2020 Repeat... Breeding
Nago (French) X Molly (out of Maestro French x with Josie US)
Our kennel is not like most kennels that turn out 3 to 5 litters a year. We are not about breeding puppies and selling pups. I sell very few pups and when I do they need to go to homes where they will be hunted. My bloodlines are not like the US bloodlines and I train my dogs differently than most trainers. My training is more like the European trainers and I have found this style of training more suitable to the type of bloodlines of setters that I am dealing with.
I will only work with few owners a year because many times I am training the pups to go out at 6 -7 months to their new owners. In reality, I like to work with first-time bird dog owners and help them get the most out of their pup and also understand the woods and how to work their young pup. The rest of the dogs I sell are started pups or started dogs or finished dogs. Which typically I hardly ever get to sell a finished dog because I sell out quickly.
We do not do a lot of litters but we focus on quality and not quantity in what we do as a kennel. I am very particular to whom I sell my dogs to. Bottom line I am going to put a started pup or started dog in the best home suited for that particular pup or dog not because someone is offering to buy it.
The other aspect of this is matching the right owner for the particular dog. This is important and in the end, makes a difference in the success of the relationship between the owner and the dog and the hunting bond that is formed for out in the woods.
We are all about training a grouse dog and where we live and how we train is for one purpose GROUSE! After having guided for 20 plus years for grouse and being a forester the woods is where I spend most of my time with the setters. I would rather work a running grouse than deal with birds that sit and hold and only require a dog to hold a point.
Finally, we look to build long-term relationships with our clients and we are always there to help them. At this point, I have many clients that are on their second dog from us for that we are both thankful and proud of that fact. So in the end if you are interested in a breeder that is committed to their line of setters can offer quality bloodlines from some of the best of Great Britain and Europe, that is what we are all about. We are not about a quick sale and selling a bunch of puppies we are focused on producing great grouse dogs.
Above is Nago, gentle male, but with a drive switch that turns on in the woods. Then on the right is Nago on the floor with Kenzie and Ellie enjoying family life. The 2019 litter was a very successful litter in terms of the natural ability of the pups and how quickly they developed. The bird development was easy, the instinct was everything I have been breeding for and the temperament was perfect. One has to realize that when you have a bird dog it may only hunt, (if lucky) 8 weeks out of the year the rest of the year your setter is in the home with you. So it is imperative that these setters have great homes. My dogs are meant for the house, not the kennel, they want to be with you and the family. They need to be a part of your life. I
Brain Radulovich comments on his started pup Molly from the 2019 litter of Nago and Molly
Hi Anne. When not out hunting I've been working/training Moly with planted Chukars. I've rarely seen a dog with such a good nose and natural ability not to bump a bird! She finds everything and just never crowds the bird. She also relentlessly hunts downed birds and is retrieving nicely with a soft mouth. I could not really ask for much more and she's only 7 months old! Needs work with some basic commands but she takes well to training with a soft touch and is progressing nicely. Such natural cooperative hunting ability though I have just never seen. I just thought I'd send you an update.
Hope you have a very nice Thanksgiving! Take care and stay warm.
Molly out of Maestro and Josie
Maestro French lines covers the ground but when he hits scents becomes very cautious and this guy has an incredible nose for picking up scent from a great distance. Not to mention he has the style of the Italian Setter bloodlines.
Cinsar Josie on the left with Skip and one of her daughters coming back from a training run in the grouse woods
Below is Molly, she is out of my French sire Maestro and Josie. Molly is an excellent grouse dog as well as a wonderful family companion. Last year she produced 10 pups with our other French sire Nago. The litter was so successful we will be repeating this litter for the spring of 2020.
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