When Rick heard about the upcoming Aux Lake DD litter - out of VC CH Aux Lake Holly and sired by Switchgrass Full Metal Jacket, aka "Bullet," he wanted a puppy from that breeding. Kim is never going to say no to getting a puppy.
There was just something about the cute little girl with the wide white blaze on her head that was super appealing. When you have the right breeder and like the sire and dam of the litter, you can't go wrong with any of the pups.
She is not named after Blanche from the Golden Girls TV show. She is named after Blanche DuBois from A Streetcar Named Desire. Obviously. She has always relied on the kindness of strangers...
Blanche is a first-class hunter. She earned a Prize I on her NA Test when she was only 7 months old. She is our future UT dog. The girl is INTENSE in the field. Super drive, fantastic nose, smart as a whip.
Blanche became ill suddenly in August of 2018. Our vet xrayed her and saw fluid in her lungs. He sent us to CSU in Fort Collins, where emergency surgery to remove a piece of plant material from her lung saved her life. They removed one lobe of her lung and said she wouldn't miss it. They are correct. She is back 100% and we couldn't be more grateful for the great vets at CSU.
Besides being smart, beautiful, a great hunter, confident, and happy-go-lucky, Blanchie is an all-around great dog and family member. She's enjoying going to dog shows with her sister ZZ.