Wild Apple Kennel and Guide Service

Wild Apple Kennel and Guide Service
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Thursday, April 11, 2013

More Puppy Pics

Today we made the first walk over to the bird field and I soon learned that these guys are small enough to go right through the wire pig fence I have around the quail pen.  They thought it was pretty exciting when a couple of quail came flying out of the pen and got to chase them around a little bit before we took a stroll up into the woods.
There's a space between the house and the snowbank that the puppies use like and escape tunnel!

This one's headed to Ohio next week.  There was a quail in there.  He's enjoying the after scent.

I don't know what it is with puppies and rocks, but they all seem to love to climb on them.

It's still playtime, most of the time.

You want grouse dogs, you need to get them into the woods from the beginning.

Steve and Pat called this one Peanut because of the shape of the spot on her left side.  I think they should of called her Houdini.  She already climbs over the two foot high puppy corral I put them in when I clean their pen.  She also made it over the plywood boards that surround the inside of the puppy palace.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Jack in Michigan

Jack got into some birds today in Michigan as Tony gets him ready for the Invitational that starts Wednesday.  Weather doesn't look all that good for the Invitational rain Wednesday and rain and/or snow on Thursday.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Jack X Belle Puppies in the Palace

Puppies from the Jack X Belle litter arrived today.  One of them is going south with me in a couple weeks for a guy in Ohio the other three are here for spring training and summer tryouts.  I'll keep everyone aware of how they progress.

Food is always a good way to introduce pups to a new environment.  I'll give them a bowl for awhile until the master the self feeder.

When LJ was in the Palace he would sit up on top of the feeder to get better view of the world.

The boards all the way around the Palace keep them from getting entangled in the chain link.  It also keeps them from all making a break for it when I open the door.

After a three hour ride, a little snack was in order.

This little guy was a late addition as I was originally slated to get just two females from the litter.

After a snack and a drink, they headed out to explore the yard.  Tomorrow I'll let them chase some quail around.  Puppies are always fun -- until they stop listening and need to be treated like juvenile delinquents -- actually that's fun too.