Interviewing Jay Lowry, owner of Ryglen Gundogs at the Dallas Safari Club Convention was not pre-planned. It occurred because 1) I passed by the Ryglen booth multiple times each day and 2) their two English Cocker Spaniels sitting on top of water barrels were beautiful and friendly and I couldn’t keep from petting them.
I probably should have taken the mantra ‘never work on camera with small children or pets’ to heart, but being upstaged by Jay’s beautiful dogs really wasn’t too damaging to my ego.
Because I am always interested in the shooting and hunting applications of any ‘product’, let’s review one of the most frequently asked questions about these UK-Imported English Cocker Spaniels: “What can you hunt with this breed?”
From the Ryglen website:
English Cockers can be used to flush and retrieve most any upland game bird as well as rabbits. Also they would make a great retriever for dove hunters. They could do waterfowl, but only in very mild weather, their coats are not water repellent as a Labrador’s is.
[Video and photos courtesy of Frances Arnold.]