Full Blast, our winner of the Purina Cover Dog awards, the derby Flanagan Award, the all-age Seminatore Award as well as the Grand National Grouse Championship has retired. “Jeb”, about to turn 8 years old, has more than earned his respite from the competitive field trial world. Pro Dave Hughes handled “Jeb” through this all-age career. Known for his power on the ground coupled with an eye-catching, flashy way of carrying himself, “Jeb” scored championship wins across the cover dog spectrum. Known as a dog who could dig up a bird when birds were scarce, he scored in the closing minutes of his hunting hour in several important wins. Additionally, he earned a reputation as a dog who performed well in the heat recording wins in large fields with the thermometer registering at and above the 80 degree mark.
Full Blast continues to be available at stud. “Jeb” has had a lot of high quality results as a sire. His 35 winning offspring place him as a leading sire of cover dogs today. Especially when considering the high quality of his offsprings’ wins, he rates at the top among living cover dog setter sires. His offspring have won The Grand National Grouse Puppy Classic, the Grand National Grouse Futurity (twice), the one-hour National Derby Classic as well as earning a place in the championship circle.
In retirement, “Jeb” will be living the life as a house dog and hunting companion with the Matt Miles family in Duncannon, PA. Calm, happy and responsive, “Jeb” has the personality to be a family dog. Matt is an ardent bird hunter and “Jeb”will get to do a lot of what he does best. Matt and his family have given others of our dogs a great home. His kids took off from school the morning Jeb came to live with them.
To breed to Full Blast, you can still contact Dick Brenneman.