Are you new to AKC hunt tests? Are you a seasoned competitor taking your 15th dog through the ranks? Those of us at BirdDogLife have been in both places and we have been working to compile as much helpful information we can into one mega-hunt-test-info post! Our general hunt test intro article can be found here: … [Read more...] about AKC Hunt Test Central
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. Below are some links along with other … [Read more...] about Hunt Test Tips – AKC Junior Pointing Dogs
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?
Everyone faces the urge to get that new puppy into the field as quickly as possible. While it is true that early and repeated exposure to birds and the various stimuli that a dog experiences while afield is almost always a net positive for a young dog gun fire is one instance where slow is almost assuredly always better. Some people might argue this point but we believe that … [Read more...] about Gunfire and Your Pup…
This year's convention has closed up and we've made it back home. Attendance this year appeared to be in the 20,000 ballpark which was similar if not slightly larger than last year. We spent the weekend talking to dog people of all sorts as well as getting a number of wonderful shots of the dogs who were part of the show as well! Check out the photo gallery … [Read more...] about The Dogs of Pheasant Fest 2012!