Tartana Hendricks Featherman: "Henry". Henry is Huberts' Great-Grandson and continues the Featherman Kennels tradition of being a bird dog of distinction.
Henry in his first season
The "Boys" of Tartana - From L to R - Hubert, Bello, Gilbert and Henry
A gun dog with a tremendous desire to please, Henry has been campaigned as a puppy and derby in American Field - Cover Dog Trials throughout the upper Midwest. His home is in the woods but he has nicely adjusted to the open spaces of the prairies and the pursuit of pheasants, sharp-tailed grouse and prairie chickens. He's also handled quail, Hungarian partridge and Chucker with the aplomb that matches his lineage and exceptional breeding.
Now, with the completion of his second hunting season; Henry has proven himself as a true performer and will be active on the AKC Hunt Test and Field Trial scene now and well into the future.
The puppies he has produced have been uniform, of excellent confirmation, extremely healthy and have exceptional dispositions. Congratulations to all the new families with their new puppies!
Photo courtesy of Miss B'Havin Photography, Campbellsport, WI
CH. Tartana Hubert Featherman, MH, CGC, UT
In honor of a dog that has been referred to as...
"One of the finest working Gordon Setter stud dogs currently available."
Excellent conformation, biddability, temperament, ability and personality.
Proven on wild birds!
What do others have to say about Hubert?
"The breed could use a lot more dogs like Hubert."
"If I had a buck for every bird I've seen that dog point I'd be a happy man."
"He is pure bird dog; and this coming from someone who's seen that dog run well over a hundred times."
"Hubert is legendary!"
Harkening back to a bygone era Hubert offers the serious gunner memories of style and class that befit his ancestry on the moors of Scotland. His excellent conformation, pleasing gate, drive and desire belie his docile temperament and gentle personality.
An all day gun dog, he has completed many days in a row as the only dog on the ground. At home on the prairie, rolling open hills or in the grouse woods his adaptable hunting style affords incredible opportunity for the gunner. He works for the guns no matter how many and adjusts accordingly.
Having completed the rigorous demands of the American Kennels Club’s Master Hunter, he is as mannered as he is skilled. His North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association Utility title demonstrates his prowess on waterfowl, making him as good a companion in a blind as coursing the grouse woods. His Champion title shows that he is as "beautiful" as he is effective.
Hubert has seen competition in Texas, Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin. He has hunted the entire upper Mid-West and adjusts to species almost instantly. He seems to possess an almost innate understanding of the quarry he seeks.
He weighs in at approximately 62 pounds and despite his beauty, looks to be a dog with a purpose. His job is finding, pointing and retrieving birds. Even with his almost unebbing drive and desire to continue when other dogs (and hunters) give out, he happily and easily resides in the house and sleeps on my fourteen year old daughters' bed nightly.
He brings the best the breed has to offer and is without peer – regardless of breed.
Hubert has completed the AKC requirements for Master Hunter as well as qualifying additional times (20 Master Hunter Ribbons) and continues to run in both hunt tests and field trials. If the information provided me is correct he is only the second Gordon Setter to attain a NAVHDA Utility title and the only one to do it on the first try. He is the only Gordon Setter to even attempt the NAVHDA Utility Test in the last five years. He is definitely not only the first, but also the only Gordon Setter in breed history to ever achieve a Championship title and Master Hunter title as well as a NAVHDA Utility title. While in the show ring, Hubert also won multiple Best of Breed ribbons on his way to earning his Champion title.
He excels at Ruffed Grouse and has hunted wild pheasants in North Dakota and South Dakota, Sharp-tailed Grouse, Bobwhite Quail, and preserve stocked pheasants, chucker and huns. I use him frequently to guide at local hunt clubs and he has had thousands of birds shot over him.
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