This is not intended as a "who has the best scent / tracking dog etc" just some of the things your dog may have done that leaves you in disbelief or wondering how it did that! What got me thinking was my usual walk before work yesterday, 0500 hours I walk my dogs in an area where the odd roe, fox or pheasant can be seen. I was on my way back along a rough footpath with overgrown rough ground on both sides there was about 5"-6" of fresh snow over everything and no noticable breeze, when my Weimaraner bitch suddenly stopped dead on the path, raised her nose to the left and looked at me for her next command. she then made her way 15-20 yds to a clump of bramble that was covered in snow circled it and went on point. I gave her the command and as she advanced out came 2 pheasants. now these birds would have been there from the previous evening and before it started snowing. I could not believe that she had been able to scent these birds in these circumstances.