from previous litters
AP in TX
We hunted Fri. & Sat. morning & started with both dogs , I wasn't
sure Jax would even pick one up so I brought Belle. The first 3 coveys
We killed 17 birds ,bob white & blues, it was awesome.The blues
run like pheasants & will drive a dog crazy, when Belle gets tired
she will start yapping on their trail. Anyway the next day was almost
as good, In 2 morning hunts we had 38 birds. Jax was great, real easy
to control, flushed when I released him, picked up everything, and didn't
seem to mind the cactus.The guys
wanted me to leave him down there with them, but I brought him back.
Jax can do it all. Also included a couple of pictures of Jax and my
grandson, Tyler, with his first deer and first duck. Tyler is 8 years
old and was real excited about his doe and ducks. There were two duck
hunts and Jax did outstanding! He is a machine!
Jax's 1st quail hunt
RA in AL
I purchased my very first Boykin Spaniel from Skip Nelson in early
2001. “Gabe” is now a major part of our family. I could
not ask for a smarter, healthier or better companion than Gabe.
We have had little or no health issues with him. As far as hunting
desire, he loves to hunt even more than I do. Gabe has retrieved
hundreds of ducks, quail, dove and pheasants. We have many Hunt
Test and Field Trial ribbons. He has produced five litters of puppies
and all puppies have been very healthy.
Skip is very diligent in selecting the dogs that he uses for breeding
his puppies. He is so particular that I know he has traveled for
hours for a mating when he could have found a (inferior) dog within
miles of his home. Skip makes sure all the puppies he produces comes
from parents with a history of positive health clearances. This
is the most important area for anyone when considering the purchase
of a puppy of any kind. In July 2007, we will get another puppy
from Skip. There can be no total guarantee that a puppy will never
have some health issues, but I can unequivocally state that in my
opinion any puppy bought from Skip will have one of the best breeding
AP in TX
Skip thought you might enjoy the picture.
This is Belle Dec. 13 in Carrizo Springs Tx...(Just 70 mi. nth of
Laredo) at a deer lease that we were invited to duck hunt on. There
were two 25 acre lakes on the ranch & with no other water for
miles it was full of Teal, gadwall, widgeon, pintail & yes as
you can see a few smiling mallards. Belle was an immediate hit with
the guys & retrieved over 15 birds the first day. She is real
steady to shot & taking hand signals like a pro. We've been
invited back next weekend & are planning to go. Great
JH in LA
Enclosed is a pcitureof Rusty at 12 month
with his first blood trailed deer. He finished his first season
finding 9 all total.
JR in CT
a picture I thought you would enjoy. Bobby is doing super. He is really
MB in TX
JW in AL
This is Covey...he took his 1st swim several weeks ago...loves the
water...can't keep him out of the water now. He is retrieving great
on land and water.
He is a GREAT DOG with a GREAT DISPOSITION ans we are all so glad
to have him in our family, and yes he is definitaley part of our family...THANKS!!!
P.S. Our vet said that he has been very impressed with Covey since
the start. He said Covey was one of the healthiest and well socialized
puppies he has seen. THANKS AGAIN.
GM in LA
Fergie is the best hunting dog that I have ever owned. She blows
the 2 previous labs that I had out of the water. There is nothing
she won't hunt or retrieve. She retrieved well over 300 ducks in this
her first year of duck hunting. Keep in mind that she was still a
puppy under 1 year old when teal season started down
here. She also did awesome on woodcock. At the end of the season she
was even pointing them. My trainer loves her also. He can't believe
how easy she was to train. He says she is more advanced than his 3
yr AWS and has a better nose. He is amazed! I will never own another
breed as long as I live. She is really making believers out of alot
of people down here. She is a proud addition to our family. We lover
her! All I can say is thanks again for selling her to us. Almost forgot,
she even comes squirrel hunting with us and even retrieves them too!