Luca - Odyssey's Checkmate
Genetic son of HoF Sam St. Max
Callie - MH granddaughter of HoF Sam St. Max
Exciting Litter - Line-Bred on Hall of Fame DC/AFC BISS Odyssey's Sam Saint Max MH
We are very excited to produce a litter of pups "line-bred" off Hall of Fame DC/AFC BISS Odyssey's Sam Saint Max MH. If you study Luca's pedigree, you will see that he is genetically a son of Sam Saint Max. As you can see from the picture above, Luca is a striking specimen of the breed. Bred from GSP nobility, Luca is athletic, calm, and a great wild bird dog. He has multiple Field Trial placements, although campaigned sparingly. He is very calm in the house, and on the tie-out stake. A strong runner in the field with a great nose at 60 lbs. He is OFA Excellent, as are both his sire and dam.
In fact, the personality and temperament of Luca and Callie are almost identical. Both are calm, biddable dogs that are quiet in the house. On the tie-out stake, they are calm and mentally stable. Yet, when released from the break-away at a Field Trial - they run to the front - using their strong noses to find the birds. If you are looking for calm, hard-hunting, but easy handling bird dogs that will be medium-sized, liver roan GSPs then this litter should provide you with a great family companion - but very competitive gundog that can compete and win or qualify at most any bird dog venue.
Combining Luca x Callie gives your pups a pedigree with 16 Hall of Fame dogs in their six generation pedigree and 25 Dual Champions. Very strong imprinting from Sam Saint Max, but also includes contributions from Hall of Fame FC/AFC Rusty's Blue Earth Rexx and Hall of Fame NFC Beir's Evolution. The classic method of line-breeding is for the Sire's sire to be the grandsire of the dam. We've achieved this line-breeding with Luca x Callie.
Callie's sire is another direct son of Sam Saint Max - - FC/AFC Odyssey's Perfect Traveler (Charlie). Charlie finished as RU in the 2018 AKC National Walking Gundog Championship, and finished 2nd RU in two separate National Amateur Gundog Championships. Callie's dam, Impressive Kazoya Rusty Mia Reduxx MH (Reba) comes from a long line of NSTRA champions, with many of her close relatives being ranked in NSTRA's national top 10. Reba was steady to wing-shot-and-fall at 10 months of age. She was able to point and hold sharptail grouse at 11 months of age, and acquired her Senior Hunter title at 18 months of age. She completed her Master Hunter title at 27 months of age with less than one month of professional training. Reba has a very strong desire to please - - but she is not soft. She learns quickly and takes only light correction until she figures out what you want her to do. She is a completely dependable, natural retriever from both land and water. She is truly a dog that hunts for you -- instead of you having to hunt for her. Reba is so easy to handle, I don't even use an electronic collar on her while wild bird hunting. Callie inherited much of Reba's easy handling traits, naturally steady to wing-shot-and fall - with maybe even a better nose.
In the six generation pedigree of these pups, 16 spots are filled by Hall of Fame GSPs. Major influences in these pups will come from:
HOF DC / AFC / BISS Odyssey's Sam Saint Max MH (OFA Excellent)
HOF DC / AFC / 3x NSTRA Ch Gamble's Odyssey Fritz MH UT PrII, RD, VCX, ROMX (OFA Excellent)
HOF FC / AFC Rusty's Blue Earth Rexx
HOF DC Hillhaven's Hustler
HOF FC / AFC / NAFC Beier's Evolution
HOF FC Dixieland's Rusty
Not only will these pups be great, natural bird dogs - but they will also make great companions for the home. These dogs should be calm in the house, even tempered, and a pleasure to have around you. These pups should be easily trained - and competitive at nearly any of the gun dog sports - Hunt Tests, AKC Field Trials, NSTRA, or NAVHDA.
Bottom line - this should be a great litter of natural bird-dog puppies with great temperaments, good conformation, and all built on a legacy of high performing, biddable dogs.