I have worked with pointing dogs since the early ‘80’s, doing all with the continental breeds. I always relished the thought of having a wonderful hunting dog to spend wonderful fall days with. I also wanted that dog to be a great partner, as well. I didn’t want to have to be constantly getting after him. I wanted him to do the job he was trained for, both willingly, and with style. It seemed I could get some parts of the complete dog, but was always short, somehow.
I wondered if I would ever have a dog that had it all . . . then Duke came along.
I brought him home in September of ’07, and the journey from there has been wonderful. At every turn Duke has been willing, and able, to do the task, whatever and wherever. On top of that, he is an absolutely beautiful representation of the breed. I chose to challenge him with the toughest scenarios a hunting dog might find in the field. I wanted my hunting dog to prove he could do it in the field - being measured by the game in the back pouch of my vest.
This is a bitch good enough for Duke. She is Dickie’s Belle, and is beautiful, smart and willing. Her breeding compliments Duke’s very well, as does her confirmation.
The first litter with Belle was in August, and those pups are showing incredible boldness and smarts. They are also loving and perfect images of the breed. The next litter is due in April, and already has two reservations.
Duke and Belle have it all – if you want one like them, reserve a pup now.
Please click on the thumbnail image to view a color photo of Duke at 13 weeks of age.