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      FC  Blue River I'm Dan's Boy "Odie"

                                                              OFA GOOD, CERF NORMAL, PFK & PRA CLEAR

                                                            NFC FC AFC BJ's Dan of Danville  x  Nena of Linden

Odie's CERF            Odie's OFA           Odie's PRA               Odie's PFK


   Odie is a powerful, big running, 50 Lb dog, with a great build. He is a biddable dog, with a good temperament. He uses the wind well, and is a good bird finder. He has very good marking skills, and can find downed game well. He is not shy to any cover type. He has a very soft mouth, allot of desire and a solid flush. He is well conformed and pleasing to look at. He is as good in the water as any Lab.
   He is an amazing dog to hunt over, and is a welcome member of our home. We will occasionally offer him as a stud to a qualified bitch only. He is a proven producer, and has some very nice pups on the ground. They are all reporting the same skills and soft mouths. Along with many other good qualities. References available upon request.
   He is from some outstanding bloodlines as well. His father, GF, GGF, and GGGF all won a National Open championship, "4 generations in a row". 
      To me this says his history has something special in it. With 11 all age trial placements consisting of a win, 5 2nds, two 3rd's, & three 4th place finishes. Qualifying him for both the Open,and Amateur National in 2011, 2012, and 2013, and after some time off the national amateur in 2015. He is showing those same qualities.  He has a Certificate of Merit at the 2011 National Open as well. I am very proud he belongs to me, and feel fortunate for that. 

12-14-2011 Odie completed the US National Open Championship, and received a Certificate of Merit. After the 4 placements, 9 CM's were issued to dogs thought to have had excellent performances that deserved recognition by by the judges. 126 dogs started, I feel he has done a great job in his limited events.                                    
"Odie's Pedigree"

                                                          Odie at the 2011 Open National water series below.



  AFC  Blue River's Fast Track "River"                                                
                                                                           AFC  Blue River's Fast Track  "River"                                    

                                                                 OFA GOOD, CERF NORMAL, PFK & PRA CLEAR

                                                        FC Triple Ridges Buddy Boy   x   AFC Baskwoods Fast Lapper

                                            "Rest in peace my forever friend, we will never, ever forget you."
           I am saddened to write that we lost River to a long battle. It was the hardest thing in my life to go through saying good bye. And why it has taken months for me to update her status on here. River will always be one of the true great gundogs and trial competitors. I doubt you will find one person who ran against her that will disagree.  I was blessed to have 3 offspring of hers from her 2nd and last litter. They are some nice dogs. I will be with you again some day my love, till then we will try to make you proud. River was lost to an auto immune reaction to vaccinations or possibly a tic born illness. I recommend that everyone with a dog check out the new study conducted by the university of Wisconsin, which addresses vaccination schedules.  And the viability of them before you make your next vet visit.  I recommend that you look in to a 3 year shot rotation, "and" rotate them by years. Please do not have them done all on the same day. If your vet argues with you, find a new one...   Please watch the link below.



   River is a very fast and flashy dog in the field. She is a bit on the softer side , but in a good trainable way. She is very biddable, and can find birds well.  She uses the wind nicely. She has a very strong flush and a super soft mouth as well. It is neat to see her accelerate into a flush, and try these cat like moves and turns, as she tries to grab a bird. She is a beautiful dog with a warm personality. She has a solid temperament and always wants to retrieve. She is always looking to please. She does not balk at the water, and is just an all around nice dog. And what a lover. River has become a great competitor as well. She is one that seems to be hanging around at the end much of the time at trials, and has two all age wins, 2-2nds, 5-3rd's and a 4th now, also in few events this fall 2014, she ran in 5 stakes finishing all 5, and placed in 4 trials in a row.  She finished her AFC title, got her win for her FC title, and placed 2nd in both the open and amateur in ND. Which qualified her yet again for both nationals in one weekend. Now just 2 points shy of her FC title. She is very consistent. Not to mention, wild birds do not stand a chance against her superb tracking, and hunting ability. She is an absolute dream to hunt behind. And to top it off they just don't create a better home companion. Can't express how fortunate I am to be owned by her.

                                          River's OFA           River's  PFK             River's CERF               River's PRA
                                  River's Pup's Eye exams available on the puppies page.  To view,   Click Here
"River's Pedigree"
                                                                                 "River Training video"





    "Sunrise at Willowbrook"    Willow

    Sunrise Spitfire x NFC FC Salmy's Masterpiece


   Well I just can not say enough about the talent this dog has. She has the wow factor that can make heads turn. Her powerful run and use of wind is mind blowing. She throws her head and accelerates in to a flush. You never know what moves she will put on during the flush, It can be acrobatic. She has a big time nose and can trail out birds like no ones business. Her mouth is perfect, and so is the delivery. Like the rest of my dogs, no force breaking required. They just love to do it. She can mark as good as any dog. Her memory is unreal, which makes retrieves seem simple.  She is a little bashful but just lives to do her job. She  responds so well when running her, it is like she reads my mind. Hunting, well, lets say wow again. Her stamina is unbelievable. She is a work horse. Fear of cover is non existent, and she can swim like a fish.    She has only one down fall I can see, and that is she is a bit of a whiner who wants attention a bit too much at times.  About as close to perfect as a dog can be in my opinion. She is CERF NORMAL, and has OFA EXCELANT hips..
 She is just beginning her field trial career, and all I can say is look out. She will be a fun race car to drive.

                             "Willow's CERF"          "Willow's OFA"        "Willow's Pedigree"


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                "Blue River Lady"       " Lady " OFA GOOD, CERF NORMAL, PFK CLEAR

                                                                  Blue River Bourbon X Princess Mandy May

    Lady is the dog that sleeps at the end of the bed. She is a great dog to hunt behind. She works well with you as a team. She was born with that out of the box hunting style, that was uncanny. As did most all the hunting dogs Loren Lein produced.  I mean she quartered well, found game, flushed and retrieved any bird, including waterfowl, all on her own. In the pups she has produced, that same quality has come out. She can trail out moving birds well, and rarely looses fallen game. She will hunt, in, over, under and around anything to get a bird. She has a strong durable frame and has amazing stamina. She always wants to please, and always wants to go. Friends call her the 4x4 bird dog. And she again is a beautiful looking dog besides. 

Lady is retired from our program, she is almost 14 years of age. She still hunts like she is two. Her longevity is amazing, and she certainly does not show her age. She now enjoys the couch and car rides at my in laws home. The way she gets around yet, I believe she will be here for several more years.


                                                                                            "Lady's Pedigree"
                                       Lady's CERF                                Lady's OFA                           Lady's PFK    

                                                       "The Blue River Flows In Me",  "Loren"
  CERF Normal OFA Good
                                                      Out of :  FC AFC CFC Hellfire's Fast Track x Blue River Dulcinea
                                                                                    Loren's Pedigree
                                                                                                 Loren's CERF
                                                                                                  Loren's OFA
                                    Loren has turned in to an outstanding gun dog and a competitive field trial dog as well. She reminds me of River so much, and not surprised since her sire is Rivers grandsire. She is a very nice young talent I will be looking forward to running. She is an intense bird finder good at using the wind. She marks and retrieves as well as any dog I own. She has a nice quick pickup and delivery with a super soft mouth. She is a pleasure in the home and is a nice cuddle bug. Just a well rounded dog with loads of potential. And they simply do not make a better temperament. She has grown in to a blue collar work horse of a hunting dog. Her ability to take moving birds and come up with them, has developed very well. My only issue is she could please stop going in to season during trial season, so I could have more fun with her LOL. She has 1 kid running in trials who ran in 3 opens. She finished all 3, got a win in one and a 2nd.  New pics soon, below she is still a youngster.


     Blue River's Field Of Dreams  "Dreams"  OFA Excellent,  CERF Normal


   Dreams is a talented young gal I decided will stick around here. She has a personality to die for and is a big time lover and great in the home. She is a fast flashy dog with a fine nose. She has a super soft mouth like all the dogs I own, and is a good marking dog with a very nice pickup and delivery. She is a very nicely built dog and one of the most beautiful I have owned. Over all I feel she is a fine example of the breed.  She is the first dog I have owned that holds the rare OFA hip score of excellent. She has all the tools I look for in a nice spaniel, and am proud to have the privilege to live with her.  We look forward to seeing what her future will hold.

                                                    Dreams Pedigree       Dreams OFA       Dreams CERF




   Blue River's Drivin' A Hard Bargain, "Hardy"

    Hardy is a very nice dog we are blessed with out of River, and like her, is loaded with talent.  

He has a big nose and covers ground with authority. He can retrieve very well, has a super pick up and delivery, and has a solid flush. He loves the water, and swims great with a big entry. He has that natural ability to use the wind and find game. Which to me is the most important part of a spaniels ability. Without that, nothing else matters. He has a gifted ability to produce moving birds and do it well. He suits his name well because he is certainly drivin.

He is a beautiful well built powerhouse. He is great in the house, and just loves life. He flat out flies in the field and does not shy from over. He is getting better and better, all the time. He is a proven producer with some very nice offspring on the ground. He is CERF NORMAL & OFA GOOD.

He won the only 2 pup stakes he ran, and he did it running away from the competition with use of wind and awesome bird finding. Followed up with spot on retrieves.He is taking after his mama. He was entered in his first all age trials this fall in the last event of the year. At just 2 years old he finished both, 6 series in two days. I felt he did a fantastic job and so did many others. I just  love this dog. I am so impatiently awaiting to see his future unfold.     
        "Hardy's Pedigree"         "Hardy's OFA"             "Hardy's CERF"

                                                                                       Hardy training video




           Blue River's Be The Reason "Smiles"     FC Blue River I'm Dan's Boy  X  The Blue River Flows In Me
                                                                "Smile's Pedigree"        
Smile's CERF

Smiles is a nice gal I just adore. She is a lover on the couch. She has a nice willingness to please. She has a great mouth right below a nice nose. She retrieves well and loves to run. She is a daughter to FC Blue River I'm Dan's Boy, and our gal Loren.  She will bring back live birds all day long with that perfect mouth. She is about a 35 lb girl. And just a sweetheart. She is a well built solid dog with many good qualities I admire. We hope she is part of our future for years to come.


           Blue River's Makin Waves   "Splash"  
AFC Blue River's Fast Track  x   FTW  Misty River's Gordon


"Splash's Pedigree"    Splash's CERF     "Splash's OFA"

  Splash is a Littermate to Hardy. She is such a sweet dog. One again we have high expectations for. She has a powerful run, and one of the best noses a spaniel could hope for. She has the calmest disposition I have seen in a dog, and is just a treat as a house dog. Very polite, and loves to snuggle up by your feet and stay there all night. She has the best natural delivery I have had in any dog, and a super soft mouth. Her presentation is perfect, and she just does it all on her own. She can mark and retrieve well, just loves birds. She has a nice build and is here to stay. Very happy she is here with us. She has been hunted on wild birds and is learning the business very well. 
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