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Flushing Dogs

In the midst of the all the media hysteria and political establishment temper tantrums over Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee’s attempt to defund ObamaCare, Sarah Palin just wrote: Cruz and Lee acted as the grassroots’ flushing dogs or critters says Palin for Breitbart.com and of course posted on her Facebook a tool that she has become an expert at using.

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Hunters know what flushing dogs do. Cruz and Lee were acting as the grassroots’ flushing dogs. Their actions showed us who was willing to stand up for hard working Americans and who wasn’t. We thank Senators Vitter, Paul, Crapo, Enzi, Fischer, Roberts, Scott, Heller, Grassley, Toomey, Moran, Rubio, Shelby, Risch, Inhofe, Portman, and Sessions for standing with Cruz and Lee, wrote Sarah Palin.  Read full article HERE.

But although hunters know what flushing dogs do, most Americans do not.

Wikipedia: Essentially, a Flushing Dog is a gundog trained to flush game, especially birds, by first finding the game then driving it from its hiding place for a hunter to shoot or capture. Flushing dogs are different from other gundog types such as pointers and setters, dogs which remain still after locating the game, or retrievers, dogs that fetch the game after it has been shot. Some types of dogs have been specially bred for flushing ability, such as cockers and other spaniels. Other breeds of gundog are also often trained as flushing dogs, especially retrievers. Most flushing dogs are very people-friendly and make excellent companions and pets.[1]

Hunters will tell you, nothing beats a well-trained flushing dog for exciting upland action on birds and small game, and much of their success lies in the training.

But, great flushing dogs are born, not made, and the best trainer in the world would be sorely pressed to compensate for a canine’s faulty genes. Unfortunately, picking a pup is more art than science, no matter how much kennel browsing you’ve done.

When I’m in the market for a puppy, I start shopping by looking through the classified ads in local papers and networking with fellow dog owners. The tip that resulted in finding my current field companion was passed along with the mashed potatoes at a Pheasants Forever fund-raising dinner. I bit right away because the tipster shared my love for flushing breeds and knew exactly what I was looking for. Even better, the litter of puppies he had in mind were the offspring of another avid hunter’s prize bitch. That dog was the nemesis of neighborhood birds, and I rightly suspected her pups would be chips off the old block.

So, before you check out a puppy, ask yourself just what you want in a dog. Then meet your prospects’ sire and dam too, if they are available for inspection. Only then will you be ready to start comparing littermates.

Sarah Palin would probably tell you that great servants of the people like Cruz and Lee are also born, not made. Although if you ever heard Ted Cruz’s dad, Raphael Cruz, speak… you might question that.

Video: South Dakota Pheasant Hunting (2013)

By Marion Algier – JOMP

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October 1, 2013 - Posted by | animal behavior, Animal Related Education, animals, Dogs, Dogs, Just One More Pet, Pet and Animal Training | , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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  1. […] Hunters know what flushing dogs do. Cruz and Lee were acting as the grassroots’ flushing dogs. Their actions showed us who was willing to stand up for hard working Americans and who wasn’t. We thank Senators Vitter, Paul, Crapo, Enzi, Fischer, Roberts, Scott, Heller, Grassley, Toomey, Moran, Rubio, Shelby, Risch, Inhofe, Portman, and Sessions for standing with Cruz and Lee. […]

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