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Barbara’s Brownies

By Sally Quong, Little Q Ranch   “This is a recipe given to me by my Aunt Barbara.  It’s simple and I always have the ingredients on hand.  These brownies have been a perfect compliment to our pheasant shoots.  There … Continue reading

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Transitional Training

By Steven Lucius, Wildrose Carolinas Many people have experienced being invited on a hunt during their dog’s first season. Sometimes we have never been to this location or seen how the blind is set up. And if we have, we … Continue reading

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Lessons from a Wildrose Handler

By Alan Newton, owner of Wildrose Shadow Following the end of a long and happy fourteen-year relationship with an outstanding Chesapeake Bay Retriever, I made the decision to search for reputable Labrador Retriever breeders (no offense to the Chessie, as … Continue reading

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Top Field First-Aid Tips for Hunting Dogs

By Scott White, DVM, MPH Edited by Ben W. McClelland, Ph.D. One of Tom Smith’s many effective innovations for the Advanced Handlers Retreat was including Veterinarian Scott White’s presentations on field first-aid. White’s talks were so popular with the retreat attendees … Continue reading

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The Yorkshire Experience

By Guy Billups, Wildrose Texas To kick off the year I took a trip to Yorkshire, England the last week of January. In contrast to my previous trips to England, the itinerary did not consist of simply watching dogs compete, … Continue reading

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On the Whistle

By Mike Stewart, Wildrose International Whistle signals are the primary control communicator for directing any sporting dog afield, whether for hunting or adventure excursions.  Simply, whistle tones can be projected further with more clarity than voice commands so the whistle signal … Continue reading

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Dogs and Art

By Joshua Quong, Little Q Ranch A couple of month ago I was fortunate enough to meet a photographer who came out on his first quail hunt to snap a few photos. The shutter of the big lens clacked speedily … Continue reading

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Wildrose Kennels: A Consistent Brand in Multiple Locations

By Dr. Ben McClelland “Wildrose Kennels is the largest breeder, trainer, and importer of British and Irish Labradors in North and South America, specializing in its own signature brands of sporting dog—the Gentleman’s Gundog and the Adventure Dog. The company has … Continue reading

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The Solutionist: Trainers of the Wildrose Way

By Mike Stewart, Wildrose International What are the traits of a good sporting dog trainer or handler?  What skills are important to their success?  New Wildrose trainers complete an in-depth curriculum of lecture and field activities as part of becoming … Continue reading

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Meet the New Trainers of Wildrose: Will Zizmann & Adam Hyland

Adam Hyland Originally from Oxford, Mississippi, Adam is a graduate of the University of Mississippi with a degree in Recreation Administration and minor in Business Administration. Adam began training dogs at the age of 12 when he got his first … Continue reading

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