BLUE X DUKE (I Litter)
Bachman Bay’s Bluebill Banger
(Blue collar Cheyenne NAI UTII X Bone point’s Magnus NAI UTI)
NAVHDA NA 112/I @ 5 mo.
NAVHDA UT 194/II @ 17 mo.
Coat: liver roan, medium harsh/medium dense
Bite and eyes: normal
Hips: pennHIP rt. 0.26 lf. 0.29
Thyroid: OFA normal
Von Willebrand’s: Clear
Exercise Induced Collapse: Clear
Blue is the one of the best natural upland dogs I have ever had the joy of hunting over. She is very fast and we often refer to her as “lungs with legs”. Like her sire, she has been very easy to train and willing to please. She passed her Natural Ability test at 5 months and we were shooting pointed birds over her the next week in Montana. She did as well or better tracking and pinning down roosters on her first season as our veteran dogs. She came from an extremely successful litter, not only did she receive a 112/112 Natural Ability prize I, but the other four litter-mates that were tested all received 112 prize I. Blue and all her litter-mates love children, other dogs and live in family homes. At 17 months, Blue received a 194 prize II in her Utility Test only missing a prize one due to receiving a “3” in pointing due to high bird drive at that age. She easily received a “4” in the duck search and loves tearing through the heavy marsh in search of ducks! She has a very soft mouth and I was able to use the same live duck for several months of training. Like her dam, she loves chasing waterfowl and has no trouble getting large ducks and geese back to the blind. Blues pointing intensity and honesty has been incredible. At less than 2 years of age she consistently waited for 5 or 10 minutes on point before we could get to her to flush the covey. She seems to have a knack for paralyzing birds that are running out from other dogs. Blue has absolutely crushed the upland game pinning every western species open to hunting including difficult to pin blue grouse, sage grouse and mountain quail. Blue’s last litter produced 7 exceptional puppies, they had an average Natural Ability test score of 110/112 points and two of the pups placed in the GWPCA’s National derby (2nd and 3rd place finishes).
Blue comes from a line of excellent German registered dogs' genetics and American lines from Idaho, Utah and Oregon to create some incredibly talented, driven and highly trainable dogs. Many great wirehair breeders worked for decades to produce this line of dogs. These puppies are direct decedents of the top producing versatile stud wirehairs in the United States including Bone Point’s Magnus, Lager V Den Drei Teufeln and Salty Pete V Rahnhaus. This line of puppies is was specifically line bred back to genetics from two NAVHDA Versatile Champions VC Black Canyon Gin and VC Heidlwolf Benelli.
FC AFC NAFC Wired West True Grit UTI
(VC FC AFC Wired West sureshot Oakley MH NA1 UTI X NFC AFC FC Tumalo joe)
AKC: NFC AFC FC
NAVHDA NA 112/I
NAVHDA UT 192/I
Coat: liver and white, medium harsh/medium dense
Bite and eyes: normal
Hips OFA good
Thyroid: OFA normal
Owned by Matt Solt in Utah
Duke is a very talented male owned by Matt Solt of Salt Lake City, Utah. Matt and Nicole are a hardcore wild bird hunting GWP family that we have known since our time in Utah. We watched Duke take 2nd place in the GWPCA National amateur championships in and win the National Championship by a landslide in 2019. He is a talented big running dog that can win field trials or retrieve ducks in the duck blind for any handler. Duke is only one of three dogs the breed has ever seen that have earned both an AKC horseback field trial champion and a NAVHDA Utility prize I. One of the other two dogs to do this was his dam, Annie (VC FC AFC Wired West Sure Shot Oakley NA I, UT I). These are the type of dogs we love - strong versatile hunting dogs on land and water, with the run, style, and horsepower to compete in all-breed competition. Duke's sire is a 2X National Field Champion, and his grandsire was a 3X National Field Champion. We already own a talented young son of Duke, named Tito. We are very excited to see how Duke and Blue’s genetics mix together!