What would you do to save your dog? Last January, my vet discovered a tumor on Puck’s lip. Further examination confirmed my fears: cancer. I also discovered that this cancer had spread to Puck’s lymph nodes. At eleven, Puck isn’t young. But she doesn’t look her age, either. Other than a little more white in […]
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Back before I got Puck, I had a thing for the less popular sporting breeds – Vizlas, Griffons, French Spaniels, etc. I also liked Clumber Spaniels. From what I’ve been told, Clumbers used to be popular in the UK. Today, there numbers are extremely low – according to The Working Clumber Spaniel Society, there are […]
Here’s a video that shows just how intelligent some dog are — and this is a beagle. Check out how this pooch approaches the problem of how to get itself a snack.
Posted in HUNTING DOGS on Jan 6th, 2014
What’s it really take to train a bird dog? There’s some insight into it in this piece from Garden & Gun magazine. The Education of a Bird Dog by Geoffery Norman – Alabama – Garden & Gun, October/November 2013 For Ramin Jackson, training a gundog doesn’t start with shouting and shock collars. It starts with […]
Here’s a dog I haven’t heard of before: The Sprocker. It’s a cross between a Springer Spaniel and a Cocker Spaniel. According to SprockerSpaniel.co.uk, Sprockers have been around for over 2o years, and there are between 5,000 – 10,000 of them in the UK, making one of the most popular spaniel breeds there. Other than […]
Posted in HUNTING DOGS on Nov 15th, 2013
Sky Dance Kennels in Dousman, WI, turns out some great looking bird dogs. They also make some nice videos. Here’s one the pulled together of the 2013 Region 19 Amateur Shooting Dog Championship.
Most of us train our pointers to find game and then point it until we arrive to flush and shoot the birds. But in Finland, some pointing dogs are trained to something even cooler: They’re trained to point Capercaillie, and then on command return to their human companions and guide their two-legged friends back to […]
Drive is an odd instinct. Some dogs have it. Others don’t. And until you see what a dog with drive acts like, it’s hard to imagine just how bird-obsessed a pointer, setter, or spaniel, lab, or other true hunter can be. Check out this video to see just how wired this spaniel is for one […]
Posted in HUNTING DOGS on Nov 9th, 2013
Here’s a pic of the first grouse a friend of mine killed over his new pointer pup. The pointer is out of Kissamee Kennels and the two of them scored the bird in upstate New York. Way to go. I love how the pup is still pointing the bird, even after it’s dead. That’s drive […]
Posted in HUNTING DOGS on Nov 5th, 2013
Bill Ballin used to be the resident trainer at Grouse Ridge Kennels in Oxford, NY. So when it comes to good grouse & woodcock dogs, he knows what he’s talking about. Today, Bill trains and handles dogs at his own operation - High Grass Hill Kennels – and he has these pups available from RU CH. […]