Archive for bird dogs

What's Your Bird Dog's Best School Subject?

Pheasants Forever asked: "With students heading back to the classroom this week, we’re wondering what’s your bird dog’s best subject?" That got Kyle Wintersteen pondering the ways that dog training parallels grade-school subjects. Here's what he came up with.

September 12, 2014

Pointing Out a Good Bird Dog

If you love to hunt upland birds like pheasants, grouse and quail, there are some dogs that could give you a few pointers—quite a few.

September 05, 2014

Labrador Retriever Remains Americans' Top Dog

No surprise here: For the twenty-second consecutive year, the Labrador retriever is the most popular dog in the United States, according to American Kennel Club (AKC) registration statistics. Here's the breakdown of 2012's most popular breeds and how that compares to 2011:

February 15, 2013

SportDog Bird Launcher

Remember the days when dog trainers triggered their loud, clunky bird launchers by tugging a string? The technology of sending a pigeon or quail aloft has vastly improved, and a new bird launcher by SportDog Brand is on the cutting edge. It's quiet, it's reliable and it's triggered by a remote transmitter from up to a half-mile away.

January 15, 2013

Late Dog Leaves Gift of 10 Puppies

There's a popular sentiment among human beings that "everything happens for a reason." Some believe a higher power is at the wheel, yet even the occasional atheist will acknowledge that life can sometimes seem engineered. All I know is there have been some incredible coincidences in my life—some happy, some sad, some a little bit of both—that my heart tells me were more than just chance.

November 09, 2012

Letter to a Dog

Dear Freedom,

A friend of mine says good dogs and bad pheasants both spend eternity in the same place. If that’s the case, then I’m sure you’re giving those roosters hell.

October 19, 2012

AKC: 2011 Was "Year of the Setter"

The American Kennel Club (AKC) releasted its annual list of most popular breeds. There's no news regarding the top dog—the Lab reigns supreme for the 21st straight year—but check out this list of setters on the move:

March 05, 2012

Unvarnished Hunting Truths

We hold the following hunting truths to be self-evident:

October 27, 2011

Proud Papa


November 15, 2010

Wild Wing Lodge

Wild Wing Lodge

September 30, 2009

Gundogs Have it Best

City dwellers may think their pampered pooches have it pretty good, but nobody lives a happier life than a bird dog.

September 16, 2009

Versatile Gundogs

Through careful breeding, many once obscure breeds, like the Pudelpointer, are becoming widely recognized for their all-around abilities.

August 24, 2009

Has Your Dog No Shame?

According to a study, dogs are incapable of feeling guilt.

June 17, 2009

Web Editors: The Bane of My Existence

I could blog a lot more quickly if my creativity wasn't being stifled.

June 12, 2009

A Serious Threat to Gundog Ownership

The HSUS is advancing bills in several states that pose an unprecedented threat to gundog ownership.

June 11, 2009