One of my favorite TV channels is Encore Westerns. Yesterday I saw an episode of Bonanza called "The Bucket Dog". An Irish Setter that was saved from being bucketed as a puppy due to "poor looks" must win a trial if the new owner is to keep her. One setter had a show look and the bucket dog did have more of a working dog look. OK, a lot of dramatic contrivance but an entertaining show nevertheless. The dogs quartered and pointed (fairly well I might add) but some points looked fake---the dogs "pointed" with their mouths open and smiling. I suspect more than two dogs were used as actors and some points were really a "stand-stay".
Again, entertaining. Any comments? Have you seen this episode? Have you shot over an Irish Setter?
(Bucketing=drowning a puppy)