gun dog

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gun dog

1. a dog trained to work with a hunter or gamekeeper, esp in retrieving, pointing at, or flushing game
2. a dog belonging to any breed adapted to these activities
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They perform like most other breeds of gun dogs and just need exposure and experience early on to turn into good hunters as they get older.
The German Shorthaired Pointer in America Here's the story of one of the premier gun dog breeds to have earned the respect of foot hunters around the world.
In gun dogs, the drive for birds is hard-wired into their brains.
Gun dogs that have negative associations with birds need to be allowed to bump, chase and catch birds.
The concept worked so well that Gun Dog Supply soon grew from a staff of three selling a few dozen types of merchandise to where the business is today with 45 full-time employees and thousands of dog training and maintenance supplies.
That is as true for gun dog training and hunting success as it is for athletics.
This is where I usually say adamantly that gun dogs should be from field-bred stock.
Nothing could be further from the truth according to Dokken, who implores gun dog owners to get the pup socializing with people and dogs from the outset.
John Greer started training gun dogs professionally in the early 1980s.
The four basic ty-pes of gun dogs are featured--retrievers, pointing dogs, versatile breeds and flushing spaniels.
NO SHORTCUTS Here's a reality check br buyers of top pups they want to become good gun dogs.
Should you choose to truly go over-the-top--some gun dogs, at least according to their owners, are quite demanding in their preferences--think about "The Palace.