- Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:55 pm
Haha. Yeah, been there with the bloody face.
The black and white one I adopted at 3. No hunting training, no training at all really. He is a great dog at 7 now, but hasn’t lost some of his ways. He is broke of the chasing of large critters (deer and elk and stuff) thanks to electricity, but the small critters are fair game and continue to be no matter how much he gets it so I’ve pretty much given up on fighting it.
Have had bloody face, like your experience, from squirrel bites. They are his favorite and he has caught a couple with no injuries. He has caught rabbits. Loves chasing jacks but can’t catch them. He has also caught crows — no idea how but he has 2 under his belt.
He points gamebirds ok but is a little weird in the field with gunshots at times and is completely freaked out by the chickening. One of the times I tried to take him out with angry chicken he got so freaked out by what was happening that he ran near a mile back to my truck and just waited for me there. I take him out gun hunting without the expectation of shooting anything just because when he does well and I do he is so excited about the whole thing.
Other one, shaggy mongrel, is a champ and holds points 10 minutes a couple hundred yards away while I get the angry chicken in the air and let her get a pitch and position before the flush. I had her since a pup.