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by Brazosvalleyvizslas
Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: westminster
Replies: 20
Views: 4657

Re: westminster

When did the last GSP win BIS show at Westminster?
by Brazosvalleyvizslas
Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: westminster
Replies: 20
Views: 4657

Re: westminster

Val has handled for me at several events and always does a great job. I am so happy to see her win. CJ is a great dog and they make a great team. I wouldn't worry about GSP'S getting any more popular, they are already a dime in a dozen so its nice to see one shine.
by Brazosvalleyvizslas
Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Snakes??
Replies: 6
Views: 2027

Re: Snakes??

I killed 6 Mojave's in one weekend at a trial in Southern Cali. They are possibly the worst snake if a dog gets bitten.
by Brazosvalleyvizslas
Sat Nov 14, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Flusher or pointer
Replies: 25
Views: 6534

Re: Flusher or pointer

Where I hunt the bush is thick and nasty so I prefer a flusher - I too have a cocker. But I can appreciate most any type of working/hunting dog.... I just got in from spending a week with the beagles chasing deer. As much as I love bird dogs, nothing quite makes the hair on the back of my neck stan...
by Brazosvalleyvizslas
Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Iditarod Dog Breeds
Replies: 90
Views: 23217

Re: Iditarod Dog Breeds

The AR groups have had their successes, usually with activities that most sportsmen do not support. Dog fighting, cock fighting, horse fighting, horse meat sales, live pigeon shooting, etc. have all been outlawed or driven underground. I doubt any of us would even attempt to defend animal fighting ...
by Brazosvalleyvizslas
Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Iditarod Dog Breeds
Replies: 90
Views: 23217

Re: Iditarod Dog Breeds

The AR groups have had their successes, usually with activities that most sportsmen do not support. Dog fighting, cock fighting, horse fighting, horse meat sales, live pigeon shooting, etc. have all been outlawed or driven underground. I doubt any of us would even attempt to defend animal fighting ...
by Brazosvalleyvizslas
Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Iditarod Dog Breeds
Replies: 90
Views: 23217

Re: Iditarod Dog Breeds

ezzy333 wrote:Amen, very hard to get a V dog through the winters here with out a very good house or a little heat.
Its done every day. I think the S.E. Texas is more brutal. We have to make sure that they are cool enough.
by Brazosvalleyvizslas
Thu Nov 12, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Iditarod Dog Breeds
Replies: 90
Views: 23217

Re: Iditarod Dog Breeds

It gets cold in Germany and Hungary.....Pointers would do just fine and are often cross bred to make sled dogs. I have a Vizsla from Canada and a GSP from N. Dakota. Both were kennel dogs and lived outdoors. They now live in South Texas and have adjusted to the heat just fine. Neil has it right. Di...
by Brazosvalleyvizslas
Thu Nov 12, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Iditarod Dog Breeds
Replies: 90
Views: 23217

Re: Iditarod Dog Breeds

It gets cold in Germany and Hungary.....Pointers would do just fine and are often cross bred to make sled dogs.

I have a Vizsla from Canada and a GSP from N. Dakota. Both were kennel dogs and lived outdoors. They now live in South Texas and have adjusted to the heat just fine.

Neil has it right.
by Brazosvalleyvizslas
Mon Nov 09, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Car sick pup
Replies: 20
Views: 5746

Re: Car sick pup

That doesn't mean that the dog wasn't queezy during the initial drive. They can still puke hours after eating.
by Brazosvalleyvizslas
Mon Nov 09, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Car sick pup
Replies: 20
Views: 5746

Re: Car sick pup

It takes 14 to 18 hours for dogs to digest food. Just sayin.
by Brazosvalleyvizslas
Sun Nov 08, 2015 6:19 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Is pigeon poop safe for the dogs?
Replies: 18
Views: 5194

Re: Is pigeon poop safe for the dogs?

I'd be removing whatever droppings you have around and keeping the dogs out of them. Psittacosis and histoplasmosis are carried in pigeon poop. Histoplasmosis isn't something you want to risk in man nor beast; IIRC psittacosis caan be taken care of fairly easily but why even deal with the cooties a...
by Brazosvalleyvizslas
Sun Nov 08, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tick spray
Replies: 7
Views: 1687

Re: Tick spray

I would think that living and training in S.E, Texas where we have no "off season" for fleas and ticks was a problem but I have not seen a Tick on one of my dogs for several years. Heck, I cant remember the last time I gave my dogs a tick bath or removed one. I must be lucky because I worry about Sc...
by Brazosvalleyvizslas
Sun Nov 08, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: First hunt tomorrow
Replies: 14
Views: 4179

Re:

getzapped wrote:Let me add that i think i have the smallest gsp in existence. 43 lbs at 1 yo.
I have a male that is 4 and in the off season he looks fat at 50lbs so I don't think yours is small. Muscle will come as she matures which will add weight.

Looks good to me.
by Brazosvalleyvizslas
Sun Nov 08, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Activity
Replies: 14
Views: 3385

Re: Activity

Being self employed, trying to start a new small business while struggling with insomnia is why you will see me posting at any hour. I have gone up to 7 days without any sleep so I have to do something to keep me busy.
by Brazosvalleyvizslas
Sat Nov 07, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tick spray
Replies: 7
Views: 1687

Re: Tick spray

Is your monthly topical solution not working? If so I would switch to something else.
by Brazosvalleyvizslas
Sat Nov 07, 2015 5:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Lost
Replies: 8
Views: 1748

Re: Lost

Neil- I received this alert on Face Book, its someone else's dog. I am just looking for more eyes in that area. I have a Garmin but even that doesn't mean that a dog cant get lost. I have seen 2 get lost wearing them. 1 was recovered from micro chip and the other was recovered by the name tag on th...
by Brazosvalleyvizslas
Sat Nov 07, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Lost
Replies: 8
Views: 1748

Re: Lost

Neil- I received this alert on Face Book, its someone else's dog. I am just looking for more eyes in that area. I have a Garmin but even that doesn't mean that a dog cant get lost. I have seen 2 get lost wearing them. 1 was recovered from micro chip and the other was recovered by the name tag on the...
by Brazosvalleyvizslas
Sat Nov 07, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Lost
Replies: 8
Views: 1748

Lost

Anyone in Michigan be on the lookout for a lost Vizsla last seen at the Rustic Ridge Hunt Club. He is 11yrs old, grey faced and Micro chipped. He is shy and probably will run if approached but any info would be great. You can contact me and I will forward the info. Thanks

936-544-1227
Jeff
by Brazosvalleyvizslas
Sat Nov 07, 2015 2:45 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Here's one for the dog food gurus!
Replies: 183
Views: 35342

Re: Here's one for the dog food gurus!

Most of the breed differences are conformation related which goes back to being developed for different ways of handling the art of hunting. Bill, I am disappointed that when you disagree with someone you accuse them of lying. There is nothing that I posted that is a lie. I even agreed with you tha...
by Brazosvalleyvizslas
Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone try this tracking system yet?
Replies: 5
Views: 1134

Re: Anyone try this tracking system yet?

A company named Tagg uses your phone and is designed specifically for pets. The good thing is that your dog could be in Florida and you in Cali and it will show location. I keep getting posts on FB about lost dogs while on Hikes or in vehicle accidents. It seems like a viable product for those situa...
by Brazosvalleyvizslas
Thu Nov 05, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Car sick pup
Replies: 20
Views: 5746

Re: Car sick pup

pooch897 wrote:But if hunting in the morning shouldn't he eat before hunting.
No, running on a full belly is not good.
by Brazosvalleyvizslas
Tue Nov 03, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coywolf?
Replies: 16
Views: 3206

Re: Coywolf?

gonehuntin' wrote:Yup. They've killed I believe, 21 dogs in Wi. so far this year.
Cars kill way more than that but put any Canis in heat and see if a Wolf wont mate to it.
by Brazosvalleyvizslas
Tue Nov 03, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Here's one for the dog food gurus!
Replies: 183
Views: 35342

Re: Here's one for the dog food gurus!

I don't know of 1 Pro, Judge or serious Trialer that feeds a raw diet. I would bet they would if there was an advantage. PPP has fueled more FC's and although I use something else, you cant argue with success. Well if you look at the recent GSP nationals, we can go down the list of placements and I...
by Brazosvalleyvizslas
Tue Nov 03, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coywolf?
Replies: 16
Views: 3206

Re: Coywolf?

aulrich wrote:There is a NOVA doc on this on Netflix, IIRC it’s a Coyote and a Red Wolf cross, and supposedly that is the only possible cross.
Its the most common cross but not the ONLY one.
by Brazosvalleyvizslas
Tue Nov 03, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: tug o war
Replies: 176
Views: 38502

Re: tug o war

My Gundogs also compete in Agility Trials and their reward at the end of a "clean" run is a tug toy. They still retrieve feather and fur to hand and its never been a problem. I think its more of a wives tale than actual experience.
by Brazosvalleyvizslas
Tue Nov 03, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coywolf?
Replies: 16
Views: 3206

Re: Coywolf?

Wolves breed to other K-9's quite frequently actually. I don't see any surprise since they are closely related.

That would be like saying that a Mule Deer wont breed with a Whitetail.
by Brazosvalleyvizslas
Tue Nov 03, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Here's one for the dog food gurus!
Replies: 183
Views: 35342

Re: Here's one for the dog food gurus!

I don't know of 1 Pro, Judge or serious Trialer that feeds a raw diet. I would bet they would if there was an advantage. PPP has fueled more FC's and although I use something else, you cant argue with success.
by Brazosvalleyvizslas
Mon Nov 02, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: AKC Limited Registration
Replies: 123
Views: 49093

Re: AKC Limited Registration

gonehuntin' wrote:Yes but the problem is, nine of us agree on what the term means and one doesn't and he wants to be right. :roll:
I hope you aren't pointing at me.
by Brazosvalleyvizslas
Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: AKC Limited Registration
Replies: 123
Views: 49093

Re: AKC Limited Registration

Gotcha Spy.
by Brazosvalleyvizslas
Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: AKC Limited Registration
Replies: 123
Views: 49093

Re: AKC Limited Registration

That's YOUR narrow interpretation and definition of a backyard breeder. Most people consider "Backyard Breeders" to be ANYONE txt breeds out of their home and doesn't own a kennel. As Ezzy said, that's where MANY of the great dog's have come from and how great lines have been developed. There are a...
by Brazosvalleyvizslas
Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: what is best energy suppliment for your dog?
Replies: 134
Views: 37967

Re: what is best energy suppliment for your dog?

P&PGunsmith wrote:isn't there also a problem with comparing sled dogs to huntings dogs in that the sled dogs are also having to deal with extreme cold.
I don't see how that would make a difference since they are all 99.8% related and some breeders up there are using GSP's in there program.
by Brazosvalleyvizslas
Tue Oct 27, 2015 4:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Which lab belongs to who?
Replies: 30
Views: 7891

Re: Which lab belongs to who?

I have found no difference between a British lab VS an English lab but both are typically shorter and stockier than American Labs. Look at Wildrose Kennels and you will see British Labs. As for which is better? There must be a reason why Ducks Unlimited keeps using British but then again they just u...
by Brazosvalleyvizslas
Fri Oct 02, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wolf Attack
Replies: 68
Views: 14616

Re: Wolf Attack

LOL.. No self respecting Army Vet would carry a .380. I call B.S. :D Serious though, Wolves would be very low on my list of concern.
by Brazosvalleyvizslas
Tue Sep 15, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shotgun Over/Under for ladies info
Replies: 36
Views: 7797

Re: Shotgun Over/Under for ladies info

How many women have you actually trained, EZZY?
by Brazosvalleyvizslas
Tue Sep 15, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shotgun Over/Under for ladies info
Replies: 36
Views: 7797

Re: Shotgun Over/Under for ladies info

Sorry, but anyone who uses the word "mammogram" in response to a simple question about how to start a women is just stupid....It has ZERO bearing. Good to get the definitive answer from an expert. lol Would you rather take advise from a couch potato or an NSCA certified shotgun instructor? no laugh
by Brazosvalleyvizslas
Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shotgun Over/Under for ladies info
Replies: 36
Views: 7797

Re: Shotgun Over/Under for ladies info

Sorry, but anyone who uses the word "mammogram" in response to a simple question about how to start a women is just stupid....It has ZERO bearing.
by Brazosvalleyvizslas
Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shotgun Over/Under for ladies info
Replies: 36
Views: 7797

Re: Shotgun Over/Under for ladies info

gsps4evr wrote:Luckily she's new to shooting. We're going to go to a reputable gun shop that has good gunsmithing for her in the next week or two to get her setup.
That is good news... Women are normally easier to teach because they don't let their ego get in the way. :)
by Brazosvalleyvizslas
Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Bravecto
Replies: 11
Views: 4580

Re: Bravecto

art hubbard wrote:Is Bravecto a prescription drug only from your vet, or can you buy it on line?
Prescription only from what I have seen. That is part of the reason for the inflated expense.
by Brazosvalleyvizslas
Sun Sep 13, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shotgun Over/Under for ladies info
Replies: 36
Views: 7797

Re: Shotgun Over/Under for ladies info

Fitting a gun involves more than just L.O.P. It involves making the gun shoot where you point it which could also involve "bending" the stock so that your eye is in alignment with the barrels. Its hard to beat a properly fitted 686.
by Brazosvalleyvizslas
Sun Sep 13, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Bravecto
Replies: 11
Views: 4580

Re: Bravecto

I treat each dog for $3.25 per 6 weeks, live in S.E Texas and haven't even seen a flea or tick for many years now. Bravecto seems too expensive for what you get from it. I'm not knocking it but until I see the cost effectiveness, I wont be trying it anytime soon.
by Brazosvalleyvizslas
Thu Sep 10, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Field Trials in the heat
Replies: 14
Views: 3233

Re: Field Trials in the heat

Conditioning is what you can control, but breeding is more important. Most Pros run all their dogs through the same conditioning program, yet certain dogs do better in the heat than others. Why? Breeding... Like others have said, if there isnt water on the course, make sure you have some with you. ...
by Brazosvalleyvizslas
Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Field Trials in the heat
Replies: 14
Views: 3233

Re: Field Trials in the heat

Conditioning is what you can control, but breeding is more important. Most Pros run all their dogs through the same conditioning program, yet certain dogs do better in the heat than others. Why? Breeding... Like others have said, if there isnt water on the course, make sure you have some with you. ...
by Brazosvalleyvizslas
Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Field Trials in the heat
Replies: 14
Views: 3233

Re: Field Trials in the heat

Conditioning is what you can control, but breeding is more important. Most Pros run all their dogs through the same conditioning program, yet certain dogs do better in the heat than others. Why? Breeding... Like others have said, if there isnt water on the course, make sure you have some with you. ...
by Brazosvalleyvizslas
Thu Sep 10, 2015 4:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: dog losing weight
Replies: 3
Views: 734

Re: dog losing weight

Some people cant feed 3-4 meals per day. Simply up what you feed currently and supplement. Dogs will lose muscle mass as they age.
by Brazosvalleyvizslas
Wed Sep 09, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training accident
Replies: 9
Views: 2735

Re: Training accident

NEhomer wrote:Oh man, do you have a lot of snakes in your area and how did you immediately know that it was a snake bite?

I suppose it was obvious but I've never had to deal with it.

Must have been scary.
You will know immediately if its a snake bite. Hopefully you never have to see it but you will know.
by Brazosvalleyvizslas
Wed Sep 02, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Rabies vaccination
Replies: 40
Views: 7733

Re: Rabies vaccination

It cost me $13 per dog per year and I haven't seen any negative signs. I would love to hear any proof that annual shots hurts in any way though. You have a found a reasonably priced and honest vet, most are trained to upcharge with additional tests and procedures, some unneeded. Still you are givin...
by Brazosvalleyvizslas
Wed Sep 02, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Rabies vaccination
Replies: 40
Views: 7733

Re: Rabies vaccination

It cost me $13 per dog per year and I haven't seen any negative signs. I would love to hear any proof that annual shots hurts in any way though.
by Brazosvalleyvizslas
Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Breeding Question
Replies: 25
Views: 5514

Re: Breeding Question

pato y codoniz wrote:
Brazosvalleyvizslas wrote: And the logistics that it would take would price us into other hobbies.
I'm not sure it would.

Costs more to trial a dog or retriever test a dog.

Going rate on a kurzhaar or drahthaar in Germany is 850€ or about $1000.
That's cheap here compared to some breeds.
by Brazosvalleyvizslas
Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Breeding Question
Replies: 25
Views: 5514

Re: Breeding Question

When I run any event sponsored by the AKC, the results go to the AKC for approval first. They issue the titles. Right but setting the standard for a breed is not what they do. They do have to set the schedule for events they sponsor. I did not mean to infer that they set the standard, just that the...