After the second year of hunting, my wife and I decided to go into the guide business. We felt having another dog for guiding would be beneficial. We wanted to raise some puppies and thought this would be an enjoyable activity going into retirement.
We bought Brandy who was born on October 2, 2002, from Richard Schanda. Richard was a licensed guide and used his dogs for Woodcock hunting. They also hunted pheasants for fun. Brandy is the 1st generation born in this country from UK imported bloodlines. She is registered with American Kennel Club (AKC) and Field Dog Stud Book (FDSB).
Brandy is liver and white, ticked weighing 29–32 pounds. She stands 16 inches tall, and is 30 ½ inches long nose to tail bone. Brandy has an even better nose than Duke. She hunts out about 15-20 yards in front of me. I did all the training with Brandy. She is very quick and agile. Brandy is very affectionate, when she looks at you with those eyes you just have to pet her. When you pet her, she will roll over for a tummy rub.
Brandy past away suddenly on Thanksgiving day, 2013. She inhaled a grass awn (seed) that went into her heart. This is fairly rare and only hunting dogs have this happen to them. For more information on seeds that kill go to http://www.meanseeds.com Brandy was very smart and loved everyone she met. Her hunting skills were phenomenal !!!