The stories in this book explore the connections that develop between dogs and their owners. Whether it;s the bond between hunters and their bird dogs as they work together in the pursuit of game or the special relationship that owners have with their Bittanys. The attachment between humans and animals is undeniable. Paul G. Quinnett captures the essence of this repport in his history, "Of Boys and Brits": "But a Britt is something extra special to an upland hunter. Once a man has hunted over a good hunter. Once a man has hunted over a good pointer, he is pretty well ruined for life and will seldom set foot in the woods without one."
This special collection includes a wide range of stories, dating from the early 1930s through 2005. They run the gemut, from the history of famous pointer Mary Montrose and well-known Irish setter Smada Byrd, to the evolution of bird dogs in New England, to very personal anacdotes that are sure to touch the reader. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this celebration of Hunting Dogs, Field-Trial Dogs, and Brittanys.
Number of Pages: 158
About the authors:
Martha H. Greenlee currently lives in south central Virgina where she hunt their Brittanys. She has hunted in the Southwest for Gambel's quail, in the Midwest for pheasants, and in the Northeast for grouse and woodcock. She also actively competes with the Brittanys in field trials, breeding and training her own dogs. Martha co-authored The Brittany: Amateurs Training with Professionals, has contributed stories to another anthology, and has written for several publications, including Field Trial Magazine.
David A. Webb and his wife, Emma, live in western Pennsylvania. He has bred, trained, field-trialed, shown, and hunted Brittanys for some thirty-five years. He and Emma are "empty-nesters" whose three sons are pursuing thier own careers. However, each son has a Brittany of his own, and the youngest continues competing in field trials. Dave co-authored The Brittany: Amateurs Training with Professionals; edited two other books, A Feisty Little Pointing Dog: A Celebration of the Brittany and Empty Collars; and has written for such publications as The American Rifleman and Field Trial Magazine.