Blanca x Chief 2022
We are excited to announce the second successful breeding between Osage Prairie White Oak ("Blanca") and 2xNGDC GFC AFC DC Hope's Chief of Crosscreek ("Chief")! There are 7 beautiful, healthy puppies in this litter: 4 females and 3 males. There will be 6 puppies available to go to new homes beginning September 1, 2022. We are reserving the option of keeping one pup in this litter.
We kept two pups ("Red" & "Teal") from the 2021 litter and trained them this past year. After studying how the dogs from the first litter developed, we could not wait to repeat this breeding. The first litter of pups have been consistent, stylish, level-headed, easy to train, big running, and beautifully built. They have a ton of heart as well.
We strive to give our pups a great start in life and fully develop their potential to be exemplary bird dogs and companions. We believe the early weeks and months of a bird dog's life are critical for their development. We spend a tremendous amount of time focusing on imprinting and developing our puppies from the beginning. The path to success starts early and continues through life.
We take our pups through the Supper Puppy Program from days 3-16. This program has been shown to help stimulate development and set dogs up to be able to handle small stressors or changes in environment/sensation throughout life. We see this as the first of many steps in building a resilient and confident bird dog.
As the pups grow, we will continue their development with sensory enrichment experiences (tunnels, new sounds, different toys, experiences, etc). They will be introduced to house breaking through the use of a litter tray and a dog door leading outside. By 7 weeks of age we expect them to be very successful in going to the bathroom either in the tray or yard. Our whelping room usually stays pleasant with very few mishaps.
As the pups get a little older, they will be able to take frequent walks with us in the field to learn how to navigate taller vegetation, rocks, etc. This exercise helps to imprint them with the concept of “going with you” in the field. They will be exposed to pigeons and then quail. We constantly work to begin building a natural retrieve and encourage the pups to carry things in their mouths. They will be imprinted with the concepts of standing still for attention and coming when called. We see these things as critical elements in the early development of bird dogs.
These puppies will be picked up at RSK beginning September 1, 2022. All travel arrangements and expenses will be the responsibility of the new owner. Each puppy will go home with a travel bag with a Puppy Development DVD, bowl, water jug, and a small bag of the feed that that we recommend (Purina Pro Plan). At pick up time each puppy will: have pre-paid registration through American Kennel Club, be current on shots, be current on wormer, and have dewclaws removed and tail docked.
These pups will be available to serious hunting and/or field trial homes only. Preference will be given to homes that will give the most opportunity, development, training, and experiences. While these dogs make great pets and are sweet and personable, we will not sell them to purely pet homes. We feel that these puppies deserve to get to hunt and fulfill their genetic purpose.
These pups will be eligible to come back for our Spring 2023 or Fall 2023 Training Classes and will be guaranteed a spot in the class when the training reservation is filled out at the time of the puppy's send home.
-traits you are looking for in a bird dog (performance in the field, personality, etc),
-amount and type of hunting or trialing you plan to do, and
-type of training you plan to do with your prospective dog
A little more background on the pups and their heritage...
This line of Brittanys goes back to the very first legendary dogs that Delmar Smith achieved field trial history with, which ended up putting both him and multiple dogs in the Hall of Fame (HOF). Just some of the remarkable dogs that found their way into Delmar's kennel and ended up contributing valuable genetics to our bloodlines include FC Holiday Britt (HOF), Towsey (HOF), Pacolet Cheyenne Sam (HOF), and Holliday Britt's Bazooka (HOF), and Way-Kan Jill (HOF). After Delmar's retirement from his field trial career, Rick Smith took up the torch handling and winning with distinctive dogs such as NFC/FC/AFC Hi Proof Rum Runner (HOF), Pacolet Cheyenne Sam (HOF), and Perry's Rustic Prince (HOF).
Generation after generation of this pup's lineage have been tied to our family. The more recent generations have not been campaigned in field trials, but have instead been heavily relied upon on our professionally guided hunts on wild quail in Texas. South Texas, in particular, has been our dog's proving ground. It is our belief that a Brittany that can reliably produce quality hunts in the pastures we have hunted in South Texas, can do the same anywhere in the country.
Blanca is a daughter of one of the best Brittanys we have produced, Tall Chief of the Osage (ironically his call name is “Chief” which is the same as the pups’ sire). Rick is responsible for breeding Chief's sire, B.B.s Got Rhythm, who was one of our top guide Brittanys for many years before his son, Chief, took the helm. Blanca is a powerhouse of a Brittany. She goes to the country with style, endurance, and heart. She is not one to lay on the couch for long. She is quiet in the kennel, but always ready to go to the field. Her pedigree goes back to additional field trial greats such as FC AFC Highpoint Blazin' Lamont, NFC FC Beans Blaze (HOF), FC AFC Tejas Iron Mike, Nolan's Last Bullet, NFC DCH AFC Ban-dee (HOF), FC AFC Scipio Spinks (HOF) and on.
We were first introduced to 2xNGDC GFC AFC DC Hope's Chief Of Crosscreek ("Chief") through his offspring. We noticed his pups were consistently high quality, intense bird dogs. After talking with his owner, Barbara Pepin, we became convinced that her dog had a lot to offer in an outcross from our line. Barbara shared with us that Chief is not just a successful field trial champion, but, possibly even more important to us, a level minded individual that looks for birds when others quit. He has a smooth gait and lasting endurance to that carry him through tough hunts. He has the rare quality of being relaxed in the kennel and consistently focused in the field. Chief has run at Nationals 6 times and has placed 5 of those times. His most recent placement (just this past year) was 3rd at the National Gun Dog Championship at the age of 9. In 2015 he earned the Magnum's Masked Man Award and was recipient of the Garmin Shooting Dog Award in 2016 and 2017. He was also awarded the Dual Dog of the Year in 2018 and again in 2020. He is the only dog to have garnered the Garmin Award, the Magnum's Masked Man award, and the National Championship all in the same year. We think Chief has soundly demonstrated that he has a lot to offer the breed.
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