I finally got back to my computer. I was up a week ago in the UP for five days. I had a good time, but did have much luck. The few locals I spoke with said they were really grouping up, so seeing them in ones, two, and threes was not happening. Needless to say I did not find a group. But I had fun and was able to hang out in Hulbert on that Saturday night for a few hours with my breeder and some of his dogs ( Sammy's Dad, a cousin, a second cousin, and my two). We had five at one point running around in the the Happy Hour Bar. They are all family up there and love to have the dogs around. The bar owner owns the Sire to my Sammy, and her daughters family own the others. It was interesting to spend some time with some people that really know the breed.