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by isonychia
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Won't hunt
Replies: 18
Views: 712

Re: Won't hunt

I'm starting to believe that the only thing that doesn't change in a really young pup is nothing. 4 months is getting along, but still very young. Start worrying in a year, until then, just go easy on the dog and boost his confidence by running him in safe open areas with no cars around off lead as ...
by isonychia
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How to fix>?
Replies: 19
Views: 861

Re: How to fix>?

At 18 weeks old, your job is to facilitate the environment for safety and exploration. If you are exploring, you are in a save environment as far as roads go. Off leash at this age means safe areas, not forcing the dog to recall reliably without the proper maturity and foundation. Also, your 18 mont...
by isonychia
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Kovan - No squeak Toys
Replies: 16
Views: 620

Re: Kovan - No squeak Toys

I meant to say that it isn't worth the risk. I thought I had mentioned that but it looks like I forgot to. I probably won't buy those kinds of toys ever again for my bird dogs. My point was not to worry too much if you already had done it, because you will probably be OK and there is no point in wor...
by isonychia
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Kovan - No squeak Toys
Replies: 16
Views: 620

Re: Kovan - No squeak Toys

This could be a dog dependent issue. I have to echo that my brittany didn't ever get hard mouthed due to squeaker toys, maybe because birds don't squeak? IDK it sounds like the GWP folks have had opposite experiences though. My older Brittany DID start to get hard mouthed after a few seasons of feed...
by isonychia
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brittany nose color
Replies: 15
Views: 1536

Re: Brittany nose color

Handsome is as handsome does. :D I am always far more interested in what is inside a dogs head than in the dictates of "dog fashion." I've had 3 brits and one had a flesh coloured nose the other two had black noses. They all won in shows and the one with the flesh coloured nose won her classes at C...
by isonychia
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Intact male dripping blood
Replies: 6
Views: 541

Re: Intact male dripping blood

nanney1 wrote:Follow up: dog took his meds and now seems to be fine.
Thanks for the follow-up!
by isonychia
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NSTRA ages
Replies: 13
Views: 609

Re: NSTRA ages

This is exactly the info I was looking for, thank you all! Very disappointed to hear about the Delta trial being cancelled! Maybe next year, sounds like I am going to be better off putting into the NAVDHA natural ability test for this year, pup will be just shy of the 16 months cut-off and that is d...
by isonychia
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NSTRA ages
Replies: 13
Views: 609

Re: NSTRA ages

Please explain your question a little better. Are you asking what age people start running their dogs in NSTRA? Or what? More or less. I know NAVHDA has the junior tests and I plan on running a NSTRA trial here soon, now that one is being offered so much closer and my finances are a little more app...
by isonychia
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brittany nose color
Replies: 15
Views: 1536

Re: Brittany nose color

ezzy333 wrote:The nose is fine as it is. The standard refers to white spots and not just lighter pink.

Ezzy
Awesome, thanks Ezzy!
by isonychia
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brittany nose color
Replies: 15
Views: 1536

Re: Brittany nose color

Ok so I am finally getting around to posting a photo here. Pup just turned 1 year old! So far rocked it on huns and chukar but had a hard time, as expected, with grouse this past season. Good temperament, a terror inside, super cuddly which I love. Good size and overall conformation outside of this ...
by isonychia
Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NSTRA ages
Replies: 13
Views: 609

NSTRA ages

What is the age timeline for NSTRA trials that people typically shoot for?
by isonychia
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Seeking new kibble
Replies: 11
Views: 1151

Re: Seeking new kibble

Boy, a bird dog with a poultry allergy, what kinda luck is that! Fromm makes some good foods you could look at what they have, maybe a winner winner not so chickeny dinner in there but not sure.
by isonychia
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Intact male dripping blood
Replies: 6
Views: 541

Re: Intact male dripping blood

I think you will get a mixed bag of opinions on this one. Assuming the blood was a stone and not bladder cancer or something more serious may not be the 100% best approach though, I would still be very cautious. At 6 years old, my vet told me not to worry about neutering, as long as I was responsibl...
by isonychia
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dog killed posusm
Replies: 18
Views: 900

Re: Dog killed posusm

Possums are marsupials and have a body temp that doesn't really agree with rabies. Common misnomer but the honest truth is they just aren't likely carriers, unlike raccoons and skunks.

https://www.abchomeandcommercial.com/bl ... ry-rabies/
by isonychia
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Setter Confusion
Replies: 40
Views: 2082

Re: English Setter Confusion

Hey all. I have a line in with someone over at NAVHDA for some info on setters and did a little research on him and his dogs that he runs in those trials (Thanks to a member here for that lead). In that research I came across a few other breeder names I was curious about whether anyone has had exper...
by isonychia
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Bismuth shot and guage selection
Replies: 8
Views: 430

Re: Bismuth shot and guage selection

Might be a good idea to pattern your gun as well. The rule of thumb (with steel) is to step up a shot size or so (using 6 shot in lead? go to 4) and keep the chokes open. My info also says that because of the hardness of steel its better in most guns (for sure sxs and o/u) to stay away from full an...
by isonychia
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Bismuth shot and guage selection
Replies: 8
Views: 430

Re: Bismuth shot and guage selection

Thanks Garrison, that was just what I was looking for. I would love an a5 either in 16 or 12 but have had bad experiences with autos and me not being able to hit anything with them, probably just a fit problem but something to do with swing as well. I carried my 870 express in chukar terrain on a sn...
by isonychia
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Bismuth shot and guage selection
Replies: 8
Views: 430

Bismuth shot and guage selection

Sooo, for the first time ever I shot a bird, produced a pillow of feathers, and the bird continued flapping until it vanished some miles away. That was with a 20 gauge and 1 ounce of #6 bismuth shot. As I am getting more into non toxic shot for a variety of reasons, I am plenty happy with the 20ga o...
by isonychia
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brittany vs Springer
Replies: 14
Views: 714

Re: Brittany vs Springer

They removed spaniel from the Brittany name a good while back now. For good reason. These dogs are completely different, whether it be in the field or in the home. I for one am not a huge springer guy, just not my style of dog: to look at, to pet, to hang out with or walk, and watching them run in a...
by isonychia
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Thanks, Ezzy333
Replies: 41
Views: 2939

Re: Thanks, Ezzy333

Well wishes Ezzy. Thanks for all of the helpful input over the years!
by isonychia
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Investigating... DD, setters and griffons
Replies: 22
Views: 1300

Re: Investigating... DD, setters and griffons

I was falling in the same boat as you. I just got another brittany pup last year and run an older britt. Love the heck out of those dogs but am curious to try something new in 2-3 years before I start thinking about serious trialing and hopefully one day breeding. I ended up deciding on the setter f...
by isonychia
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Setter Confusion
Replies: 40
Views: 2082

Re: English Setter Confusion

I love where this thread has gone, has been very educational. I realize that setters aren't very popular in NAVHDA, honestly brittanies are even more rare there. I think that my frame of mind here is that I know there are some running in NAVHDA and if a setter does well in NAVHDA I can look at indiv...
by isonychia
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog won't find dead birds
Replies: 8
Views: 496

Re: Dog won't find dead birds

I play dead bird in the house with a bumper that has a bird wing strapped to it. Only use I have found for old wings. It is a rarity but my dogs go insane over it. All standard bird rules apply. Bumper is only used as a training aid, absolutely no playing with it ever. Anyways, if I tell them dead b...
by isonychia
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Setter Confusion
Replies: 40
Views: 2082

Re: English Setter Confusion

Awesome, thanks Avg! I actually sent an email over to the Bergs as well asking if they knew of any pups that might be in my area to check out. This is still a few years out for me but it is good to start that processes. 3 years goes by super fast. I had entertained the idea of a German versatile hea...
by isonychia
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Setter Confusion
Replies: 40
Views: 2082

Re: English Setter Confusion

I should point out that the reason I even brought up NAVHDA is because I saw some Setters in the records getting fairly good scores in some of the "more" local chapters. I had never really ever thought of them as the kind of versatile dog that runs in NAVHDA, much like the brittany can, but nobody i...
by isonychia
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Setter Confusion
Replies: 40
Views: 2082

Re: English Setter Confusion

Hard as in they need a firm hand and soft as in not to firm a hand That sounds a lot like Brittanys, especially my youngest one. Stubborn yet soft, determined and resilient but you gotta be careful. Forgiveness is a good trait in these dogs. I accidentally nicked the wrong dog once (switch was back...
by isonychia
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Setter Confusion
Replies: 40
Views: 2082

Re: English Setter Confusion

NAVHDA/NSTRA/Hunt tests tend to elicit a more handler dominant/obedience based/mechanical type performance, IMO. I don't know how you can lump NSTRA in with NAVHDA and hunt tests. NSTRA is a totally different venue. I personally feel that NSTRA is closer to actual hunting than any other field trial...
by isonychia
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Setter Confusion
Replies: 40
Views: 2082

English Setter Confusion

Can someone involved with the ES world break a few things down for me? I have been looking into NSTRA and NAVDHA line setters but still have some questions. Is any one line (IE Ryman or Llewellin) better at either of these venues or is it a crap shoot? Obviously looking at the pedigrees from a less ...
by isonychia
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ecollar recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 825

Re: ecollar recommendations

I like having 2 different collars for all of these jobs. I want a dedicated battery for GPS. I like the idea of a GPS collar that is dedicated to that one task. If I forget my shock collar, I feel I can still hunt... not so if I forget my gps collar, not where I hunt. I also like having the sport do...
by isonychia
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: More anti-hound activity in Colorado.
Replies: 3
Views: 579

Re: More anti-hound activity in Colorado.

Always good to do your homework before buying a home...
by isonychia
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dont see many pheasants like this..Video.
Replies: 2
Views: 508

Re: Dont see many pheasants like this..Video.

Have a neck for tying flies. Saw someone selling these locally a year or so ago. Cool looking bird.
by isonychia
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Dogs for Sale
Topic: French Brittany Puppies?
Replies: 6
Views: 771

Re: French Brittany Puppies?

These are not very similar breeds, just a heads up on that PP vs EB is pretty different. If you are looking into these more rare and expensive dogs you owe it to yourself to try to find some locally and meet them, talk to owners, etc. I called a few EB owners that breeders got me in contact with. I ...
by isonychia
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: best waterfowl gun
Replies: 58
Views: 36424

Re: best waterfowl gun

The benelli owned (montefeltro) had a terrible swing and the sight plane was recessed below the top of the receiver. It felt like a sweet shooter other than that and the fact that I could never get it to fit me even with the shims and using a rib extension. If you get a benelli and find you can't hi...
by isonychia
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Training
Topic: recall to whistle versus e-collar tone recall
Replies: 31
Views: 1952

Re: recall to whistle versus e-collar tone recall

+1 on the whistle being a "do or die" command. That whistle puts the fear of all things scary into my dog that he better get to me NOW. Has saved his but too.
by isonychia
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: First Season Problems
Replies: 6
Views: 589

Re: First Season Problems

Echoing CJ about the only thing I would do is just to make sure I wasn't shooting birds for the dog that the dog flushed on... then again you will be coming into the spring with an almost 2 year old pup. I would start the steady process if you feel your dog has the intensity he needs on birds. The s...
by isonychia
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: recall to whistle versus e-collar tone recall
Replies: 31
Views: 1952

Re: recall to whistle versus e-collar tone recall

What you use as the command for recall doesn't matter and once you have the basics down you can use more than one recall. Personally I like to use a verbal command first because you almost always have your voice on you, then whistle, then you get into collar conditioning. I haven't heard of the othe...
by isonychia
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brittany nose color
Replies: 15
Views: 1536

Re: Brittany nose color

So in theory a female that has two roaned parents would throw 100% roaned pups when bred with a non roaned dog correct?

And because you can only post 2 urls:

https://bearpawarsenal.com/blog/10-gene ... -genetics/
by isonychia
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brittany nose color
Replies: 15
Views: 1536

Re: Brittany nose color

I have no problem with the dog but I would not breed it. Ezzy I would think if the dog had everything else going for it that you could still breed to a roaned brittany and throw 50% dark skinned full colored noses. http://robintomasi.blogspot.com/2014/06/i-love-butterflies-but-not-on-nose-of.html h...
by isonychia
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: how is that deadbirds sometimes seem invisible
Replies: 33
Views: 1707

Re: how is that deadbirds sometimes seem invisible

I have definitely found birds before my dog, but I have never lost a bird that I "knew" went down. If I give him (the older brittany that is) enough time, he will find it. This post makes me appreciate that more. I remember the hardest search was on a triple, which I never ever ever do on grouse but...
by isonychia
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: The Plight of the American Hunter
Replies: 16
Views: 1186

Re: The Plight of the American Hunter

Tougher game restrictions and anti-gun regulations may be the key culprit. Hunting seems to be getting more expensive. Habitat for wild game seems less and less. Hunter access and loss of interest are the top contenders. Habitat loss is the key player in less game, but that isn't really why there a...
by isonychia
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brittany nose color
Replies: 15
Views: 1536

Brittany nose color

Well I do not think this last stripe of white (pink) will darken on my 10 month old pup. I know this doesn't matter for the NSTRA scores but how much penalty is there for conformation on the AKC side for DC and also how do the Brittany breeders out there feel about a small sliver of pink on the nose?
by isonychia
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Abrasion on nose
Replies: 3
Views: 467

Re: Abrasion on nose

You'll get used to the cuts and scrapes. Sometimes we have to staple them up even. Noses and pads heal quickly.
by isonychia
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WPG vs PP
Replies: 31
Views: 1932

Re: WPG vs PP

I was looking up NAVHDA results and noticed the Small Munsterlander has some good placement up in Big Sky and Rocky Mountain. I had looked into these guys in the past but like many of the versatile breeds listed for NAVHDA I thought of them more as pointers. It looks like this might be a good option...
by isonychia
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: First Hunt this Weekend: Feeding
Replies: 16
Views: 1022

Re: First Hunt this Weekend: Feeding

One more thing. My experience has been that the folks at the preserve will often think of themselves as trainers when they most certainly are not and even if they are they probably are not your trainer and not using YOUR method. Therefore they really should be hands off aside from showing you where ...
by isonychia
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WPG vs PP
Replies: 31
Views: 1932

Re: WPG vs PP

Good info all around here. I think I will go to a NAVHDA event so I can see some of these dogs work, including the GWP. Can any of you GWP owners touch on waterfowl hunting with them? I need to really consider whether or not waterfowl are something I NEED to pursue in my life. I like the idea but ha...
by isonychia
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: First Hunt this Weekend: Feeding
Replies: 16
Views: 1022

Re: First Hunt this Weekend: Feeding

Hey guys, excited to say I am going on my first hunt this weekend with my GSP! I got his ecollar and god collar charged up, got the bell out today, got my bag packed and got the gun all ready. It will be a small hunt on a preserve, but I have high hopes! I just had a question on feeding him before ...
by isonychia
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WPG vs PP
Replies: 31
Views: 1932

Re: WPG vs PP

cjhills wrote:One of the best and costliest lessons I learned when starting my kennel was that a good share of bigger breeders are not breeding better dogs than somebody nearby. They just have a better PR department...…..Cj
I would agree with that.
by isonychia
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WPG vs PP
Replies: 31
Views: 1932

Re: WPG vs PP

Having been mauled by a pitbull and needing facial reconstruction I tend to take heresay on breed aggression very seriously. I just don't have any interest in a breed that has an aggressive or sharp tendency anywhere in its recent history. I am also acutely aware of the liability assumed if you have...
by isonychia
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WPG vs PP
Replies: 31
Views: 1932

Re: WPG vs PP

I have looked a little at those cedarwood pudlepointers. Look like nice dogs. I may have to try and check them out qhen I am up there.
by isonychia
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WPG vs PP
Replies: 31
Views: 1932

Re: WPG vs PP

You won't find much difference personality wise between DD, GWP, PP. You mean to say that the PP has the same weariness with strangers and independent attitude of a GWP? Why can't you use your britts for all of these pursuits? They are a versatile dog. If your line of dogs can't do the tasks, perha...