Call Name: Mas (pronounced “Moss”)
Mas is a very lean, tall, long legged dog with well defined muscle and a relatively tight yellow coat. His large blocky head and mouth allow him to easily carry even the largest game birds or any crazy thing I might ask. His drive in the field and his desire to retrieve are incredible. He never gives up on a retrieve. In fact, in his three years of hunting so far we have never lost a downed bird of any species. He has the stamina to hunt all day, everyday and has proven this on numerous trips to the Michigan Upper Peninsula to hunt grouse and woodcock. Mas is unaffected by weather, terrain and cover. He enthusiastically breaks ice in the winter, digs birds out of the nastiest jaggers and hides with us in the shade on 90 degree dove hunts. He is so intelligent that he will adapt his brushing (quartering) distance based on the skills of the hunters. Rarely does he flush a bird straight away from his hunters. He almost always works around the bird so it flushes sideways or back towards the hunters presenting the best shot opportunities. In the past I thought this was accidental but after watching him do it hundreds of times I realize it is intentional on his part. Mas has the confidence and independence to perform incredibly long blind retrieves and easily handles complicated multiple marks.
Mas is truly a hunting partner. In the field he responds instantly to commands and is easy to control. It’s really fun to watch Mas work stocked pheasants and chukars. He really “thinks” his way through a field, using his brain and eyes, as well as his nose. Several of our guide service clients have commented that “Mas doesn’t hunt fields, he vacuums them”. We expect all of our dogs to pick up anything we ask of them. Mas is once again a prime example. He has picked up almost every kind of upland bird and waterfowl you can legally hunt in Pennsylvania as well as chukars, crows, chickens, rabbits, squirrels and we even send him on long blinds to pick up rifle shot ground hogs. Once we sent him to pick up a sandwich bag that got blown out of the truck.
You can click on the link below to see a short video of Mas on a Chukar flush and retrieve. Pay particular attention to his Michael Jackson “moonwalk” imitation at the end of the retrieve. Thanks to my daughter-in-law Christina for the nice video work.
Mas is also my buddy. He travels with me everyday. He sits patiently in the truck while I make sales calls. At home, he keeps our cats and chickens in line, and keeps me company when I am in the shop or being a couch potato. He is simply a great dog to be around.
Our goal is to breed more dogs like Mas so others can have the same experience.
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