WING & FLY BIRD DOG PROFILES

Doing some wingshooting with us?  Thought you might like to meet the real guides.

 

 MORE CONTENT COMING SOON!  - Sept. 2015

The dogs shown below are trained and handled by Josh Swaim.

Daisy is a 3 year old female English setter.  She is orange and white with fairly short hair for a setter.  While she is still somewhat playful, her energy carries directly into her hunting style and helps cover a lot of ground.  A very friendly dog that is eager to please, which she does...by finding lots of birds.

Ruby is a 5 yo female English setter.  She is mostly black and white, but does have some liver patches around her ears, making her a tri-color.  While she is generally good all-around, she has a very keen nose and will point from very long distances.  She is broke to flush and honors well.

Left to Right:  Buddy, Gus, and Spot - all male English setters.
Lucy 1yo, Pip M 1yo, Spot 2yo, Greta 2yo

These dogs are trained and handled by Brandon Price

Aster is a 6 year old female hybrid retriever (German shorthair pointer x chocolate labrador).  She was rescued from a local shelter and quickly became an outstanding gun dog for many disciplines.  Before her first birthday, she had already pointed 3 species of wild birds in 4 states.  Though she will flush on command, she is typically worked as a quartering pointer.  Despite her willingness as a hunter, she is a princess around the house with an affinity for down comforters.

Tommy: Male English Pointer x Setter (Dropper) 5yo
Tommy is one of those 2-sided dogs that will surprise you.  While he's kind of awkward and goofy around the house, his personality transforms in the field into an absolutely driven hunter with picturesque points.  Abundantly cautious, he rarely makes mistakes on grouse. 
Lulu is a 6yo dropper (English pointer x English setter) who came in as a rescue, her owner being a plantation guide who suddenly passed.  She is somewhat shy and timid around strangers, but her attitude is completely different when it's time to find birds.  She's as sleek and swift as a cruise missle working the thickets and never afraid to scramble down embankments or slide through the brambles.

Waylon was my first real gun dog.  He lived to be a lovable 11 year old who never lost his desire for hunting.  While it was never determined whether he was more labrador than mutt, there was never a question of ability.  He simply showed up as stray puppy about the time the country legend namesake sang his last song.  With a little training, he quickly became a dependable pheasant dog and actually pointed a few quail.  No telling how many roosters were recovered thanks to his determination.  His nose wasn't super, so when he was on a bird, you knew it was close!  He spent his last year valiantly fighting cancer on my parent's farm, but we finally allowed him to chase birds in the clouds in 2015.  His affinity for kids and unquestioned loyalty to me will never be forgotten.