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Annie Oakley – Quail Introduction

July 11th, 2013 No comments

Annies First Quail Retrieve

Annabella’s Annie Oakley is doing really well with her bird dog training. She is a fine brittany female and we are having a blast with her training. She loves birds and had her first bobwhite quail exposure this week. Annie has a good nose and is showing great signs of intelligence in her search patterns. She covers a lot of ground and hunts objectives. We feel that frequent and early bird exposure is crucial to raising good bird dogs.

Sis Takes First Place

October 1st, 2012 No comments

Sis Derby First Place

We are really excited about how Sis is progressing in her field trialing. She took a first place this past weekend at a Vizsla trial in Nebraska. She had 3 nice finds and impressed a lot of bird dog trainers at the trial. We are especially proud of her as she is a product of our own breeding (Sue X Luke’s first litter). Her littermate brother Tucker is really doing well at field trial competitions as well, but he is taking the fall off to go hunting for wild birds.

So far she has only competed in puppy and derby stake but we are hoping to finish her next year and get her FC title. A special thanks to Ben Garcia at Hideaway Kennels. Ben has done a great job in training and handling Sis in field trial competitions. Last weekend she took home a 4th place ribbon at the Skyline Brittany Club trial in Colorado. If you think you might like a field trial dog or a fine hunting companion, check out the repeat Sue X Luke breeding coming up in 2013.

Annabella’s Blazing Bandit

January 24th, 2012 No comments

Bandit in Hot Pursuit

We are proud to welcome the latest addition to Annabella Kennels. Bandit come to us from Dave Walker kennels in Idaho. Bandit is a direct son of the late DC Chick’s Blaze’N Sawtooth Sam, JH who was by NFC Beans Blaze HOF. This is very well bred young brittany puppy who we hope to groom into a dual champion and foundation stud dog. He has been a joy so far and is loving his birds. He had a natural retrieve to hand the first time out and is very intense on birds. We hope to campaign Bandit in both field trials, AKC hunt tests as well as show competitions. He has the pedigree and the makings of greatness.

Bella’s First Pheasant Hunt

November 18th, 2011 No comments

Bellas First Pheasant Hunt We love to hear how our puppies are growing and developing into great bird dogs and family companions. We received this photo this week from some folks that bought a female from Annie and Buster’s first litter. The name their puppy “Bella” and have spoiled her rotten I am sure. She is turning out to be a great hunting partner for Michael. Pictured above is a recent pheasant hunt. Mike says..

She pointed and retreived 5 for 6 today. The last one was a runner and she got him up in front of my son, he shot it and found her with the rooster pinned to the ground with both front feet. Off to Northeastern Colo. tommorrow. Regards, Mike

Training Dogs in Groups

November 12th, 2011 No comments

Jon Lizzy Point Sadie Backs There is a famous brittany man named Ben O Williams in Montana who is know for running several dogs at a time. He not only trains like this but he often hunts his dogs in a similar fashion. He feels like they can learn much from each other and learn faster too. He doesn’t mind if they make mistakes and blow some birds. The idea is that they learn quickly to honor and back or there will be no birds in the bag (ie: no birds to retrieve).

Lately I have been running two dogs at a time when I go training or hunting. I wanted to try it out for myself and like Ben, I just love to watch the dogs work. The more the better. My dogs seem to be learning to back and honor points a lot better. Sure we have had a few covey flushes and birds blown, but it has been worth it. I try to mix up the tandem each time as well. Sometimes two dogs of a similar age, but more often I pair an older more experienced dog with a younger inexperienced dog. Try it out if you have more than one dog, you will find it quite enjoyable.

Buster X Sadie Puppies Whelped

September 4th, 2011 2 comments

Buster Sadie Brittany Puppies We were waiting to see if this litter took before announcing it. She was so small I did not believe that the puppies were in there. Last night we were thrilled to find 4 healthy puppies in Sadies dog den. 3 females and 1 male puppy were whelped on September 2nd, 2011. Two of them are liver and white and while the other two are orange white, still waiting to see if any will be roan colored. Two of the puppies were whelped with natural bobbed tails which we have not seen before in our kennels.

Puppies Going Home

January 27th, 2011 No comments

Orange Roan Female Brittany Puppy
It is always fun to send our Brittany puppies home to their new families. We were proud to send this little female orange roan puppy to live with Steve in Wyoming. All of our Sue X Luke puppies are in their new homes now. The lone male a liver roan puppy went to Colorado. The white and liver female we called Mildred went to Wayne in Arizona. The other liver roan pup, a female, went home to San Diego. We decided to keep this white and orange female we are calling Minnie. She will be a part of our future and a guide dog on our pheasant preserve.
Minnie on Point 9 weeks

Lizzy is looking good

May 15th, 2010 No comments

Me and Lizzy Training at 10 mos

Lizzy is coming along nicely in her bird dog training. She is standing her birds nicely and pointing with a lot more style. We have a pretty good group that gets together to train dogs with the Utah Bird Dog Club. Training is a lot more fun when you get a group together to help each other and to share information. Lizzy has gone through the gun introduction and is even going to a conformation show in Blackfoot, Idaho this month. We feel like Lizzy is our best shot at owning a dual champion. She is a joy to be around and shows such confidence and style in the field.

Spring Training

March 17th, 2010 No comments

Lizzy Pointing Chukar 8 months

The snow has finally melted and it is time to get outside and train puppies. Lizzy is working on being steady to wing. She is a very birdy dog and loves to get out and hunt. I have 50 wild pigeons coming in this week for training birds. Also, there are about a hundred quail in my pens that will be flight ready in a couple months. This should give us plenty of birds for spring and summer gun dog training.

Lizzy’s First Pheasant Hunt

February 4th, 2010 No comments

Lizzy First Pheasant

Had a great day dog training with Lizzy this week. Put a few hen pheasants out in some cattails and just wanted to see her use her nose. She has a very strong prey drive and loves birds. She has been exposed to pigeons, quail, pheasants and chukar. She did very well and dug right into the cover to find these two hens. We let a few go, but when the situation was just right we shot a couple for her. Her first retrieve was excellent. She picked up the big fat hen pheasant without hesitation and brought it to hand. Needless to say I was very pleased. I thought it was a good first hunt for a 7 month old brittany puppy.

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