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We had our first tie between Bluestem Otoe Chief, NA II “Chief” and Bourg-Royal CB Bluestem JH, NA I UT III “BB” on December 12th.  A successful breeding would have puppies whelped around February 9-16 and going home around April 6-13 or so.

I am still running behind on responding to e-mails, so please be patient with me.  I will respond individually to e-mails that I have currently that have not been responded to, then send out a mass e-mail and post to social media when I am ready to start interviewing and taking deposits.  I’m just not there right now with preparations for holiday travel, so it will be between Christmas and the first of the year when I’ll be fully operational with the kennel correspondence.

I have been busy with our youngest son’s wrestling team and working on the Hunting Issue of the Griffonnier, the magazine of the American Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Association.  As most of you know, I co-edit the magazine with my friend Amy Caswell-O’Clair of Soonipi Point Griffons in New Hampshire. Last week the Griffonnier was named a finalist in the Dog Writers Association of America contest for breed club magazines.  The winner was Chronicle of the Dog by the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, but it was a great honor to be named as a finalist.


So I’ve been watching the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on television since I was a girl in rural Nebraska.  I always wondered who those people were with those fancy show dogs and wanted to go to NYC to the show.  It is pretty neat to be able to call many of those fancy dog show people in the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon breed my friends.  The DWAA banquet is during WKC and since I’ve always looked for an excuse to go, we are going.  My daughter has the weekend open from show choir competitions and will be accompanying me.

I have never been to a benched show and this is the best.  A benched show is where one of the exhibitors of each breed has to be on display at all times.  So you get to walk through the exhibition halls and look at all of the AKC breeds up close.  Saturday night is the banquet, Sunday is open to enjoy the sights of NYC (I think we are going to see “Rent” on Broadway hopefully), then Monday and Tuesday are the shows.  I still need to finalize all of our travel plans, but this is a once-in-a-lifetime bucket list thing and I’m just going to suck it up in the pocketbook and go.  I will be sure to report back on the goings on.

Charles has been taking our son Conrad into the pheasant field lately here and there and getting home late in the dark, so we haven’t had any good photo ops.

Bluestem Winchester SH, NA I “Chester” is looking good while getting it done in New York, owned by Sal Licata and photographed by Jerry Imprevento.


There are some other great photos of our pups out there getting their hunt done on social media that I should share, but right now I need to get back into Christmas preparations.  Just wanted to send a mass update as to our current status.  Thank you for your patience and Merry Christmas!!