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Old 02-07-2012, 02:50 PM
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im 16 years old and my dad has two german shorthairs but i was wondering other good bird dogs that would be good for multible things other then pheasant and grouse
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:06 PM
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What kind of "other" birds are you talking about ?
Ducks ?
Geese ?
Quail ?

Or what ?



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Old 02-07-2012, 08:04 PM
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I've always liked Brittanys
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:07 AM
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boy,thats hard one.you have one of best all around dogs,GSP.
SMALL lab,females are smaller would be good choice but they are FLUSHERS.GSP is pointer.
this is from what i have seen and not all breeds.
brittany,lewellin setter,springer ,beagles are ones i saw hunt over years .each does better on different game.

SMALL LAB in my opinion is a real good dog if it comes from hunting stock.

while i was in so,dakota this year a dog i saw really impressed me.

they are called SMALL MUSTERLANDER.i have my name in for pup as we speak and hopefully will have SM in july.

my dog i have liked for 46 years is SMALL FIELD LAB.you cant go wrong with one from HUNTING STOCK.
but now i am a SM dog at top of my list but will always have LAB in my home and hunting behind my SM.
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Old 02-12-2012, 04:36 AM
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There are a lot of Versatile breeds. The NAVHDA would be a good starting point and has breed info.

http://www.navhda.org/
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:59 PM
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Drahthaar's are a very versatile hunting dog. Great pointers, trackers, retrievers etc. What ever you train them to hunt they will hunt and do a Damn good job at it.
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:27 PM
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wired hair pointing griffons great foot hunting dog and wonderful in the blind great temperaments. they can be pretty soft so choice your training method wisely
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted by scribe917k View Post
Drahthaar's are a very versatile hunting dog. Great pointers, trackers, retrievers etc. What ever you train them to hunt they will hunt and do a Damn good job at it.
I have a Drahthaar and she is unbelieveable in the woods. Like he said can do it all and some.

Fantastic breed.
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Old 04-15-2012, 04:18 PM
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Springer, Boynkin.
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:50 PM
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I've got a female yellow lab now and she was incredible but she is retired with bad hips and I just ordered an wirehaired vizsla. I have heard real good things about these dogs and I am looking forward to finding out first hand.
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