One thing about owning a "big-running" bird dog is that Bailey is often "out of sight."
The Vizsla rust-colored coat blends in perfectly with the fall landscape.
In a field trial, a new rule allows for the dog to wear a tracking collar, but the hand-held receiver can not be activated unless the dog is lost.
In that situation the dog is out of the contest anyway.
Many dogs have been lost for hours or days during field trial events. Some never have been found.
A wise investment is a quality GPS dog tracking system. The best is the Garmin.
So before our South Dakota hunting trip, I am getting a Garmin Astro with G30 tracking collar for Bailey.