We are still finalizing our 2018 and 2019 breeding plans.
Topmast future Breedings
2019--Mackenzie x Trek
2019--Ritzy x Fig Newton (litter will co-bred with us, but raised in California)
2020--Mattie x TBD (litter will be co-bred, but raised in CT)
We bred Diamond in the early fall of 2018.
The sire for this breeding is Trek
HRCH Pemberley's A Walk in the Woods CDX RN MH WCX CCA
The Puppies are here! Oct 26, 2018.
There are no reservations available for this litter.
We expect nice looking, moderate drive, willing workers and eager to please pups.
They should excel in field, obedience, or agility, with good health and longevity.
Photo by Russ Taddiken
Both Diamond and Trek are healthy dogs with no chronic health issues.
No allergies, hot spots, and wash & wear coats.
Both Trek and Diamond have OFA Good hips.
Both have normal elbows, clear eyes and heart.
Trek is 22 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!
Diamond is the daughter of our sweet great hunter Chime and grand-daughter to our foundation dam Abbi.
Her dam is from Canyon, who produced 7 OTCH offspring from one litter bred to Soupy.
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 Excellent 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.
Trek is from Wisconsin and has done well in field and obedience.
His owner has this to say about him:
Trek smiles, a lot! He loves to work, any venue, as long as he is with me.
He is beyond biddable, always trying his best to do what is asked.
He is good with other dogs and loves puppies.
He qualified to run the Master National this year and has not failed a master test since spring of last year.
He completed his CDX with scores averaging 194+.
We train for hunt tests spring through fall and obedience in winter.
He is completely owner handled and trained.
He likes to be busy but settles right down when in the house.
He is a house dog but tolerates kenneling well.
Trek is just plain fun. He is a total joy to be around.
Diamond's first litter (The Spice Litter) have gone to their new homes.
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 2019.
Puppies will be raised here in Michigan.
We are looking at breeding her to Trek.
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.
Reservations are available for this breeding.
Ritzy will be bred early spring to
Fig, DOB 4/12/2015
Ritzy is owned by Kim Portney in California.
She has developed into a pretty working girl who is taking her owner to new adventures, like field work.
Ritzy has been training hard and has a new Senior Hunter title! She also has her first Q in utility.
Fig has a wonderful temperament and lots of drive but is very biddable.
Both sire and dam are talkers and so is Fig.
Easily settles in the house.
Breeder has hunted over him multiple times and states he listens well and stays in range.
He will hit thick cover to roost out any bird.
He is a very good marker and has good water courage.
He's a very balanced boy with a nice front/rear and expression.
They are planning on finishing his MH next summer.
Litter will be co-bred with Topmast, but will be whelped and raised in California by her owner the Avidog way.
Reservations are available for this breeding
We have plans to breed Mattie in 2020. Sire to be determined yet.
HR Topmast True Grit RN SH MX MXJ NF WCX CCA VC CGC (2/22/2016-)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
- Click http://www.akcchf.org/news-events/multimedia/video/
- 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 email@example.com