I never set out to be a Pointer guy. Back before I got Puck (my first pointer), I had never even seen one, except for in books and magazines. Then one day I was flipping through an issue of the Pointing Dog Journal, and I noticed an add from a Pointer breeder near me. This was Autumn Memory […]
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Posted in HUNTING DOGS on Sep 25th, 2015
Running birds can really frazzle some bird dogs. But not this one. Caladen’s DaVinci handles this can’t-stay-still covey of quail like a real pro — not bad for a long hair. It’s nice to see a handler that lets the dog work, too. There’s no screaming of commands, just confidence and total faith in his […]
I’m not a big fan of the summer. Heat and humidity are my Kryptonites, so by the middle of June I’ve had enough of it. Lexi was up at Wild Apple Kennel in Dummer, NH, from end of May to last week. Her absence made the summer feel even longer. I work from home, and it was a […]
God, this video makes me envious: Of the countryside, of the experience, and most of all, of the dogs. Running birds can frazzle a pointing dog. This setter handles them like she’s done it a million times.
Here are few more vids of Lexi, taken last weekend. Check out the water retrieve.
Last weekend I headed up to norther NH to check on Lexi. She’s in her final few weeks of training, and she going to be running as a derby in her first field trial next weekend.
I was up in northern NH last weekend visiting Lexi. She’s about 1/2 through her summer training program, and she’s just starting to get out in the woods to chase wild birds. She turning int great bird dog — very easy handling and a real strong bird finder. I took her out for a couple […]
It’s time to put some more “dog” in Dogs and Doubles. It has been while since I posted any updates on my pointer Lexi. Here are pics and videos to catch you up on her. Lexi was born on April 31, 2014. We’ve had her since July 3. We’ve been thrilled with her since day […]
Everyone knows that dogs have incredible noses. But how much do you know about their eyes? As it turns out, a dog’s sight is no where near as good. Instead of seeing things as we do or in black and white, dogs are “color blind”. They do see some colors, but not the same ones we […]
Posted in HUNTING DOGS on May 5th, 2015
Back when I first bought Lexi, there was one trainer the breeder recommended to me over and over again: Sherry Ebert. Sherry is one of the top trainers in the country, and she turns out great bird dogs. Unfortunately, she’s booked up solid. I’ll find wild grouse in Manhattan before I ever get a training slot with her. You can […]