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Erin x Tamhas puppies
arrived April 8, 2016 - link
to this litter page
Contact us to discuss the litter status.
This promises to be an excellent breeding using dogs with strong drive,
style and great temperaments.
These puppies promise
to be representative of our Tamdhu roots.
Erin is well on her way to becoming a bench Champion and has demonstrated a keen
hunting instinct, natural and strong pointing and good drive. We were shooting
ruffed grouse and woodcock over solid points at 9 months of age. She's also a
nice modest size (running about 50 pounds today).
A Tamdhu Gordon
Setter will hunt true to its heritage and is bred for health and temperament.
We believe in
providing quality early development and socialization to our puppies. We breed
infrequently, with quality our primary goal, We plan our litters carefully
with several objectives in mind. These objectives are to preserve and
improve hunting drive, stamina, style, trainability, conformation, temperament, and health.
This means the we often reach out and select from the best available dogs in the
breed (as in this litter) and not just use what happens to be sitting in our
We are active members of the Gordon Setter Club of America. We donate
our time and resources to support Gordon Setter Rescue, Field Trials, Hunt Tests, Specialty Shows,
Supported Entries, and field training days.
our Gordons to be great companions. Temperament is
extremely important to us. Our dogs make their homes in busy households
and are exposed to a broad range of experiences. We expect these puppies will
be excellent pets but you must provide a rich, varied environment for them to
develop fully sound temperaments. This is particularly important in that first
"golden year" of the puppies life when their emotional development and
adaptability is greatest.
If you are looking primarily for a pet
please understand every dog needs a job. Something more than just laying
around the house 24/7. Recognize these are sporting dogs and they need
physical exercise to remain happy and healthy. Who doesn't? If you are not
already inclined, please consider becoming active in some facet of field work, obedience, agility or other activity that
will enrich your relationship with your Gordon Setter.
Do not be put off if you are a great distance
away. Our puppies have found homes in many corners of the US. We can help arrange transfer of your puppy at the appropriate time.
You should know that
in recent years there are only about a couple dozen litters of Gordon Setters registered with
AKC. There is of course a significantly greater pool of unregistered
Gordon's out there. If quality matters to you, your research and patience will
be rewarded with a Tamdhu Gordon Setter.
If you simply must
have a Gordon Setter today and can't wait for a Tamdhu puppy, then we wish you luck in your search. Do your homework, study
some pedigrees and ask lots of questions. Ask us and we may be able to
provide a referral to an appropriate breeder for the style of Gordon Setter you
Being a hunter
or show person is not a requirement for owning a Gordon Setter from Tamdhu. Being a great pet owner is.
us for details.