Firelight Bird Dogs

Firelight Bird Dogs

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Dixie x Heath puppies: 8 weeks

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!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Dixie x Heath puppies 7 weeks

The gang is really rockin' and rollin' now.  It is so much fun to watch them romping and playing.  In just 2 more weeks and our home will be mighty empty without these guys!

They did not have their color collars on for the romp during which I snapped these photos so I have titled each one.  Can you recognize your favorites?