Danny was imported from Charlie Rose in Seymor Texas came to improve on our bloodlines we have. Wildrose German Shorthairs added nose speed and style to our lines they also proved to be the toughest hunting dog and hunting mate one can own.
|Chelsea & Tiger|
|Charlie Rose & Bullet|
|Dixie & Francois|
|Dollar, Kavin & Dawn|
|The Team & The Boys|
|Charles Rose & Bullet|
|Dollar & Francois|
|Kavin & Dawn|
|Dixie & Dagger|
|Dagger & Dixie|
Training out at Glen Devine, we needed to end the day in good spirit after losing Dollar earlier in the day. We learn to accept things. I learnt again today that these dogs just want to hunt... no matter what. This is what we live for!
Dollar my boy you made a difference in my and others lives. The German Shorthair breed in South Africa has gained a hunting drive, nose and endurance from you. Memories and stories will be shared by those that knew you at many a braai over drinks. A happy time after a days' wingshooting.
Actual Training video on the day
Thank you Dollar for a amazing 5 years!
Now that I have had some time to fully realize what
you meant in my life and what you did for our dogs Dollar my boy I am trying to
put into words my feelings as best I can. You taught me patience and to wait
for it to happen rather than to try make it happen. I sit here with a lump in
my throat trying to describe the unconditional love you had for hunting and
getting out there no matter what the conditions or circumstances were. You
showed me how to live life to the fullest….to never, ever give up no matter
what is said about you and above all - give others a chance to prove
themselves, to let them work out for themselves that you cannot teach a dog to
hunt but rather develop the drive….. Drive that you could not contain because
you had so much and by the time you had it worked out your time with me was up!
Thank you for making me a better trainer and to work smarter and to look for
the finer, smaller things that make a difference. And above all, thank you for
the great memories and the stories we will always tell whenever we
have sun-downers next to our trailer or have a braai after a day’s
hunting. You never failed to rise to the occasion and always made sure you
did something VERY special that gave me goose bumps and which made for an everlasting
memory. We could hunt anywhere in South Africa and you would have great finds,
and even retrieve the odd carp in a mud pool if I shot at it! The way you blew
people away when we arrived will always stay with me. To comments like “he is
chasing something", the answer would be NO he just runs like that! You
added speed, endurance, nose and personality to our pack. Memories live forever
and your offspring WILL win the war after the battles we won together!
Trigger is a Temic x Dixie pup he has done so well from a young age he has also mastered the skill to climb trees. Trigger was a finished hunter at 8 months and has never stopped to entertain hi owner at home and in the field. He has such a happy personality and never stops to please his owner. we strive to breed a great hunting dog to be your best pal. Whelped 17 January 2014
Photo Fabio Lorregian
This is why we breed German Shorthairs
I thought I should give you a update on what happened last weekend, being at the end of bird hunting season Dawn and I was sitting at home bored and frustrated so we decided to go out for a early morning walk on a game farm. In Limpopo finding training grounds are not easy as a wing shooter so we do the majority of our training on game farms. On arrival the owner approached me and asked if I could assist in finding a wounded Impala that he shot earlier that morning as rations for his staff. Not keen to use my trained bird dog to chase wounded animals in 30 degree heat I agreed to help since we have the use of his farm for training. We were taken to were the Impala was shot and we looked around for traces of blood found nothing and finally had to follow the spoor. I encouraged Dawn to take the spoor she was nosing around and suddenly took off in the direction the herd had run off I was tempted to call her then decided to give her a chance and followed her instead. In a distance I saw her going on point and rushed to her the wounded Impala was found I was amazed with what happened. The last 10 months we had only trained on birds and Dawn tracked and found an wounded Impala starting with tracks and no blood were it was shot on I was truly amazed at what my little GSP had just done!
Danny & Dollar
Danny & Dollar
Kavin & Dawn
Watching our new Generation Gsp's work ....
Danny new Imp from USA is now really showing promise since she had time in the field finding and holding birds. Dawn one of our new generations pups bred from Dollar x Dixie both imports from Wildrose German Shorthairs is exactly what we wanted. Dawn adapts well keeps good contact with her handler easy to handle biddable and very natural in all aspects!
Dollar has made a huge improvement in our breed
We have so many lines to choose from and can now breed from a easy going hunting dog to a competitive field trial dog that will do well in any conditions in South Africa.
I believe we are achieving what we set out to do by importing and breeding German Shorthair Pointers in South Africa. We at the point now were the young dogs we have bred are hunting with us. they are looking good and are working well fitting into their new homes need to the fullest. We are also getting younger boys into the sport by letting them go out with us to see what we do. They do ask many questions...
A day out with our dogs good fellowship was had good wing shooting another blessed day in South Africa.
We had a great day out early morning scenting was not that great but improved throughout the day.
Dixie had the first find Rose & Dagger honoring from a distance, the birds flushed and one was taken
Dagger had some great finds and managed to retrieve a winged bird 500m away after tracking it, very special. Rose struggled in the morning and impressed us all with how she managed to work the birds out her afternoon run with Dollar her father was awesome. Rose might have stolen the day with not great finds and especially the way she improved! Rose is going to be a fantastic dog and Jaco will shoot many many birds over her.