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YOUR DOG
Last Post 18 Oct 2009 09:43 PM by Hillbilly. 84 Replies.
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BobUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:550 Bob
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09 Jul 2009 01:04 PM

    Tell us about your dog. Post a picture if you have one.

    My Birddoog is a Brittany. He is 10 years old come September 1 and in his 9th hunting season. He loves to hunt all upland birds but his #1 is Pheasant. He hunted them most as a pup and I guess that is why. In that picture, the pheasant is about 12 inches inside that clump of weeds.....Bob

     

    My Dog And I Are A Team. We Practice Every Day. I Always Trust Tony, He Knows More Than I do.
    PorknbeansUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:542 Porknbeans
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    13 Jul 2009 08:29 AM

    Great pic, Bob.  I've got a Brit too, but she is only 5.  I don't get her out as much as I'd like, but she's a wonderful member of our family.

    I'll have to try and post a pic after I figure out how.

     

    Porknbeans Grand High Pooba of the Fraternal Order of Procrastinators
    llewellinUser is Offline Happy Puppy Happy Puppy Send Private Message Posts:102 llewellin
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    16 Jul 2009 01:41 PM
    i have an english setter who is 2 years old. she is a very birdy and driven dog. she just wants to hunt and run. she is force broken, almost steady to wing and shot (some slight work still needs to be done but we are working every day) she does not have the best nose as far as scenting a bird from very far away. she will maybe scent the bird from 15-20 yards at most and will get birdy and creep until going on point 5-10 feet from the bird. she is a close working dog but i am starting to see the benefits of letting the dog range she is a very fast dog coming from field trial stock but she can go at that pace for 4 + hours. when we let her range she checks back in fairly frequently. she is my favorite hunting buddy. and my favorite thing in the world is seeing her lock up on point and working with her to produce birds
    BertUser is Offline Pheasant Chick Pheasant Chick Send Private Message Posts:51 Bert
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    27 Jul 2009 02:15 PM

    I I have a 5 year old Black Lab that I've trained with The Smartworks Program.

    My little buddy loves to hunt anything with feathers.(HE HATES WOODCOCKS) He will find the downed Woodcock for you but you can't get him to pick it off the ground.

    His nose for birds is second to none. My dog loves thick cover and the edges of woods. He is a lean mean hunting machine. He is whistle, hand signal and verbally trained.

    NRA Life Member, NRA Cert. Personal Protection Pistol Instructor, NRA Cert. RSO, Class III RSO/KCR
    HillbillyUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:706 Hillbilly
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    27 Jul 2009 03:13 PM
    Wow I got to many to list 8 GSP's, 3 Griffons, 5 pointing labs, and 2 EP's all of which I hunt Grouse, Chukar, Quail, Huns, and Phez in my home state of Oregon we also hunt sage hen sometimes. I use a couple different training methods depending on the dog. And I have medium but wide ranging pointing dogs to close working pointing dogs to cover the diversity of birds I hunt. We hunt the pointing labs just like any other lab they point flush and retrieve plus they are trained to take hand and whistle signals.
    Life's Short Play Hard
    BobUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:550 Bob
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    27 Jul 2009 04:09 PM
    Man Hillbilly you do have dogs. I have my hands full with one. That is far to many for this old soul......Bob
    My Dog And I Are A Team. We Practice Every Day. I Always Trust Tony, He Knows More Than I do.
    HillbillyUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:706 Hillbilly
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    28 Jul 2009 09:53 AM
    Some are my son's but I don't work just do the dog thing so I have time. plus I hunt birds more then alot during season and have plenty of ground to run on . This weekend we're doing the catch and release thing for 2 days. I got the photographer going sunday so I'll have some cool pics.
    Life's Short Play Hard
    bailey blueUser is Offline Pheasant Egg Pheasant Egg Send Private Message Posts:21 bailey blue
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    28 Jul 2009 11:08 AM
    I have a one year old GSP that is a great hunting companion, and family member. She's great with my three girls, and they love her to pieces. We hunt mainly released birds at our club, but do get out for grouse here and there. There's is nothing better than seeing her ear to ear grin as she's bounding above the high grass to "check in" with Dad. That and the abrupt "rearend in the front seat" stop when she's got the delicious scent of pheasant blowing in the breeze.
    jballardUser is Offline Pheasant Egg Pheasant Egg Send Private Message Posts:40 jballard
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    28 Jul 2009 07:31 PM

    I have a chocolate lab.  Great dog but getting old (Near 10 now)  I keep thinking about a new dog but I'm not sure what I would get and I know my dog would be really sad to see me load another dog in the truck with my gun.  Even at 10 it's still hard to keep him out of my truck if I get my gun out.

    Emerson The Chocolate Lab Hunting Dog

     

    BobUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:550 Bob
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    28 Jul 2009 08:44 PM

    Jballard, I'm in the same boat with my dog, he'll be 10 Sept. 1. I think I'll wait untill he has problems hunting before I get a new one. He so much a part of my life, I find it hard to think of going hunting without him......Bob

    My Dog And I Are A Team. We Practice Every Day. I Always Trust Tony, He Knows More Than I do.
    llewellinUser is Offline Happy Puppy Happy Puppy Send Private Message Posts:102 llewellin
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    29 Jul 2009 07:52 AM

    my dad and i hunted our last dog til she was 14 the only reason we stopped was because she went deaf.

    HillbillyUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:706 Hillbilly
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    29 Jul 2009 10:17 AM
    Ya I got buddies that hunted their dogs up till 15 but they had really slowed down. My old dog is 10 1/2 but he took out an elbow going after chukars over a cliff at 7 he still hunts but only for an hour or so.
    Life's Short Play Hard
    HillbillyUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:706 Hillbilly
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    29 Jul 2009 10:17 AM
    Ya I got buddies that hunted their dogs up till 15 but they had really slowed down. My old dog is 10 1/2 but he took out an elbow going after chukars over a cliff at 7 he still hunts but only for an hour or so.
    Life's Short Play Hard
    bailey blueUser is Offline Pheasant Egg Pheasant Egg Send Private Message Posts:21 bailey blue
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    29 Jul 2009 10:40 AM
    Do you think it best to get a second dog earlier in your firsts life to avoid some of the reservations about getting a second dog later? It will still be hard to leave the older dog home when necessary though...
    HillbillyUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:706 Hillbilly
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    29 Jul 2009 10:58 AM
    I have a bunch of dogs but from what I've seen staggering them what about 5 years works great. But not every one has time or room for 2. When I retired my 2 old dogs the male was a little upset but the female didn't mind. Even when I train which is alot I get the old dogs out to run birds to.
    Life's Short Play Hard
    BobUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:550 Bob
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    29 Jul 2009 11:28 AM
    In my case Tony is so sensitive, I don't know how he'd respond to another dog. I am going to wait until he is too old to care and then get his replacement.....Bob
    My Dog And I Are A Team. We Practice Every Day. I Always Trust Tony, He Knows More Than I do.
    BobUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:550 Bob
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    29 Jul 2009 11:28 AM
    In my case Tony is so sensitive, I don't know how he'd respond to another dog. I am going to wait until he is too old to care and then get his replacement.....Bob
    My Dog And I Are A Team. We Practice Every Day. I Always Trust Tony, He Knows More Than I do.
    HillbillyUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:706 Hillbilly
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    29 Jul 2009 01:00 PM
    Probably a good idea Bob.
    Life's Short Play Hard
    llewellinUser is Offline Happy Puppy Happy Puppy Send Private Message Posts:102 llewellin
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    29 Jul 2009 02:21 PM
    we were actually considering getting another dog recently but last time we had 2 dogs the one we got first, her mood and temperment changed after that. i am afraid to ruin our current dog by getting another. to be fair though the dog whose mood changed and stuff we got her from a poor breeder and way to early (5 weeks) and got them i think only a year or two apart.

    actually i shouldnt say we because i wasnt even born yet, but my family got her and i lived with both those dogs for ten years atleast for the first dog and 14 for the second dog.

    my current dog would most definitely be crushed. if any of you guys have read http://www.amazon.com/Big-Red-Jim-K...0553154346 the book big red. the situation of introducing a new dog to red (who is an irish setter) describes exactly how my dog would react
    grouchyolddudeUser is Offline Happy Puppy Happy Puppy Send Private Message Posts:173 grouchyolddude
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    30 Jul 2009 06:52 AM

    Spoiled rotten. Coming 5 this fall. "HE" started me, on dove and band tailed pigeons at one year. He showed me that he loved it so much, that I was prompted to join a club/reserve that stocks pheasant and chukar. It' has developed into my making 6, six hour drives to western KS last winter, at least a half dozen trips to the reserve, and two tournemant hunts...

    I "think" we're hooked..

        I've been thinking seriously about adding a dog. My best hunting partner/grandson is feeling like he wants/needs his own dog. But I've dog sat, both my sons chocolate and another hunting buddies black for a few days at a time. My dog pouts and acts out like a spoiled kid when he feels that too much attention is being devirted from him.. I'm not sure how well he would accept a new puppy.

    LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO HUNT WITH AN UGLY GUN
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