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by Dirty Dawger
Sun Jul 12, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Teaching Sit to Pointing Breeds
Replies: 32
Views: 11077

Re: Teaching Sit to Pointing Breeds

Teaching your dog to "sit" has nothing to do with the cost of milk. "Sit" is a requirement for some dog owners more than others however if you break it down it becomes transparently clear. NO dog wants to sit when it is on point because it is parallel to backing up for a head-start! "Sit" can in fac...
by Dirty Dawger
Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Bird shy dog
Replies: 21
Views: 6378

Re: Bird shy dog

Still curious about the genetics/pedigree?
by Dirty Dawger
Tue Jun 30, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Bird shy dog
Replies: 21
Views: 6378

Re: Bird shy dog

This is not a good thing however it is not insurmountable. Keep birds away from pup for now. More importantly, only have pup experience birds through other VERY high drive dogs that bounce, bark, yip, and flip with excitement when they see birds, perhaps have these dogs on a stake-out with yours in ...
by Dirty Dawger
Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Chukar dogs
Replies: 96
Views: 43279

Re: Chukar dogs

Ugly D, that's exactly what I was alluding to. The dog's gait/pace has a lot to do with this subject.
by Dirty Dawger
Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: why clip toenails?
Replies: 13
Views: 4165

Re: why clip toenails?

You can run your own nails on the underside of your dog's nails. You should feel/notice a click or catch on the underside. This is the indicator you can use to determine where to clip regardless of how transparent the nail is. Clip on the nail tip side of this indent. Once you get a feel for this, i...
by Dirty Dawger
Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Chukar dogs
Replies: 96
Views: 43279

Re: Chukar dogs

QuillGordon, love your pics! Very nice dog(s)!! Genetics play a big part in pads for sure. You'd think Gordons should do well in chukar country when you consider where they came from - a heather based blend along with "cragy" mountain sides. That said, pads are not unlike other aspects of an athlete...
by Dirty Dawger
Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Favorite upland pants
Replies: 61
Views: 25956

Re: Favorite upland pants

I'm with you USMC. The only thing is when it gets really wet the over-trousers give you that extra protection in the crotch/butt area. Sometimes, I like to sit on a mossy rock or wet log and give my dog a break, myself a break, cherish the moment. These over-trousers allow for that. They also handle...
by Dirty Dawger
Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:05 pm
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: Trapping pigeons
Replies: 37
Views: 15405

Re: Trapping pigeons

That is one really nice trap! I expected you to stain and oil that wood! :) Truly a handsome trap. You might not need as much over-all height but it's not a deterrent. I wouldn't leave that much feed on the outside, personally. It takes about a week for them to get comfortable with the trap. Also, i...
by Dirty Dawger
Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:03 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Bracco Italiano in America ?
Replies: 54
Views: 18629

Re: Bracco Italiano in America ?

Nice pic Trekmoor. I think she looks awesome. Congrats on those accreditations too! If you want a GSP that is a virtual pointer, so be it. If you want a GSP that is more traditional, so be it. It's when you look for one thing and get something completely diverse that you can be disappointed about. T...
by Dirty Dawger
Sat Apr 04, 2015 11:04 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Bracco Italiano in America ?
Replies: 54
Views: 18629

Re: Bracco Italiano in America ?

Craig, we met some years ago up at a private club in Canada some time ago, I believe? GREAT pics! Your work with dogs is incredible and very much appreciated. Maisey really looked after us out there. We had been on the road a cumulative of 32 hours. It was so nice of them to share their food and to ...
by Dirty Dawger
Sat Apr 04, 2015 8:30 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Bracco Italiano in America ?
Replies: 54
Views: 18629

Re: Bracco Italiano in America ?

Crackerd, I am entitled to have an opinion just like everyone else on this forum. Here is the difference between you and I. If I don't agree with a post, I don't attack the source. As per the subject at hand, I have extracted my observations over a period of 30+ years, numerous trials and tests, did...
by Dirty Dawger
Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:24 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Bracco Italiano in America ?
Replies: 54
Views: 18629

Re: Bracco Italiano in America ?

You \re right on my friend. But some first time buyers or youngsters joining our beloved sport "think" they did their homework. Heck, "the breeder" said their MULTIPLE champions are gorgeous AND they have their "junior field title" to prove they are hunters. Other breeders are going to tell this new...
by Dirty Dawger
Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:14 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Bracco Italiano in America ?
Replies: 54
Views: 18629

Re: Bracco Italiano in America ?

Chiendog, I hear you. Range and pace are most often determined by environment/habitat. True field trial pointers/setters have an elevated aspect of independence. That of itself is what crossing pointers and setters to other breeds has brought to the table, among other traits too. But it's this indep...
by Dirty Dawger
Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:42 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Bracco Italiano in America ?
Replies: 54
Views: 18629

Re: Bracco Italiano in America ?

chiendog, I'm more like you than not. I need a dog that thrills me from the moment I release her/him until I call "time" and not JUST when they're on point - a handful for most but I've been doing this a long time and was weaned on horseback trials. But that isn't the point I was trying to make. If ...
by Dirty Dawger
Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:04 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Proper size for a dog box?
Replies: 19
Views: 6623

Re: Proper size for a dog box?

Devilscreekw, thank you kindly Sir. And the best part is that the aforementioned regimen parallels their home routine. Dogs love consistency which means traveling is second nature to my dogs and dogs I travel with when training. When we get where we need to be, they're read to rock minus the groggy,...
by Dirty Dawger
Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Favorite upland pants
Replies: 61
Views: 25956

Re: Favorite upland pants

Luvthemud...you are right...VERY entertaining and to some extent, that's why some of us come to this site and type what we type. That aside, there are actually folk who know something about the hunting they do in their own "backyard" which can be unique to them. We have to consider the very diverse/...
by Dirty Dawger
Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:24 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Favorite upland pants
Replies: 61
Views: 25956

Re: Favorite upland pants

I will try to be more clear - I understand. 1/2 hour is all it takes before you are picking thorn tips out of your nylon/cordura.
OK.......I didn't actually look at my watch.
Our dogs are used to this but you make a good point.
by Dirty Dawger
Fri Mar 27, 2015 6:34 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Favorite upland pants
Replies: 61
Views: 25956

Re: Favorite upland pants

Here is my experience. Where I hunt woodcock and grouse there are lots of wild roses, raspberry cane, and hawthorn and of course it can be raining. NO - I repeat NO nylon, cordura or similar faced product lasts more than 1/2 hour in this. The worse scenario of all is that the loose weave of the afor...
by Dirty Dawger
Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:04 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Bracco Italiano in America ?
Replies: 54
Views: 18629

Re: Bracco Italiano in America ?

I personally don't agree with the statement that, "If big running is good and bigger running is better and huge running is best." Some people would rather hunt birds than dog(s). More-often-than-not, a bigger running dog requires a more "hands-on" or in the least, experienced handler and/or a signif...
by Dirty Dawger
Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:44 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Bracco Italiano in America ?
Replies: 54
Views: 18629

Re: Bracco Italiano in America ?

Cheindog, interesting article for sure. Thanks for sharing. It supports what I had stated in that the true Italian Bracco is supposed to retain this "trotted gait", not unlike the equine version of a trotter. In summary, they espouse to keep the trot that makes an Italian Bracco an Italian Bracco an...
by Dirty Dawger
Sun Mar 08, 2015 3:37 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: FT dogs not such good hunters
Replies: 176
Views: 46828

Re: FT dogs not such good hunters

"Range" is not the distinction between an AA trial dog and a foot handled hunter. Range for the most part, is determined by a smart dog that adjusts to the habitat/terrain. "Independence" is the requirement of the competitive trial dog. The reasons are many but at the front, it is the fact that gait...
by Dirty Dawger
Sun Mar 08, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Weinbrenner wood & stream boots
Replies: 7
Views: 3312

Re: Weinbrenner wood & stream boots

Can't speak for the brand you're asking about but I hunt the prairies with one huntin' buddy. Just this past season, he wore a new pair of kangaroo leather boots - can't recall the brand. I wore a new pair of Schnee's 8" high "Bozeman" - Montana based. We both knew we should have worn our boots befo...
by Dirty Dawger
Sun Mar 08, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Favorite upland pants
Replies: 61
Views: 25956

Re: Favorite upland pants

I hunt in both heat and in cold. In the heat, I prefer your basic jean material - brown color works best especially when your happy dog jumps up on you. I wear Filson single tin chaps over the jeans and I'm good to go. If we head into town for lunch, I simple peel off the (blood stained) chaps and I...
by Dirty Dawger
Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:58 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Bracco Italiano in America ?
Replies: 54
Views: 18629

Re: Bracco Italiano in America ?

Trekmoor, I have seen only 1 at a hunt test and he was pretty effective. I personally found that lopey gait houndy too but they remain true to their origins. As you know, in Europe, retaining tradition is a key to many of their philosophies and as such, I believe the Bracco I saw was yet to be cross...
by Dirty Dawger
Sat Feb 28, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: Training
Topic: English Setter pup training
Replies: 16
Views: 4417

Re: English Setter pup training

OMG......Greg, that dog in the video is good for the soul!!! Whatever you're doing, keep it up! As for the OP, waiting out a dog is always a risk. I guess it depends on how long you want to wait it out but as you know, we or our family can get attached to a dog. Further to this, once you have waited...
by Dirty Dawger
Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:09 am
Forum: Training
Topic: English Setter pup training
Replies: 16
Views: 4417

Re: English Setter pup training

Hairofthebear, I think you made most of the mistakes although I have no doubt that they were not your intentions. As was already mentioned, this will be a learning experience for you. First off, I see no mention of prices either for the dog or the training. Sometimes, acquiring a dog and a trainer c...
by Dirty Dawger
Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Chukar dogs
Replies: 96
Views: 43279

Re: Chukar dogs

Wow.........nice pic QuillGordon!!
by Dirty Dawger
Tue Feb 24, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Chukar dogs
Replies: 96
Views: 43279

Re: Chukar dogs

Did you have any pads problems chuhar hunting your setters?
Personally, I don't see it as a breed issue as much as a breeding issue. Either way, conditioning goes a long way, don't you think?
by Dirty Dawger
Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog Size Question
Replies: 15
Views: 3595

Re: Dog Size Question

I don't expect he will grow much more than what he is now - perhaps a bit but not much. Consider yourself lucky that he's not 75 lbs!
by Dirty Dawger
Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: lightweight O/U
Replies: 14
Views: 7864

Re: lightweight O/U

DudeRN, that's precisely why I went to the smaller gauges - tons of walking and I'm not getting any younger BUT it all depends on your definition of "decent". I agree with gooseman07. If we apply my definition of decent (which can vary for us all), then a used gun is possibly an option but even then...
by Dirty Dawger
Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:24 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Chukar dogs
Replies: 96
Views: 43279

Re: Chukar dogs

Exactly Oldbeek, some breedings where size, pigment, gait, are concerned might be more susceptible to wear and tear in rough terrain but at the end of the day, conditioning pads goes a long way, regardless of breed. I know my mature couch potato of a setter would still try to rock and roll but her c...
by Dirty Dawger
Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Old Guy
Replies: 9
Views: 1699

Re: New Old Guy

Heck Ron, you're not old! My Mum would love to be as young as you! Besides, that would mean I was old too.
I guess it's all relative. Hope you're young enough to enjoy getting out with your dog and experiencing what the glorious outdoors have to offer.
Welcome!
by Dirty Dawger
Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best sources for learning EP bloodlines?
Replies: 10
Views: 2647

Re: Best sources for learning EP bloodlines?

I owned a bitch with Fiddler but I sold her as a started dog. BIG mistake. She qualified for the 2015 OSD Nationals.
Wish I still had her because she was not just a bird dog - she was special. Had to let her go at the time. Still regret it.
by Dirty Dawger
Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Red setter vs irish setter
Replies: 142
Views: 45220

Re: Red setter vs irish setter

My apologies to the OP for my part in taking this entertaining exchange off on a tangent.
It sure was fun though!
by Dirty Dawger
Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Red setter vs irish setter
Replies: 142
Views: 45220

Re: Red setter vs irish setter

Fancy, fancy, fancy - high at both ends! What a ped. too! A young man I mentored took a AF champion bitch to Allan and bred her to GF Mark too. I worked with a pup from this litter, "Eve". She is an absolutely delightful dog! I counseled the owner on acquiring this particular setter over a pointer. ...
by Dirty Dawger
Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Red setter vs irish setter
Replies: 142
Views: 45220

Re: Red setter vs irish setter

PntrRookie, met Tom some time ago...trying to remember where (came with the gray hair!). He is obviously doing a super job for you guys. Thought I could see Berg breeding in that dog. ........very nice! Ahah.....Grouse Feather Mark - that's what I mistook for Hytest! Should have known better. KwikIr...
by Dirty Dawger
Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Red setter vs irish setter
Replies: 142
Views: 45220

Re: Red setter vs irish setter

Hey PntrRookie, that is also a very fancy setter in your avatar too! Is that one of Scott Berg's setters? Looks like it's got some Hytest blood or....?
by Dirty Dawger
Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Red setter vs irish setter
Replies: 142
Views: 45220

Re: Red setter vs irish setter

That is one gorgeous Red setter!
Just sent one home yesterday. Real fancy dog but the weather here is just killer!
Got it handling and holding like a gem. He's very fancy on point but not quite that fancy! ....congrats on a super specimen PntrRookie!
Gives yuh goose bumps, don't it?
by Dirty Dawger
Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Chukar dogs
Replies: 96
Views: 43279

Re: Chukar dogs

Gertie....STUNNING dog! Lovely country too!
Yup, that's my close 2nd for a chukar dog right behind a pointer.
Hope to be picking up my setter pup this summer.
Thanks for sharing Gertie! Got any more pics of that dog? How is he bred? Got any Tekoa Mtn. Patriot blood?
by Dirty Dawger
Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Red setter vs irish setter
Replies: 142
Views: 45220

Re: Red setter vs irish setter

Hey Whatsnext, I hear you. Years ago, I chose to run a 26 lb Brittany bitch against pointers (horseback) and setters (cover trials) and know first hand what it's like to play "the odds". Did alright too! You wouldn't have to worry 'bout me being in the judge's saddle. If your roan or solid liver did...
by Dirty Dawger
Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Red setter vs irish setter
Replies: 142
Views: 45220

Re: Red setter vs irish setter

Excellent example Grange. Grange, I'm not about to address personal attacks from others but I will ask you one question. Would adding a long tail on the dog in the second pic make it more visible? In further support of your point Grange, these pics were taken within the eye of the camera which is ha...
by Dirty Dawger
Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: AKC field trial question
Replies: 25
Views: 6155

Re: AKC field trial question

I think RayG and Larue are right on. Judging isn't often about a single dog that puts it together. It can more often be about a number of dogs that met the basic requirements of the stake but there's only 1 first. That's when all those other "polished" aspects might make the difference.
by Dirty Dawger
Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:23 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Proper size for a dog box?
Replies: 19
Views: 6623

Re: Proper size for a dog box?

Coachrice, it is evident you really care for your dog and that is a SUPER question you ask! I used medium vinyl crates for Britts - the Rufftough would work as well. I think crates have many advantages. It is nice to have your dog crate trained in the home which addresses a number of dynamics. What'...
by Dirty Dawger
Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:36 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Chukar dogs
Replies: 96
Views: 43279

Re: Chukar dogs

DGFavor, I'd bet if you asked your mechanic what was the best car for you to buy or which to stay away from, he could tell you, even though HE doesn't own/drive either one. So far, the only thing I can extract is that GSP owners are pushing GSPs. I completely understand. I am not putting down GSPs o...
by Dirty Dawger
Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: A unusual retrieve
Replies: 13
Views: 3169

Re: A unusual retrieve

Gotta love that dog!
by Dirty Dawger
Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:07 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Chukar dogs
Replies: 96
Views: 43279

Re: Chukar dogs

DGFavor, whether I personally have hunted chukar or have hunted chukar exactly where you have is hardly the point. I thought we were talking about dogs. It's not like you can't hunt chukars with ANY dog. I am speaking strictly about the breed across the board specific to: - heat tolerance - enduranc...
by Dirty Dawger
Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:01 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Chukar dogs
Replies: 96
Views: 43279

Re: Chukar dogs

DGFavor.....that is AMAZING!!! I envy you. I personally own a setter right now but pointers are......pointers. I cultivate a retrieve in them as young pups and many respond very well. On occasion, I have to consider more traditional options. I just got a text from a friend a little while ago about h...
by Dirty Dawger
Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:35 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: A unusual retrieve
Replies: 13
Views: 3169

Re: A unusual retrieve

That is an awesome effort! ....love the relentlessness! Can't train that into a dog.
As an aside, this bird wasn't shot with 7 1/2s was it? It looks like it's still alive.
Like the look of your dog too. Flashy!! Thanks for sharing.
by Dirty Dawger
Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Chukar dogs
Replies: 96
Views: 43279

Re: Chukar dogs

That changes it slightly.
1) pointer
by Dirty Dawger
Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:47 am
Forum: Training
Topic: FT dogs not such good hunters
Replies: 176
Views: 46828

Re: FT dogs not such good hunters

Actually, I enjoyed the exchange. I guess we've got TOO much snow here. Can't wait for this stuff to melt so I can get out with my dogs!