Sorry it took me so long to write.  The TT puppies Jim Sturgill and I bought from you in December ’06 have been a joy. Jim’s black bitch (by Spud) has been one of the most natural bird dogs I’ve seen in 34 years of dealing with bird dogs of all breeds. My yellow (photo attached) has been a soft-mouthed reliable retriever from the start. She has a tremendous amount of common sense. Our ’06 TT pups made three trips to the plains in ’07 and got better with each trip. They were just 11 months old when we traveled to Montana. We took a total of eight dogs (including three from your kennel) and the TT labs showed the greatest stamina and good temperament. The moderate size of your dogs seems to give them a great advantage in the uplands over larger-framed labs. And it sure is nice to have dogs on the ground that hunt hard but don’t require constant handling. I’m sold on your bloodlines. In fact, I’ve promised one of your puppies to my nephew as a wedding present this year. I sure hope he likes his new wife as much as I know he’ll like his puppy……