BLUE X BRISCO
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). Her second litter last year has had two pups receive Natural Ability maximum scores of 112/112 one at barely 4 months old.
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.
VC BARBWIRES BRISCO UTI
(VC Kettle Creek’s Moe NAII UTI “Parker” X Three Devils Sawtooth “Lucy” NAI UTII)
NAVHDA NA 112/I
NAVHDA UT 192/I
NAVHDA IT 196 Pass
DOB: 9/21/1999 (Deceased breeding was done with frozen semen)
Coat: Solid Liver, Dense/Harsh
Bite and eyes: normal
Hips: pennHIP rt. 0.35 lf. 0.27
Owned by Rick Shultz Florence, Texas.
This breeding was a cooperative breeding with Jeff Jalbert of Top Shelf’s Kennels in Horace, ND. The breeding was completed in partnership with veterinarian Dr. Trevor Ferguson using trans-cervical insemination with frozen semen.
Brisco was known for being a hard-charging, powerful dog with extremely high bird drive. He was a biddable and easy to train dog with a lot of natural talent. He earned his VC title before he was even three years old which was very young for the time. He has a very nice dense and harsh coat and good strong feet that kept him protected while doing week long hunts in Texas thorn country as a guide dog on a quail ranch. I never personally saw Brisco hunt on wild birds but our Co-breeder Jeff Jalbert, hunted over him and was really impressed with the dogs ability to pin wild birds and his extreme stamina. Although he only produced two litters before he died his pups had an average Natural Ability score of 107/112 for the 9 that were tested and 4 of his puppies received utility prizes.
Brisco’s sire “Parker” was a heavily used stud dog during his life and produced 7 Versatile champions and dozens of Utility prized pups. Many breeders consider him the top NAVHDA stud dog of his era. Brisco’s Dam “Lucy” was a powerful, gritty, slick-coated bitch with a strong bird dog drive. I personally owned dogs from Lucy’s sire (Pete) and dam (Sage) and loved both of my pups from those litters. Some of the most prominent foundational dogs of the Three Devils Kennel line are in this breeding. Three Devils Kennel While researching this line of dogs I found that many of Brisco’s close ancestors and one of his pups was still hunting at 15 plus years old. I personally value dogs that are long-lived and still hunting hard late in life.