While I was on sabbatical from the blog, Pete sent me an exciting update on Whiskey’s (Alpha Male of our 2010 litter) development as a hunting dog:

“Just a little update on Whiskey. At 13 or so weeks Whiskey is really becoming an exceptional bird dog. Bird work started about 4 weeks ago, gun work started about 2 weeks ago. Since then I have never seen a more enthusiastic dog, he is bird crazy. I shoot planted birds over him almost every night and he just keeps getting better and better. I thought my older Griff had an excellent nose but Whiskey is taking my older dog to school on tracking and recovery. He swims like an otter and loves the water. We water train every weekend and I can’t wait till October 15th (Nevada Waterfowl opener). I was kind of dreading this hunting season breaking in a new pup but after seeing how fast Whiskey is coming along I can’t wait. This dog absolutely LOVES to hunt. His first real hunting trip will be the Oregon Chukar opener for a tune up then October 9th the Nevada Chukar opener. I took the week off for that. I should have over 100 birds shot over him by then. Training on Pigeons and Pen raised chukar right now can’t wait to get him on wild birds. More important than that he is a great family dog and  the funniest dog that I have ever owned (I hope he grows into his feet)  Thanks for the great pup. Everybody that  sees him loves him. You might have a few customers from Northern Nevada next year. sorry about the pics it is hard to train and shoot pictures but I will keep working on it.”

Wirehaired Pointing Griffons

Whiskey and his older "brother" Basco (also a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon) on the dunes of Nevada.

Whiskey and Basco in the water

Wirehaired Pointing Griffons

Whiskey and Basco on the bank

So exciting!!!  Thanks Pete!  I look forward to more updates from my owners come fall hunting season!