Baron the GSD & I
were following a snowmobile trail
thru the woods.
He stopped nose to the ground like my hunting dogs used to do.
The he followed a scent or some movement.
GSD's are famous as "sniffer dogs." Rooting out explosives, illicit drugs etc.
Today, we went for a "birding" hike in Lake Louise State Park. He tracked and flushed a pheasant, and then a huge turkey out of the slough. Hmmm. Maybe I should take up hunting for upland game again? Nah!
LOL on those pictures of him with his nose in the snow!!! What a good flusher!ReplyDelete
These are fantastic dogs and excellent trackers. Our police service uses them all the time for some of the things you mentioned.ReplyDelete
Just need to have that camera ready next time when he flushes whatever out.ReplyDelete
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Your GSD is a beautiful dog. Nice photos.ReplyDelete
A beautiful dog on a fun trip..thru the snow!!ReplyDelete
Those are great shots. Looks like Baron was doing a good job out there!ReplyDelete
It's amazing that the scent of whatever Baron was tracking suvives through the snow.ReplyDelete
Can't believe how much snow you still have. At least you and Baron aren't letting the weather keep you cooped up inside. It's interesting to think of the world of scent that dogs are familiar with but we know nothing about. If our noses were that sensitive we would know things like coyotes were laying just a hundred yards away in a hollow area. We humans miss out on a lot.ReplyDelete
What wonderful pictures of Baron doing his natural thing. Wonder what he was following?ReplyDelete
They are amazing when it comes to following a scent. It's a pleasure to watch them.ReplyDelete
He sure is growing into a beautiful boy.
I used to have German Shepherds and now have a standard poodle and a labradoodle. The face in the snow posture my sister and I call "bunny face." It makes them blind and deaf to all commands. Here in my neck of the woods we see a lot of bunny face as the voles begin to stir under the snow.ReplyDelete