What are AKC hunting tests and titles for pointing breeds?

What are AKC hunting tests and titles for pointing breeds (Junior Hunter, Senior Hunter, and Master Hunter)? First, AKC hunting tests are games (just like field trials) you can play with your bird dogs.   They can be seen as a great way to extend the bird hunting seasons and an excellent venue in which to … Continue reading

Playing American Kennel Club (AKC) hunting test games at the Senior and Master levels

Once upon a time…back somewhere around 2003, Aaron and I (Fusion Vizslas) attended our first AKC hunting test (pointing).  I’ll save that story for a future post but thinking back on how little we knew then still brings a smile to my face.  And, it brings a feeling of humility as I think about how … Continue reading

Social Responsibility–Paying it Forward in the Pointing Dog World

Aaron and I spent the weekend in Agate, Colorado at the Skyline Brittany’s hunting tests.  This is one of our absolute favorite things to do–run our dogs in AKC hunting tests and cheer our fellow exhibitors on. Why do we so enjoy AKC hunting tests?  Because of the strong sense of community and the camaraderie … Continue reading

Fashionably Late (to the world of blogging)?

I’ve been thinking about adding blogging to my already over-flowing plate of responsibilities.  Having carefully thought through a strategy, I’ve decided I’ll only blog when: a) I have something important to write about (hey now, important to me counts!) b) I have time–don’t expect daily posts! c) I feel the need to blather on about … Continue reading