It never ceases to amaze me as to how quickly these puppies grow!  They’ve gone from the size of bratwursts to the size of really fat guinea pigs in a week.  Good job mama Sue!

"E" Litter at one week old

“E” Litter at one week old

I have registered the litter with the AKC online and have sent the litter registration paperwork to NAVHDA via mail.  Just to make sure that my future owners are clear, I will give you the paperwork to register the dog individually, as I have not built the individual puppy registration into my price.  That also gives you the right to register your dog with whatever name you would like, I only fill in the kennel name “Bluestem” at the front.  I also want to make sure that everyone is clear: these dogs leave with “limited” AKC registration and “breeding restricted” NAVHDA registration (which is normal for reputable breeders).  If you wish to breed your dog down the line, there are additional hunt testing and health clearance steps that we will go through.  Contact me for details.

Also, if you are an individual shopping for a puppy, I have decided to stop taking reservations for this year’s puppies because I feel as if I have a full roster.  If Mae has more than 9 puppies (which the current number of reservations I have for her litter), I will let everyone know.  Otherwise, feel free to call or e-mail if you would like to talk about next year’s breeding plans.

As far as the puppies go, about the only things they are doing right now are eating and sleeping.  They are just getting old enough to where I can let the kids hold them.

Conrad (almost 9 years old) holds a pup

Conrad (almost 9 years old) holds a pup


I filmed two videos of the litter on their one week old birthday, the first is of them just sleeping:

The second video shows their other favorite activity, eating:

Mae is doing well and getting bigger, I don’t have a picture of her for this week as of yet, I will work on that over the weekend and try to get something up either Sunday or early next week.  Charles is headed down to Branched Oak Trial Grounds this weekend to run BB and Sam in Senior Hunter on Saturday and Sunday at the German Shorthaired Pointer Club of Lincoln’s Spring AKC Hunt Test and Walking Field Trial.  Joining him on Saturday will be Rick and his 9 month old puppy “Dottie” from Sue and Sam’s last litter (the “D” Litter of 2012), who will be giving the Junior Hunter course a shot.  Sounds like it is going to be a rainy one, but I hope to get some pics of everyone up by the clubhouse.  So send us good vibes for success on the hunt tests and continued health with the puppies!  Do not hesitate to call me at (402) 682-9802, e-mail, or just leave a comment on this page if you would like to get in touch.