At Olive Ridge our goal is to produce a well bred and well rounded gun dog through selective breeding that focuses not only on working ability, but temperament and health.
Our dogs are high energy, high paced spaniels bred from champion lines for hunting and trialing homes. All breeding stock must not only pass health testing such as PennHip, CERF, and PFK testing, but also be proficient in the field. They must be steady to wing and shot, be able to quarter closely, efficiently and productively, and be able to retrieve on land and water. I believe that a good dog should be all that you'd ever want including a good upland hunting companion. That is why our dogs are hard hunters in the field and also have an even temperament to be part of your family. By adhering to our mission, I will do my part in running a dependable program and spreading quality, not quantity.
I've hunted big game and small game all of my life, but I believe nothing can compare to the exhilaration you get when your dog is on a strong scent. Yes, having that big bull elk in your sights is exhilarating, but how long does that last, and how many times a year can you afford to go on an elk hunt? In addition to the excitement of upland hunting, it's good exercise for both you and your dog.
He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.