When an old bird dog loses his hearing – The big game-changer

Pointing dog (Vizsla) is "Kosmo"/CH Derby's Read Em And Weep MH. Honoring dog (Vizsla) is "Amante"/CH Boulder's Bolder Amante MH.

Cussing out the squirrels was among his top ten.  Back when he was young and all was in working order he could hear the chatter of a squirrel two houses away.  He’d spring from his sleep and race outside to hunt that squirrel.  He’d wait hours if need be.  Poised under that branch.  Eyes locked … Continue reading

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

The photos tell the tale: An example of why we teach our Vizslas to retrieve to hand

Vizsla Kosmo Demonstrates a Perfect "Retrieve to Hand"

This is a brief entry.  Primarily, because the photos below tell the story pretty well on their own.  These photos are perfect examples of why we teach our Vizslas to retrieve to hand.  And, why we put the extra work into proofing their retrieves.  The photos illustrate exactly what can and does happen when testing/trialing … Continue reading

What a correct honor or “back” looks like (pointing dogs)

Here’s a short clip from a training session over the weekend: This is what a correct honor looks like.  We see so many lousy honors, we were inspired to post what a correct, stylish one looks like.  If I were to nitpick, I would say it could be improved upon if Trip (the honoring Vizsla) … Continue reading