Imported from Poland, Oliver is the perfect "Gentleman's Hunting Dog". His confident, outgoing personality is apparent to everyone who meets him. A pleasure to hunt over, he is a mid-range dog in the field with a tremendous ability to find and track game. Oliver is a strong retriever both on land and in the water.
"Nina" is a very bold and confident dog with a demanding personality. She is a very loving dog in the home, that's the demanding part! In the field she shows many of her sires traits in her aggressive prey drive, intense tracking ability, and ability to locate game. "Ammo", her sire was our first DK (Deutsch Kurzhaar). Nina has a mid-range search and is very biddable as well in the field and at home.
"Ava" is a very calm close range hunter. She is very thorough in the field with strong prey drive and good stamina. Her ability for long distance tracking and retrieving is remarkable, as well as a very strong swimmer and retriever in the water. She is a very playful and affectionate female at home.
"Piper" is a half sister to Ava and is a very loving calm dog with a kind personality. She has a close to mid range search, strong prey drive, and a love for water. She is a good retriever on both land and in water as well as a keen nose for tracking.
Our "pick of the litter", this repeat breeding of Snoopy's final litter was an easy decision. From the early age of 14 weeks after a set back of a broken leg, "Syren" took to water and birds with ease. She has a strong drive, pleasant and calm temperament, and showing tremendous natural ability in the field.
"Syren" has begun her first hunting season with great success! Her first hunt in Montana offered her solid points, tracks, and several water retrieves. Her solid confident drive and personality offer a very pleasurable dog to hunt over.
Calvert's Full of De Bona'ire -
NA Prize 1, 112/112
UT Prize 3, 167 after only 8 weeks of training.
PennHIP - L(DI) .24, R (DI) .31
OFA Prelim - Good
Cardiac - Normal
"Otto", has been nothing short of amazing. From 8 weeks he has had a love of water and retrieving, a keen interest in game, and a calm and confident demeanor. At 3 months of age he was eagerly pointing, holding, and retrieving shot gamebirds. He has a tremendous prey drive with a close range search for game. "Otto's" pleasant and calm personality make him a great companion in the home as well.
4/30/2016 NAVHDA max score 112/112 Natural Ability
"Eme" is our newest addition. She is from Vom Gansehimmel kennels in North Dakota. Her breeding goes back to our "Ammo". She is a Deutsch Kurzhaar with an impressive Ahnentafel (pedigree). Look for updates as she grows!
4 months - "Eme" is proving to show tremendous natural ability and drive. She has already tracked pheasant over 100 yds and retrieved almost to hand! She has been shot over with no effect of gun shyness, and loves retrieving birds!
NA test at 6 months - 96 pts prize lll - decided to see how she would do and pleased with her results. Hard search conditions since the rye grass was taller than her. She will run again in August
NA test at 11 months - 112 pts prize 1, max score - Nick named "Pepper Box" in the field by one of our judges, Eme easily earned her max NA test score at our Central Or test. With tremendous drive in her search, efficiency in her tracking, steadiness on point, and love of water, combined with her affectionate and biddable personality and excellent confirmation, "Eme" has proven to be an excellent example of the breed.
"Eme" 4 months - First track, over 100 yds and retrieve
Calverts Sophisticated Huntress
NAVHDA Natural Ability Prize 1 112/112 max score at 5 months old!
Our final litter from Nina produced this amazing little girl! Pointing, retrieving, swimming, and tracking very well starting at 3 months old! Her desire and drive combined with her biddable temperament will go far with her training and hunting future.
Our hearts are heavy with the loss of Snoopy this year.
"Snoopy" has been a favorite here with visitors. Her outgoing calm demeanor and pleasant personality makes her easy to fall in love with. She is a very calm and confident dog in the field and in the water. Her desire for birds and biddability in the field have always made it a pleasure to hunt over her. Her offspring have proven themselves in the field as well and have made extraordinary companions in the home. She is retired from breeding and when not in the field she is spoiled at home.
Always in our Hearts
Since 1991, we have had many wonderful GSP's in our lives. We think of them often and see resemblances of them in their offspring today. They will always be remembered and be a huge part of who we are today. Our lives are enriched with their memories.
"Harley" - Harley's Steele my Heart
"Harley" was our first purchased GSP....as our wedding gift to each other in 1994. He would eventually be the start of Calvert Kennels after being involved with GSP rescue for 7 years in Maryland and Virginia. We soon moved to Oregon and became involved with NAVHDA and established our kennel in 1997.
"Neela" - Calverts First Impression
"Neela" - 1997-2012
"Neela"- Our pick of the litter out of our first litter in 1997. She proved to be an exceptional girl...and Marks dog. A prize 1 perfect score 112 at 1yr old to the day on our first NAVHDA Natural Ability test. She continued to give all she had in the field and water until she was 14yrs old.
"Ammo" - Orions Ammo
"Ammo" 2000 - 2013
Our "Once in a lifetime" type of dog. Ammo was every bit all DK. He was our first import Deutsch Kurzhaar and an excellent example of the breed. His confident, affectionate personality was a pleasure in the home and yet in the field he was very prey driven with a medium range search. Ammo was a very strong tracker and retriever in the field as well as in the water. His stamina and biddability in the field made for a pleasurable hunt every time. Currently his offspring have proven to be outstanding hunting companions. Our "Nina" is his daughter and shows many of his traits as well.
"Cali" - Tramac Cali Rose
"Cali" - 2004-2015
"Cali" was a very loving, playful dog and all desire in the field. She had a love of the water unrivalled by any dog. Her disposition was perfect and showed through her offspring. She was a close working dog and extremely biddable in the field and at home.