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by x Bred Pointer
Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What gun dogs do you have and why?
Replies: 56
Views: 20730

Re: What gun dogs do you have and why?

I have 4 pointers. I run in coverdog trials and guide bird hunters so I need the best.
by x Bred Pointer
Thu Dec 17, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Post dogs on Point!!!!
Replies: 738
Views: 370399

Re: Post dogs on Point!!!!

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Champion Cairds Little Macy Mae Winner of the North American Woodcock Championship September 2015
by x Bred Pointer
Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: what breed has the best network in your opinion?
Replies: 35
Views: 15290

Re: what breed has the best network in your opinion?

If you consider American Field a "network" it would be a pretty big one. Magazine printed once a week with trial reports and advertisements for every AF trial in the country.
by x Bred Pointer
Sat Mar 21, 2015 1:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bird Dog's anyone ever try to get out of this game ?
Replies: 44
Views: 12191

Re: Bird Dog's anyone ever try to get out of this game ?

Gonehuntin, I just know you from your on-line persona but you'd be the last person I thought I would hear that from. I can't see me ever being without some kind of bird dog.
by x Bred Pointer
Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Newbie questions about selecting a gun dog breed
Replies: 47
Views: 22415

Re: Newbie questions about selecting a gun dog breed

I'm a Pointer guy but I think you need a Lab. It would seem your requirements are retrieving from land and water primarily so find yourself some Lab breeders who breed working (field) dogs and go see them. You didn't mention the need for a pointing dog so I wouldn't go with the versatiles. Good luck.
by x Bred Pointer
Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: field trial question ?
Replies: 107
Views: 20184

Re: field trial question ?

Max2.....The thread has drug on and on, I can't even recall if you said you are competitive or not. And I'm not going back and looking. Plenty of people are competitive, nothing wrong with that. The question is how does that competitive person handle loosing? Because there is way more loosing than ...
by x Bred Pointer
Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Decline of Field Trials
Replies: 249
Views: 48223

Re: Decline of Field Trials

I'm going to speak from a "coverdog" perspective. I'm currently staring down 60 in a year or so and have only been involved in trials for the past 8 years. I've owned bird dogs all of my adult life but never got involved in trials until later in life for various reasons. I admit there was a stigma a...
by x Bred Pointer
Fri May 24, 2013 7:13 am
Forum: Training
Topic: When trash breaking fails
Replies: 20
Views: 3872

Re: When trash breaking fails

I wonder if it's legal to shoot a moose out of a tree?

Nate[/quote]

It's legal but very unethical. Even worse than ground swatting grouse. :lol:
by x Bred Pointer
Thu May 23, 2013 9:56 am
Forum: Training
Topic: A Newbie Question
Replies: 13
Views: 4458

Re: A Newbie Question

If that pup is running like that at 10 weeks old you could have something there. You should look for a field trial club in your area and get involved.
by x Bred Pointer
Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bloodline question?
Replies: 6
Views: 1154

Re: Bloodline question?

I see the name "Ryman" back a ways on the top side so I would guess the sire's breeding to be the "Ryman" type of dog. The bottom side is very good cover dog setter breeding. I would think they would hunt fine.
by x Bred Pointer
Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:33 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Handling a big runner
Replies: 20
Views: 5353

Re: Handling a big runner

I wouldn't think you would want to restrict his range if he is actually hunting and casting at 600 yrds. Whatever you take away from his range you more than likely won't get back later if you want it.[/quote] I'm not sold on that. If a young dog shows it has the run in him it will usually come back....
by x Bred Pointer
Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Retrieving Stakes in Pointing Dog Trials
Replies: 217
Views: 43940

Re: Retrieving Stakes in Pointing Dog Trials

Reading all this makes me happy I have the opportunity to compete in coverdog trials where we can trial and hunt the same dogs on wild birds. Virtually every coverdog champion that I know of is a hunting dog. I'm saddened to hear that is not the case in other venues. Ain't that the truth. Put a dog...
by x Bred Pointer
Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Retrieving Stakes in Pointing Dog Trials
Replies: 217
Views: 43940

Re: Retrieving Stakes in Pointing Dog Trials

Reading all this makes me happy I have the opportunity to compete in coverdog trials where we can trial and hunt the same dogs on wild birds.
Virtually every coverdog champion that I know of is a hunting dog. I'm saddened to hear that is not the case in other venues.
by x Bred Pointer
Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Replies: 78
Views: 16192

Re: NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

There is no "UP rule" it's just that these handlers know if they are getting it done or not and the last hour would have to be pretty spectacular with two UPs in the book. And a UP is a UP whether the birds ran, flew or took a crap there an hour earlier. :lol:
by x Bred Pointer
Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shooting Dog vs All Age
Replies: 168
Views: 30740

Re: Shooting Dog vs All Age

Slistoe, you can't change their minds so you might as well save your breath. To some folks, trials and trial dogs are just plain evil. :twisted:
by x Bred Pointer
Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Who field trials here?
Replies: 42
Views: 8469

Re: Who field trials here?

I run pointers in coverdog trials in N.B. and New England as well as some walking trials in Region 1. I took up the sport late at age 50 after 30 years of just hunting my dogs. Have won a few trials but no champions yet. It's a lot of fun and I get to hang out with Winchey. :)
by x Bred Pointer
Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is an AA pointer?
Replies: 134
Views: 20492

Re: What is an AA pointer?

That avatar dog of mine is out of Lester's snowatch and a sister of Happy Jack (directly), she will run way out the front from horse, hunt inside 200 yards from foot on wild birds in the midwest and i guide with her in 40 acre preserve fields Un-hacked.....so the idea these dogs won't do it all is r...
by x Bred Pointer
Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Yildiz Shotguns.
Replies: 16
Views: 4151

Re: Yildiz Shotguns.

I have a friend who loves his 20 gauge Yildiz. I prefer a Browning or Beretta but if that's your price range I expect you will like it for what you paid. The gun will do fine with any load I expect but your shoulder might be mad at you if you pound a bunch of heavy loads out of it. If you use light ...
by x Bred Pointer
Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Do you hunt your trial dog?
Replies: 33
Views: 9619

Re: Do you hunt your trial dog?

In the "cover dog " world I would say that 99% of the dogs that run in trials (including championships) are hunted extensively.
by x Bred Pointer
Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Training pointing dog to flush on command.
Replies: 3
Views: 611

Re: Training pointing dog to flush on command.

I see you have a belly band on that nice looking pointer of yours and probably used it to steady the dog up around game. Now you want to erase some of that steadiness by letting the dog flush game? I know this is common practise in some areas especially Europe but it goes against conventional North ...
by x Bred Pointer
Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GPS for tracking wild birds.
Replies: 17
Views: 4109

Re: GPS for tracking wild birds.

Why not bight the bullet and by a Garmin Astro so you can find your dog and also mark every covey location. Check e-bay for DC30 or DC40 and 220 handheld. You won't regret the decision.
by x Bred Pointer
Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Style v Efficiency, and or other arguments that divide
Replies: 506
Views: 70243

Re: Style v Efficiency, and or other arguments that divide

Derby's are often placed without bird work especially in wild bird trials when the birds are really scarce. I was reading the Field last night and saw a report on the Canadian Open Chicken Championship in Manitoba this past Sept. Only one bird was pointed in the whole trial and a champion was named ...
by x Bred Pointer
Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Field trials and breeding
Replies: 130
Views: 17501

Re: Field trials and breeding

If you buy from field trial stock you are banking on the opinion of several independent judges that have put ch's on that pedigree. If you buy so called "hunting dog" stock you are often taking one man's opinion. I say if you buy well bred pups the best you might get is a field trial champion and th...
by x Bred Pointer
Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Differences between pointers and GSP's
Replies: 42
Views: 7348

Re: Differences between pointers and GSP's

I've had both and currently have pointers.
Shorthairs are better at game recovery for sure.
They also have that desire for fur that the pointers seem to grow out of.
Pointers are lighter footed in the grouse woods and break-out much easier. IMHO
by x Bred Pointer
Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Have foot hunting dogs changed?
Replies: 189
Views: 23583

Re: Have foot hunting dogs changed?

[GSP and French Britts rule the Grouse woods. :twisted: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink:[/quote]

Good for them.
by x Bred Pointer
Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Have foot hunting dogs changed?
Replies: 189
Views: 23583

Re: Have foot hunting dogs changed?

My grouse gude buddies in Wisconsin destory the grouse with GSPs and Britts. There is no doubt they have good dogs, regardless of breed.[/quote]


Good for them.
by x Bred Pointer
Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Have foot hunting dogs changed?
Replies: 189
Views: 23583

Re: Have foot hunting dogs changed?

Slistoe, you know all that coolaid isn't good for you. :lol: I have talked with several people who have run into the same bias. They were in KS at the time. If you don't think there is a biased towards longer tails in field trials, you are living under a rock. Why do you suppose that GSPs and Britt...
by x Bred Pointer
Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: what is everybody's favorite forum?
Replies: 28
Views: 3657

Re: what is everybody's favorite forum?

Upland Journal site and the Coverdog site are very good.




http://www.uplandjournal.com/cgi-bin/ik ... nboard.cgi
by x Bred Pointer
Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sarah's Boys
Replies: 11
Views: 1978

Re: Sarah's Boys

Very nice.
On the two liver dogs I notice a bare/frayed spot half way up their tails. I have a pointer with the same thing in the same spot and just wondered what was the cause.
by x Bred Pointer
Tue Sep 22, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Buddy Stick
Replies: 10
Views: 3846

Re: Buddy Stick

Google "buddy stick" or 'buddy smith" and you will get the scoop. It is not a bad tool for whoa training some dogs.
by x Bred Pointer
Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How About Them Pointer And Setter People?
Replies: 43
Views: 15913

Re: How About Them Pointer And Setter People?

I guess if you click on the link on the previois post you will see her point her first woodcock at about 4 months old.
by x Bred Pointer
Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How About Them Pointer And Setter People?
Replies: 43
Views: 15913

Re: How About Them Pointer And Setter People?

Bojack,

I'm trying to post a pic of my Benny girl but might need some help.

http://www.shutterfly.com/lightbox/view ... ad1e0cdff4
by x Bred Pointer
Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How About Them Pointer And Setter People?
Replies: 43
Views: 15913

Re: How About Them Pointer And Setter People?

I have a great little 3 yr old pointer out of Beaver Meadow Benjamin that I hunt and guide with here in NB. I also run her in coverdog trials in the NB and New England.
by x Bred Pointer
Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:56 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Ep is a blast
Replies: 7
Views: 1340

Re: New Ep is a blast

I don't know about his pup but I have seen 3 of the pups as puppy/derbies and they all looked good. I've seen both Poco and Clifford run many times in trials and they are the real deal in the grouse woods. I would like to get a puppy from this litter but the timing is off for this year. Disclaimer- ...
by x Bred Pointer
Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Low tone bell
Replies: 5
Views: 968

Re: Low tone bell

These are the Flewelling bells. Sunkhaze is his kennel name.


http://shop.dogsunlimited.com/item.asp?n=gwb&d=34&b=1
by x Bred Pointer
Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:12 am
Forum: Training
Topic: where to get started????
Replies: 7
Views: 1698

If you have never hunted over a dog and are new to the bird dog game I would strongly suggest you get together with an experienced person in your area. There a tons of books and videos on bird dog training but nothing will replace actually talking to someone and watching a trained dog work. Perhaps ...
by x Bred Pointer
Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: WHATS NEXT?????
Replies: 2
Views: 447

Whoa

Refer to Yawallac's post below called"steadying a dog..."

Review the videos and read all of the thread. Very good info there. I would say you should get your dog onto some birds before the whoa training.
by x Bred Pointer
Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bird Dog Challenge on the east coast?
Replies: 4
Views: 632

There was a discussion on the Upland Journal forum about a month or so ago about trying to get one of those in New England.
by x Bred Pointer
Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Droppers?
Replies: 16
Views: 8452

I have a 3 year old GSP/EP cross that I adopted from a bad situation when she was 9 months old.
I just call her one heck of a bird dog.
I've only heard of the setter/EP crosses referred to as droppers.
by x Bred Pointer
Fri Feb 02, 2007 9:31 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pup & Wild Birds
Replies: 20
Views: 5693

Yawallac,

Your Sarah looks a lot like my Shea. She is 9 mos old in this picture.


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by x Bred Pointer
Fri Feb 02, 2007 9:23 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pup & Wild Birds
Replies: 20
Views: 5693

The woodcock are usually back in New Brunswick in good numbers by the first week of April and that's a great time to do some wild bird training before the nesting begins in May. I was always told most of the native NB/Maine birds wintered in Louisiana but don't know for sure.
by x Bred Pointer
Wed Jan 31, 2007 2:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pup & Wild Birds
Replies: 20
Views: 5693

Mainiac,

The woodcock will be back in our neck of the woods by the end of March. Try to find a covert nearby and run your pup on woodcock. The pup will get the hang of it in no time.

What part of Maine are you in?