- Sep 23, 2016
First time to North Dakota! Invited by a friend to hunt a 32,000 acre ranch. Packer was the MVP! The other two dogs were great BUT...Packer came up with Three ( 3 ) blind retreives that were nothing short of phenomenal. First one two hundred yards on the ground then up and over a huge ridge. Fifteen minutes later and a little whistling here he comes with the rooster! Who knows exactly how far he pursued that bird. Second one. I drop the bird and it looked to fall dead. So what do I do? I insist for him to search a certain area...well he showed me different. Down into a gully full of grass and downed trees. Circle, circle, circle, big circle on and on and all of a sudden...pounce! Packer got the bird! I announce. Everyone says NO WAY! Number three... three birds are shot land on the other side of a creek. We drive around and start hiking get to the area Packer and the Vizla pick up the first two. Thrity minutes later no third bird. I look around for my dog and and can't see him anywhere. THEN 200-300 yards away he pops out into the mowed field with the rooster! Just amazing! He has done this type of thing every trip. Got to the point that when the group needed a search or track done...it was "Let Packer out there!" These dogs are incredible. I love my dog. His enthusiasm for hunting is profound. Packer is Pudelpointer by the way, not a very common breed.