Creating superior grouse dogs…

I’ve never met Mark and Kathy Wendling, but I know we share a passion for grouse dogs. The Wendlings own Superior Pointers and I’ve learned a lot about the ins-and-outs of Elhew Pointers from their website.

Puck Pointing
Puck Pointing

The site’s Rambling Thoughts section features 13 short articles of interest to anyone with a passion for bird dogs and upland hunting. Wing On A String is one of the pieces you’ll find there. Concise and to the points, it’s knowledgeable, opinionated, and typical of the kind articles you’ll find on the site. Here are the first two sentences.

“There is a fairly widely held misconception that puppies are “trained” to point birds by being encouraged to sight point a game bird wing on a string, manipulated with a stick or fishing pole. This belief is categorically false…”

I encourage you to read the rest.

 

Elhews: Meet the Man Behind the Legend…

The Elhew Kennels are already a legend in the pointing dog world. Now that a dog with a lot of Elhew breeding has won the nationals (Connor’s EZ Button), the kennel’s fame is sure to grow.

Find out more about how the whole kennels got started. Tom Davis’s article from a 1993 issue of The Pointing Dog Journal is a good introduction to Bob Wehle, the man who started it all.

Bob Wehle of Elhew Kennels with one of his Elhew Pointers
Bob Wehle of Elhew Kennels with one of his Elhew Pointers
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