Jack is a Tick X Zack pup I kept from last spring with the intention of bringing him into our breeding program.  He is off to a fantastic start on chukar.  He seems to have a great nose, ranges well, pointed the first covey he pointed, and has eagerly retrieved the birds I have shot.  With other dogs he is also backing naturally.  I am really excited to see him develop into a mature hunting companion.  I haven’t had him out for ducks and geese yet but he loves water retrieves, so cold, icy conditions may be the only thing that could put a damper on those festivities.