Sophie

Sophie Springer
Sophie - AKC English Springer Spaniels

Sophie Springer
Sophie - AKC English Springer Spaniels

Sophie Springer
Sophie - AKC English Springer Spaniels

Sophie Springer
Sophie - AKC English Springer Spaniels

Sophie Springer
Sophie - AKC English Springer Spaniels

Sophie Springer
Sophie - AKC English Springer Spaniels

Sophie Springer
Sophie - AKC English Springer Spaniels

At 9 weeks old October 2015 Sophie is enjoying retrieving a bumper to hand.

Video of Sophie retrieving

Sophie Springer
Sophie - AKC English Springer Spaniels

A few months old Sophie with a pheasant.

Sophie Springer
Sophie - AKC English Springer Spaniels

Sophie Springer
Sophie - AKC English Springer Spaniels

Sophie Springer
Sophie - AKC English Springer Spaniels

Retrieve after retrieve Sophie has those quail deep in her mouth but she was and is soft mouth with birds. This quail hunt was at 6 months old and after the day’s hunt when posing Sophie still likes to hold a bird in her mouth. Sophie has very strong hunt prey drive and is turning out to be an excellent upland bird dog.

Sophie Springer
Sophie - AKC English Springer Spaniels

Sophie Springer
Sophie - AKC English Springer Spaniels

Sophie Springer
Sophie - AKC English Springer Spaniels

Retrieve after retrieve Sophie has those quail deep in her mouth but she was and is soft mouth with birds. This quail hunt was at 6 months old and after the day’s hunt when posing Sophie still likes to hold a bird in her mouth. Sophie has very strong hunt prey drive and is turning out to be an excellent upland bird dog.

Sophie Springer
Sophie - AKC English Springer Spaniels

At 6 months old Sophie use her nose and the wind quickly finding pheasants.

Sophie Springer
Sophie - AKC English Springer Spaniels

May 2016 Sophie is 7 months and pauses for the camera.

Sophie Springer
Sophie - AKC English Springer Spaniels

Sophie Springer
Sophie - AKC English Springer Spaniels

Sophie Springer
Sophie - AKC English Springer Spaniels

Sophie Springer
Sophie - AKC English Springer Spaniels

Sophie gets a mouth full of each pheasant retrieve after retrieve, continues to be soft mouth and retrieves to hand.

Sophie Springer
Sophie - AKC English Springer Spaniels

Sophie Springer
Sophie - AKC English Springer Spaniels

Sophie Springer
Sophie - AKC English Springer Spaniels

Sophie Springer
Sophie - AKC English Springer Spaniels

Sophie’s first year out west hunting was in Western South Dakota on the Cheyenne Sioux Indian Reservation. Sophie has a burning hunt prey drive that allows her to hunt hour after hour day after day relentlessly pursuing pheasants, sharp tail grouse and even partridge. Sophie is excellent at finding downed birds and an excellent retriever.
Sophie Springer
Sophie - AKC English Springer Spaniels

Sophie Springer
Sophie - AKC English Springer Spaniels

Sophie Springer
Sophie - AKC English Springer Spaniels

Sophie Springer
Sophie - AKC English Springer Spaniels

12/26/2016 Sophie out again on pheasants, Sophie has became quiet the gun dog for upland birds.
Sophie Springer
Sophie - AKC English Springer Spaniels

Sophie at Ohio Pheasants Forever State Hunt Challenge Jan 2017, she had an excellent performance.

Sophie Springer
Sophie - AKC English Springer Spaniels

Sophie after a quail hunt March 2016 her ability to find flush and retrieve any upland bird is phenomenal.

Sophie Springer
Sophie - AKC English Springer Spaniels

The weather was inhospitable this day as Sophie was introduced to Chukars, she didn't miss a beat and absolutely loves to retrieve upland birds.

Sophie Springer
Sophie - AKC English Springer Spaniels

June 2016 Sophie cooling off after competing in a Bird Dog Circuit Hunt Challenge on a summer day.

Sophie Springer
Sophie - AKC English Springer Spaniels

Another hot day hunting October 2017 Sophie cooling off she did excellent finding pheasants and retrieving downed birds to hand.

Sophie Springer
Sophie - AKC English Springer Spaniels

Sophie was truly dialed in on quail, she beat out top dogs, some multiple champions and National champions and won both events.

Sophie Springer
Sophie - AKC English Springer Spaniels

Sophie is intense when retrieving a youth shot a South Dakota jackrabbit that was almost as long as Sophie. Sophie ran to get it didn't hesitate at this new game animal that was nearly her size she immediately grabbed it, and ran it making a retrieve to hand.

Sophie Springer
Sophie - AKC English Springer Spaniels

Sophie Springer
Sophie - AKC English Springer Spaniels

In Western South Dakota hunting the Sioux Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Sophie has intensity throughout the hunt finding, flushing and retrieving pheasants.
Sophie Springer
Sophie - AKC English Springer Spaniels

Sophie Springer
Sophie - AKC English Springer Spaniels

Sophie Springer
Sophie - AKC English Springer Spaniels

Sophie very focused on the birds as she retrieves a pheasant and even when I'm holding one. One day it was particularly cold and windy and we have a view of the Missouri river, we hunt west of the river.
Sophie Springer
Sophie - AKC English Springer Spaniels

Sophie Springer
Sophie - AKC English Springer Spaniels

Sophie Springer
Sophie - AKC English Springer Spaniels

Sophie Springer
Sophie - AKC English Springer Spaniels

Sophie's hunt prey drive, her nose, ability to use the wind and work with the hunters is second to none at putting game birds in the bag. Above are several pictures of Sophie finding shot pheasants and retrieving them to hand.
Sophie Springer
Sophie - AKC English Springer Spaniels

Sophie Springer
Sophie - AKC English Springer Spaniels

Sophie was on several hunts over the course of the 2017 youth pheasant she loves to hunt and loves attention.