This is a great interview with the next generation of dog loving hunters. Cassandra is a nationally ranked competior in the "Bird Dog Circuit" In her spare time she is one of the nations most renowned eye surgeons for all creatures great and small. From penguins to ardvarks, and all of our canine companions. We learn about what we should be doing for our dogs before and after a day in the field. And also talk about why dogs eat socks and panties. (because they can) and we learn those lessons the hard way.
This was such a treat for me to talk with Ben O Williams. Ben has been hunting since a young boy, starting in Illinois, then moving west after college. His love of bird hunting with his Brittanys has brought him to national notority, Author of over a dozen books along with writing articles for every major upland hunting publication. As well as a professional photographer and sculpter. Ben shares some stories and knowledge about what he has learned in his life with dogs. If you dont learn something from this episode you should sell your guns and give your dog away.
We cover dogs, shotguns, training, puppies,and a few old yarns about some long gone dogs.
This was a real blast, getting to talk with Dez Young. He single handled produced a TV show that featured his dog Hank in the field. Then after being well recieved, continued to film his upland bird hunting experiances for many years. Not just with Hank, but also with Hanks offspring "Dash" It was my favorite show. Dez talks about his start in TV and many other subjects. If you arent old enough to remember the series, then you should google Dez and his two great dogs, and learn a little about what upland hunting is all about.
This Episode was recoreded in Wisconsin at the SCOA Specialty. For those of you who have no idea what Im talking about, All parent breed clubs of all sporting dog breeds hold an annual meeting with hunt tests and conformation shows. Now i know most of you wont run around the ring with your hunting partner, but it is truly an important funcuntion. The reason most of us fall for a particular breed, is because of the dedication of breeders to maintain the standards set by these parent clubs.
WARNING: this podcast had some language barriers, as I talked with Doctors Amadeo and Maria Louisa Bottero. They are international confomation judges from Italy. They own and hunt my Favorite breed in its motherland.