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There are still many types of hunting with a Spaniel. I told you about the most famous ones. Pogonysh and marsh hens are hunted almost the same way as crakes, except that they choose wetter swamps with barrels filled with water. Hunting for grey partridge is similar to quail, but the birds sometimes keep very large broods, taking off with great noise and crackling, simultaneously maneuvering in flight, and often again landing the whole flock 100-200 meters from the place of ascent. The smell of grey partridge is very strong, especially if the brood is fattening. One evening in October we were returning home with the dog from a not very successful hunt: only woodcock and snipe were hanging out in the torques of the jagdtash. Suddenly, on a road that runs along the edge of an abandoned field, the dog pulled sharply into the field, literally screeching with excitement. Continue reading
So, your Spaniel is fully prepared for hunting. The first hunting trip is a crucial moment in the life of a young dog. Remember that on this day, game production for you should not be the main goal, even if it was the long-awaited opening of the hunt. The main focus is on the dog.
I do not recommend starting with spring hunting, where the dog does not work, but only is near the owner and serves to feed downed woodcocks. Although the temptation is great: if you took a puppy from the autumn litter, then in April it will already reach the “hunting” age. Continue reading