Our Dogs

Ticket2016

Swift River's Speed Trap MH MNH6 QAA2

Call Name: Ticket

NFC AFC Five Star General Patton x Topgrade's Misdemeanor MH

DOB: 12/21/03

Ticket has had an exceptional career. He is an excellent hunting dog and has qualified for 8 Master Nationals, passing 6 of them. He earned a Reserve JAM while running Open Stakes and became QA2 by placing first and second in Qualifying Stakes. Ticket is now retired but continues to help train new handlers. He still enjoys guiding upland hunts at Addieville East Farm as well as duck hunting. He has earned it!

Kenny2014

FC Swift Rivers No Problems

Call Name: Kenny

FC AFC Land Ahoy x Ecstasy's Fancy Pants MH QAA

DOB: 12/25/09

Kenny had an exciting derby career and made the National Derby List by earning 17 points in only 6 starts, including three wins. Kenny went on to excel in his All Age Field Trial career. In 3 years of running trials he qualified for 2 Nationals, going to the 9th series in 2015 in Vicksburg MS.  He had a total of 28 ½ points including 4 wins and numerous placements and JAMS.  We are enjoying having Kenny home and he will be running hunt tests and an occasional trial.  Kenny throws chocolate and has all his health clearances.

tim2013

Birchangreen QuikDraw McGraw SH

Call Name: Tim

MHR Birchangreen Tashmo's Solson CDX MH x Birchangreen's Winter Ice Gala JH

DOB: 5/18/03

Tim has been a great all-around retriever for us. He loves hunting all types of birds from pheasants, grouse and geese to sea ducks. In retirement, Tim continues to hunt on a limited basis. He is a loving member of the family who competes for his spot on the couch!

Tide2014

HRCH Birchangreen's Rising Tide MH MNH6 QA2

Call Name: Tide

JJ's The Full Monty MH MNH x Birchangreen's Winter
Revelry JH

DOB: 12/10/06

Tide has proven himself to be a consistent performer. He became Qualified All-Age in his first Qualifying Stake at 2 years of age and QA2 in his second Qualifying stake at age 3. Tide has passed 6 straight Master Nationals and is qualified for the 2016 MN in St. Louis. He completed his HRC Finished title in 7 straight tests. Tide is a cherished member of the family and outstanding hunting companion.

Dash2016

Birchangreen's Mad Dash

HRCH Birchangreen's Rising Tide MH MNH6 QA2 x VanRyn's Black Magic Abbie Kadabie MH

DOB 10/6/12

Dash is the newest member of the Swift River Gang. He is a very intense retriever who loves his work. Dash capped off his rookie year by winning the Shoreline Field Trial Derby. He is currently running Qualifying and Master stakes and will be running the Master National this Fall in St. Louis.

  To Our Old Friends - “Always in our heart, always on our mind

 My old friend, I recall the times
we had hanging on my wall.
I wouldn't trade them for gold
cause they laugh and they cry me,
and somehow sanctify me.
They're woven in the stories
I have told and tell again.
My old friend, this song's for you,
cause a few simple verses was the
least that I could do to tell the world
that you were here, cause the love
and the laughter, will live on long
after all of the sadness and the tears.
We'll meet again, my old friend.

(words taken from song by Tim McGraw)
 buckskodi

Kodiak's Gypsy Outlaw MNH CD

Call Name: Kodi

Ace Van Mason x Donna's Patti Dee

1/29/89 - 9/15/04

Kodi ran in 5 Master Nationals, he finished 3 and qualified in 2 of them and outsmarted himself in 2 others! He was a real character, a great teacher for me, as well as a great hunting companion, he is sorely missed. Rest in peace my old friend.

 tish2

Gypsy Bog's Kantishna Rebel MH

Call Name: Tish

FC AFC Rebel Ridge Cody's Mischief x CH Willcare's Gypsy Chitina MH CD

7/1/94 – 12/20/09

Tish was the Tom Boy of the clan and she loved to hunt alongside Rudy on many a cold morning in the harbor. She ran in the 1999 Master National in South Carolina.

 Risk2011

Swift River's Leap of Faith MH QAA

Call name: Risk

FC AFC Webshire's Honest Abe x Beaverdam's Hop Skip and Jump

5/26/96 - 3/9/10

Master Hunter, Qualified All-Age, qualified at the Master National in Oklahoma in 2001. Risk had a tremendous work ethic and always gave his all. In his retirement years he was a great teacher for new clients. We miss Mr. Little Face around the house and on our walks to the stream.

 sonny2010

MHR Birchangreen Tashmo's Solson CDX MH

Call Name: Sonny

Birchangreen's Tashmo CD x Morning Star's Sunny Day

10/29/93- 10/27/06

Sonny was Tara's first Master Hunter and all she wanted was a JH! He qualified for the 1999 Master National in South Carolina. Life is not the same without his silly, happy personality. We were blessed to have had such a generous, honest soul as him in our lives.

 Rudy2010

MHR Birchangreen's Final Tally CD MH

Call Name: Rudy aka "The Bear"

Am.Can.CH Sandalwood's Spice of Life CD x Birchangreen Encore's Tally

6/28/95-5/24/09

Rudy excelled hunting in Boston Harbor, perfect manners in the boat and in the blind as well as tremendous courage in retrieving eiders in cold water, wind and waves. Curly Burly Little Bear, my constant companion and shadow, you are sorely missed. heartT

Will2014

MHR Birchangreen's Sweet Willyum MH

Call Name: Will

CH Blackdux Night Moves JH x Birchangreen Tally's Legacy

12/31/98- 1/16/2014

Will achieved his Master Hunter title at age 3 and ran in the 2002 Master National in Oregon. He was a sensitive and gentle dog that had excellent manners while waiting for the birds to come in. In retirement, Will continued to hunt and loved his role as our official truck dog. He also served as a surrogate mother to a stray kitten and an obnoxious young puppy.