This breeding has produced a very nice litter of pups — and what else would you expect from a litter sired by Griz? Chocolate. Driven. and yet, will still make one hell of a house companion.
As many of you over the years have learned, Griz was an exceptional chocolate dog. At one point in time he was the youngest 4XGMPR ever. He excelled in the upland field, loved the duck blind and — to his credit — tolerated a cat in the house during his later years. Griz passed away in 2022 — so litters from him will be few and far between. You can read more about his specifics here.
Sadie is a bit of anomaly for us here at HPK. She was purchased at a PF banquet by us outside of DSM several years ago. As we were sitting at the banquet one of the helpers paraded buy this gorgeous 8 week old chocolate puppy. I distinctly remember Nate and I exchanging looks at the shape of this puppy — it was square as could be, simply a gorgeous build. Turned out that nobody that night wanted to spend money for the puppy. SO…we did. Not entirely all that strange to be honest. She had a pedigree that we did not really know much about — but took a chance on buying her, training her, and selling her.
Turned out — she points — HARD. All in all a win for us. This little dog is still shaped very well. Square, well proportioned, and has a motor that doesn’t quit. This is her second litter for us.
Soooo what will the litter be suited for? Upland work and hunt tests will be fine. I would say that they will be fast enough for some run and gun stuff. Small water work — as I don’t think the females especially will be huge — ponds, marshes, puddles and all field waterfowl hunting one should be just fine. The only area I would say would be a challenge would be big water — the open Mississippi, or Lake Erie, for example — just because the dogs are not going to be overly large. Anticipate males from 65-80 lbs; females in the 55-65 lbs range.