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#1 cactusjack

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I started on the quest for another hunting dog about 3 years ago. I have had GSPs in the past and wanted something with the same nose, same drive but doesn't shed.  I settled on a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. Then I had to locate a breeder.  There is one breeder in Az, but he didn't have any pups.  Called a bunch of breeders and found 2 of them with litters due.  I settled on a breeder in Colorado, High Country Griffs.  Money sent, waited. March 23, 2016 I got an email with the joyous news. Pups on the ground. 12 to be exact. 0321161640.jpg I got lucky Female #4, here to be known as Harley. 0425160929.jpg   Made arrangements to have her flown in. I was going to go pick her up, but the time she was ready wouldn't fit my work schedule.   

 

She was a crazy ball of sprinkler digging up/chewing on everything of joy.  I knew I didn't have the ability to train her properly so I sent her to Summer Camp last year with Todd Yamamoto – RockSolid Bird Dog Kennel.  She did great.  She likes to chew on birds some, but not too bad. 

 

I wasn't able to take her hunting last fall due to an injury to my leg, but I finally took her out for about 2 hours last Saturday morning.  My first 2 spots had pig hunters in them, so I had to go to my 3rd choice.  (ranked by cholla scarcity)

 

Out of the truck for 5 minutes and we got our first point.  They flushed and I missed.  We chased them and we got our second point. point.jpg

I hit one, she went and got it.  We let them go, and searched for another covey.  We hunted about another hour till my leg was starting to get sore, and I didn't want to wear her out. 

 

We packed it in.  Successful day. bird dog quail.jpg

 

Planning on going a few more times before the end of the season.

 

She will go back to camp this summer, get some polishing up. 

 


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one of the pictures of her whole sibling group.0419161128.jpg


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awesome, congrats on the first with your pup! Hopefully you get out with her a few more times before season close and some afterward without a shotgun.



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This is great.  She is a beauty! I will be in the market for a new hunting partner this year. 


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Great looking dog.
A pickup, a few trailers and some rides.

#6 Tres

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Heck yeah. Congrats. Great looking dog.

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Shoooot my kids don't even get summer camp! :) good looking dog! Congrats Steve

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Headed to Wilcox, hunting today and tomorrow. Will post updates

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Went out for 2 hours this morning. 2 gamble and 4 scaled.20180203_100422.jpg

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#11 Dave King

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Very cool, great looking griff. My dad has an affinity for that breed.




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