Gun Dogs

  • Janet

    January 19, 2021 at 6:14 PM

    We are working on our gun dog skills, too. All new to me. We are working towards Junior Hunter in AKC. So much to learn, and it is thrilling!

  • Amanda

    January 20, 2021 at 2:52 AM

    We have 2 Griffs that are still working on upland bird training. In California, things are a little trickier than other states as far as places to practice hunting skills. But we are members at 2 hunt clubs now, which makes it a little easier. Just expensive! Plus birds aren’t wild so they are usually not very quick to fly which leads to dogs not learning to steady very well! Lol

  • Tom_and_Murphy

    October 28, 2021 at 5:08 AM

    It has been about 10 months since I last posted here.

    We got our fourth and final pass for Junior Hunter. I’m new to this sport and It has been an amazing journey. I’m willing to share the ups and downs with anyone that has an interest. We are working toward Senior Hunter and the momentum is exhilarating.

    How is your Journey?

    • Tommy

      October 28, 2021 at 7:11 AM

      I think it would be interesting to read about it, I don’t have any typical gun dogs.

      My dog’s are sleddogs, Alaskan huskys.

      My pack leader Pekka Is the closest to a gun dog I own, hi is some times whit me on hunting trips I will try to bring him more often this year.

      • Tom_and_Murphy

        October 29, 2021 at 6:15 AM

        Hi Tommy,

        Nice looking Husky.

        I have not seen a Husky at a Retriever hunt test yet. I have seen a wide variety of dogs like Labradors, Goldens, Flatcoats, Poodles, Vizsla, Munsterlanders, German Shorthaired, Duck Tollers…
        I also hunt with my dog. During a hunt there is a unique and defining response from my dog when she gets that fallen game and returns it to your hand. A lot of times they find and retrieve the game when you can’t and the dog seems to know this. There is a look in her eyes and the way she comes running back to my side with pride and purpose.

        The hunt test also have high value and training days with a club (hunt simulation). However there is a big difference for me and my dog when we are on a hunt.

        What type of hunting are doing or thinking of doing with your dog?

  • Tommy

    October 29, 2021 at 9:45 AM

    Pekka and me is not going to do any tests on the matter, I don’t know if a mixed breed dog is allowed to participate.

    I hav only used him to retrieve predatory birds like nutcracker and that kind of thing.

    The plan is to do more duck hunting and let Pekka do the dryland work and my friend’s Springer spaniel the water retrieving.

    Badger and Martes martes ( I don’t know the English word) is something we will try this autumn and winter

    Hi is intrested in big game to, but I only hunt roe deer.

    It is only allowed to use dog’s with a shoulder height of maximum 16.14 inches, if the dog is perusing the roe deer, Pekka is at list 1.5 times the size.

    I can use him if I keep him in a longline and only use him for tracing and locating the roe deer.

    Hi is also perfectly legal for moose hunting but there is no plans for that.

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