Submitted by: Cody Buick on May 06, 2018
I purchased Echo from Sage In the spring of 2014 from the Blue Sage Aringo x Bone Point Magnus liter. Sage was easy to communicate with and has been great following up with the dogs several years later. Echo was very interested in birds and hunting from the time that we got him. Within a few months he had developed a strong point and desire to hunt. Echo has truly evolved into a versatile gun dog. At 7 months old he was retrieving geese out of a layout blind. Since then he has hunted ducks, chukar, quail, and pheasant. He will hunt hard all day without quitting. He has a strong and reliable nose. Best of all he has been an excellent family dog going on daily jogs and playing with two toddlers the rest of the day.
Submitted by: Steve Beck on May 01, 2018
I began my journey of searching for a German Wirehaired Pointer more than a year before ever picking up our puppy. I interviewed breeders from all over the U.S. I settled on Blue Sage Gun Dogs after I spoke with the owner, Sage Kendall. I picked up Jaegar in Idaho in July of 2017, he has been a great dog and an even better addition to our family. He is very well mannered and easy going around the house, but once you get him in the field his nose is to the ground and he never stops, except to point at birds. He was seven months old when I started hunting him pretty hard and he has matured to a great gun dog and companion. I hope to work with him this summer to make him an even better hunting dog. He has so much natural talent that he learns very quickly and many things he needs no training. I plan to purchase another GWP in the next couple of years and when I do it will be from Blue Sage Gun Dogs.
Submitted by: T Wayne Sweezey on Apr 28, 2018
After having bad draws with two prior bird dogs, a Brit and pointer, my wife found the Blue Sage Gun Dogs web site and surprised me with a German Wirehaired Pointer from their kennel. When our bitch puppy arrived, we called her “Sage”. She was darling and extremely well humanized. Sage now is just two years old, has hunted wild birds in Texas and Georgia, released birds in Georgia and Kentucky. No matter the birds hunted, she’s a natural pointer. We have her delivering to hand, and by dove season she’ll be retrieving, delivering, and steady to shot. Having grown up with Labs and pointers, this bitch is the most useful and well rounded shooting dog we have owned. Kudos to Sage Kendall.
Submitted on February 7, 2015
I thought you might be interested to see how Blue Sage Flicker (call name "Scrappy") did her first season on birds. Scrappy was showing a pretty decent ability to hold point on planted birds in the early fall, so I began taking her out alone on short hunts for huns in November. It was all done very low-key in effort to just get her onto wild birds. No shots were fired unless she pointed and held point. In the four times we went after huns, she located five coveys. She pointed and held two of those coveys (with three birds shot), and acted just like a puppy on the other three.
In December, I began to take her on full day chukar hunts with other dogs and hunters. Attached photograph 01 is the result of her first pointed and held covey of chukar on 12/11/14 at 5 1/2 months old.
Photograph 02 was taken on 1/17/15, at 6 1/2 months old, holding point on a covey chukar as I approach for the flush.
Photographs 03 through 05 were taken on 1/31/15 at the end of a full day of chukar hunting on the way back to the truck. The other dog had just blown by this area, but Scrappy got birdy, slammed on point, relocated twice, and held staunch until I flushed the single chukar. It was pretty amazing for a seven month old dog. The photos depict, in order: Scrappy's point, retrieve and the trophy.
Obviously, with such a young dog, there were also plenty of busted coveys, but by the end of the season she was doing fantastic. After some "whoa" training this spring, I think she will do really well next season. Again, I don't know if you care, but thought you might like to see how she is developing.
Submitted by: Larry Bowlin on Nov 09, 2013