Dam: DRK's Daddy's Little Girl
Sire: FC PVR's Rugerheim's Smokin' Hellin'
Choices for our 2011 litters have been made and Tank is the one who remains available, and as usual, one of my very favorites is the last to go. Below are links to both parent’s OFA certification. Please email for pedigrees for dam and sire to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Click on the youtube link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyQdXIyx2hs to see a very cute video of him with a dead quail. Up until this point, he had only seen live pigeons and was not impressed that this bird was just laying there. He tried very hard to get it to get up and participate.
I have so many good things to say about this baby. He is quietly confident and very brave and bold for one this age. He was the first to be smart enough to figure out how to set himself up to scale the 2.5 foot retaining wall in our big puppy box and now pops right out every time the door is open. The first morning he did that, I opened the bedroom door and found him quietly prancing around the living room, playing with a sock, entertaining himself. When he saw me, he came trotting over, tail at 12 o’clock and wagging like mad, and to me he looked like he was thinking “Dude, where ya been? I’ve been waiting for you?” I know he had been out for a while because I found two separate poops, but while everyone slept, he never made a peep. Most pups would get nervous about being alone and cry, not this one. He is an old soul. There’s one in every litter and he’s it. Last night I watched him entertain himself for 15 minutes, playing alone in one corner of the yard with a piece of baling twine.
He is VERY birdy and not put off by flapping pigeons trying to take wing and get away. He has a good and sensitive nose, and already showing signs of a very stylish point. See Thunder’s page for an idea of the style I expect this boy to have, he reminds me SO much of his grandpa. He loves to stalk and point the barn cat when the opportunity presents itself. He is unafraid in new situations, likes to check out our horses, and LOVES the water. He is a good pool swimmer already and willingly hops in and out of a kiddie pool, likes to get wet.
I LOVE this baby. He has gotten lots of extra loving because he is one of my daughter’s two favorites. She always gets attached to the special ones.
He is $600 and can go home anytime the week of July 18th at age 8 weeks. He has been vet checked and declared beautiful and healthy. His stool sample was all clear too (all of ours have always been, but we continue to check) and has had his first combo shot. One thing to note, as is common at this age, I am reliably finding one testicle, but as of 7/10 I wasn’t finding the second yet. At age 6 weeks and 4 days, that doesn’t worry me. But full disclosure.
We offer a full health guarantee and if at any time, a genetic defect is found, we will either take the pup back or let you keep him/her and provide a pup from a future litter of your choosing.
A little about his parents:
Teejay, his mama: I try very hard not to play favorites, but I can’t help it with this one. She is my favorite. The single most laid-back GSP I’ve ever known in the house and around the yard. However, she is an entirely different dog in the field. She is a driven hunter and has been naturally pointing since she was 6 weeks old. She has her puppy and derby points (winning some good sized stakes) towards both her FC and AFC. At age 3, she’s nearly broke and will be starting on gundog stakes in the fall. She consistently runs a large gundog race. Her point is very intense and her nose is impressive. She also honors naturally and retrieves reliably on quail, not 100% on pigeons yet as she isn’t force broke. See Teejay’s page on www.desertrosekennel.com for photos. I also have never known a dog who loved water more. She is a duck. We have a pool fence so that she isn’t in there 24/7. She is an exceptional swimmer and is the only dog I’ve ever known that can literally tread water in one place. Her personality is special and unique, an ambassador for this breed. When her field work is done, I would like to learn more about therapy work and get her certified. Every new person and dog is her best friend she just hasn’t met yet.She is a big girl, field weight 60 lbs.
Remy, his father: see the photos of the dark dog on the Teejay litter link on the main page on the website. He’s a pretty dog, and a little bitty guy, field weight about 53-55 lbs. We chose a small boy for her since she’s so big. He too is very biddable and sweet, very friendly to people and dogs he doesn’t know. He is intense and stylish on point too and runs a large gundog to shooting dog race. He is a field champion on Terry Chandler’s pro string in NM and is also one of Terry’s “go-to” dogs for wild bird hunting. Terry reports that it took almost no effort to make him a fully broke dog. My husband and I have been judging him in field trials for a couple years now and are always impressed.