Please feel free to
contact anyone listed below by their email in regards to information
our breeding program, and our gorgeous puppies.
Contact Tom or Gail:
Of course, we'd be delighted to respond to questions and be a contact
person for Shelby's future litters. Our little
Peach is still just the
best. She hunts grouse very, very well. Doesn't get out of range and
hunts best with two people so she doesn't have to quarter so far. Kind
of funny, when ever we get to some long grass she wants to hunt
Roosters. That pheasant thing is sure in their blood. Good lord,
whenever we are driving down the road and she sees a pheasant she comes
unglued and her tail about flies off her butt. The other thing I find is
that she has lots of stamina. When I'm whipped, bloodied from busting
brush, and out of gas, she's still got 3/4 tank left. What a dog.
Might pheasant hunt South Dakota late. We'll see how the weather and
snow shape up. Otherwise it's pheasant hunting around here and Ruffs of
Tom, Gail, and Ms. Peach
Contact Julie or Dave:
Sorry we haven't responded sooner, it's been a crazy week. Anyway,
Bogey graduated from puppy school with flying colors, head of the class!
His first 2 weeks of Canine Good Citizen Class have gone well. Most of
the dogs are older so he has to work hard. He learns so quickly. We're
working on "shake" now. He seems to be going through a bit of teen age
behavior lately, wants to do things his way more often than before but
for the most part, he wants to please. He has the sweetest, most gentle
personality. Those big brown eyes are full of love when he looks at you.
He loves to play fetch now and is doing a great job returning the ball.
I attached a few more pictures taken on Sunday.
Hope you get some rest with all your new puppies!!
Julie & Dave
Hi Sally & Rick,
Contact Cap or Barb:
Here's a picture of
Burk (L) and Zoot(R) taken last December
(Dakota/Shelby 9/09, Dakota/Lacy 9/11 resp.) Burk is still the hard
charger and all about 'the nose'. Zoot is more visual and a thinker.
Burk stays 'on ready' and sleeps with one eye open, Zoot, very laid-back
and is the 'love bug'... never more than a step away from me. Both dogs
seem to train intuitively, anticipating changing conditions and my every
move. These two boys have touched our hearts and soothed our souls. We
can't imagine what our lives were like before they came along and are
counting the days until another little brother arrives this spring in
Well, Scout had his first bonified
hunting trip. We took our annual trip to South Dakota for opening
weekend pheasant. The corn was still in the fields, and they had
hardly begun picking soy beans by then, so as you may have also
experienced, there were not too many birds. It was really wet out
there, too! We still got a few, though. Scout got to hunt with some
older dogs, so they could "show him the ropes". We had him with a
trainer this summer for a month, but hunting with the experienced
dogs that has helped him a lot. He actually is more active when it
is just him and me, though. I think he lets the other dogs hunt, so
he can get see how it's done!
He absolutely loves to fetch the
training dummy in the yard, he has a lot of energy! And he is doing
really well with obedience. I'm hunting with him this fall every
opportunity we get, and having a lot of fun together, Scout Tyler
I included a couple pictures, hope you
is just such a terrific addition to our family... We know that we
provide a good home, but we attribute her breeding, and the care and
affection she received at your kennel, as having given her a head
start in life. She's friendly towards everyone she meets, loves
other dogs and kids - she's a joyful little dog, whose happiness
seems to rub off on everyone around her.
She's doing GREAT in the field - I'm attaching another photo, if you
want to include it in your hunting section. She's flushed so many
grouse that we've lost count, and she's retrieved many birds. It's
clear she has a real instinct for hunting! Of course we're still
working with her, as she's not even 10 months old yet, but it's
clear that she's a gifted hunter and her enthusiasm is unparalleled.
Contact Craig or Nancy:
Nancy, Craig and Josie
Contact Jason or Christina:
How is Shelby doing with the pregnancy?
Casey is doing terrific. We start Beginner Obedience this Thursday night.
He gets so many compliments wherever we go. He loves going to the lake/beach with us because he gets a lot of kids coming to see him.
We love him very much and are still excited about a liver/white/tri coming to join him! They should make some gorgeous pictures together!
Casey's favorite thing to do lately is shred his toys. Especially when my attention is on the computer.
I turn around and there is stuffing all over the floor!
We are trying to find a name for the new puppy but are struggling with this one! We have some time though! The next thing is I need to find great care for them when we go to Mexico this winter. I'm very picky on this.
I've sent along some pictures of Casey at 6-1/2 months old. Isn't he a beauty?!
Jason and Christina
We're all doing well here--just high winds but no tornados.
I started Maddy
with my vet--he though she looked wonderful and healthy. Her weight
is 39 pounds now, and he thought she could maybe stand to lose one
or two more pounds, but that she looks fine. I got her Heartguard
going and am going to start both of them up on Frontline early
because it's been so warm this winter.
The dogs are doing so well--I got them wonderful memory foam beds so
they could each have one side by side, etc. Well, they sleep
together on the same one!
Maddy is doing great--no more issues! She's friendly with
strangers--- quite willing to be petted and doesn't bark or lunge at
people. She does bark when someone is at the door--or outside, but I
want her to do that. She now rides politely in the car and takes
food gently from my fingers. She's 80% cured of pulling on the
leash--which is pretty good considering! She displays no yapping or
hysterics---she's perfect! I'm not sure what her issues were in her
previous life, because I don't see them at all now. She's an amazing
little creature, and T and I love her to bits. The dogs run miles
round and round the yard--and Maddy is definitely faster than T.
Thanks again--I'll send some pictures one of these days. Good luck
with those new babies coming soon!
Hi Sally -
We had a great time today! Harley
is really an incredible dog. You should have seen her work. We went to
some private property in Le Sueur County today for a half day of
hunting. Harley got her first Pheasant on her own. I shot it at about
100 yards. Long shot. HUUUUUGE Rooster. It's going to taste great
tomorrow and then going deer hunting on Friday in Taylors Falls. I've
never shot a deer but had a chance to smoke a baby one last year on the
last day of the season. No way Hos'e. My first dear is going to have a
nice rack on it. Hopefully a mounter. We'll see. There is a big boy in
those woods. My buddies got a glimpse of him last fall.
Let me know if the image I attached came through. If not, I will
figure out another way to send it to you. Keep up the great work. When I
hunt with others......they are very impressed with Harley's incredible
work ethic, obedience and kind demeanor. It's really fun to watch. We
had 4 guys hunting today. Too bad the other ones didn't get anything ;)
LOL.....I drove and brought the dogs. So that bird I shot was solely
mine. Tracker and Harley perfectly compliment each other in the field.
Fun to watch. You should have seen Harley Grouse hunting a few weeks
ago. You cannot teach what she was doing. You can help but nothing like
how she works the field and the woods. Hard to explain via email.
Have a great weekend,
This handsome little guy is featured in "Gun Dog magazine on page 2 and
Contact Tom or Nancy:
Mar/Apr/May issue. Vol.28, No 2
Tom & Nancy have done such a great job with Doc and love him to death
Tom & Doc returned
to Whispering Pines this summer for a visit. It is always great to see
how our pups have matured into beautiful adults. Thanks Tom for stopping
Contact Sue or Dave:
Sorry it took so long to respond. I have been sick and haven't checked this email for awhile. I would love to be a contact person. We love our little
guy...he is just the best dog we ever had. I would love to brag about your dogs. Feel free to have people contact me. You can use