In Honor of Bird Day, Hunting Dogs

Most of you have probably figured out by now that we love dogs around the Walker residence, and can really appreciate working dogs of all kinds. Since it’s “bird day” we thought we’d take a look at hunting dogs. Honoring these dogs also gives us a chance to trot out one of the coolest photos we have “The Cummings English Setters” taken in Porterville, CA in 1924.

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This article in “Wide Open Spaces” gives us the Top 10 Best Hunting Dog Breeds, of course Labs top the list, but you may be a bit surprised by a few of the ones that made the list!

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Here’s a recommend for a movie you may never have seen about bird hunting; “Savannah” starring James Caviezel, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jaimie Alexander, Hal Holbrook, and Sam Shepard.  While the movie didn’t review very well, the setting, costumes, and gear are authentically done. Caviezel does a great job at the role of “Ward Allen” a real-life Southern gentleman in the time after the Civil War, oh and it’s about duck hunting with lots of dogs and ducks.

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