Due Oct 20thish, 2021
Urs II vd Dachswiese
Cheyenne vom Makoshika
For more on this specific pairing please feel free to read through some of my thoughts and opinions listed here:
Cheyenne is a female pup (from my foundation bitch Cedar vom Brandherd) which I whelped, trained, tested, and hunted. She is one of my favorite hunting dogs because of the desire she brings to the experience when you cut her loose. She is the type of dog that will make something happen; you will not find her waiting around for you to take her to the game (although she is very obedient and patient when asked to be calm). Her nose work, explosive field search, and pointing make it seem like you are following a white dog bred for the foot hunter while pursuing upland birds, yet she has 10 times the tenacity, tracking ability, and desire to recover downed game from any environment than the best white dog alive!!
Urs was whelped, trained, and tested in Germany and imported into the US after becoming breed certified at the Hegewald. He has very honorable performance and F/H scores and comes from a lengthy list of Europe's finest drahthaars. I acquired him a few years ago with intentions of using him in my breeding program and finally have the opportunity to do so. I have hunted him in North Dakota for two complete seasons so I know him very well; he excels in every hunting situation I have had him in which includes searching, pointing, and retrieving wild upland game, searching wetlands and retrieving downed waterfowl, blood tracking deer, and engaging and/or dispatching a variety of furred predators including feral cats, coyotes, coons, skunks, and badgers. He is a very serious hunting dog with great mental stability; he gets along well with all the dogs that come and go from the kennel as well as my kids.
I expect Urs to help Cheyenne by giving her his hard, dense, and tight 11 coat; its a North American hunters' dream coat! His nose work is second to none which is also reflected in the scores of his performance tests; her nose work is also excellent and differs by a fraction of a hair, so I expect high odds of nose driven pups. This litter is doubling down on very good form from both contributors and many many members of the ahnentafels. Urs is hard and very powerful yet has an abundance of caution on wild game and is a very reliable and honest pointing dog; Annie is hell bent on finding something to chase and kill and started to perform what is known in the world of wild prairie bird hunting as the sharptail shuffle in the late summer between her VJP and HZP. This is when a dog goes from tearing across the horizon at full tilt to a slow and soft trot with a high head into a point some distance off the covey of grouse while they wait for the gun to close the gap for an attempt at harvest...when you see it, trust me, you will know it! Both dogs posses deep and broad chests which are preferred for the best lung compacity and endurance which shows while hunting during long days and weekends in both cases. Neither dog cares for quitting until they are asked to load into a crate or kennel. Both dogs have the mental stability to shut in off in the house and/or duck blind and are competent retrievers from marsh, field, and/or forest!