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I’ve attached a couple of pictures of Finn, now 3+ years old (3-30-14 birthdate, from Jade). He remains a cheerful, eager companion, fast and athletic but also, as Jon sometimes says “a big baby with fur” that crawls onto Jon’s lap for an evening snooze. We are often complimented on how handsome he is, and we can only agree.
Thank you for bringing this great dog to us, and warm regards.
Sorry it’s taken so long to give you an update on Oakley, but it’s been just crazy this spring
Oakley is a wonderful dog. What a great addition to the family. You know the old saying, “Dogs smile with their tails,” well, Oakley must be a very happy dog because he smiles with his whole body. When he wags his tail, he wags with his whole body. And, just the same as Max, he grins! It’s really amazing, when I come home, he runs up wagging his body, smiling.
He has boundless energy, of course, and he seems to have amazing prey drive. He’s getting pretty good at retrieving, but delivery to hand has been a bit of a challenge. He likes to play keep away, or he wants to play tug of war. He’s only what, 4 months old, so maybe he’s still a little young to expect a lot. Outside, he has his nose to the ground and explores every inch of the yard. He’s right on top of the rabbits, squirrels, and birds. Hard to get him to focus with distracting sights, sounds and scents.
The other day we were out early, well before sun-up. He immediately began his patrol of the yard then came up to a quick stop. I thought he was looking at me, but he was actually looking past me. When I turned around there was a large doe standing in the yard, literally 10 feet away. It was great fun to watch him challenge the doe. He got low to the ground and slowly moved toward the deer. When they were about 5 feet apart he stopped, tail in the air, and gave a low bark. The deer stood her ground and lowered her head, pointing her nose and ears at him. When she moved, Oakley retreated to the safety under my feet. The doe turned and slowly walked away. When she walked away, Oakley immediately went into pursuit. Good thing I had him on the long line.
He’s been to the vet twice now for check ups and shots. All is well, he’s very healthy and growing fast. Our Vet just loves him.
As I said, he’s a wonderful dog and a great addition to our family.
Any advice on early training, specifically as regards the delivery to hand?
Here’s a picture. The photo is a couple weeks old now, but what a ham!
Corey and my new buddy “Reggie ”
Dear Bill, 4/29/17
Arlo is a delightful puppy. He is settling in nicely and we are making good progress on housebreaking. He knows his name and almost always comes when he is called. I know we need to get to always, but 90% seems good for one week in.
My wife and I recently had the pleasure of buying a puppy from Bill Schaller. It was a wonderful experience. Not only did we come home with a beautiful puppy, but the larger experience we had with Bill and Terry Schaller was great. Bill uses his website to communicate “news” about the puppies from the day they are born. Over time we saw pictures of each of the puppies complete with temporary names (picked by his grandchildren), the puppies visiting a local school and other “adventures” that got them off to a great start on socialization.
Having the chance to meet both the parent dogs and the Schaller’s other adult dogs gave us a chance to see what our puppy could be like once he grew up. They were all attractive dogs with delightful personalities. It was a pleasure to interact with them and get to know them a little.
Finally, on the day that we picked up our puppy, Bill provided a DVD on training, a large bag of high quality food, an initial health report from a local veterinarian (the puppies already had their first vaccinations) and forms to be used to register our new dog. All unexpected. All very much appreciated. Bill assured us that he was willing to stay involved in our puppy’s progress and having his experience and expertise to draw on is going to be a great resource.
My wife and I can recommend, without hesitation, buying a puppy from Bill for a wonderful experience that makes getting an amazing puppy extra special.
So thank you again….for Arlo and for everything else. Paul
Here Han Solo’s hunting report. He has a great nose, is very excited about birds, quarters naturally. Lots of energy.
Paul and Brittni
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.
Matt & Gauge participated in the National Bird Dog Circuit, March 2015 at the Flying M Farm in Mikado, MI. Gauge won the “Flushing Division, Top Gun”.
Here are some pictures of Gauge catching a quail during the competition. Matt Gay got Gauge from Sage’s litter in 2011.