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by JKP
Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: recommendation for upland gun
Replies: 36
Views: 10009

Re: recommendation for upland gun

Stick with an O/U or a SxS...if you can't kill them with 2 shots....the birds win :lol:
by JKP
Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: lab catching pheasants
Replies: 17
Views: 4422

Re: lab catching pheasants

Whatever you do, don't tell the wife...she'll be asking why you even need those guns!!!
by JKP
Sun Feb 15, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: FT dogs not such good hunters
Replies: 176
Views: 47383

Re: FT dogs not such good hunters

If the dog knows where the handler is at all times, why is it important that the handler knows where the dog is at all times? Which one is doing the hunting?
If I can't find the dog, what good does it do me if its on point? There is a happy medium.
by JKP
Thu Feb 12, 2015 8:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Your expectations of a Started Dog
Replies: 12
Views: 3445

Re: Your expectations of a Started Dog

You sound like you expect everything except for steady to WSF. IMO, that would be more than a started dog. In my mind, a started dog is one that has been exposed to game, has developed a search, will respond to the whistle, and will point birds such that they can be shot. As far as sit, down, stay, ...
by JKP
Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: Training
Topic: FT dogs not such good hunters
Replies: 176
Views: 47383

Re: FT dogs not such good hunters

Now to the question of are there birds still there and what does it take to find them? Any hunter worth his salt KNOWS where birds will be found. You don't need a dog a mile in front of the gun. How far are quail going to be from the basics?...food, water and cover? Even out west in the chukar hill...
by JKP
Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Red setter vs irish setter
Replies: 142
Views: 47890

Re: Red setter vs irish setter

The only drawback of my Stormy is his color, very hard to see in low light and at a distance. I'm not so sure that being able to see him is by product of his color or if I haver looked for a dog of my own before that wasn't vastly white. If you haven't gone out and watched a predominately white dog...
by JKP
Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Red setter vs irish setter
Replies: 142
Views: 47890

Re: Red setter vs irish setter

Lay the the blame where it belongs - on the breed parent clubs. Not on a registry. Can't argue with your statement...but remember...AKC clubs are about the "big tent"...the "rainbow coalition" where everyone can belong and pursue his/her favorite activity. There is a clearly defined focus in the pe...
by JKP
Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Red setter vs irish setter
Replies: 142
Views: 47890

Re: Red setter vs irish setter

This discussion seems to miss an important point. To make good hunting dogs, you need gene pool....to get genepool, you need a good group of folks that share priorities. The real question is not whether you can find a good dog in any registry, but how many folks are working together and headed in th...
by JKP
Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best Dual Champions
Replies: 82
Views: 33440

Re: Best Dual Champions

The best of the dual dogs are to be commended, no doubt. I still don't like the word "best"...that's a personal choice. Too bad some of these versatiles have turned their backs on the rest of the work. I'm not sure the retrieving, waterwork, tracking, etc have profited through the quest for making b...
by JKP
Wed Dec 31, 2014 2:37 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Running birds
Replies: 37
Views: 8754

Re: Running birds

Pheasant dogs are made...not born. Teach whoa, easy on, and shoot when the dog hasn't made a mistake. Other than that, it takes wild birds to teach the dog.
by JKP
Tue Dec 23, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Correction after bumping bird
Replies: 17
Views: 4436

Re: Correction after bumping bird

Just wondering....how many pen birds has this dog worked?....and how many wild birds has this dog worked??
by JKP
Sat Dec 20, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: level of training
Replies: 31
Views: 12170

Re: level of training

I don't find relocation a fault. In trialing one of the thing's a dog should do Is "accurately" locate the bird. Once your to the dog, maybe it should not relocate again but as your walking up and the dog relocate's on it's own, I'd stop, probably get my dog picked up but in truth the dog is doing ...
by JKP
Sat Dec 20, 2014 8:08 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Why is whoa not important
Replies: 54
Views: 16395

Re: Why is whoa not important

In my earlier NAVHDA days (40+ years ago!!), I put dogs on tables and birds in front of them and kept repeating whoa...thank you Don Smith. Don't do it anymore. I now teach stop to flush (thrown object), stop to shot, combine them and then condition the dog that if it stays in place, I will go and b...
by JKP
Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best Dual Champions
Replies: 82
Views: 33440

Re: Best Dual Champions

One of the weaknesses with FT....the "lust" to be the best makes some folks incapable of appreciating anything less than what they consider the "best". Always sounded like the AA types looked down on the Shooting dog types that looked down on the AKC venue....the testosterone seems a bit much. Don't...
by JKP
Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best Dual Champions
Replies: 82
Views: 33440

Re: Best Dual Champions

Unfortunately until the Britt clubs open their sand box to the rest of the world I'll remain skeptical.... Does that mean these dogs are second class? Are quarter horses "dirt" because they can't run with thoroughbreds? The word "best" disturbs me? Best is what's best to me....once I know that, I c...
by JKP
Sun Dec 14, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best Dual Champions
Replies: 82
Views: 33440

Re: Best Dual Champions

Look at the competition and venues...should pretty well tell the story.
by JKP
Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Close, medium, big running dogs?
Replies: 27
Views: 9838

Re: Close, medium, big running dogs?

My dogs work in the 50-300 yd range depending on cove. I prefer to judge dogs on how often they are in front of birds rather than how big they run. IME... yardage doesn't guarantee game.
by JKP
Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Uncontrolled Barking
Replies: 20
Views: 5916

Re: Uncontrolled Barking

Wouldn't a solid enclosure cure the problem??
by JKP
Wed Nov 26, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: What do you feed your Dogs?
Replies: 285
Views: 82358

Re: What do you feed your Dogs?

I went to Dr Tims 30/20 formulation about a year ago...feeding less and energy, coats and overall health have been excellent. My 75lb male now gets 3 1/2 cups/day in the off season and does well. I'm impressed.
by JKP
Wed Nov 26, 2014 4:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why hate on the Black GSP?
Replies: 77
Views: 32786

Re: Why hate on the Black GSP?

IMO...in circles where dogs are selected on the basis of performance, no one color will dominate. In circles where dogs are bred on the basis of looks, pedigree or popularity, there can be a color fad.. Black is a dominant color gene. The only real danger might be that show/pet/puppy mill breeders m...
by JKP
Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: As a Breeder what do you look for when placing pups in their
Replies: 27
Views: 6922

Re: As a Breeder what do you look for when placing pups in their

Good homes!! How much folks hunt is a question of family, jobs, income, and location. But, I never want to get the call (again!!) that they lost the dog, ran over the dog, the dog drank antifreeze....all of which I have experienced. I'll take the good hunting home where a dog is well cared for....th...
by JKP
Sun Nov 16, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Post dogs on Point!!!!
Replies: 738
Views: 356036

Re: Post dogs on Point!!!!

ND...Oct 2014

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again...this time on sharpies

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by JKP
Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:19 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What the heck happened?
Replies: 14
Views: 4598

Re: What the heck happened?

+1 on the FF...but you didn't see the dog "mashing" on the bumpers all summer long??? Just wondering..
by JKP
Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When/if to call off of other wildlife
Replies: 5
Views: 750

Re: When/if to call off of other wildlife

Train your dog to honor all game...and then decide what you want to shoot or have the dog dispatch. I train my dogs to "stand" or point all furred game...deer to rabbits...if they chase, I whistle them down....they know what comes after the whistle. They will all point the next bird they find. If yo...
by JKP
Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: AKC and No answere on Assult against Judge
Replies: 25
Views: 7629

Re: AKC and No answere on Assult against Judge

In my experience, you need to be careful with "after the fact" accounts. The only reliable information is that which folks are ready to swear to...and often that gets thin after the heat of the moment. Must say....sounds like tempers and fisticuffs are more of a danger in your competitive venues.......
by JKP
Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:06 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Alternative(s) to AKC test/trials?
Replies: 74
Views: 22789

Re: Alternative(s) to AKC test/trials?

However, I do participate in AKC trials and find that, in my area at least, they are, for the most part, well organized, well run, well judged and a high degree of sportsmanship is in evidence. A fair number of folks make these trials a family affair, which is quite nice. Ray, I could be mistaken b...
by JKP
Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: AKC Response to an email pertaining to E-Collar Use
Replies: 5
Views: 2692

Re: AKC Response to an email pertaining to E-Collar Use

Why not say that e collars are highly effective when used by knowledgeable and capable owners....and leave a it at that. You will continue to see "pandering" to the liberal base..
by JKP
Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: AKC's Vice Presidents thoughts on E-Collar use
Replies: 83
Views: 22891

Re: AKC's Vice Presidents thoughts on E-Collar use

Maybe contacting the individual in charge of sporting dog events might help. Assuming this person is a hunter, a face to face discussion about modern methods, equipment and situations where treats and a clicker don't work might be in order. I suspect a search of this VP's other utterances might also...
by JKP
Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: AKC's Vice Presidents thoughts on E-Collar use
Replies: 83
Views: 22891

Re: AKC's Vice Presidents thoughts on E-Collar use

What a shame that a registry that was put together by the parent clubs of the dog breeds has to take so much gaff from people who don't even understand what AKC really is. Why don't you tell us what it is, Ezzy? IMO...by limiting what breed clubs may do and by defining the events that are offered, ...
by JKP
Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: AKC's Vice Presidents thoughts on E-Collar use
Replies: 83
Views: 22891

Re: AKC's Vice Presidents thoughts on E-Collar use

It is the parent club of any breed that petitions for registry. It is the parent club that decides upon a breed standard. I believe that the AKC can approve or reject the standard that a breed club may offer. The AKC frowns on standards that are too strict or contains too many disqualifications. Br...
by JKP
Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog stays too close..
Replies: 7
Views: 2578

Re: Dog stays too close..

Too little data... There are some DD that are from lines that are bred to hunt close....under the gun....in many parts of Germany there are too many roads. RayG's dogs would be road kill or hog bait running as he describes...we are blessed in this country to have wide open spaces/ I'd be interested ...
by JKP
Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stamina of DD vs Field bred lab
Replies: 57
Views: 16974

Re: Stamina of DD vs Field bred lab

You missed the point....I'd prefer questions about the dog's hunting ability, stamina and how the dog is going to be used. There are lots of Labradoodles for the bike riders.
by JKP
Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stamina of DD vs Field bred lab
Replies: 57
Views: 16974

Re: Stamina of DD vs Field bred lab

YOU BIKE??? THE DOG IS SUPPOSED TO KEEP UP WITH YOUR 10 SPEED FOR TEN MILES...THEN SWIM THE BAY AND PLAY FRISBEE IN THE EVENING?? I'd be more interested in hearing how much the dog is going to hunt. I doubt many DD breeders will sell a dog to a bike rider. I have seen DD on the ground chasing hogs f...
by JKP
Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:20 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: 28 ga over a 20 ga
Replies: 86
Views: 32092

Re: 28 ga over a 20 ga

1 oz @ 1250'/sec pretty much does the same thing whether it comes out of a 12 gauge or a 28...especially if the shooter knows what they are doing. You're right about the cost of shells...the difference over the cost of 10 boxes might be $50... I just hate giving the company the satisfaction of makin...
by JKP
Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How much is too much bird work
Replies: 5
Views: 1929

Re: How much is too much bird work

Keeping a dog hungry for the next bird...the next retrieve....is a good think IMO. Most often...less done well...is better than more.
by JKP
Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:46 pm
Forum: Legislation & Hunting Rights
Topic: Are you an NRA member?
Replies: 122
Views: 45835

Re: Are you an NRA member?

Just extended the membership for 5 years. The Republican party is in shambles...not a decent water carrier in the bunch. I'll give my money to the NRA..at least I may keep my hunting and gun ownership rights.
by JKP
Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:46 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Pup/Introducing Rabbits
Replies: 13
Views: 4427

Re: New Pup/Introducing Rabbits

The Euro dogs learn the "Halt" command just for this reason....down on the whistle. When furred game flushes, the dogs learn over time that they "drop" on the flush...not much different than the "Hup" for retrievers. I use it and like it. Dogs only associate it with furred game so you still have to ...
by JKP
Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:50 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Eating birds
Replies: 43
Views: 13977

Re: Eating birds

WOW...I can tell I'm not on a Vdog forum. FF the dog...forget the tricks or putting catsup on the first bird of the day. When we are done with FF, dogs will retrieve a thrown hot dog....and get an occasional treat, of course.
by JKP
Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: testing a dogs nose
Replies: 13
Views: 4709

Re: testing a dogs nose

I have a 1 year old GSP that is well trained steady to wing and shot he handles pen raised birds and pigeons but there has been many times when he bumped wild bird I would expect any young dog that is accustomed to "stinky" pen birds that it can walk right up to...to go through a learning curve on ...
by JKP
Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What GSP would you breed to?
Replies: 23
Views: 6925

Re: What GSP would you breed to?

I believe he may have some idea of what he is searching for as he was specific to say he was searching for a stud that has produced champions.
There are champions....and there are champions....the title doesn't tell you all you need to know. Hopefully the OP will dig deeper.
by JKP
Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What GSP would you breed to?
Replies: 23
Views: 6925

Re: What GSP would you breed to?

I know of many dogs who are AA dogs when you get on horse but when you are on foot and out hunting they are a different dog and hunt close and fast. What % of trial bred and AA bred dogs will exhibit this behavior? and would you quantify what you call "hunt close"?? is that 100 yds, 200 yds, 400 yd...
by JKP
Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Diemo having some fun
Replies: 9
Views: 1661

Re: Diemo having some fun

Pound for Pound...they are one tough customer...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIshGGIJXSc
by JKP
Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Post dogs on Point!!!!
Replies: 738
Views: 356036

Re: Post dogs on Point!!!!

Heard this grouse...as i was taking this "shot"...

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by JKP
Thu May 29, 2014 2:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brucellosis test
Replies: 44
Views: 8952

Re: Brucellosis test

Like many of you, I have 1000's of $$$$ into my young stud dog and I do the honor of testing him every time he is used because I respect the $$$$ folks have invested in their bitches. Brucellosis in a kennel WIPES you out...its a game changer. There have been cases in the southern US and these folks...
by JKP
Sat May 24, 2014 4:36 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Do you use your Labrador Retriever to blood trail?
Replies: 9
Views: 3868

Re: Do you use your Labrador Retriever to blood trail?

Most dogs can do blood tracking work. Its only when conditions are tough, that an experienced dog and handler have the edge.
by JKP
Tue May 20, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Simson 12 ga
Replies: 2
Views: 1284

Re: Simson 12 ga

This gun is SPF
by JKP
Wed May 07, 2014 6:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy "rough housing" with the older dog
Replies: 14
Views: 4659

Re: Puppy "rough housing" with the older dog

I think injuries can be a problem, depending how sensible the older dog is. I have very physical older dogs that could have easily injured a puppy. Would be my only concern.
by JKP
Tue May 06, 2014 8:18 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Hunting the Dakotas w/a pointing dog
Replies: 44
Views: 17237

Re: Hunting the Dakotas w/a pointing dog

Been going to ND since '94 and there is not better place to make a bird dog out of a bird dog. First off...and JMHO...decide to go for the dog and not worry how many birds you kill. If it were me, i would avoid the sloughs and shelter belts and get your dog out in the CRP (what's left of it!!) and l...
by JKP
Tue May 06, 2014 7:28 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pro Plan vs. Taste of the Wild
Replies: 26
Views: 10481

Re: Pro Plan vs. Taste of the Wild

I fed TOTW for years...fish based...then I switched to Dr. Tims. I won't go back. Feeding less, coats better, and the dogs never let up in ND...for the whole month. Very good food and only slightly more when you consider you use less. My 75lb young knucklehead gets 3 1/2 cups/day off season and look...
by JKP
Tue May 06, 2014 7:23 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Breeder question about pregnant bitch and puppy food
Replies: 18
Views: 5409

Re: Breeder question about pregnant bitch and puppy food

Talk with your vet about this...there is a lot of opinion here that is NOT in keeping with best practice. Confirm with your vet, but latest research indicates a premium food that is in keeping with the dogs level of activity. DO NOT give extra vitamins or supplements. Feeding high levels of protein ...