Superior Pointers - Fine Bird Dogs - Elhew Pointers

Garmin Alpha 100

We have been evaluating the new Garmin Alpha in the grouse woods for several weeks. Our preliminary conclusion is that this innovative, integrated GPS mapping device/e-collar combination constitutes the pointing dog handler's "holy grail". The GPS unit acquires satellite signals quickly, and maintains contact in dense tree canopy and rugged terrain. The programmable e-collar function provides the handler with an instant choice of tone, and multiple levels of momentary and continuous stimulation. The enhanced efficiency and safety provided by the Garmin Alpha are so consequential, that we cannot envision ever again working a pointing dog without it. Whether you hunt the northwoods, oak savannahs, sagebrush flats, frozen cattail sloughs, mesquite hills, or rolling prairies, you will find the Alpha to be an indispensable tool.

We will publish a comprehensive account of our Alpha impressions and experiences after the season. For insight into the operation and function of the unit see Steve Snell's excellent critique at, Lions County Supply's review at, or visit