We wouldn’t dare to name the best hunting dog breed, but if you asked Alexandre Miliàn, he would undoubtedly say it’s the English Setter. Our brand ambassador from France is a proud owner of four furry hunters, and he recently introduced us to this breed a little closer.
His name is Folk, and he’s an English Setter, the oldest of my four hunting dogs. He is 12 years old, and he’s a really great hunter.
I’m an English Setter lover. They are really intelligent, affectionate and playful. In hunting action, they are impressive, make spectacular stops, have a lot of patience, and have a big urge to quest.
He does a lot of funny things! He hates cats and can climb everywhere, chasing them. Once I found him in a tree! He is also very jealous, and as soon as I hug my other dogs, he climbs on me so that I only pay attention to him.
You have to be very patient to train your dog. Gradually, he becomes passionate and understands what his master expects of him.
I mostly use the Pulsar Axion 2 XQ35 when hunting with Folk. The device allows me to spot the waterfowl I shot and guide my dog to retrieve it.
Since he is also a very good retriever dog, I mostly use the Pulsar Axion 2 XQ35 when hunting with Folk. The device allows me to spot the waterfowl I shot and guide my dog to retrieve it. Plus, the Axion 2 XQ35 is very light, so I can always have it on me.
Since his puppy days, Folk instinctively stopped in the presence of a simple feather in the garden, so I encouraged him. Subsequently, I put him in the presence of a quail, and he then learned to stop at the sight of it and, later – at the smell.
Once he mastered this, I brought him into hunting action by accustoming him to the sound of the gunshot. He understood very quickly and soon became a great hunting dog.
I have many very good stories of hunting with Folk – we have been hunting together for 12 years. Now, Folk hunts with Jellya, a female English Setter that I have had for 7 years, and Naps – her son, who is now 4 years old. I am really delighted to be able to hunt with this family of Setters. When the father, the mother and the son stop on a woodcock, the sensations are indescribable.
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