I wanted to give you the update on the puppies from this weekend. Kenya started laboring around 11:00pm Friday. Over the next five hours she dropped 5 beautiful puppies, four liver and white males, and one orange and white female. We could still feel another pup in her and she kept laboring for several more hours, but had slowed down and was exhausted. The puppy just was not coming, even after a Oxitosin shot to speed up contractions. We rushed her to the vet and had her looked at. She was given even more drugs to help speed up her contractions, but it still was not happening. Eventually, they were pretty certain that the puppy was not alive and two different vets tried to pull it out with no success. They performed a c-section to remove the last pup, a male. He was stuck in the birth canal with his head twisted backwards and one front arm forward. Kenya could have pushed for another year and not gotten the puppy out naturally. It was a very sad deal. Not only did we lose the pup, but Kenya will likely have to have a c-section if I breed her again.
The puppies are doing very well. They are all feeding and the vet said that they looked robust and healthy. They got their tails docked and dew claws removed yesterday. The future chukar slayers are content just sleeping and eating now.
All of the pups were spoken for before they were born, but there is now one male available due to a gentleman dropping out who was set on a female. There is more information about the cross on this blog from about a year ago when she was last bred.
If you are interested in a male, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Nick at 314-954-5424.
We are pretty sure that Kenya and The Clown have had a successful lock once again. This is a second time breeding of two top notch American Brittanys. Both dogs are stellar hunting dogs out of very nice lines. Both dogs have been OFA certified GOOD.
The pups, if Kenya is pregnant (which she sure looks it) should be on the ground in another month and ready to go around Christmas!
These pups will probably go fast. At this point, three have been spoken for. I will try to post more info on the pups as we find out, but please scroll down on this site to view information about the dam and sire from the first breeding last year.
Please email Nick at email@example.com or call 314-954-5424 for more info.
We love hearing about the dogs that we work with. Here are a couple of pictures from dogs we trained this summer. The setter, Gus, did a very nice job in training and his owner has had him on a lot of birds this season. This is his first wild bird, a hun, taken shortly after the season opened.
The German Shorthair Pointer is a female named Char that turned out very nicely. I just got this picture today of her with some ruffed grouse in Wyoming.
I have owned Gator since she was five months old. She is a nice little dog that has had a lot of individualized attention. I only own 2-3 hounds at a time. She has seen over 30 bears and one of those she caught on her own. She has seen over 20 lions. Almost half of those lions it was just her and one other dog. She has caught a couple of coons. She is medium nosed and open on a track with a sharp, distinctive, high pitched yelp. She is a good stay put tree dog and barks every other breath at the tree. She does not pull hair, but has hung tight with a couple of bad bears and has not left a bad one yet. I do a lot of foot hunting for lions so she handles well. I often hike her back 2-4 miles in the snow and she will walk within 10 yards of me unless she finds a cat track. She has turned her head into other dogs at the tree and face-barked and been corrected. It comes up once and again when she is not hunted down. I do not want to sell her, but want to spread out the age range of my pack of 3. With a wife prego with twins, I can’t keep her.
She is microchipped and up to date on shots (rabies, bordetella, 5-in-1). Spayed.
Call or text Nick at 314-954-5424
Last night Chris and I had a very good training session with multiple dogs at different stages. We worked on whoa, handling, quartering, pointing and even shot some birds for a couple of the dogs. It was a beautiful night and I thought this photo was worth sharing. Pictured is a setter named Gus that is coming along very well.
Here is a picture of a Weimaraner we are training. I have had him for three weeks and he is doing very well. At first he was not pointing or indicating that he had hit a bird’s scent cone. After some work with homing pigeons and a bird launcher he is pointing his birds with style.
We had a great time at the hunt tests in Mayfield, Idaho this year. It was a good place to meet other bird dog hunters and trainers. It is always to good to hear about training methods that are working for other trainers while sharing what works for us.
Stella, Kenya’s sister, did very well. She was almost nine months old at the test and performed exceptionally. She passed four of her four junior hunt tests and earned an AKC JH title. In four runs, she had 8 finds and held through the shot on all 8 birds.
We also had a GSP named Dottie who was trained at Cove Mountain Kennels come along with her owner. She also went four for four and earned a JH title. She was a bird finding machine!
Pictured is John with Dottie on point during a test and Nick with Karamojo’s Dragon Tattoo JH (Stella).
We are excited that all four of Kenya’s puppies have went to homes where they will be cared for and hunted hard. We anticipate hearing about how these pups do and we hope to possibly get one or two back for training in the summer. Pictured are two buddies, Jon and Eric, from Las Vegas that took two of the pups. The pups will be hunted together a lot. Their names made me laugh: Goose and Maverick.
We hope to have another Brittany litter within a year. We will try Kenya again after her next cycle as not to put too much strain on her body. Stella, Kenya’s younger sister, will probably be bred on her second cycle which should be sometime within the next year. She has proven herself to be a very trainable dog with some fantastic qualities, much like her sister. Keep up with the blog for more news!
All of the Brittany pups from the Kenya/Clown cross have been sold except for one. The puppies will be seven weeks old and ready to be picked up Friday, March 22, 2013.
All of the pups were males. The cost is $500 for the last pup. Don’t miss your chance to own a puppy from stellar lines and in perfect timing for this fall’s bird season!
Scroll down on this website to see more information on the parents and bloodlines.
Kenya Karamojo Bell JH, the dam, and Karamojo’s Dragon Tattoo (Stella), the dam’s sister, will be running in the AKC hunt tests in Mayfield, ID this weekend. Kenya will be going for a Senior Hunter title and Stella will be trying for a Junior Hunter title. Additionally, Max, a great English Pointer owned by Chris will be running to add a Senior title to his Junior title.
This May 10th and 11th in Beaver, Utah we are hosting Dave Walker for a two day pointing dog training seminar. Dave Walker is one of the most successful pro trainers and field trial competitors still alive today. Dave has an uncanny ability to read a dog’s body language and bring out the best in them. If you want to learn about pointing dogs and better your skills as a trainer and your dogs abilities, don’t miss this weekend.
Join us in Beaver for the 2013 Utah Bird Dog Training Camp. Dave Walker will provide us with two solid days of bird dog instruction and hands on classes. Dave Walker uses live birds in his training and prefers to work with you (the handler) and your dog as a team. He will save you a lot of time and trouble and can even help your through those training trouble spots. He will be going over steady to wind and shot, force fetching, backing and honoring, and introduction to birds and gun. This seminar is for all ages and skill levels, puppies to finished dogs. Don’t miss out on this chance.
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