American Pointing Terrier

March 17, 2010 at 7:02 pm 6 comments

Last month we posted on dachshunds that retrieve birds.  This month – a pointing terrier!

What a great little dog. I wonder if s/he was raised with a pack of pointers.

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  • 1. Cindy  |  March 17, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    LOL! It ended too soon, I wanted to see what would happen next!

  • 2. Jan  |  March 17, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    One of my Poodles points when she senses a cat in the bushes. But, of course, she has all the hunting instincts of any breed.

  • 3. H. Houlahan  |  March 18, 2010 at 7:42 am

    Border terrier/JRT cross? Head of a border, coloring and some of the form of a long legged JRT. Or fox terrier?

    The pointer is already on point, though well away from the bird. The terrier fails to “back,” which is a fault in field trials. I dunno whether it might not be desirable in for reals when the original point is so far from the bird. (sage grouse?)

    I’m afraid that “what happens next” might involved a tussle over the mangled corpse of a game bird.

    It is a terrier.

  • 4. Luisa  |  March 21, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Border collies make great upland bird dogs [or so I'm told. They all seem to be keen and tireless retrievers]. The trick is finding one that doesn’t bolt in blind terror when that really loud bang happens.

  • 5. SmartDogs  |  March 21, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    I once helped a neighbor train his German shepherd to retrieve birds. The dog didn’t point and he sucked at marks, but the two of them had a blast together.

    Once I have two fully functioning arms I plan to take The Odd-Man out hunting. The boy LIVES to retrieve – on land, in the water, in the snow, in the brush – he does not care. He’s also got a very nice, soft mouth. And since we live “next door” (i.e. a half mile as the crow flies) from a neighbor who owns a fireworks plant and does all his testing outside our window, noise has not been an issue.

  • 6. Cassie  |  March 24, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Cool video! Our Airedale Terrier points but she is scared of loud noises so couldn’t be used for hunting. Our Welsh Terrier is great at tracking, and fearless, so noise doesn’t bother him. He would surely want to keep and play with any game caught though…He brought us a tiny baby SnowShoe last summer, alive, but poor baby didn’t survive. Probably internal injuries. Like Houlahan said, it is a terrier after all!

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