Working dogs

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Field sport is very much the passion that eventually resulted in the forming of Tuffies, a company producing strong, waterproof dog beds. The very old and iconic way of hunting wild quarry by using pointers to find and hold the game is especially used in Scotland to hunt for grouse. On a moor with a natural population of wild birds, the pointer dog runs wide and fast in search for the slightest scent of birds sitting in the heather. This is tricky and the end result is a fair hunt harvesting a few wild birds for the pot. Driven shooting is very, very different. When it all goes well, the dog will find the bird and come on point. The picture below captures the cooperation between dog and human. The dog has found the scent of the birds and with his pointing stance, it is clear to the hunter that it is time to be ready.