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Looking for a grouse dog for a beginner.

Old 12-21-2012, 05:08 PM
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Get yourself a Springer or a Brittany.
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:09 AM
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In my area GSP's and visla's are the most common.
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:51 AM
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Setters are the ultimate in grouse dogs. Sure other breeds can find some grouse when hunted on them regularly, but a setter with a bell is the standard that all other dogs are measured in teh grouse woods.

I high;y recommend finding some local breeders that grouse hunt. Go visit them and get a feel for how their dogs hunt. Pick a breeder that has dogs hunting how you want to hunt and get a pup. If they do training there as well, all the better.

Buy the breeder, not the breed. It's better in the end.
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:31 AM
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Remember; the only way to train bird dogs, is with birds & repetition !
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:02 PM
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Default grouse dog

Setters .........
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:57 AM
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Check out wirehaired pointing griffons. I have a deposit on one now. They have a strong drive to hunt and are a close working dog. The fact they are hypoallergenic was the big factor for me.
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:35 PM
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Email me if you have not find your dog yet. I will help you out I think more than these few short comments left [email protected]
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