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by FrankRizzo
Mon May 21, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stud Dog Question
Replies: 73
Views: 6059

Re: Stud Dog Question

I have a brittany who was and is still hunting up a storm, 2 hrs is actually our new limit, with mitral valve insufficiency at 7 years old. 2 hrs is nothing like what we hunted in the past. I hunted him this past fall over the course of 7 days, 5 total hunt days and probably an average of 4 hours e...
by FrankRizzo
Mon May 21, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stud Dog Question
Replies: 73
Views: 6059

Re: Stud Dog Question

I have a brittany who was and is still hunting up a storm, 2 hrs is actually our new limit, with mitral valve insufficiency at 7 years old. 2 hrs is nothing like what we hunted in the past. I hunted him this past fall over the course of 7 days, 5 total hunt days and probably an average of 4 hours e...
by FrankRizzo
Mon May 21, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stud Dog Question
Replies: 73
Views: 6059

Re: Stud Dog Question

Thank you Ray very nicely put.
by FrankRizzo
Sat May 19, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stud Dog Question
Replies: 73
Views: 6059

Re: Stud Dog Question

Urban_Redneck wrote:Sounds like you’re in a hurry to make some cash from your dog.... doodle him :D
Why is that? I could care less if he makes any money. But if it works out great.
by FrankRizzo
Sat May 19, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stud Dog Question
Replies: 73
Views: 6059

Re: Stud Dog Question

Middlecreek wrote:Could you please post a few pictures of your dog on point?
Good looking dog right?
by FrankRizzo
Fri May 18, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stud Dog Question
Replies: 73
Views: 6059

Re: Stud Dog Question

I already have a planned $500 breeding coming up and I haven’t even began to advertise as I’ve been too busy. Year-and-a-half old dog, unproven, no credentials, no x-rays? $500? Define "planned". Well I was at a local “veterans hunt for free” last weekend and the Game Farm it was held at asked me t...
by FrankRizzo
Fri May 18, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stud Dog Question
Replies: 73
Views: 6059

Re: Stud Dog Question

Thank most of you for your insight and even those that were not so nice I hope you have a good weekend. Cj, your advise is always welcome. If he wasn’t all black I probably wouldn’t have actively sought out advice on were one could advertise (which very few people were even kind enough to answer). ...
by FrankRizzo
Fri May 18, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stud Dog Question
Replies: 73
Views: 6059

Re: Stud Dog Question

Cj, Could you list out the “several issues” you keep talking about. I only caught the passive aggressive one. Sorry if you said them and I missed it. I also remember when talking with you that you didn’t like the prey eyes (I think that is what you called them) like Willow Creek has in their black d...
by FrankRizzo
Fri May 18, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stud Dog Question
Replies: 73
Views: 6059

Re: Stud Dog Question

Thank most of you for your insight and even those that were not so nice I hope you have a good weekend. Cj, your advise is always welcome. If he wasn’t all black I probably wouldn’t have actively sought out advice on were one could advertise (which very few people were even kind enough to answer). I...
by FrankRizzo
Wed May 16, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stud Dog Question
Replies: 73
Views: 6059

Re: Stud Dog Question

Do a google search on passive aggressive dogs and it is right there in black and white on things they do. I’m not sure if you’re being sarcastic or don’t have a clue.
by FrankRizzo
Wed May 16, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stud Dog Question
Replies: 73
Views: 6059

Re: Stud Dog Question

A solid black GSP does not work well in the south due to the heat. I watched a litter of 8 week old pups run around playing one spring day. The colors ranged from B&W patched to almost solid black. We quickly noticed the pups whose backs were more solid black appeared to get more hot and got hot qu...
by FrankRizzo
Wed May 16, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stud Dog Question
Replies: 73
Views: 6059

Re: Stud Dog Question

Yes I agree with what you’re saying and thanks for the insite on places to advertise. I know 23 years ago when I was looking for my first GSP I wanted a solid liver and it took a long time to find one. Then a solid liver won the dog show and they were everywhere. 12years ago when I was searching for...
by FrankRizzo
Wed May 16, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stud Dog Question
Replies: 73
Views: 6059

Re: Stud Dog Question

My apologies and that is why I put (not you per say) because I didn’t mean you I meant some or most breeders. I’ve read that saying from breeders on this forum numerous times about making the breed better,or something along those lines, and that’s why if you’re not a professional stay the heck out. ...
by FrankRizzo
Tue May 15, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stud Dog Question
Replies: 73
Views: 6059

Re: Stud Dog Question

Just be careful you don't breed him too often... keep the schedule to 1 female a week. You may be able to squeeze out two in one week if your waiting list is backed up too much, but thats kind of like playing with fire. Have the female owners do progesterone tests to make sure you can get in and ou...
by FrankRizzo
Tue May 15, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stud Dog Question
Replies: 73
Views: 6059

Re: Stud Dog Question

An example In theory if I buy a pup from Breeder X who has done health testing on both parents, been in the breeding business for years and making the breed better every time he/she breeds shouldn’t the pup I buy from Breeder X be good to go? Or have a really really really good chance of being good...
by FrankRizzo
Tue May 15, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stud Dog Question
Replies: 73
Views: 6059

Re: Stud Dog Question

An example In theory if I buy a pup from Breeder X who has done health testing on both parents, been in the breeding business for years and making the breed better every time he/she breeds shouldn’t the pup I buy from Breeder X be good to go? Or have a really really really good chance of being good...
by FrankRizzo
Tue May 15, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stud Dog Question
Replies: 73
Views: 6059

Re: Stud Dog Question

An example In theory if I buy a pup from Breeder X who has done health testing on both parents, been in the breeding business for years and making the breed better every time he/she breeds shouldn’t the pup I buy from Breeder X be good to go? Or have a really really really good chance of being good...
by FrankRizzo
Tue May 15, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stud Dog Question
Replies: 73
Views: 6059

Re: Stud Dog Question

An example In theory if I buy a pup from Breeder X who has done health testing on both parents, been in the breeding business for years and making the breed better every time he/she breeds shouldn’t the pup I buy from Breeder X be good to go? Or have a really really really good chance of being good ...
by FrankRizzo
Tue May 15, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stud Dog Question
Replies: 73
Views: 6059

Re: Stud Dog Question

Thanks Cj. No you didn’t say all and I don’t see that trait in mine or at least I don’t see any of the examples I did a google search on.
by FrankRizzo
Mon May 14, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stud Dog Question
Replies: 73
Views: 6059

Re: Stud Dog Question

Cj very nice post. Still wondering what those traits in all black shorthairs are you talked about earlier.
by FrankRizzo
Mon May 14, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stud Dog Question
Replies: 73
Views: 6059

Re: Stud Dog Question

I think color may have been last on the list in years past. Now you can find what ever titles you want in ever single color out there and every single health certification you want. So in the end color is actually the most important characteristic when selling pups to the public. For example let’s s...
by FrankRizzo
Mon May 14, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stud Dog Question
Replies: 73
Views: 6059

Re: Stud Dog Question

I have a 1 1/2 year old GSP that is all black that was purchased from a professional trainer/Breeder. I was thinking about studding him out a couple times. He has sharpshooter, willow creek, river valley Dixie doo, and a bunch of other MH lines. What does one charge and we’re is the best places to ...
by FrankRizzo
Mon May 14, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stud Dog Question
Replies: 73
Views: 6059

Re: Stud Dog Question

dan v wrote:Read this thread.

viewtopic.php?f=69&t=52948

For what it's worth. I have, a now 12 year old male Gordon Setter. He is titled like this.

2x NFC, 3x NAFC, GFC, GAFC, FC, AFC

I charged $1000 for his stud fee.
Sounds like a great dog Dan and thanks for the information.
by FrankRizzo
Mon May 14, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stud Dog Question
Replies: 73
Views: 6059

Re: Stud Dog Question

You cannot do anything until your year-and-half old dog is OFA-certifed free of HD and elbows at the age of two. Get that done (plus whatever else shorthairs need) in six months, and then worry about your next step. Like I said before I understand that. However I’m someone who likes to plan ahead. ...
by FrankRizzo
Sun May 13, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stud Dog Question
Replies: 73
Views: 6059

Re: Stud Dog Question

As stated, unless you get breed-appropriate health clearances (OFA certification is not given until two years of age), you are most unlikely to get inquiries from the owners of quality bitches. And some titles -- advanced hunt tests, at least -- would be indicated as well. Without these,you would i...
by FrankRizzo
Sun May 13, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stud Dog Question
Replies: 73
Views: 6059

Re: Stud Dog Question

Any advise on what to charge and places to advertise?
by FrankRizzo
Fri May 11, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stud Dog Question
Replies: 73
Views: 6059

Re: Stud Dog Question

No feathers ruffled and please go on about what you see negative about solid black I’m very interested. That way I can pay attention to mine and correct any problems right away. I remember 20 years ago breeders without a solid liver in their stable telling me the same thing. I finally found one by (...
by FrankRizzo
Thu May 10, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stud Dog Question
Replies: 73
Views: 6059

Re: Stud Dog Question

Thanks for the reply Cj. Do you mean plenty of the lines because it took me about 2 years to find an all black Male from a breeder in MN?
by FrankRizzo
Thu May 10, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stud Dog Question
Replies: 73
Views: 6059

Stud Dog Question

I have a 1 1/2 year old GSP that is all black that was purchased from a professional trainer/Breeder. I was thinking about studding him out a couple times. He has sharpshooter, willow creek, river valley Dixie doo, and a bunch of other MH lines. What does one charge and we’re is the best places to a...
by FrankRizzo
Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy Buyers
Replies: 39
Views: 11018

Re: Puppy Buyers

Sounds to me like these people were in my boat. I want a GSP and care about hunting. I couldn't care what it looked like for the most part. My criteria was spending my money in Minnesota, good bloodlines, and a breeder that cares. However my wife gave the OK for a new pup as long as it was all black...
by FrankRizzo
Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bringing home new pup and older dog.
Replies: 6
Views: 1259

Re: Bringing home new pup and older dog.

Thanks for the replys. Not sure if it makes a difference but we dog sit a few other dogs every once in a while when friends or family go on vacation and we put those dogs in the same kennel together and have never had a problem.
by FrankRizzo
Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bringing home new pup and older dog.
Replies: 6
Views: 1259

Bringing home new pup and older dog.

So our male GSP pup is going to be ready to be brought home in October. We have a current GSP male that is 10years old. I have a very nice kennel that is on the inside of a heated garage and a run on the outside. I want to be able to keep both dogs in there. I have zero worries as my dog isn't aggre...
by FrankRizzo
Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New GSP pup questions
Replies: 23
Views: 6676

Re: New GSP pup questions

Sundance, Friedelsheim, Northwaters, Willow Creek, Grouse point None of those are really FT type dogs Mouse colored? Thanks for the input. I know mouse colored isn't the correct term but it was something my mom always called them and it stuck. But it would be the one pictured in your avitar that gr...
by FrankRizzo
Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Cold weather dog door.
Replies: 3
Views: 1843

Re: Cold weather dog door

been very happy with my Patio Pacific Endura Pet Door. I'm always interested in pet doors as I've never found one that would keep out the cold and one my dog couldn't destroy. I will guarantee my GSP would destroy this pet door within a week. The best thing I have found to keep out the cold and sti...
by FrankRizzo
Tue Feb 16, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Thoughts on Kansas and SD in December
Replies: 31
Views: 8473

Re: Thoughts on Kansas and SD in December

I hunt SD every December or January for the last weekend when possible.I like when the cattails are froze and only the diehard hunters are left.
by FrankRizzo
Tue Feb 16, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brag hunt test
Replies: 4
Views: 1058

Re: Brag hunt test

Nice job
by FrankRizzo
Tue Feb 16, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New GSP pup questions
Replies: 23
Views: 6676

Re: New GSP pup questions

TTT. Thanks for some of the messages and phone conversation. Very helpful information.
by FrankRizzo
Sun Feb 14, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: DIY Trips
Replies: 12
Views: 3221

Re: DIY Trips

If you venture to South Dakota they have an app for you phone that uses its GPS and has all the public land marked.
by FrankRizzo
Sun Feb 14, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New GSP pup questions
Replies: 23
Views: 6676

Re: New GSP pup questions

West Central MN, but I don't mind going for a drive with the family as we have relatives all over the state except SE MN.
by FrankRizzo
Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New GSP pup questions
Replies: 23
Views: 6676

New GSP pup questions

Thank you in advance. A little about me. I'm just a regular pheasant hunter. I go out almost every weekend of the season here in MN and spend 10 days every year in SD. I have some private land that I hunt here in MN but hunt a lot of Public land. My favorite time to hunt is after things have froze u...