Hi Eric & Mardelle,
Do you recognize Abby's #1 pup Sam! He's 3 years old already. Sam is the 7th Setter that I've had, and by far the best handling and intelligent Setter I've ever run. Our family has had Setters since 1949 and except for one, we have trained them all. Some we have trialed successfully, but our location and being a business owner has limited our ability to trial Sam. I feel sad about not being able to trial him as he handles like a real partner in the field. He hits all objectives on his way to extending his range. He answers the whistle with a quickness that makes me think that I am a wonderful handler but knowing he’s just the smartest setter I have ever had. His personality is typical, loves to run and loves people. A lap dog is an understatement when it comes to Sam. He'll sit in front of the lounge chair with his chin on the seat and the saddest eyes you can imagine. Do you still have his sister? My wife and I liked both pups so much when we saw them, but we are glad we didn't take the sister too in retrospect. Sam was enough work for the next couple of months!
The reason I am contacting you is that we lost our 16 year old Rock last month. We would love to breed Sam and am wondering if you would have any interest with any of your females. I understand that Sam has no trial points, but I know that Sam has outstanding field trial instincts with a ton of style and flare. I have won before with less able dogs. In any case, if this isn't an option, we would be interested in a tri color male with markings like Sam.
Drop us a line when you have a chance.
Rhett & Laura Day