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Hey, Nice “Pocket Rocket”…And Other Bird Dog Breed Nicknames

English cocker spaniels like the author's "Sprig" are often called "pocket rockets," pocket describing their size and rocket describing their drive. Photo by Anthony Hauck / Pheasants Forever

English cocker spaniels like the author’s “Sprig” are often called “pocket rockets,” pocket describing their size and rocket describing their drive. Photo by Anthony Hauck / Pheasants Forever

I consider nicknames terms of endearment, so please don’t be offended when I call your:

English cocker spaniel a “Pocket Rocket”

English setter a “Shag”

Labrador retriever a “Meat Dog”

German Wirehair an “Ugly Dog”

Golden Retriever a “Swamp Collie”

Pudelpointer a “Wookie”

Vizsla a “Velcro Dog”

Weimaraner a “Ghost Dog”

What bird dog breed nicknames am I missing?

Anthony’s Antics Afield is written by Anthony Hauck, Pheasants Forever’s Online Editor. Email Anthony at AHauck@pheasantsforever.organd follow him on Twitter @AnthonyHauckPF.

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13 Responses to “Hey, Nice “Pocket Rocket”…And Other Bird Dog Breed Nicknames”

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  1. Scott G says:

    Labrador retriever: Labra-dunce

  2. bob b says:

    Any close working breed: BOOTLICKER

  3. paul byron says:

    Brittany. Pocket pointer

  4. Keryl says:

    Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever: Toller

  5. Cheryl Nelson says:

    They call my Brittany the Pheasant Ninja!!

  6. Danielle A. says:

    Boykin Spaniel: LBD (Little Brown Dog), or Girlkin for a female.

  7. Wirehaired Pointing Griffon “Griff” or “ATV of Hunting Dogs”

  8. ShawnR says:

    Hey Scott G, it takes a “dunce” to make a “dunce”. To each their own no real need to start the comments off by smarting off about another breed.

  9. Elliot C says:

    Wirehaired Griffon – Rat Dog

  10. Steve W. says:

    Springer Spaniel
    “Pogo Stick”

  11. Sean S. says:

    German Shorthair Pointer: Shivering Shorthair.

  12. Dawna Miller says:

    Weimaraner is Gray Ghost…..You were close! lol

  13. Kevin Callahan says:

    My English is well trained (I say college educated) and he is Doogie Cromwell, PhD (Pheasant Dog)

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