Barbara Blauvelt of ScotiaPrideTollers.com
sent in these photos of 4-month-old Scarlett, a Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever.
Strike a Pose
Beth Coleman of Lynchburg, Va., sent this photo of 10-week-old Libby striking a pose while watching a plane fly overhead.
Calling All Pups
Gun Dog reader Colt Wells sent in this photo of his 3-year-old son, Ryder, playing with a litter of 6-week-old yellow Labs. Wells writes, "He has seen me train our dog and he loves making duck sounds with the call. He is getting the puppies started young just like he was started young! He loves being outdoors hunting and fishing, but now he loves his eight new best friends more than anything!"
Box o' Pups
Dale Usher sent this shot of a box of German shorthair pointer pups from Pondarosa Pointer in Sedalia, Ky. Yes, they're cute, Usher writes, but these pups are going to be awesome hunters someday.
Ready to Roll
Sparrow, an 8-week-old Ryman English setter, may be deaf, but that doesn't slow her down in the field, says owner Danica Barreau, who writes this is one pup that's "totally ready to take over the world."
Happy Valentine's Day
Elaine Tweedy sent in this photo of her 8-week-old Ryman English setter, Lilah, wishing everyone a happy Valentine's Day. Tweedy writes Lilah can already point the cat and "stalks toys effectively."
Harold Ward sent this shot of his pride and joy, Macie, a Llewellen setter, surveying her property.
Gemma Wren, an English setter, has grown quite a bit since this photo was taken when she was just an 8-week-old pup, writes owner Hiliary Shelton. Now 1 year old, Gemma Wren can be found pointing squirrels in Shelton's back yard.
A Few of My Favorite Things
Now this is a tired pup. Josh and Jennifer O'Dell of Gresham, Ore., sent this photo of their 8-week-old Elhew English setter, Ruger, napping with a few of his favorite things.
Best Present Ever
Josh and Jodi Bonds sent in this photo of their daughter, Anna Jo, with a special present from Santa Claus — Marley, a Brittany spaniel.
A Boy and His Dog
Man's best friend? How about boy's best friend? Katie Atherton sent in this shot of her 4-year-old son, Michael, and 5-month-old GSP, Ruger, future hunting buddies practicing their scouting.
Kendra Miligan sent in this photo of Luke, a 9-week-old Lab, who's taking a break from a round of fetch.
While outside testing his pup's bird dog skills, Pacific Grove, Calif., native Kyle Haubold snapped a few photos of 8-week-old Murphy, a Brittany spaniel, who clearly isn't camera shy.
Now this is proof that we know our audience. Sarah-Beth Hudson shared this photo of her boyfriend, Russ, and their GSP pup, Goose, reading our favorite publication. Hudson writes, "As you can see, Goose was very excited to see his 'daddy' and decided to jump up in the chair, sit like a human and read the magazine with him. Maybe Goose will pick up a few pointers — no pun intended — from your magazine!"
Practice Makes Perfect
Sydney Hudson sent in this shot of her Lab puppy, Lily, practicing her retrieving.