Your huntin' dog.. Picture thread


August 17, 2012, 10:21 PM
After reading Splattergun's post, I thought maybe we oughtta turn our attention to our faithful hunting companions, the dog.

Here's my clod, Rosco. He's a decent dove fetcher and he loves the water. I don't think I'll ever instill enough discipline into him to be a good duck dog, but he still likes to get out in the water after the dummy.

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August 17, 2012, 10:25 PM
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August 17, 2012, 10:52 PM
This was after a quail hunt last season.

My German Short-Haired Pointer, Remi:

She loves upland hunting and is great on point, but really hates water. Her first quail hunt she flushed a covey and decided to grab a bird before we shot it to save us the money for the shell:p It did scare us that we were almost aiming at the bird though..

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August 18, 2012, 05:34 AM

this is daisy, she will retire this year, she is 8. a pedigree Lab she is a good duck and pigeon shooting dog with a more limited rough shooting ability. she blood tracks deer very well indeed. she has been my mate for a lot of years. She sits on the marsh with me... even shares my coffee

steve & daisy
UK team 1

August 18, 2012, 06:48 AM
This is Becka. She will be 5 this year, and she is my constant companion. She has that drive that everyone wants in a dog, and I am really lucky to have her. We hunt a lot of high grass marshes so we would loose downed birds almost every trip. Since I have had her, you can count the lost birds on one hand.

She is so "into" the geese that if one flies over or she hears them talking, they have her undivided attention. They will even wake her up from a dead sleep.

My brother took this one a few years ago.

August 18, 2012, 07:58 AM
A rare moment of peace from the pup:

The pup (Junie Moon) annoying old Bells. Love the Brits...

Here's Belle and I a couple winters back:

August 18, 2012, 09:47 AM
This is Anakin. He's a year and a half and I can't get him to sit still long enough, yet, for ducks. He points well but there is no upland game in SE PA. He goes everywhere with me.

The day I picked him out.

At 3 months old.

I should stop now because I can keep posting pics.

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August 18, 2012, 10:11 AM
2000 to 2004 Kubi was a master hog hunter. He never met a hog he couldn’t stop and feared none. He was also a fantastic family dog and a great blood tracker. He met his end on the hunting grounds of North Texas after being bit in the neck by a large Western Diamondback Rattle Snake. Kubi lived for about 6 hours after taking the bite and there was nothing more that could be done for him. I was holding him in arms when he passed on to the great hunting grounds in the sky. It’s tough to lose a hunting partner, and a committed friend and companion.

Mickey is Nitro’s son and is a big goof. He is mainly a lap hound as my daughters have spoiled him rotten. But there is no taking the hunt out of a Jadgterrier. In between having attention lavished on him and playing dress up with the girls, Mickey likes to get out and mix it up with the local wildlife. He is a decent blood tracker but really loves to fight raccoons.

Nitro was my replacement for Kubi. His personality is much softer than Kubi’s in the house and in the truck but he is a 100% fireball on game. I’ve never seen a dog that has the endurance this little guy does he can run full tilt all day long for days on end. When he’s not hunting he is a little lover, he cherishes children and LOVES to ride in the truck.

Belle is a princess warrior. She loves to fight anything that wants to have a go and is an excellent blood tracker and catch dog. Unfortunately she broke her hind leg as a puppy and gets sore on it pretty quick so I keep her in reserve and we try not run her too much. Once the other dogs are baying up however princess Belle loves to jump in and “get some”. She is a very slow and meticulous blood tracker when I’ve lost a blood trail and the other dogs have given up it’s time for the “mega nose” Belle to take over, she’s calm and slow when working out a hard trail.

August 18, 2012, 10:24 AM
A total rabbit hunting fanatic:

August 18, 2012, 10:33 AM
Handsome Beagle!

August 18, 2012, 10:44 AM
Jack. Black lab pup. 1st season for retrieving dove and hunting up hogs. 170078170079

August 18, 2012, 11:39 AM
My Greyhound Isis, demonstrating her extreme stealth ability to sneak up on this buck. :)

My Manchester Terrier Rodeo, after a Rabbit.

August 18, 2012, 12:18 PM
This is Sassy.............

August 18, 2012, 03:20 PM
What a great show of dogs so far, Keep 'em coming!

August 18, 2012, 03:55 PM
i love this thread

August 18, 2012, 03:59 PM
This is my whippet. Great dog to take bowhunting because she's super quiet. Will chase a rabbit down in about 20-25 meters. Practically rocket propelled acceleration.
Not super courageous, so I never have to worry about her grabbing something meaner than her. That what she thinks I'm for as she hides behind me.
Sweet as molasses and has a really soft coat. Great with people. Just the best dog I've ever had. Every place I take her the little girls and grown women just fall over themselves trying to pet her and talk to her.
I have seen her tree a groundhog. That was tricky. :)

August 18, 2012, 04:03 PM
Here she is on squirrel patrol.

August 18, 2012, 04:10 PM
A total rabbit hunting fanatic:

I've been told that Beagles are excellent rabbit hunters. I was also told if you shoot a rabbit over one you will never hunt anything else with them. Any truth to that? or will yours hunt birds too?

August 18, 2012, 04:51 PM

I'm in SE PA also, and had a GSP for 15 years, and hunted Pheasant with him here and in Colorado when I lived there. There used to be a Pheasant farm in Berks County, (I'm in Chesco) that I belonged to. Eastern Colorado has some good Upland game bird hunting.


Going to get another soon.

August 18, 2012, 04:55 PM
Not mine but a friend has a beagle that he uses for both rabbit and pheasant. Unfortunately due to her age last season was her last hunts :(

There used to be a Pheasant farm in Berks County, (I'm in Chesco) that I belonged to.

I don't think it's open amy more. The old man that ran it passed away a few years ago. That's one of the reasons the game lands here(berks) aren't stocked like they used to be. They stock them for the youth hunt but that's it for the year. I'm all for getting rid of some of the farming practices so the wild population will come back.

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August 18, 2012, 05:24 PM
I don't think it's open amy more. The old man that ran it passed away a few years ago

Yes, I believe it closed a few years ago, and if memory serves it was located in of all places "Birdsboro". That's where I trained my GSP.

August 18, 2012, 05:32 PM
Originally Posted by tomrkba
A total rabbit hunting fanatic:
I've been told that Beagles are excellent rabbit hunters. I was also told if you shoot a rabbit over one you will never hunt anything else with them. Any truth to that? or will yours hunt birds too?

I trained him exclusively for rabbits. I zapped him until he lost interest in deer and squirrel.

August 18, 2012, 06:05 PM
SIL's dog, Ruger, I helped train. He didn't have a nose for squat. Sadly, though, he got run over.

Me, I want a beagle soon as we move. I like shooting rabbits, haven't hunted with a good beagle in 35 or 40 years. Where we're moving, middle of nowhere in the woods, I can keep a dog and run rabbits. :D I MIGHT get another lab, don't know.

August 18, 2012, 06:08 PM
Sadly, though, he got run over.

Unfortunately this happens to many a dog. :(

August 18, 2012, 06:12 PM
I wanna be there!!

August 18, 2012, 06:19 PM
Feared hunter of Milk-Bones, connoisseur of cow manure, and bather in bear excrement. I present to you ... Jenny:

August 18, 2012, 10:08 PM
My Boykin at 9 weeks:

Trailed-up buck:


Mottled duck:


90 lb. sow:

Dove opener:

Mixed bag:

August 19, 2012, 10:15 AM
This is Frank.............

August 19, 2012, 04:41 PM
This is Buddy, we call him Butters, he is an Aussie Shepard/Aussie Cattledog mix. We got him a couple years ago when he was about 6 months old; he was very scared especially of women and I am pretty sure we was beat a lot. He was not house broken, knew no commands and just kind of followed me around when he wasn't hiding. I was out cutting firewood one day and got frustrated with my dad's, yellow, chainsaw and through my glove on the ground; buddy brought it back and since then fetching has become his purpose in life.

He is a great grouse dog, he never gets more than 20 yds away from me and points them. If I can not see the birds, I just look between his ears. He never chases them because if they get away, he wouldn't be able to fetch them. He has great eyes and spots them from the truck of 4 wheeler, locked on like a laser.

He will point any animal, he just freezes on squirrel, rabbit, snakes, and even deer (that comes in real handy while driving at night).

Pointing a chipmunk while we were picnicking at the lake.

August 20, 2012, 08:38 AM
This is Daisy, relaxing after the chase..............

Saddlebag Preacher
August 20, 2012, 04:37 PM
This is Toby, my Golden Retriever. First pic was the day we brought him home last October when he was six weeks old. He loves the 4wheeler and the water. I'm going to take him dove hunting this year. He is my best bud now!

He replaced my black lab "Custer" who had a stroke when he was 11 and I had to put him down. He's buried in my back yard with a wooden Grave marker.

August 20, 2012, 06:52 PM
Generally speaking, I've come to realize that dogs are better than people.

August 21, 2012, 12:44 AM
This is Lewis, & that`s my 4 Hounds...............

August 21, 2012, 07:19 AM
we love our dogs

August 21, 2012, 05:56 PM
Generally speaking, I've come to realize that dogs are better than people.
The more I learn about people, the more I love my dog.

Mark Twain

August 23, 2012, 01:29 PM
This is Joey, our Aussie. We rescued her when she was about 4 months old. She's not a hunting dog, but she'll chase the heck out of some rabbits, and I've seen her stalk big flies around the house for hours before catching them. I've been asked numerous times why I'm walking a coyote.

August 24, 2012, 12:54 AM
This guy has caught 3 mice in the house..................

August 24, 2012, 09:50 AM
Here are my two. Both are good on rabbits but the pit is gunshy.

Pistol Ranch
August 28, 2012, 12:57 AM
This is Max, just turned 7 months old, weighs 80 lbs and retrieves anything that he can get in his mouth. This will be his first season on Doves and Ducks.

August 28, 2012, 01:29 PM is my Chesapeake. she is not the prettiest, smartest, or fastest Chesapeake that I have been blessed with, but she is probably my last. She can catch a squirrel on the first bounce! When she looks at you you almost expect her to begin speaking.

August 28, 2012, 02:04 PM
Sneaky. Perfect name for a Weim in and outside the house
3am photo of what i wake up to on the opener of duck season.
Boomer, our German-German Shorthaired Pointer

August 28, 2012, 05:40 PM
^^is that a German pointer?

August 28, 2012, 06:34 PM
Marriage is full of compromise......I wanted a hunting dog, the wife wanted house dogs. Guess the dogs don't know there's a difference......our miniature Schnauzers.

August 28, 2012, 08:46 PM
^^is that a German pointer?

THowie, yes it it. And according to the caption above the picture, his name is Boomer ;)

August 28, 2012, 09:04 PM
Thats what they look like without any Lab mixed in ;)

Special Projects
August 28, 2012, 09:09 PM
Freyja, 2yrs, machine so far!170725

August 31, 2012, 09:28 PM
Pit4Brains et al,
Here's my Roscoe fresh out of the sutures and cone. A German Shorthair Pointer that would much rather flush and retrieve than point at the silly birds. Loves water and thinks nothing of swimming 70 yards across the Bear River to fetch a duck, then swim back 70 yards to bring it in.

He knows it's bird season tomorrow. He already brought me 2 doves this week. (Bad, bad Roscoe ;) He will play fetch until you've thrown your arm off.

Doc says that tumor was a stage 3 mast cell tumor, so this is probably his last bird season :(. But she managed to save most of his ear.
I will keep my fingers crossed though, becase he's a real German, stubborn as a mule, so he just might surprise the vet.

September 1, 2012, 12:44 PM
Glad to see all is well right now with your dog right now. I had Rosco out this morning for the dove opener. We had a decent time, brought home a couple of birds. They were really low this morning and I just refuse to shoot at eye-level birds.

Keep the pics coming...

41 Mag
September 3, 2012, 08:14 AM
Here's our goober. We named him Charlie Brown since he was such a block head while still a pup. Not on the lack of smarts but due to his head was about as big as the rest of him when the wife brought him home.
All the wife needs to tell him is "watch" and you ain't gettin any closer to her. Bottom line, don't mess with mama period.

As far as a hunter, he will go get anything he isn't called off of. He is fast enough to run down a squirrel in our yard and has caught up to deer once out across our back pasture before he learned we don't chase the deer. His favorite activity is a good ol fashioned rat killin. He knows when we start to clear out the farm shed it's time for some fun as there are always a few mice or rats that can be found. They don't stand a chance. He don't even like gofers and will stop from a dead trot and dig them up even if it means a 4' hole. I have never seen anything NOT like a rat like he does.

I use him to track if needed, as he simply needs to be told "find it" and he is game on, no matter what it is rats, squirrels, deer or hogs. I use a long leash and sometimes I am simply along for the ride. I don't let him go after the hogs full tilt as the wife would shoot me if he got cut up. However once they are on the ground he always wants to get in on it.

Here he is having fun with a 250+ pound boar I got last spring,
He yanked it out of the bucket of the tractor 4 times before I managed to get it up off the ground high enough he couldn't jump in and get it.

I have had dogs all my life it seems. Two before Charlie here, were Golden retrievers and were about as great of companions and friends as one could ever wish for and are dearly missed. They were gung ho for anything outdoors. Ol Charlie here has been an exceptional companion as well.

September 7, 2012, 06:31 AM
I may have posted these before, however, here is my fox pack..

September 9, 2012, 10:58 AM
Living in the wilds of northwest Iowa, I mostly hunt pheasant. I'm pretty much addicted to having Labs. Here's Deacon, my first Lab, who sadly passed on April 2. He's lounging after a training session.

And here's his protege, Diesel, getting ready to go swimming last summer.

September 9, 2012, 11:55 AM

This is Roscoe, my Jack Russell terrorist/Fox terrier mix. He is a deer tracking machine.

He likes chasing deer best from his perch on the motorcycle.

He also likes hunting up good deals on gunbroker, while watching soap operas on tv

Do not let Roscoe hear any talk about him getting 'fixed' at the Vet's...

September 17, 2012, 03:16 PM
Shot this pigeon but instead of the dog bothering to get it ... my cat did!

September 18, 2012, 12:37 PM
Lovely thread. I'd love to own a dog, but we travel a little too much to properly care for one. We do have cats.

This one we took in to help her heal (she was very sick) so she would not be put down. When she got well, she started killing bugs in the house, and we decided she could stay. She's a bug hunter.

The other two don't hunt anything. They'll watch a bug though.

September 18, 2012, 06:45 PM
No Black Mouth Curs? I don't have a picture of mine handy, but she has been the darnedest hunting dog I have ever had. Absolutely fearless. On our last rabbit hunt she got into it with a mountain lion over a wounded rabbit that I winged with my pistol. She had a 18" cut across her side to the ribs. She killed that mountain lion and rabbit. I had to sow her shut on the spot, thank goodness for combat gauze and expired sutures off ebay.

September 20, 2012, 05:41 AM
i lost daisy about 3 weeks ago. she got really ill over the weekend, took her to the vets and she had liver and kidney failiure..
i had her put to sleep, I was so sad, she was my friend... i took her and buried her in the woods where we went deer hunting. I cried.

September 20, 2012, 06:00 AM
Steve, I'm sorry to hear that you lost Daisy. Losing a dog is losing a best friend, and while you can have more dogs, forgetting your past hunting buddies will never happen.

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September 20, 2012, 05:20 PM
My first dog was named Daisy. She was a rabbit-hunting fool. I got her when I was 7 and my folks put her down when I was off at college. I had issues with my folks for decades over that. I still miss her.

September 21, 2012, 08:07 PM
Sorry for your loss Interlock - I don't know what I'm going to do when I lose my lil buddy...

November 9, 2012, 08:31 PM
His tumor returned with a vengeance, spawning more tumors. Fortunately, we had a chance to get him out for a few good days of hunting.

If it's true that all good dogs go to Heaven, then surely ol' Roscoe has earned a place. Goodbye buddy. Hunt 'em up. :(

November 12, 2012, 12:05 PM
Sorry to hear about that, splattergun, interlock.

Some of the saddest days ever.

My buddy, Gigi:

November 13, 2012, 08:53 PM
thanks sixgunner

November 14, 2012, 12:59 AM

I want to thank all of you for posting pics of your family members, your hunting pals and beloved friends. To those who've had to sadly part with their closest buddies, my heart aches right along side you. My wife and I had to put down 2 of our favorite family members within 5 months of each other, we've replaced both of them, but one never ever forgets the passings. One little dog, a Klee Kai female Snow Flake was put down about 8 years ago, this little dog was always at my side, always had to look before I stepped anywhere, 8 years and my heart aches like she was put down yesterday. Dogs can't speak, but God allows them to see into our very souls with their eyes, don't believe me? Just look at them and you'll see what I mean. Thanks again, take care of those puppies!

November 16, 2012, 04:30 AM
Great looking dogs... not much patience for training.

Rocky doing his Peter Lorre impression.

Lily looking regal.

Both chase squirrels and rabbits but lack focus. They steal things, dig holes and excel at howling. Cute dogs tho.

November 16, 2012, 09:18 AM

Roscoe caught a raccoon outside the front door to the house last night. Caught that sucker flat-footed stealing pecans from our tree!

I had no sooner opened the door before a black and white streak blew past me and instantly had a mouthful of raccoon butt.

I don't know who was more surprised, me, the coon, or Roscoe? lol

November 17, 2012, 08:16 AM
Chance and Bailey. Chance has since passed on after 12 years but left us with another great dog

November 18, 2012, 11:40 PM
Couldn't help but include a picture of my GSP!

November 22, 2012, 11:54 PM
Sadly Harley died in August, I wish I had a pic of him on point or retrieving. Best dog I ever had and handsome too.

November 23, 2012, 01:22 PM
Quigley, the best German Wirehaired Pointer ever....

November 23, 2012, 01:43 PM
This is Tasha, German Shepard of which finds all the deer we shoot. Just show her the blood trail, and say "Go Find" and she has never missed finding a downed deer. I love this faithfull companion of which she obeys every command I give her.

November 23, 2012, 05:21 PM
Maybe not the best possible angle and the photo is phone quality, but here's my long-haired weimaraner, pointing a black grouse (looking directly at it, on the right under a small spruce 20ft away).

Her predecessor, a gordon setter, was way too fast for action photos. I really miss him, though.

February 10, 2013, 01:43 PM
Excuse the picture, it was taken with a cell phone. But today was the first time that Bruiser went hunting with me. He had a great time. We only saw one quail (and I missed it), but I'll get one for him next time. I was worried about hunting with him. He is not the best listener, but he stayed close and came back to me when I called him. I thought he'd be a little more gun shy when I shot, but he was right next to me for the two shots at the quail that I missed. He didn't even flinch, and it didn't bother him one bit.

Unfortunately today was the last day of quail seaons. He will have to wait about 8 months to get his first quail in his mouth.

February 10, 2013, 02:04 PM
Lucy, B&W German Shorthair. No formal training, but she does frequently show her breeding.

February 10, 2013, 03:57 PM
He'd evidently seen something go under our side deck that he didn't think should be there.
Going in, the corner of the house worked with him.
Coming out.. Not so much.We were all gone for the day and don't know how long he was stuck.
We had to remove two boards to get him out.
That pic taken Nov 09.
He's been gone a year and a half, and I still miss him every day.

February 10, 2013, 08:32 PM


Bwana John
February 11, 2013, 10:34 AM
But.... can she retrieve it?

February 11, 2013, 12:05 PM
That is priceless. Good looking dog, how did she turn out?

February 11, 2013, 12:11 PM
Jake is my Black Lab that had to be put to sleep last year. He was a heck of a waterfowler and loved hunting. He would retrieve 2 at a time if he could fit them in his mouth. Duke is a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever and he has been doing pretty good for a young dog. He has two seasons under his belt now. We got a new Lab puppy that I do not have pics of yet. Ruger is just 6 months old and will be hunting next season.

Bwana John
February 11, 2013, 05:08 PM
That is priceless. Good looking dog, how did she turn out?

Chukar is one of those 1000 mph Labs, at 8 years old she is just starting to "mature". Stayed at about 60lbs her whole life.

Outstanding waterdog, very athletic but overheats easily. Soft mouth, loves to retrieve.

Her favorite place is belly deep in the Sea of Cortez, swimming, diving, and looking underwater for rocks to retrieve. She will stay there from dawn to long after dark if allowed to.

February 11, 2013, 05:20 PM
This is Lady. She's our hog hunter.

February 11, 2013, 07:38 PM
turbonoma I love that air rifle! What caliber is it? And where did you get it?

February 11, 2013, 11:08 PM
Here is Maddie (GWP) about 2 months ago hunting pheasants. Don't have any more recent. She was 6 months old at the time these were taken. She is a flat coated GWP. Her beard is really coming in now.

February 12, 2013, 09:30 AM
My GSP pup turns 1 this week. All my real hunting pictures with him have the kids in them, so here he is "hunting" dove at the dog park. I'm real happy after 1 season, great run, great nose, loves to point. This off season we need to work on retrieve, which seems to be his only natural weak point.

February 12, 2013, 10:35 AM
my parent's dog doing her thing

February 12, 2013, 03:55 PM
It's a Shin Sung Career 707 Mkll .25cal carbine. I bought used from a fellow in Florida. I shoot 52gr cast lead slugs at 840fps/82.49fpe. It's my hog hunter.

February 12, 2013, 10:25 PM
Buddy, my English Pointer. I got him for free from a flyer at the grocery store, best dog you could ever ask for. I got my limit in one point more than once over him (I had witnesses once, should have seen their faces!) He passed away about five years ago. Once in a while I get the urge to go pheasant hunting but soon after I get out I realize the fun part was watching him work. Don't go bird hunting much anymore. I sure do miss him...

February 12, 2013, 10:53 PM
His name is Prince. He is a Fox Red Lab of the English line, being stockier and more compact than American Labs.
He loves to retrieve, and would do so until he literally dropped dead from exhaustion. He's also an excellent flusher, once he settles down- he gets visibly 'birdy'- you'd have to be blind not to see it. He's five now.

He's a wonderful dog, but sometimes I can't help but wonder if he acts dumb to get away with whatever he wants to do. I'm pretty sure he's smarter than he looks...:scrutiny:

He also 'talks.' I've never met another Lab that has such command over his vocal chords. I'm pretty sure he understands everything we say. :what: It's almost human, and combined with his face (which is also very expressive), kinda scary... :)

Okay, that's enough. :D


February 13, 2013, 01:25 PM
Pictures of my Cocker spaniel 8 years old. My Taxen with a left and right on roe deer. And my kopov boar dog and Swedish tracking champion.

February 13, 2013, 07:26 PM
Your cocker sure looks a lot more alert and capable than the American cocker we see here.

February 13, 2013, 08:18 PM
My buddy sky

February 18, 2013, 08:37 AM
Quail season is over, so got the pup one last chance on birds for the season at the game farm. Good point on a Chukar here. We were working into a pretty strong breeze, when I put the camera down and moved in, bird was actually about 15 yards in front of the dog.

February 18, 2013, 04:02 PM
Jasmine, my Black Lab Mutt, after cornering a mountain lion. I had trouble getting up the cliff they went up and didn't get my shot in quick enough. About 25 stitches in all.

Bourbon, my Black Mouth Cur. She is a cat hunting machine. She has taken a lot of hits to her ears over the years, but she loves hunting bobcats and lions. She also has a problem with snakes, she loves them. She has been bitten at least three times. I highly recommend the Red Rock Rattlesnake Vaccine.

February 18, 2013, 04:58 PM
She also has a problem with snakes, she loves them. She has been bitten at least three times. I highly recommend the Red Rock Rattlesnake Vaccine.
I highly recommend an e-collar turned to MAX and using a non-poisonous or taped-mouth snake. When your dog goes for it, zap her. It worked wonders with mine. She won't go within 15-20 yards of any snake she smells or sees.

February 18, 2013, 09:26 PM
I don't choose to shock my dogs under any circumstance. With the vaccine the dog gets two shots when they are young and aren't in much danger if they ever get bit. Rattlesnakes are pretty common out in lion country here in Arizona.

February 19, 2013, 01:10 PM

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Corey ACP
February 19, 2013, 11:15 PM
Up and comer, gonna be a do it all, trailer, tracker, and truck ridin companion. Half husky and the other half is a mystery. 8 weeks old now and has already shown he knows how to use his nose.

February 20, 2013, 04:34 PM
HQ - don't see many long haired weims anymore... great dogs. I grew up raising short haired weimeraners - some of the best and most intelligent dogs I've come across.

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