5X Classic Winner Long Gone Dequan, (3x RU Open Grouse CH Long Gone Studley, ex 4x RU CH Phillips Half Moon)
When Matt Phillips decided to breed his CH & 7 x RU CH Phillips Half Moon (she by 2 x CH Long Gone Boston ex Grouse Ridge Comet ) to 3x RU Open Grouse CH. Long Gone Studly we were very happy as “Remmi” is one of the winning est females of all time. Remmi has won titles on grouse and also liberated birds. I have shot grouse over her points, and I can tell you she is an amazing bitch! Studly’s winning and production record is very strong and we are liking his pups as they are so easy to work with, as they want to be with you,back naturally, point birds early and break easily.
DeQuan was whelped in April, so was a bit off age to hunt as a pup in the fall of 2017 but we hunted him on wild birds and we shot many for him. I took him on training trips with our other/ older dogs and worked him on liberated birds over the winter. The first stake “Quan” was entered in was the Northern NH Open Puppy in April of 2018 with hall of Famer Dave Hughes handling. Quan won first over a strong and talented field. I ran him in the Amateur Derby the next day, where DeQuan scored 3 broke finds to win second and now is qualified for all amateur championships, for life, as a 12 month old pup! “Quans “ pointing style is breathtaking as the big tri colored setter points with a poker straight tail.
In the fall of 2018 i ran him two times, in two open derby classics, with big entries, on wild birds. The first was the Jean Sanderson Memorial Open Derby Classic the companion stake with The Northern New England Open Woodcock Championship. “Quan” ran a forward, driving race ( yet handled very easily ) and scored a broke grouse find, where his bracemate took the bird out in front of him. The next event De Quan ran in was The Bill Kearns Memorial Open Derby Classic, the companion stake to The New England Open Grouse Championship. “DeQuan was scouted twice in his half hour and found both times with woodcock in front of him. “Quan” displayed great style running and on point coupled with finished shooting dog manners at the flush and shot to win first in this classic.
In the spring of 2021 Long Gone DeQuan won or placed in 4 consecutive shooting dog Classics!
1.) The Frank McLaughlin Amateur walking shooting dog classic
2.) The Granite State Open Walking Shooting Dog Classic
3.) The Phillips Brook Amateur Walking shooting dog Classic
4.) The Bernie Murray Amateur Walking Shooting Dog Classic .
We are very proud of “Quan’s” accomplishments. Of course we hunt him on grouse and woodcock almost daily in Northern New England. Most importantly, his pups are looking very good, showing a lot of early talent. DeQuan produced the Winner of The prestigious ” Bill Kearns Open Derby Classic” AND a placement winner of “The Grand National Grouse Futurity ” in the fall of 2022, both with finds on grouse! Long Gone Juniper.
Dequan continued to perform well in 2022 and was the winner of the Granite State Open Shooting Dog Classic.