It is the offspring of the sire and dam that measures the success of any mating. Although feedback from hunting clients with our dogs, evaluating work in the field is important, our own evaluations are the most critical. We have and continue to keep puppies from every mating, developing them on game birds until they reach one year of age, then sold as started dogs or in some cases, held for future breeding. We evaluate them for their natural abilities. Training is man-made and not inherited. So, our started dog program is very important to the success of our breeding program.