- Hunting & Wingshooting
- Sporting Activities
- Lodging & Dining
- Conferences & Events
Joshua Creek Ranch has professionally trained field dogs -- pointers, flushers and retrievers -- that are handled by experienced guides on all upland bird hunts. They are truly a sight to behold as they expertly perform their job in the field. You'll enjoy watching the variety of breeds at work: English Setters, German Short-Hair Pointers, Springers, Brittanies, and the energetic, hardworking little English Cockers. We're always thrilled to greet the arrival of a new litter of pups and we're always happy to offer some of those pups for sale when they're ready to be weened. From time to time we will also announce the arrival of litters of pups from our friends and members.
Check below under “Kennel Announcements” for news about puppies for sale, or retired dogs needing good homes.
We welcome you to board your hunting dog(s) at Joshua Creek Ranch, and we offer a unique training program that ultimately includes the possibility of our guides working your dog(s) in the JCR hunting program.
Call the Ranch (830-537-5090) for details, history, and ages of available dogs. From time to time we will have retired dogs for sale or to give to a good home. Also, we often have puppies for sale! Please call to find out if we have a litter ready to go, or one on the way! A list is maintained of folks interested in acquiring a pup from the JCR kennels.
De-skunking recipe for your dog
If your dog is like our dogs, they have the occasional encounter with a skunk. Of course, the aftermath is quite fowl! We found a “de-skunking“ recipe that really works! The next time your dog has a close encounter of the skunk kind, try this:
- 1 quart hydrogen peroxide
- 1/4 tsp of baking soda
- 1 tsp of liquid dishwashing soap (preferably Dawn or Joy)
- Apply this sudsy, bubbly concoction to your dog's fur. Be sure the fur is thoroughly wet. Then rinse with water. (Be aware that the hydrogen peroxide can lighten dark fur!)
Note: The proportions above are for a cat or small dog. You will have to adjust according to the size of your pet.
Think About This. . .
If you can start the day without caffeine;
If you can get going without pep pills;
If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles;
If you can eat the same food everyday and be grateful for it;
If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time;
If you can overlook it when something goes wrong through no fault of your own, and those you love take it out on you;
If you can take criticism and blame without resentment;
If you can ignore a friend’s limited education and never correct him;
If you can overlook ignorance and bad temper;
If you can resist treating a rich friend better than a poor friend;
If you can face the world without lies and deceit;
If you can conquer tension without medical help;
If you can relax without liquor;
If you can sleep without the aid of drugs;
If you can say honestly that deep in your heart you have no prejudice against race, creed, color, religion, sexual orientation, or politics;
Then, my friend, you are almost as good as your dog.
Remember Joshua Creek Ranch welcomes your dog to hunt with you, and we can board and train your dog(s) for you!