VHD: VERSATILE HUNTING DOGS
STARTED Versatile Hunting Dogs (VHD)
Our next STARTED VHD Fall Brook Run's Hiddre. Hiddre has completed her NAVHDA NA Test (Prize 1, 112pts) and is available for sale to qualified homes.
Excellent companions in the field, in the home, and in between.
A started versatile hunting dog : is a pup that is less than 16 monts of age; has taken and passed the NAVHDA Natural Abillity Test or can perform and pass the field, water and tracking portions of that test, meaning that the pup enters the water willingly, points birds reliably holding point for 5 seconds or more, and perform a live track on running game; a pup reliably responds well to the commands’ kennel’, ‘place’,’ no’, and recalls reliably to its name or to a whistle; around the home exhibits a cooperative demeanor to enter the home -car and exit the home-car in a safe controlled manner ; is house trained ; reliably pursues, and exhibits good manners behind game.
More of Hiddre, photos and videos forthcoming.
Started Dog Questionnaire
The cost of the started dog that you are inquiring about will be sent to you after I receive this questionnaire. We understand that you may be enquiring about something you are not entirely sure of, so I will take you through some of the work that goes into a started dog.
A good prospect is chosen from a litter where the pups cost $1500. The pup is trained (described above) and the training is upheld as a base and more is added as a natural progression called ‘extra training’, until the pup goes to its new owner. With the cost of birds, time, training, the taking the NAVHDA Natural Ability Test, travel, vet expenses, care of dog fees, so here you have a start to what is involved in having a started dog started.
You are welcome to fill out the STARTED DOG QUESTIONNAIRE, Upon receiving it I will contact you and we can talk further , with that in mind we can meet as well, either way the purpose is to agree and do the best for you and Fall Brook Run’s Hiddre.
Short example of a retrieve sequence.
Anna has been sold, though Anna is not available the following description has been left here for those who may be interested to have defined, what is to be expected of our next finished gundog. Anna has been raised in the home, she is fully trained with all commands; sit, stay, down, kennel, heel, etc., Anna has turned out to be an excellent dog on grouse and woodcock this season, she is built for speed, yet works with her handler cooperatively checking back enough to keep in contact, she works the cover thoroughly with low and high head at full gallop, as with my two Versatile Champions of North America (VCs) she will point or indicate early sign of scent, then wait for me, then when released work closer to the bird and point again, this is and indicator that she is extremely cooperative and loves her work, all this to the benefit of her, new owner. Anna weighs in at 45 lbs. and 21 1/2 inches tall .
Please enjoy what videos are posted here: