Dog or Bitch?

by Simon Lusk


Bruce & Mabo with two roosters from a river one sunny afternoon in May 2012.

I’ve got two dogs, because my dogs have been tougher than my bitches. Bruce & Mabo go through anything, while Fudge and Lucy haven’t liked the thick stuff.

There are all sorts of reasons to get a dog or a bitch, but the most important reason to me is their hunting ability. A dog that doesn’t like the thick stuff is frustrating, especially if they do what Lucy does and points. Lucy will point when she knows there are birds in the Blackberry or Matagouri, and she does even go in there if I fire a shot to encourage her.