J&A's Carry The Dream of Acton JH, NA 110 Prize 1
THIS BREEDING HAS OCCURRED
ALL THINGS HOLLY: She is the daughter of our CH J&A's Magnificent Obsession of Acton JH [Hemi] and the daughter of our J&A's Dreams Come True of Acton JH [Treasure]. Holly-Beth is a remarkable and exceptional bird dog. At 8 months old Holly's natural ability was tested through NAVHDA in New York. Handled by John, she was the only dog the entire weekend to receive a Prize 1 title. The following weekend this young puppy quickly earned her AKC Junior Hunter title (JH). Scores from two of her qualifying legs consisted of all 10's. Her final average score was 9! Holly's greatest accomplishments are found in several successful Maine bird hunting seasons where she enjoys hunting pheasant, woodcock, and grouse. Additionally, Holly Beth has 6 ADULT gun dog field trial placements (5 AKC, 1 American Field) including a 1st place AKC win earning her a 4 point major competing with 20 starters. We look forward to more trialing in the future. Both playful and serious, Holly loves to be in the field where she really turns it on. She is an honest bird dog that takes her hunting job seriously. When Holly detects scent she quickly and confidently establishes a beautiful, stylish point that can be trusted. When hunting with another dog, she has good manners and will naturally back them. Holly is steady to flush, wing, shot, and fall and makes bird hunting fun. Fully 'broke' Holly is a finished gundog who also loves swimming, hence her nickname Holly-wog! Holly is sweet, comical, agile, affectionate. She melts the heart of all who know and love her. At home she is a lap dog who loves being close to her human and canine family. Holly is 6 years old. She is liver and white. (Her sire, Hemi has already proven his worth as a valuable stud dog with several litters behind him and another one potentially on the way! He has sired several AKC bench champions and 1 UKC champion. Many of Hemi's get have also earned their AKC and/or NAVHDA hunting titles at very young age and have significant field trial placements. Holly's dam was our beautiful Treasure. She consistently produced stunning, intelligent, agile family hunting companions including an AKC bench champion, an AKC Senior Hunter, an AKC Master Hunter as well as many Junior Hunters and NAVHDA titled dogs.) From a proven line of well bred, beautiful bird dogs Holly is OFA Excellent.
ALL THINGS OLY: Pronounced "Oh-lee". He is owned by Morris and Monica Pollard and is an outstanding medium range bird dog. Oly, an AKC Junior Hunter, has spent his last five falls in the north Maine woods hunting upland birds, specializing in grouse. In the fall of 2019, Oly had over 225 grouse finds of which hunters shot over 85 birds. His owner is a Maine State Guide who has successfully guided numerous bird hunters in various bird covers in the Rangely, Maine area. Oly is a strong, well conditioned, biddable dog who can be counted upon to hunt 6 days a week during the hunting season. He has an exceptional nose for grouse and staunchly points with intensity. John and Mo (Oly's owner) are friends that have hunted, trained, tested, and trialed together in the past. Consequently, our knowledge of Oly's abilities exclusive of his outstanding pedigree are also based upon personal interactions. Oly's sire is NGDC/NACDC/VC/AFC Peter Gunn out of the well known Carter Brittany Kennels and who made Brittany history as being the only dog to hold both the National Open and National Amateur Gun Dog Championship titles. He was also awarded the National 2010 Magnum's Masked Man award for having the highest amount of gun dog field trial wins/points of any dog in the country. Oly's dam, Sling Blade's Trade, is a level headed, moderate range gun dog with an incredible amount of bird drive and hunting instinct. Sling Blade's Trade is sired by the renowned American Field Champion, 15X NSTRA CH Beeline Bullet's Bravado (Brave). Oly's pedigree also includes a line breeding of 32X NSTRA and 6X American Field Champion Nolan's Last Bullet! Oly is OFA Good.
Additional dogs in their combined pedigree includes GCH Tonan-Hopes RU-Kiddin Me, DC/FC Masked Shoshini War Chief JH HOF, FC AFC Pride & Joy's Bunch of Annie, NFC FC AFC Shambo's Dark Shadow, and NAFC/DC/AFC/ Renegades Kansas Kid HOF. Last but definitely not least there is a significant representation of the Birch Spring Brittanys line of NAVHDA dogs whose incredible natural abilities have heavily influenced the J&A's Brittanys line for many years now.