HATTIE X CHUKAR
***RARE FROZEN SPERM BREEDING PLANNED SPRING 2023
Bachman Bay Harriett Hunrunner
(Bachman Bay’s Bluebill Banger NA 112/I UT 194/II X Bone Point’s Quicksilver NA 110/I, AHAE 157 )
NAVHDA NA 112/I
NAVHDA UT 198/I
AKC Field Trial Career Stats
Three Rivers Bird Dog Club of Washington -2nd place Open Puppy
German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America – 2nd Place Open Derby
German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America – 4th Ranked Derby Dog 2019
Coat: liver roan, medium harsh/medium dense
Bite and eyes: normal
Hips: PennHip: Rt. 24 Lf .27
Thyroid: OFA Normal
Von Willebrand’s: Clear
Exercise Induced Collapse: Clear
Hattie is a very fast long legged dog with an insatiable appetite for retrieving. She has more retrieve drive than any wirehair we have owned. Like her dam she is a very loving and friendly dog. She has a fantastic western bird dog coat, not too much coat and just enough beard you know she is a wirehair. She has a lovely high tailed point and a ton of intensity. Hattie’s biggest asset is her nose, ever since the first time we put her on a bird she went to it like there was a bungee cord attached to her nose. She points from long distances but knows exactly where the bird is. Hattie really struggled her first season busting birds, However we feel after seeing her learning to handle birds in her second hunting season she may be one of the best hunting dogs we have bred to date. If you put her on the ground in any habitat she will find birds even when the other dogs are struggling. Hattie came from an exceptional litter. Her litter was specifically line bred back to genetics from VC Black Canyon Gin and VC Heidlwolf Benelli on two sides of the pedigree. All of the seven pups in her litter were tested in the NAVHDA natural ability test and they scored a combined average of 110 out of a possible 112, which is a fantastic show of her good genetics. Hattie’s Dam Blue came from a litter that all five of the puppies tested in Natural Ability received 112 prize one maximum Natural Ability test scores.
Hattie's 2021 litter produced some promising pups and we have been receiving great reports of her pups abilities on wild birds. One of her pups scored a Natural Ability Prize one 112 at only 4 months old.
Hattie easily completed her Utility test with a score of 198/204 Prize one at just over 2 years old.
(Salty Pete V Rahnhaus NAI UTI X Hunhaven Belle Star NAIII UTII)
NAVHDA NA 112/I
NAVHDA UT 171/II
Coat: liver roan medium harsh/medium dense
Bite and eyes: normal
Hips: PennHip Lt .23 Rt .27
Owned by Chuck Johnson in Montana.
Chukar was owned and bred by Chuck Johnson of Hunhaven kennels who was a Wirehair breeder for over 30 years. After thirty years of selective breeding, chuck believes that this dog was his most outstanding dog. Chuck is the owner of Wilderness Adventures Press and published the book “Training the Versatile Hunting Dog” many of the stories and photos in that book are about Chukar and his relatives. Chukar was a fourth generation Hunhaven dog and an outstanding bird dog. Chukar had a great deal of desire and drive. He had an outstanding nose, often pointing birds from 50 to 100 yards. Chukar hunted wild birds 40 to 60 days a year. He hunted sharptail grouse, huns, chukars, pheasants, and quail. Chukar also loved to hunt ducks and geese. Chukar was a constant companion, he went to work every day with chuck and great house dog. He was an ideal family dog, with a curious and loving personality.
You can see more photos of him and his progeny on
We picked Chukar as our stud for Hattie for several reasons. He is one of only two direct sons of Salty Pete with frozen sperm available and I owned a half brother to him my dog Beta, that was one of my favorite dogs. Salty Pete has been a foundation dog for many kennels and a superb producer. Our bitch Hattie has Pete on three legs of her pedigree and any pups from this litter would have a lot of Pete genetics in them combined with a nice mixture of contemporary and classic western wirehair genetics.
Chukar's grand sire on the dam’s side goes back to our first Wirehair’s brother Gus a dog I trained while working at Miller kennels in Utah. Both Gus and Gid were exceptionally smart and great hunters. Chukar was named after his great-grand sire VC Three Devils Chukar who was an impressive influential dog we bred to in the past.
Although I never personally met chukar before his death my father met the dog and saw it run. I also talked to Jeff Funke of Three Devils Kennel who had the dog and hunted him he told me that chukar was the real deal and an incredible chukar dog.