What are Versatile Hunting Dogs

by admin on 03-17-2015 03:04PM in Sporting Dogs

The versatile hunting dogs are almost exclusively European in origin. While different breeds cropped up in various countries, they were all bred to be an all purpose gundog. They should locate game, point it, flush it (if desired), track it, and retrieve it to hand. They are meant to hunt both [...]

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First Aid & Emergency Medical Care for Dogs

by admin on 01-21-2015 12:08PM in Puppy Care, General Hunting Dogs

Similar to human beings, pets are susceptible to sudden health problems and injuries. While some health problems and injuries are negligible, others can result in death if they are not given prompt medical attention. Emergency medical services for pets are not easily available in certain areas, and [...]

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A Beginner's Guide To Gun Dogs

by admin on 01-21-2015 11:49AM in General Hunting Dogs

IntroductionGun dogs have a reputation for assisting hunters in finding, catching, and retrieving small game. Breeders choose three types of canine for this purpose, including retrievers, flushing, pointer, and setter dogs. The majority of kennel clubs place gun dogs in their own category, while [...]

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A Complete guide to Canine Agility

by admin on 01-21-2015 11:44AM in Sporting Dogs

Dogs are often referred to as “man’s best friend.” In most cases, dogs are loyal, loving, and constant companions. While there is no question that dogs can make great pets, some individuals choose to train the animals and enter them in agility training competitions. Dog agility training is [...]

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The Benefits of an Electric Fence for Hunting Dogs

by admin on 01-13-2015 11:49AM in General Hunting Dogs

 As a responsible hunting dog owner, keeping your dog safe at all times is certainly a priority. At home, you’re responsible for keeping your dog contained within your property. There are lots of ways to do it, but keeping your dog in a kennel or on a leash at all times is less than desirable [...]

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A Hunter's Guide for Navigating New Territory

by admin on 01-09-2015 01:11PM in Hunting

Relocating across the country is a major undertaking. You've packed up your home, the garage and the shed, and you're on your way to discovering your new home with your hunting dog in tow. The new wilderness is just waiting to be explored. Just remember that new hunts and new environments might mean [...]

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The Tree-Hugger's Guide to Treestand Crossbow Hunting

by admin on 12-30-2014 10:36AM in Hunting

From high above the forest floor, you can spot a trophy buck cautiously approaching your location much easier than you can on the ground. It's also easier to determine from a treestand perch whether the crunching of leaves is a game animal, a noisy squirrel digging for nuts or a fellow hunter. These [...]

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USA or Canada: The Better Country for Outdoorsmen

by admin on 09-30-2014 08:58PM in Hunting

Hunting and fishing statistics firm Southwick Associates found in a 2012 data analysis that white-tailed deer are the game of choice for 83 percent of hunters in the United States. American hunters spent about $22 billion that same year, while their neighbors north of the border spend only $1.2 [...]

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It's Time to Prepare for Hunting Season

by admin on 09-01-2014 08:28PM in Hunting

 Chances are you're already dreaming about the next big hunt. You aren't alone; according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, nearly 14 million people went hunting in the United States in 2011 and went on a combined number of more than 250 million hunting trips. Here's how you can plan for [...]

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Dirty Dogs - How to K-9 Customize your ATV

by admin on 09-01-2014 08:25PM in Hunting

If you're an ATV enthusiast, there's a good chance you're the compass toting, fun in the sun, problem solving adventurer who can't get enough of the outdoors. Chances are equally good you have a pooch who loves the outdoors as much as you do. For those adventurers who ever wished you could take your [...]

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4 Tips To Prepare For your Next Bowhunting Trip

by admin on 09-01-2014 08:23PM in Hunting

A survey by the Archery Trade Association (ATA) found that 18.9 million Americans participated in archery and/or bowhunting activities in 2012. A vast majority of said people (75 percent) used compound bows, while only 14 percent used a traditional recurve bow.Regardless of equipment choice, many [...]

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Things To Consider When Buying A Gun Dog

by admin on 09-01-2014 08:20PM in General Hunting Dogs

courtesy of pineshadows.comBuying a dog is never something that should be done on impulse. When introducing an animal that will likely become a part of your family for the next twelve or more years, you should do your research beforehand so you can make the right decision. Once you’ve gone to [...]

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Big Game Hunting: Planning Your Trip

by admin on 09-01-2014 08:15PM in Hunting

Big game hunting is fun and exciting when the right game is available. Most hunters live in areas where the largest type of game are white tail deer or bobcat. Hunters who want to experience the thrill of going after larger types of game often have to travel a long distance to do so. Companies [...]

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Shipshape Shotguns: How to Clean Your Boomstick

by admin on 09-01-2014 08:04PM in Firearms & guns

In a shooting competition, a dirty gun can cost you a trophy. In the worst case scenario, it could cost you your life. If you've never cleaned your shotgun, you could be risking a dangerous malfunction. Malfunctions such as a failure to eject a shell, or a shell sticking in the chamber, can be [...]

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5 ways to prepare for duck hunting season

by admin on 09-01-2014 07:57PM in Hunting

Duck hunting season is almost upon us, and without the right tools, you significantly lower your chance of success. Hunting season doesn’t start until opening day but the legwork begins weeks before. Any hunter worth his salt will tell you prep work is the key to a good outing.1. Research the [...]

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Paradoxical Pups: Three Unlikely Hunting Dogs

by admin on 09-01-2014 07:52PM in Sporting Dogs

Most people respond with Labrador Retriever or English Pointer when asked about the best dogs for hunting. Labs are especially easy to train as gun dogs with a stimulus-reward (treat) regimen, according to But there are several breeds of dogs that fall into the proverbial "don't [...]

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How to Fix Retriever Training Problems

by admin on 09-01-2014 07:50PM in General Hunting Dogs

 Every year I peruse websites and magazines and drool over the latest and greatest in dog training books and videos. Undoubtedly I find a new piece of wonder and information to add to the ever growing library of dog training books and videos in my house. The day comes when the package arrives [...]

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The Evolution of Hunting Dogs

by admin on 09-01-2014 07:45PM in Sporting Dogs

Think you know all there is to know about how hunting dogs came to be?&nbsp; Whether you're a seasoned gun dog trainer or a bird dog aficionado, we think you can still pick up a thing or two from the graphic below.Embed this graphic on your website:&nbsp;<a href=" [...]

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Bird dog shot by property owner

by admin on 09-01-2014 07:41PM in General Hunting Dogs, Hunting

&nbsp;&nbsp;The following is a story about Rock, a Llewellin Setter, who was killed on January 1, 2013 while out on a hunt with his owners.&nbsp; He was killed for doing what he did best, finding birds.&nbsp; Unfortunately, he wandered on to private property and was shot and killed by a farmer who [...]

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Should you spay your puppy

by admin on 09-01-2014 07:36PM in Puppy Care

Having your new puppy "fixed" (spaying a female puppy, neutering a male puppy) is a tough decision to make.  Certain people will tell you not to do it for health reasons, others (such as veterinarians) will tell you to have them fixed because of health problems they may face in the future.  For [...]

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Sporting Dogs

by admin on 09-01-2014 07:31PM in Sporting Dogs

Sporting Dogs consist of a group of dog breeds that assist hunters when out in the field.&nbsp; They can either help track wounded game, or retrieve birds that have been shot.&nbsp; Keep in mind that these dogs have been historically bred to hunt when needed to, but also be good family members as [...]

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Hunting Dog Names

by admin on 09-01-2014 10:51AM in General Hunting Dogs

&nbsp; So you've just met your new hunting partner, if you're one of the lucky ones you've already been thinking about a good name for your hunting dog for quite some time now. &nbsp;However, if you're like most hunters you probably have no clue as to what to name him or her. &nbsp;If you'd like to [...]

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