Hi, German Shorthaired Pointer (GSP) lovers. I am Migle Narbutaite – GSP lover and breeder. I’m also a photographer and photography lecturer.
My experience in “dog life” spans over 15 years. I began as a Junior Handler, handling dogs all over Europe. Eventually I ended up training and breeding what I consider the most incredible breed on earth – German Shorthaired Pointers.
In my own breeding practice, I have high standards and breed on a very limited basis, with each litter carefully planned well in advance. All the combinations I plan involve dogs with many years of selective breeding on their pedigrees, only the best show results, and excellent health and endurance that have been proven in the field.
I believe that strict compliance with these requirements produces healthy, brave and intelligent dogs with a correct build and great hunting instincts.
Every step of the way, I get tremendous support from my wonderful partner and boyfriend.
If not for him, this blog wouldn’t be possible, so Bogdan, big thanks to you!
Short story about our dogs
First female, INTER CH Amazoni, was imported from Finland in 2003. She became the very first GSP INTER Champion in the Baltic region and founded a new GSP bloodline in Eastern Europe. The mating was in Finland with the wonderful working dog CH Don Korleone’s Conrad. This litter produced my beloved and faithful friend, MULTI CH Amazonjoki (Upe). That’s how the kennel is called – UPE (meaning “River”).
It took a long time to choose a kennel for a new male pup. Hubi (Charleswood Komet) was brought from well-known and respected GSP kennel Charleswood in 2008. Upe (Amazonjoki) and Hubi (Charleswood Komet) produced our second litter, Litter B. This combination involves line-breeding on Gleizz Fatale Barzini, bringing in Scandinavian working and show champion lines with very strong and super fast dogs.
We are expecting our third Litter “C” in mid-October of 2012. This litter combines the oldest GSP lines (Hege Haus) with the Scandinavian working lines of Upe (Amazonjoki) and Ergo Vom Osterberg. More information about this litter is coming soon.
Why I decided to start a blog
During all the years I’ve been personally involved in “dog life,” I’ve gotten to know some very brilliant people, including breeders and judges, who have helped me to grow and become a scrupulous breeder. Over time I began to get many messages via e-mail and Facebook, asking me various questions and even giving me warm compliments.
Most of the questions are relevant to a wider audience, so I decided to start this blog to offer professional information about training, hunting, health problems, travel, games, food, swimming, communication and much more.
What should you expect in this blog
I will regularly post articles on various topics that are relevant for GSP lovers. I’ll share professional information about GSP health, hunting features, training, anatomy, coloration, interesting upcoming dog shows in Europe, information about the biggest shows worldwide, and much more.
Some of the articles I’ll write myself. Health articles will be written by respected veterinarians, and hunting subjects will be taken on by experienced hunters, trainers and breeders.
How you can get the most out of this blog
My goal is to make this blog useful for you. There are several ways you can connect with and use this blog:
- The blog itself. I invite you to visit the blog regularly and get fresh material about GSPs.
- The RSS feed / Email feed. If you use RSS readers like Google Reader or if you would like to receive updates when I publish a post, please subscribe at the top right corner of the blog.
- The newsletter. In my newsletter I will regularly share useful information about GSPs, tips, “how to” guides and more. Go ahead and sign up for the newsletter in the right sidebar of the blog.
- Facebook. Yes, Facebook. This is where the idea for my blog began, so I will definitely keep it alive. Become my friend at facebook.com/gsp.upe.
In order to get the most out of this blog, I encourage you to interact with it so we can start interesting and useful discussions: leave comments on posts and on the Facebook page, and write me emails. I believe that you can get the most benefit from a blog only when there is a two-way communication.
Stay tuned for more…
Migle & GSPs