Our Bird Dogs
When you arrive at Flying Feathers, we have the bird hunting dogs ready! Our dogs are specially bred and trained to perform just for you. Well mannered, experienced bird dogs help to make each hunt a memorable occasion every time out in the field.
Just picture yourself and a couple friends or maybe that special client, walking out into a milo field or switch grass field where one dog is on point and another stands forty yards back waiting patiently as you position yourselves to safely shoot a nervous game bird about to rise. That expectation will thrill even the most experienced hunter!
As the bird flushes, shots ring out, and feathers fly. The dogs proudly retrieve the prize, and you experience a great feeling of satisfaction and success. Every hunt has its moment of anticipation, thrills, laughter, and enjoyment. Flying Feathers have put together all the elements to provide you with an experience that will simply be unforgettable.
Breeds of Bird Dogs
Flying Feathers primarily uses pointing dogs. This simply means when a bird dog smells a game bird, he locks up tight... stops, points, and holds the point until released. This gives the hunters time to move up closer to the birds to insure a better opportunity to shoot the bird.
You will thoroughly enjoy watching the bird dogs hunt at Flying Feathers. They have had many birds shot over them. Our English Setters and German Shorthair Pointers love what they do and are experts at it. Because of their experience even in the most difficult of conditions they will find birds.
Our dogs hunt under control, stop solid on the point, back other dogs on point and love to retrieve that downed bird. There is nothing like watching a good bird dog work. SO impressive!
Come enjoy the opportunity to watch these amazing dogs work at Flying Feathers.
The English Setter is a breed of dog that is part of the Setter family, which includes red Irish Setters, Irish Red and White Setters, and black-and-tan Gordon Setters. It is a gun dog, bred for a mix of endurance and athleticism.
The English Setter was originally bred to set or point upland game birds. From the best available information, it appears that the English Setter was a trained bird dog in England more than 400 years ago. They are graceful hunters that combine agility with stamina to cover a lot of ground.
Height usually ranges from 23 to 27 inches from the ground to the highest point of the shoulders, and weight usually ranges between 45 and 75 pounds.
German Shorthaired Pointer
The German Shorthaired Pointer (GSP) is a breed of dog developed in the 19th century in Germany for hunting. The breed is streamlined yet powerful with strong legs that make it able to move rapidly and turn quickly. It has moderately long floppy ears set high on the head. Its muzzle is long, broad, and strong, allowing it to retrieve even heavy game.
The dog’s profile should be straight or strongly Roman nosed; any dished appearance to the profile is incorrect. The eyes are generally brown, with darker eyes being desirable; yellow or “bird of prey” eyes are a fault. Like all German pointers, GSP have webbed feet.
Height usually ranges from 21 to 25 inches from the ground to the highest point of the shoulders, and weight usually ranges between 45 and 70 pounds.