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  1. IRISHWHISTLER

    ~ UNDERCOVER GUN DOG ~

    ~ Undercover Gun Dog ~ My yellow male Labrador Retriever MAC is quite light and I use a dog blind during hunts where there is not a lot of cover to hide him from approaching waterfowl. MAC made three great retrieves this morning, two on Canada Geese, and one of a hen wood duck. 👍 Cheers, Mike...
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    ~ STORM IN THE UPLANDS ~ The Lad is Cracking

    TEAM TRAD PRO STAFF "Joanie Madden, Mary Bergin, Nuala Kennedy, and Andrea Coor - each an Irish whistle goddess in her own right."
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    FOR SALE ~ TWO RUFF TOUGH KENNEL CRATES, ETC.

    FOR SALE (2) Two Ruff Tough Kennel Crates Size Large with double doors front and back and ventilation holes on sides top and bottom. Priced at $250 each (Pre-owned and in good condition). These boxes retail for $293.95 not including shipment and sales tax when ordered from manufacturer. Crates...
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    ~ SNOWBIRD ~

    ~ UH TTF JACKSON LAD O' CLOONFINISH JH ~ Gun dog JACKSON made the flush and retrieve o' this rooster (photo from me archives). JACKSON was recently one of only two dogs entered in an HRC Upland Hunter Quad event that went 4 for 4 to earn an (UH) Upland Hunter title. JACKSON just turned two...
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    ~ Keep Ye Eye On The Birdie ~

    ~ Keep Ye Eye On The Birdie ~ Labrador Retriever gun dog SHR LAKE CHAFFEE'S AUTUMN LEGACY O' TRAD FINIAN MAC SH, call name "MAC". Seen holding a recently retrieved beautiful rooster pheasant, MAC dutifully maintains his gentle hold on the big bird despite his right eye being obscured by the...
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    ~ Autumn Ritual ~

    ~ Autumn Ritual ~ A father and son take to the October uplands with their smoothbores and a fine gun dog whilst hunting for game birds. Quality time shared and a tradition carried on. Mike ☘️🇺🇸🇮🇪
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    ~ Working The Row Crop ~

    ~ Working The Row Crop ~ My gunning Mate Bill is seen working a row crop of sorghum with gun dog BROOKS during a recent hunt for upland game birds. BROOKS was quartering the field in search of birds, his nose glued to the ground to detect any scent left behind by pheasant. Cheers, Mike ☘️🇺🇸🇮🇪
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    ~ Feathers And Stone ~

    ~ Feathers And Stone ~ A study in contrast, light / heavy, soft / hard, translucent/ opaque . . . Mike ☘️🇮🇪🇺🇸
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    ~ South Dakota Day Dreams ~

    ~ South Dakota Day Dreams ~ Mike ☘️🇮🇪🇺🇸
  10. IRISHWHISTLER

    ~ October Ringnecks ~

    ~ October Ringnecks ~ Bird hunted this morning with some friends and we took some pheasants and two chukar partridge. I arranged and photographed this still-life after the hunt. Will be making a stew for bird camp tomorrow to share with friends. T 'was a beautiful day for our hunt today, the...
  11. IRISHWHISTLER

    UPDATE ON GUN DOG PROSPECT MAC

    Aye Mates, I have posted a few times on the development of me younger gun dog prospect SHR LAKE CHAFFEE'S AUTUMN LEGACY O' TRAD FINIAN MAC JH. MAC continues to train diligently with me in the ongoing development of his skill sets as both a gun dog ( upland birds and waterfowl hunting) and as a...
  12. IRISHWHISTLER

    ~ All Tuckered Out ~

    ~ All Tuckered Out ~ Having found a cool spot in the shade, wee pup CASTLE HEIGHTS LEAH, is all tuckered out and takes pause to rest alongside a training bumper. Cheers, THE DOG WHISTLER ☘️🇮🇪🇺🇸
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    ~ PICARDY PUP ~

    Aye Mates, Me cousin Ken just flew out to Iowa and picked up this 8 week old female Picardy Spaniel pup. The dog will be strictly a companion animal as Ken does not hunt and has no intentions to hunt the dog. Ken named his new lass CAOIMHE (pronounced KEEVA in Irish) and meaning the "nobel"...
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    ~ From My Window ~

    ~ FROM MY WINDOW ~ A black & white portrait captured o' me gun dog HRCH UH TTF CRAIGHORN KIFFIN TRAF SH seen tasing in the view from a window in our home. Cheers, Mike ☘️🇮🇪🇺🇸
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    ~ BARNYARD BLISS ~

    ~ BARNYARD BLISS ~ My gun dog TRAD is seen during a recent shoot conducted to aid in the control of nuisance feral pigeons on a large dairy farm. Such shoots are beneficial to both our friend that owns the farm, as well as to our retrievers that are more than willing to work pickup of the...
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    ~ PIGEON PICKUP ~

    Aye Mates, Worked MAC and ALLIE MAE (both half siblings sired by me gun dog TRAD) as pickup dogs during a pigeon shoot at a dairy farm on Friday. Both retrievers worked outstandingly in their marking of downed birds, their scent tracking of birds that had fallen into heavy cover, and in...
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    ~ The Dog Whistler ~

    ~ THE DOG WHISTLER ~ One on one He walks by their side A builder o' trust A painter o' pride He has his ways He follows his plan A gun dog is forged One dog, one man He works each day He builds a team A gun dog made A hunter's dream Through loving care and dedication His training plan, a...
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    ~ Spring Training ~

    Spring Training SHR LAKE CHAFFEE'S AUTUMN LEGACY O' TRAD FINIAN MAC JH, call name MAC,is seen during water work drills conducted during a Spring training session. MAC is a highly athletic and stylish retriever with an incredible work ethic . Developing very nicely, I am hopeful that we see...
  19. IRISHWHISTLER

    ~ HIGH OCTANE ~ "REV", an update.

    Aye Mates, They say time flies and such is the case with some "high octane" retrievers like that of one REV, seen below. It seems as though it was just yesterday that a seven month old REV charged at me full bore, launched into the air, and hit me with all four feet square in the chest with...
  20. IRISHWHISTLER

    ~ K9 CHAOS ~ Unleashing The Joy

    ~ K9 Chaos ~ Aye Mates, As ye might have gathered, I typically run a tight ship with regards to me gun dogs MAC and TRAD in order to maintain the high degree of obedience as is a requisite for competition retrievers. Every now and then I like to let them just be dogs. Well, boys will be boys...
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