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by huntcrazed
Sun Nov 30, 2014 2:14 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: What do you feed your Dogs?
Replies: 285
Views: 80076

Re: What do you feed your Dogs?

Orejen....did I miss it or no body mentioned it here.....overprized maybe but I hunt everyday half the year and never had any issues.

Mario
by huntcrazed
Sat Apr 12, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: 28 ga over a 20 ga
Replies: 86
Views: 30696

Re: 28 ga over a 20 ga

The 28 is for experts as it is the tightest shooting smooth bore out of all of them. You can kill as far with the 28 as any 12. The 20 is better over pointing dogs and short distances and it can throw patterns much wider than the 28 with open chokes. A true 28 scaled frame gun is a delight to shoot ...
by huntcrazed
Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Breeder question
Replies: 89
Views: 11924

Re: Breeder question

The breeder in question is not a pro. Get a dog from someone else ,you will probably have better chances to get a better dog. This behavior suggests a breeder that is not experienced to know what he has and also a breeder that does not know how to be proper in relationship to his customers. Anyone t...
by huntcrazed
Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Breeder question
Replies: 89
Views: 11924

Re: Breeder question

The breeder in question is not a pro. Get a dog from someone else ,you will probably have better chances to get a better dog. This behavior suggests a breeder that is not experienced to know what he has and also a breeder that does not know how to be proper in relationship to his customers. Anyone t...
by huntcrazed
Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Grouse Dog Range
Replies: 40
Views: 10020

Re: Grouse Dog Range

Depending on the dogs ability to not leave birds behind and most important of all if a dog is steady and never spook game the bigger the range the better. After all in grouse cover any range the dog is out of site most of the time so if the goal is to find most birds the most range the better. If yo...
by huntcrazed
Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP - Why So Popular?
Replies: 204
Views: 31244

Re: GSP - Why So Popular?

Why is it so many people that do not hunt enough think that trials are the indication of the best hunting dog? Mario Huh...Mario, so who might these people be that you speak of, if you were to point them out they may explain? ...and please post a scale of what hunting enough is; I am dying to know ...
by huntcrazed
Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP - Why So Popular?
Replies: 204
Views: 31244

Re: GSP - Why So Popular?

My two cents worth on the argument. One might want to consider that the dogs that are winning any type of trial are great trial dogs. So many years ago even centuries people created all the breeds everyone is arguing about for hunting. Today there is all types of trials and all types of dogs. Lets m...
by huntcrazed
Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP - Why So Popular?
Replies: 204
Views: 31244

Re: GSP - Why So Popular?

Funny. Three days ago I got a pup from Europe . Not quite three and a half months old. Two days after I got it it pointed both the pigeons I planted for it and it has never seen a bird or smelled one before. Retrieves to hand naturally anything you throw out to play and with tons of wild birds and t...
by huntcrazed
Tue May 03, 2011 1:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shipping puppy from Europe to Western US
Replies: 7
Views: 960

Re: Shipping puppy from Europe to Western US

Thank you all! I will be contacting all the leads and see what happens. Pup is from German Breeding ....female is from Hege Haus most select breeding before she past away given to close friends and Lasse (very known Male from 08 Kleeman) Expensive pup because of transport but worth the chance to be ...
by huntcrazed
Tue May 03, 2011 3:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shipping puppy from Europe to Western US
Replies: 7
Views: 960

Re: Shipping puppy from Europe to Western US

Thank you

Just got to talk to some shippers ....prizes are twice what I am paying for the dog but I think the parents to the pup are the best.

Any leads there also will be great with legit companies that do not charge too much......

Route is Greece to Germany and then Seattle.

Mario
by huntcrazed
Mon May 02, 2011 11:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shipping puppy from Europe to Western US
Replies: 7
Views: 960

Shipping puppy from Europe to Western US

091 (1).jpg Any tips on shipping pup from Europe to US would be greatly appreciated! I know her breeding very well and I am looking forward to her future as a hunting dog. My concerns involve Rabies vaccination at a young age which I think is bad for a young pup I do not see chances for Rabies trav...
by huntcrazed
Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What part of Colorado
Replies: 7
Views: 2593

Re: What part of Colorado

I have lived in Boise for the last twenty five years and came here after living all over the US because of the hunting. There is no place that has the game of all types as this area does, plus Boise is probably one of the nicest places in the country in the future for growth. There is more Pheasant ...
by huntcrazed
Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: which would you like to own,use?
Replies: 34
Views: 5655

Re: which would you like to own,use?

What is the second dog making you wonder about? If the search is done with a proper pattern the bigger running dog should find you more birds. I personally like bigger running ,now if they have not learned to use their nose properly and have an efficient pattern of hunting for birds ,one can have a ...
by huntcrazed
Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Versatile dogs a thing of the past?
Replies: 21
Views: 4754

Re: Versatile dogs a thing of the past?

huntcrazed, there are a few impressive litters on the NADKC site. IMO, these breedings make importing unnecessary. I wonder which ones......I wanted a male out of Atlanta but I did not care for the rest......at 1750 a pup I can ship better. Please pm me any suggestions ....I am looking and it has b...
by huntcrazed
Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog passing gas ? LOL
Replies: 23
Views: 8391

Re: Dog passing gas ? LOL

An experiment with your vets blessing with some metornidazole (flagyl) might be interesting if you notice the gas disappearing a day or two on the med....then you know you should go the full course.
If not a change of food besides adjusting the quantity might be a good option.

Mario
by huntcrazed
Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog smarter than the handler???
Replies: 15
Views: 2835

Re: Dog smarter than the handler???

I do not do trials only hunting but an old pro trainer I know told me once when he was hunting his trial dogs a lot is when you stopped winning .

Some dogs can not do best on both so is up for you to decide which is more important since this is what the dog should be doing the most of.

Mario
by huntcrazed
Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Versatile dogs a thing of the past?
Replies: 21
Views: 4754

Re: Versatile dogs a thing of the past?

I was wondering about the breeds that suppose to be versatile and are mixed so much with pointers in the US Are they still considered versatile and do they have web feet for water work like the local retrieving breeds do? Mario My straight bred versatile dogs have flippers but the crossbreds have w...
by huntcrazed
Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Versatile dogs a thing of the past?
Replies: 21
Views: 4754

Re: Versatile dogs a thing of the past?

Thank you all for your responses! I feel everything mentioned here has a lot of truth to it. I have had some of all in the thirty plus years I have lived in the western part of the US and I have to say out of lots of dogs I had here here half of them were really exceptional dogs. It is interesting b...
by huntcrazed
Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Versatile dogs a thing of the past?
Replies: 21
Views: 4754

Versatile dogs a thing of the past?

I was wondering about the breeds that suppose to be versatile and are mixed so much with pointers in the US

Are they still considered versatile and do they have web feet for water work like the local retrieving breeds do?

Mario
by huntcrazed
Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Have foot hunting dogs changed?
Replies: 189
Views: 21483

Re: Have foot hunting dogs changed?

When i tried to enter my Gsp in a cover trial over the phone.The guy running the event said i did't even stand a chance if my dog didn't have a tail.I live in northern PA near marionville. So i go thier and shoot all the grouse.That is why you go birdless at your trials. I avg. about 10 finds in 1h...
by huntcrazed
Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Have foot hunting dogs changed?
Replies: 189
Views: 21483

Re: Have foot hunting dogs changed?

Very nice post Mario. Charlie Thanks Charlie. Interesting comment on grouse. I always start the season with blues and beepers on pointing dogs. The Ruffs at the bottom of the creeks where i hunt are totally tame and you can hunt them with an airgun...actually we do. The blues get wild after a few d...
by huntcrazed
Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Have foot hunting dogs changed?
Replies: 189
Views: 21483

Re: Have foot hunting dogs changed?

What a heated debate....I am hooked on this site....now that there is no wild bird hunting . If some of the members do not mind me make a suggestion.....it is great to see some people here that know hunting to make statements that are true but there is no reason for anyone to get upset or take it pe...
by huntcrazed
Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What events produce the best foot hunting dogs?
Replies: 32
Views: 5548

Re: What events produce the best foot hunting dogs?

Just my two cents worth. The events listed to vote do not produce hunting dogs. To produce hunting dogs that hunt best on foot you simply have to expose the dogs to hunting and best in a certain order. Events listed to vote on here do not do that ,they are what they are which is tests and else for v...
by huntcrazed
Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:39 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Dave Walker Seminar in Iowa
Replies: 28
Views: 7340

Re: Dave Walker Seminar in Iowa

Dave Walker is the best trainer and possibly the most knowledgeable handler in the nation. If you pay to go listen to him bring a tape and play what you heard over ....it is very hard to learn what this man knows about training dogs in a seminar but it is definitely worth anyones time to see him in ...
by huntcrazed
Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is it the nose or is it genetic?
Replies: 19
Views: 2780

Re: Is it the nose or is it genetic?

Thank you all for your input .

Lets see what happens with time....I will post again on this if a change happens.

Mario
by huntcrazed
Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:59 am
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: My Dog Rock
Replies: 8
Views: 1252

Re: My Dog Rock

Best of luck!

Rock is a lucky dog ending up in your hands!

It is obvious you have everything he needs to be a great dog.

Congratulations !

Mario
by huntcrazed
Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is it the nose or is it genetic?
Replies: 19
Views: 2780

Re: Is it the nose or is it genetic?

Thank you all for your responses I really appreciate it and I understand the common knowledge and verdict on this dog is pressure and young age should be the reason for for the flagging on point. The dog learned through lots of repetition that if she flashes the birds by moving when I get in front o...
by huntcrazed
Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:36 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Words of Wisdom
Replies: 204
Views: 180214

Re: Words of Wisdom

GREAT DOGS ARE BORN that way. You can not train a dog to be what was not born to be. A bad handler can take away from a good dog but they can only have a horrible dog if they both have bad genes. The best dog trainer is a person that does not talk to their dogs in the field and uses other means to t...
by huntcrazed
Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is it the nose or is it genetic?
Replies: 19
Views: 2780

Re: Is it the nose or is it genetic?

Mario I do have experience first hand with this. My EP flagged in tight little 360 degree circles on every point she made till she was in her second season of hunting birds. I don't trial, only hunt but it was a bit annoying. She stopped doing it on her own her second season on wild birds. Chances ...
by huntcrazed
Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is it the nose or is it genetic?
Replies: 19
Views: 2780

Re: Is it the nose or is it genetic?

Mario, I have to tell you, I bet most everyone on this site would gladly take that dog off your hands. At one year old she has had daily wild bird contact, and you have shot many limits over her. You can tell what animal she is pointing by her posture, and she is smart and steady. I will respectful...
by huntcrazed
Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:53 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady To Shot or Not
Replies: 27
Views: 4168

Re: Steady To Shot or Not

You brake them to the wing and shot and if you truly hunt a lot of birds you can let them slide a little where they brake to retrieve when the shooting is done with out having to say fetch or whatever command you use.....you can always go back if you had to. I know how some of you will say that does...
by huntcrazed
Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:17 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: My dog pee while eating if i disturb him
Replies: 20
Views: 4782

Re: My dog pee while eating if i disturb him

I know a guy who is a highly regarded breeder and trainer in the V-dog world who spits in everyone of his dogs bowls after he puts their feed in it, then carries them out to the dogs. When I asked him why he did that he said watch a pack of wolves or wild dogs, the alpha dogs eat first, then others...
by huntcrazed
Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is it the nose or is it genetic?
Replies: 19
Views: 2780

Re: Is it the nose or is it genetic?

The dog was let to run on wild birds since it was seven months with no training what so ever while hunting. She did have planted bobwhite prior and she looked like she had trouble picking them up unless she was on top of them I do not do much training on my dogs until the get past a year old after t...
by huntcrazed
Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is it the nose or is it genetic?
Replies: 19
Views: 2780

Is it the nose or is it genetic?

I have a year old female shorthair that has some traits I have never seen before on a dog. Here is a little background info followed by the big dilemma..... She has been hunted on wild birds from last Sept through Feb of this year and she was an one year old dog at that point Her exposure to wild bi...
by huntcrazed
Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:27 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Feet toughness?
Replies: 29
Views: 6831

Re: Feet toughness?

I think DG is on to something. Of the dogs I have owned, those with the darker pads and nails have seemed to have the toughest feet. I think that is part of the equation. But, I think build and stride is the other part. I had a GSP once that was dark roan colored, big black feet, and black nails. F...
by huntcrazed
Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:54 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Feet toughness?
Replies: 29
Views: 6831

Re: Feet toughness?

Hi everybody. I am the one I started all these talking to Manny Let me make my experience in regards to this subject a little more clear and explain what I am trying to find out. I usually run two dogs and most of the time hunt them together. When conditioned the best ones never have a problem in Id...
by huntcrazed
Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:06 am
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: A little about you...
Replies: 1070
Views: 331089

Re: A little about you...

Hello everybody! My name Is Mario and I am a single male 53 years young :D I started shooting birds among other things when I was 7 years old with an adult air rifle when I was being raised in southern Europe. I have been around hunting dogs all my life and I came to the States to go to college and ...