Henry Chappell

Equestrian Roundup: Oklahoma’s Express Ranches

Bob Funk’s mission in life is to put people to work. Over the course of his career as the founder, CEO, and chairman of Express Employment Professionals, Funk has bettered the lives of tens of thousands by helping them find

Posted in Equestrian, Feature, Gustav Schmiege, Henry Chappell, News Desk, Oklahoma, Southwest

Land’s Best Friend: Rat Terrier

A True American: Few breeds can rival the New World heritage of the rat terrier. Their ancestors — various crosses of Manchester terrier, fox terrier, and English terrier — came to America from the British Isles with hardscrabble miners and

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The Spirit of Wyoming: Wagonhound Land and Livestock Co.

Wyman Meinzer and Henry Chappell have collaborated on a number of stunning books, including 6666: Portrait of a Texas Ranch (2004); Working Dogs of Texas (2009); and Under One Fence: The Waggoner Ranch Legacy (2010). The duo’s most recent collaboration, The Spirit

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Posted in Cattle, Conservation, Equestrian, Feature, Henry Chappell, News Desk, West, Wyoming

Land’s Best Friend: The English Pointer

When it comes to bird-dogging, none can compare to the English pointer. In 1909, Manitoba Rap became the first English pointer to win the National Bird Dog Championship. The breed has completely dominated major field trial competition ever since. When

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Land’s Best Friend: The English Setter

This Brit is a natural in all respects. More than one pointer aficionado has told me, “I’m a pointer man forever, but the best all-around shooting dog I ever saw was an English setter.” This breed most likely developed from

Posted in Dogs, Feature, Henry Chappell

Land’s Best Friend: German Wirehaired Pointer

If the German shorthaired pointer is the sports car of the dock-tail pointing breeds, then consider the German wirehaired pointer a muddy ranch pickup. This breed makes up with personality and practicality what it lacks in beauty and pointing style.

Posted in Dogs, Feature, Henry Chappell, News Desk

Land’s Best Friend: Boykin Spaniel

Handsome, talented, and a splendid companion – the Boykin lives up to its rich heritage. He’ll flush your upland game, fetch your ducks and doves, and look great lying on your sofa. No matter where you live, if you’re an

Posted in Dogs, Feature, Henry Chappell

Land’s Best Friend: Blue Lacy

In the heart of cattle country, the Blue Lacy shines. In 2005, the State of Texas designated the Blue Lacy Texas’s official dog breed. This selection took place almost 150 years after Kentucky’s Lacy brothers — Frank, George, Ewing, and

Posted in Dogs, Feature, Henry Chappell, News Desk

For Sale: Oregon’s Smith Brothers Ranch

Bob Smith admits that outsiders might consider his country, the rugged ranchland of east-central Oregon’s Columbia Plateau, a little dry. “Yeah, I’ve heard that,” he said. “But we get six or seven inches of rain per year, and we ran as

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Posted in Cattle, Conservation, Farming, Feature, Henry Chappell, News Desk, Pacific, Regional News

Land’s Best Friend: Chesapeake Bay Retriever

If you’re a field trialer and perfectionist who expects a highly tractable retriever that always handles precisely, get a Lab. But if you’re a hardcore waterfowler and a bit of a maverick who admires resourcefulness and pure, cussed determination more

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Posted in 2011 Summer, Dogs, Feature, Henry Chappell, News Desk

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