Slushy Duck









Was able to get in on a duck hunt before everything froze over. This was a few weeks ago.

It was super cold and the water was just a thin layer of ice, and so we walked out to set up some decoys. Broke up the ice in the process and made ourselves a nice open water area. Made it look cozy to the passing ducks and before we knew it, they were all over!


We were able to get a couple Green heads and Mergansers and Gadwalls. All in all a cold slushee day but we were able to get into some ducks, the dog got to put in work, and we were done by noon. Great Day


I hope to get out a few more times if we can find some open water, then there's always making open water! That's always fun!!!


If not for ducks, we have till February to chase chukar, so why not, maybe my next post will be about a chukar hunt or 2.
















Jager's Stay December 2009




Good ol Jager came to stay with us for about 4 days, and it makes me want another dog. It was fun having 2 dogs follow me around and to hear them playing in the yard. Like brothers, they want to wrestle and chase and go crazy in the snow. I think Hessian had fun too, even though he can be a bitter gus every once in while.
I thought just having them both around was enough to make me want another Draht, then i took them both out for some fresh air. We headed out towards Utah Lake, found an open field and let them have at it. Dog flying everywhere! It was awesome to watch them search together, separate but working to the same objective. Search, search , search. Then as we walk along I spot some Bunny tracks in the snow and without even a word both dogs are on separate tracks, nose down, tracking there hearts out. Although nothing was produced which was good as i was unarmed, it was still sweet bliss to watch them work.
Hmm, i really need to think this over....... ok... I'm ready!
Had fun Jager, see ya again in January!
Waiting for our friend the Irish Setter to visit over Christmas. Will post on that after.
Happy Holidays! Have A Great Christmas!


Been a while........

Wow! I realized this morning that it had been a month since my last post! For this i am sorry.
I have seen alot of activity and thought i had better post something.
Since the Pheasant Derby i have been out hunting quite a bit. I have been out for ducks, geese, pheasant, chukar. I have not taken many photos lately. Concentrating mostly on enjoyment of the hunt and working the dog these days. There is a few months left in the hunting season and breed shows are around the corner not to mention time to start training for tests again. So i wanted to share some VJP and breed show articles as well as refer anyone interested to past posts of the subject.
For past posts on VJP and Breed shows please refer to: http://drahthaaraddiction.blogspot.com/2009_02_01_archive.html

For some helpful articles go to:http://www.drahthaar.com/articles/index.html

I also put together a website for my chapter in the VDD. Wild West Chapter baby! Check it out. Just some more Drahthaar stuff to do! I love it! It will be a good way to stay updated on all the VDD GNA Chapter happenings........Wild West Chapter Website click here.

As for our past adventures, duck hunting has been fun. More productive than years past along with the pheasants and chukar too. It has been a really fun hunting season so far. Now that i can focus on letting the dog work more and more. And getting that exposure too more and more. I think this exposure will really help out in the upcoming training for VGP. Hessian is still a ball of fire, but calming much more, understanding me alot more as i am him as well.



Took off out west in chase of chukar this weekend, took a couple pics, nothing too fancy but thought i should share. Never did find the birds, saw lots of sign, a few cottontails and some deer. So it wasn't a total waste....then again what day in God's country with family and a Drahthaar is?



Enjoy the pics, Happy holidays. I will post again sooner than a month i promise!

Pheasant Derby 2009















Once again it was time for the annual Pheasant Derby at Wasatch Wings and Clay. Oh what a time it was! Better than last year for sure. Alot more prizes on the table this year. Good ones too. 2 shotguns, lots of Wasatch Wing and Clay Carhartt Jackets, memberships, hunts, clay shoots, gift cards and even a puppy. Mind it was no Drahthaar but a German Shorthair to train and hunt. I tried for it, but it wasn't my name that won. Oh well.. there will be others! There was a great turnout and my father in law and myself along with my trustee Drahthaar, Hessian had a blast!
Once the rooster flew and they yelled "Go", it was off to the races as everyone ran for their vehicle and headed to a spot to hunt. We got to our area quick as I had already planned the area I wanted to hunt. Luckily no one there yet so off we went. Took about a half hour of walking and Hessian searching and then it was Game On! We had our chance at quite a few roosters.
Mark, my father in law did most the shooting......It was my objective to show him a good time and my chance to really work my dog for some one who would enjoy it. I shot 2 birds, gave one to another hunter so i could continue the hunt with Mark. Kept on hunting, alot of shooting went on, birds would get missed and we would chase them down and get em the second time. A couple birds got wounded and then Hessian's tracking skills had to come into play. No problem, point track and retrieve baby!
Ended up that day with 8 roosters and a hen. What a fabulous hunt! Hessian did exactly as he was supposed to. Pointed, stayed steady for us to arrive and flush, steady to 3 shots or more, steady to fall. Took off like at rocket at "fetch", retrieve to hand! Awesome!!!
Can't wait till next year. Had a great time, made Mark happy, had dinner for two nights and shared with my parents and sisters family all the tasty pheasant. Be sure to watch Roughin it Outdoors Channel 2 or KUTV for more Saturday Nov 7th at 11:00 pm
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Went out for a little duck hunting yesterday. Headed out to Ogden Bay with Biz. Got out there, walked for about a half hour - fourty minutes and found a spot to set up. Tossed out a half a dozen decoys and began the waiting game. Got quite a few pass overs, although most of them were just to high. It got a little better toward sundown, more ducks coming in our way, alot more looks and passes and Biz even called a few our way a couple times. We were able to get some shots fired off which always feels good but bagged no ducks this day. Next time, feathered friends, next time!


Why We Own Drahthaars

I wanted to share this story that was e mailed to me by fellow addict Kevin Quast. He received this an email with the same title as this post, from his good friend Dave Swanson.
Kevin had forwarded this on to me and it really caught my attention. Those of you who know and understand my passion for this breed understand I am a firm believer in using this breed for every purpose it was made for. This post will will show, this is why we own Drahthaars. The versatility, the trainability. The pure fact that no game will be left behind. The true nature of ethical hunting done right.
Good Hunting guys, thanks for passing this along Kevin and Dave.


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I thought you might like to hear about the buck Franky & I recovered last night (Monday, Oct. 26, 2009). My friend shot him at 5:30 p.m. Sunday. We started the track at 2 p.m. Monday and found him about 3:30 p.m. Total estimated distance was 1/2 mile. The first 400 yards of the track was through a nice clean oak stand, and we found plenty of blood. The next 300 yards or so was through a swamp with calf-deep water but plenty of swamp grass for scenting. Blood was spotted only about every 20 to 30 yards. Franky took me to the edge of a swollen creek to deep for us to cross, and we found blood where I assumed the buck stood before crossing. We stood at the edge of the water where I took off the leash and gave Franky a fetch command. He swam across went to the east about 10 yards, restarted himself and went to the north about the same distance, came back and restarted himself again -- this time with his nose glued to the ground heading west. Franky was gone for about minute, and I heard a bark. I told my friend Jon he found the buck. We headed to where Jon knew of a bridge to cross and found the buck about another 100 yards from where Franky crossed the creek and right where he had tracked him and barked. The deer weighed 209 lbs and rough scored 153 inches with a 19 1/2 inch inside spread. This was by far the most exciting track I have ever went on.

Dave Swanson
Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Armbruster Video Finally!!

Armbruster video finally is finished. Sorry this took so long everyone, I had alot of pictures to go through and figure out which ones to use and which get set aside. Thanks to Lee and Zac for sharing your photo's. Some of these may look familiar if you have seen Lee's Slideshow on his website. I added a few others and some music, so enjoy the memories and all the pics it is a bit long but i wanted to try and include a little of everything. Sorry on the length i know download times suck for some, but enjoy none the less.

I also put a VIDEO tab on the main site, I have uploaded a few fom the past and recent making them a little easier to fall back on. I was unable to upload this video here. So just click on the link in this post or return to HOME and go to VIDEO from there. I have been getting some harrasment that these are fun to watch but hard to find when lost so check out that page too.

Utah Gambling?




No I am not having a casino party......Although that does sound pretty fun! Or maybe you were thinking Quail when you read the title....But no, I am not talking about that either.


I am actually talking about my recent trip out to Wasatch Wings and Clay. To appease my hunting urge, i decided to drive 45 minutes away from home and bang a couple birds. Little did i forget my shooting skills are not so up to par! Therefore the gambling.... Hessian did his job fine, it was a day on the warm side for sure. High 70's, and it didn't take long for Hess to wear down but in the meantime i had shot one hen and watched 2 roosters fly in to cover down below. We headed back to the truck for a little break and started over.


We headed back out, for the one hen i knew we had not seen yet, and within minutes Hess locked up and watched as i flushed the bird and shot....Down it went..Fetch! Mission 1 complete.


Time to chase down those 2 Roosters i had seen. It is cooling off now, the wind is blowing good now and we are off. Within a few minutes the wind got real gusty and Hessian is acting real birdy. He is tracking alot and stopping, relocating, like he was trying to pin a bird. Then Bam! He's locked hard! I rush over and sure enough theres a Rooster, Kick, Flush, Click.....Click? No Not click.....Bang.... RELOAD! OK......Bang!!!! Fly away...fly away rooster!!!!


That about summed it up. That bird was not landing soon and was gone away now. We looked for a while longer for the last rooster to no avail. Not sure where he went off to, but it wasn't in my game pack.


All in a few hours we had enjoyed ourselves and the time outdoors. Shot a couple birds and got dinner for one night.Not bad. Wasatch Wings has always been a fun little place, Its alot closer than Wendover if ya need a gamble!

New Puppy




























Oh no.....someone has themselves a new pup! Zac's friend ,Loren, was looking for a hunting dog and liked what he had seen in Lola and Hessian and began his search for a Drahthaar. Starting doing his research and with Zac's help was on his way to Vernal to pick up a pup from Jon Davis at vom Red Rock. He has only had her a few weeks now but Greta ( Bella) vom Red Rock seems very comfortable. The new owners seem delighted as well. Hessian and Lola didn't seem to be too bothered by her either. They pretty much just went on about there business, curious but uninvolved. I can't wait to continue my addiction with this pup. I'm sure we will be spending alot of time with giving lots of exposure and preparing her for her journey as a hunting and family companion.

I am still planning to put together some training days for all the new puppy owners and owners of new puppies. Lets get together and help each other out, so the breed can continue to develop and be the best it can be. Contact me if you are interested and have not yet heard from me, and as for all the other guys that i know, real well, that have puppies, lets get rolling, i have heard your interest in doing something like this so don't back out now, lets set some dates. lLet me know what works or doesn't work for you.

Armbruster 2009 slide show is coming.....

Armbruster photo's are coming I promise! I have alot of photos and have been sorting through trying to put them together without making an hour long video. I am still waiting to see if a few more come in from the other cameras that were out and about. If you have some photo's you would like to share of the Armbruster, please click here to send them in.
Also in the meantime, here's a few links to see some Armbruster pics:
Lee Root of Vom Okanogan-Flusstal Drahthaars has a nice Armbruster Slide show and an interesting site so check that out. As well the VDD-GNA site has a few pages dedicated to pictures of the Armbruster, also being worked on so keep checking back to see the updates. As of now the Best Of pictures are up as well as the Armbruster Ranking List. In the meantime i will post up some pictures of our recent trip to Wasatch Wings and Clay.As well as our recent excursion with a new Drahthaar puppy owner. Ah the fun is beginning again! Cant wait for another VJP Spring!
I want to put some training days together this winter and on from there leading to the VJP. If you have any interest in doing this with your puppy you can email me for more information as i develop a plan.

Duck Hunt Opener 2009






So upset i missed the actual opening morning as i had to work that day, I suppose we all know that pain, but life goes on!
Made it out on Sunday for what was my duck opener. Went out to the Mac's duck club and what a time we had!
First i must say i have never shot so much on a duck hunt! That was real. There were so many ducks around i had to play like a statue most the time to keep from scaring them away. I must not be very good at staying still cuz they saw me or the dog move a few times and changed their flight path. Hunted out of a sink box style blind for my first time. That was interesting. A little,maybe 5x5 concrete bunker permanently built into the swamp that sits about 10 inches above the water. Talk about weird. Out in the middle of the water, waiting, dog laying on top with a camo hoodie draped over him. Even Hessian didn't know what to think.
That was the morning hunt. Then it was time for lunch and cocktails at the local bar. Yes there is a bar nearby, duh. Ha good times good food, got warm and dry and headed back to the club. Rested up another hour or so and hit it again. This time in an above water blind. More good times, just not so great shooting. Man i need some practice on ducks. Either trying to shoot too far out of range, or not leading them enough. Either way i need practice.....
All in all Hessian did well. We need to hunt like this more so he can get the hang of it. Had a few hang ups in the retrieves through decoys but we worked it out. I think he enjoyed it, I know i did.
Thanks Mac, I had a BLAST!
Now it is off to Wyoming for the Armbruster. Going to watch some Drahthaars in action from all over the country and meet some Germans. In the meantime doing some hunting in Nebraska!!
Ya Nebraska!
Next post will be full of Armbruster and Nebraska!

VGP 2009 Video



Here is the 2009 edition of the Logan VGP video. I put one together last year and so i figured i would continue the tradition. To all those who were there, here are some memories. Those who weren't there can get an idea of the fun and comraderie. There are some more pictures floating around out there but i never got my copies and i know some of you were anxious for this video, so here ya go.Kick back and enjoy!

T Shirts have arrived!!!!!!







For all those who were at the HZP you already know, already bought and some were already sporting the Drahthaar Addiction T shirt! Well Done Folks



For all those who do not know.........now you do! What is the hold up? Get yours ordered now! Every order will include a free Drahthaar Addiction Get Addicted Its Legal Sticker with each shirt!



I have all sizes (S,M,L,XL,XXL) in white available now, and have a few Large Olive and a few Large Black available as well. The Olive and Black were a test run, and I am happy to say approved and more to be printed in the next week or so.



Don't hesitate, order yours and show your addiction!



I will be placing an order form and Pay Pal on the website in the days to come in the meantime......



Go to the HOME Page, click on Drahthaar Addiction Merchandise, click on T Shirts and follow those directions.



These won't last long, they are that cool!



HZP Logan 2009

Last time in Logan for testing this year. Went out to witness and participate in the HZP. The second of the 3 breed tests that we do as members of the VDD to look over the fine quality’s of our dogs. I went out to support a few local guys I have trained with all summer as I prepped Hessian for the VGP. Not to mention root for all other handlers that decided to test their wits, most for the first time. I myself was a second time runner,as I chose to handle Jager(Harley) vom Wasatch. A high drive dog with a lot of power that actually belongs to Mac, but he let me do the testing so he could enjoy his hunts and give me more experience!
I hadn’t spent much time with Jager in training. Only been out with him a few times, worked on some water work a bit, about 3 drags, 5 shot bird retrieves, and maybe 10 birds worth of pointing. Not a lot when it comes to how much time people put into training for the HZP. I think a lot of what Jager had to offer was his extra amount of exposure. Mac is a big hunter and gets out a lot too. I think that Jagers time spent out at the duck club and Utah Lake gave him just the edge he needed for this test. His amount of drive doesn’t hurt either!
It sure makes things a lot easier when there is no pressure to impress anyone, but found myself getting a little nervous never the less. No matter what there is always those things that make you nervous as you work your way to the end. I had a great time running Jager, he surprised the hell out of me and I’m sure a few others! I learned some more as a handler and feel good about it all. I would seriously consider handling Jager in VGP if it is an option,.....Mac? It just goes to show the true natural versatile ability of the Deutsch-Drahthaar. I could really get used to this kind of thing. I enjoy these dogs so much and although the training and testing is such hard work it is sure worth it and makes for one super great hunting companion.
My partners in crime from the valley did well. Zac and Lola (Ice) vom Wasatch pulled it off even with how nerve racked Zac was. Lola did a great job on all aspects of this test. Such a happy high drive dog. Still a lot of puppy, you have come along way Zac. I think you may be really figuring her out. Got one super dog and worked out an awesome score, coming out with a 182! Time to enjoy hunting this fall and when the snow melts we will be at it again to prepare for VGP!
Nik (Hank) vom Wasatch did a good job too. He completed every task he needed to, just had a hiccup on the rabbit drag, which unfortunately is one of the most important tasks in this test. It is the one thing that really gets to some dogs and there handlers. Not sure if Nik ever failed a drag in training but one thing I have realized is..... they need to. The dog most definitely needs to learn it MUST bring the rabbit to the handler. Still had some great scores on all other areas and I have seen Nik and Ron come along away over the last year. Regardless of any outcome they will make one great hunting team.
Glad to hear our new friend and fellow addict Kevin made it through with a 178….Wish we could of stayed to watch Archie do his thing,but imagine it all went well. Nice to meet you Kevin and keep it up. Armbruster just ahead man. See you there!
Congratulations to everyone. It is not an easy test. It takes a lot of work and dedication to even get this far. I commend all of you. Thanks again to all judges for the hard work. I think we should hold a clay shoot for the Chapter though! Some practice is needed by all…no?
Enjoy your dogs and hunting Gentleman! As we will all be returning to the testing circuit next year! Coming next..... Armbruster!!!!

Grouse Hunting and HZP Preparation









Headed out to the Uintahs to chase after some grouse. A well deserved trip for me and Hessian as we just made it through the VGP. Not Prizing, but made it through. Training had been rigorous over the past few months and with the testing over for us this year I decided to get to hunting.After all that is what he is for!
So Biz,Hess and I went to the area we had been doing some forest work training and had actually seen grouse during that time. It is full of downed timber, lots of water and green wet vegetation. Just no grouse! Where o where art thou? It was the opener this weekend so maybe some one got there before we did. Never less it was nice to get out with no pressure from anything.
We hiked 4 miles with no luck but got some pics and watched a storm roll our way from atop mountain...what a site! I just love this area, it is always so gorgeous and full of beauty. Well maybe next trip we can bag some Ruff's or Blue's.
In the meantime I have signed up to run Jager (Harley)vom Wasatch through the HZP in Logan Utah this coming weekend. I am really curious to see how this will go as I have not spent very much time with him to prepare for this test. He is alot of puppy still, wild and full of energy that never dies. Sometimes he loses focus on the task at hand but during training yesterday was very impressive. That is one thing great about this breed, the fact of the natural versatile ability is just fantastic! We put down a rabbit drag for him that went very well. He pointed a pigeon he found hanging out by the trucks. Had an excellent point on a Chukar that was planted for him. Did some blind retrieve work, needs a little more direction here because his search is so big, but either way he finds it and brings it back. Going to finish up with him this week, just need to do a little more and it will be test day.
Lola (Ice) vom Wasatch is really coming along great from what I saw last night. She is getting in some good points, took the drag like a champ! She is really coming together to be one hell of a hunter! Good work Zac! Almost here bro, it will be over soon and you ca breathe and sleep again!
Haven't seen to much of Nik (Hank) vom Wasatch lately but hope all is going well. Test day is right around the corner for all of us! Oh boy just can't get enough! Get ready to hunt boys! Testing is almost over!

VGP 2009





The VGP test is finally over in these neck of the woods. It was 6 months of straight training trying to get Hessian and myself ready for this test. It really is the test of all tests. It includes Forest work,Field work,Water work and Obedience. All inclusive is Bloodtracking,Retrieving Fox over Obstacle,Fox and Rabbit drags including retrieving,Independent Forest Search, Dense cover search w/handler,Independent Water search,Gunshot soundness in water,Blind water retrieve in dense cover,Search for wounded duck,Retrieving of duck,Field Search, Pointing,Manners behind game,Feathered game drag,Search for fresh shot bird,Retrieving of feathered game,General Obedience,Drive hunt obedience,Heeling on and off lead,Down Stay with gunfire,Steadiness to wing and shot. Not to mention the manner of retrieve is judged on all retrieves.

It is no easy task and takes alot of work and dedication to get these dogs to where they need to be. My congratulations go to the 7 of 8 dogs who passed this test in Logan this weekend. Good Job you guys, you really made it! Time to enjoy the hunting season and your dog as you are done with testing. Except for maybe the few that are participating in the Armbruster next month.

Now lets discuss the ONE dog that didn't pass............ Ya unfortunately that is yours truly! I know i know...what happened? We worked really hard to make sure Hessian was prepared for all aspects of the test. In all our training i thought we had it for sure. Hessian scored 257 points but no prize....We were 4 points shy on obedience!

Well obedience got me! Hessian had a sloppy off lead heel, he wanted to heel with the judge in front of me at times as well as catching a scent on the ground and wanting to follow that, zigged when he should of zagged too. He moved a little on the Down Stay and the Drive Hunt once the gunshots went off. He really wanted to go see what everyone was shooting at! These are the things that ruined my chance to Prize and Pass this test.

A few quick tips for everyone....when teaching heel to your dog, do not allow the dog to sniff the ground, keep it's head up and correct any pulling away or sniffing the ground on or off lead. it makes that big of a difference trust me.

Also practice making your dog Down and Stay with you walking away and disappearing. Fire gun shots, yell, make lots of noise. Correct any movement or barking or whining. This too added to my demise.

I feel good that we made it to the end! We completed all tasks. We made it all the way to the end of the test. It was just points that hurt us and stopped us from passing.I will be back next year, you can count on that!

Unfortunately i don't think there is a puppy in my future this spring, as Hessian needed to pass this test for that to happen. All is well as I can concentrate more on Hessian and hunting.

Again Congrats to all handlers and dogs. Great Job guys!

I want to say thank you to all the Judges and test coordinators and directors. The judging groups were great guys. Very helpful and very informative. Never left me wondering on anything. Gave everyone an equal and fair chance to do what needed to be done. Also helped to ease the handlers in what is one stressfull time. Thanks again everyone.


I will be posting more on the VGP. I am working on a Slideshow as soon as i have all the pictures together. So keep watching for that. This post was just much needed as i know everyone wants to know the update!


VGP,HZP,Drahts and Brats

















It has been quite the eventful couple of weeks preparing for the VGP. Apparently not eventful enough, as I took on preparing another dog and running in an HZP as well. I have been working with Jager vom Wasatch very little as I prepare for the VGP.
He is quite the little ball of fire! Young and full of energy. I remember Hessian at that age being just as wild and crazy.
I am excited to see how Jager will do at the HZP, with not near the amount of attention to detail as most of the dogs that run the test. Figured why not, do it to give myself the experience of running another HZP and experience working with another dog. It has been exciting and only a few short weeks to go!
With that I spent a day out with two others prepping for the HZP doing water work and field work and getting Hessian in on the action as well seeing how he does it all again in the VGP. That day was also the 1st Annual Drahthaar Addiction Draht’s and Brat’s training day. We all did some water work and some pointing. Moved on to grilling up some tasty brat’s and kicked back for a tasty lunch. We ended up our day with some drag work and called it good. It is funny how you can simply over train yourself and I think your dog too. We all have been working so hard to prove to ourselves that we can get it all done, but in the end always have something we should have worked on little more. It definitely is a chore training but worth it in the end. Imagine a year and a half old dog, retrieving all your small game! Swimming out for waterfowl, or tracking down a wounded rabbit or such to retrieve. Pointing out pheasants, chukars etc. and retrieving those to hand as well.
Even better, we all want to hunt ethically and have to admit searching the reeds or thick brush for that wounded bird to be disappointed upon not finding it. Not any more and with a young dog! Oh what can be done with even more training? I am in the process of finding that one out as I prepare for the VGP in the ultimate test of the finished dog.
I don’t think that Hessian is at all finished or broke to the point he should be for this test but I’m all in now. I feel good about the water work in all. Retrieving is not as methodical as I would like. The presentation isn’t superb but he gets it done. Searching water field and forest is great. Lots of energy and drive. Obedience is coming along good. Heeling is better. Drive hunt and down stay is a lot better too. Blood tracking was coming along nice until a few weeks ago. I didn’t trust my dog and took him off track when he was just working hard to find it. I have a done a couple since and we are clicking better but I can’t slow him down much more. I hope it’s not too fast for the judges. Been working real hard on the steadiness and that is coming along well so far. Seems we are pointing nice and steady to flush. Steady to shot so far but only worked on very few birds need more practice for sure. It all comes down to training and I think maybe I have over trained in a way. I think Hessian is getting bored with all of it and ready to move on. Suddenly he is doing weird things during training that I just can’t explain. All I can think is that the training is getting old and not as fun as it used to be. I know I am sure ready to take a breather and do some hunting. I am getting one hunt in this week. I think I can use this as an opportunity to focus on some steadiness; blind retrieves of fresh shot bird and even down stay and such too. Maybe I can find a rabbit or two, as we all need them for training and test day too. I hope all goes well in this last test. It is super hard and I took off all winter and last spring of training and used last fall and winter to build bad habits while hunting. I have had to try to work out the kinks now and it has not been easy. It will all be worth it in the end though. Either way I have one hell of a hunting dog, and I can be proud of that!
Proud to see Hessian’s photo and info up on the stud registry! http://vdd-gna.org/studdogs/salzmarsch_goshen.htm If all goes well with the VGP test and we make it through without too many issues, he may get his call this winter. I could do with another pup. I would sure do things differently. I have learned a lot about this breed and what it takes to get a dog prepared to the standards it has acquired. Just a couple weeks guys and our tests are done this year! Hope all is going well for everyone training and getting ready for hunt season. Thanks to everyone that has helped in my training, I appreciate all the tips and physical labor involved. It is hard work and we are all exhausted and ready I hope. Good luck everyone!
Next post should be all VGP info unless I can toss one in before test day.
Still working on shirts everyone hopefully before Armbruster we can be sporting our addiction.