Constant Gene Pool
Consistent and Predictable Results
We are going to try to explain what we mean
about a "Constant Gene Pool" without getting into the
genetic selection part of this site. The very first German Shorthair
that we owned was a cross between two line-bred animals. The reason
we have continued to use these lines is because after we had this
true "hunting partner" trained he came up missing at
less than two years of age. Have you ever appreciated something
even more after it was gone?
We decided to try another line that was winning
everything. We fell to the same lack of knowledge, magazines that
print what they are told, a problem that I guess we call tuition.
The line we went too was self-hunting, untrainable, black-hearted,
run off, loaded with a titled three-generation pedigree. This
is when unbeknown to us that we became a breeder of German Shorthaired
We sat down and made many phone calls, studied
the record books, and talked to trainers, breeders and hunters.
We decided to go back to what gave us the most satisfaction. We
decided to develop a line to hunt both upland and waterfowl that
hunt with us in the field without a lot of training and retraining.
The two lines that we have selected are the Hillhaven line developed
by Dave and Janice Hill, and Dixieland's Rusty line, which brings
back the old Moesgaards bloodlines that our dads and granddads
followed, along with many successful German Shorthair fanciers
around the world.
Hillhaven's Hustler is now deceased but is still recognized
as a pre-potent sire of conformation and bird dogs, by breeders
and many registries through out the world. Dixieland's Rusty is
long deceased, however is still recognized as one of the top producer's
of the breed. One thing that is unique about our kennel is that
instead of looking for the new "stud dog of the month"
we are looking for old proven stud dogs that carry traits we desire
and are not wetted down by field trial fads and cross breeding.
We are sorry if this offends anyone but "tails and titles
don't mean a thing to us, we breed bird dogs to bird dogs."
We feel that line breeding takes the "guess work" out
of the offspring. If we can look at a five-generation pedigree,
we should be able to predict the outcome of the litter.
We are not going to talk about our personal
reasons for choosing these two lines; everyone has their own beliefs.
We will only say that they compliment each other very well. We
are seeing consistent and predictable results in our offspring
and that is what our customer's demand. We are constantly striving
to improve by researching new lines and traits to keep our customer's
satisfied. We ask you to study the pedigrees on our stud dogs
and future litters. We have!