Our Kennel Foundation is based on the bloodlines of three of the best producing dams in recent setter history. Champion Tekoa Mountain Hope, whose grandson 11x Champion Tekoa Mountain Sunrise gave so much to our breeding program, Ch Crockett’s New Horizon and Mac’s Kelly Patrick.
Tekoa Mountain Kennel, through the blood of 4x Ch Tekoa Mountain Hope, has given the all-age setters two Hall of Fame inductees, 11x Ch Tekoa Mountain Sunrise (Hall of Fame 2000) and his son, Ch Hicks Rising Sun (Hall of Fame 1999).
Ch Crockett's New Horizon may be one of the best producing females of recent times producing six champions when bred to Tekoa Mountain Sunrise. They were: 7x Ch On the Horizon, Ch Why Not Me, Ch Horizon's Abbey Crockett, Ch Jukebox Junkie, Ch Out of Touch and Ch See Johnny Run.
These champions have gone on to produce winners such as Ch Cypress Creek Rock, Ch Lieutenant Dan, Ch Idaho's Sunrise Magic, Ch Why Not John, RU Ch High Definition, RU Ch. Jack’s Grandson Lee, Prime View, Jumpin’ for Joy, Ch Jetsetter, Ch Barker's Blue Jett shows Ch Hick's Rising Sun and Ch See Johnny Run. Ch Bobby Hugh B current Champion under Robertson Kennel shows crosses of Sunrise/Lookout Mona and Ch See Johnny Run which demonstrates the line is still producing winners.
Ch Crockett's New Horizon was a granddaughter of the last English Setter to win the National Championship back in 1970, Ch Johnny Crockett. Our newly acquired Barker's Apache Warrior shows three crosses to Ch Johnny Crockett and six crosses to Ch Tekoa Mountain Sunrise.
Mac's Kelly Patrick, through her daughters Sandhill Sheba, Sandhill Becky and Ch Miss Mona, appears in the bloodlines of many of today's winning setters. When her daughter Sandhill Sheba was bred to Tekoa Mountain Sunrise, they produced Hall of Fame Ch Hick's Rising Sun, Ch Tekoa Mountain Zephyr, Ch Skidrow Joe, winners Smooth Move, Sunflower Sunset and more.
When Sandhill Sheba was bred to Lookout Lucky they produced Ch. Lookout Mickey who was sold to Japan early in his career. However when he was bred to Ch Miss Mona they produced our Passenger's Blue Shadow. Passenger’s Blue Shadow’s sister Lookout Mona when bred to Ch Tekoa Mountain Sunrise produced Ch Mona’s Delight, Ch T’s Gunrunner, Ch Tommy B, Ch Tekoa Sunrise Mona and many more winners. Passenger’s Blue Shadow and a Sunrise daughter produced our winner Suncanyon Ramblin Man and John Yate’s winner Eaglerock Indigo.
When Sandhill Becky was bred to 7x Ch The Performer, they produced "The Miracle Litter", winning all four placements in the National Shooting Dog Futurity.
From this breeding came Ch Destinare, Top Shooting Dog of the year in 1994, and winners Ch Baraka, Ch Winning Colors, Ch The Catalyst, Ch Triton, and the producing Salina. A startling 30 plus champions and over 100 winners tracing back to Mac's Kelly Patrick, and the numbers continue to climb today. A true Blue Hen… Mac’s Kelly Patrick.