Just wanted to let you all know some of the early results of our mating with Buddy.
We sold two of the three females we had here locally to hunters. Both famlies are raving about
those pups. Both pups are housebroken already and their families love them.
We kept the other female and named her Sosha. She is absolutely Brilliant!!!!!!!! She has
awesome confirmation, personality, movement, and is full of point. This pup is way above average
in all aspects.
I have bred and gone through a number of pups just this past year trying to find a field trial
prospect. Sosha is outstanding; she looks to have all of the tools. I am keeping my fingers
crossed, because she is still a pup.
I put her on her first birds today. She pointed and held it like a grown dog on her very first
bird. She went to it and just slammed it. She also naturally backed. She is almost 13
weeks old. I am not going to rush it, but she is so nice I can't keep my hands off of her.
I am elated about her. Hopefully I have maybe found my little field trial prospect.
My female we bred to Buddy is pretty nice, but I think Buddy put a lot in this pup. Bottom line is you guys need to keep breeding him. I know you guys have Patriot and all, but don't overlook
old Buddy. I have raised piles of setters pups. I know good from great. I have seen hundreds
of setters. Yet, I think this pup has a strong chance of being the nicest I have ever raised. I
will bring another female to him again this year.
I will keep the information coming in. I am not trying to butter you guys up. I will shoot it to
you guys straight on these pup as this season unfolds. I hope you don't mind. I like getting
information on the dogs I breed.
Congratulations on your 2010 Setter Award accomplishments!! I'm really proud to be a small part of your descendants - Outrage's daughter, Little Anne, is now spayed...no more beautiful pups by Patriot. We have fun hunting pheasant and chukers though. And I get to see all the pups frequently. One takes after Patriot - he'll be going to school next month. You have some wonderful dogs - I know Jill will be having some champions! I'll be watching your web site for photos and refer friends for pups. Thanks for your friendship. I am grateful for my wonderful dog!
Roxy is quite a classy looking pup! Her yard work is about done as well as running her on a check cord on birds. I hope to start working her on birds without a check cord and will send you pictures. She is very light on her feet and points like polished porcelain. She lives with us in the house other than at night and has very good manners for a pup. Obviously, we are more than happy and hope to produce a polished performer that will be a credit to your kennel.
Gary & Danette Laca
" Ruby "
Pup #2: Female
Sire: Tekoa Mountain Outrage
Dam: Jenny Jill Painter
Owned by: Margie Jo and Gary Rovarino email Gary
Canyon Country, California
Ruby is an extremely biddable field dog. Starting with her attitude as a pup she was always excited about field work. Her first point was at five months. After three birds I gave her a month to think about what she had experienced. At 6 months Ruby was in Oregon where I worked her for about a week. Her points were staunch and intense and she searched far afield. At 7 months Ruby is staunch and coming around with her steadiness.
I began retrieving work at this time. She has a great work ethic and looks forward to all training sessions. I will begin shooting over her at 8 months and she will be taken to Eastern Oregon to be worked on wild birds. She has a great future. She is one great dog.
Ruby shown on point - September 2008
Here is a great photo of Ruby (the world's greatest dog!)
Ruby is now 2 years old. She was steady to wing and shot at one year. Her retrieve training went smoothly without much difficulty.
I began running her in shoot to retrieve competition and kept her steady on all flushes. She was permitted to retrieve upon command only.
Ruby did a great deal of hunting in her first year. She handled wild huns, chuckar and valley quail. However her favorite bird appeared to be wild pheasant.
Ruby's second year has been great, developing her further with an emphasis on backing her brace mates and pattern work. She is now being transitioned from shoot to retrieve competition to American Field Walking Stakes.
He first walking stakes competition was in January of '09 held at Raymond, California where she placed second, qualifying her for the Region 11 Amateur Walking Shooting Dog Championship.
Ruby won her first First Place last weekend at her field trial!!!
Best to you guys. Keep in touch.
We're really thrilled with the puppy! Besides being beautiful, she's gutsy, sweet and smart. She's pretty wild hearted but is bonding very well with us. She is "pretty much" housebroken, likes her kennel, and has explored our property and the lake enthusiastically. She's determined in general and very bold, curious and brave--almost to the point of hell-ish, which could be a good sign of future gusto for big adventures to come! We've been calling her Tessa and that seems to be sticking as her name.
Thanks so much,
Alison and Jim
Chukalator - " KINETIC "
Pup #1: Female
Sire: Tekoa Mountain Outrage
Dam: Tekoa Mountain Mona
Temperament: Bold and Playful
Owned by: Brian Vonderfecht email Brian
Just wanted to say hello and let you know Kinetic is doing great. Kinetic
has surpassed me in the field. She is mostly beyond my ability to give her
direction and I usually just follow her as best I can and let her handle the
birds - sometimes I even hit one or two! Hunting has been super this year.
I checked my records and I have bagged over 700 chukars (not counting
pheasants & quail) with Kinetic (this is her 7th season).
The photo is froma recent hunt in Oregon.
Kinetic bagged about 1,700 career birds (chukar, pheasant, quail, huns, grouse).
We had a great hunting season last year,but sadly, the chukars in Oregon were
very scarce (wet spring killed the hatch).
We did have a big scare last fall - Kinetic got vestibular disease which is
a peripheral nerve disorder and lost her sense of balance for several weeks.
Somehow, she made a nearly complete recovery before hunting season.
P.S. After trying several commercial dog foods, I switched her to a
homemade diet 2 months ago. It was like a miracle for her! Her body just
wasn't tolerating the commercial food very well. I don't know if she was
allergic to something in the commercial foods or if she wasn't getting
proper nutrition from them or both. On the homemade diet, her energy level
has increased 100%, her joint problems have decreased dramatically (much
more than any improvement Rimadyl ever gave). Her coat doubled in thickness
and a new, thicker layer is growing in underneath her existing hair even
though it is spring and she is supposed to be shedding her winter coat. The
diet change literally rolled the clock back 3 or 4 years for her. It's amazing!
Here's Brian's recipe:
3.5 day recipe (pre-cooked ingredients)
meat (lb) 2
brown rice (Cups)
chopped vegetables (Cups)
bone meal (Tbsp)
I vary the type of meat, starch and veggies, but each batch above ends up being about 2lbs of meat (pre-cooked), 12 cups of starch, and 3 cups of steamed, chopped veggies (carrots, cauliflower, cabbage... whatever I have except onions and garlic). Takes me about 45 min. to prepare. Unfortunately, its probably not practical for anyone with multiple large dogs because of the prep time.