Saturday, December 7, 2013
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Hunting with Daphne is relaxing and enjoyable. I do not need to keep on the whistle to keep her in gun range. She hunts at a medium range. Which to me means, perfect range. One thing that makes her so successful at hunting is her exceptional nose and tracking ability. She will stick with a scent trail in difficult situations when other dogs give up. She will stay with it, to eventually produce the bird.
She is also that way with mole hunting and has been extremely useful around home. She is not like some dogs that dig up the whole yard to find the little critters. She digs down just enough to get her noes in and take a whiff. If there is no fresh scent, she moves on. I now have flowers planted where they couldn't grow before and they don't get killed by the moles tunneling around them! Gardening and hunting with my dogs are my two passions in life and she is a big part of both of them. Daphne is actually named after a very favorite plant of mine. A Daphne called "Moonlight Sprig".
She is very level headed. Shows good intelligence, an exceptional nose with a good mouth as well.