If you spent much time with hunting dogs, you’ve probably wondered about their noses. A recent piece called BIRD DOGS, SCENT AND FINDING BIRDS from the Pheasants Forever blog gave some insights into scent and into how dogs process it. It’s short, but talks about: The Scent Cloud Temperature & Moisture Hot Spots Dog’s Health Bird Identity […]
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I’m a big fan of Pointers — surprise, right? But I do like some of breeds, especially English Setters who point handle their birds like this.
Posted in HUNTING DOGS on Dec 15th, 2015
Here’s something I’ve always wanted to try. From what I’v read, this is how folks hunt quail on a lot of the plantations down south. This video just shows a great looking Pointer doing what these dogs do so well.
Posted in HUNTING DOGS on Dec 14th, 2015
Last Labor Day Weekend, Lexi placed first in the Open Derby at the New England Bird Dog Club’s Fall Trial in Dummer, NH. Here’s the official announcementent from the American Field. This was Lexi’s second trial, and she place ahead of seven other dogs.
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 […]
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.