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by Fran Seagren
Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Red setter vs irish setter
Replies: 142
Views: 58530

Re: Red setter vs irish setter

It is my understanding the irish were crossed with american field english setters to make reds. Your right there are a few irish about but not many. The outcrossing was done decades ago and it was VERY limited in scope. it was done in the light of day, with full knowledge, and agreement with the FD...
by Fran Seagren
Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Wife's First Hunting Season
Replies: 15
Views: 4919

Re: My Wife's First Hunting Season

Wow. Great story and great pics. Thanks for sharing.
by Fran Seagren
Sat Jan 31, 2015 9:27 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Pig Pointers
Replies: 4
Views: 2381

Re: Pig Pointers

Wow! Crazy story. Glad it worked out OK and nobody got hurt. A wild pig is a nasty character. One time many years ago when we were chukar hunting, our brittany "Franki" went on a point down in a small brushy draw. As my his husband went down to flush "the birds" I suddenly heard him blurt, "STAY . ....
by Fran Seagren
Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brittany coat grooming
Replies: 17
Views: 7484

Re: Brittany coat grooming

I trim our brittany, Seven's, legs, feet, and tail. Last summer I saw three of his brothers and was really surprised to see how curly and long their coats were. As puppies, they all looked about the same. I'm thankful that Seven has a pretty short and smooth coat. With six dogs that need nail trims ...
by Fran Seagren
Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Red setter vs irish setter
Replies: 142
Views: 58530

Re: Red setter vs irish setter

To, NLsetter: Great looking dog! Love the pics.
by Fran Seagren
Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Red setter vs irish setter
Replies: 142
Views: 58530

Re: Red setter vs irish setter

I'm not sure about the one description of our FDSB registered Irish Setters - that we call Red Setters - being "barrel chested and stocky" and not as good looking as the big, long haired, show variety. But, that's probably why we have so many choices in hunting dogs. People still get to decide which...
by Fran Seagren
Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Sit , Stay , Down.
Replies: 6
Views: 3340

Re: Sit , Stay , Down.

Nice looking dog. Love the expressions on his face. I have a chocolate lab that has a similar look to him, but Sarge is not so calm in a duck blind. He whines - which is annoying. Good thing I'm a 99% of the time upland hunter!
by Fran Seagren
Sun Dec 28, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Notice anything odd about this "quail"
Replies: 21
Views: 10682

Re: Notice anything odd about this "quail"

Uh . . . there are NO quail (anywhere) that look like a meadowlark.
by Fran Seagren
Tue Dec 23, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Post dogs on Point!!!!
Replies: 738
Views: 391312

Re: Post dogs on Point!!!!

While romping my pointy guys a couple weeks ago at Ft Lewis, Seven (brittany) went on a point and then Robert and Ruby came up from the side and saw Seven on a point. I wasn't expecting to find any "real" birds. We were just out having a run. Apparently, there was at least one pheasant still in the ...
by Fran Seagren
Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Uncontrolled Barking
Replies: 20
Views: 7648

Re: Uncontrolled Barking

Bark collar gets my vote, too.
by Fran Seagren
Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:42 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Choice, Brittany owners : actually anyone with ideas
Replies: 14
Views: 4847

Re: Choice, Brittany owners : actually anyone with ideas

Totally agree with previous posts. Right now there are three intact male dogs (lab, red setter, brittany) sleeping on our bed along with two spayed females (red setter and lab). This bunch of dogs aren't our first mix of males and females that live, train, and hunt together. I have known a few peopl...
by Fran Seagren
Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Running Pheasants
Replies: 23
Views: 8837

Re: Running Pheasants

In my experience, wild roosters are the smartest upland bird there is. Don't know if "smart" is the best description, but it's the word I use. Each week from opening day on, they get better at outmaneuvering us and the dogs. If they haven't run out the end of the field before you even get out of you...
by Fran Seagren
Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 24
Views: 11042

Re: Gun Control

We live in Washington. The way the initiatives were written would, at a glance, make people believe they were doing the responsible thing. I believe that many people don't read more than what's right out front. And then, of course, Washington is a liberal state.
by Fran Seagren
Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Got a Live One Here
Replies: 29
Views: 14754

Re: Got a Live One Here

Check cord - a long one. Many years ago I learned something significant from an obedience instructor. I asked her what she does when a puppy reaches that age when they know they can outrun us? She said, "My dogs don't know they can outrun me." Some of the best advice I ever got. The dog I had then w...
by Fran Seagren
Sun Nov 02, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: e collar
Replies: 7
Views: 1932

Re: e collar

I have the, now discontinued, TriTronics Sport Basic G3 collar units. Also purchased this past summer the new Garmin Delta Sport that has a bark collar included. I've used the TriTronics for many years and have been happy with the product and service. Haven't had any problems with the Garmin yet, bu...
by Fran Seagren
Sun Nov 02, 2014 8:13 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Concealed carry
Replies: 31
Views: 17001

Re: Concealed carry

Ruger LCR in .38 spcl (+P) with a laser, of course . . . :wink:
by Fran Seagren
Fri Oct 31, 2014 11:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Would You? (puppy question)
Replies: 6
Views: 1826

Re: Would You? (puppy question)

Where are you hunting chukar?
by Fran Seagren
Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: O/U shotguns
Replies: 64
Views: 21574

Re: O/U shotguns

Browning Citori 625 Feather 26" barrel. Great quail gun.
by Fran Seagren
Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:44 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Duckin'
Replies: 1
Views: 2333

Re: Duckin'

Well, then. That's a great day. Nice job! :D


Fran
by Fran Seagren
Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: what am i missing?
Replies: 19
Views: 5885

Re: what am i missing?

Now I am confused Kstring. You said , " I hunted him as much as possible through the end of the season, this is all on released birds since wild quail are few and far between down here."[ and now you're saying: "I've never introduced my dogs to birds; just went hunting." If you released birds, you ...
by Fran Seagren
Sun Oct 19, 2014 11:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A couple Grouse
Replies: 10
Views: 3767

Re: A couple Grouse

Well, today my 20g Citori Feather and me weren't fast enough. I had a chance at two grouse that looked EXACTLY like the two in in this thread! I was anticipating the flush to be straight up and into the forest, but it flushed right to left and I was not fast enough and shot behind it. But, I know wh...
by Fran Seagren
Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A couple Grouse
Replies: 10
Views: 3767

Re: A couple Grouse

Ruffed are the best tasting of all upland birds - IMO. The hardest to hit - at least here in the Northwest woods where most of our trees don't lose their leaves. When they flush, you have a mini-second to get a shot before they are GONE! Great pics!
by Fran Seagren
Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I thought it was about the dogs
Replies: 21
Views: 7856

Re: I thought it was about the dogs

I've always felt it was an obligation to the dog to get it out in the sage or wherever to let them run and find birds. If you are going to own a bird dog you owe it that. To do what it was bred to do. Trying to put a percentage on who its for is tough. When my dog is flowing through the sage smooth...
by Fran Seagren
Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Post dogs on Point!!!!
Replies: 738
Views: 391312

Re: Post dogs on Point!!!!

Love this string. The pics of everyone's dogs on point is always great. This latest pup looks awesome.
by Fran Seagren
Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:50 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: feeding pork cause pancreasisis
Replies: 30
Views: 11587

Re: feeding pork cause pancreasisis

jfwhit wrote:Sorry to hear about your dog. Hope thing turn around and fast

About the high meat dog foods. I thought those were what we are supposed to feed our dog now.
Really! So now "meat" is bad for our dogs? Good grief it's hard to keep up.
by Fran Seagren
Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I thought it was about the dogs
Replies: 21
Views: 7856

Re: I thought it was about the dogs

Because the original OP invited us to feel free to chime in, I may as well add my opinion. We hunt wild birds, but I train our dogs (two labs, two red setters, one brittany) on pen raised birds - pigeons, chukar, quail, pheasants, ducks. I'm know our dogs have just as much fun with the pen raised bi...
by Fran Seagren
Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Myoglobinurig?
Replies: 6
Views: 2709

Re: Myoglobinurig?

Only had something like this happen once - about 10 years ago. A lab hunting early season blue grouse at about 4,500 ft. It was pretty hot and humid. Even though he was young and in good condition, and I'm pretty careful with my dogs, he started peeing dark pink! Definitely catches your eye. We stop...
by Fran Seagren
Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: What gun dog breed do you currently own and why?
Replies: 199
Views: 129906

Re: What gun dog breed do you currently own and why?

Gun dog breeds: Two Labs, two Irish Red Setters, one Brittany
Why: Labs for hunting the thick nasty cover and Setters and a Brit for the bigger, open areas. And because they all are great house pets, family dogs, and great company 24/7.
by Fran Seagren
Sun Oct 05, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Which shotgun brand do you use?
Replies: 179
Views: 143970

Re: Which shotgun brand do you use?

Browning Citori 20 ga
by Fran Seagren
Fri Oct 03, 2014 11:55 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Grouse and Running Pheasants
Replies: 12
Views: 4181

Re: Grouse and Running Pheasants

Yes, very good training advice. Who says you can't learn anything on these forums! Thanks, Don.
by Fran Seagren
Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Move over mom and dad, here come's Stormy!
Replies: 9
Views: 2713

Re: Move over mom and dad, here come's Stormy!

Water retrieve.jpg Well, this isn't a picture of Dad on point like his handsome son, but I'm pretty happy about our first rooster of the season. Robert pointed in thick cover. I walked in not knowing exactly where Robert was. The rooster flushed and when I shot it, he landed on the other side of th...
by Fran Seagren
Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stormy and Squirt
Replies: 2
Views: 868

Re: Stormy and Squirt

Those are great shots, Don!
by Fran Seagren
Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is Derby Broke ?
Replies: 54
Views: 17480

Re: What is Derby Broke ?

Wow. All I do is hunt my dogs but I have always been interested in trials, but if this is the kind of bickering you find in the trial crowd and if the rule book is that ambiguous and if guys with decades of experience can't agree I think I will stick with hunting . I never argue with my dog about t...
by Fran Seagren
Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Bump the game !
Replies: 33
Views: 15904

Re: Bump the game !

A little more clarification please. Are you wanting your dog to stop (point or sit) when it smells the game? Then, on command, flush the game, and then sit/stop to the flush? Are you then wanting the dog to retrieve the game after you shoot it? What kind of dog do you have?
by Fran Seagren
Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:13 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Thin Coat 13 month Setter
Replies: 15
Views: 5011

Re: Thin Coat 13 month Setter

Maybe check for thyroid or allergy issues? I don't think you should be seeing skin.
by Fran Seagren
Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:05 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: E-Collar Introduction
Replies: 12
Views: 4366

Re: E-Collar Introduction

There has been some good advice so far, but I'll still jump in with my .02 worth. It's hard to tell a person how to collar condition a dog from a forum like this. I know there are lots of good training videos and books available. My go-to for retrievers is the Mike Lardy stuff. You can mess up your ...
by Fran Seagren
Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Puppy has no interest
Replies: 31
Views: 10084

Re: Puppy has no interest

I have a 12 week old Black lab and she has no interest in retrieving. Does anyone have any ideas to get her excited to retrieve. I have trained several Labs and never had this problem. She is very smart and already listens to sit, stay, just not fetch.... It's been about 3 months since this post. H...
by Fran Seagren
Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Costco brand dog food
Replies: 12
Views: 5939

Re: Costco brand dog food

We have six dogs and have been feeding the Costco grain free Nature's Domain for a few years now. As our dogs get a lot of exercise year round, I choose to add protein (chicken, venison, eggs, etc.). I've been completely happy with the dog food.
by Fran Seagren
Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:56 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: General dog training questions
Replies: 22
Views: 6433

Re: General dog training questions

I agree that you need to get a good retriever training book(s)/video/program. There are lots of good ones out there these days. Even though Richard Wolters books are great to read and I thoroughly enjoyed them, there are better instruction books available in my opinion. You won't be able to get ever...
by Fran Seagren
Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: pigeons eating eggs?
Replies: 5
Views: 1330

Re: pigeons eating eggs?

I've had similar mysterious egg incidents lately. The one pair of pigeons have laid eggs in the last few months - then after sitting on them for a week or so, the eggs end up out of the nest and then "moved" out of the box altogether and broken on the floor of the pen. I couldn't figure out why. Thi...
by Fran Seagren
Tue May 27, 2014 10:06 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: marking his territory
Replies: 3
Views: 885

Re: marking his territory

In my experience, some males like to pee on stuff more than others. As long as they don't do it inside, I usually don't care too much. But, they can be trained to not pee on certain items. I don't like our boys peeing on the trash cans or the side of the house. I yell at them when they do it and for...
by Fran Seagren
Tue May 27, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: "BREAK TIME POSER"
Replies: 6
Views: 1895

Re: "BREAK TIME POSER"

I'm pretty impressed with your 8 month old lab!
by Fran Seagren
Tue May 27, 2014 12:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy Pix! Show yer best!
Replies: 57
Views: 22173

Re: Puppy Pix! Show yer best!

Robert at 6 weeks.
by Fran Seagren
Sun May 25, 2014 11:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog licking tail
Replies: 7
Views: 1383

Re: Dog licking tail

You can try Benadryl. Better yet, the generic(way cheaper) version with the same active ingredient - Diphenhydramine. It doesn't make dogs sleepy like it does people. You can find the correct dosage online for dogs. Or, ask your vet.
by Fran Seagren
Wed May 21, 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Today's Training Pictures
Replies: 8
Views: 2212

Re: Today's Training Pictures

I can't get enough of great pointing pics - whether it's training or hunting, they are always fun to see. Great pics. Thanks. :)
by Fran Seagren
Mon May 19, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stormy made it.
Replies: 5
Views: 1632

Re: Stormy made it.

Love to see the pics of those youngsters on point.

Robert's a proud, dad! :)
by Fran Seagren
Thu May 15, 2014 12:27 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Brittany goes limp when given "kennel" command
Replies: 9
Views: 3687

Re: Brittany goes limp when given "kennel" command

Made me laugh, too. Our almost 2 yr old Brittany "Seven" sometimes does the same thing at night when it's time to go in his crate. All the dogs lay on, or next to our bed while we're watching TV at night. When it's time to "go to bed", sometimes Seven goes deaf and limp. The other dogs jump off the ...
by Fran Seagren
Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Difference in training a retriever and pointing breed
Replies: 45
Views: 13207

Re: Difference in training a retriever and pointing breed

I also trained my retirevers to a very high level. the retrievers I grew up with and the one I currently own were all hard charging dogs. Training a retriever to handle is nice when tough retrieve is nice, but allowing the dog to use its talents to find birds is a lot nicer. Training a dog to stay ...
by Fran Seagren
Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Difference in training a retriever and pointing breed
Replies: 45
Views: 13207

Re: Difference in training a retriever and pointing breed

I train my labs to the highest level there is. I train with experienced "field trialers" as well as "hunt test" groups. AKC retriever field trials don't involve/require any kind of upland hunting, nor does AKC hunt tests, but NAHRA and UKC retriever hunt tests do in the upper levels. In the "off" se...
by Fran Seagren
Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Problem with a NEF .22 starter pistol
Replies: 3
Views: 1983

Re: Problem with a NEF .22 starter pistol

I have an NEF and the only way I fire it is single action. I've had mine for about 15 years. For retriever training, I'm usually throwing a bird with my right hand and shooting the popper with my left - weaker hand.