Covenant Big Cypress Boat
Breeder: Leslie and Jay Toney (Covenant)
Color: Black and White
Color Genotype: BbEe or BBEe (50% chance of either)
Height at withers: 26.5″
Weight: 66 lbs
Breeding Status: Intact
OFA Hips: Not done yet
Click here for Brody’s Pedigree
Meaning of Name: Brody means “brother” which is fitting since we got Brody’s sister, Brett, first and then Brody flew out a week later. And it matches his laid-back, go with the flow attitude.
Nicknames: Zoolander (since he always seems to be handsome and has that “one look”) and Goofy
Special Talents: Brody (like Boone and Brett) is a smiler! We are so happy to have some new smilers in the house since we adore the trait in Boone. Like our Garrett, Brody also has a knack for sleeping on his back. As soon as we put him in our bedroom for the night, he instantly finds his spot leaning up against the wall on his back and passes out.
There are some dogs that you agonize over, dream of, and plan for. And then, there are those that you just stumble upon and know they are meant to be part of your life. Brody falls into the latter category. We were introduced to Brody when we were looking for a great girl for our breeding program. We were making the tough decision of which girl to choose from Leslie’s great “Noah’s Ark” litter. The litter was bred with a pedigree that was made up of one-quarter field bred Pointers and three-quarters show bred Pointers, which we knew would fit in very well with our breeding goals. Leslie sent us pictures of the pups at three and a half months of age to help us make our decision. I could not help but notice the stunning all white boy with the black head… “big male” was his name, or “Moses” as Leslie had dubbed him. One picture in particular with him starting out over Leslie’s pond (it is on this page) was the one that really did it for me. But, we didn’t need a boy. So, off we went for our long drive to Leslie’s house in Oklahoma (15 hours each way and only time to sleep a few hours each night in order to make in home in time). We chose Brett, and I put Brody into Kyle’s arms, but he, being the more reasonable one, said we came for a girl. We left late Saturday night for our long drive home. I was thrilled with Brett, but sad at leaving Brody behind. A few hours into the drive home, Kyle agreed that Brody would be a great addition to our family. I waited a couple days after we got home to mull it over, then called Leslie to ask if she’d even let us have Brody. She was planning on keeping him along with his brother, Eli. Leslie said that we could have him if we agreed to show him, and of course we did. Thus, the following weekend, Brody flew out to Detroit where we picked him up and brought him home. And so goes the story of how we got Brody. Thank you to Leslie and Jay Toney for entrusting us with this fabulous boy. We knew he was good-looking, but once we arrived, we were completely smitten by his goofy, loving personality. And a couple weeks after we got him, Brody showed us that, like Boone, he has the ability to smile. He’s one in a million, and exhibits everything a Pointer ought to… handsome typey looks, a seriously intense point, and a phenomenal temperament.
Brody the Show Dog
Brody entered the show ring with a bang. His first day out, he took Best of Winners for a 3 point major. In his first eight days of shows, Brody had gotten Winners Dog seven times. Many of those seven wins, he has also gotten another award (Best of Winners, Best of Opposite, or Best of Breed). Brody has nine points and one major. And, I must admit, it took us a few (or more than a few) shows to get an understanding of how not to act like Tigger on the end of a show lead.
Unfortunately, after starting his show career with a bang… Brody had a bit of a traumatic experience with a judge. Basically, we had just entered the ring and Brody was the first dog in his class. He was not even stacked yet when the judge came up from behind (without introducing himself or examining any other part of Brody) and squeezed on his testicles. Brody jumped up startled. The next day, he started sitting when he was stacked and someone approached… and the day after that he decided the best way to avoid the situation was to give both me and the judge hugs (amusing but not very productive in the show ring). We wish this experience hadn’t happened to him… but we know he’s got a resilient temperament and we can work through it with him. Lucky for Brody, he got a bit of a vacation while I was pregnant and since we’ve had an infant at home. We are also giving him a break to get Andre into the ring when we do go to the occasional show.
Brody the Birddog
Brody has a gorgeous, intense point with a stretched out body and the classical style we love. Brody and his sister, Brett, are 1/4 field-bred and 3/4 show-bred Pointers and have the best of both worlds in the field. They are intense on point and point with level tails, have great noses, a small range (perfect for foot hunting), and hunt in partnership with us (checking in and coming when called) with no formal training in that area. They also swim and retrieve.
We will get pictures of Brody in the field up once we get them.
Pictures of Brody