Gun Dog's 2013 Puppy Gallery

Gun Dog's 2013 Puppy Gallery

Every so often, the time comes for us to retire our faithful bird dog. He served us well, bounding through cut cornfields and milo, but can no longer spend a day afield pointing and fetching. It's tough to watch a once birdy German shorthair, Lab or setter get old, stretching morning cat naps into all-day siestas — but such is life. Though we love our old friend, excitement is on the horizon as it's time to pick out a new pup and start the training process all over again. We love these young dogs, mostly because they're so darned cute and do the darnedest things.

Check out the best reader submission photos in our latest edition of the Gun Dog puppy gallery.

Bernie the Brittany

Bernie, a bold, beautiful, birdy Brittany, is 3 months old and owned by Noah and Mindy Clark of Gresham, Ore.

Pup on the Prowl

This proud puppy looks like a noble lion on the prowl — one of the reasons we love the spunky character of young pups everywhere.

Dog Days of Summer

All went "swimmingly" with this photo shoot! This litter of Boykin spaniel puppies is owned by Bill and Dawn Crites of Blythwood, S.C.

Pick of the Litter

The spotlight is on the pick of the litter, LuLu! The cocker spaniel is owned by Nevena Martin.

Accessorize

Every girl needs a good bag, including Ellie, a Chesapeake Bay retriever belonging to George Vandel of Pierre, S.D.

Start \'Em Young

Sixteen-week-old Roba, a Weimaraner, is now an exceptional bird dog, according to Dennis Volpe of Wilmington, Mass.

Casting a Shadow

Casting a perfect shadow is Dakota, a 14-month-old English setter puppy owned by D.J. Clark.

French Import

Hiver de la Pierre d\'Or (Evie) is a Braque du Burbonnais. Pictured here at 6 months, Evie is a French import that now lives happily in Michigan with owner Erin Feichtner.

Makin\' Waves

Makin\' waves! This lab pup belongs to Robert Knupp.

Autumn Greetings

Autumn greetings! These lab puppies are owned by T.J. and Mercedes Jones of Laurel Hill, Fla., and were photographed by family friend Shanna.

Zeus

Zeus, a German shorthaired pointer, is owned by Mario Notarfrancesco of Melbourne, Australia. He is pictured retrieving a grey teal and has a bright future ahead of him hunting ducks and quail "down under."

Proud Pup

This proud pup strikes a pose for the camera — yet another reason we love collecting pics from the cutest puppies around.

Doggy Daydreams

Twelve-week-old Sage, a Labrador owned by Gina Pfister, is undoubtedly daydreaming of hunts to come.

Puppy Bins

Bins full of puppies! This litter of English setters, on their first trip to the vet at 6 weeks, are owned by Dave Jungst of Morris, Minn.

All About the Attitude

Attitude — with a capital "A." English setter Kota has the heart of a lion when it comes to hunting, according to owner Diane Peterson of Wisconsin.

Working Man\'s Dog

This little firecracker was born on the 3rd of July. When not mowing the lawn, Major Winters, a vizsla, loves being in the woods and learning about hunting, according to owner Bill McGough.

A Good Chew

"Ropes and strings and chewy things!" Georgia de L\'Etoile du Nord, a French Brittany, is owned by Kelly and Renae Kappes of Ada, Minn., and was photographed by their son, Ryan.

Baby Blues

Talk about a pair of blue-eyed cuties! Kym Lish\'s daugher Piper holds a German shorthair pup from their recent litter.

High Five

High fives all around — let\'s hunt! Baked in the Sun "Boise" Paw\'Tater is owned by Caroline Fenton.

Just Chillin\'

Popper is a deaf English setter puppy fostered for Ohio English Setter Rescue by Danica Barreau. He quickly learned hand signs, was adopted and now lives a spoiled life with an adoring family.

Nose to Nose

"Let\'s discuss this nose-to-nose!" Copper, a 7-year-old male English pointer, becomes acquainted with Todd, a 13-week-old female German shorthair owned by Ashley Stevens.

Dog Daze

This is GCH Truly A Daydream Believer JH when she was four-and-a-half months old. The Irish Red & White Setter belongs to Ed and Wendy Brockman of New Tripoli, Penn.

Romp in the Field

This pup took a romp in a field — one of the reasons we love getting reader photos of young, scrappy little pups.

First Bird

Seven-week-old Bryar, a German shortaired pointer, shows off his first dove retrieve. According to his owner, Jennifer Horan of Manchester, Penn., Bryar has become a bird hunting machine.

Win a 2013 Gun Dog Puppies Calendar!

Good news! We\'re giving away free copies of the 2013 Gun Dog Puppies calendar. Just visit our Gun Dog Snapshots page and upload your best puppy photos along with your name, email and a description. We\'ll pick our favorites and share them on our Facebook page.

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2013_GDPuppyCoverK__82080_zoomWith so many great breeds, don't you want to own one of every kind? With the 2013 Gun Dog Puppy calendar you can! Spectacular images of puppies in action from the fine photographers you see month after month in Gun Dog! Order yours from the InterMedia Outdoors Store today!

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