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by Croix
Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog respecting your home
Replies: 35
Views: 6205

Re: Dog respecting your home

Jeffkoop, yes croix is free in house from 6 till 4. Not a problem yet. Long as dog gets enough exercise and comes from a reputatable breeder, that breeds for good temp and socially involves pups. Shouldn't be a problem, as long as you're the boss!!!
by Croix
Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog respecting your home
Replies: 35
Views: 6205

Re: Dog respecting your home

A dog can stay cooped up 10 hours a say as long as there is time spent running him/her every other day Plenty of attention should be given to the dog on all days. Otherwise they look for attention. My dog hasn't ever chewed anything up or had an accident during the day And i work 10 hour days. Must ...
by Croix
Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Invisible Fence help needed.
Replies: 9
Views: 2416

Re: Invisible Fence help needed.

I have a sport dog and it works perfect. I have a setter and it works great. Best money I've spent so far. Lot cheaper then a fence!!
by Croix
Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is an AA pointer?
Replies: 134
Views: 19107

Re: What is an AA pointer?

You guys are worse then Junior High School girls , let a guy have an opinion. Instead of picking apart posts and teaming up on particular posts. Get out and hunt/trial your dogs This forum has really slid downhill, the last year. Too many know it alls , and not enough help/encouragement. Good luck t...
by Croix
Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Could a German shorthaired pointer make it to Ames?
Replies: 185
Views: 53999

Re: Could a German shorthaired pointer make it to Ames?

Again, gsp, possible. Britt, not a chance. Britts are a weekend/house dog
by Croix
Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gotta Vent!
Replies: 51
Views: 7631

Re: Gotta Vent!

Ezzy, "small kennel run"????
by Croix
Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Could a German shorthaired pointer make it to Ames?
Replies: 185
Views: 53999

Re: Could a German shorthaired pointer make it to Ames?

Shorthair, have a chance. Britt, not a chance, but owners will come up with lots of stories/excuses....
by Croix
Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sharpshooters kennel WI
Replies: 21
Views: 5020

Sharpshooters kennel WI

A buddy of mine is planning on buying a GSP pup from sharpshooters kennel. Out of new Richmond WI. Any experiences or thoughts on the kennel??

Thanks in advance.
by Croix
Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Collapsible dog bowl.
Replies: 13
Views: 1139

Re: Collapsible dog bowl.

Granite gear. Best around.
by Croix
Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Runs to big
Replies: 38
Views: 5027

Re: Runs to big

Come on Sli,

Haven't you figured out ezzy knows all. Just ask. Also brits are superior.
by Croix
Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:09 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Setter coughing.
Replies: 7
Views: 1095

Re: Setter coughing.

Wyn, thanks.
Just looked up blasto, wow , I sure hope that's not it. I do live on the Mississippi and this area is considered a hotspot. His stamina/energy has decreased but did improve after antibiotics. Probably should bring him in ASAP, any other thoughts.
by Croix
Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Setter coughing.
Replies: 7
Views: 1095

Re: Setter coughing.

Thanks Dog Dr,
In your opinion, should I wait and see if gets better/worse? Or is another trip to the vet in order. He did have the kennel cough vaccine at 4 months old or so. Thanks in advance.
by Croix
Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Setter coughing.
Replies: 7
Views: 1095

Re: Setter coughing.

Yeah , he was.
by Croix
Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Setter coughing.
Replies: 7
Views: 1095

Setter coughing.

My 2 year old setter has been coughing lately when excited and in the morning. After he's been out and about, he doesn't cough at all A month ago he was running a fever, so I brought him in , they ran a bunch of tests. The only thing that came back was a slight higher number, that pointed to a resp ...
by Croix
Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: invisible yard fence and e collar
Replies: 12
Views: 2739

Re: invisible yard fence and e collar

I waited till 6 or 7 months. For both shock and fence collar
by Croix
Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: invisible yard fence and e collar
Replies: 12
Views: 2739

Re: invisible yard fence and e collar

I put in an invisible fence for my young setter , best money I spent They will figure it out quick, shouldn't confuse him or her at all. Take it slow and keep it positive!
by Croix
Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: bare paws in the snow
Replies: 10
Views: 893

Re: bare paws in the snow

No need for boots, unless planning on using them in future. Good age to get him or her used to them.
by Croix
Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Which E collar to buy?
Replies: 27
Views: 6886

Re: Which E collar to buy?

2nd "dogtra 2500 t and b", the locate/beeper is very nice. Range is outstanding . Very durable and good battery.
by Croix
Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best time, 2nd dog?
Replies: 8
Views: 1598

Re: Best time, 2nd dog?

Thanks for all the input. Good ideas and suggestions for future thought.

I couldn't be happier with Croix, I hope my expectations are set too high. But as mentioned , I should probably wait until Croix is broke and finished.

Thanks again.
by Croix
Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best time, 2nd dog?
Replies: 8
Views: 1598

Best time, 2nd dog?

I know most of you have multiple dogs, someday I hope I will. When is the best time for a guy to get his 2nd bird dog. My pup is 16 months now and I couldn't be happier. Have heard , too wait till 1st dog is 3 years old. Then you always have one in prime age? I have a male setter and will be followi...
by Croix
Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:54 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: marking territory??
Replies: 1
Views: 447

marking territory??

My male year old Setter never has issues indoors until lately. I have a roommate/renter that lives down stairs, dog has marked his room/clothes 3 times in the last week any ideas of what's going on here? Any helpful idea??
by Croix
Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Setter style
Replies: 67
Views: 15253

Re: English Setter style

Great pics and info. Keep them coming, love hearing other viewpoints on style.

Thanks again.
by Croix
Sun Dec 04, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Setter puppy behavior - is she normal?
Replies: 11
Views: 2187

Re: English Setter puppy behavior - is she normal?

Great replies.

My year old Setter isn't scared of basically anything, except the fire pit in backyard! He favorite spot indoors, in a chair by enclosed wood stove in shop?? Strange.

Sounds normal to Me also.
by Croix
Sun Dec 04, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Setter style
Replies: 67
Views: 15253

English Setter style

What's your best definition/description for "style in setters".

I always hear about this dog or that dog has style. Or is stylish. I have a one year old Setter that seems stylish to Me, but I'm an easily impressed newbie.

Thanks in advance for your imput.
by Croix
Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Style v Efficiency, and or other arguments that divide
Replies: 506
Views: 65576

Re: Style v Efficiency, and or other arguments that divide

Baileydog2007,
Agree with what you said. IMO
by Croix
Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:24 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pup limping
Replies: 21
Views: 4658

Re: Pup limping

Symptoms sound the same as what my pup went through. I know you said the tests came back negative, but it sure sounds like, anaplasmosis. Which is one of the 4 things the vet tested your dog for.

Feel free to contact Me for further ?s.
by Croix
Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:29 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pigeons?
Replies: 34
Views: 4797

Re: Pigeons?

I guess lezzie, don f, and von have all the answers. If looking for ideas of helpful knowledge. Pm Me

Sorry for answering any questions, should of known, someone would out type Me...

Keyboard is a lot easier then proven results!!

Sorry to any offened. Su
by Croix
Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:56 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pigeons?
Replies: 34
Views: 4797

Re: Pigeons?

If your new birds, are young birds that haven't been flown before you getting them. The best situation is young birds that haven't even looked outside at their previous loft. In this case, 2 weeks. If you have older birds that have been flown before, may be 2 to 3 months. Best situation is to have p...
by Croix
Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pigeons?
Replies: 34
Views: 4797

Re: Pigeons?

Not saying they won't work, ferals that is.

But would you take a stray dog off the street and let in kennel with your dogs? Then let it breed with your dog?? The pups may work out??

Start with quality, end with quality. :?:
by Croix
Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:53 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pigeons?
Replies: 34
Views: 4797

Re: Pigeons?

My 2 cents, Start with a proven line of homers. Lots of people claim they have homers for sale. Stay away from feral pigeons, usually bring disease/parasites into loft. In no time you will have plenty of good birds. Given you provide clean water, quality pigeon food and a clean, draft free loft. IMO...
by Croix
Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: beeper question
Replies: 2
Views: 373

beeper question

When I hit the locate button on my year old setters collar , he will check back with Me. Not all the way back to Me, but just check in. Is/will this become a problem when I switch the collar over to point mode, where it beeps when he's on point. Any comments suggestions would be appreciated Thanks i...
by Croix
Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: He made it Finally... He point the Ruffies :D
Replies: 9
Views: 1667

Re: He made it Finally... He point the Ruffies :D

Thanks mobeasto123 My Setter is 1 year old. I'm in the same boat as you were! He is steady on pigeons and quail. Had my first point on friday, woodcock. But ruffies are a whole different game, bumps every one he comes across. Keep hearing that one day it will just click. Sounds like that day has com...
by Croix
Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: He made it Finally... He point the Ruffies :D
Replies: 9
Views: 1667

Re: He made it Finally... He point the Ruffies :D

mobeasto123, congrats! Sounds awesome.

How old is your dog. And can I ask you, was he bumping birds prior to this hunt? I ask because I'm going through this now.

Thanks in advance and again, great Job!
by Croix
Sun Oct 30, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: bumping birds
Replies: 5
Views: 785

Re: bumping birds

He has prob had contact with 30 grouse this year, and no he hasn't pointed any of them.
He has pointed 3 woodcock though.

Thanks again.
by Croix
Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Setters?
Replies: 30
Views: 6148

Re: Setters?

Don't know about others listed. But Berg bros , Ben and Scott Berg are a first class outfit. Very informative and proven. My 2 cents.
by Croix
Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: bumping birds
Replies: 5
Views: 785

bumping birds

I have a year old Setter. He has more drive/energy then he knows what to do with. Was out today and made contact with 13 grouse. The problem is he is so excited that he gets to close and bumps them, and let's out a little bark when they flush. On liberated/planted birds he is solid! Should I be worr...
by Croix
Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Adams plus, flea and tick mist
Replies: 1
Views: 249

Adams plus, flea and tick mist

I picked up some of this spray for tick control, based on some of your recommendations.

Instructions are pretty vague, how do you guys and girls use this product? How often? How much per use??

Thanks in advance.
by Croix
Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: tick problem
Replies: 5
Views: 529

Re: tick problem

Thanks for all the ideas. I have been using frontline, whick kills them after they dig in.

Again thanks.
by Croix
Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: tick problem
Replies: 5
Views: 529

tick problem

After removing numerous woodticks and deerticks from my dog this weekend, I came across a problem. It seems the head of one broke off in dog.
Is this, can this become a problem. Or should I just monitor the area for infection??

Thanks in advance.
by Croix
Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: year old Setter
Replies: 4
Views: 564

Re: year old Setter

He is in good condition, hunting in 50-60 temps.
by Croix
Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: year old Setter
Replies: 4
Views: 564

year old Setter

General question, how long do you hunt your dogs before a break. 2 hours, 3 hours?? Hunting grouse in pretty thic cover.

Thanks in advance.
by Croix
Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Year old Setter
Replies: 4
Views: 643

Re: Year old Setter

Yes, wild grouse. Didn't catch any of them.
by Croix
Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:25 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Year old Setter
Replies: 4
Views: 643

Year old Setter

Had my 1 year old Setter out this past weekend. Had 9 points/flushes sat and 7 points/flushes Sunday. I write points/flushes because he pauses for a split second then bumps them. After the flush he let's put a little excitment yelp?? We didn't shoot at any of the flushes. Any suggestions to keep him...
by Croix
Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Minnesota Grouse~ 5th hunt
Replies: 58
Views: 15789

Re: Minnesota Grouse~ 2nd hunt

Was up north as well with my 1 year old Setter. Had 9 points/flushes sat and 7 points/flushes Sunday. I write points/flushes because he pauses for a split second then bumps them. After the flush he let's put a little excitment yelp?? We didn't shoot at any of the flushes. Any suggestions to keep him...
by Croix
Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Setters tip of tail bleeds
Replies: 9
Views: 3020

Setters tip of tail bleeds

I have a 1 year old Setter and has been out grouse hunting 5 times. Starting on the 3rd hunt, the tip of his tail would start bleeding. The bleeding would stop with 10-15 minutes. Then next day same thing would happen. Now back at home his tail tip looks a little raw?? Any comments, should I take hi...