Dolly – Fall 2011
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Dolly is the newest addition to our family. She is out of Kevin Battistoni’s Crosswind Kennels in New York. She is a blend of American and British lines. Her sire, “Sam” has won the “Guns Award” at the Nationals two different times. He won the U.S. Open Guns Award in 2006 and the U.S. Amateur Guns Award in 2004. He has finished 3 Nationals and has also been issued a Certificate of Merit at the Nationals. Her dam, “Player”, is the daughter of NFC/FC/AFC/CFC Crosswind’s Warpath.
“Dolly” is coming along very well, as would be expected given her breeding. She’s a good size dog. She weighed 48 pounds when we had her Pennhip evaluation done at approximately 20 months old. She has good legs, moves extremely well, etc. She just kind of floats across the ground.
She’s an extremely intelligent dog and has trained very easily. She has a very loving personality and just eats up attention. She is totally obsessed with birds and spends most of her time keeping track of our pigeons. She has a soft mouth and has a very strong retrieving instinct.
Dolly will be a very nice addition to our breeding program. She now has one full hunting season under her belt and is proving to be everything we had expected she would be.
Update: December 26, 2009
Dolly is now CERF certified and has passed her Pennhip evaluation (70th percentile). She also has developed into an outstanding gundog….we had a very good hunting season. I am very pleased with her development. She has a particularly nice temperament….just a very sweet dog in all respects. We hope to breed her sometime in 2010. We are guessing later in the year, but we are not quite sure at this point in time..
Dolly – December 2009
Dolly – September 2010