Thursday, March 15, 2012
A Brace of Hunting Dogs
On the left is Archie. He is named after "Archie Goodwin" from the Nero Wolfe books written by Rex Stout. He has been featured before. He is an excellent upland game dog....just kicks ass on pheasants,grouse,woodcock etc. He loves the goose pit and dragging downed honkers 40 or 50 yards over corn stubble or soybeans to my waiting grasp. Arch is 10 now and slowing down in the field...but still a loveable energetic knucklehead around the house. He won't let me out of his sight.
On the right we have the new addition: Genna. She is one year old, sweet as can be and just mad for retrieving.She is very eager and obedient. We are working on duck dummies and bumpers. In a few weeks we will move training down to the Farm for retrieves out of the duck blind and to get her used to riding in the boat.She should be locked and loaded for Waterfowl Season in October.
It warms the heart when you walk through the door after work and are greeted by these two faces.