We are planning a litter from Bluestem’s Prairie Fire, NA I for the Spring 2020.  The sire has yet to be determined 100%, we are debating between Zoro and Chief.  I currently have eight deposits in hand for the litter and am taking a total of ten.  The deposit is fully refundable until the puppy is three weeks old.  Please email bluestemkennels@gmail.com for further information or to schedule an interview.  You can also click on the Puppies page above for more info.

Zoro’s Penn HIP Results

Zoro’s hips came back good, he is right in the median for the breed and has no signs of dysplasia.

Zoro's Penn HIP

Summer Candids

We hope that everyone has had a productive spring training and puppy season and are staying cool over the summer.  Here are some shots of the dogs hanging around as I continue to unpack from our move.

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Top to bottom: Fire, Ruth and Zoro

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Left to right: Ruth, Fire and Zoro

Summer training

We’ve been spending time both in the yard and out in the field working with the dogs.  Charles has done quite a bit right in the yard with “whoa” and “heel”.

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Charles and Fire working on “heel” in the driveway.

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Zoro on the run looking for planted quail

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Zoro on “whoa” in the field

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Ruth, Fire and Zoro taking a mud hole break

Charles also attended the Clyde Vetter seminar hosted by the Heartland NAVHDA Chapter a couple of weeks back.  They learned about table work, use of the e-collar and live birds in field training scenarios.

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Attendees of the Vetter Seminar.  Photo courtesy of Heartland NAVHDA

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In the field during the seminar.  Photo courtesy of Heartland NAVHDA

Grooming Video

I have an un-edited version of the grooming video done, but it was way too long to be a functional YouTube to upload (it stalled for hours when I tried).  I’m going to edit it and break it down into multiple videos and get it posted this week.  I’ll post it along with my adventures of catching and cooking a snapping turtle, which has nothing to do with dogs obviously, but still a fun summer adventure to share.

Stay cool until then!