Welcome to the site of REDTAIL Golden Retrievers.
In addition to retrieving hunted waterfowl, Golden Retrievers are bred to flush upland game. Golden Retrievers that point are uncommon. When a bird dog points, they freeze in position, staring at the bird and thus alerting the hunter to the bird's location. They hold perfectly still until released to flush. For a flusher, pointing is "officially" considered a "fault" even though it is a clear advantage to the hunter.
Our first pointing Golden Retrievers were Coarsegold Redtail Firefall Blaze SH WCX "Blaze" and Golden Bo Thomas SH WCX "Tom". Tom was grandpup to our first Golden, Bo. Their offspring Redtail's Wind Walker JH - "Hawk" also pointed as did some of his siblings. Our young female, Bliss, is Hawk's granddaughter. We were delighted when she pointed her first season out.
This is a naturally occurring trait of instinct and not a taught behavior. If you have one of our pups that points and would like him/her included in this gallery, please contact us.
Bliss on point. Her grandsire, great-grandsire and great-granddam were all pointing Golden Retrievers.
Sailor is also a natural pointing Golden. Here's a photo of him on point, holding until signaled by us to flush the pheasant.
Bliss on point.
Bliss on point.
Sailor on point.
Redtails Ruff N Tumblin Tucker JH - "Tucker" son of our Blaze and Tom, owned by Brett and Tracy Predmore, is also a pointing Golden Retriever. No pics of him pointing, yet.
Bliss - Redtail's Guilty Pleasure
Bliss points another. Bliss hold a tight point.
Sailor leans over the dike to keep an eye on the pheasant while his hunter approaches.
Sailor waits until Tim gives him the command to flush.
Tim maneuvers into shooting position as Bliss points.
Bliss flushes the pheasant.
Phanny's second season out she locks up on point.
Tim wants to be sure Mary sees Phanny's first point.
Bliss holds point while Tim approaches.
Sailor's first hunt after a training accident. He's still pointing even with his custom orthotic.
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