Lee, Christy and family came for a visit to see the pups. They have first choice of the females. Ellie also came along. She is from Sage, 2011 and is the sister of Lilly. Ellie is very smart and has turned into a great hunter. Lee reported that Ellie did more to train him to pheasant hunting than he did to train her. She hunts close and has a great nose. Ellie has been to Minnesota, Colorado, Kansas and mostly Wisconsin hunting.
Lilly and Ellie – sisters
illy and Ellie – sisters
Lee and Ellie
Lilly and pups
Dad wanted to breed her but Sassy wanted no part in breeding so he ended up getting her fixed. He always joked about having a dog with morals LOL.
Sassy just earned her AKC canine good citizen, then we go to therapy dog training. She will still hunt with me now and I want to get her into some agility classes too. This girl can jump pretty high and is super fast! We gotta keep her busy!
Note: Don died and now his daughter Jennifer has Sassy.
I hope the New Year is treating you well! I just wanted to give you an update on Ellie. She’s turned into an absolutely awesome dog. She just turned six and she’s in her prime. We went to SW MN last December. It was just Ellie and I. We only ended up with 3 birds due to my terrible shooting. She flushed about 12 roosters within range and I flat out missed! Ellie was not happy! Once the nerves settled down I started hitting them. Had a couple crazy 30 plus bird flushes! Lots of hens. I attached a couple pictures.
Hi Bill and Terry,
My name is Jennifer Booth. My father is Don Booth. Six years ago my dad got a beautiful English Cocker Spaniel from you they named Sassy. She is doing so good and I wanted to just send you an update.
My father sadly passed away unexpectedly in Aug of 2015. My stepmother Lynnette and I co-own sassy now. Sassy was very stressed and quite upset by my dad’s passing. She sort of developed seperation anxiety from it so we make sure other than a few hours a day that I work she is never alone. She has become my emotional support dog in the process.
I have been able to bond with her and even take her hunting just like she loved to do with my dad. She is currently enrolled in a class for canine good citizen and she starts this Tuesday. She has been such a blessing to me as she is my little piece of my dad. She loved him so much.
Sassy enjoys cuddling in the morning. She’s a big baby in the morning! LOL! She also enjoys hunting obviously, retrieving balls. We even got an automatic ball thrower and she can do it all herself! She barks in excitement! She loves to play in the snow and is extremely loving. She’s very attached to a stuffed pig that she unstuffed and it is now a rag shaped like a pig. She loves it so much we have to replace them once in awhile!
Thank you so much for such a beautiful girl! I love her so much!
Once my stepmother retires I don’t know at this point if she will take her back fulltime or let her stay with me as we are both pretty attached!! Lol It’s hard not to! If she does I will definitely save up to get another beautiful English Cocker Spaniel from you. She is just amazing! I’m including a few pictures so you can see her today and one with her last hunt with my dad!
Jennifer & Sassy
Hi Bill, today Sept 14, 2016 we completed our first trip with both of the boys. We took them to Gatlinburg. Han Solo fly’s like an old pro.
Dakota: Everyone in the house has fallen in love with her. She is a wonderful companion. House training, kennel up, sit, stay, and all the rest of her obedience takes little to no effort. She just gets it!
I remember asking you about how to introduce her to the gun, you told me to just get her on bird. You couldn’t have been more right.
Thought you might want to see this—Roscoe’s first pheasant hunt! He scared up a bird—unfortunately, it was a hen.
Next time out got a rooster. Both are kind of wet.
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Gauge with limits hunting.