Upland Hunting Dogs

Bird 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.

Wyatt the Birddog

Why We Hunt With Dogs

This morning I took my lab Wyatt out for a weekend stomp on public ground. Yesterday while in the field at first light I saw … Read more

Bird Hunting Dinosaurs

The Ancient Beginnings of the Bird Dog?

It truly is amazing what modern science can deduce from fossils. For those of you who grew up as dino fans as I did, I … Read more

Yellow Lab in Pool

Picking THE Puppy, or are we just kidding ourselves

Last time I chose a puppy I was fresh out of school, only a dim view of the years ahead and a bank account teetering … Read more