The seasons roll on. Archery season, pheasant season, shotgun season, winter hiking and more. Oh yeah, the cold weather season, it's here too. As we drink in the last few days of "at-or-above" freezing, we still have the impending winter weather to think about. Snowy and frozen days mean plenty to many of us outdoor types; tracking of game, frozen waters for further exploration and ice fishing, or just enjoying the wonder of everything frosted over. Many years ago, perhaps a longtime All Outdoors reader can remember in my tales of old told, our old spitz pup, Butterball, who loved the snow, head down running at top speed just under the snow's cover, spraying it like a fountain into … [Read more...] about All Outdoors: Be sure to protect your hunting dogs from the elements
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SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 20: A K-9 officer, Nala, looks for an explosive ordinance during a training demonstration on Nov. 20, 2018, in San Jose, where Valley Transit Authority announced that VTA, in partnership with the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office, are adding new dedicated K9s to the transit patrol. (Dai Sugano/Bay Area News Group) SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 20: A K-9 officer, Yoshi, looks for an explosive ordinance during a training demonstration on Nov. 20, 2018, in San Jose, where Valley Transit Authority announced that VTA, in partnership with the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office, are adding new dedicated K9s to the transit patrol. (Dai Sugano/Bay Area News Group) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 20: A K-9 officer, Yoshi, looks for an explosive ordinance during a training demonstration on Nov. 20, 2018, in San Jose, where Valley Transit Authority announced that VTA, in partnership with the Santa Clara … [Read more...] about You smell that, girl? VTA gets dedicated bomb-sniffing dogs ahead of big event season
Charlie Hays had a dog when he was a kid, a cocker spaniel named Butch. He loved that dog, and at night he and Butch curled up in bed together, best friends forever. Charlie would own other dogs — many of them — before he died Oct. 12 at 82. Or, perhaps more precisely, the dogs would own him during a lifetime that saw Charlie become perhaps the best competitive amateur retriever trainer and handler this country has seen. Born June 17, 1936, in Minneapolis, Charlie graduated from Hopkins High School and the University of Minnesota. He was 21 when he married the former Yvonne Edwards, the love of his life, and not long afterward, while cruising the classified ads of Sports Afield magazine, he bought a black Labrador puppy over the phone. “That dog arrived by airplane,” said Yvonne, speaking from the south Georgia home where she and Charlie have for many years spent their winters, training dogs. A nationally acclaimed retriever trainer and handler in her own right, … [Read more...] about Anderson: Retrieving dogs had their champion in trainer Charlie Hays
Paul A. Smith Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Published 11:06 p.m. UTC Aug 18, 2018 Most Wisconsinites know the American badger is our official state animal. Many are also aware the sugar maple is our state tree and the muskellunge is our state fish. Some may also be able to recite the state flower (wood violet), state bird (American robin) and even the state soil (Antigo silt loam). But according to those who keep them, comparatively few state residents can name the official Wisconsin dog. Take a moment and ask yourself – what breed of Man's Best Friend was developed in the Badger State and later enshrined by the Legislature? No, it's not the Labrador retriever, although Labs are the most common sporting breed. It's the American water spaniel. If this is news to you, you're not alone. "I'll bet 99% of Wisconsinites don't know (it's the state dog)," said David McCracken, 71, a breeder and trainer of American water spaniels who lives in Sumter, South … [Read more...] about Smith: Wisconsin’s official dog breed is smart, hard-working, versatile. Can you name it?
William Westhoven Morristown Daily Record Published 9:00 p.m. UTC Jul 31, 2018 The horse is New Jersey's official animal. The blueberry its official fruit and the common blue violet its official flower. New Jersey is very close to having official bacteria - streptomyces griseus. What it does not have is an official state dog. Thirteen states have an official state dog. Maryland was the first to adopt an official dog breed in 1964 with the Chesapeake Bay Retriever. Pennsylvania followed the year after with a Great Dane. With the headquarters of the Seeing Eye based in his legislative district, and with the national service organization using downtown Morristown as a daily training course, Republican Sen. Anthony Bucco, thinks the choice is an easy one. Bucco, (R-25) is sponsoring a bill to designate the "Seeing Eye Dog" as the state dog of New Jersey, in honor of the nonprofit group that has trained and matched more than 17,000 visually-impaired … [Read more...] about Should the ‘Seeing Eye’ dog be New Jersey’s official state dog?