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Pheasant Fest 2010 Bird Dog Parade

Pheasants Forever's 2010 National Pheasant Fest was held in Des Moines, Iowa and in line with tradition, the event was kicked off with a Bird Dog Parade. Upwards of 40 different breeds of bird dogs helped celebrate. Enjoy these photos of the parade.
  • Labrador Retriever

    Number one Life Member, Bridget, sprawls out before the parade. This versatile hunting breed has the aptitude to please his master, and they excel as guide dogs for the blind, as part of search-and-rescue teams or in narcotics detection with law enforcement.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 18, 2012
  • Bracco Italiano

    This Bracco Italiano, Nica, lounges before the parade. Very dignified, the breed is powerful and muscular, but not lumbering. His expression is intelligent and kind. He lives up to his noble Italian heritage in being very regal in both appearance and behavior.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 18, 2012
  • Clumber Spaniel

    This Green Bay Packer-loving Clumber Spaniel, Annie, poses before the parade begins. The Clumber Spaniel's long and low build is particularly unique among spaniels. Although not as speedy as other sporting dogs, the Clumber will work all day, trotting along in his signature slow, rolling gait.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 18, 2012
  • Field Spaniel

    This adorable Field Spaniel puppy is named Cola. Known for its level-headedness and perseverance, the Field Spaniel is a medium-sized flushing spaniel, built for activity and endurance in heavy cover and water.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 18, 2012
  • German Shorthair

    This German Shorthair leads itself down the runway. A versatile hunter and all-purpose gun dog, the German Shorthair possesses keen scenting power and high intelligence. The breed is proficient with many different types of game and sport, including trailing, retrieving, and pointing pheasant, quail, grouse, waterfowl, racoons, possum, and even deer.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 18, 2012
  • Llewellin Setter

    A Llewellin Setter in walks the parade. A pure strain of the English Setter, the Llewellin Setter is intelligent, has strong natural abilities, a desire to please, a willingness to work for the gun, and a companionable disposition. Their disposition contributes to their easy handling.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 18, 2012
  • Spinone Italiano

    An excellent retriever by nature and an experienced hunter on any terrain, the Spinone is robust, sociable and docile. His wiry, dense coat and thick skin enable him to negotiate underbrush and endure cold water that would severely punish any dog not so naturally armored.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 18, 2012
  • Red Setter

    A Red Setter makes its way through the parade line. Bred primarily for the field, Red Setters should be strong, powerful and athletic, with a keen and intelligent attitude.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 18, 2012
  • Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

    The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon's coarse double coat protects them in rough cover and gives them an unkempt appearance. It can be a variety of colors, most often steel gray with brown markings.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 18, 2012
  • Pointer

    A hard-driving hunting dog possessing stamina, courage, and the desire to go, the Pointer is bred primarily for sport afield and definitely looks the part. He gives the impression of power and grace, with a noble carriage, an intelligent expression and a muscular body.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 18, 2012

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