NA 112 Prize I - at 4 months
UT 191 Prize III - at 15 months
UT 204 Prize 1 - at 2.25 years
*Versatile Hunting Dog Magazine Nov. 2023 "Spotlight Dog"*
Windy Sage's Born To Run (Emmylou) came to us via our good friend Todd Baier in Billings, Montana. We don't believe a finer pedigree had ever been assembled in the history of our breed. Given her pedigree she was purchased with the intention of making her our next, go-to hunting dog.
So far our belief in this pedigree has paid off handsomely. Out of approximately 2,000 dogs who ran the NAVHDA NA test in 2021, she was the 3rd youngest to achieve a maximum score. She was retrieving bumpers out of swimming depth water at 50 days old and had pointed, and retrieved, dozens of pheasants before she was six months old. While still eligible to run in a Natural Ability Test, at 15 months, Emmylou became one of the youngest Utility dogs in the country when she scored 191 points and Prize III! The following year, at just two years of age, she achieved a maximum 204 points, Prize 1, in her Utility Test.
Testing aside, Emmylou has proven to be a top notch upland and waterfowl dog. She has the highest degree of point and natural steadiness we have seen in the breed. As good as an upland dog as she is, she is an even better waterfowl dog, where she has proven herself on not only early season wood ducks and teal, but also late season mallards and divers. As are all of our dogs, Emmylou is an absolute pleasure as a house dog, with a gentle demeanor and calm disposition.
It is our intention to selectively linebreed Emmylou to those stud dogs who compliment her pedigree and approach her level of performance.