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Bird dog opinions???

Old 02-12-2006, 08:46 PM
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Animal Genetics

I was responding to start, - Woodsman66
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Old 02-13-2006, 01:25 PM
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I had a college professor who always reminded us of the saying “ There may be more difference within a breed than between breeds.” Whatever breed you go with be careful to get a proven field bloodline with no behavior quirks and no genetic health problems, and then give that dog every chance to be successful. There are few things in life more beautiful to watch than a well trained pointing dog and his master at work. Seek professional help when training and enjoy the process. If you do it right your life will be forever changed. I am a Weimaraner owner. I grew up with Weims and have grown to love the dog for many reasons. When I was a youngster I hunted everything from swamp rabbits to wounded deer with the Weims. As an adult I only now hunt quail. Do your homework and pick a breed that fits your game, lifestyle and maintenance schedule.
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Old 02-13-2006, 05:24 PM
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Here are a couple pictures of my 2 English Pointers...Thewhite and liver ispup is out of Sir Lancelot and is 7 months old and the white and orange is my older female and she is pointing a quial.



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Old 02-13-2006, 06:09 PM
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Nice looking dogs. I love it when their tales go up like that...
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Old 02-13-2006, 08:28 PM
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fine looking dogs you got there isshe!!!
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Old 02-13-2006, 10:29 PM
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Thanks Guys...my older female is due to have pups the 1st part of March...I bred her to a son of Sir Lancelot....should be a good litter.
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Old 02-15-2006, 01:39 PM
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Oh how I love dog talk. You're getting a lot of good advice here. I would recommend joining a club of some type where hte members have many different breeds. This will allow you to see how the different breeds hunt before making your choice.

I have both a Setter and a Springer. I hunt primarily Grouse, and Woodcock. Both dogs work great, but if I had to have only one I'd go with the springer. The springer has hunter everything I've had the desire to chase, including ducks and geese. Her style of hunting works well for me, as she hunts quite meticulouslyon hot scent, handles easily, and retrieves beautifully.

There are situation when the Setter is the better dog to have on the ground. Up north I cover a lot more ground when I'm hunting, and the springer couldn't do this.

Either way, I'm having a good time.

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Old 02-17-2006, 08:54 PM
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A Brittany works well even up here in the north land several people I know of use them ! Myself I prefer the rugged for the tough terrain that could be
encountered. But alot of it is personal preference what you want is what you want. If you want something that ranges out get something ruggedand steady .
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Old 02-18-2006, 12:31 AM
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As a breeder said when I called years ago to compare the breed I was looking to get from him with the brittany I owned. The breeder said, "I would not hunt with brittany." Having now had the other breed for over 14 years, he was right. I will never own or hunt with a brittany again. They just can't cut it.[8D]
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Old 02-18-2006, 07:55 AM
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My ex-girlfriends dad used to duck hunt with their Brittany "Katie" it really teaches you something when you see those little dogs dragging a goose back out of the water that is damn near as big as them. Also the Barber in my town breeds Brittany's and they are some pretty sharp upland dogs. Overall, I am impressed with the Brittany's I have met in my life.
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