Any gun dog fans?

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  • August 17, 2013 at 3:09 pm #590321 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 2/1/2007
    Haven’t been here in awhile but stopped by to show the progress of my hunting buddy. This is Griswold. He was 7 months old yesterday and recently completed basic obedience and collar conditioning. He starts force fetch at the end of the month. Certainly smarter than me. LOL
    August 18, 2013 at 3:11 pm #590471 Back to Top REPORT

    Age: 64
    Joined: 7/21/2004
    Location: Ohio
    Looking good!

    Haven’t worked with a gun dog in 20+ years. Gave it up three dogs back. Watching Gris making me wish I’d kept it up.


    August 18, 2013 at 11:24 pm #590609 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 2/20/2005
    Looks like you have him off to a great start. 

    I’ve always had retrievers, but just recently decided to go with a pointer.  Definitely a new challenge.

    Here’s my 5 month old Small Munsterlander, Crosby.
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    He likes to relax too:
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    August 19, 2013 at 5:02 am #590614 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 2/1/2007
    Great Looking pointer! Would love to go that route, but unless I go to a preserve and buy birds there is not much for a pointer to do around here I’m sorry to say. Would love a grouse dog but I have to drive two hours get into them. Around here we have the Potomac, Rappahannock etc so waterfowl is the best place to employ a dog. I know some great bogs with woodies but you really need a dog to find the birds so I decided my next dog was gonna do more than lay on the couch.
    August 19, 2013 at 8:21 am #590639 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 6/21/2007
    I’ve had 2 English pointers and currently have a 1 year old Llewellin Setter.  The pointers hunted hard.  The first one I had was raised in the thick grouse woods here where I hunt and he had adapted to hunting close and was a gem! He was 2 or 3 when I got him and I had him for 8 before he had what was apparently a heart attack on me at the end of a great day of hunting, and just moments after a classic point and hold, and kill.  My 2nd pointer, great lil dog, but rangy as I’ll get out for a grouse dog. She was 4, fine the evening before, and dead in her kennel the next morning when I went out to work.  She always came out of her box and I loved her for a minute or two EVERY day before leaving for work.  I knew something wasn’t right when I went out and she didn’t greet me.  Now, Leu, the Llewellin, man I believe he’s gonna be sharp.  He’s out of the King Llewellin stock, and much the opposite of the pointers, he’s a great family dog.  He’s got a super personality, and actually stays in the house with us.  Don’t know how well that will go during his first upcoming hunting season when I drag him in after a long day in the mountains and he’s dirty….the way a hunting dog should be….LOL!  My wife keeps him bathed and babied right now.  I’m really looking forward to getting him out, he’s hunted our yard and the surrounding woods to death this summer.  So much fun to work with and watch.
    August 21, 2013 at 8:28 am #591151 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 4/25/2007
    That’s something I would love to try and do. But I know I gotta wait until the kids get older and I have more time to devote to the dog.
    August 23, 2013 at 4:41 pm #591622 Back to Top REPORT

    Age: 76
    Joined: 3/20/2010
    Location: Wisconsin
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    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATrish is 6 months old. Running lines to dummies, has most of the basics down good, is collor condition and working on left and right over, along with the back and come. Sits good to the whistle and has had a bit of water work, but not much yet. She is a British pointing Lab so I am not in her bred elament, but I feel that a 40# lab is big enough to bring back a 2# duck, and I am sure that she will be a great grouser.

    That is if I can keep her off the juice.{#emotions_dlg.mathews_doah}

    Ron /////// Archery and Fly fishing
    August 23, 2013 at 5:57 pm #591641 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 8/2/2005
    If it isn’t a gun dog, it isn’t a dog.
    August 24, 2013 at 9:30 am #591739 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 2/1/2007
    Trish looks like a great dog and it sounds like she is coming along well. It’s amazing but I swear Griswold has better manners then most kids now days. I’m looking forward to him hitting the water.
    August 28, 2013 at 5:56 am #592324 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 8/25/2011
    Here is my Lucy….Since I have had very little time to work with her, she is more family pet then hunter. She does love to get out after some birds, even if they are on a local preserve.

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    August 28, 2013 at 3:41 pm #592449 Back to Top REPORT

    Age: 51
    Joined: 9/9/2004
    Location: Nebraska
    Great looking dog.  Good job with training! {#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}
    September 1, 2013 at 3:22 pm #592925 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 3/13/2009
    got to have them labs
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