Archive for hunting dogs

One Dog to Rule Them All

If you haven’t the space, finances nor stamina to keep two hunting dogs—one that points, and one that flushes and retrieves—then get in line for a versatile hunting dog.

August 14, 2014

SportDOG: Good Reasons to Crate-Train Your Hunting Dog

Crate-training your puppy should be one of his first obedience lessons. Do you crate-train your dogs? Why or why not?

August 11, 2014

Is Ice Water Deadly For Dogs?

You may have seen the email chain that went viral recently, warning dog owners that ice water—or even very cold water—is deadly to dogs when ingested. Is it true? The BullShooters had no choice but to investigate.

July 24, 2014

Flush to Retrieve

There are certain dog trainers who discourage their retrievers from flushing birds. That sounds like the waste of good potential to Ron Spomer.

July 22, 2014

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