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Has anyone ever seen pointers like this in the US? The ones in this video are fantastic looking dogs. Maybe I’m seeing things, but they look a bit different from most EPs I’ve seen over here – leggier, deeper in the chests, and with blockier, squarer heads. Their points are lot different, too. They do […]

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Ok. So this video isn’t the greatest. But if you would like to an Irish Setter who can really hunt, it’s worth watching. Check out how she moves and covers her ground. Very impressive, and she sure looks pretty on point at the end. Like this:Like Loading…

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Here’s another great photo essay by writer, photographer  Craig Koshyk. He’s the author of : Pointing Dogs, Volume One: The Continental, one of the best books around about pointing dogs. If you want to learn more about dogs like the ones you’ll see in his pics, be sure to check it out Desert Dogs: In […]

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Craig Koshyk is the author of one of my favorite dog books: Pointing Dogs, Volume One: The Continental. He’s also a talented photographer, and, of course, a passionate upland hunter. His photo essay Prairie Dogs: Under the Broomhill Sky takes a look at the people, horses, and dogs that make the Broomhill Field Trials so […]

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I used to read the magazine Sporting Classics regularly, but in the past few years I’ve stopped. Judging by the quality of these two stories, perhaps I should pick it up again. Both these stories are quick reads and, if you love bird dogs, well worth your time. There’s Hardly a Man Who Can’t Be […]

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Now here are a some POINTS!

I like a dog that points, and when it points I want it to look proud, confident and sure. Take a look at these pointers to see what I mean. These are POINTS!  — the kind of dog work that’s thrilling to look at and shoot over. Like this:Like Loading…

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Our season begins…

Today is going to be a great day. This will Lexi first day in the fields, and I can’t say how excited I am to get her into some birds. Grouse and Woodock season opened in Maine on October 1. Normally, I would have been out last weekend. But a wedding and some previous got […]

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Fans of the TV show Downton Abbey, you know that attention to detail is one of the things that makes this period drama so much fun. From the tea set used on Lady Mary’s breakfast table to the cut of Lord Grantham’s suit, Downton Abbey gets things right — most of the time, anyway. In […]

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Last Saturday, my wife and I took Lexi to the local pool for “Doggie Day”. We thought Lexi would have a good time in the water. She didn’t. It looks like water retrieves may be out. Like this:Like Loading…

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One of the first questions my vet asked me when he saw Lexi was: When would you like to bring her in and have her spayed? When he found out that I was planning on holding off, he asked if I planned to breed her “Not necessarily,” I said. My breeder suggested holding off on […]

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