Dear Heritage Kennels,
On March 5, 2016 for my birthday I received the gift of a lifetime from Heritage Kennels, a best friend and a hunting companion. Kain is now just shy of making 2 years old has grown tremendously since he was a puppy. Being from southern Louisiana I developed a great passion for duck hunting. From a puppy kain has showed a very strong prey drive and just absolutely loves to hunt. Kain has 2 years under his belt as a duck dog, he made his first actual water retrieve around the age of 6 months and has retrieve several birds since his first hunting season. However, this year Kain has improved and has become a better duck dog. He has made countless impressive retrieves this season such as making 80-100 yd water retrieves in temperatures low as 40’s and low 30’s with a 3mm neoprene vest. Kain is not afraid of cold water he loves it, he absolutely loves to duck hunt and retrieve birds. Kain is a very smart dog, he’s very friendly and protective, and makes a great household pet. My parents always say Kain acts as if is human inside the house. Kain was very trainable and very intelligent in which Arsenio trained Kain for basic obedience and I felt he did an absolutely tremendous job training kain in which I was very pleased. Kain will continue to train harder and hopefully run across somebody who gives us chance to show what the shorthair breed can do. So far several dog trainers and duck hunters have loved the fact that kain is a German Shorthair retrieving ducks. I will always be Thankful for heritage kennels and the puppy they provide me if you're interested in a gsp this is definitely the place to get one. Although I do have to say Heritage Kennels quote is very accurate because I never leave home without my GSP.
Can't say enough about the puppy we got from Heritage GSP kennels. The puppy we got was from Poseidon and Stormi. The day we brought him home he was pointing birds in our back yard. This puppy was so smart he could pick up a task in a day. He was sitting laying down and potty trained within a week of having him. I sent him to a trainer in Texas and he surpassed other dogs his age that had been in training longer. His drive for birds has taken his training even further. He recently took 3rd place in a puppy derby against 16 other dogs that have been doing derbies. His training will continue and I expect the wall to be full of ribbons and the freezer to be full of birds. Thank you for a great dog!
Update from Heritage GSP Kennels:
Arrow has done amazingly well at his competitions! 1st Trial he landed 3rd place. His next trial, he won 2nd place. He then went on to win 1st place at his third competition! Terry sent us photos of his accomplishments which we published as well!
My boyfriend and I have had Paisley Mae for a little over two years now!! She has brought so much joy and laughter to our lives. She is OBSESSED with water and could run for days!! Not only is she an athlete, but she has such a loving heart and is our greatest companion in life. We love our little girl (: WIll send more pictures soon!
Kelsey & Josh
I will send photos soon, but for the moment I want to give you a few words assuring you of my EXTREME JOY with my grand puppy.....and let you know the progress:
Last night we finally "made it through" without a murmur..... no whining, no whimpering or crying AT ALL. No having to get up to take Harleigh out.......At 5:45 this a.m. I heard him in his crate, squeaking a toy and I picked upon the cue to get him outside quickly....I pick him up so as not to give him any opportunity to leak or to become diverted.... Needless to say, getting the cast off my leg on Wednesday will be A GREAT ADVANTAGE in this maneuver on my part.
By 6:30 he'd been fed and exercised, having enjoyed some time digging and playing with a squeak-ball......At the moment we are on the front porch -- Harleigh and Mandy (the Jack Russell, age 11) looking out through the rails, just lounging and surveying the morning contentedly.
H. is impressing everyone who meets him. He's an easy-going and yet smart, confident fellow. He can amuse himself (INQUISITIVE and resourceful) but of course prefers to be with people or other animals -- meeting either with a good-hearted disposition. Interestingly, he "respects" timid dogs (doesn't pester them if he senses their reluctance).
Gosh, I could go on and on, there are so many wonderful qualities to this boy!
Perhaps the most important thing, Arsenio, is my appreciation of what you have done with the breeding of your dogs -- How could you "pick" this pup, knowing what would be the "right one" for me? I will always be amazed and grateful.
Whereas I was initially overwhelmed at the enormous task it was going to be to get him accustomed to house living and safe freedom and exercise here at Skyview I now feel we've gotten off to a great start (being able to sleep through the nightseems HUGE). While H. was getting used to the back yard this past week I was still adding wire rolls of finer webbing to areas of the deck and porch where he could get through and OUT. He can now be left either on the front porch or in the back yard without supervision -- meaning the crate need only be employed at night or on rare occasions.
NOW, as soon as this cast comes off (!!!!!!!!) we can begin to walk in the woods and visit the pond.
We'll start with the leash perhaps this week.
I'm VERY careful to keep him far from the horses.
He had his 9 week shots from Vet Sherry yesterday, and I'll get a fecal sample for her to take to work one morning this week. She's delighted with him!
This brief note has expanded into a chronicle. Sorry, but it can only reveal how absorbed I've been with getting a good start with Harleigh from "day one." What a pleasure!
I hope all's well with you. I wish some of that rain which you've had would reach us! At the moment I'm seeing 5 young deer playing in the front fields of dry, failed corn out front.......Yet, despite the parched earth it seems to me that God has just smiled on our life here with the arrival of Harleigh.
I will thank you forever.
Best to you and the family,
Dear Arsenio & Celeste,
I see the new litter on your website and I am joyous looking at the gorgeous puppies you have! Brother and Molly still make great progeny; all the pups look healthy.....and I can imagine the prospective owners studying every mark!
Harleigh's doing well in "school." Carrie's having great fun with him. At his "graduation" he'll have to "sit" for a full minute in the middle of the PetSmart store with distractions surrounding him. Carrie says he's already at the top of his class. I'm glad he's getting the training and socialization in TOWN ...... he'll need it ...... but I prefer what we do here at the farm. My main concern is still having him go out on the trails with me and horses.....leaving him to explore the woods around us but coming back when called (whistled to) and maintaining knowledge of where I am whatever his curiosity elsewhere may be. He's getting a personal sense of responsibility which is very endearing to me.
We were awarded the Tree Farm of the Year for our county -- of about 1,000 tree farms I'm told. They came yesterday to take a photo of me getting a plaque...... and I had Harleigh sitting next to me (of course). When it comes out in the paper or if they send me the photo I'll send it to you!
I hope you're getting some rest with all the puppy work ..... but even if you're not I know you're enjoying the little babies. I'd love to see them!
Harleigh now weighs 70 pounds.....when I see the pictures of him as a puppy I am amazed.....he's still "stilt-man" with those long legs, but he's also filling out: large head and neck and shoulders. I've never known a happier disposition in a dog.
Seeing those cute puppies I am tempted for a FLEETING MOMENT to ask for another. Let's see in a year or two.....harleigh may need a companion.
Best to you -- to your family .....