Posts Tagged ‘Chesapeake Bay Retriever’

Dog of the Day: “Penny”

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Penny - Copy

Bruce Hood and his Chesapeake Bay retriever, “Penny,” made a trip to Alberta, Canada to hunt pheasants last fall.

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Dog of the Day: “Flo”

Monday, December 30th, 2013


“Flo” is Trevor Bellrichard’s two-and-a-half-year-old Chesapeake Bay retriever, “Flo.” “It’s an honor following such a beautiful and driven dog in the field,” Bellrichard says.

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The Eleven Official U.S. State Dogs

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013


The Boykin spaniel is the official state dog of South Carolina. Pheasants Forever File Photo

While flipping through the most recent issue of Garden & Gun magazine, I came across an advertisement from the South Carolina Department of Tourism featuring a Boykin Spaniel.  The Boykin happens to be the official state dog of South Carolina.  Naturally, I wondered how many states have official dogs.  According to Wikipedia, there are eleven states boasting an official dog breed.  They are as follows:

  1. Alaska                            Alaskan Malamute
  2. Louisiana                      Catahoula Leopard Dog
  3. Maryland                      Chesapeake Bay Retriever*
  4. Massachusetts            Boston Terrier
  5. New Hampshire         Chinook
  6. North Carolina           Plott Hound
  7. Pennsylvania              Great Dane
  8. South Carolina           Boykin Spaniel*
  9. Texas                             Blue Lacy
  10. Virginia                        American Foxhound
  11. Wisconsin                    American Water Spaniel*

*denotes bird dog breed

What bird dog breed should be the official breed of your state? And, if South Dakota is the undisputed Pheasant Capital of the United States, what breed of dog would best symbolize South Dakota?

The Pointer is written by Bob St.Pierre, Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever’s Vice President of Marketing.  Follow Bob on Twitter @BobStPierre and listen to Bob and Billy Hildebrand every Saturday morning on FAN Outdoors radio on KFAN FM100.3.

Dog of the Day: In Memory of “Katie”

Monday, February 25th, 2013


Bill Dickerson’s Chesapeake Bay retriever, “Katie,” showed off her talents on this North Dakota pheasant hunt. “Chesapeakes seldom get any credit in the upland game world, but this gal did her job,” Dickerson said, “She is gone now but will always be missed.”

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Dog of the Day

Monday, January 14th, 2013


Pheasants Forever supporter Tim Hewitt shared with us this post-hunt photo of his 5-year-old Chesapeake Bay retriever, “Ruger,” along with his friend Zac Miller and Zac’s 7-month-old Chessie, “Maverick.” The group hunted near Mazomanie, Wisconsin.

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AKC’s 28 Sporting Breeds and Their Owners

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Despite their beauty, I don't know anyone personally that owns a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. PHOTO COURTESY OF NATIVE DOG FOOD

The American Kennel Club counts 28 different breeds in the sporting dog category.  I was curious how many different breeds I could connect with people I know.  So here goes it; the 28 sporting breeds according to AKC and the first person that pops into my head as owning that particular breed.

1. American Water Spaniel: Not a single person comes to mind.  Starting slow out of the gates.

2. Boykin Spaniel: Joe Duggan, Pheasants Forever’s VP of Corporate Relations.

3. Brittany: My mom & dad.

4. Chesapeake Bay Retriever: Chad Love, Quail Forever blogger.

5. Clumber Spaniel: Shale Nyberg, volunteer with Minnesota Valley PF Chapter

6. Cocker Spaniel: A swing and a miss.

7. Curly Coated Retriever: I don’t believe I know any curly owners.

8. English Cocker Spaniel: It’s not my place to break the news, but stay tuned for an announcement from a fellow PF blogger related to this breed in the coming months.

9. English Setter: John Edstrom, Pheasants Forever’s merchandise buyer.

10. English Springer Spaniel: Mark Herwig, Pheasants Forever’s Journal editor.

11. Field Spaniel: Drawing a blank.

12. Flat Coated Retriever: Diane Lueck, Pheasants Forever National Board Member.

13. German Shorthaired Pointer: This one is easy . . . ME!

14. German Wirehaired Pointer: Mark Reinert, McLeod County (MN) Chapter of Pheasants Forever.

15. Golden Retriever: My buddy & radio partner, “The Captain” Billy Hildebrand.

16. Gordon Setter: Another fellow radio buddy, Mike “Cold Front” Kurre is in between Gordon Setters at the moment.

17. Irish Red & White Setters: A blank.

18. Irish Setter: Rick Van Etten, editor of Gun Dog magazine.

19. Irish Water Spaniel: Nada.

20. Labrador Retriever: Well, let’s see . . . there is Rick, Eric, Matt, Ron, Brad & Andrew that all come to mind immediately.

21. Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever: I can’t say as I know anyone that owns one of these beauties.  If I was a duck hunter, these babies would be at the top of my list.

22. Pointer: Rich Wissink, Pheasants Forever’s Youth Programs Coordinator.

23. Spinone Italiano: I used to live down the street from one, but that’s as close as it’s gotten.

24. Sussex Spaniel: To be honest, I’d never heard of this breed till reading it on the website moments ago.  Anyone ever hunted behind a Sussex?

25. Vizsla: David Bue, Pheasants Forever’s VP of Development has a pair.

26. Weimaraner: Janine Kohn, Pheasants Forever’s Education Specialist.

27. Welsh Springer Spaniel: Another goose egg.

28. Wirehaired Pointing Griffon: Although I don’t currently have any direct connections to a “Griff,” Andrew & I are in a race to be the first to own one in the PF/QF offices. 

So there you have it.  Of the 28 sporting breeds recognized by AKC, I have direct links to 16, which leaves 12 voids.  I was actually surprised not to find Munsterlanders (small or large) on AKC’s sporting list.  Anyone know the story of AKC and Munsterlanders?

So, how many of the 28 breeds on this list can you connect to an owner?

The Pointer is written by Bob St.Pierre, Pheasants Forever’s Vice President of Marketing.