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    Default Rescue's First Hunt

    Ten month old rescue Brit loves to work the cover on our outings afield. Happened to let her loose to her own devices in NW KS recently where she pointed a pheasant, and when it flushed she did not chase. Possibly naturally broke? That would be nice. Here's hoping. On Oct 27th, the NE opener, it'll be the real deal for her.

    UPDATE: Put my rescue afield Sat., the NE opener. Birds were scarce but she worked hard and showed a good nose. Very responsive too. Only problem, she would not retrieve, but she picked up a quail briefly. More work and some competition will probably do it.
    Last edited by BritChaser; 10-29-2018 at 03:39 PM.
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    Sounds great. My wife and I have talked about taking a rescue to round out the kennel once the senior dog dies. What can you tell me about the search process for the rescue? I have a feeling that I'm going to get unenthusiastic, uninformative responses when I ask the foster parents about a rescue dog's potential as a hunter...

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    I have experience only with brittanies which have two rescue organizations that operate nationwide through websites. My second brit was a rescue and a dandy hunter. Due to his foster circumstances, I was able to go afield with him with some chukars before I bought him. Most folks involved in the rescue of hunting breeds understand hunting interest and will accommodate a field test if the dog is old enough for that. Seldom will you find a puppy or even a young one so you have to keep checking the websites to see what's available. Most brits available for adoption are senior dogs that people apparently do not want anymore. Another possible avenue is your local pound/humane society. Mine has a breed preference registration system. Good luck.
    Last edited by BritChaser; 10-16-2018 at 07:11 PM.
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    americanbrittanyrescue.org

    All the breed clubs have rescue organizations. Contact them and tell them what you're looking for. They'll put you on a list.

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