Long Gone Studly
• Futurity Winner 4 time Classic Winner; Long Gone Studly
• 2014 Runner Up; Ontario Open Grouse Championship
• Runner Up 2014 New England Open Geouse Championship
• Runner Up 2015 Kilkenny Open Shooting Dog Classic, 5 grouse
1 woodcock (1 hour)
• 2015 Winner Phil Fogg Award; Top Open Walking Shooting Dog In
• Runner Up Grouse Champion; 2015 New England Open Grouse
Dave Hughes worked him in the summer of 2011, and then gave him to me to hunt in the fall of 2011 as a puppy. Studly pointed grouse and woodcock like an old dog, I was amazed. We shot a lot of birds over him all fall, then he went with Dave that winter, to the Carolinas, Ohio and PA. I ran him in three puppy stakes here in the Northeast in the spring of 2012, and he placed in all three, winning two of them. he won the NH Amateur Puppy Classic, The MIke Robinson Open Puppy Classic sponsered by the Maine Bird Dog Club and was second in the Northern NH Open Puppy, where Studly had a scouted find, where Dave had to go find him on point! Studly won the New England Amateur Puppy of the year award in 2012. We worked Studly all summer on wild birds and he found and pointed LOTS of them. Studly was entered in his first trial as a fall derby at The Northern New England Open Woodcock Championships, companion Open Derby Classic. Studly found and pointed several woodcock, was palced and was now qualified for most open championships. We hunted him all fall, pretty much every day, we killed a LOT of wild birds over his points, and we kept him broke. In the winter of 2012/2013 Studly went home and lived with Jason ( the dog is house broke and a great people dog) for a well needed rest for a couple of months. We asked Jason, do not run him, he is very tired! By early Feb. Studly was back in trainning with myself and Dave in Ohio. In early April Dave entered Studly in the prestigous one hour National Grouse Derby Classic, where he had a broke find,on a pair of woodcock ran a very strong hour, and was named third. (His daddy placed in this stake also) I ran Studly in The PA Amateur Grouse Dog Clubs, spring trials in Marionville,PA. Studly ran a VERY strong forward race, had a broke find in the callback, and won first, so now he is quailified for all Amateur Championships. Dave took Studly to The National Walking Shooting Dog Futurity at The Beaver Valley PA. grounds, and turned the white and black ticked setter loose, where Studly carded 4 broke quail finds, all accomplished with stunning pointing style, and again placed in a quality derby event. ( His daddy, CH Long Gone Buckwheat won this futurity in 2010 ).
Long Gone Studly was named Runner Up Champion in Marionville, PA over a star studded field of the nations best field trial grouse dogs. Dave Hughes handled the young setter to his first title. Dave relayed Studly look great on his grouse finds, ran very big and fancy and finished his hour very strong. We are thrilled to see Studly win at such a young age ( he is only a first year shooting dog )
In late Sept., with the largest entry in New England and The Canadian Maritimes in wild bird championships this fall, Long Gone Studly won his second championship title of the year, by being named Runner Up Champion, in the time honored New England Open Grouse Championship, in The Kilkenny Region of The White Mountain National Forest. Studly scored two grouse finds to go along with a powerfull, forward race, with temps in the 80’s, and hardly any water on the course. Studly will be invited to next springs Invitational Championship in PA., where the top 14 wild bird dogs in the country ( and Canada ) duke it over over three days to determine, who is “The Best, Of The Best “
It’s been a while. I have been working a lot with our girl and she is turning out to be a fantastic dog. She has now hunted 6 species of wild birds in 3 states. I flew her with me out to Elko, NV for wild chukars and huns and a bonus was that she pointed sage hens. With a wind in her face she pointed the hens from over 100 yards away!! She is doing well on grouse and woodcock and I have managed to find some nice coverts around Pittsburg, NH so she is getting a lot of contacts. I am thinking of flying her with me to Cochise County AZ for mearns, scaled, and gambles quail in January. My western hunts have been with On Point Guide service and he has fantastic hunting for the birds mentioned. Reese received high praise from the guides out west. As you can imagine they see a lot of dogs that owners bring and everyone thinks they have a great dog. In their experience they have become very skeptical as the dogs either lack ability, training and/ or control. The outfitter said to me that of all the dogs that clients have brought with them Reese is the first dog he wished he owned!! She is graceful and appears to float over terrain. She is a consummate athlete and covers over 15 miles a day and can do that for 5 days straight be it at altitude with wide open spaces out west or on hilly thick cover of NH where she has to bust brush all day. I wish you could see her in action.
After a hard day through thick cover outside of Pittsburg. I did not realize it but when I check our position after uploading my GPS coordinates on Google earth when I got home we were within feet of the Canadian border. I guess that is why those cuts end so abruptly and slash is piled high at the end of the logging road.
My only regret is that I don’t have even more time to hunt with her. She is gaining confidence and ability every day afield and it has been an absolute pleasure watching her progress. As I am hunting her all day when we go on trips it has been hard with just one dog. I am contemplating getting a second dog in 2017 so that I can spell her for half a day each day. Hoping all is well with you and your family. Happy Holidays and Best wishes,
Subject: Sausage a/k/a Long Gone Saugus
Hope all is well and you are enjoying the season. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. We just wanted to touch base with you and tell you what a wonderful dog Sausage (Long Gone Saugus) is. She is a very sweet dog, and is a bird hunting MACHINE. We have shot grouse, woodcock and also some pheasant over her as well. She is all business and so fast! Very impressive. The good news is as I noted, Paul has actually been shooting birds for her – LOL! We wanted to thank you for giving us the opportunity to own such a wonderful animal. One quick note, do you happen to have any vaccination records for her so we can provide our vet with them? Have a wonderful holiday, look forward to hearing from you soon. I have a suspicion we will be seeing you at the NNHBDC trial in April.
first off let me wish you and yours a Happy Holiday Season.I have been so dam busy with work and dogs just wanted to touch base with you about Sausage.WOW is she a nice one Had just a great season with her won a few puppy trials for my wife and son and we shot a bunch of birds for her…Shis is a first class bird finder and just a great dog to be around.We call her Sausage the savage…Thanks again for the chance to own such a nice Dog…Best to you as always
Paul and Maria Scott
Thanks for helping me find a pup. Can you please provide me with the information we discussed over the telephone today and I will reach out to them right away. I told my son what you said about getting pick of the litter and he is SO excited. Truth be told, I am very excited as well. Was out with a buddy running dogs today and his very good friend owns Lion Country Supply. This gentleman told my buddy that you are the best breeder of Setters out there. I am very grateful to you for going above and beyond with the help that you have given me. Hopefully I can repay you someday. Thanks again.