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By Parker Heinlein
Outdoors Columnist 

Dot Is Much Different From Her Predecessors


September 14, 2022

It took me years to make the change.

I always felt I could control my dogs with just voice commands or a whistle.

And while I still maintain that approach worked over many years, some of my hunting partners might disagree.

Then I got Dot and quickly realized it was time to switch tactics.

Supposedly a springer spaniel -- or so say her AKC papers -- she’s a bit different than any of my previous springers. I’m beginning to suspect she’s part greyhound with a dash of Border collie thrown in just for fun.

Granted, I picked her out for her unusual markings. Nearly all white except for a bl...

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