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Old 11-13-2012, 03:28 PM
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Mickey Finn
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Originally Posted by Doc E View Post
English Setters are the 'old standby', but in thick cover, it's very hard to beat a good Pointing Lab.



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Oh, I could beat one.

Close working seems to be the way to go here. German gun dogs are bred for the walking hunter. Which means they'll work close for you.

NAVHDA http://www.southerntier-navhda.org/ Should be your first stop. Look at the various dogs while they go through their paces. Talk to the other handlers. (Then get yourself a Drahthaar.) But train with NAVHDA. You'll be amazed at what a versatile dog can do. Working with the other handlers as you prepare for the various versatile tests. Will give you priceless insight.

Good hunting!
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