The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
The philosophy is built on the concept that GWPs can and should be able to do it all. This means they should meet the breed standard, which doesn’t always mean they’ll win the most dog shows. This means they should be able and willing to find a bird and bring it back in any terrain, which doesn’t always mean they’ll win the most field trials. This means health testing and honesty about the results is more important than whether everyone breeds to one of our stud dogs. This means that temperament evaluations cannot be kennel blind.
Life is too short to hunt over an ugly dog.
This mission ensures that when the plan comes together, which it does pretty regularly, the best of the dogs will compete quite successfully in dog shows, field trials, hunt tests, agility, obedience and much more. And some of these dogs will continue to contribute to the gene pool to improve the quality of the breed. The rest of the dogs will live their days as happy, healthy hunting dogs and companions, providing lasting joy and love to their families.
Our goal is good-looking, good-working, happy, healthy family companions.
Focusing on the whole dog guarantees that our plan is to make an honest, well-rounded dog. It means that when the plan doesn’t come together, as sometimes happens, we’ll learn from it, stand behind the dogs we sell and honestly share the information we’ve acquired the hard way.