Great Dogs, Beget Great Dogs!
You will remember what the great field trialer from Idaho, Dave Walker told me about bird dogs 35 years ago, "It costs the same to feed a good dog, as it does to feed a bad dog. Buy the best bird dog you can afford!" So it has been with Big Sky Retrievers. The great dogs listed below are some of the progenitors of our dogs. NFC FC AFC Maxx's Surprise, NFC FC AFC Hunter Runs Booboo, NAFC FC AFC Paddle Creek's Pack Your Grip and NAFC FC AFC Texas Troubadour are owned by dedicated retriever field trialers across America. These are truly the best of the best! To bring a dog to win a National or National Amateur Retriever Championship is an incredible achievement. 1,000's of retrievers compete for these coveted titles every year from which two champions emerge--the National Retriever Champion and the National Amateur Retriever Champion. National Retriever Champion Maxx's Surprise is owned by Sherwin Scott. National Retriever Champion Hunter Runs Booboo is owned by Kit Johnston. National Amateur Retriever Champion Texas Troubadour is owned by John and Martha Russell. National Amateur Retriever Champion Paddle Creek's Pack Your Grip is owned by is Chad Baker. And of course let us not forget possibly the greatest retriever ever, 2XNAFC 2XCNFC FC CFC Ebonstar Lean Mac 2003 Hall of Fame, also owned by Sherwin Scott. These great Labs are the progenitors and sires of our original breeding stock. Overtime, we added some great chocolates from strong hunt lines, a couple fine yellow males, including a son of "I'm Your Search Engine" (Google), as well as one pair of golden retrievers. West is the daughter of FC Thistle Rocks Red Ike MH QA2 WCX and Briggs is out of FC AFC Topbrass Hawks Blackhawk WC OS FDHF.