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by fourtrax
Thu May 31, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hunting or trialling after Femoral Head Osteotomy
Replies: 6
Views: 1183

Re: Hunting or trialling after Femoral Head Osteotomy

This guy has had the FHO procedure done.
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He hunts and runs OK. His gait is a bit odd but he runs with a full sized big wheeled Setter type dog. The muscle mass is not as large on that leg but he runs well & big for a small dog
(French Britt).
by fourtrax
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Neutering month before season?
Replies: 8
Views: 2169

Re: Neutering month before season?

YEP. Why neuter at all. Neutering is largely over rated. Neutering especially under 18 mos. to 2 yrs. old isn't doing the dog any favors in physical development. Biggest factor from neutering tht could affect hunting: Dog gets fat from over feeding, more so & easier after neutering. Dog possibly has...
by fourtrax
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Neuter
Replies: 21
Views: 4728

Re: Neuter

Neutering a male dog under age 18 mos. to two years is foolishness. The dog isn't done growing till somewhere in that time period. Bones are not mature till around that age. This kennel will never neuter another male dog unless for a medical necessity (testicular cancer - prostate issues etc). I had...
by fourtrax
Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Maps on GPS tracker (onXMaps)
Replies: 9
Views: 2382

Re: Maps on GPS tracker (onXMaps)

I use the OnX map chip (micro sd I think) in an Alpha 100. Works nicely. In Montana hunting BMA-s I can hit the MAP Icon & it will show me the BMA boundaries as well as where I'm located within the BMA. The OnX map chips also work well in a vehicle GPS for locating / identifying public land & other ...
by fourtrax
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: ARCHIVE: Previous Listings SOLD/OLD/GONE
Topic: VERY NICE 6 MONTH OLD AMERICAN BRITTANY PUP
Replies: 15
Views: 5006

Re: VERY NICE 6 MONTH OLD AMERICAN BRITTANY PUP

Very nice Pup. She would be hunting around 100+ days per year if she were part of our kennel.
Ruffed Grouse hunting.

Might be interested but it's a month or two early to decide yet. I have another dog I'm trying to bring along.
by fourtrax
Sat May 27, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What's the most you've spent on a dog?
Replies: 73
Views: 17205

Re: What's the most you've spent on a dog?

I have priced Pup's (looking to buy) as high as $2000.00. Have bought Pups cheaper than that. Over the long haul what you pay for the Pup is "chicken feed" when you consider the cost of kennels, training, vet care, gear, food, & myriad of other expenses along the way. This applies whether Pup was "f...
by fourtrax
Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Last Bird on the Final Day of the Season
Replies: 9
Views: 2542

Re: Last Bird on the Final Day of the Season

+1 on the 16..

Nice all the way round. Good way to end the season.
by fourtrax
Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Ruger 28 Gauge
Replies: 16
Views: 7502

Re: Ruger 28 Gauge

If your going to shoot 1 oz loads in a ga designed for 3/4 oz loads you may as well move up into 20 or even 12 ga. There are 6 lb 12 ga guns out there & heavier of course. I prefer a smaller sized frame most of the time compared to a 12 ga. I.M.O. I'd keep shopping. It's your money buy what feels ri...
by fourtrax
Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brittany search
Replies: 34
Views: 10175

Re: Brittany search

The AKC is not interested in designating FRENCH BRIITANIES as a separate Breed. The CEB-US represents them as a Breed but it's UKC.
Conformation does matter no matter regardless what breed. A dog that isn't "put together" correctly having good conformation can have
issues down the road later in life.
by fourtrax
Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best Vest?
Replies: 23
Views: 9809

Re: Best Vest?

Hate my wingworks vest. There's no doubt it's well made. I used the Vest from July through December this year. Hiked many miles in it in Montana, MN. & Wisconsin. My issues with it is no matter what or how I adjusted it I could not get a proper fit, or wt. distribution out of it. Made my back ache e...
by fourtrax
Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: They finally caught him. Roysetters
Replies: 118
Views: 39533

Re: They finally caught him. Roysetters

Quill, This has been somewhat of a one sided narrative by others here. (back stabbing etc). Has Roysetters ever posted on this forum or been a member here? I think a two year hiatus to a sport we love is sobering no matter what the circumstances. One only gets so many years to "play". You can say wh...
by fourtrax
Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Flea season
Replies: 3
Views: 1244

Re: Flea season

The house is probably infested whether your getting bit or not. They are like mice, for every one you find / see there are many more.
by fourtrax
Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: overweight Pointer
Replies: 8
Views: 2434

Re: overweight Pointer

Keep cutting the food down & he will lose wt. It's that simple.
by fourtrax
Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Coon,fox,rabbit,yote hunting in MN ?
Replies: 1
Views: 917

Re: Coon,fox,rabbit,yote hunting in MN ?

snowshoe hare in n. mn.
check dnr site for season
by fourtrax
Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:24 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Cold weather dog door.
Replies: 3
Views: 2035

Re: Cold weather dog door.

another possibility is the k9 condo flap door. <k9condo.com>
by fourtrax
Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Astro 220
Replies: 7
Views: 1744

Re: Astro 220

I bought dc -40 collars on ebay last year. You might try a Batteries Plus store.
by fourtrax
Wed Oct 28, 2015 4:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Single Shot 20GA
Replies: 16
Views: 3942

Re: Single Shot 20GA

Not very often is it that you get a second shot at a Ruffed Grouse or a WoodCock, at least a serious one. A single shot is fine. I have killed many Ruffs with one.
by fourtrax
Mon Sep 14, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: NE MN grouse?
Replies: 5
Views: 1674

Re: NE MN grouse?

Been seeing some grouse. First impression is "Better than last year".
by fourtrax
Mon Sep 14, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Minnesota
Replies: 6
Views: 1949

Re: Minnesota

Delorme map co sells a booklet for most states.
Look for the MN atlas it shows public land, roads etc in decent detail. Also, the GPS mapping chip advice is excellent.
by fourtrax
Wed May 13, 2015 5:17 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: New labby puppy
Replies: 3
Views: 1538

Re: New labby puppy

You need to become in control of him first. Sounds like he is going to blow you off as far as Obedience goes.
That's my first impression here. IMO he needs yard work for obedience issues.
by fourtrax
Sun Apr 26, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: NSTRA Champion Ellie's Crazy Katie
Replies: 23
Views: 10885

Re: NSTRA Champion Ellie's Crazy Katie

Way to go Zeb. Keep Ellie plugging away.
by fourtrax
Sun Apr 26, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: When is it safe to take puppy into woods
Replies: 11
Views: 4660

Re: When is it safe to take puppy into woods

Maybe for a FOO FOO dog! :roll:
Keeping a field dog pup inside will only slow it's development. Time to romp, bond, & play.
by fourtrax
Sun Apr 26, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: what is best energy suppliment for your dog?
Replies: 134
Views: 38631

Re: what is best energy suppliment for your dog?

Good quality dog food IMO will take care of most concerns.
by fourtrax
Sun Apr 26, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: more than one hunting dogs in the house?
Replies: 21
Views: 6506

Re: more than one hunting dogs in the house?

We have 4 dogs. All have outside kennels. We have one in the house at a time. We rotate one every 2-3 days inside. They are all house dog "qualified" / conditioned yet all are able to stand the rigors of a Far Northern midwest Winter as well as endure the below zero cold of late season Phez hunting....
by fourtrax
Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Trying to figure this out
Replies: 17
Views: 5400

Re: Trying to figure this out

French Britt female would be right in that size range. Good companion & family dog & intense little hunters.
You would prefer a lighter colored one.
Just an idea.
by fourtrax
Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:07 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Is glucosamine beneficial to my dog's teeth?
Replies: 2
Views: 1230

Re: Is glucosamine beneficial to my dog's teeth?

Cleaning / brushing is beneficial to your dogs teeth. Also certain types of dental chew toys.
by fourtrax
Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: 15 WORDS OR LESS ... NEXT SEASON, I'M GOING TO HUNT
Replies: 52
Views: 20015

Re: 15 WORDS OR LESS ... NEXT SEASON, I'M GOING TO HUNT

MN, WI, U.P. for Ruffs. SD for Phez. Retiring this year.
by fourtrax
Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Getting dog used to nail trimming
Replies: 16
Views: 5324

Re: Getting dog used to nail trimming

What SHAGS says!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Program the pup for ANYTHING you want to handle them for later. It won't be a big deal later.
by fourtrax
Tue Feb 24, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Garmin Collar compatibility question
Replies: 2
Views: 511

Re: Garmin Collar compatibility question

I have purchased a couple of dc 40-s off e-bay in the past year. Both worked fine with my Astro 220.
by fourtrax
Sun Feb 08, 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Cephalexin for lyme
Replies: 24
Views: 10943

Re: Cephalexin for lyme

Many dogs will contract Lyme's that have been vaccinated. Not huge numbers of ticks here. We are in the woods a lot during Spring - Fall.
Use a topical & have had all vaccinated. All 4 of our dogs have had Lyme's at one point or another over the last 5 years. Vaccs. are not iron clad.
by fourtrax
Sun Feb 08, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Hillary
Replies: 14
Views: 5737

Re: Hillary

to quote our thread's subject:

"WHat difference does it make?" :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by fourtrax
Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:13 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: Fish hound
Replies: 4
Views: 1801

Re: Fish hound

Cicada,

No kidding bout the Summer day or three. I am in week 5 of the flu.
Have not worked since Jan 2nd & am out for at least another week.
Ick.
by fourtrax
Fri Dec 12, 2014 6:46 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: swollen ear
Replies: 2
Views: 768

Re: swollen ear

Drain it with syringe needle. Tape it to top of head to keep her from shaking it. Put a cone on the dog so she cannot scratch it & undo the tape,

or

forget about it & let it heal on it's own.
by fourtrax
Mon May 19, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: French Brittany
Replies: 7
Views: 1107

Re: French Brittany

Google the Big Sky French Britt club.
by fourtrax
Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Why I love Obamacare.
Replies: 4
Views: 2775

Re: Why I love Obamacare.

You have to pass it to know what's in it.

America has truly become a country of morons.
by fourtrax
Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Search & Rescue Dogs, any here, any info?
Replies: 1
Views: 467

Search & Rescue Dogs, any here, any info?

Wondering if any here have experience training S.A.R. dogs or if there is even a market / need for it?
by fourtrax
Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Barking dog
Replies: 5
Views: 848

Re: Barking dog

Most dog problems are actualy owner / people problems.
by fourtrax
Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Our President Deserves an Award
Replies: 128
Views: 31239

Re: Our President Deserves an Award

Del Lolo

You are spot on about the Liar in Chief.
There is not a one of them he hasn't uttered.
by fourtrax
Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Our President Deserves an Award
Replies: 128
Views: 31239

Re: Our President Deserves an Award

AS to the govt. we deserve...........
Having elected Obama twice we are definitely a nation of Morons!
by fourtrax
Sat Nov 30, 2013 1:23 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: A couple tailgate shots
Replies: 2
Views: 857

Re: A couple tailgate shots

Dogs look like Bretons to me.
by fourtrax
Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brittanies in America
Replies: 26
Views: 5826

Re: Brittanies in America

Where did the "American" Britts come from?
by fourtrax
Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: moving after retirement
Replies: 2
Views: 481

Re: moving after retirement

N. MN.

+1
by fourtrax
Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hard of hearing help..
Replies: 9
Views: 2894

Re: Hard of hearing help..

You can also purchase an e-collar with a vibrate function.
Worked well for me with an old dog & deaf. I could at least get his attention.
If it's a big running dog then get the Astro also.
by fourtrax
Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Grouse vs Pheasant
Replies: 5
Views: 1576

Re: Grouse vs Pheasant

It's all about Control. Your dog (as a Flusher) needs to be near or within shotgun range when birdy. Work on Obedience - Obedience - Obedience. You need to be able to recall your dog when it gets birdy & starts punching out of range. Retrieving feathers / birds is a good thing to work on also. Your ...
by fourtrax
Sun May 19, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I was told NO
Replies: 25
Views: 4976

Re: I was told NO

A. You can't fix stupid. b. The rescue group "Needs rescuing". The rescue group is in the disqualification business, not the adopting business. Wipe the slime off, thumb your nose in their direction, and move on. I have had similar experience with "rescue" groups. Some are great & others are dumber ...
by fourtrax
Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Do you 'respect' your dogs?
Replies: 84
Views: 17084

Re: Do you 'respect' your dogs?

:roll:
by fourtrax
Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: DT Systems Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1188

Re: DT Systems Question

I have had a DT Systems 2430 for around 7 years & the battery finally went sour. Sent it to DT & had it back in just a few days like it was hunting season. It is quality hardware. I have had excellent luck withg the products. Reliability is excellent. I have had a 2432 unit (two dog unit) for 3 seas...
by fourtrax
Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NY anti docking
Replies: 40
Views: 7278

Re: NY anti docking

PRNY

Peoples Republic of New York
by fourtrax
Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Focus!
Replies: 19
Views: 4528

Re: Focus!

Obedience in the house is one thing. Outside you need to train it all over again.
To a dog what applies in one place has to be repeated & reinforced in another place / change of location.
At 12 weeks training is fine but bear in mind this is a very young pup. Stick to "PLAY" training - make it fun.