We have repeated our successful breeding between 4XGMPR Iowa Pointing Labs Grizzley SH and CPR Battlemtn's For Whom the Bell Tolls. This combination has proven to produce solid pointing dogs with a ton of retrieving drive. The pups from last year are showing great potential and are beginning to prove themselves in the field. Bella is due on April 4th with both black and chocolate pups expected.
Below is the info on the litter's sire from his owner- Nate Hamblin:
Griz is a record setting dog in the APLA by becoming the first 4X GMPR at less than 2 years of age. At 23 months of age he broke the previous record of his half brother by over 6 months. Griz also went 5/5 in AKC senior at 1 year of age! I also ran Griz in his and my first shoot to retrieve event and finished a very respectable third (it would have been 2nd if I shot better). This finish was over 28 traditional pointing breed dogs in the pointing division. The event was the Pheasants Forever National Quail Championship in Kansas City and put on by Bird Hunters United.
Griz is one of those special dogs that has a huge motor in the field, but is very controllable and wants nothing more than to be a team player. Griz has an unbelievable demeanor for a dog with his power. He is truly a gentleman that is extremely intelligent & confident, but doesn't have a dominate bone in his body. He is an excellent marking dog and is rock solid steady at the line. Griz has been a natural pointing dog from day 1 and point's way off birds. He is extremely reliable and is allowed to run big in the CRP fields of South Dakota or comes in close for the heavy cover sloughs of Iowa. Griz has a loaded pedigree including 6-Grand Master Pointing Retrievers, 7-Master Hunters, 8-Amature Field Champions, 5-Field Champions,1-Qualified All Age, 1- 2xNational Amateur Field Champion, and 4- APLA Hall of Fame dogs! Some of the biggest names in the Pointing lab world and the Field Trial world have come together to create a truly exceptional animal!
Field Trial pedigree highlights · FC HRCH Watermark's Texas Welcome MH SRS Winner (Howdy) ·
2x-NAFC 2x-CNFC FC AFC Ebonstars Lean Mac (Maxx) ·
FC AFC HRCH Gator PT's "Sweet Potato Pie (Tadah) ·
AFC Trieven Twist And Shout MH
APLA pedigree highlights ·
GMPR MHR HRCH Blackdog's Bonkerjohn Kate MH ·
GMPR Cajun of Black Forest MH ·
GMPR Sir Hershey or Surrey
Titles: 4X Grand Master Pointing Retriever & AKC Senior Hunter 3rd Place Pheasants Forever National Quail Championship (Pointing Division)
Grizzley's health clearances-
Hips: OFA Excellent
Elbows: OFA Normal
Chocolate & Black factored
Eyes: Clear EIC: Clear by testing
CNM & PRA: Clear by testing
Color: Chocolate Size: 68 lbs
Whelped: 10/3/09 (Youngest ever 4X GMPR by 6 months)
The dam of this litter is CPR Battlemtn's For Whom the Bell Tolls. She is my personal hunting dog and family companion. Bella is trifactored black and an athletically built 60 lbs. She has a ton of natural point and retrieving drive, but can turn it off in the house and be very calm. I have been very impressed with her bird sense, and ability to adapt to different hunting conditions. She can hunt close in the thickets and tall grass of Illinois, and ranges far out in the open fields of Kansas.
Bella is by 4XGMPR HRCH Clouds Bold Bear of Nereus SH and out of CPR Battlemtn's Lota Hot Chocolate. She has a strong pointing lab pedigree with 8 GMPR titled dogs in her 5 generation pedigree, and 2 APLA Hall of Fame dogs appearing twice in 5 generations.
Bella's Health Clearance's:
Hips: OFA Excellent
Elbows: OFA Normal
Eyes: CERF Normal
CNM: Clear (White List)
Color: Black (Trifactored)
Size: 60 lbs
The litter will have dewclaws removed and come with a 2 year genetic health guarantee. Both chocolate and black pups are expected. Pups will be ready to go home at the end of May. Shipping available at buyer's expense. The pups will be $1200 with a $300 deposit to hold your pick in the litter.