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by KwikIrish
Mon Nov 30, 2015 8:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ACS as best of Sporting Group
Replies: 47
Views: 14998

Re: ACS as best of Sporting Group

madmurph wrote:Hmmmm.....something different. We've never gone down this road on GDF before.
:lol:
Dead horse.
by KwikIrish
Sun Nov 29, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ACS as best of Sporting Group
Replies: 47
Views: 14998

Re: ACS as best of Sporting Group

Absolutely! Pretty sure those big, long-haired, heavy things wouldn't last 10 minutes in the country I hunt in. Maybe I'm missing something but it really seems like the setters are the extreme opposite when it comes to form following function in the beauty pageant arena. There are a lot of those aw...
by KwikIrish
Sun Nov 29, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ACS as best of Sporting Group
Replies: 47
Views: 14998

Re: ACS as best of Sporting Group

Define failure. I'm sure strictly field breeders of setters would consider the bench bred dogs' breedings as failures. Just as strictly bench breeders would consider field-only breedings as failures. Funny, but each thinks theirs is the correct type. This is sort of why I own both types. Best of bo...
by KwikIrish
Sun Nov 29, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ACS as best of Sporting Group
Replies: 47
Views: 14998

Re: ACS as best of Sporting Group

CDN_Cocker wrote:I'm a bit lost. I thought there was only one type of American cocker spaniel....
Three varieties. Ascob (any solid color other than black), black, and parti (broken color).
by KwikIrish
Sun Nov 29, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ACS as best of Sporting Group
Replies: 47
Views: 14998

Re: ACS as best of Sporting Group

In all honesty shags, most breed standards have not changed significantly in the past 100 years. What has changed is the interpretation of each breed standard.
by KwikIrish
Sun Nov 29, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ACS as best of Sporting Group
Replies: 47
Views: 14998

Re: ACS as best of Sporting Group

That cocker is a darn nice example of the breed when it comes to show/confirmation standard. Though the cockers are not known for their dual ability, not all show dogs lack ability. My Irish and many bench type setters I know can hold their own. They won't average at 11+ mph and they won't have the ...
by KwikIrish
Tue Sep 29, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: AF rules regarding designated flusher?
Replies: 5
Views: 1417

Re: AF rules regarding designated flusher?

Not sure it is in the guidelines, but it is often done in AFTCA. I would call the Field Trial Secretary or Chairman and ask before entering. Pretty sure they will be happy to let you. Be sure to get a letter from the doctor or physical therapist. AKC has some extensive procedures to allow it and ev...
by KwikIrish
Tue Sep 29, 2015 1:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: AF rules regarding designated flusher?
Replies: 5
Views: 1417

AF rules regarding designated flusher?

Hi guys, I'm about to start looking through the rule books, but I figured I might get a quicker answer to my question here. Does the AF have a rule allowing for a designated flusher for someone who is incapable of walking without assistance (ie crutches)? Just had another hip surgery and would like ...
by KwikIrish
Tue Jul 14, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Urinary incontinence/leakage by spayed female
Replies: 9
Views: 3503

Re: Urinary incontinence/leakage by spayed female

Very common issue. Glad the meds are working for her, they don't always work!
by KwikIrish
Mon Jul 13, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Red Dogs on the Prairie
Replies: 5
Views: 1304

Re: Red Dogs on the Prairie

I find it incredibly rare to see full ear feathering and such prolific leg furnishings on anything that points with an above level tail.
Very nice pic!
by KwikIrish
Mon Jul 13, 2015 5:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Winter exercise for Vizsla
Replies: 8
Views: 2535

Re: Winter exercise for Vizsla

Dogs are smarter than you give them credit for. Sit is not required for agility, but you certainly learn how to be a better trainer. One of our younger nice V bitches also doubles as my ability project. She is as fast as the Australian Shepherd and border collie in her class. No negative impacts to ...
by KwikIrish
Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How Much Would you Pay for a Pup?
Replies: 100
Views: 25480

Re: How Much Would you Pay for a Pup?

I think that people that want a pet of lap dog are willing to spend more money on a pup or dog then our hunting dog group.It just seems to me they don't question the price as much as we seem to.JMO To some, dogs are replaceable. Sure, they want longevity, natural ability, health, etc, but if the do...
by KwikIrish
Mon Jun 15, 2015 1:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How Much Would you Pay for a Pup?
Replies: 100
Views: 25480

Re: How Much Would you Pay for a Pup?

I never list a price. Some situations warrent some pups to be priced differently than others. Also, for the right home, I am sometimes willing to work with the buyer. So if I have a listed price, my perfect home may pass on contacting me because it is a couple hundred dollars out of their budgeted p...
by KwikIrish
Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: Tributes to the Departed
Topic: Dexter: he left us far to early
Replies: 5
Views: 4188

Re: Dexter: he left us far to early

My heart goes out to you. Way too soon to say goodbye.
by KwikIrish
Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:41 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Should I quit using pigeons?
Replies: 22
Views: 6017

Re: Should I quit using pigeons?

Pm coming your way
by KwikIrish
Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:50 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Should I quit using pigeons?
Replies: 22
Views: 6017

Re: Should I quit using pigeons?

Have you trained your birds to trap? Have you loft flown? Could they have been injured prior to use?
Simple questions, but important ones.
by KwikIrish
Tue May 26, 2015 5:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shadow Oak Bo offsping
Replies: 14
Views: 4361

Re: Shadow Oak Bo offsping

I find find this concept interesting. Sometimes I want to ask, is it really all on Bo's shoulders to reproduce himself? If people are seeing mediocre dogs sired by Bo, you're more likely to hear about that than almost any other sire who is producing mediocre offspring. Why? Because he is Bo. He's be...
by KwikIrish
Sun Apr 19, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Too many pigeons. Too often?
Replies: 14
Views: 4119

Re: Too many pigeons. Too often?

Keep it fun, no pressure, and let him be a puppy while doing this, and it'll be a darn good experience for the little guy!
by KwikIrish
Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: hunting poodle
Replies: 87
Views: 27500

Re: hunting poodle

CDN_Cocker wrote:I missed the crossbreeding designer mutts... i think the useful part of this thread is now long behind us
+1
Sigh.
by KwikIrish
Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Red setter vs irish setter
Replies: 142
Views: 47908

Re: Red setter vs irish setter

Pics are worth 1,000 words!Image
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by KwikIrish
Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Red setter vs irish setter
Replies: 142
Views: 47908

Re: Red setter vs irish setter

Ezzy333, I have been quite successful with Brittanys for 25+ years but regrettably, I have to disagree with you. The more white on a dog, the more "I" like it. An animated flashy white dog is hard to take your eyes off of! Whether it's a pointer or a setter, that tail can really bring lofty classin...
by KwikIrish
Fri Feb 06, 2015 5:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Red setter vs irish setter
Replies: 142
Views: 47908

Re: Red setter vs irish setter

I love the dogs coming from Irish lines in Norway and German. Great video to watch even if dont speak Norwegian. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45O0CJHFA_U The Irish setters winning in Norway are very often descendants from recent US imports.......As well as in English Setters in Norway they have ...
by KwikIrish
Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Red setter vs irish setter
Replies: 142
Views: 47908

Re: Red setter vs irish setter

There is a difference between being able to hunt and hunting. I now have a field bred dog out of Chukarhill Burn Notice and he even though he puts birds in the bag he is much more exciting to watch. Chukarhill Burn Notice is a real nice dog! Craig O. His son is too ;) Too bad he has bad hips otherw...
by KwikIrish
Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Red setter vs irish setter
Replies: 142
Views: 47908

Re: Red setter vs irish setter

Taking a FDSB dog and registering it AKC then using that dog to defend AKC dogs as good hunters is illogical. You could take a AKC show champion and register it FDSB then use it as an example of elegantly conformed AF dogs too but it would not be logical. Your assumptions are clogging your ability ...
by KwikIrish
Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Red setter vs irish setter
Replies: 142
Views: 47908

Re: Red setter vs irish setter

I'd take exception to some of the description in http://www.brytestar.com/redsetr.htm write up also. Cooper is 15 months and weighs 33 lbs. The last time I had him out running he averaged 8.9 MPH on a 55 minute run with a top end of 21. That average includes drink stops as well as peeing, pooping a...
by KwikIrish
Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Red setter vs irish setter
Replies: 142
Views: 47908

Re: Red setter vs irish setter

After reading the OP a second time, I would say they are overall very different. If your interest lies in akc showing an akc Irish setters would be a wise choice. If you are looking for a hunting dog the red setter would be your best bet. Lots of AKC and CKC Irish Setter breeders out there producin...
by KwikIrish
Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Red setter vs irish setter
Replies: 142
Views: 47908

Re: Red setter vs irish setter

There are some spectacular trial dogs in the akc side. Brophy's history speaks for itself. Cedar creek competes actively on both sides of the fence (meaning akc and AF) and wins in both places, rightfully so. Brownhaven Irish setters, along with iskote and eshod are some other consistent performers ...
by KwikIrish
Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppies' first pigeon
Replies: 17
Views: 4461

Re: Puppies' first pigeon

DonF wrote:Nice looking pup's! Nice to see them with tail's up, noticed the avatar dog's tail up too, mom? right.
Yes sir, Don, that is mom. She's a nice dog. Fast little thing, I've enjoyed my time with her.
by KwikIrish
Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppies' first pigeon
Replies: 17
Views: 4461

Re: Puppies' first pigeon

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by KwikIrish
Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:12 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: 2015 What a start to the New Year
Replies: 3
Views: 2051

Re: 2015 What a start to the New Year

Well done, Arlette! Keep up the success, only 11.5 more months to go! :)
by KwikIrish
Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppies' first pigeon
Replies: 17
Views: 4461

Re: Puppies' first pigeon

ezzy333 wrote:I want the one with white on her face.
Consider it done ;)
by KwikIrish
Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppies' first pigeon
Replies: 17
Views: 4461

Re: Puppies' first pigeon

Thanks guys. Meller, I bred the litter. They are 7.5 weeks in these pics. I am putting them on quail this weekend with Steve (setter nut) to get some more pics. I'm really excited about these babies (all 11 of them!) They are FC Heiligsepps Blick x Russell's New Day. Blick ran one of my favorite rac...
by KwikIrish
Wed Jan 14, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppies' first pigeon
Replies: 17
Views: 4461

Puppies' first pigeon

Enjoy! I certainly did! http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad259/Kwik678/IMG_2359_zps677919a1.jpg http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad259/Kwik678/IMG_2374_zps77d2a1b0.jpg http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad259/Kwik678/IMG_2365_zps75138e40.jpg http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad259/Kwik678/IMG_2...
by KwikIrish
Sat Dec 20, 2014 7:03 am
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Vizsla
Replies: 5
Views: 855

Re: Vizsla

I have also seen Vizslas that were bred for show and didn't have the desire to hunt like other breeds of their stature. If they are bred right, they are good dogs from my experience but if not bred for hunting, good luck to ya. My opinion. As can happen in just about any sporting breed. Just make s...
by KwikIrish
Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best Dual Champions
Replies: 82
Views: 33443

Re: Best Dual Champions

Neil wrote: Is the Viszla of German descent? It turns out it is just another GSP trial.
Hungarian.
by KwikIrish
Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best Dual Champions
Replies: 82
Views: 33443

Re: Best Dual Champions

jetjockey wrote: From what I've seen, there are not a lot of Dual dogs who were top dogs in both venues. You may have a top trial dogs who sneak by their bench title, or great bench dogs that sneak by their field title, but not a lot of dogs who can do both really well.
Agreed. Few and far between.
by KwikIrish
Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Thank you
Replies: 11
Views: 2833

Re: Thank you

LOVE the registered name, left me chuckling!
by KwikIrish
Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Huntsmith
Replies: 9
Views: 1868

Re: Huntsmith

Aslowhiteguy wrote: How's your pack of mongrels doing? I hear you may be sending one to some farmer in Ohio in a few months.
That farmer changed his mind. He's getting one of my red babies :)
by KwikIrish
Fri Nov 07, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Vizsla Quail Classic
Replies: 1
Views: 857

Re: Vizsla Quail Classic

Case/Jamie Fountain was the winner, and Ellie Mae/Brian Gingrich was runner up.
by KwikIrish
Wed Oct 29, 2014 5:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: No Women in the Field?
Replies: 33
Views: 13888

Re: No Women in the Field?

I would check ebay for She Safari upland pants...My wife has a pair and she really likes them. she also has some cabelas brand one's but she wears the she safari one's most of the time when she goes. After that, obviously there are some choices in different price brackets...But obviously not many c...
by KwikIrish
Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: GSPCA National Championship - Eureka Kansas
Replies: 32
Views: 14115

Re: GSPCA National Championship - Eureka Kansas

It was supposed to start Friday, but talk of it starting on Thursday. Didn't hear when it started, but they are flying through. Possible to be through brace 17 this evening.
by KwikIrish
Mon Oct 20, 2014 3:51 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Smart Fetch
Replies: 22
Views: 7503

Re: Smart Fetch

Because I seen the same antics on two other forums. One forum has caught on and has basically stop it and it is a retriever forum I am speaking of. :) Flame away. LOL The same antics? You mean an honest review and recommendation? Not every forum censors to that level. Enjoy yourself here, and relax...
by KwikIrish
Thu Oct 16, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Smart Fetch
Replies: 22
Views: 7503

Re: Smart Fetch

I'm putting our whole crew through it, and it is a really easy and well laid out program for this first timer to follow. Not only that, but Mr.Graham is readily available here on the board, always willing to answer questions, though I find most answers via search function. Good luck.
by KwikIrish
Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:14 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dilemma on feeding night before hunt
Replies: 21
Views: 7228

Re: Dilemma on feeding night before hunt

I've got a small dilemma on feeding my lab Friday, the day before our Saturday duck & pheasant hunts. Normal days I feed in the morning and night but usually skip the morning feed on a big hunting day. Well Friday I will feed him at 6am when I leave for work, and won't get home again till about 1:3...
by KwikIrish
Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:21 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Stormy is turning on!
Replies: 7
Views: 993

Re: Stormy is turning on!

Again, he's looking stellar, Don!
Red heads are generally slow to mature. It'll be worth it in the end. Glad you're taking it slow. Keep those pics coming!
by KwikIrish
Sun Sep 14, 2014 5:37 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Alternative(s) to AKC test/trials?
Replies: 74
Views: 22795

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

Rumor has it, AKC is working on a response, but it seems though the initial intent was this was intended for the average pet owner. The lack of specificity is frustrating and is filled with potential regarding damage to our industry. This woman was way off base. I think they will work to quickly rep...
by KwikIrish
Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:51 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Kansas Bird Report
Replies: 9
Views: 3264

Re: Kansas Bird Report

After spending the weekend scouting in the local area with the dogs, I saw a ton of birds. I regret to inform you that every time I walked into one of these: http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad259/Kwik678/017_zps45c5faf1.jpg http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad259/Kwik678/018_zps9e6fcee8.jpg I wo...
by KwikIrish
Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Study: Dogs could be influenza mixing vessels
Replies: 5
Views: 1304

Re: Study: Dogs could be influenza mixing vessels

Well this is just promising. I'll be interested to see what further research reveals.
by KwikIrish
Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How old till they can be sold?
Replies: 3
Views: 696

Re: How old till they can be sold?

We send them off when the "armpit" area is feathered out (no longer has skin showing).
by KwikIrish
Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New to the forum- Glad to be here but NEED some Help!
Replies: 15
Views: 2239

Re: New to the forum- Glad to be here but NEED some Help!

I would contact a reputable brittany breeder in the area and have them evaluate the dog. That combined with the vet's eval would be a good start on getting a refund if they agree this dog is not going to mature to be a healthy able specimen. If this puppy is as abnormal as he appears in the picture,...