We’ve been working Daisy, an 8 year old German shorthaired pointer to be ready for bird season this year. I think I first trained this dog when she was 2. She is has long been a good hunter, but was back with us this summer for some brush up lessons. Now she’s styled up and ready to go! I can’t wait for her owner to get her on chukars this year. They are going to have a ball together.
Let me tell you, there’s not much that is more enjoyable or rewarding that hunting with your kids.
Opening day of the Idaho forest grouse season here in southeast Idaho and we are ready. Here’s hoping for a good bird season. Reports are very mixed for south and southeast Idaho. We’ve loaded shells, dug out the hunting vests and dog bells. We are working with some seasoned dogs and several young pups, so we are excited to start the season!
Stella “Karamojo’s Dragon Tattoo JH” and Dave Walker’s “The Clown” dog were at it again and we are expecting puppies in 5-6 weeks. They will be ready to go mid-to-late December (Christmas puppies!) I am excited about this cross as this is the second Stella/Clown cross. Additionally, I have bred to “The Clown” with Stella’s older sister, Kenya, “Kenya Karamojo Bell JH.” We currently have five of these dogs from previous crosses at our kennel for training and they are all doing phenomenal. The trainability in these dogs in unbelievable. Stella is an excellent hunter and companion dog. She holds an AKC JH title which she earned by going four for four in the AKC hunt test in Mayfield, Idaho. She has performed very well on Idaho wild birds including chukar, pheasant, forest grouse, sharptail grouse, sage grouse, and Hungarian partridge. She is everybody’s friend and loves to play when she is not in the field. In the field she is all business. One of the reasons I am excited about this litter is that Stella was the most trainable dog I have ever worked with. She wanted to please. Once she knew what I wanted, she would do it.These puppies, once again, will be great. Scroll down for pics of pups from the last litter. She threw some cool looking Brits. We are taking deposits on this litter. If, for some reason she does not take, they will be refunded in full.
Note: After speaking with Dave Walker regarding Clown’s advanced age, there is a good chance that this was his last breeding. This is very sad. I have bred to this dog 5 times and he has produced some very good hunting/companion dogs.
If you follow this site, you may remember the post about Ghost the Weimaraner from last summer. Ghost’s owner is being relocated to a place where owning him and doing him justice as an active hunting dog will be difficult. Ghost has been entrusted to Cove Mountain Kennels to find him a good home.
He is a pure bred Weimaraner. He is a two-year-old cut male. He did two months of training at Cove Mountain Kennels with me last summer. He is a solid hunting dog. When I finished with him he was steady-to-wing, whoa broke, did some retrieving, and was a pleasure to work with. I am currently working with him to tune him up for his next owner. Ghost lived inside at night and during the day when his owner was home, but in a run outside when his owner was at work.
I posted a couple of videos on www.youtube.com of Ghost for his owner when I was training him. You can find them by typing “npm352″ (my page) into the search box, or by typing in “Ghost the Weimaraner.” I will continue to tune up Ghost for the hunting season. The timing on this is perfect. If you are a hunter and want to own a Weimaraner that hunts, this is the dog. It is very risky to buy a Weimaraner as a puppy expecting it to hunt, and there aren’t a lot of for sale that do hunt.
As you will see in the pic, he is well built and has a very nice point.
Please call Nick at 314-954-5424 if you are interested in buying this dog or email email@example.com. Ghost is in Inkom, Idaho.
Chris and I did a training session this week that was very neat. We are currently training 5 puppies from the two Kenya/Clown crosses. On Saturday, we came together and shot some birds for all of them. These dogs are all doing phenomenal. It is very rewarding to see such trainable dogs with such a strong bird drive that came from our breeding program. Here is a pic. From left to right: Maverick, Goose, Katniss, Boomer, and Duke.
Kenya’s (Kenya Karamojo Bell JH) sister, Stella (Karamojo’s Dragon Tattoo JH), is in heat and is going to be bred again to Dave Walker’s “The Clown” dog this week. We hope to have puppies on the ground in two months. Keep checking back for more info on that litter. They will go fast.
We received this picture from a client who bought a puppy, Danner, earlier this summer. This puppy was from our Karamojo’s Dragon Tattoo JH (Stella)/Clown cross. Stella will be bred to Dave Walker’s “The Clown” sire later this week. Stay tuned for more puppies!
This is a bird dog site, however, I came across this dry rub for an elk or venison roast that was so good that I had to post it. We had it again for Sunday dinner tonight and it was fantastic. If you can find some wild chanterelles, morels or oyster mushrooms it’s all the better. I was lucky enough to have found two handfuls of chanterelles to add to the crockpot.
Directions: Mix the dry rub ingredients together, then rub it into all sides of the roast (3-5 lbs). Once coated completely, place in crock pot with the lid off on medium, or in a Dutch oven, with the lid off in the oven at 350 F. Roast for 1 hour. Then, add 1 1/2 cups beef broth, wild mushrooms, garlic cloves, carrots, potatoes or cabbage. Lower the heat (low or 300 F), cover and continue roasting for 3 hours. Use drippings to top elk roast as it is served, or to make gravy.
2 tbsp salt
2 tbsp chili powder
2 tbsp dry mustard
1 tbsp black pepper (or 2 tbsp white pepper, 1 tbsp cracked pepper)
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp sugar
1 bay leaf, crushed
Here is a pic from yesterday of Boomer the American Brittany. This Brit is out of one of my Kenya/Clown crosses. Currently, we are training five different pups out of my two Kenya/Clown crosses. They are doing very well and are very trainable. It is exciting to work with the dogs we bred. Can’t wait to see how well they turn out!