One of the really cool things about attending a gundog-centric event like Pheasant Fest is that you get the chance to see so many different gundog breeds under one roof. It really is a unique opportunity, and I can’t think of any other venue where you can see such a diversity of working gundog breeds from, literally, all over the world. Some of them look familiar enough to where you can at least take a guess at what they are, and some of them you simply don’t have a clue.

Here are two of the many breeds represented at this year’s show. I’d like to do something a little different from the usual caption contest, so what you have to do is figure out what they are. One of them might be an easy guess for some of you, as the breed — while still very much a novelty — is gaining in popularity. The other one will be a little more difficult to identify, and even harder to pronounce correctly.


Which is which? I ‘aint sayin, but I’m gonna bet against the collective wisdom and predict that none of you identify both breeds correctly. Yep, that’s a challenge…

Put your guesses in the comments section and I’ll announce the winner (or winners) next Monday. The winner receives a super-sweet nylon training gear bag, courtesy of Tri-Tronics.

In the event of a tie or multiple correct guesses I’ll go with the first person who got it right. And in the event that no one guesses correctly, I get to keep the bag myself. So good luck. Or perhaps, not…