Chippewa Delta's Garrett - born November 22, 2007 (Chippewa Kennel, Oregon).
Garrett was selected from the 2007 Cody x Delta litter as Cody's future replacement as kennel stud dog. Two male pups were retained from the litter, developed over the summer and run in their NAVHDA Natural Ability tests. Garrett was selected over his brother based on slightly earlier development and stronger hunting drive and a very attentive personality. He is a very strong young dog but runs with grace and ease. He is expected to reach a mature size similar to Cody (70 pounds).
Garrett has very good self control and loves attention - no hesitation in coming when called or staying close when commanded. He responds very quickly to commands in the field and gladly retrieves shot birds to hand without hesitation. He had a very good second hunting season and has stood up fine to hunting as many as six days straight.
Garrett is available for mating to approved bitches. They must be X-rayed and scored free of hip dysplasia and be strong hunters (and preferably NAVHDA tested).
- Natural Ability - Prize 1 (112 pts., maximum) - 8 months of age
- Along with four littermates earned a NAVHDA Natural Ability Breeders Award all on the same day at 8 mos. of age. All pups passed (3 with maximum scores) and the litter average was over 110 points.
- Utility - Prize 2 (185 pts.) - 2 years, 9 mos. He will re-run his Utility test in 2011
- Garrett's father (Cody) and mother (Delta) come from several generations of NAVHDA testing with consistently high test scores; together they have produced three additional Breeders Award litters that are full sibs to Garrett.
OFA hip evaluation: GOOD