Aspen Leaf Nuttin’ Special Pip, is out of Blue Briars Johnny Cash and BB’s Bella Blue. At Blue Briar, they “breed to produce top quality dogs for the avid hunter or competitor from some of the finest bloodlines in the nation. Their GSP’s are bred for their strong desire, biddability and ability to become extreme athletes.” Pip’s pedigree also includes National Champion, Crosswind Truckin Fritz (Crosswind Kennel). Per NSTRA in February 2013, Crosswind Kennel was the only kennel to have a GSP (Crosswind Truckin Fritz) who was a National Champion that produced another National Champion (Crosswind Micro Chip). Crosswind Kennel has had a total of five National Champions and 2 runner-ups through their program. Many field trial spectators have dubbed Pip as the ‘Pocket Rocket’ for her speed and small stature. She has a great field range, confidence, drive and the stamina of a future Champion. She currently holds the Junior Hunter title and we plan to hit the ground running here again in the Spring.
Aspen Leaf Mama’s BigHitter ‘Smalls’ was bred by Monkeyshine Kennels. May 2014, Smalls Sire, ‘Solo’ earned his final blue ribbon to make him a Field Champion. Additionally, in 2012, Solo took 3rd in the Open Gun Dog trial out of 44 dogs- Buckeye and in 2011, he earned Runner-Up National Amateur Shooting Dog Champion and took the following placements in other field trials: 1st Open Gun Dog- Rock River; 1st Open Limited Gun Dog- Fort Dearborn; 4th Limited Shooting Dog- Lansing; 1st Open Shooting Dog- Region 4; 2nd Open Gun Dog- GSPC of MI. With some time spent in the field and with Monkeyshine Kennels in Georgia, Smalls has a wide range and a great nose for those hard to find birds. He has no problem in adjusting between horseback and walking ranges. We look forward to pursuing the Amateur Field Trial Champion recognition for Smalls in the Spring.