Finer Points | Weimaraner
A blog regarding one man's lifelong interest in dogs, and the birds at which they point...
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The Swim

For the hunter, fall is the island and the rest of the year is the swim. - Charles Fergus Everyone loves the warm days of summer. Unless you’re a bird dog. Or a bird dog owner. Keeping a high-energy dog (or two, in our case) conditioned and mentally...

Autumn in April

The unrelenting heat of summer leaves me nostalgic for the autumn-like days of Spring, when the woods of northern Michigan promise the return of migrating woodcock. I joined dog trainer Justin McGrail on just such an April day, when the chill of winter was just...

Twenty Days at Bird Camp

After twenty long days (well, for us anyway) our 16-month-old Weimaraner Stuka officially graduated from "Bird Camp" today and our pack is reunited. The additional week of training was beneficial and we noticed a marked evolution in his hunting skills. After the experience, one conclusion...

Bird Camp Update

It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen. John Wooden With a welcome respite from the hot, humid weather, I paid a visit Justin at Pine Hill Kennel & Sportsman’s Club to visit my Weim Stuka and evaluate the...

Bird Camp (Weimaraner Edition)

In May 2009 Elsa went off to Bird Camp at Pine Hill Kennel & Sportsman’s Club for four weeks. Today, I dropped off Stuka for the same program. This time we are trying two weeks in the spring and two weeks in the late...

Glamour Shots

Good friend and professional photographer Tom Gennara was kind enough to recently invite Stuka and I to his warehouse studio. Stuka seemed rather comfortable in front of the camera while posing for a number of shots. Below are a few of the results...

Spring Training

It was Stuka's turn today to get out for a run in the woods, and perform some ground work. We started with a short walk in the woods to help expend some energy. The temperatures were a bit warmer than yesterday, however it was more...

Training Day at Pine Hill

This morning we took both Elsa and Stuka to Pine Hill Kennel & Sportsman’s Club today for some bird work at their training field in Rockford, Michigan. Working with our trainer Justin, we started by planting a number of grouse and worked on Stuka's pointing. Out...

SMWC Picnic

Kay and I recently attended the 2009 Southern Michigan Weimaraner Club Hunt Test and Picnic last Saturday. I've never been around so many Weimaraners in one place and at one time. It was a great opportunity to meet a number of Weim owners, specifically Stuka's...