Guard Rail

Guard Rail was already dead, when I started going to field trials about 25 years ago.  He had died tragically on December 26, 1984 in an accident on Interstate 95 in Woodbridge, Virginia as his owner Gene Casale and Truman Cowles were headed down the road to spend the winter working dogs and attending trials […]

New Guide Joins the Wild Apple Team

For the last few years Tim Kisieleski has often joined our hunts here at Wild Apple Kennel Guide Service.  He didn’t carry a gun or receive compensation, but came along to help with the clients and get the opportunity to work his own dogs.  In part because of Tim’s help, I turn away more people […]

FaceBook vs the Blog

I first started this blog in 2010 on another site and the frequency of my posts has been on a long downward spiral.  When I started the blog it was the best way to communicate with people interested in the dogs, their training and hunting, our field trialing, and my observations on life among the […]

Saturday’s Trial

I’ve been working with bird dogs for about 30 years now and have had the good fortune to have four really exceptional dogs to go along with many good ones.   The first was a setter that Lloyd Murray of Long Gone Kennels gave me named Stokely’s Diablo Buddy he came from a litter that […]