Trooper received his AKC Senior and Master Titles, plus his APLA Grand Master Pointing Lab title in 2009. In AKC Master's he qualified five out of seven hunt tests entered. Trooper has eight qualifications at the APLA master level. This is the highest level you can accomplish in APLA tests. He is a very stylish competitor that loves to train.
Trooper's sire, Norman, has been a talented competitor in both Hunt Tests and Field Trials. He has his AKC Master Title and had three points from his Field Trial Champion titles when he was retired. Norman is out of our past Stud Dog, Raider, bred to Chasity. Over time, their offspring are known to be one of Raider's most accomplished breeding combinations.
Trooper's mother, Casey, has competed in six upland competitions and has taken First Place in each of these events. She has been hunted extensively in South Dakota's prime hunting preserves as an upland guide dog.
Trooper's personality is what we look for in our breeding dogs but not always an easy find. He is very calm, quiet and easy to live with in the house and kennel. However, the minute you let him out he is always ready to go. He has that endless retrieving desire and extreme bird seeking perseverance that hunters are looking for. He is an all-around great hunter and a naturally calm family pet. These qualities and many others have made us believers that Trooper is more like Raider than any dog we have ever owned.
With his intense drive, intelligence, natural hunting ability, and an uncanny ability to focus, Trooper is a pleasure to hunt and train. We have seen first hand and have talked with several professional trainers that agree, Trooper is producing a lot of him self in his puppies. They are smart, compact in size and show a lot of talent in the hunting and hunt test games. Time will tell, but so far we have noticed a lot of Raider coming through on the Trooper line.