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Has anything interesting happened lately?  Is there a new litter in the family, or a good seminar coming up that we should know about?  Maybe a trip to a national event, or a new GSP/dog resource you'd like to recommend?  This is the place to share newsworthy dog-related information with our members and visitors.  If you have something to share, please contact the Nutmeg Woofmaster.
Posted January 6, 2014

AKC Pointing Breed Hunt Test Judge Seminar

On Saturday, January 18th, the Sleepy Hollow German Shorthaired Pointer Club will be sponsoring this seminar taking place at East Mountain Shooting Preserve in Dover Plains, NY.  The guest speaker/evaluator is Gary Sadler.  Pre-registration is required. Fee is $50 per person and includes materials, a light breakfast and lunch.  Please see the details on this flier.

Posted July 29, 2013

Hunting & Fishing Appreciation Day

On September 28, 2013, the DEEP and Friends of Sessions Woods will be hosting Hunting & Fishing Appreciation Day at the Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area in Burlington. Fun activities for all ages are planned, along with educational programs and workshops about hunting and fishing. Best of all, the event is free to attend!  Check their web page for a listing of activities and demonstrations.  Additional items still being added, so check back often.

Posted July 29, 2013

Canine CPR and First Aid Certification Course

You hope you'll never need it, but in the event you do, wouldn't be better to know exactly what to do in case of an emergency?  See these details of the upcoming training on October 22, 2013 in R.I.

Posted July 27, 2012
Nutmeg Fun Field Day Educational for All !
On Saturday, July 21st, Nutmeg members were treated to an informal training clinic where they could work on next steps toward a finished dog.  Tom Mercier and Mike Ernest gave expert advice and demonstrations of field commands and bird-work, whereas Janet McMillan-Zwirko evaluated and demonstrated the dogs for show ring. It was a very informative training session followed by a delicious pot-luck lunch and business meeting.  Thank you Janet, Tom and Mike for organizing this event!
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Posted June 22, 2012


"Raven" Wins National Amateur Gun Dog Championship 2012

Congratulations to Nutmeg members Dennis & Jennifer Hazel and "Raven" for taking top dog at the 2012 National Ametuer Gun Dog Championship in Ginter PA!  See all the results on the GSPCA website.  Nice Job!




Posted July 10, 2010

National Bird Dog Museum



Submitted by: Janet McMillan Zwirko, Nutmeg President and GSPCA Board Member
The GSPCA Board of Directors chose to have its June 2010 meeting in Memphis, Tennessee largely to enable the Board to visit the National Bird Dog Museum in Grand Junction, TN just east of Memphis.

Established by the Bird Dog Foundation, the museum is also the home of the Field Trial Hall of Fame, the Wildlife Heritage Center, and the National Retriever Museum.  An impressive, life-size series of bronzes in front of the building depict a hunter with his pointer on birds, and a setter backing him.  The facility also has a library of many sporting dog-related books and publications, and a dining room of sufficient size to accommodate large numbers of people.  The museum was first opened in 1991 and featured many pointers and setters.  In 2004, the retriever wing was opened, doubling the size of the museum.  Ground-breaking for the next addition, a Sporting Dog Wing (to include German Shorthairs and other continental breeds) is expected to occur in the late summer or early fall of 2010, or when the fund-raising achieves its minimum goal.


We were given a short tour of the museum and grounds, but one could easily spend hours there looking at the many paintings, sculptures, bronzes, trophies and memorabilia that commemorate the history and tradition of the field trial/sporting dog.
It was especially nice to be able to see many of the plaques that adorn the wall of Flaherty, in particular Patrick Cooke, on the walls of the Field Trial Hall of Fame.  The entire dining hall is lined on three sides with these plaques.  Patrick’s plaque has a wonderful painting of a shorthair on point above it.

This museum has a lot to offer and will be even better once the sporting dog wing is complete.  To make a tax deductible donation toward their fundraising effort, send checks made out to Bird Dog Foundation, to P.O. Box 774, Grand Junction TN, 38039.  Footnote your checks "Building Fund" and also indicate your breed affiliation for proper documentation.  For credit card donations, call 731-764-2058.




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