Monthly Archives: February 2013

The one blast whistle

Lesson three, in the series of George Bird Evans’ “Ten easy lessons” from his book, “Troubles With Bird Dogs (and what to do about them)”. The importance of your dog responding to a call back, or come when called, signal … Continue reading

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The Importance of being Ernest; or Sage, or Flint, or Laurel, or…

A rose by any other name smells as sweet, but a hunting dog named Fluffy is just wrong!  Mr George Bird Evans and I agree once again.  In the long and hallowed traditions of hunting over well bred setters, there … Continue reading

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Basket full of trouble!

On February 20 Judy, our tricolor Belton female setter, presented us with a litter of 8 healthy, gorgeous pups, 6 male and 2 female.  Delivery went well, with no problems or concerns.  She is a very good momma dog, too. … Continue reading

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Funny thing happened in my waiting room today…

How about a little comic relief?  Our orange Belton female setter, Leah, has been in heat, but up to and including this morning, refusing our male, Flint, and his amorous overtures.  Just to make sure that we had not missed … Continue reading

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A Visit with Chewy

Well, this dog won’t hunt, but he sure is cute!  Little Chewy was in for suture removal today at the clinic; tumor removal surgery (benign, thankfully!).  He will kill for a treat; that is what he is trying to con … Continue reading

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10 Lessons with George Bird Evans

      Well, here’s my first real post on my new blog.  I am a newbie, so be gentle!  As a breeder of English Setters, I have an interest in all phases of their development, including training.  I am going to … Continue reading

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Day One

Hello, and welcome to A Quiver Full, and then some.  The title of my blog comes from Psalm 127, vv. 3-5: “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward.  Like arrows from … Continue reading

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