Posts Tagged ‘Vizsla’

Dog of the Day: “Sitka”

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Sitka

“Sitka” is Jessica Mackey’s Vizsla. Mackey is proud of her two-year-old who already placing in Gun Dog stakes.

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: “Benelli”

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Benelli

“Benelli” is Laura Bettcher and Chad Rabideau’s year-and-a-half old Hungarian Vizsla. “In his first year of hunting he was able to get on chuckar, pheasant, woodcock and partridge! Amazing hunter and an even better companion! “ Bettcher 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.

Dogs of the Day: “Blitz” and “Nittany”

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Blitz

“Blitz” and “Nittany” are Brain Bauerline’s Vizslas. The pointers helped put these roosters in the bag on a public land hunt in Pennsylvania. Bauerline is president of the Susquehanna Valley Pheasants Forever chapter.

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.

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

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

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.

Dog of the Day: “Moses”

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Moses

Jeremy Berg, secretary for Minnesota’s Brown County Pheasants Forever chapter, and his Vizsla, “Moses,” found this October rooster on public land.

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: “Winston”

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Winston

 “Winston” is Emilie and Nick Love’s 6-month-old Vizsla and he’s primed for his first full pheasant hunting season. “We’re very proud dog parents!” Emilee 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.

Dog of the Day: “Lucy”

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

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“Lucy” is Doug and Kim Wyman’s six-year-old Vizsla. “She loves to hunt pheasants and takes great pride in her work, as the picture shows,” Doug says. Doug, Kim and “Lucy” reside in Marion, Iowa.

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: “Lucy” the Vizsla

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

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“Lucy,” Robert Maslowski’s darling Vizsla, worked this rooster and earned the subsequent trophy shot  while pheasant hunting in South Dakota.

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

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

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“Jake” is a Vizsla that Pheasants Forever member Tony White picked up when he was still in high school. “I raised him and trained him myself, with advice from others,” White says. Now three years old, White says Jake is his best friend. “Jake is the best bird dog I have ever seen! He has an excellent nose with no trouble finding the birds. He also has a stylish point, great retrieve and a huge heart.”

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.