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Gone to the dogs…

Sky and I headed up to northern NH on Saturday to say “hello” to Lexi and Craig Doherty. Craig runs Wild Apple Kennel, and this is the second season he has worked with Lexi. Lexi left for training camp at the end of June, and this was the first time the Sky has seen her since […]

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You hear all sorts of “truths” about Pointers: They’re not personable; they make lousy house dogs; they don’t retrieve (not naturally, anyway). Sky is my third pointer, and just like my first two, she has shown me that all these “truths” are total BS. Watch this video to see her dispel the third.

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The pointer sisters: An update…

Time flies, and as it does, our little puppy is getting bigger! Here are some more recent pics of Lexi & Sky.

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Meet Sky, our new pointer…

A couple Saturdays ago, the latest addition to our team arrived. Meet out new pointer pup: Striking Elhew Sky. Sky’s out of Superior Pointers. She’s half-sister to Lexi by the father. We’re thrilled to have her, and I’m more excited than ever to have another bird dog for this fall.      

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Lexi and I headed down to Cape Cod on Sat to check out the Setter Club of New England’s spring field trial. I entered Lexi in two stakes: the Amateur Derby and Gundog. She took 3rd in both. Here are some pics from the day.

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Woodcock in the snow…

Lexi and I headed out last Friday afternoon to see if we could find some woodcock. The little guys are migrating north now, and I’ve heard they’re as far up Massachusetts and even into Maine. We had had warm weather most of last week with a couple days in the 60s,  but on Thursday temps […]

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It’s just about field trial season here in New England. I try to make it to a couple of these each spring. I really enjoy walking the course and seeing the dogs run. This year I’m going to run Lexi in one or two of these trials, beginning with the one put on by the Setter […]

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Paul Fuller of Bird Dogs Afield just posted this great interview with legendary pointer breeder and field trialer Ferrell Miller. If you’re into bird dogs, you should make time to watch the whole thing. And if you don’t know much about Pointers, this short video is a nice introduction to the breed. It also features […]

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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.

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