Breeding took place Feb 9th, 2018.
17 pups whelped May 7th, 2018 (15 survived)
3 Braunschimmel Females
5 Scharzschimmel Females
3 Braunschimmel Males
4 Scharzschimmel Males
Oska III vom Bockenhagen
Cedar vom Brandherd
Cedar vom Brandherd's Bio:
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Color: Schwarzschimmel (Schwsch) (Black and Roan)
Cedar is a quintessential prairie dwelling organism with a typical working range in open country of 100-250 yards; ideal for targeting wary and dispersed wild pheasant, grouse, and partridge. She is the third Drahthaar I have owned and definitely the most balanced. She possesses a rare combination of intense prey drive AND nearly perfect manners in the crate, kennel, and home. Additionally, she is a great citizen with all other dogs and people, despite her hardness on wild fur.
Born in September of 2014, Cedar earned a 72 at the VJP in Amidon, ND in May, 2015. In October 2015, she scored 185 at the Oberlander HZP in Hugo, MN. The Oberlander is a regional HZP hosted by JGV-USA; there she earned an 11 in the water due to the incredible duck search where she continuously expanded for over 15 minutes in a 40-50 acre vegetated wetland. Despite being one of the youngest dogs at the test, she was assigned the rank of 4th out of 47 dogs who participated (which made her the highest overall ranking female Drahthaar at that test).
Her first season of hunting in North Dakota and Montana was very fruitful, with dozens and dozens of productive field searches, tracks, points, and retreives on wild prairie game birds. I have witnessed her to be loud on the scent and sight of fur.
She meets my expectations of expanding her terrestrial search to meet the demands of the terrain, always aware and respectful of the handler.
She points well and relocates often on running roosters. Towards the end of the 2015 hunting season, she began backing naturally without training pressure.
She possesses a maintenance free, hard, and dense coat which lies flat and has superior coverage and undercoat.
The endurance she has demonstrated to hunt throughout the day, weekend, and season is second to none. Three days of hunting upland birds sun up to sun down is hardly a challange for her.
Cedar is a product of the Drahthaars pictured below:
Iris v.d. Hollebachs Heide (11/12)
John vom Rainmaker (10/11)
Oska III vom Bockenhagen's Bio:
Color: Brsch(Braunschimmel)(Brown and Roan)
VJP: 61 + 67
vWD Frei - DNA
Oska (Oz) is a very talented and prey driven hunting dog. I personally have never witnessed that much power and caution in the same package. In fact, Oz is the single most talented hunting dog I have ever witnessed despite having spent time at NAVHDA Tests, JGHV Tests, NAVHDA Training Days, UKC EB Hunt Tests, with NSTRA dogs, and with American Field Trial dogs. When the game is scarce, Oz would be my top pick for finding it and pointing it for a shotgunner. He has driving power of a hyena one moment and switches to a stalking instinct of a cat the next. His desire to find game propels him to retrieve from any situation encountered while hunting including highly vegetated wetlands. His ability to track, coupled with superior nose work allows for little to no wounded game to be left in the field, forest, or wetland. If I could use only one word to describe him, it would be FIERCE.
His brother Olaf was the top male at the Hegewald the year he ran. You may read more on him at this link: http://www.vonargos.com/publish.12.31_005.14
Cedar's high degree of cooperation should complement Oz's talents nicely. I have witnessed some of his puppies from a similar breeding that thoroughly impress me in both F/H and performance (C litter vom Grizzly Creek). IMHO, Oz has thrown quality puppies from average females which is a testament to the value I hope he brings to my breeding program.