Growing up, AJ was always around some sort of hunting, from going after elk in the mountains to sitting in a duck blind with his friends. When it came to gun dogs, Labradors and Chesapeake's were the breed of choice. Never having the opportunity to hunt with a German Wirehair, he finally got to experience this amazing gun dog in action in 2013. He was hooked immediately and knew he had to have one for himself. In 2014 AJ purchased his first dog Tick, and together they have been chasing upland game birds ever since. In the winter of 2017 AJ added to the team with the purchase of his first female, Mia. Along with chasing birds in the hills, AJ plans to start a breeding program with his pair, and hopes to grow the operation with time.