Archive for hunting dogs

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

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

Mind If I Brag On My Puppies?

Kyle Wintersteen's been working hard to bring his pair of pups along—and now it's time for a little bragging.

September 06, 2013

AKC to PETA: Stop Killing Dogs

The American Kennel Club has issued a letter demanding that PETA stop killing the dogs that it purports to protect.

August 06, 2013

Best-Dressed Hunting Dogs

Forget the knitted sweaters and red bandanas; think protection, not fashion, before saddling any hard-running field dog with garments.

August 06, 2013

Best All ’Round Hunting Dog?

For as long as there have been different breeds of gundog, there have been hunters arguing for the merit of one breed over the other. So, which canine really is the best all-around hunting dog? Ron Spomer thinks he has the answer.

June 18, 2013