Written by: Jennifer Miller, Greystone Castle
At Greystone Castle, we use several different breeds of dogs for flushing and retrieving birds. While Labs are the most well-known, hands down the crowd favorites are the spunky Cocker Spaniels! We use English Field Cockers with distinct bloodlines tracing back to some of the best dogs in Europe. This imported blood results in a dog with a longer nose, shorter coat, and great hunting disposition. They have endless energy, which is very useful for a long day in the field, but then they are perfectly happy to snuggle on the couch, usually upside down!
All Greystone-trained dogs start out with basic obedience. This includes time on the stake out to learn patience and time in hand learning basic commands like heal and stay. (See above.)
Greystone Castle is an Orvis-endorsed wingshooting lodge in Mingus, Texas.