The Portugese Pointer is not a hunting dog you see every day (at least not in the US). Craig Koshyk has written extensively about these dogs in this book Pointing Dogs Volume One: The Continentals. He’s also posted a bit about them here at his Pointing Dog Blog. Check out this video to see what [...]
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I’m a big fan of Guyot shotguns, and I’ve written about these doubles here, here, and here. Just about every Guyot side-by-side that I’ve seen has been very well made, from the lower-end boxlocks to the top-of-line sidelocks. The sidelock here is an another example of just how much skill went into Guyot’s best double [...]
Bracco Italianos are an odd breed. Big boned, and with a large heads, drooping jowls and flopping ears, Braccos looks more bloodhound than bird dog. Because they’re so rare here in the States, very few of us will ever have the experience it takes to appreciate them. The Italians have been breeding some kind of [...]
When it comes to bird dogs, different breeds hunt in different ways. This is especially true with Continental and English Pointers. Last weekend when I was out with Bob I had a chance to see these differences in action. Check out these videos to see what a mean. This is my English Pointer, Puck. Check [...]
The story of pointing dogs is full of half truths, distortions, and outright lies. Craig Koshyk has dedicated thousands of hours separating fact from fiction, and he put it all together in his excellent book Pointing Dogs: Volume One, The Continentals. Here’s the intro: “The French revolution began in 1789. When it was Over 11 [...]
The English Pointer lays claim to ancestors throughout Europe. Dogs from Spain are said to be the beginning of the breed, and an earlier version of the modern Portugese Pointer probably added a few bricks to the EP’s foundation. Portugese Pointers can be traced back to the 18th century and today, these hard hunting, short haired [...]