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A blog regarding one man's lifelong interest in dogs, and the birds at which they point...
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The New Fox Sterlingworth

Good things really do come to those who wait.  A very long six months ago back in April, I wrote a post about purchasing a new gun.  It’s finally here…a refurbished 1936 Fox Sterlingworth DeLuxe 16 gauge SxS. Thanks to Jay Shachter at Vintage Firearms,...

End of the Road for the Defender

For many years I've had a keen affinity for old school Land Rovers. More specifically the 1960s Series II, and the Ninety and One Ten (aka Defenders.) Their history, design and reputation have led me to consider them the ideal...

Antique Arms

Last weekend I attended the Michigan Antique Arms Collectors show. My focus was to continue researching classic American-made, 20 gauge, side-by-side shotguns. To be clear, I have been to only a few gun shows, I am not a gun "enthusiast", nor am I a collector, and...

New eCollar

I’m planning on introducing Stuka to the eCollar this weekend. Since I am intending on working both dogs together, I purchased a 2-dog collar unit. I will continue using the Dogtra 2500 T&B (Trainer & Beeper) model since it has worked well for Elsa and...

Training Reprise

After finally getting a few home projects out of the way, we are getting back on-track with training. Both Elsa and Stuka went up to Pine Hill Kennel & Sportsman’s Club for a refresher, but also to figure out our training agenda for the balance...

36 St. James Street

In April of 2008 I traveled to London (UK) on business and fortunately had a full day to myself to explore the city. Not nearly enough time to see all the sites of London, but I had my priorities...

Elsa 1, Robins 0

Yesterday morning Elsa and I visited the Soldan's dog park at Hawk Island. During one of our laps around the pond Elsa was ahead of me and I noticed she was being "dive bombed" by four or five loudly chirping robins. Sure enough, here comes...

eCollar

Since I initially approached Pine Hill Kennels regarding Elsa’s training around October 2007, we opted to wait until Spring of 2008 to get formal training underway. As Elsa became more independently minded in the field, and the training exercises become more complicated it was time...