looking for a female setter pup from proven grouse lines
Posted by matt null on December 7, 2021, 9:33 pm
I'm kicking around the idea of getting another pup this spring. I am a dedicated grouse hunter here in PA, and my current dog struggles on grouse (hard-charging, big-running dog out of western horseback lines that tends to bump spooky grouse) though he does okay on other birds. |
Most of all, I want a dog with a great long range nose for grouse, out of parents that are proven on them, probably from cover dog lines. One that I can keep reeled into 50-100 yards without too much correction. (I hunt up in the mountains of WV and PA, and beyond that range, it's hard to get to the birds before they flush.) I don't want a boot-licker, but I probably don't need a greased lightning trial champion, either--I'd probably be better with something in between, with a strong drive but with enough caution to pin grouse. I hope to get into cover-dog trialing someday, but this would be more of a personal hunting dog.
Just wondering what options are out there. If you've got a breeding lined up or know of one, shoot me a text at (304) 771-1825 or email at matthew.null at gmail.com. I'm in PA but can travel for the right pup, and while it would be great to get something this winter/spring, I'm also happy to wait if future breedings look especially promising. Thanks!