This will be the last photo update for this litter because next weekend they will all be joining their families! These puppies are all headed to companion-hunting homes, mostly grouse hunting in the Great Lakes, New England, Pennsylvania and the Appalachian Mountains. As much as I enjoy puppies and their antics, I have to say that the most rewarding aspect of breeding for me is when I receive field reports and photos of the pups/dogs making their owners happy. Proud photos and stories of them on point or tailgate shots with well earned birds always bring a smile to my face and encourages me to begin planning the next litter.
Folks seem to love seeing photos of the puppies as they grow and it is a great way for families who live far away to follow their growth. I try hard to get photos that show each puppy as I see them every day but I have to tell you that it isn't easy! I am not a photographer and I'm afraid that my photos simply do not accurately convey how cute the pups really are. I try to capture cute poses like this:
But I'm afraid the the majority of shots end up more like this:
Enjoy a potpourri of photos of the pups from this morning and thanks for looking!