Archive for gundogs

HAVA Extends Deadline of "Adopt Fritz" Veterans Contest

Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) has extended the deadline on its "Adopt Fritz" essay contest.

May 16, 2014

Training More Than a Bird Dog

Upland and waterfowl seasons are open but a fraction of the year—so, what do you do with your faithful gundog during the 9 or 10 months when you aren’t hunting? A dog bred to hunt ought to hunt, of course, but he doesn’t necessarily need to fetch birds to be happy. Kyle Wintersteen offers a few suggestions on how you can keep your favorite hunting buddy occupied in the "offseason."

May 05, 2014

Veterans: Enter HAVA's Contest to Win Fully Trained Bird Dog!

If you're a veteran or active service member of the Iraq and Afghanistan era, here's your chance to win a fully trained German shorthaired pointer courtesy of Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA).

May 02, 2014

Champion Bird Dog Helps Heal Trainer's Heart Condition

One of the country's foremost field trial competitors has revealed to Yahoo! Music why he credits bird dogs with saving his life.

March 10, 2014

Dog Behaviorists: Your Dog's "Guilty Look" Isn't Real

Ever walk in the door and discover your dog with his head hung low and his sad, droopy eyes looking ever-so remorseful about something he's done? Well, according to some canine behaviorists, the dog isn't actually expressing shame. Kyle Wintersteen explains.

March 04, 2014

Can a Gundog Be Too Controlled?

Sure, want your gundog to be obedient—but is there such a thing as too obedient?

February 14, 2014

A Duck Hunting...Chihuahua?

Chihuahuas aren't exactly considered gundogs, but a post from a fan of Delta Waterfowl's Facebook page might suggest otherwise.

January 08, 2014

Spaniel Revived During Pheasant Hunt with Mouth-to-Snout

When Tom Foster's springer spaniel didn't finish a retrieve, the Minnesota hunter went looking for him. He found the do, on its back, unconscious and drowning at the bottom of a 6-foot hole.

December 17, 2013

Predict Your Dog's Genetic Future

Certain dog breeds are more prone to ailments than others, but none are immune to genetic disorders. New research, however, has opened up a host of new preventatives.

December 09, 2013

Must-Have Gundog Gear

Whether you've already purchased America's next great hunting dog or just plan on doing so sometime soon, there's no shortage of canine-related gear that you'll want to have at your disposal. Rover's going to need more than just a collar and a go-getter attitude if you're going to turn him into a champion in the field. Here are 10 products that you'll want to have on hand if you're about to break in a furry new hunting partner, all of which can be found through Cheaper Than Dirt.

December 05, 2013

A Puppy Shower Wish List

Raising a gundog puppy is, in at least a few ways, similar to raising a newborn child. As Kyle Wintersteen notes, maybe it's time for hunters start borrowing a few well-known, baby-related traditions.

December 03, 2013

How to Introduce Your Gundog to Your Baby

Every kid deserves to grow up with a loyal bird dog. At some point, though, that means introducing the two. Kyle Wintersteen offers a few pointers on getting your gundog ready to meet the newest member of the family.

November 13, 2013

Epic Gundog Fails

Sometimes you just can't control your dog and the result is an 'epic fail.' Here are some epic dog fails the author has experienced.

November 01, 2013

Don't Get Shot By Your Dog

It doesn't happen often, but it shouldn't happen at all. A few simple steps will help ensure that Rover can't cause an accidental discharge.

October 03, 2013

Dog Alerts Parents to Abusive Babysitter

Dogs are capable of doing some pretty amazing things for their "pack" families, as one couple in South Carolina recently learned.

September 17, 2013