Earlier this year it was looking like father time had finally caught up with the Old Man. He was taken to a vet, one that gave us a terrible prognosis. Yet, he soldiered on. With moves, house shopping, a looming retirement, and a whole lot of life going on...sadly it took longer than desired or expected to get him to my vet. Urine & blood were run, and all the "shot from the hip" diagnoses he had been given were quickly dashed away. We did learn he had a raging UTI (urinary tract infection) and most likely he has arthritis in his lower back. So with some basic antibiotics, and a minimal dosage of carprofen it is as if Paxson has been bathed in the fountain of youth. Thanks Dr. Nick!
It's offical now!
The breeding plans/litter announcement are now posted on the DPCNA main web page HERE. This is a very exciting combination and sure to produce some amazing Drents true in type, health and temperament. Mating is expected to occur in the spring of 2019 and pups, if everything goes well, should be ready to go home in late July/early August. If you have interest, please do not hesitate to reach out!
After years of searching he has been found, Joeri Jarno van Parkendijk. He has an impressive hunting games resume, a great temperament, and of course passes all DPCNA health markers with flying colors. The CoI for the paring sits right at 13.5% which is excellent. Not only is he gorgeous, he is a very nice build match for Powder. We expect pups to be intelligent, biddable, athletic, and just as good in the field as they will be in your home. We are now actively taking applications for this mating planned for early 2019.
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I'm just a guy suffering with an infatuation with gundogs since childhood. Forty some years later this is what you get.