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Puppies! Gun Dog’s 2012 Puppy GalleryFebruary 17th, 2012 3
Brotherly Love! Dianne Peterson submitted this photo of her English setters Loki (4 months) and â€śolder brotherâ€ť Kota on a leisurely afternoon stroll.
Buttercup, pictured here at 10 weeks with a hooded merganser decoy (hand carved and painted by Jode Hillman), was born on Saint Patrickâ€™s Day in 2011. The Lab is owned by Eric and Amanda Majusiak of South Harrison Township, N.J.
Paws for effect! Atlas is a 10-week-old Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever owned by Andrew Hotton.
Rhett, owned by a waterfowl and upland hunter in Florida, will return to Louter Creekâ€™s Hunting Poodles this spring for training.
PICTURE PERFECT! Bill and Kathie Paul of Brighton, Colo., are the proud owners of English springer High Prairie Finnegan, shown doing his stylish setter impression...on lawn bugs!
Meadow Ranch Forever (Ever) is an English springer with field trials and upland bird hunting in her future, according to owner Bob Beauchamp.
Dee (short for Demon) looks sweet, butâ€¦!!! Dee is a 12-week-old Labrador with high energy and a dirty nose from digging in the yard of her owner, Candace Cameron.
CT (Long Lakeâ€™s Crooked Tail) was born with a broken tail. Breeder Colin Schmaltz of Richmond, Minn., kept the pup everyone else passed up, and he has since turned into a great hunter and companion.
Rhys, a 2-month-old English setter, is owned by Paul Kormanik of Athens, Ga., and came from Mountain View Kennel in Kentucky.
ALL ON DECK! Shown relaxing on the deck is Magnum, a Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever, owned by Dan Giberson.
With a lot of Tomoka and The Performer blood in his pedigree, English setter Bailey comes from Needlepoint Kennels and is owned by Bill and Karen Freeman of Connequenessing, Penn.
A hunting machine! Bell is a 9 1/2 -month-old German shorthair. Her photo was submitted by Eddie Smith of St. Cloud, Minn.
SITTING PRETTY! This photograph features 3 1/2-month-old Lucy and 5-year-old Goose. The Labs are owned by Glen Bedel, who reports that Lucy is showing signs of pointingâ€¦especially the familyâ€™s cats!
Maggie is a 2-month-old French Brittany. According to her owner, Greg Filzen of Everett, Wash., she is becoming a fine companion and bird finder.
Pictured here at 3 months, Susie, a wirehaired pointing griffon, is often mistaken for a German shorthair due to her short coat. At 10 months she earned a NAVHDA Natural Ability Prize 1, scoring a perfect 112 points! Susie is owned by Gregg Scholtens of Shawnee, Kan.
Six-month-old Loki is a Drentsche Patrijshond and a true family dog. Loki lives in Blackfoot, Idaho with owner Jack Lusk.
Hunting Hills Phantom (pictured here at 5 months) scored 107 points for a Prize II in her NAVHDA Natural Ability Test at 6 months. The Small Munsterlander also loves to cuddle on the porch swing with her owner, Jarrod Spilger of Grand Island, Neb.
STELLAR PERFORMER! Stella is a 12-week-old springer spaniel from Glenwood Kennels of Mitchell, S.D., and is owned by John Ratti.
WHOA, NELLIE! Nellie (Beelineâ€™s Benelli Bobwhite) is a spunkyâ€”and stylishâ€”9-week-old Brittany bred by Beeline Brittanys and owned by Jeremy D. Crow.
Remington is an 11-week-old German shorthaired pointer who has started training and canâ€™t get enough, according to owner Kaitlyn Lucas.
SURVIVOR! Mozzi, an English springer spaniel, was one of five pups born to a rescued springer and is the sole survivor of the litter. Owners Matt and Kate Stock of Brookings, S.D., say Mozzi is sassy and bossy, just like her mom.
Eight-week-old Gage (right) of Perkasie, Penn., and Jett (left) of Tampa, Fla., are French Brittanys. The photo was submitted by Gageâ€™s owner, Kim Bartells.
Kristen Iverson submitted this photo of Jovi, an epaqneul Breton, and his best friendâ€”a turtle-shaped boot brush.
Wrinkles CAN be attractive! This photo of Kahlua, a vizsla, was submitted by artist/photographer Lauren Till.
Lou has been on birds since before she left the whelping box, and now she just wants to hunt for the gun, no matter what the species. The Airedale pup is owned by Lexi Nordahl of White Bear Lake, Minn.
â€śThe Eyes of a Champion.â€ť Powers Pumpkin Lily is a 3-month-old English setter and is the granddaughter of Cosmo Girl. Her dominant trait is ENERGY, according to owner Joe Powers of Fort Smith, Ark.
Sophie is a 5 1/2-month-old Weimaraner, who specializes in getting into trouble, says owner Marc A. St. Team of Frostâ€™s Oak Weimaraners, Magnolia, Del.
Mark Estlund of Pleasant View, Utah, submitted this photo of 4-month-old Gus. A German shorthair/Drahthaar cross, Gus is training for pheasant, chukar and Huns.
Seven-week-old Long Hollows Duck Machine (Gunner) is a Lab with way more energy than he knows what to do with, says owner Matt Kincer of Maple Valley, Wash.
TAKING A BREAK! Mimi Hua of Minnesota submitted this photo of Winston, her German wirehaired pointer, as a puppy. Now 2 years old, Winston is proving to be a great hunter.
The face of an angel! Owen is an 8-week-old Llewellin setter who loves the outdoors (especially snow). Owen is owned by Nicole and Mike Stricker of Grand Blanc, Mich.
â€śFa caldo in Nebraska nel mese di Agosto!â€ť Translation: â€śItâ€™s hot in Nebraska in August!â€ť insists Etta. Wolfsburgâ€™s Etta Juwel is a Small Munsterlander owned by Pam and Mario Robinson of Lincoln, Neb.
JUST CHILLINâ€™! Katie is a German shorthaired pointer, cooling off at 11 weeks of age. The photo was submitted by owner Randy Herel of Lincoln, Neb.
McVeighâ€™s Ayerie Sorcererâ€™s Apprentice, JH (â€śMerlinâ€ť), an English setter, points a quail at 14 weeks. Merlin lost an eye to trauma at 9 weeks but that never slowed him down, according to owner Ray McVeigh of Northville, Mich. Merlin earned his AKC Junior Hunter title at 9 months and his English Setter Association of America Hunting Dog title at 14 months.
BOO! Bowie (Boo) is a three-month-old vizsla puppy and future field champion, says owner Richard C. Coleman of Kansas City, Mo.
Vino and venison, anyone? Remington lives on a 175-acre Pinot Noir vineyard in Oregon that includes 15 acres of woods, where he enjoys chasing and playing with deer, according to owner Rob Holtsberry. Now fully-grown at 98 pounds, Remington shares his home with two bassets that often sleep on top of him.
AIRBORNE! According to owner Steve Curtis, Abbey loves to hunt but is perfectly at home as a lap dog as well. Abbey is a 4-month-old Brittany.
Five-month-old G Rockyfeller de Pays du Soleil is shown on his first run off leash in the foothills of central California. The French Brittany is owned by Steve Quesenberry of Hanford, Calif.
BEWARE, GRASSHOPPER! Susanâ€™s Dashing Hoyt is a 3-month-old Llewellin setter, who is already tracking and pointing grasshoppers, reports owner Susan Hopkins.
Bailey Kay Bell is an appealing Boykin spaniel owned by Teresa Bell.
TALK ABOUT STYLE! Owner Valeri Jennings submitted this photo of Erma, a 5-week-old German wirehair, pointing a grasshopper.
Hunting Starâ€™s Bluebell (call name Annabel) is a 3 1/2-month-old American cockerâ€”and future Master Hunterâ€”owned by Vickie Dahlk of Barneveld, Wis.
Lifeâ€™s a Breeze! 11-week-old Breeze is an English setter owned by Whitney Knopps of Woodbury, Minn.