Some our Beloved Friends who Crossed over the Rainbow Bridge
Green's Sony JH - "Sonny"
Sonny came to us as a rescue. His owners didn't know what to do with him as he had a mind of his own when it came to hunting and staying out of trouble with the girls! They brought him in to be euthanized. We didn't think his sins were bad enough for that judgement. He had a couple of issues, with a very arthritic elbow and he had not been neutered. We couldn't do anything about his terrible elbow, but we could about the other problem. After about 6 months, he started to settle in and soon became a beloved family member and hunting companion. He hunted hard despite his bad elbow and his antics kept us entertained and he hunted until his final year as he approached 16, though he did slow down quite a bit the last couple years. He passed just a few months shy of his 16th birthday. He is dearly missed.
Sharpshooter's Sun and Shade - "Shady"
Shady came to us through the generosity of Sharpshooter's Kennels. We were grateful for the opportunity to bring a dog whose pedigree was filled with NAVHDA Versatile Champions into our program. Our vision for her contribution to our program was cut short when she unexpectedly developed medical complications and passed away before her first birthday. We were devastated as this bright eyed, ambitious little girl was making great progress in her training and intense personality projected great things to come in the field. She was also very attentive to us and playful around the house. We were very disappointed not to see the full potential of this little dynamo. She is missed.
Legacyk Woofgang Dill JH - "Dill"
Dill was our first stud dog for our kennel. He was a gorgeous solid liver with an outstanding pedigree. He proved to be an outstanding hunter and companion. His natural ability covered the entire gambit of skills any hunter would look for. Naturally stopping to flush, steady to shot, backing, tracking and retrieving on land and water. In his prime, if he was on point, there was a bird. He didn't false point. When it came to finding game, we have many, many stories that all end with "and there he was with the bird in his mouth!" He taught us a lot about life with shorthairs and we will definitely miss this stylish gentleman of the field. You can see more of Dill in action on his webpage "Dill's Page"
CH Woofgang Capercaillie - "Caillie"
Caillie was a very accomplished little girl when she left us. She finished championship just a few weeks past her first birthday. Along the way earned a Puppy of Achievement certificate from the AKC for her wins in puppy classes. Then she showed her stuff in the field. She was intensely steady on birds. And earned an Prize 1 when she ran her NAVHDA Natural Ability test earning a 107 out of 112 points! She was a complete package of style and instincts. Finally, she was a real lover in the house. She love sleeping in your lap the most of any activity. This cute, bright, intense little dog will truly be missed! You can see more about Caillie in the ring and the field on her page.
Woofgang Flannel Pajamas JH - "PJ"
What can we say about PJ. She was the ultimate hunting partner. She loved hunting! She was a force to be reckoned with if you were a bird in front of her. In fact, she not only pointed many, many birds for us, she captured birds herself! A woodcock, grouse, pheasant. We laughed that it was almost like you just needed to let her out in the field and see what she would bring back. And she was an excellent companion too. She ruled the house from a young age. This stellar girl left us with a beautiful daughter who will carry on the torch. She was a sweetie and will be dearly missed. You can see more about PJ on her page.
Woofgang Rainn JH - "Rainn"
Rainn was an outstanding hunting dog. Very mild mannered for a big dog! But when it came to birds, you wanted him with you in the field. His solid points, great retrieves and an uncanny ability to find birds when you thought there weren't any to be found. He's in the pedigrees of most our current dogs. He readily passed his abilities to his offspring who continue to do well for us. We will certainly miss his grace and abilities in the field. He was a strong presence, when he accompanied you. You can see more about this incredible dog on his page.