as it is, but holy bird season is all I can say!
 
The girls work very close and they are very birdy.  Their first day out was short because Zack had to work.  In under an hour they each had birds and we enjoyed a wonderful bacon wrapped pheasant dinner!  We can't be happier with their size, their speed, and their talent!  Everyone that meets them is impressed.
 
So, thank you and Larry again for our girls - we honestly couldn't imagine life without them!!!
 
Keep in touch and have a HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!
 
Shannon & Zack
 
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Dawson
 
Hi Mary,
 
  Dawson & I just returned from South Dakota.  This was my first year to hunt in SD.  I had hunted in Kansas until last year when they said there weren't enough birds.  We hunted in Ideal, SD. Which is an hour & a half west of Mitchell, just north of Winner, SD.  We had plenty of birds on the opening 3 days of the season. Even though it is a long drive,  Dawson & I loved it & I plan to go back next year!    Dawson is an excellent retriever!  He was a good traveler (we drove 3000 miles round trip).  He loved the hunting & everyone was pleased with his performance!    We  love Dawson.  My other children and grandchildren are jealous of their brother/uncle.  He has the best nose of any dog I've ever had, the best retriever and the softest mouth - brings the wounded bird back alive.
 
Hope to see you someday, somehow. 
 
Best wishes, Allen
 
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Ft. Worth Brocko
 
Hi Mary and Larry,
 
Here's Brocko all grown up. He's an awesome hunter. We are dove hunting this morning.   I'll send more pictures as I take them. I sent him to school for three months. He is a machine. Retrieves to hand perfectly. And he gets to sleep on our bed at night!
 
Warren
 
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Ranger Boone

Hi Mary,  I was just playing with Boone and thought I should let you know what a wonderful addition he has been to our family.  He is a loving and playful pet and a great friend to the kids.  He lets me know each school day when the bus is coming and runs to meet the kids at the top of the drive.  He is also, by all accounts, the fastest dog anyone has ever seen!  He has been a source of comfort and friendship to our youngest son and that has meant the world to him.  Thanks for the great dog!             Kathleen Irish

 

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Etienne Lucy
 
 
6 pheasants 9 chukers all in tall switch grass. (shoulder high). Found every bird...point...found every dead bird. My son in law shot one chuker at an incredible distance. The bird glided another 40 or 50 yards now 100 plus.....Lucy disappears in the grass....a minute or two later she is walking back down a small trail with bird in mouth....lays it right at my feet. THAT IS A BIRD DOG.
 
9mos now....not the least bit intimidated by a wounded big cock pheasant. A baby at home...get her in the field and she goes from 36 Pounds of sweetheart to a bird hunting machine.Thanks for a great dog.
 
Doug
 
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Well Lucy does not fit in the class of ordinary hunting dogs. At least in the way that so many dogs seem to fit. I have some hunting buddies that have pointing dogs and they do that well. I have a couple of friends with labs and they retrieve well. However the pointers do not retrieve very well and the labs do not point. Lucy dog however does both really well.....and I wish I could say it was some expert training on my behalf. But, to tell the truth she is must have read the Nike slogan...."Just Do It." And, do it she does.

Just got back from a pheasant hunt at the beautiful Priest View preserve. Sandy and I worked her on the "100" acre field. Not an easy place. Tall switch grass and a heavy undergrowth. Perfect hiding for Mr. Ringneck. No sweat for super nose. She found every bird.

One particularly bad piece of shooting on my part left a cripple hitting the ground about 100 yards away. I must have searched in the landing zone twenty minutes. No bird. Lucy searched with the encouragement of "find the bird girl" ....no bird. Wider and wider she ranged out from where the bird went down. I had just about given up and chalked it up to a running pheasant leaving the county. Lucy however would not quit. I lost sight of her for a good ten minutes in the tall grass.....then bingo she appeared again, rooster in her mouth. That's a bird dog.

Thanks for Lucy.

Doug Kubosh

Ps. As I write this she is of course sacked out on her bed at my feet.....dreams of roosters and shotguns.

Halo (Goose)

Mary, it has been a week now and I couldn't be happier - this dog is something else!

Thanks,


Terry

 

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Bodi (Mango)

 

Mary,

I can’t tell you how happy, pleased, satisfied, and in love we are with our dog.  He is everything you said the breed would be and more.  He is an amazing family dog and he hunts like a 4 year veteran.

My husband hunts with a friend that breeds red and white Irish setters. Nice dogs but they go into heat during pheasant season.  We are thinking of getting Mango fixed to save us from getting French red and whites.  What a mess that would be.  

Before we do that do you have any interest/ need for a daddy dog.  I know you must have plenty of males closer, but wanted to contact you just in case you had an interest or need.  I can’t imagine any DNA that would be better as a hunter or house dog.

Thank you for giving us the best dog ever.

Nancy

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Buffy (Gracie)

Took Gracie out to the bird farm again. This time just Gracie, my girlfriend, and me. She performed amazingly. We got all 6 Chukars. She pointed all 6 the first time thru the field but I managed to miss 2 on easy shots. Saw where the birds went and we circled back to get her into the wind. She managed to chase one that was on the ground running and eventually got a point on him. The last point was amazing. We were walking back to the jeep with the wind at my back at 20mph and I knew that there was one Chukar left that I had missed. Gracie spun a 180 and locked on point at some really thick cattails. I walked up to the cattails and was amazed when I could hear the Chukar trying to get outta them. The bird flushed and I shot and Gracie made a perfect retrieve. Was an amazing point to end the day.

 

Justin

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Gracie

So Gracie spent 16 days at a bird dog trainer while I was home for the holidays. When I went to pick her up Bruce spent over an hour talking to me and talking about how great a dog she was. He couldn't believe how fast she learned and how well she listened. He had her out at the  bird farm almost everyday and said he couldn't believe how quick she learned.

Bruce told me he had a client buy 8 chuckar and Bruce planted the birds over a 2mile wide stretch of field. The client spent 3 hours out there and only managed 1 bird. So Bruce took Gracie and his 1.5 year old setter and went out to see if they could find the birds. He said Gracie had 7 points and honored 2 more on that trip. He said she backs beautifully and she has a really good nose on her. I'll be taking her out to the farm quite often because Bruce told me to bring her out whenever I want just to keep her on the birds.

Anyways just thought id give you a quick update on her progress. She's learning fast and now I have more time to keep on her training so can't wait to get her on birds.  Justin

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