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So far, I have been quite fortunate. The strain of dogs that I have seems to break quite easily. Back in the forties, I actually broke one of my foundation females in a single day.
This dog， Elhew Midge， developed quickly and was' ready for breaking at about 15 months of age.
It was early Fall and we were working late in the evening.
She pointed where I knew a clutch of pheasants had been roosting.
I felt the birds would hold so I fussed with her on point for quite a while.
Then I gently slipped on the choke collar and, being alone， went in to flush the birds. She held until they flew then she took off.
I jerked the check-cord firmly and she flipped in the air and came down quite startled.
I then brought her back to where she pointed and set her up and sweet talked and fussed with her for a few moments before continuing to hunt.
I do not believe she broke ten times the rest of her life.
She became one of the finest dogs I have ever owned.
I hunted her on all kinds of game and placed her in over 40 trials.
Today every dog in my kennel carries her blood.
Fortunately many of her fine qualities have been transmitted to her progeny for several generations.