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Old 08-17-2003, 12:45 AM
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Last week my Brittany died. I am now looking for another hunting companion. My question is what are the pros and cons of the Vizsla vs. the Brittany. I am also looking at relatively new breed the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. The primary aim is companionship, family and upland game esp. pheasant and quail. Any ideas would be appreciated.
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Old 08-17-2003, 09:38 PM
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Jalan, I have been a Brittany man for many years, From what I have seen of the Visula, my buddy had one and it just was not birdy and couldn' t smell bacon cooking. I know of one other and for some reason it does not Point, but has show championships from here to Sunday. I' d be real careful buying a Viz.. Brittany' s are usually good and easily checked for hunting ability. As you know they are a good family dog and all that stuff. If you had a loyal relationship with your past Brittany, why change, just for the fun of it? The other dog you are considering I know nothing about. Bob
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Old 08-18-2003, 11:12 PM
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JAlan - So sorry for your loss.

As a replacement, you might consider an English Setter puppy like mine, below (she is not for sale).

Sometimes a started dog is a nice get what you want and someone else has done all the work. Might cost you a bit more, but worth it in the long run.

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Old 08-22-2003, 12:12 AM
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JAlan, Would you conceder a German Shorthair Pointer. If you would let me know I am not that far from you.
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Old 09-01-2003, 02:36 PM
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I had a buddy that had a couple of Vizlas and both were good dogs.Good noses,solid on point and great with the family.I have a French Britt and he is all of the above also.I do prefer the hunting style of the Britt a little more.Just a little more animated and fun to watch.Sorry to here about the loss of your huntin' buddy.
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Old 09-02-2003, 10:50 AM
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I have hunted over both and have seen real good hunting vizla' s and real good hunting Brit' s, also seen real bad of both breeds as well.

They both have made great family members to.

Just a thought, but the vizla is a very short haired dog, not sure how bad your winters are or how late the seasons run, but the guy I know who hunts vizla' s has to be real careful on some late season hunts when it gets REAL cold here in the Northeast. It isn' t common but even 1 missed day due to cold would suck in my opinion. I don' t think Brit' s have the same problem.
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Old 09-07-2003, 10:42 PM
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Just a thought to ponder for you, look at this link and considder the breed.

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Old 09-08-2003, 08:04 PM
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Labs are a great all around dog, have you considered that?
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Old 09-11-2003, 02:51 PM
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Just a note of Thanks to all of you who for the advice recieved. I am gooing to pick up a French Brittany tomorrow in Kansas and am really looking forward to the new training challenge. Now for the loaded question. Anyone have any good resources ideas etc. on training
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