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by polmaise
Wed May 27, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is the MOST money you've seen or heard a dog sell for?
Replies: 29
Views: 612

Re: What is the MOST money you've seen or heard a dog sell for?

I think we might be getting a little of topic. So I will say that if one pup out of a litter of well bred dogs makes a true all age dog it is considered by some 100% . That is considering they are run in a lot of AA trials and given a fair chance. I know that there are a few exceptions but one out ...
by polmaise
Wed May 27, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is the MOST money you've seen or heard a dog sell for?
Replies: 29
Views: 612

Re: What is the MOST money you've seen or heard a dog sell for?

SOB puppies are cheap because they arent worth squat on the circuit. Not sure if you are allowed SOB ,Ryan, maybe you are ? :roll: I think maybe you shouldn't talk about things you know nothing about. Ryan , my good friend. I know more about SOB than you can imagine . I think you shouldn't talk and...
by polmaise
Tue May 26, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Best Puppy food for a GSP
Replies: 32
Views: 6820

Re: Best Puppy food for a GSP

Don, Believe it or not ! (but there is a couple on this board actually know for real that I sold Dog food of all brands and manufacturers in my own store) and gladly did ! ..while feeding my own with everything . I tried for a while to tell customers what my dogs are being fed ,but sales were suffer...
by polmaise
Tue May 26, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Will booting my GSP cause him to overheat
Replies: 15
Views: 415

Re: Will booting my GSP cause him to overheat

The difference is that you are running with your dog at probably a 4-6 mph pace. I run my dog with my bicycle for 5-7 miles at an average of 10-12 mph. She is running and pulling me at the same time. Digging in with her nails. This is just part of her overall conditioning program. We probably go wi...
by polmaise
Tue May 26, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Will booting my GSP cause him to overheat
Replies: 15
Views: 415

Re: Will booting my GSP cause him to overheat

I have a three year old GSP that I run long distances with. We average 30- 40 miles any given week. The long distance on pavement has caused him to have thin pads. When I take him out hunting or training, he easily gets cuts and thorns. Ive tried commercial boots in the past, but he always loses th...
by polmaise
Tue May 26, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is the MOST money you've seen or heard a dog sell for?
Replies: 29
Views: 612

Re: What is the MOST money you've seen or heard a dog sell for?

RyanDoolittle wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 10:03 pm


SOB puppies are cheap because they arent worth squat on the circuit.
Not sure if you are allowed SOB ,Ryan, maybe you are ? :roll:
by polmaise
Fri May 22, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is the MOST money you've seen or heard a dog sell for?
Replies: 29
Views: 612

Re: What is the MOST money you've seen or heard a dog sell for?

According to an article on “The Richest” web site, the original Lassie, a male collie named “Pal”, earned up to $4,000 per week (early to mid 1950's). The article states that would be equivalent to roughly $50,000 per week today. :roll: :lol:
by polmaise
Thu May 14, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Best Puppy food for a GSP
Replies: 32
Views: 6820

Re: Best Puppy food for a GSP

I have a 3 month old GSP. I have been told to feed him high protein puppy food. I train him 45 minutes twice a day. The question I have; I bought some high protein puppy food 22% protein and 12% fat. Over the weekend he has had diarrhea. I stopped feeding him today and he seams to be a little bette...
by polmaise
Wed May 06, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: There is a special place for this guy!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 656

Re: There is a special place for this guy!!!

Too much wine can have an effect on some folk .
by polmaise
Fri May 01, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Cheap(er) Price on Pro Plan
Replies: 15
Views: 605

Re: Cheap(er) Price on Pro Plan

Don't know about you guys ,but the same thing happens over this side of the pond .....especially with On line purchases of dog food. ... The variables of weight and or bag size, and or delivery cost or slight change in protein content or colour of bag etc , creates a flurry of "I can get a dollar ch...
by polmaise
Fri May 01, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stamina Expectations in GWP vs PP
Replies: 40
Views: 1764

Re: Stamina Expectations in GWP vs PP

averageguy wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:51 am

Image

That is an awesome picture AG , I would have hunted with a hawk though :) ..Brilliant thank you.
by polmaise
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Hard-mouth AFTER Trained
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Re: Hard-mouth AFTER Trained

"After" Yea, well there is tools available , they don't fit all . Easier without a fix for sure. Even then it is a band aid. Hey' Crackerd' ..you remember that ...... with the balloon inside the partridge ? ..what a dog she turned out ! delivered a 'raw egg' as sweet as a cherry ,and even when a 'Pi...
by polmaise
Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: So you think you know dogs?
Replies: 14
Views: 1885

Re: So you think you know dogs?

My Dad and I raised/trained beagles, for sale ,for many years. It was my job to go out to the barn and feed the beagles in the morning - I was about 12 at the time. A bitch had just had a brand new litter that week. Litters weren't raised in the house during those years. When I went out I found all...
by polmaise
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How well should a pup search?
Replies: 18
Views: 1010

Re: How well should a pup search?

Great stuff ,you are doing well congrats !
by polmaise
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Genetics vs. Training
Replies: 44
Views: 1803

Re: Genetics vs. Training

Garrison wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:26 am

Lots of grey area and misunderstanding that falls under the one undeniable truth, that a good dog is a good dog.
Pretty much !
by polmaise
Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Genetics vs. Training
Replies: 44
Views: 1803

Re: Genetics vs. Training

Your curiosity is fulfilled :roll:
by polmaise
Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Genetics vs. Training
Replies: 44
Views: 1803

Re: Genetics vs. Training

well ya know pros have a string of clients good dogs in their rigs :lol: ..
by polmaise
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Genetics vs. Training
Replies: 44
Views: 1803

Re: Genetics vs. Training

[quote=Garrison post_id=501212 time=1587573704 user_id=13645 The top handlers have the ability to run the genetics that they desire. I would be curious to know how many don’t make it to worthy of competing, and how many make it to CH out of the pool that they start with. [/quote] Ask them ? :wink: O...
by polmaise
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Strange behaviour on point
Replies: 38
Views: 1697

Re: Strange behaviour on point

Sorry Polmaise but I have to disagree. He is not doing just fine and the fire-fighting will predictably continue. He needs help - the right kind of help. Learning on dogs is OK but you might go through a number of them before you get remotely close to a decent dog. That can be a long, arduous, expe...
by polmaise
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Check this out
Replies: 6
Views: 578

Re: Check this out

Brilliant ! ,Fantastic ! , Superb !
Any chance you hit the video button on your phone ? ..just for a minute .
Nice pic .
by polmaise
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Strange behaviour on point
Replies: 38
Views: 1697

Re: Strange behaviour on point

You are doing just fine ,atb
by polmaise
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How well should a pup search?
Replies: 18
Views: 1010

Re: How well should a pup search?

You are doing just fine :wink:
by polmaise
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Strange behaviour on point
Replies: 38
Views: 1697

Re: Strange behaviour on point

veggie wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:08 am
Having been in contact with the breeder, he also tells me this is normal. Also said the dog should experience more birds to develop her instincts.
.........
Your breeder and you have an advantage far more than any one, or I.
Often, that is also a disadvantage .
Best regards, ...
by polmaise
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Quail in Johnny House - Health
Replies: 7
Views: 558

Re: New Quail in Johnny House - Health

All new females of course , I presume ?
Spray perfume on the new ones and the others...
Well, it makes it like a ....... house if nothing else . Healthy atmosphere during Lockdown :lol:
by polmaise
Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How well should a pup search?
Replies: 18
Views: 1010

Re: How well should a pup search?

Curious what people think reasonable searching looks like in a young dog. Specifically in this case it's a male GWP, 11 weeks old. Having not been around one before I'm not sure if what I'm seeing is normal or not. We have some good local areas that we take him to get him in hunting cover... pastur...
by polmaise
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: A little help with "hold"
Replies: 31
Views: 1504

Re: A little help with

No wonder a 'Limey' like me get's confused with the 'Merican' Bird dog owner , and terms . lol But I reckon I can 'Hold my own' ...with understanding absolute crap ,and useless obvious dribble . Hold ? , Force Hold? , Retrieve? , Delivery ? ...FF ? None of the above have anything to do with the OP i...
by polmaise
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spay or Not to Spay
Replies: 8
Views: 1382

Re: Spay or Not to Spay

GnM wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:43 am
The reason I am on the fence is what if after training etc, she turns out to be a fantastic dog.
Dirk
It was this bit that got my ears up . Call me out as a Yearling on a still morning at 5am :lol:
by polmaise
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spay or Not to Spay
Replies: 8
Views: 1382

Re: Spay or Not to Spay

"I register all of mine because I MAY compete with them and I get a 5 gen pedigree because I think it is cool to see where they came from.But honestly, if you are not going to compete with, test, or breed the dog then it makes little sense to register." quote birddogger2 It makes sense for you to re...
by polmaise
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Roe
Replies: 6
Views: 634

Re: Roe

Alot bigger than a Rabbit ,about the size of a dog , but it is all legs .. You don't even require a specific breed of dog or specific weapon to shoot them , you don't even require Hill's and valleys or dales and moorland . The difference in taste ? ...well.That's personal preference and how you hang...
by polmaise
Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spay or Not to Spay
Replies: 8
Views: 1382

Re: Spay or Not to Spay

GnM , In addition to what has been advised. I don't know what cattle fencing type you mention , but even with rocks a determined female just as much as a determined male will find a way through 2" mesh . .. The decision part to spay' is yours not mine or anyone else. My experience in 40 years (again...
by polmaise
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog Being a Baby
Replies: 38
Views: 1713

Re: Dog Being a Baby

Fortunately over here ,some good trainers of dogs keep whole litters up until they are finished and ready for the shooting field . So having a pup with them is not so different ...more beneficial sometimes
by polmaise
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Stubborn pup
Replies: 26
Views: 1117

Re: Stubborn pup

So we got a GSP pup (7 months old not) last month. We’ve been working on obedience training and tossing some bumpers at him. At first things were good he was listening (sit and stay), bumpers I’d toss he’d bring back. Well now total left turn! He’s become SUPER stubborn. He will sit but I have to b...
by polmaise
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Inbreeding or line breeding?
Replies: 24
Views: 1167

Re: Inbreeding or line breeding?

Breeders in the past who extensively line bred required to cull . Breeders these days sell pups . Speaking about kennel name set -ups , not Mr brown breeding his bitch with his best shooting buddies dog . ... Line breeding can be and has been proven to be very successful in producing traits required...
by polmaise
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Strange behaviour on point
Replies: 38
Views: 1697

Re: Strange behaviour on point

I appreciate all the input from everybody. Where I live getting training birds is difficult, mainly because you need to apply to the government for it, and they just don't hand out licence to everybody. Getting on wild birds is no big deal around here, as they are plentiful, and usually I get 2-5 g...
by polmaise
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Strange behaviour on point
Replies: 38
Views: 1697

Re: Strange behaviour on point

So I got this new french brittany pup, which is now 8 months old. We've been out regularly since she got into my hands, and has started to point the few birds we have stumbled upon lately. When on point mostly one of two things happen, either way she stops pointing and either sneak into the bird, o...
by polmaise
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Roe
Replies: 6
Views: 634

Re: Roe

Featherfinder wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:58 am

Now.....about that wee dram?
welcome anytime my friend ..just stay 2 metres away and we will be fine :lol: ..Bring yer own bottle mind !! :mrgreen: :lol:
by polmaise
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Roe
Replies: 6
Views: 634

Roe

During this troubled time globally some Hunters may be in-doors when they wish they were out.
Just thought a wee' dram and relax in a chair for 15 minutes ...... Enjoy .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNMzzQ_ ... e=youtu.be
by polmaise
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Mn DNR eagle Cam
Replies: 2
Views: 451

Re: Mn DNR eagle Cam

Some reckon they need more Fish eating Eagles , you can watch their progress live ..on cam with modern technology ...Stay up late for the latest .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugobxnl ... e=youtu.be
by polmaise
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Help with Carrying
Replies: 8
Views: 859

Re: Help with Carrying

I remember having a video call a few years ago with who is now a very dear friend and successful in their pursuit with their dog(s)
We had a social drink across media and it was fun :mrgreen:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoJEMUf ... e=youtu.be
by polmaise
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: dog only partly retrieving
Replies: 24
Views: 1894

Re: dog only partly retrieving

jasperb wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:23 pm
She's got a 4 month old Llewellin of her own now keeping her busy!
I bet it does ! Probably better keeping the dog busy :mrgreen:
by polmaise
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: You gotta love this. :)
Replies: 6
Views: 555

Re: You gotta love this. :)

I remember years back , the famous Budweiser advert with the weimaraner playing the piano .
I was running a behaviour centre for dogs at the time .
1 year after that advert ,Budweiser sales were up 20% , and my behaviour classes were up 40% .
I love a beer now and then .
But you gotta love the dog
by polmaise
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: We could all use a Laugh
Replies: 14
Views: 915

Re: We could all use a Laugh

Wife, Spud and I spent a good bit of last summer training for some Retriever Hunt Tests. There were no good odds on where my Wife's throws were going to land. Some went behind her. Some landed on the roof of the house. To say "She threw like a Girl" would be an insult to women world wide. Things go...
by polmaise
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: We could all use a Laugh
Replies: 14
Views: 915

Re: We could all use a Laugh

We just use a load of fun :mrgreen:
by polmaise
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: We could all use a Laugh
Replies: 14
Views: 915

Re: We could all use a Laugh

Averageguy' I hope this is not seen as hi-jacking your thread ,but adding continuation of it 'we could all use a laugh' . This video was a few years ago ,when an apprentice was filming me in training with a young dog at the stage of where it had been introduced to stop on a shot and stop on a simula...
by polmaise
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bell or no bell?
Replies: 38
Views: 1817

Re: Bell or no bell?

Hmmm . In training and depending on the level of the dog ...and the ground cover /terrain....and what you are actually training for ? ... Makes sense to some ? (if you hear the bell,the dog is on the move) , Makes sense to some ?(if the bell is not heard ,the dog is on point/or stationary)...I recko...
by polmaise
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: We could all use a Laugh
Replies: 14
Views: 915

Re: We could all use a Laugh

Love it ! ..
Starting the Fun stuff ..this guy loves the same .
Not enough of this stuff on here .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utihYxA ... e=youtu.be
by polmaise
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: On rails training
Replies: 8
Views: 1016

Re: On rails training

Loving this pupster 'Hal' , she is keeping me young ..whilst the world has it's problems . Take care . atb Robert antonym /synonym scrofulous corona quarantine slow-down challenge negative negative-impact seamless Some are up their own rectum on line , this little one is just experiencing things for...
by polmaise
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: On rails training
Replies: 8
Views: 1016

Re: On rails training

art hubbard wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:36 pm
How long can a little dog hunt like that before burning out. I just loved watching her
All day ..If I allowed it :wink:
They have self charging systems like a Dynamo . lol
Brakes are more important than what's under the hood though ..with game at this stage
by polmaise
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: On rails training
Replies: 8
Views: 1016

On rails training

I am not in the business of showing or presenting finished dogs ,neither am I in the business of selling/telling what a finished dog should do . I just enjoyed this little 9 month old today doing what she wanted to do anyway, but with a little conditioning and training to keep it fun along the way A...
by polmaise
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Emergency Vet Trip
Replies: 17
Views: 2489

Re: Emergency Vet Trip

What are you talking about Sir? :) Gas heating and no snow on the ground. Do you know what a roach is? I know what Snow is especially in slang , gas can be fuel or even coming out of a human being ,no snow would be a melt down for some ...A Roach usually is a bug in my place , often written with it...