Topmast future Breeding Plans

2017--Diamond x Copper (pedigree)
                        2018--Diamond x ??
2019--Mackenzie x Ch Malagold's Distant Drummer (pedigree)
2019--Ritzy x Beau-D (pedigree) (litter will raised in California)
                        2020--Mattie x ??  (pedigree)

We bred our Diamond to Copper October 2017

HRCH High Times Applejacks Mike MH WCX CCA **

Pedigree of the breeding:

   Both Diamond and Copper are healthy dogs with no chronic health issues.  
No allergies, hot spots, and wash & wear coats.   

 Copper is 23 inches at the shoulders, Diamond is 20 3/4 inches.

This breeding is based on solid diverse working pedigrees in all venues with low COI.
Sire and dam are smart, biddable, athletic and talented- enthusiastic for any game. 
Very good and honest in the water too!
They are both delightful and loving companions in well built, 
structurally sound packages. 
We expect moderate high-drive biddable, active, birdy pups. 
They should have good on & off switches. 
Capable of doing agility, obedience, and field, and cuddles at home.
This combined pedigree has outstanding ancestors that should 
contribute to terrific pups.
 They should be ready to take on the world and do anything asked of them.
 Great dogs are in the pedigree....outstanding working dogs and producers with good health and longevity.

We are keeping a pup from this litter ourselves, as we think this is going to be an outstanding breeding.


Diamond is the daughter of our sweet great hunter Chime and grand-daughter to our foundation dam Abbi.  She is petite, smart, sweet and oh-so willing.  
Diamond's only hindrance to her competition career has been my work schedule.  
She has her HRC Started title and Working Certificate in the field and actively hunts pheasant with Tom almost every week during the season. 
She finished her JH with 5 passes straight. 
She is doing well in her rally and obedience training, and recently obtained her Rally Advanced title.   
Diamond is a team player who loves to work with Tom and I.  
She is easy and calm in the house, but ready to go in an instant. 
She loves to cuddle.

Copper is a Master Hunter who has 40+ Master Hunt test passes to date.
He has qualified for the Master National three times in his six years.   
His owner describes him as 69 lbs of pure power and love.  
He loves to work and is very forgiving of correction.  
His owner was very involved in the breeding to get Copper.  
She was present at his conception and his birth, so knows him inside out.  She loved his sire Shag at first site and is proud to say Copper has lots of his traits.

Copper is named after his breeder's late husband Mike, who was a police officer nick-named "Copper".  

We have four beautiful puppies born Dec 18, 2017.

Reservations are limited for this breeding.

Puppies should be ready to go home around March 18, 2018.

Spring 2019 breedings

Mackenzie is co-owned with Myra Globuschutz.  
She is from our breeding of Karli to Choctaw's Yukon Copper Penny MH MNH4 WCX** OS HTHF.

Kenzie, as she is called, will be bred in the spring of 2018.  
We are looking at breeding her to a Malagold boy, but haven't decided for sure which one, but looking at Drummer (test breeding)
I think this combination will produce nice looking pups with good working ability, with good health and longevity.
Check back here to see more about this breeding when it gets closer.

Ritzy will be bred in the spring to 

Ritzy is owned by Kim Portney in California.
Ritzy is from the Bonny x Manny breeding in 2014, The Road Litter.

She has developed into a pretty working girl who is taking her owner to new adventures, like field work.  Ritzy is in training for Senior field work.

Litter will be whelped and raised in California by her owner.

Latest Litter 
Feb 1, 2017
The Scottish Litter pups have gone to their new homes!
Four puppies arrived and are doing well with their new owners.

Pups have gone to their new homes April 2017.

Please keep in mind that our breeding program focuses on producing correctly structured performance and hunting, and a few breeding goldens. We seek to place most of our pups in working homes that compete in more than one arena--field, agility, obedience, conformation, tracking--or that work their dogs in hunting, or serious pet-assisted therapy. If you are interested in a performance or hunting puppy from one of these litters, or would like further information on a future litter, please contact us via e-mail at

Typically, we have a litter every one to two years.
In the beginning, we co-bred with Gayle Watkins of Gaylan's Goldens. We are breeding under our own name now, but we are still breeding with her guidance and teachings. Our litters are whelped and raised here in our home, in the middle of all our daily happenings. They will be raised according to the Avidog standards. When they are old enough, they will spend the last 3 weeks walking in our fields and woods, swimming in our pond if weather permits, meeting lots of people and getting to know their relatives. We spend our time getting to know them so we can match them well with their new owners. 
Before contacting us about a puppy, please read the following portions of our website to be sure that we and our dogs are right for you: 

All of our pups experience the following developmental protocol:

  • BioSensor exercises from 3-17 days of age
  • Introduction to a different novel scent from 3-17 days of age. To learn about this, watch an interesting webinar Introducing Scents in Neonate Puppies by Gayle Watkins PhD, about this program she developed. 
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  • Regular socialization with people of all ages and sizes
  • A physically and mentally stimulating environment appropriate to their age
  • Problem solving exercises, again, appropriate to their age
  • Socialization with dogs other than their dam
  • Introduction to solid food after 5 weeks of age followed by natural weaning, often not until 8 or 9 weeks
  • Daily walks in the fields and woods after 6 weeks (weather dependent)
  • Regular opportunities to swim (weather dependent)
  • Introduction to game birds
  • We do not remove dew claws. Click on the link to see Dr Chris Zink's article on why we don't. Dew Claw Removal article

For more about how we raise our pups, check out

How we Raise Our Puppies

If you are interested in a performance or hunting puppy, please contact us via e-mail at




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