OFA Test Results Eyes: GR-EYE23218/5M-VPI Advanced Cardiac: GR-ACA7542/12M-VPI Hips: Prelim GOOD Elbows: Prelim Normal Dentition: GR-DE1271/11M-VPI
Sportin' Nitty Gritty MH ***OS
Sportin' Gold Standard MH *** OS
MHR SFR Jackson Apollo ** MH MNH
AFC Honeycreek's Jammin' Jaco MH OS
FCH MFR GMHR Rockerin Redhot Chilipepper ***
Eph embodies the optimal hunting golden attitude. Classic golden temperament, He is in an elite class of goldens that are completely clear of all genetic disease markers available for his breed. Eph is a very serious dog and highly retriever motivated. He doesn't need treats to entice him to do what he's been bred for. A pleasure to train and very loyal, he's at home in the fields and marshes. Eph is also quite a speedster. With a long torso and legs he can flat out move.
About his name: The grizzly bear from the Cache National Forest known as "Old Ephraim" was first identified by his distinctive 3 toed tracks. The massive grizzly bear lived within a wilderness area from as far north as Soda Springs, Idaho to as far south as Weber, Utah, before settling in Logan Canyon, about 20 miles east of Logan, Utah.
"Old Eph" is a name used in many frontier folklore including several deer and scout camps.
“Old Ephraim” was a legendary, giant, marauding grizzly bear who roamed the Wasatch Mountains in the early 20th century. Almost 92 years after his death, the bruin still lives on in campfire tales and various tributes. For example, in Bear Lake Valley, there’s the Old Ephraim Pizza, 32 inches in diameter; in a remote side canyon of Logan Canyon, there’s a large stone monument where he was killed; and “Walking Thunder” (1997) was not only one of actor/singer John Denver’s last movies, but was inspired by the tale of Utah’s Old Eph himself."
“Grizzly bear killed near Logan” was an Aug. 22, 1923 headline in the Standard-Examiner, reporting on the bear’s demise.
“The largest grizzly bear that was ever known to inhabit the Wasatch Range is reported to have been killed in the Right Hand Fork of Logan Canyon by William (Frank) Clark, a sheepherder,” the story stated. The bear was believed to have killed as many as 15 sheep in one night and Old Eph was indeed possibly the largest and most elusive bear ever in the Beehive State."
About the breeder: Over the last 32 years Quartermoon have focused on perfecting the golden gun dog. Obtaining a pup from Pixie's last litter, daughter of Bree, was a dream come true. Bree is one of the most gifted hunters Erica's had in 32 years. Eph's providing us with the embodiment of her accumulated and focused genetics. Those that know her program also know that she breeds wavy coated goldens. Eph is an iconic throwback in the golden retriever foundational pedigrees. His wavy coat is as unique as he his. Many golden history buffs have assumed that the wave come the early Tweed water dog ancestors. However, some think they came from his more immediate ancestors, Tiverton Best Lad and Rajah. Either way, 32 years of gun dog genetics are roaming the mountains and valleys of Cache County. He's everything we hoped for and more.
-Foundation Training- SIT HEEL HOLD COME NO DOWN UP Leash Training
Everything I train for is built from these simple, but essential commands.
Hunt Test Training JH Pattern blinds, upland game hunted. Will be professionally & amateur trained