This afternoon I walked 5.7 miles, and Maverick did what he does. We're both loving these near-daily walks and we're both getting stronger.
I grabbed that shot of him at the iced-over lake when we hiked in there. He happened to pause for a moment, and I happened to have the camera in hand.He seems to enjoy posing! And he does it well.
Yes he is. About a year and a half old. And a rescue dog at that. He came into our lives in August, needing a home & family. Apparently we needed a dog too.Is he a German Wirehaired Pointer?
They used to like older dogs for pointing Ruffed Grouse for the reasons you mentioned. I always liked to have the dogs fairly close when hunting, not using a flag or some indicator so I could see them off in the distance. Some have electronic finders especially around here in the brush for grouse.. Pheasant were a lot of fun with a pointer but as the season wore on the Shorthairs I had learned to "road" or point then repoint until they could maybe in one down. Some just liked to run till they could flush out of range. Still a lot of fun.Yes he is. About a year and a half old. And a rescue dog at that. He came into our lives in August, needing a home & family. Apparently we needed a dog too.
Our last GWP died in the spring, and we'd just about gotten used to not having a dog around for the first time in over 20 years... Then friends told us about young Maverick, needing a home. He's been good for me, and I think we've done well by him too. Obedience training took a couple of months. Then we set to hunting, though he'd had very little training for that. He did passably well, helping me bring home nine pheasants last fall. I think he'll do better this year.
Meanwhile, he gives me something to do a couple of hours every day, and I like that.