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Saying Goodbye

Bill reporting on the Canadian prairies. On Tuesday morning, Mazie and I each received emails from our great friend Bill Allen’s son Michael informing us that Bill had passed away peacefully early that morning. We… Read article


There is an academy of thought to which I belong which has, as an article of faith, the feeling that one cannot learn how to judge anything as complicated as a dog’s performance by reading… Read article

A Runaway Christmas

Our best Christmas ever was painted by a runaway white and black “Commander” setter that Carl Jr. Duffield gave me. His name was “Nip”. Carl and I had a long, hilarious friendship that began when he… Read article

Horse Tales

It may be difficult for modern field trialers to visualize a time when few, if any, competitors brought their own horses to the competition. Nowadays there are special trailers to haul several horses and as… Read article

Bird Dog Odyssey III

(Author’s Note: Our two prior installments were presented in “third person” because much of the material was objective and common to at least the two youths, if not, indeed’ general knowledge collected by many in… Read article


Running Dog


Strideaway is an online publication founded in 2008. We are dedicated to promoting the great sport of American pointing dog field trials, in particular American Field sanctioned trials for pointers and setters. Our objective is to present the voices and ideas of experienced trainers, handlers, breeders and other knowledgeable participants and enthusiasts from the past to the present — amateurs and professionals alike. Whether All-Age or Shooting Dog, Horseback or Walking Trials, we place particular emphasis on wild bird field trials and the dogs that compete in them. We present richly illustrated articles and stories, podcast interviews and other types of media on a regular basis with the hope of providing an ever expanding, searchable archive of information relevant to pointing dog field trials.Read article

This website is dedicated to our ever faithful friend, Bill Allen who passed away peacefully and surrounded by his loving family on January 25, 2022 at the age of 96. We will miss him but he left us the greatest of gifts, his wonderful writings in a book we published for the 3rd time in 2021: The Unforgettables and Other True Fables.

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