Archive for hunting dog

The Real Story of America's Retriever

New discoveries separate fact from fiction regarding the history of the Chesapeake Bay retriever.

October 07, 2013

Member's Hunt: Kidnee's First Bird

With a new kidney, and a new bird dog named Kidnee, the road to recovery didn't seem so bleak for NRA Member Jack G. Jones.

September 12, 2013

Dog Food for Working Dogs

Is your dog eating right for your hunt? Ron Spomer shares some insight into what you should be feeding your gun dog.

September 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

England Will Require Dog Microchips by 2016

On occasion even a well-trained dog can wander off for a while during a hunt. It's happened to me. I'll bet it's happened to you. So, having a veterinarian implant a microchip into our animals—a simple, vaccination-like procedure that enables dogs to be quickly identified and returned—may not be such a bad idea. However, I think doing so should be strictly at the discretion of individual dog owners.

February 19, 2013

Three-Legged Bird Dog Runs Off, Found a State Away

Here's a dog that knows no disability. An energetic English setter, Zip may only have three legs, but that didn't stop him from embarking on a seven-day, interstate adventure that began in New Hampshire and ended in Massachusetts.

January 24, 2012

Epic Wins & Fails of 2011

The year was full of great stories of successful and not-so-successful hunters. Here's who'll ring in the New Year with champagne and who should stick to fried coot.

December 30, 2011

He's a Pheasant, Not a "Ditch Chicken"

On paper the ring-necked pheasant shouldn't be all that tough to kill. He's a predictable fellow, feeding around the same time each morning and afternoon and rarely straying more than 800 yards from his roost. So, he's far from the most elusive bird in the uplands, and when flushed he isn't the swiftest creature either. (Though if given time to accelerate, pheasants can top out around 60 mph, just 5 mph shy of the powerful mallard.)

October 13, 2011

Dog E-Collars Disrupt French Army Communications

The French military has long been the brunt of jokes (my personal favorite: How many gears does a French tank have? One forward and three in reverse).

October 12, 2011

PETA Asks Middleton to Halt Prince's Bird Hunt

Prince William just wants to take younger brother Harry bird hunting for his 27th birthday, but PETA has called for the event's cancellation. The "animal rights" group known more for over-the-top antics than actual accomplishments has written a letter to William's wife, Princess Kate Middleton, begging her to ask the princes to stop the hunt.

September 29, 2011

Five Bird Dogs for Today's Suburbs

Did you know legendary wingshooting author and field-trial judge Nash Buckingham spent most of his life in a Memphis apartment? If you are among the increasing number of hunters living in heavily populated suburban areas, here are some small- to medium-sized breeds that offer calm temperaments, versatility and other traits suited to suburbia.

April 18, 2011

Three New Hunting Dogs to Compete at Westminster

Three hunting dog breeds recently recognized by the AKC, including the Boykin spaniel, bluetick coonhound and redbone coonhound, will make their Westminster debuts when the annual dog show kicks off Monday.

February 11, 2011

Setter Falls Off Cliff, Lab Falls Down Well

Two gundogs were rescued in separate, frightening incidents.

November 19, 2010

Hunting Dog Back to Training After Fall

A hunting dog named Doc Holliday is back to training and back in the possession of his owners after his rescue from a 60-foot fall.

November 17, 2010

Man Reunited with Hunting Dog

A Minnesota hunter was reunited with his beloved hunting dog that had run off following a car accident.

October 25, 2010