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Field-n-Feathers is an 11 acre slice of North Texas where we call home. The name Field-n-Feathers stems from our lives and activities with dogs and birds.

My first Spinone, Quietwood Gunsmoke (aka Lucius), was obtained after the tragic loss of my Great Pyrenees, Regard, and one month prior to my son being born. The fuzzy faced puppy fit right in to our family and was the foundation of Gunsmoke Spinoni. He finished his Junior Hunt title and took Reserve Winners Dog at the 2009 Spinoni National Specialty, and after returning home, he took a Group 4 placement and finished his conformation championship at his next dog show. He then was awarded a Group 2 at the 2009 Lubbock dog show a few months later. He was working on his Senior Hunt title when he showed at the Eukanuba Championship in December 2009. Due to unknown causes, we tragically lost this baby Memorial Day 2010. May he find peace, love, lots of birds, and have an endless supply of pink floppy flamingoes in Heaven until we see him again.

Me & My Boys

Lil' Red and the Twins

The Brier Creek twins arrived in January 2009. Brier Creek's Drea the Gunsmoke Diva (aka Drea) and Brier Creek's Dynoche Know Gunsmoke (Dyno) are two aspiring Field-n-Feather kids. They are both in training for their Hunt titles as well as showing.

Dyno took Reserve Winners Dog the second day of his first show weekend. He was awarded Best of Breed two of the three days at the 2009 Oklahoma City show, as well as taking Best Puppy Spinone. He picked up his final Major to finish his Championship title at the Fort Worth show in March 2010. Dyno is currently working on his Grand Champion title and has secured 1 of 4 legs toward his Jr. Hunt title. He has proven himself as an excellent companion, as well as stud dog. His puppies are proving themselves in the show ring, NAVHDA fields, and hunt tests.

Although a good all around girl, Drea is still working on her Championship title - she has been hit by the 2nd place curse. A birdy hunting companion, she is still in training in order to work on her AKC Hunt titles. Our brown roan diva's first litter has been planned for this fall.
Eastwood's Gunsmoke'n Medyna-Rae (aka Dyna-Rae) was my pick puppy from the 2010 Dyno x Mia litter. An aspiring and impressive young Spinone, she has demonstrated a fierce drive in the field and exhibits excellent showmanship. At the Centex Puppy Match in November of 2010, she took BOB Spinone and 2nd in Sporting Puppy Group to Amy Barnes' Viszla baby. We have big plans for this little one!

Dyna-Rae

Birds for Mia Hopecreek's Mama Mia of Eastwood (aka Mia) came to us in July 2011. She is an excellent edition to our breeding program and proven herself to be an excellent field dog.
Coming soon - Gauge!
Coming soon - Cali Mae & Baylee Grace (aka our security system)!

With all these bird dogs in training, we needed birds to train them. Game birds were in short supply at the time, so we started raising our own. We currently have an incubator building, one completed flight pen with attached brooder building, two smaller grow-out pens, with many other buildings in the works. Currently we have Bobwhite Quail that we are using to train dogs with. We also use Homer Pigeons to introduce new commands and concepts, due to the cheaper price and higher availability. Our friend and dog trainer, Frank Delmont, offers plenty of advice, training, and supplies pigeons when needed. We supply the ground to work dogs.


Raising Quail

Luc on point

Thus the name Field-n-Feather's. As we look out our living room window, we can see an array of bird dogs lounging on the back patio and in the sun in the backyard. If we step outside, the infamous bob-white call of quail can be heard from anywhere on our place. In the Texas twilight hours, there's nothing better than to sit at the picnic table watching the dogs and our little trainer play in the last remaining minutes of sunlight as the sound of game birds float innocently through the warm air to surround us in nature's symphony.

At Field-n-Feather we believe that we're all family, four-legged kids included. We share our house, our home, our lives. Our family is loved and we hope it shows.

Wet noses and sticky feathers,
The F-n-F Gang