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Puppies! Our annual photo album of some of your favorites.

Beautiful and graceful! Gracie is an eight-week-old Irish red and white setter who, according to owner Judy Baumgartner of Kiel, WI, always has something in her mouth.

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Mayson the Intrepid Green Machine is a pointing Lab from Portland, OR. Mayson now loves to hunt both upland and waterfowl birds and is owned by Daniel D. Son.

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PAW-fection! English springer spaniel Raintree I've Got A Secret--"Ivy" for short--is owned by Deb Brueggemann.

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A beautiful autumn portrait, hands down ... or tails up! Loki is an eight-week-old Ryman English setter exploring his new home in Stoughton, WI. He is owned by Diana Peterson.

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Nap time! "Am I a puppy or a pillow?" These German shorthair pups are owned by Gary W. Grubb of Richmond, VA.

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The face of an angel but a real spitfire, according . to owner Christa McCoy, Nyla is an eight-week-old Labrador sired by FC AFC Jazztime's Hanging Chad.

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Pictured at three months is Gordon setter Sandpiper's Ceilidh for Glen 'Mor. Ceilidh (pronounced Kay-lee) is now 13 months old and has three of the four qualifications for her AKC Junior Hunter Title. She is owned by Jim MacWalter of Pembroke, MA.

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This comely young lady is a German shorthaired pointer named Josie. She is owned by Barb Edberg of Duluth, MN.

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Talk about high style! Murray's Jazzy Attitude was just 10 weeks old in this photograph. Jazz is an English pointer owned by Jarod Murray of Kuna, ID.

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At the age of four months, Anya vom Sun Dial completes her first water retrieve. The Deutsche Drahthaar is owned by Diana Wise of Minnesota.

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Funny, curious and loving, Fancee Fae de la Cheneraie is a seven-week-old Epagneul Breton (French Brittany) owned by Dan and Marilyn Hays of Carl Junction, MO.

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"Am I supposed to fetch this thing?" Fern the curly-coated retriever was photographed by owner Sarah Shull of Greenville, MI.

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Tuckered out after a day of training in the bird field, Jazzin Hot Sweet and Sour ("Jocelyn") is a five-month-old Clumber spaniel owned by Virginia Wimmer of Whitehall, MI.

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A born water dog, for sure! Labrador retriever Aries, named for the god of war, is more likely to slobber you to death than make an enemy, according to owner Shannon Gonzales of Navarre, FL.

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Candace Cameron of Stanchfield, MN, is the proud owner of Winnie, a six-month-old Lab. Winnie's quirks include cocking her head whenever "0 Canada" is played before televised hockey games.

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This eight-week-old fellow is a Chesapeake Bay retriever named Downing Creek Rowdy's Ridge. Chris and Christina Spruill of Plymouth, NC, are the owners/breeders of the handsome Chessie.

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Whisky Makers Mark Bullet, named (with permission) for the famous distillery near where she was born in Kentucky, is getting birdy at 12 weeks of age. Whisky, a Brittany, is owned by Karen and Charlie Nichols of Cross Lanes, WV.

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"Izn't" she lovely? "Izzy, my hunting Airedale, is an amazing dog and a wonderful hunter of ducks, geese, pheasant and grouse," says owner Brian Bolier.

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Paxson is a seven-month-old English setter from Beirl's Setters in WI; he now lives in Salcha, AK, with his owners Ryan and Delila Schmidt and has already hunted ptarmigan and ruffed, spruce and sharp-tailed grouse.

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This English springer spaniel is five-month-old Isabella. Her owner, Annette Snow of Vancouver, WA, declares that she is receiving great training from the family's English setter.

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"Labs suns!" That's "Good dog!" in Latvian, and Latvia is the home of this 10-month-old Weimaraner owned by Pavel Francev.

Pudelpointer Rina, shown on her first pheasant hunt at five months, has since added ruffed grouse and woodcock to her roster. Rina is owned by James and Rose Mary Frazer of Ortonville, MI.

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Power nap! The leg of owner Randy Wilkerson of Fairfield, OH, makes a great pillow for Indy, a 12-week-old, fox-red pointing Labrador retriever.

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In memory of Apollo, a Brittany submitted by Justine Gibbon of Kindred, ND. Apollo enjoyed chasing birds, pointing birds, swimming after birds and dreaming about birds. Apollo was a hunting partner, competition dog, companion and beloved family member.

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Welsh springer spaniel Brady has the stuffed pheasant, but his sister Katie is closing in for the steal. Their sire, Gunner, was pictured in the article "Red, White and Rare" in the December 2010/January/ February 2011 issue of Gun Dog. Angela Wrenn co-owns Brady with Derrick and Gayle McKercher; Angela co-owns Katie with Erik and Michelle Mogus.

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"What a great breed of dog!" says Shelly Vallieu Chadwick of her German shorthair. Paige is Shelly's first gun dog, and never again can she imagine not having a GSP in the house.

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Hunting poodles! This litter of poodles, photographed at four weeks, is owned by Angie and Rich Louter of Louter Creek Hunting Poodles.

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Summer, a mellow golden retriever, is owned by Wildfowl magazine editor Paul Wait.

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Boru (named for the last High King of Ireland) has been a model Labrador puppy, according to owner Brian McClintock, and other than coming like a freight train when called or retrieving sticks in the yard, he has good control over his energetic spurts.

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Whiteout! English setter Rainbow Ballerina is owned by Dean Reinke and Cathy Lewis.

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Chris and Liam Childress of Kirksville, MO, submitted this photo of Speck, their Labrador at 11 weeks, carrying a green-winged teal drake.

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Three-month-old Boykin spaniel Buckwheat is a great partner in the woods and at home. He loves to chase birds and will retrieve anything that falls from the sky, says owner Tom Kenny of Wellsville, MO.

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This nine-week-old Irish red and white setter, shown sight-pointing in the backyard, is owned by Sally Nusslock.

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Colonel Buck's Smokingun (aka "Gunner") is a regal-looking four-month-old German shorthair owned by Cory and Danielle Tegtman of Stamford, NE.

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Owned by Susan Ostby of Sunburst, MT, October Snowy Mountain Blue is an eight-week-old English setter. True to his breeding, Blue pointed his first ruffed grouse at 11 weeks of age.

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Want more?

For more photos of readers' puppies, go to www.gundogmag.com.

CAPTIONS BY JAMIE LAMB
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