Sport Dog Collar

Luna , one of our Pointer Dogs

Luna , one of our Pointer Dogs

At San Javier lodge we do great perdiz hunting, that it is one of the most amazing upland birds to hunt. We have been trying the Sport DOG Collar with some of our new dogs and so far we have excellent results.

When the collar senses a dog’s bark, it delivers a short, harmless, electronic stimulation. If the dog continues barking, the collar delivers another stimulation. A barking dog quickly discovers that the only way to avoid the correction is to be quiet. This way, the dog is focused on the hunt and not on barking.

The SportDog 10R is one of the best shock bark collar. It has dual sensors: a sound sensor and a vibration sensor to avoid false noises. A smart control detects needed level of correctionto stop dog from barking.  The SportDog Bark Collar 10R has a longevous rechargeable battery.

Dual sensors help to detect a bark ignoring external sounds. A vibration sensor is integrated into one of the prongs and detects a vibration in the dog’s throat. Vibration sensors are effective because they avoid false sounds as barks of other dogs or other sounds. The device also has a sound sensor to detect the dog barking noises. Superposing the vibration sensor and the sound sensor correctly control barking, when only both of sensors detect a vibration and a sound of a bark then it sends off a static shock.

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What about Quail vs Perdiz Hunting?

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First thing to be said is that both hunts are amazing since we work them with pointer dogs or flushing dogs. Any hunt we will do with the help of our dogs it is amazing itself.

At Pointer Wingshooting we have hunted both species, quails in Alabama, in the south area close to Foley and perdiz in Argentina in Santa Fe province and Uruguay. Talking about dogs, we have been working with Pointers and Springer spaniel.

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One important thing is that we can hunt these birds with a pointer dog.  When he finds the bird, he points to the direction we should walk to find it, meanwhile the dog, keeps quiet, with his head up and his tale strong and up without moving a hair of his body. Then as soon as we flash the bird, and we shoot, the dog is suppose to wait till the owner or guide tell him to go retrieve the quail or perdiz; like Willow did in Alabama when Mark took me hunting some quails.

The Springer’s will look for the birds and make it flash for us, so they are dogs that work close to the hunters and move in front of them from one direction to another, till they make the bird fly away. This hunt could be more challenging because we never know when the bird is going to flash, like we were able to do with famous Thicket and Fraulien, that made a dozen quails flash in front of our nose.

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Regarding the hunting area, we should say that most of the times in Santa Fe, at San Javier Lodge, we hunted them in open fields with natural grass that the perdiz loves for food and to hide. It is normally in very dry fields because of the winter season. In Alabama we have hunted the quail in plantations with tall and massive trees and also in open fields very similar to the ones in Argentina.

Regarding shotguns, we will recommend 20 or 28 gauge o/u Browning or Berettas, and we will select the chokes depending in how our dogs will work and also depending on the distance that our hunter normally pulls the trigger. Some hunters are faster than others, and the shooting could be very different for one and others.

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Regarding the species, we will say that the size is very similar, maybe the perdiz is an inch bigger, and move faster on ground. The other big difference is that perdiz are normally in pairs of two and quails are in coveys; so when theses last ones fly, they normally flash more than five at the same time.

Hope to hear from you soon,

Pablo Aguilo

Hunting Dogs: English Pointer

Hey guys, today I’m going to tell you a couple of things about some important members of our staff: The English Pointer Dogs.

The Pointer, also known as the English Pointer, is a powerful hunting dog. The head is about as wide as the muzzle is long. The neck is long. The muzzle is deep. The stop is well-defined. The nose is black or brown in color in the darker coated dogs and may be lighter or flesh-colored in the lighter dogs. The teeth should meet in a level or scissors bite. The round eyes are dark in contrast with the markings on the coat. The hanging ears are somewhat pointed at the end. The front legs are straight. The tail is larger at the root, tapering to a point. The coat is short, smooth and dense. Coat colors include primarily white with liver, lemon, black and/or orange markings, either patched or speckled, or can be solid in color. May be tricolored.

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Doing my job!

Temperament: English Pointers are extremely high energy, and very enthusiastic hunters. With enough exercise they will be calm in the home. Intelligent, devoted, loyal and clean, they are patient, friendly, affectionate, love children and are a true friend to the family. They adapt well to new situations. Can be reserved with strangers.

IMG-20140201-00710We love these beautiful animals, besides being excellent on the shooting field, they are also a great company for all the hunters.

Hunting Dogs: Springer Spaniel

english_springer_spanielLet’s talk for a short minute about our hunting dogs. Let me introduce you to famous Thicket and Fraulien and the Springer Spaniel.

The hunting: The Springer’s will look for the birds and make it flash for us, so they are dogs that work close by to the hunters and that move in front of them from one direction to another one, till they make the bird fly away.

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Springer Spaniel, is a medium-sized dog, the body strong. The drooping long ears, soft and delicate. When it be nice, its a short tail will continue to rotate. In addition, when it is in the best state, muscles of the body will be uniformly, symmetry, enthusiasm for people, but also has a long-eared dog vitality and utility.

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Temperament: The typical Springer is friendly, eager to please, quick to learn and willing to obey. Such traits are conducive to tractability, which is essential for appropriate handler control in the field. In the show ring, he should exhibit poise and attentiveness and permit himself to be examined by the judge without resentment or cringing. Aggression toward people and aggression toward other dogs is not in keeping with sporting dog character and purpose and is not acceptable. Excessive timidity, with due allowance for puppies and novice exhibits, is to be equally penalized.

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Color: Liver and white, black and white, predominately white with black or liver markings, blue or liver roan, tricolor (any of the aforementioned colors with the addition of tan points, usually found above eyes, on cheeks, inside of ears and under the tail.) Any portion of the white coat may be flecked with ticking.

Springer Spaniel is an excelent breed for hunting, and this is not only because of their hunting skills but also because of their firendly character.

Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retrievers, besides being one of the most popular dogs in America, are a very versatile dog. They can serve many purposes: family pet, therapy dog or Seeing Eye dog; but we must not forget one of their first purposes – their use as hunting dogs.

labrador1Labradors were originally bred for waterfowl hunting, where they would go in the water to retrieve the birds as they were shot. These friendly dogs are still used in the hunting sector, and this is because they are very friendly and intelligent.

labrador2The Labrador is a dog that shows security and velocity, but above all, confidence. It’s a breed that works very hard in the search, developing their extraordinary olfactory qualities, including in mash environments.

And because of all these qualities they are our favourites at Pointer Wingshooting!

Till next time,

Pablo