Two male pups are available from our litter whelped on 4/12/2009. These boys are truly extraordinary. Both are bold, brave, forward and curious. They have incredible noses and are very, very birdy. They learned to swim at age 4 weeks and now are little wind up toys in the water – so should excel at water work as well as hunting upland game or competing in field trials and the like. This is probably a once in a lifetime litter for us.
This litter was sired by the current #1 ranked GSPCA Amateur Gundog in the U.S, NAFC/FC/AFC Reo Pawnee. He is also the current National Amateur Champion having won the October 2008 NAC in Eureka at just barely four years of age. “Rusty” is an amazing up and coming young dog that we have been watching in broke dog stakes since the age of two. We really like this dog!
The dam is every bit as impressive, our FC/AFC Holzer’s Desert Willow MH. Willow was ranked in the top 10 amateur gundogs in the U.S. for both 2006 and 2007. Consider that in 2007, she ran two amateur events! One was the NAGDC in Sonoita, AZ in March where she placed third. She then ran in the NAC in Eureka, KS in October and took second place on her first appearance in Eureka. Then in 2008, she ran one event and finished in the top 15. That was her second appearance in Eureka, and this time she took fourth at the NAC. Willow has run in three national championships and placed all three times, beating out 50-80+ dogs each time.
Both sire and dam were amateur trained and handled by their owners, an impressive feat. Very independent, bold and stylish. These two are bird finding machines! They are also both very quiet handling, biddable dogs.
Preference will be given to competitive homes, but we will also consider guide dogs or hard core hunters. It is very important to us to find homes that value these animals as family members. They deserve to be with their humans and get time on the bed!
See our website for OFA certifications, pedigrees, photos, etc. There are two links on the home page – one for litter info http://www.desertrosekennel.com/willow%20rusty%20litter.htm , and one for photos http://www.desertrosekennel.com/willow_litter_08.htm . A health guarantee is of course provided. We invite you to contact us if you are interested – see info on the website. You can interview us and we will do the same.