Wild Apple Kennel and Guide Service

Wild Apple Kennel and Guide Service
The 2007 Grand National Grouse Champion, Winner 2008 Northern New England Woodcock Championship, Winner 2010 Lake States Grouse Championship, Runner-up 2011 Northeast Grouse and Woodcock Championship, Winner 2011 International Amateur Woodcock Championship, Winner 2012 Southern New England Woodcock Championship

Wild Apple Kennel Training Blog

This blog will try to present a running account of the training and field trialing season for the pointers of Wild Apple Kennel. NOW ACCEPTING BOOKINGS FOR THE 2015 GROUSE AND WOODCOCK SEASON WITH WILD APPLE KENNEL GUIDE SERVICE! PHONE NUMBERS 603-449-3419 OR CELL 603-381-8763.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Cover Hunting

Tony and I gave the big dogs the day off and went out scouting for covers before the trees are fully leafed out.  Found some promising looking spots that we'll trey a couple times this summer when we're training and then again when the long guns come out in October.

Puppies just continue to have fun.  This was in the morning before our scouting trip.  Be sure to watch the end of the second video to see just how fearless a couple of these puppies are.  You'd think they are testosterone charged teenage boys with their death defying leap.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Give a dog a Bone

We've mixed things up a bit this week as we have been using the training grounds for the big dogs early in the morning as we are out of the woods until the grouse have hatched and are flying.  We let out some quail and then run three braces of dogs getting a bunch of them ready to run at Mid Coast Maine on the 18th and 19th.  We will most likely be running all the derbies in a restricted shooting dog stake to get then qualified to run in the Grand and any other stakes that require a shooting dog placement.  So, the puppies have been getting their walks later in the morning and have been finding the birds we let out for the big dogs.  All four have pointed quail on their own now for varying lengths of time.  Despite the fact that they are hunting and pointing birds they are still easily distracted by what they find out in the woods.  This morning it was a deer leg bone.  The long winter was a little rough on the deer around here and there were a few that didn't make.  The coyotes and other scavengers pick the bones clean.

Monday, May 6, 2013


Here's a quick video of the four pups playing together this evening.  I took the rope away from them shortly after I stopped the video.  I was afraid someone might get hurt.  Today when we walked the Jack X Belle puppies they both independently scent pointed a quail.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Autumn Moon Pups get some Camera Time

Shortly after I shot this video this morning these pups flushed a grouse and the tempo picked up a bunch.