“Kisses” is the newest addition to our family. She was whelped
in October, 2010 out of dam 8 x NSTRA Ch. Stotts Royal Diamond
and sire 12 x NSTRA Ch. Angie’s Dogwood Cash. Kisses
is a thrifty 34 pounds, and she can carry that light load at mach 3
all day long. She is incredibly quick, and loves to show
off her agility when playing games with the older dogs. She
is a very strong swimmer and spends her hot days in the water
Kisses had plenty of opportunities to hunt during her first
season; Chukar, Huns, and Pheasant in Idaho. She points
and holds quite naturally, and has learned to back the other
pointing dogs with no training by humans. She is also a
natural retriever, but she loves to play and we plan to add more
training to her experiences.
It was not until Kisses had her first chance to hunt
solo that we really knew how good Kisses' skill set actually is.
That first big day happened hunting scaled quail in Arizona.
What a joy to see all of the light bulbs turn on at the same
time; casting with the wind, exercising due caution approaching
objectives, and locking absolutely solid on coveys, pairs and
singles. Kisses' retrieves were even flawless!
What a great dog! We can't wait until next season.