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by deseeker
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: A few pictures from the past season...
Replies: 9
Views: 186

Re: A few pictures from the past season...

Looks like you and the pup had a good year :D
by deseeker
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Beginnings
Replies: 19
Views: 518

Re: New Beginnings

Nice looking pup :!: Get after them chukar :D
by deseeker
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training an excitable dog?
Replies: 58
Views: 1288

Re: Training an excitable dog?

My thoughts are: join a NAVHDA club(they have birds & people that can help you) or get help from a pro -- JMO
by deseeker
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training Day
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: Training Day

I was wondering the same thing---How did you get in there to flush it :?: :?: :D
Nice looking dog.
by deseeker
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Re: Dog training
Replies: 1
Views: 137

Re: Dog training

Congrates! You're on your way to havin' a bird dog :D
by deseeker
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: DBL/DBL Hunt Test DONE WITH TEST
Replies: 1
Views: 528

Re: DBL/DBL Hunt Test in Nebraska--RESCHEDULED

Still have 7 openings left in our April 6th AKC pointing breed hunt test. Still time to enter--entries close on March 2nd.
by deseeker
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New!
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: New!

Nice looking pup :D
by deseeker
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Time to Fully Train a Brittany
Replies: 18
Views: 516

Re: Time to Fully Train a Brittany

Have you thought about buying a finished dog--that way you know what the final product will be -- one that exactly fits what you want it to do. Since it would probably be at least 2 years old to be completely finished, all the health checks have probably already been done (hips, elbows, etc.) Just a...
by deseeker
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: first time hunt testing
Replies: 19
Views: 480

Re: first time hunt testing

I see you are in ND. You are going to have to travel if you are going to run in AKC pointing dog hunt tests. I got on the AKC event search site for last year and looked up pointing dog hunt tests for last year in ND---there were none listed. Nearest ones are in SD & MN. It's fun to run in them--give...
by deseeker
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Training
Topic: A Novice and his Dog
Replies: 11
Views: 633

Re: A Novice and his Dog

I think running with a gun to catch up isn't a very safe way to hunt IMO :cry: . The reason to stop the dog is: if the dog is getting out of range following the bird, it does no good to allow him to continue on and flush it out of shotgun range. If you stop him and catch up and then release him to t...
by deseeker
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: French Brittany
Replies: 15
Views: 615

Re: French Brittany

I have seen Mark Dinsmore's dogs run in hunt tests in South Dakota. He has real nice dogs Check him out--I don't think you'll be sorry. He usually has a waiting list, so get on it early if you decide you want one of his pups. Good luck when you get your new pup. :D Edit--Mark used to be on this site...
by deseeker
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: AKC walking trials and puppy stakes
Replies: 7
Views: 413

Re: AKC walking trials and puppy stakes

If you are going to run your pup get it used to being around horses---even if it is a walking stake or hunt test, the judges will be riding horses and you don't want your pup to spend his whole amount of time on the ground barking at or being scared of the horses-- instead of running and hunting lik...
by deseeker
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Last Day of Bird Season
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: Last Day of Bird Season

Another great hunt :!: :D
by deseeker
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New pup
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Re: New pup

Good luck with your new pup. Nice looking dog. :D
by deseeker
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: DBL/DBL Hunt Test DONE WITH TEST
Replies: 1
Views: 528

DBL/DBL Hunt Test DONE WITH TEST

Due to heavy snow cover and no warm temps to melt it, we have moved our March dbl/dbl pointing breed hunt test to April 6th & 7th at Branched Oak Trial grounds (Raymond, NE.) there will be AKC dbl/dbl hunt tests for pointing breeds hosted by Nebraska Brittany Club, Mo Valley Brittany Club, Nebraska ...
by deseeker
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Max’s first quail hunt
Replies: 10
Views: 550

Re: Max’s first quail hunt

Congrates on the hunt and the dog :D
by deseeker
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Off season training
Replies: 15
Views: 753

Re: Off season training

Yes-- After hunting season is over I start running them in hunt tests in early Spring. I then train on pigeons during the Summer and in early Fall I'll do hunting tests with them. When hunting season rolls around in mid Fall, they are in shape and ready to hunt. Only problem with that is I'm not get...
by deseeker
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Feeding supplements
Replies: 19
Views: 930

Re: Feeding supplements

I also just up the food amount on hard working days.
by deseeker
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Pics from this fall.
Replies: 7
Views: 648

Re: Pics from this fall.

Nice :!: :!: :D
by deseeker
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Dogs for Sale
Topic: French Brittany Puppies?
Replies: 6
Views: 627

Re: French Brittany Puppies?

Mark Dinesmore has good dogs--I've watched them work in AKC hunt tests. Good luck in your dog search.
by deseeker
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Winter Roosters
Replies: 16
Views: 1176

Re: Winter Roosters

Nice pictures and glad you had a good hunt :D
by deseeker
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Back on the Prairie
Replies: 8
Views: 1045

Re: Back on the Prairie

Sounds like another great hunt :D
by deseeker
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Back on the Prairie
Replies: 8
Views: 1045

Re: Back on the Prairie

Nice hunt :D
by deseeker
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: I think he likes his job !
Replies: 2
Views: 416

I think he likes his job !

The season opened on the rez last week end and it was a bust--too many hunters pushed us out of our better areas. Today I went up and got into one of our better areas. I just hunted my young dog (11 months) for an hour and a half. He had 3 hen points & 2 rooster points (might of been 3 rooster point...
by deseeker
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: *VIDEO* Winning Run From Handlers View
Replies: 43
Views: 1931

Re: *VIDEO* Winning Run From Handlers View

Nice dog :D
by deseeker
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Looking for a good Brittany Print
Replies: 7
Views: 774

Re: Looking for a good Brittany Print

Google Ross B. Young paintings. He paints a Brittany picture of the Purina Dog of the Year for the high point Brittany 1 hour dog of the year. He does other dog paintings as well. A lot of his pictures end up in the bird dog hall of fame in TN.
by deseeker
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Sharpies and Huns?
Replies: 6
Views: 1013

Re: Sharpies and Huns?

Type -- utube sharptail hunting on your search engine. Utube will have videos of sharptail hunting. It will give you an idea of the terrain and areas they are found in. There is one video by bedly blaster that is in MT this year(hunting a narrow shelter belt). In that video you can hear the noise a ...
by deseeker
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I am looking for field-quality Irish setter pups.
Replies: 65
Views: 4484

Re: I am looking for field-quality Irish setter pups.

Meller wrote:Look up Don F on here and take a look at his Stormy dog; I would look to where he got him. I think he is in Oregon.
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by deseeker
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: pigeons
Replies: 14
Views: 2678

Re: pigeons

About 1/3 of my pigeons nest on the floor instead of the nest boxes. They all hatch okay.
by deseeker
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Time for a swimming lesson
Replies: 3
Views: 654

Re: Time for a swimming lesson

More pictures of Tug bringing back the pigeon.
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Almost back
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Made it back
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He's a choppy swimmer, but I know with practice his stroke will get smoother :D
He's no Lab, but I know he'll get the bird back to me, so I don't have to go in after it :roll: :lol: :lol:
by deseeker
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Time for a swimming lesson
Replies: 3
Views: 654

Time for a swimming lesson

The weather is hot and the water is cool--Time for Tug's first swimming lesson :D Tug is 61/2 months old, so it's a good time to start. He loves to retrieve dead pigeons so I knew he wanted the birds bad enough, he'd go in the water. First throw was to wading depth for the retrieve. NO PROBLEM :D Ea...
by deseeker
Wed May 30, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Bumper drive
Replies: 16
Views: 3470

Re: Bumper drive

I like using paint rollers--they are light, cheap, come in different sizes, and pups like picking them up & carrying them around.
Good luck with the pup :D
by deseeker
Tue May 22, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alberta hunter with a question
Replies: 32
Views: 2578

Re: Alberta hunter with a question

i hope your looking outside canada for a brittany. They wont compare to your pointer. DC Kinwashkly Dirty Ned Pepper was a Canada dog owned by Vern Brunen and run in the United States by Scott Johnson. It finished 3rd in the National All Age in 2011 & 2013 -- in 2012 it finished 4th. Not to bad for...
by deseeker
Tue May 22, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Retrieving
Replies: 20
Views: 1870

Re: Retrieving

Evan Graham has a good program on disk called Smart Fetch. It teaches force fetch in an understandable way. Ethan Pippitt (Shorthair pro) at Standing Stone Kennels has a bunch of videos on utube that show you the steps in force fetching a dog. Just make sure you do them in order and don't skip steps...
by deseeker
Tue May 22, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tail length?
Replies: 19
Views: 1718

Re: Tail length?

AKC breed standard is 4 inches or less---unless you are going to show your britt don't worry about it, they don't smell birds with their tail :lol: :lol:
by deseeker
Mon May 21, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: First time holding a point
Replies: 4
Views: 636

Re: First time holding a point

Nice :D :D
by deseeker
Fri May 11, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alberta hunter with a question
Replies: 32
Views: 2578

Re: Alberta hunter with a question

It seems to me that the females are a little easier to train than males are-- JMO. By having females, I can breed to whatever good QUALITY males and lines I want to, that fit well with my line. --If you have a male, you aren't able to say I want to breed my male to your female( the female owners hav...
by deseeker
Thu May 10, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alberta hunter with a question
Replies: 32
Views: 2578

Re: Alberta hunter with a question

Since '98 I have had multiple britts at a time (usually 5). Most of the time it will be 4 females and 1 male. The dogs will rotate in the house 2 or 3 at a time. I have had zero problems with them, but I never pick an alpha female out of a litter. I would just pick a female that is in the middle of ...
by deseeker
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sad Day
Replies: 12
Views: 1123

Re: Sad Day

I'm sorry for your loss.
by deseeker
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Today's Training
Replies: 3
Views: 1021

Today's Training

Here's a couple pictures of Tug (Bean's Blaze Grandpup) that I took during today's training. He's 5 months old now. Tug points his bird, lets me get in front to flush it before chasing. He is used to the shotgun and will retrieve the shot pigeons to me (most of the time). The slack check cord is jus...
by deseeker
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2 hunting dogs in the household?
Replies: 15
Views: 1731

Re: 2 hunting dogs in the household?

5 Britts-- 12 years, 9 years, 7 years, 5 years, 5 months :roll: :D
by deseeker
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ecollar buying help/questions...
Replies: 11
Views: 1339

Re: Ecollar buying help/questions...

Most e-collars will only have about 1/2 the distance they list--if it says 1 mile it is probably 1/2 mile. If it says 400 yards it is probably 200 yards. These collars are tested on flat ground with nothing in the way between the collar and controller(trees, hills, valleys, etc). This is not a hunti...
by deseeker
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New pup!
Replies: 9
Views: 1197

Re: New pup!

Nice looking pup :D
by deseeker
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Hunt test help!! I am lost. Whoa training works BUT.....
Replies: 5
Views: 1226

Re: Hunt test help!! I am lost. Whoa training works BUT.....

If you have a supply of pigeons and a launcher you can teach a dog to back by doing this: Have a steady dog pointing the bird in the launcher. Have your dog some place where it can't see the dog pointing (over a terrace, behind a building, behind some tall weeds, etc.) Bring your dog out where it SU...
by deseeker
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Picked up a pup today
Replies: 12
Views: 1613

Re: Picked up a pup today

Nice looking pup :D
by deseeker
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Puppy food help...
Replies: 6
Views: 1264

Re: Puppy food help...

I'm going to stay away from the food part of it and make a suggestion on the fast eating---they make bowls with big knobs in them that they can't get big mouthfuls at a time(they have to eat around the knobs. What I do if I want to slow the dog down eating is use a big pizza pan or a large cookie sh...
by deseeker
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: OFA or Penn Hip
Replies: 18
Views: 2484

Re: OFA or Penn Hip

All my britts but 1 have had their x-rays with out being drugged--the one exception was a female that hated being on her back and would struggle so hard you couldn't get a good picture. You might try stretching your britt out on his back to see how it handles being stretched out. When my vet sends t...
by deseeker
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: OFA or Penn Hip
Replies: 18
Views: 2484

Re: OFA or Penn Hip

Ask the vet you are thinking of using, how many dogs he has OFA'd. You need a vet that knows what he is doing to get the dog positioned right or your rating could suffer. I'm in a small town with 3 vets and I'll only let one of them OFA my dogs. Make sure they have good xray machines as well. One of...
by deseeker
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: just introduced pup to birds
Replies: 14
Views: 2039

Re: just introduced pup to birds

Look in to joining a NAVHDA Club--You can usually buy birds from them plus you can usually get some mentoring help during their training days. Plus they usually have a couple launchers. You might also find someone at the club that wants to train more than just training days. It's good having a helpe...
by deseeker
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Planning a Fall hunt
Replies: 5
Views: 1297

Re: Planning a Fall hunt

Montana :D