I have a female English Pointer that I got when she was 4 years old. She is a great hunting dog with a gun, but, hasn't worked out with the birds so far. I bred her a couple of times and wanted to keep a female pup out of her. But, one thing led to another and all the pups were sold. I bred her about a month and a half ago to the same male dog I have been breeding her to. i don't know if she is pregnant yet. When I got home from hawking this morning I got a call from a friend who has one of the pups. He told me the owner of the stud dog died last night of a heart attack and wanted to know if I would take the female pup that was the pick of the first litter my female had. Its a sad way to get my female because the stud dog owner was a good friend of mine and a really nice guy. The new female pup will be here this afternoon. He also offered the stud dog to me, but, I declined the offer.
OK, I'll take a couple of pictures of her tomorrow. I'll send a picture of the mother to be posted also. The new pup is a handfull and is really excited about not being in a small enclosure. Tonight will be her first night inside the house when we go to bed. I just have to make sure she doesn't get near the eagle that is in the family room or the Harris that is in the front room.
The pup is 2 years old. I took her out today to see how she does in the field. She stays pretty close when she is working the field. Maybe 100 yards away. Her mother used to be about 600 yards away when she worked the field. She is not housebroken and at the moment the 2 females are not getting along at all even though they are mother and daughter. She is bigger than her mom and just as sweet as can be. She kennels when you tell her to and really has a nice point. She needs a little work on holding the point because she creeps in on the bird. I took a couple of pictures of her today as she was running around and I'll send them to be posted.
She is a carbon copy of her mom. The 2nd picture looks lke she is pointing, but, she was actually running when the picture was taken. I took her out again yesterday near a place where the guys were pheasant hunting. She could hear the shotguns and tried to head that way. She has been shot over so the noise doesn't scare her. I'm not sure if she will be a good falconry dog or not. She wants to jump up and get the HH when I have it on the glove. Time wil tell.
This is her point. She is doing a lot of sight pointing and not really using her nose all that much, so, she points at birds that are flying and a long way off. I am going to start planting birds for her and working on her holding the point. She is creeping in on the birds that are on the ground instead of holding still. She should flatten out a little more on her point once we do that. She has a lot of natural point ability.