Video: Hunting capercaillie with Finnish Spitz by Kristoffer Clausen. Jakt med spets.

edited November 2014 in Hunting & Working


  • Good video! Anyone have any information on that tent stove setup? Looks good.
  • I like him. Every time he visits North America, he always end up busting one of the myths perforated by show-fanciers.
  • Anyway, according to a hunter in Norway, the tent manufacturer in the video is:

    Stove is here:

    It's developed by Norwegian Defense Research and burns wood, diesel and kerosene.

    Not inexpensive, but supposedly perform like a champ.
  • Thanks Dave, looking at that stove, very interesting setup.
  • Great video.
  • Another myth broken Dave...

    One can not hunt capercallie with two dogs barking at the same time.

    I have heard that since I started this game 25 years ago, and I have had it happen to myself a few times, but this is really cool :)

    I love it when an old myth is busted in a conservative dog community!! :D
  • edited December 2014
    Never heard that one before. I have heard of a variation of it from a breeder in Texas which is:

    "The reason why Finnish Spitz never did well as a squirrel-dog in United States is because they fight at the tree, and American hunters don't know how to hunt with them solo".

    The person who exported Pavel from West Virginia (dog came from Kentucky, but stayed in WV for two weeks) disagreed with that statement and said all dogs have to be taught not fight over the game-- even his own squirrel-dogs when he was a kid.

    In gun-dog world, they call it "honoring":

    But the dogs in the video don't seem to fight?

    I know the two ladies who are hunting with their Norrbottenspitzes in Canada have no problem with pairs or trios; and they've already shot a few birds.
  • Excellent video! Thanks for sharing.
  • edited December 2014
    Protection of game is said to be normal, but I have to disagree. None of my dogs fight over game and I have never had to teach them this.
    Pervious dogs...yes. They where at times very agressive and protected the game.
    We even have hunters that are nervous when approaching the dog when game is shot.
    I think this is genetic.
    The dogs have to be tought not to protect and fight over it.

    A problem...? In some breeds, yes.
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