I expect this pairing of Clipper x Teal to produce intelligent, athletic, and biddable dogs that should be capable of playing any game or chasing any quarry their future owners are interested in.
-Ryan James, DVM (breeder)
Clipper is a dark red 62# male, 22" tall at the withers, close-coupled, and well-muscled. He has a strong work ethic, and a very sweet disposition. He is a team player in training and in field events, always trying to work with his handler. He is very water oriented, and more inclined to stay in the water while retrieving than to beach early. He has that on/off switch that makes him go all out while retrieving but is a nice dog to be around when he isn't working. He also gets along well with other dogs.
He has excelled in the hunt test game, passing his first Master test before his 2nd birthday, He also earned his HRCH title.
Clipper can handle the big setups as well, earning a RCM (Reserve Certificate of Merit) in his first derby in Canada, as well as a JAM in a derby in Wisconsin. He is not intimidated by long marks or blinds.
Clipper has proven to be a capable hunter, going to Saskatchewan on his first birthday for waterfowl hunting. He wound up having to do all the retrieving for four hunters on that trip, retrieving 139 ducks and large geese (13-14 lbs.) over the course of four days. He also has proven to be an excellent upland hunter on several pheasant hunting trips, showing great ability to find and track pheasants.
Clipper is 100% amateur trained and handled.
Teal is 21.5” tall and 53 pounds of dark golden fun. Her coat is tight and keeps easy. She has and continues to prove herself in the house, at hunt tests, and most importantly on actual hunts.
She has a HRCH title and is a Master Hunter and qualified for the 2022 Master National. Her athleticism is evident regardless of her activity. She is a joy to work with and never wants the hunt to end. She is a reliable marker and loves the water.
She has picked up doves, ducks, and geese across the country as she is a willing enabler to my addiction that is chasing birds. She has enough drive to break ice in North Dakota or muscle through chest high pluff mud in South Carolina for a retrieve, and an amazing off switch that she shows off daily as my 3-year-old twins put her through endless indignities like being dressed up or having daily pretend vet checks. She routinely accompanies me to work at the vet clinic where she is an honorary receptionist. She gets along with other animals of all species and has never met a stranger.
The Ries x Crosby breeding will produce beautiful working dogs as well as exceptional family members. I expect these puppies will excel in hunt tests, obedience, agility, and potentially the qualifying stake in field trials. Most importantly they will make the perfect hunting companion!
Ries is an accomplished field dog, qualifying for Master National in 2021, 2022, and now again in 2023. He is 65# of strength, with correct structure and an easy to maintain coat. He's a consistent team player with excellent marking skills and then is willing to hand over the reins on blinds. Ries is a dog you can depend on when you walk to the line, or crawl into the duck blind, to get the job done!
Here is what Dan, Ries's owner, has to say:
Ries is a joy to watch in competition, to run in competition, to hunt with in a duck blind, and to hang out with on the couch. He has great drive, perseverance, and joy when he competes or retrieves while hunting. He has been very trainable, loves to please, and with an excellent memory.
Ries is a happy dog, always wagging his tail and wanting to be part of whatever is going on. He gets along great with his “brother” and other dogs. He is self-entertaining by dropping his tennis ball into our pool, watching it float out, diving in to get it, and repeating the process. Or, he will drop the ball or toy with his “brother” to instigate zoomies in the yard. He is truly a family dog that flips the switch for retrieving birds.
He has been very trainable and loves to please.
Crosby is a beautiful representation of the Golden breed, with an impeccable temperament, good bone, correct coat, plus a strong field desire. She comically will entertain herself in the house, but then becomes intense and ready to work while in the field. She is also being trained for the higher levels of competitive obedience. This versatility demonstrates her intelligence and enthusiasm to please. Crosby is happy doing whatever job is asked, as long as she is with her "person". She quickly becomes the focus of attention whenever she's with a group of people, making friends with everyone. Puppies out of Crosby's first litter love field work as well as other performance venues.
We expect the puppies from Ries will also be highly trainable with a willingness to play whatever game their family enjoys.
Crosby Pheasant Hunt