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by fourseasons
Sun May 05, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Bike Tow Leash
Replies: 31
Views: 11255

Re: Bike Tow Leash

I had a "Springer" bike attachment for quite a while years ago, was great exercise for dogs and operator, until... We were on a bike path which was up on a hill above a slope that dropped down to a roadway, I was riding a fairly lightweight racing bike with dog attached to the Springer unit, someone...
by fourseasons
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Passing of Ezzy333 - Al Esger
Replies: 15
Views: 2148

Passing of Ezzy333 - Al Esger

Al (Allan Reeves) Esgar (EZZY333), from Dixon IL, passed away on the 14th of April, he was 86 years old. Al joined the Forum at its earliest, in August 2004. He served as one of the primary Forum Moderator during the majority of that time. As a member of the Forum he was the most prolific "poster" t...
by fourseasons
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: How To View Most Recent Posts First!
Replies: 0
Views: 474

How To View Most Recent Posts First!

Hi, all - new and "old" members on Gun Dog Forum (GDF) It's wonderful that this Forum "New Members: Please Introduce Yourself" has been so well received and used since the 'beginning' of GDF. In the topic "A little about you..." we now have over 1000 posts and growing! To help new users navigate thi...
by fourseasons
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Thanks, Ezzy333
Replies: 41
Views: 3816

Re: Thanks, Ezzy333

My sincere "Thank you!" to Ezzy, too - he helped me get up and running as a Mod years ago, offered great advice, suggestions, opinions and support, and answered all my questions (even the off-the-wall ones) whenever asked. Over the years I've found him here online virtually every day (and night!) wh...
by fourseasons
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Welcome New Moderator
Replies: 9
Views: 752

Welcome New Moderator

I'd like to extend a hearty "welcome" to our newest Gun Dog Forum moderator mnaj_springer! He's been an active member on Gun Dog Forum since 2014 and many of you have enjoyed his posts, especially in TRAINING and Spaniel chat via this Forum. We're very happy to have mnaj_springer helping with modera...
by fourseasons
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Hidden
Replies: 27
Views: 2976

Re: Hidden

About location info - there's a Sticky Note in the TRADING POST forums that suggests all ads include location info within the ad - after all, someone might live in Iowa and have a dog for sale in PA, or similar situation with something for sale.
by fourseasons
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Hidden
Replies: 27
Views: 2976

Re: Hidden

FWIW, here is a bit of info about phpBB (the software we use to run this Forum) and "hidden" user status: * Users can individually set up "Hide my online status": If Yes is selected, your online status will be hidden to users. Note that administrators and moderators will still be able to view your o...
by fourseasons
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Do dogs have minds?
Replies: 5
Views: 1076

Re: Do dogs have minds?

Very interesting book entitled "The Mind Club: Who Thinks, What Feels, and Why It Matters" from dogs to gods, the science of understanding mysterious minds—including your own, by Wegner and Gray. Gives good scientific insight into what is "mind" ;-) And, this is the Off Topic forum... no need to jum...
by fourseasons
Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Welcome New Moderator
Replies: 19
Views: 3440

Welcome New Moderator

I'd like to extend a hearty "welcome!" to our newest Gun Dog Forum moderator SHARON. She's been an active member on Gun Dog Forum since 2008 and many of you have enjoyed her interesting questions, input, advice and support via this Forum! We're very happy to have Sharon helping with moderating here,...
by fourseasons
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Tributes to the Departed
Topic: V.I.P. Natural High "Cut"
Replies: 4
Views: 2571

V.I.P. Natural High "Cut"

A sad 'farewell' to my wonderful Pointer boy "Cut" - V.I.P. Natural High. Sire: FC/NGDC Covey Up Johnny, Dam: Maple Valley Starlight. Cut was an amazing bird dog, taught many young dogs the ropes of finding and pointing birds staunchly, and truly had one of the most kind and loving personalities of ...
by fourseasons
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Maryland Sporting Dog Training Day - TV Program
Replies: 3
Views: 1394

Re: Maryland Sporting Dog Training Day - TV Program

In NZ we run our Pointers (shipped our dogs over when we moved a few years ago) with several gun dog groups - training days here also include spaniels, retrievers, setters and pointers. We also have wild California and brown quail (see my Avatar), and ringneck pheasant, on our property and surroundi...
by fourseasons
Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Maryland Sporting Dog Training Day - TV Program
Replies: 3
Views: 1394

Maryland Sporting Dog Training Day - TV Program

Fun TV spot taken by Outdoor Delmarva of a recent Maryland Sporting Dog Association training day at Petersburg DE. I joined up with MSDA back in the 70's (yeah, no geezer jokes please - I was a 'chit of a child' back then, and yes the word is chit and not misspelled <G>) and have seen a number of be...
by fourseasons
Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: ARCHIVE: Previous Listings SOLD/OLD/GONE
Topic: 2 horse straight load
Replies: 1
Views: 1551

Re: 2 horse straight load

Did your trailer sell already? If not, can you post some photos - thanks.
by fourseasons
Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rednek Joe Buttry Has Passed Away
Replies: 4
Views: 1326

Re: Rednek Joe Buttry Has Passed Away

I too remember Joe running his first dog at Petersburg - I was line marshaling that day - Joe was 100 percent into it from the start ;-) He was also a volunteer Moderator here on GDF for a while. Joe will be missed...
by fourseasons
Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: ATTENTION NEW MEMBERS - Getting Ads Approved
Replies: 0
Views: 1706

ATTENTION NEW MEMBERS - Getting Ads Approved

Welcome new GDF members... Please note that for your first few posts after you've joined a Moderator will have to read and approve your posts as an aide in avoiding SPAM on this Board. So, if you post an ad in the TRADING POST section it might "sit" until a Moderator has done the "read and approve" ...
by fourseasons
Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Horses & Horse Equipment
Topic: ATTENTION NEW MEMBERS - Getting Ads Approved
Replies: 0
Views: 1033

ATTENTION NEW MEMBERS - Getting Ads Approved

Welcome new GDF members... Please note that for your first few posts after you've joined a Moderator will have to read and approve your posts as an aide in avoiding SPAM on this Board. So, if you post an ad in the TRADING POST section it might "sit" until a Moderator has done the "read and approve" ...
by fourseasons
Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Hunting/Dog Related Stuff For Sale
Topic: ATTENTION NEW MEMBERS - Getting Ads Approved
Replies: 0
Views: 14054

ATTENTION NEW MEMBERS - Getting Ads Approved

Welcome new GDF members... Please note that for your first few posts after you've joined a Moderator will have to read and approve your posts as an aide in avoiding SPAM on this Board. So, if you post an ad in the TRADING POST section it might "sit" until a Moderator has done the "read and approve" ...
by fourseasons
Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: Dogs for Sale
Topic: ATTENTION NEW MEMBERS - Getting Ads Approved
Replies: 0
Views: 2380

ATTENTION NEW MEMBERS - Getting Ads Approved

Welcome new GDF members... Please note that for your first few posts after you've joined a Moderator will have to read and approve your posts as an aide in avoiding SPAM on this Board. So, if you post an ad in the TRADING POST section it might "sit" until a Moderator has done the "read and approve" ...
by fourseasons
Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: PerfectPedigrees.com Off Line?
Replies: 19
Views: 4108

Re: PerfectPedigrees.com Off Line?

I've followed up with our Admin Rob and he's on the case. He says the Perfect Pedigrees site should be back shortly - Thanks, Rob!
by fourseasons
Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GunDogForum.com Stickers?
Replies: 8
Views: 1493

Re: GunDogForum.com Stickers?

Apparently there *were* t-shirts and bumper stickers "eons ago" - I'll pass this interest along to the Board owners and see if they're up for a revival movement ;-)
by fourseasons
Thu Oct 09, 2014 2:18 am
Forum: Horses
Topic: Treating Minor Arthritis
Replies: 4
Views: 2428

Re: Treating Minor Arthritis

Can't say that I've every tried it, but a horse buddy gives their injured and/or sore horses willow branches and leaves to eat... found this link on NIH's site however:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20509453
by fourseasons
Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GunDogForum.com Stickers?
Replies: 8
Views: 1493

Re: GunDogForum.com Stickers?

I don't know of any stickers for GDF, however moderator Greg Jennings is the most likely person to be able to answer that question definitively... I'll pass the question along to him :-)
by fourseasons
Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Perfect Pedigree NEW Account Setup ERROR?
Replies: 7
Views: 1153

Re: Perfect Pedigree NEW Account Setup ERROR?

Passed along the info about live chat as well!
by fourseasons
Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Perfect Pedigree NEW Account Setup ERROR?
Replies: 7
Views: 1153

Re: Perfect Pedigree NEW Account Setup ERROR?

I'll pass this along to our Admin to check this out - sorry for the problem, thanks for making a note here
by fourseasons
Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:30 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: APC AKC Pointer Championship FT - NE Oct 15-19 2014
Replies: 0
Views: 756

APC AKC Pointer Championship FT - NE Oct 15-19 2014

American Pointer Club National Field Trial Championship (the Pointer breed only, not all "pointing" breeds) AKC Licensed Trial Branched Oak Dog Trial Area Raymond, NE October 15-19 , 2014 apcnc2014.pdf This Field Trial is Run Under the Rules and Procedures of the American Kennel Club Open To All AKC...
by fourseasons
Sat Aug 30, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: THE TRADING POST -- GUIDELINES FOR POSTING
Replies: 0
Views: 1847

THE TRADING POST -- GUIDELINES FOR POSTING

THE TRADING POST -- GUIDELINES FOR POSTING The TRADING POS T forums are for active GDF members. They are *not* an outlet for commercial advertising campaigns! We may allow an occasional ad from a commercial bird dog source such as a pro trainer, kennel, etc. offering an item for sale -- however it ...
by fourseasons
Fri May 30, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Retriever net lab pups
Replies: 23
Views: 6035

Re: Retriever net lab pups

There's some great info on issues relating to often-used sires (for inbreeding/outcrossing) and health-related problems in dogs, from the Institute of Canine Biology (see link, below) and also on their FB page https://www.facebook.com/theinstituteofcaninebiology?_fb_noscript=1 Lots of interesting sc...
by fourseasons
Thu May 29, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: http://www.perfectpedigrees.com/ Domain has Expired
Replies: 7
Views: 1290

Re: http://www.perfectpedigrees.com/ Domain has Expired

Sent a note to our Admin with a 'heads up!' about that issue - hopefully he'll be on that right away - thanks for the posting!
by fourseasons
Fri May 02, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: PANE AKC All PointingBreed Field Trial May 30–June 1 2014 CT
Replies: 1
Views: 808

Re: PANE AKC All PointingBreed Field Trial May 30–June 1 2014 CT

Here is the premium for the PANE all pointing breed FT, in PDF format: PANE-FT-2014.pdf From the premium: JUDGES AND STAKES TO BE JUDGED Jamie Fountain, #79504, 314 789 Fulghum Rd, East Dublin, GA Open Limited Gun & Open Derby Andrew Cambell #80104, 4301 Napier Ave, Bronx, NY Open Limited Gun Dog, O...
by fourseasons
Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gamebirds in NZ
Replies: 0
Views: 422

Gamebirds in NZ

It's late autumn, coming near winter in "down under" - we've seen pheasant (Ringneck) and quail (brown quail and California quail) on our property, sometimes visiting near our chickens (which are free-range)... these photos are from today, just next to our front deck - including the 'sentry' there w...
by fourseasons
Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: PANE AKC All PointingBreed Field Trial May 30–June 1 2014 CT
Replies: 1
Views: 808

PANE AKC All PointingBreed Field Trial May 30–June 1 2014 CT

PANE AKC ALL POINTING BREED FIELD TRIAL MAY 30 – June 1, 2014
at John E. Flaherty Field Trial Area, Tromley Road, E. Windsor, CT 06088

For details contact :

Debra Freidus
388 Burlington Road, Harwinton, CT 06791
Phone 860-485-0323
Email: blackthornpt@earthlink.net
by fourseasons
Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: APC AKC Pointer Open Gun Dog Eastern Classic May 29 2014 CT
Replies: 0
Views: 554

APC AKC Pointer Open Gun Dog Eastern Classic May 29 2014 CT

From the premium list - see attached PDF: 2014ClassicPREM.pdf The American Pointer Club, Inc. (AKC) Pointer Open Gun Dog Eastern Classic is being held on May 29 2014, at John E. Flaherty Field Trial Area, Tromley Road, E. Windsor, CT 06088. Open to AKC registered Pointers six months of age or older....
by fourseasons
Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What Some of the Forum Icons Represent
Replies: 1
Views: 437

What Some of the Forum Icons Represent

Some have asked what the icons/pics to the left and next to each topic mean - the following chart explains the meaning of most of those icons. Note that the icon listed as "Hot Topic" as displayed in this chart is shown as a static image, however that icon on the Forums actually scrolls/moves - it m...
by fourseasons
Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Horses
Topic: Horse For Sale Ads - Use TRADING POST
Replies: 0
Views: 4638

Horse For Sale Ads - Use TRADING POST

Please post horse for sale ads in the TRADING POST forum, this "HORSES" forum is for general horse-related discussions vs. advertisements - thanks!
by fourseasons
Sun Nov 17, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: APC National Championship - Wye Island MD
Replies: 1
Views: 838

APC National Championship - Wye Island MD

Well... I have to brag on my friend Betsy Archer, because I know she'd not do this for herself. Betsy's dog, "Kip", an 8 year old black and white Pointer, won the Amateur Championship at the American Pointer Club, Inc. National Amateur Championship trial this past week in Wye Island MD!!! Kip has pr...
by fourseasons
Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:18 am
Forum: Hunting/Dog Related Stuff For Sale
Topic: Check out WTB and WTT Ads
Replies: 0
Views: 19104

Check out WTB and WTT Ads

If you have hunting/bird dog related items to sell, check out the WTB (Want to Buy) and WTT (Want to Trade) postings in this forum - someone might already be looking for just what you have to offer! And for those of you who've posted WTB and WTT ads, when you find the item you're looking for please...
by fourseasons
Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cicada's... "Crunch"... tastes like chicken...
Replies: 7
Views: 1361

Re: Cicada's... "Crunch"... tastes like chicken...

About 10 years ago we had the 17 year cicada variety - 10's of thousands of the critters buzzing around like flies. One of our Pointers (must be genetic <G>) also thought this was the best of all worlds, delicious snacks that actually flew right to her mouth! All went well for a few days UNTIL... th...
by fourseasons
Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why hate on the Black GSP?
Replies: 77
Views: 32279

Re: Why hate on the Black GSP?

I was told many years ago that the Germans did not allow registration of black-to-black GSP breedings (thus producing only black puppies) as the concern was that the liver color would eventually be eliminated through continued black-to-black breedings.
by fourseasons
Sat Jul 13, 2013 5:32 am
Forum: Forum News & Announcements
Topic: GDF Spring (er... Summer?) Cleaning - Trading Post Forum
Replies: 4
Views: 16222

Re: GDF Spring (er... Summer?) Cleaning - Trading Post Forum

OK - thanks for the 'heads up' - all should be good now!
by fourseasons
Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Favorite Dog names, Whats yours?
Replies: 89
Views: 40744

Re: Favorite Dog names, Whats yours?

One of my solid liver GSP decades ago was "The Shadow Nose" aka Brown Dog :-)
by fourseasons
Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: Forum News & Announcements
Topic: GDF Spring (er... Summer?) Cleaning - Trading Post Forum
Replies: 4
Views: 16222

Re: GDF Spring (er... Summer?) Cleaning - Trading Post Forum

RESCUES is now located under TRADING POST forum, next to the DOGS FOR SALE subforum
by fourseasons
Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:46 am
Forum: Forum News & Announcements
Topic: GDF Spring (er... Summer?) Cleaning - Trading Post Forum
Replies: 4
Views: 16222

GDF Spring (er... Summer?) Cleaning - Trading Post Forum

Two updates to the TRADING POST forum: The RESCUES subforum currently under GENERAL INFORMATION will be moved to the TRADING POST forum -- might make it easier for those looking for a dog to also check out possible rescues too. Per Admin's OK there will be a clean up of the TRADING POST forum ARCHIV...
by fourseasons
Sun May 19, 2013 6:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Death of a dog
Replies: 18
Views: 4844

Re: Death of a dog

Here's one that's been around for some years: Just a Dog From time to time, people tell me, "lighten up, it's just a dog," or, "that's a lot of money for just a dog." Some of my proudest moments have come about with "just a dog." Many hours have passed and my only company was "just a dog," but I did...
by fourseasons
Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: Forum News & Announcements
Topic: TRADING POST forum revisited
Replies: 8
Views: 3507

Re: TRADING POST forum revisited

It's done - the MISC and HUNTING SUPPLIES subforums have been moved into the old DOG EQUIPMENT subforum - all are now 'reborn' as HUNTING/DOG RELATED STUFF FOR SALE. Check it out, buy something! ;-)

FWIW, items older than 6-7 months with no activity were also moved the ARCHIVE.
by fourseasons
Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:25 am
Forum: Forum News & Announcements
Topic: TRADING POST forum revisited
Replies: 8
Views: 3507

Re: TRADING POST forum revisited

Hmmm... we're not changing any of the posting criteria for the TRADING POST, just combining the less-used HUNTING SUPPLIES and MISC subforums with the DOG EQUIPMENT subforum. That will add guns/hunting clothes and misc. items such as art prints, books/videos, etc. together with other dog-related ite...
by fourseasons
Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:25 am
Forum: Forum News & Announcements
Topic: TRADING POST forum revisited
Replies: 8
Views: 3507

Re: TRADING POST forum revisited

shags wrote:Flea market
Nah, the fleas are available at no charge! ;-)
by fourseasons
Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:33 am
Forum: Forum News & Announcements
Topic: TRADING POST forum revisited
Replies: 8
Views: 3507

TRADING POST forum revisited

As a Mod for the TRADING POST forum I've been monitoring the current subforums there for some time. Based on observation of listings over the past couple of years, and wanting to improve ease-of-use for those posting and searching ads, the plan is to consolidate the DOG EQUIPMENT, HUNTING SUPPLIES a...
by fourseasons
Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Blue buffalo
Replies: 74
Views: 10870

Re: Blue buffalo

FWIW, it seems more and more dogs these days are developing allergies to commonly used dog food ingredients such as chicken by-products which is an inexpensive protein, hence its frequent use in dog foods - even many of the "beef" and "lamb" feeds will also have chicken/chicken by-products in them a...
by fourseasons
Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fore-Angulation/Shoulders in Pointers.
Replies: 95
Views: 17219

Re: Fore-Angulation/Shoulders in Pointers.

Dog's name is (AKC) V.I.P. Natural High/(AF) V.I.P. Naturally, w. June 06. Pedigree: http://www.theoneweb.net/x/CutPedigree.htm This was a repeat breeding of the litter that produced AKC Pointing Breed Gun Dog Champion 2009 (AKC) FC/AFC Archer's Black Powder "Kip", sired by AKC Pointing Breed Gun Do...
by fourseasons
Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fore-Angulation/Shoulders in Pointers.
Replies: 95
Views: 17219

Re: Fore-Angulation/Shoulders in Pointers.

Take a look at the photo of my FT dog in my avatar - he's a nicely-balanced dog (moderate angles front/rear), though somewhat wide at the elbows. As the shoulder assembly is held on via muscle vs. skeleton some field-bred dogs do tend to 'go wide' when worked/muscled up at a young age. This dog's si...