Posts Tagged ‘English Pointer’

Dog of the Day: “Koda”

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

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Steve Laney and “Koda,” his 3-year-old English pointer, worked hard last season hunting roosters on public land in northwest Iowa. This picture was taken after a good day of hunting in December.

Have your own bird dog photo you’d like to share? Email it to Anthony Hauck, Pheasants Forever’s online editor, at ahauck@pheasantsforever.org.

Dog of the Day: “Elmer”

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

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Hunters Ace Elmer, call name “Elmer,” is Lee Hemze’s English pointer. “He’s a big runner and a lot of fun,” Hemze says. Elmer pointed this rooster in west central Minnesota during the 2014 hunting season.

Have your own bird dog photo you’d like to share? Email it to Anthony Hauck, Pheasants Forever’s Online Editor, at ahauck@pheasantsforever.org.

Dog of the Day: “Ruger”

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

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Corrie Bigelow and his English pointer, “Ruger,” shared a moment on this upland hunt near  Shushan, New York.

Have your own bird dog photo you’d like to share? Email it to Anthony Hauck, Pheasants Forever’s Online Editor, at ahauck@pheasantsforever.org.

Dog of the Day: “Tucker”

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

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George Lyall and his English pointer, “Tucker,” found some quality upland habitat where Tucker pointed his first South Dakota rooster.

Have your own bird dog photo you’d like to share? Email it to Anthony Hauck, Pheasants Forever’s Online Editor, at ahauck@pheasantsforever.org.

Dogs of the Day: “Belle” and “Daisy”

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

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Craig Armstrong says his English pointers, “Belle” (orange) and “Daisy” (black) were awesome all season, but really put on a show on this North Dakota December 2013 pheasant hunt. “They produced this limit of public land, late season roosters for me and looked beautiful while doing it.”

Have your own bird dog photo you’d like to share? Email it to Anthony Hauck, Pheasants Forever’s Online Editor, at ahauck@pheasantsforever.org.

Dog of the Day: “Lady”

Friday, September 6th, 2013

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“Lady” is Tammy Clark’s English pointer. “We live in southern Oregon and have a limited number of pheasants, but she always manages to find some,” Clark says, “Pheasant hunting is one of her favorite things.”

Have your own bird dog photo you’d like to share? Email it to Anthony Hauck, Pheasants Forever’s Online Editor, at ahauck@pheasantsforever.org.

Dog of the Day: “Gus”

Monday, August 5th, 2013

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“Gus” is Ben Howell’s English Pointer. “Who says pointers don’t retrieve?” Howell, of Ogden, Utah says.

Have your own bird dog photo you’d like to share? Email it to Anthony Hauck, Pheasants Forever’s Online Editor, at ahauck@pheasantsforever.org.

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.

Put me in Coach, I’m Ready to Play

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

The Labrador retriever goes from last season's pitcher to designated hitter on this year's lineup card.

Last year, I wrote a blog titled “Pitchers and Bird Dogs Report to Spring Training,” which merged my love of upland bird hunting with my previous career in baseball.  With MLB kicking off full squad spring training this week, I’d like to offer my thoughts on how winter free agency has impacted my team of baseball playing bird dogs for 2011.  Yes, it’s a bit of an odd blog but grab that lever under your office chair, recline and imagine hot dogs grilling and fresh cut grass.  Summer is a comin’!

Around the Horn

Pitcher: English setterComing over in a one-for-one trade that sent the Chesapeake Bay retriever to the Madison Mallards, this crafty veteran brings moxie, guile and style to my team of upland canines.  Think Greg Maddux

Catcher: German wirehaired pointer - This versatile pup moves behind the “dish” from centerfield.  Such a dramatic shift in positions may be perceived as a big move for some athletes, but for this grizzled veteran, it’s just another day at the office.  Think Thurman Munson

1st Baseman: Clumber spaniel – The Clumber brings the lumber to my squad after signing a big free agent deal in the off season.  What this pup lacks in range, he’ll make up for with a nose to dig balls in the dirt.  Think Boog Powell

2nd Baseman: Brittany – This rangy midfielder continues to occupy the pivot on my double play combo with the shorthair.  The Britt’s gold glove continues to vacuum up big ground.  Think Bobby Grich

Shortstop: German shorthaired pointer – As a guy that owns a shorthair named after a former Detroit Tigers shortstop, there’s no way I don’t slot my favorite pup into her natural position on the diamond as “The Field General.”  Think Alan Trammell

3rd Baseman: Boykin Spaniel – The newest sporting breed entrant to the Westminster Kennel Club and official dog of South Carolina came over in a three-way deal sending the Weimaraner to the Sioux Falls Pheasants and the Cocker spaniel to the Columbus Canvasbacks.  Think Evan Longoria

Left Fielder: English Pointer – Last year’s season ticket holders demanded this fan favorite join the local nine, so after a long off season of negotiations, the big running pointer brings his skills out to left field.  Think Ricky Henderson

Center Fielder: Wirehaired Pointing Griffon – After a cup of coffee with the big club last September, “Griff” makes the leap to the majors for good with his beyond-the-years maturity, speed and retrieving power.  Think Ken Griffey, Jr.

Right Fielder: Golden retriever – Despite consistently picked last, the golden remains a fan favorite.  When you need a big play in October, this pup is up for the big retrieve.  Think Reggie “Mr. October” Jackson

Designated Hitter: Labrador retrieverLike Babe Ruth, the Lab moves from pitcher to the big stick in the lineup.  Think Babe Ruth

The Babe Ruth of bird dogs?

I’d love to hear your thoughts on what breed would make a solid middle reliever, pinch runner, or closer.  Remember . . . don’t take it all too seriously; it’s just a spring training game.

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