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Upland Hunting Dogs

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Heated debates will continue to fill the halls of hunting lodges everywhere on what dog reigns supreme in the upland arena. There are so many variables when talking upland hunting — species of bird, terrain, weather, number of dogs fielded, solo hunter or a group, etc etc — to crown a single breed is a misconception. And why should we? The debates are fun and good for the sport.

Putting your four-legged partners in the field is an integral part of the upland hunting challenge, and whether they are Grand Champions or Grand Mongrels, are you really going to care when their nose leads you to the next flush? The combination of genetics, training and on-the-job experience makes hunting with dogs an amazing thing to behold.

In the interest of fueling discussion we’ve summarized a number of breeds (and of course we’ve probably left a few out as well), but we’ll continue to expand and improve this section as feedback arrives.

Lincoln the Lab

A Labs First Day Afield

“No, I don’t think you understand, he has NO prior hunting experience…only obedience training.” I wrote to Brian, my new upland hunting buddy. The early … Read more

Puppy Love

The First Month with the New Puppy

Selective memory is a close ally to puppies. Recollection of puppy breath and cuddles gloss over the challenges of house training and toothy destruction. Adorable … Read more

Pavlov Bird Dog

Pavlov Didn’t Have Bird Dogs

I’m forced to sneak about my own property like a burglar, held captive by bird dogs trying to secure their place in the truck. Regardless … Read more