Sage Von Riggan Hibbs SW

Sage

Sage at 5 months

Sage (Sage Von Riggan Hibbs SW) will be 5 months old in about a week. I kept her from our last breeding. She has a great temperament along with a really good nose. Here are a couple pictures of her enjoying the fall leaves.

Sage at 5 months

Sage at 5 months

Alabama Track

Jen (Feisty Von Riggan Hibbs)

Jen (Feisty Von Riggan Hibbs)

Purple collared pup "Feisty"

Purple collared pup “Feisty”

I received this picture of another successful deer track in Alabama involving a recent F-Litter pup named Jen (Feisty Von Riggan Hibbs). This recovery involved a non-typical deer that had been gut shot about 24 hrs. earlier. This was a pretty impressive track for young dogs (Jen is not quite 5 months old). I think much of the success is due to the training and experience of these handlers. For the complete story of the track go to www.alabamadeertracking.com Then go to latest tracks.

 

A Few Tracking Pictures

Fall is upon us and the tracking season is in full swing. It has been a busy season for us, and a while since I posted anything. I plan to get in the deerstand soon. I’m hoping for a mature buck.

I’ve recently gotten several pictures of some successful tracks. Two of the pups pictured are from the F-Litter (Jimmy Dean and Jen). They are young (4.5 months) and this is their first season. The picture of Jen also includes another young pup named Ray. He came from a different kennel than ours. Ellie Mae from Missouri is from the E-Litter. She is about 1.5 years of age. I really enjoy staying in contact with the owners and hearing how the dogs are doing.

Good luck to everyone this season!

Jen and Ray (Alabama)

Jen and Ray (Alabama)

Jen (Alabama)

Jen (Alabama)

Jimmy Dean (Alabama)

Jimmy Dean (Alabama)

Jimmy Dean (Alabama)

Jimmy Dean (Alabama)

Ellie Mae (Missouri)

Ellie Mae (Missouri)

Pups Are All In Their New Homes

F-Litter pups

F-Litter pups

The last three F-Litter pups have been picked up by their new owners. The reports have been good. It sounds like they’re settling in nicely. We decided to keep one of the seven pups (Sage). Sage is doing great. She is being mentored by my older dogs Echo and Jetta. As the days and evenings start to cool off, I am looking forward to Fall, and the upcoming hunting season.

Flint ( Alabama)

Flint ( Alabama)

Freeway (Nebraska)

Freeway (Nebraska)

Finn (Oklahoma)

Finn (Oklahoma)

Sage is staying in Iowa

Sage is staying with us in Iowa

F-Litter Pups

Jetta F-Litter

Jetta F-Litter

It has been a  memorable experience watching the F-Litter pups grow. It is always interesting to see how their personalities and appearances develop. This litter was a good one. From the whelping until the pups headed to their new homes went very well. Jetta did an excellent job as a first time mom. The last pup (Finn) will be picked up today. We are keeping the pink collared female (Sage).

Blue male (Ford)

Blue colored male (Ford)

Blue colored male (Ford)

Blue colored male (Ford)

White colored female (Fiona)

White colored female (Fiona)

White colored female (Fiona)

White colored female (Fiona)

Purple colored female (Feisty)

Purple colored female (Feisty)

Purple colored female (Feisty)

Purple colored female (Feisty)

Black colored male (Freeway)

Black colored male (Freeway)

Black colored male (Freeway)

Black colored male (Freeway)

Pink colored female (Sage)

Pink colored female (Sage)

Pink colored female (Sage)

Pink colored female (Sage)

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Green colored male (Flint)

Green colored male (Flint)

Green colored male (Flint)

Yellow colored male (Finn)

Yellow colored male (Finn)

Yellow colored male (Finn)

Yellow colored male (Finn)

F-Litter Pups Headed To New Homes

F-Litter pups 7 weeks 011The F-Litter pups have started heading to their new homes. Several have already been picked up. The rest will leave soon. I will be keeping the pink colored female I have named Sage. Below are the pups that have left with their new owners.

Blue colored male (Ford)

Blue colored male (Ford)

Ford is staying in Iowa

Ford is staying in Iowa

Purple colored female (Feisty)

Purple colored female (Feisty)

Feisty is going to Alabama

Feisty is going to Alabama

White colored female (Fiona)

White colored female (Fiona)

Fiona is going to Delaware

Fiona is going to Delaware

Liver Drags F-Litter

The F-Litter pups are enjoying the taste of a good deer liver. They are 6.5 weeks old. I am still teasing them with the livers. I also extend the liver a short ways away from them and hide it. I want to see the pups use their noses to find it. At this age that is what they do. They are not looking with their eyes to find it. That is what we are are after. So far I am happy with all of their progress.

Blue collared pup "Ford"

Blue collared pup “Ford”

White collared pup "Fiona"

White collared pup “Fiona”

Purple collared pup "Feisty"

Purple collared pup “Feisty”

Black collared male "Freeway"

Black collared pup “Freeway”

Pink collared pup "Fire"

Pink collared pup “Fire”

Green collared pup "Flint"

Green collared pup “Flint”

Yellow collared pup "Finn"

Yellow collared pup “Finn”

A Few Pictures Of The F-Litter At 6 Weeks Old

F-Litter pups

F-Litter pups

The F-Litter pups turned 6 weeks old yesterday. They all had their initial vaccinations and wellness checks. All pups are healthy and doing great. They all love to be outside. They all have responded good to deer liver teasing and drags. I will continue working with them until they leave for their new homes. Here are some pictures I took outside today.

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