M.J. Nelson

Soon it would be time to pack up and go south – the birds to avoid the realities of the Canadian prairie’s winter and the author to deal with the realities of work as an investigative reporter. But for now ... aah, perfection.
M.J. Nelson recalls moments of perfect harmony in the field with her Sporting dogs. Read More

Direct from the manual: Any time meals aren’t being served is nap time, unless someone offers to go shoot birds for you. (Krista Smude, photo)
Somewhere there has to be one. And the dogs must actually know what’s in it. Read More

True (GChb Laurelwood’s True Bearing BN RN SH), Laurea Griggs’ Chesapeake, is currently the number-one Chesapeake female and number-one NOHS Chesapeake. She is also working on her Master Hunter title. (McCall Photographic Designs photo)
The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is also awash in versatility. Read More

Their original job of chasing away predators and rodents has made many German Pinschers enthusiastic coursing dogs.
Meet the ever-versatile German Pinscher. Read More
Dogs can teach us some very valuable —to say nothing of humiliating — lessons. Read More
Dogs who like to "think outside the box" make life interesting, both in the ring and out. Read More

Tani (Ch Tayla N Firemark’s Say With Me Titania VCDC1 CDX MH JHR RN CGCA CGCU TKP SDX RDXa VX4 NAVHDA NA Prize 1 NAVHDA UT Prize 1), Gretchen Stephenson’s and Janet Boggs’ Weimaraner, shows the intensity of the breed when they are on a bird.
Weimaraners are an unusual sporting breed. Not only does their hunting style, described as “stealthy” and “catlike,” differ from that of the other pointing breeds, but their color is unique as well. Read More


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