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Bachman Bay Vom Top Shelf's Maringouin 


Bachman Bay Vom Top Shelf's Maringouin

Call Name "LOU"

( Bachman Bay Harriet Hunrunner NA1 UT1 X  VC Top Shelf's Ozzman Cometh NA1 UT1 )


Natural Ability 107 Prize II 

Utility 194 Prize II @ 2.5 years old


Weight: 47

DOB: 3/5/2021

Coat: liver roan, medium harsh/medium dense

Bite and eyes: normal

PennHip TBD

Elbows: TBD @ 2 Years

Thyroid: TBD @ 2 years

Furnishings: FF

Von Willebrand’s: Clear

Exercise Induced Collapse: Clear

About LOU:

        Lou is co-owned with Lizzi Bonczek who is the Upland Gamebird Biologist for Rhode Island. While Lizzi had lots of flexibility finishing grad school at LSU, Lou reaped the benefits and got lots of experience hunting different environments. Lou’s first point was on a sharp-tailed grouse in North Dakota, followed by many pheasants and a few huns, bobwhite quail in Oklahoma, and woodcock in Louisiana. Her second season was even better, chasing early-season birds in Montana, ruffed grouse and woodcock in the north woods, and finishing the season with woodcock in Louisiana. Lou has a natural back, excels at tracking, and loves busting brush, even through thick briars. One of Lizzi’s favorite moments to date was watching 6mo old Lou track a rooster 200 yds through cattail and pin it in the grass!

        Lou is a natural at retrieving and the folks in her retriever training group call her “a Labrador in disguise.” Lou is a pleasure to share the blind with, to the point that you may even forget she is there! Lou marks well, loves the water, and is always ready to hunt down a cripple. We hope to campaign her in retriever tests summer 2023.

        One of Lou’s best qualities is her biddability. Lou doesn’t have a stubborn bone in her body and wants to do whatever she can to please, making her a great first pointing dog for Lizzi. True to the breed, Lou is a total goofball and a real sweetheart. She often accompanies Lizzi to the office, where it is common for visitors to compliment her calm disposition and good looks. Lou has a great off switch and is happy to lounge on the couch until it’s go-time.

        Lou's dam Hattie is one of the best dogs we have produced and was an easy prize one Utility dog with an incredible tracking ability. Lou's Sire Ozzy comes from a long line of VC wirehairs from Top Shelf Kennels in North Dakota. Ozzy brings a lot of cooperation to BBK lines and it is very evident in Lou.

        Lou is training to run her utility test in Fall of 2023 and if successful will likely join the BBK breeding team in 2023 or 2024.


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Woodcock Bloopers
Baby Lou Dog!
Lou pinning a snipe!
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