Archive for hunting dogs

Spanish Hunting Dog Has Green Puppies

Aida Vallelado Molina of Laguna de Duero, Spain, has delivered many litters of hunting dogs, but none with such shocking results: On June 3, her dog had a litter of five puppies, two of which were the color green.

July 21, 2014

5 Reasons Life is Better with a Dog in the House

Just a generation ago, the prevailing wisdom was that "Dad's hunting dog" belonged outside, in a kennel. That mindset has largely changed in recent years, and Kyle Wintersteen firmly believes the development is a turn for the better.

June 02, 2014

Veterinarians Explain 10 Strange Dog Behaviors

Ever wonder why your dog chases its tail, walks in circles before lying down or just plain won't quit staring at you? The pet health resource website Vet Street has posted explanations to these and other strange dog behaviors.

May 23, 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

Home Intruder Turns Out to Be Hen Wood Duck

Melinda Costanzo of North Reading, Mass., was sleeping in on a Saturday morning when loud noises downstairs awakened her. It didn't turn out to be quite what she thought.

April 14, 2014

16 Amazing Gundog Facts That Sound Like Lies

Prepare to have your mind blown by these startlingly true gundog facts.

March 21, 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

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

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

Mystery Illness Killing Dogs in Ohio

A mystery virus killed four dogs last month in Ohio, and left many others ill. What is it, and could it impact where you take your dogs this coming season?

September 26, 2013