We made it to our Maine Grouse Camp, another year in the woods chasing birds with the Spaniels. This year we will be climbing some huge hills with the dogs. We look forward to all of those who are coming out to visit us this October. I hope you are ready to work! Minnie The … More Arrived At Grouse Camp!
Some of you know the story about Bridget loosing her Springer Spaniel Claire this year, which was heart breaking for Bridget. She had many fun years with Claire hunting, trying field trials and just hanging out together. Claire was always there for Bridget.. Todd & I decided to give Bridget one of our female puppies … More Bridget & Bonnie!
Oonagh earned her third Master Hunter ADVANCED leg today. Only 2 more to complete, and she will title MHA before 2 years old! Not bad for a puppy! Very happy day! Congratulations to Mary & Oonagh! See you soon in Maine at Grouse Camp! That will be the real test..
Clair with a long time friend of Grier’s Clair and I went on a dove hunt this morning. She retrieved all my birds and helped find birds for other hunters who could not find their down birds. She found quite a few birds that she did not see go down. She is definitely using … More Hunting News From Grier!
Scott and Jennifer’s young dog Lincoln won the Puppy Stake at the Western New York Spaniel Trial. Lincoln ran a very nice crosswind beat with good finds accelerating into his birds. He had two nice retrieves and took home the blue ribbon and a nice keeper trophy. Dudley had a good day finishing 3rd … More Lincoln Wins, Dudley 3rd, Riot Gunner’s Award!
Pat had a wonderful weekend with his young dog Keller. On Friday, Keller placed second in the Central Virginia Puppy Stake. On Saturday, Keller won the Patriot Sporting Spaniel Puppy Stake and placed 3rd in the Amateur Stake on Sunday! Pat and Keller have worked extremely hard to get to their current level. Pat has … More Keller’s Big Weekend!
News from the North! Pat & Keller ran in the Maine Spaniel Trial in the puppy stake and got a 1st place. This was Keller’s first field trial. Great job! Pat & Keller took part in our Seminar in May up in PA, and it looks like they are moving forward in their training. … More Weekend Trial Placements
Earl and Riley are getting to know each other and they went on their first Dove hunt yesterday. We look forward to hearing more hunting stories from Earl. Additionally, they will be coming to Craney Hill Kennel for further training. Keep an eye out for some photos of Earl working with Riley. A few notes … More Riley & Earl’s First Hunt Together!
Notes from Grier in the field. Day 1- Slow opening day. Heavy rains over the past week dispersed the birds plus reduced the afternoon flight to water. We had 10-15 hunters in a 50-100 acre field. A fair amount of shooting going on at all times. Clair’s manners were impeccable. She sat by my side … More Clair & Grier’s First Hunt!