As most of the public upland hunting seasons begin to wrap up and we progress through the end of the preserve hunting season we all tend to start to get cabin fever waiting for warmer weather. Our dogs get lazy and fat, the gear gets packed away until next year. This year I'd like to suggest an alternative to putting your pup on the bench until the weather warms up. Early … [Read more...] about AKC Hunt Tests – Do Your Dogs Measure Up?
So you've entered your first AKC pointing breed hunt test. It's time to show and prove that your pup is progressing into a budding bird dog. Are they ready? More importantly; are YOU ready? Entry fees seem to go up each year making entering these tests quite a gamble to chase paper with your hunting buddy. A couple of us here at Bird Dog Life spent this spring getting some … [Read more...] about Hunt Test Tips – AKC Junior Pointing Dogs
That's right... Hunting season has been over for months. The snow has melted and everyone is itching to get outside. What better way to enjoy some nice spring weather than to take your dogs hunt testing? A couple weeks ago we took both Bo and Raven to the German Shorthaired Pointer Club of Illinois AKC hunt tests at the Des Plaines state fish and wildlife area. Both dogs … [Read more...] about Hunt Test Season is in Full Swing!
Spring is here! The snow has melted here in the Midwest and the temperatures are starting to rise. Not only does this mean that it's almost time to start mowing the grass again; but that it's spring hunt test and field trial season! Whether you're totally new to the AKC hunt test world or you and your dogs are seasoned competitors out to finish up your MH it's time to gather … [Read more...] about AKC Pointing Dog Hunt Test Gear Checklist