Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever.
When I see the whole world I’ll let you know!
Sierra is a professional sportswoman, taxidermist, and photographer in Nebraska. We can't do her story justice, hear it straight from her here.
My dad [Alex Langbell]. He has been hunting for a very long time and has made a respected name for himself in the hunting industry. There isn’t anyone I trust more to give me advice than him.
I will never forget any of my dogs, they all have their own personalities and you form a special bond with each and everyone of them in a different way.
Ducks all day, in small water anywhere I am able.
There are so many. My Nova Scotia’s first hunt, she weighed about 30 lbs. That day we shot 3 black ducks, which made it that much more special. We were also shooting big honkers into small water and watching her work so hard at only 7 months old was pretty amazing. It was special to watch her work so hard at such a young age and only weighing 30 lbs.
I have a lot funny stories involving Aspen, she’s the comedian of the dog bunch.
One story that always sticks out to me is when we were duck hunting and she didn’t want to get in the water (because she is a diva). So she jumped on a chunk of ice and rode it all the way to the other side of the bank to retrieve the duck. We all laughed so hard because her plan actually worked. Of course, until she had to get in the water on the way back.
Teach your dog to use its nose and don’t forget to let it hunt on its own. A lot of people try to control the dog to find a bird, when really you need to trust the dog to find the bird with very little help from you.
I start mine smelling birds and trying to find them in thick brush at a young age. I’ve hunted with a lot of dogs who are master hunters but they don’t use their noses and they rely too heavily on their handlers for direction. I have seen one get out hunted by an 11 month old who only knows how to use its eyes and nose and that’s it. I want my dog to be able to find the duck without me directing it all the time.
German Shepherd. I’ve always loved those dogs and someday I will own one when I have more land.
I am a huge animal lover, I think it just comes from that. I am the girl who cries during most dog movies.
Drifter went from Nebraska to California on a plane at 8 months old. And then we drove to Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming before we headed back to Nebraska. Oakley is 8 and has traveled all over the country, making several moves over 2000+ miles.