Doxy is from a repeat breeding of INT CH Grouse Point’s Etta Brune UT II, NA I, JH to INT CH VC Shooting Starr’s Lonesome Joe MH. Doxy was destined to become a breeding female at the kennel of a good friend when it became clear that she was the female we were looking for from this breeding. Her pedigree includes a sire who is a fourth generation NAVHDA VC and fifth generation AKC Master Hunter. The Dam’s side includes VC’s and four generations of Master Hunters along with numerous titled dogs. More importantly, she is line bred on Shooting Starr blood that is famous for dogs that are intense hunters yet cooperative and pleasurable companions.
Doxy is the epitome of a dog that can “flip the switch” from being an all-out hunter in the field or swamp to a reserved and well-mannered dog in the house. If you watch Doxy work, it is obvious that she has an outstanding work ethic as she gives it her all no matter the task. Doxy is a ton of dog in a small package. Although on the smaller side, she weighs in at 46 lbs. of muscle and performance. We frequently refer to her as a “Mighty Mite.”
Doxy is blazing fast and covers ground in no time. She displays the same speed in the water and has excellent stamina. While at work, Doxy is a blast to watch with her animated style and antics. When you couple her speed, drive and work ethic with a good nose, it is an impressive package. Following suit with her mother, Doxy is independent - often thinking for herself, yet consistently making the right choices. Her work ethic, independence, and willingness to please is an asset afield when guiding for grouse or woodcock, hunting pheasants out West, or quail in the South. Doxy gets along well with others and has a great sense of humor. She enjoys playing “tricks” on the other dogs. Doxy uses her intelligence and always ends up with the bones!
Doxy is a great little dog to work with and to date has earned a NAVHDA Natural Ability Prize I 110 pts. She is a member of a NAVHDA Natural Ability Breeders Award litter. Doxy was also successful in the IABCA show ring earning the title of International Champion. A Judge at the show commented that Doxy is “the perfect example of a GSP bitch.” At the NAVHDA St. Croix chapter test on August 19, 2012 Doxy earned 204 points and a Prize I in the Utility Test. She had a solid duck search and performed with her usual speed and style in the field. VC with a 200 point pass in September of 2013.
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