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November 22, 2017

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The Setter is a type of gun dog. They are most often used to hunt game such as pheasant, quail and grouse. They use their extreme sense of smell and generally find game by scent. Once they find the game, they freeze and “set” or crouch – hence the name “Setter”.

November 22, 2017

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Retrievers are a type of gun dog that retrieves game for hunters – hence the name “retriever”. They were primarily bred to retrieve birds and other prey and return them to the hunter without damaging it. For this reason, retrievers are bred for soft mouths – referring to the willingness of the dog to carry the game gently in their mouths. Dogs who are hard-mouthed will harm game and make it unsuitable.

November 21, 2017

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Poodles are a very popular dog breed. They are believed to have originated in Germany where they are known as Pudels. They were originally bred to be water dogs or water retrievers. Pudel actually means to “splash in water”.