There are many wonderful dogs throughout the states and I feel fortunate to have some talented dogs in my kennel but I like to keep my eyes & ears open for good dogs everywhere.
I had seen videos of Pat Byrne’s Lad (originally trained by Alan Moran) and then some footage of Lad’s son Tim floating around the internet earlier this year. Pat wasn’t interested in selling Tim but he had a litter of pups on the ground who were bred the same way. Before making my decision I dug a little deeper and found a treasure trove of videos of Lad offspring. There seemed to be a consistency in the pups by a variety of bitches--not just Grace (Mott & Jolene’s dam). They had a bit of eye to them but also seemed free moving and cool headed so I thought I’d take a chance. I got a hold of Pat again and imported the two he had to sell.
I chose to bring back two pups to minimize the stress of shipping on the pups. Pat was able to find a company willing to ship one larger container with both pups so a deal was made and I couldn’t be happier with the two little beasts