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by adogslife
Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: stud dog owner Q
Replies: 24
Views: 4771

Re: stud dog owner Q

Usually the bitch comes to the stud.
by adogslife
Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How Is a German shorthair Pointer supposed to hunt?
Replies: 24
Views: 10455

Re: How Is a German shorthair Pointer supposed to hunt?

At 10 weeks old you don't know the dog's natural range,cooperation level or prey drive.
First see what you have. Pups begin to stretch out around 5 months old. Expose him to the woods now,work on cooperation.
by adogslife
Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Any NADKC dog owners here?
Replies: 5
Views: 595

Re: Any NADKC dog owners here?

They are all DK means german shorthair in american...
I know many german shorthairs whos owners are not nadkc members

I believe the OP is looking for nadkc members not a genetics lesson
by adogslife
Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Importing
Replies: 72
Views: 13463

Re: Importing

outlaw,

your take on the breed warden is incorrect,have you actually bred within the DKV?
by adogslife
Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Importing
Replies: 72
Views: 13463

Re: Importing

There are some very nice DK litters in the states, making importing unnecessary,IMO,
unless there is a specific undesired trait in other breedings or a specific desired trait dominant in Danish breedings,I don't know.

What trait are you looking for that you can not find here?
by adogslife
Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Should birddogs be judged/titled based on conformation?
Replies: 82
Views: 12946

Re: Should birddogs be judged/titled based on conformation?

I agree with you, conformation to win field trials is different than that breed's standards and for the EP there is no standard. The Germans set the breed standard, I think in 1902 or there's about, for the DK. Form does follow function, the function for a versatile dog. All working breeds have the ...
by adogslife
Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Should birddogs be judged/titled based on conformation?
Replies: 82
Views: 12946

Re: Should birddogs be judged/titled based on conformation?

Here is the original question: I understand hounds, to some extent, are evaluated and judged at hound trials along with the working segment of the event. Should birddogs be evaluated and/or awarded titled based on their conformation? I don't mean the dogs you see handled around a ring at Westminster...
by adogslife
Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Should birddogs be judged/titled based on conformation?
Replies: 82
Views: 12946

Re: Should birddogs be judged/titled based on conformation?

Maybe the ones who are winning are structurally sound?

Maybe,lesser structure is over ridden by increased stamina/endurance/conditioning/food then mix in high prey drive and a dog can get through it?
by adogslife
Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Should birddogs be judged/titled based on conformation?
Replies: 82
Views: 12946

Re: Should birddogs be judged/titled based on conformation?

No, with AFTCA philosophy- and I like so much- is the function makes the conformation. Winning dogs then have the word. What they suggest you is what is done in Germany first function after the conformation. I like how we are in AFTCA This, I believe, is taken out of context. It has been proven tha...
by adogslife
Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Should birddogs be judged/titled based on conformation?
Replies: 82
Views: 12946

Re: Should birddogs be judged/titled based on conformation?

I've seen to many trial dogs with faults that would be disqualifying and to many show dogs that couldn't find a hamburger tied to their nose.
I've seen show champions with lesser conformation.
Too many people mistake an AKC CH title to indicate perfection.
by adogslife
Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: orange and white and lemon and white german shorthairs
Replies: 337
Views: 66076

Re: orange and white and lemon and white german shorthairs

This is a very interesting topic.

There have been GSP litters with cinnamon and lemon colors, were there tests perfomed on these?
What were the results?
by adogslife
Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: orange and white and lemon and white german shorthairs
Replies: 337
Views: 66076

Re: orange and white and lemon and white german shorthairs

Was there full disclousure by the stud owner that there is EP in the line?
or are we still assuming the staws were exposed to radiation or mixed up during the proceedure or this being a throwback from 100+ years ago?
It takes 2 to tango, disclousure may have been helpful to the bitch owner.
by adogslife
Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: orange and white and lemon and white german shorthairs
Replies: 337
Views: 66076

Re: orange and white and lemon and white german shorthairs

Doesn't the owner of the bitch deserve,at least, a reasonable expectation of type?
by adogslife
Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Should birddogs be judged/titled based on conformation?
Replies: 82
Views: 12946

Re: Should birddogs be judged/titled based on conformation?

WHat does a "bad" tail set have to do with performance? What does a bad bite have to do with peformance? If your dog doesnt have the skeletal structure odds are it isnt going to do good in any type of trial that requires endurance. The field trial sorts that all out. What performance? Structure aff...
by adogslife
Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Should birddogs be judged/titled based on conformation?
Replies: 82
Views: 12946

Re: Should birddogs be judged/titled based on conformation?

Some folks seem to think that you can "paint" by the numbers.
So true.

Buyer beware.
by adogslife
Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Should birddogs be judged/titled based on conformation?
Replies: 82
Views: 12946

Re: Should birddogs be judged/titled based on conformation?

Those wanting a conformation rating along with a performance evaluation gravitate towards the JGHV testing system.
by adogslife
Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tight breeding
Replies: 13
Views: 2434

Re: Tight breeding

When breeding, it's all about the genetics
by adogslife
Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Great trial dog, great bird dog - One in the same?
Replies: 282
Views: 44140

Re: Great trial dog, great bird dog - One in the same?

P.S. I read on this or the other thread, good bird dogs do not track. That is just dumb. In the minds of some, this may be true. Upland dogs are desired to air scent. The DK bred to the Arkwright Pointer to raise the head for better air scenting. How many trial dogs are hunting with their head at s...
by adogslife
Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Conformation, Endurance & Trial Misconceptions
Replies: 105
Views: 18980

Re: Conformation, Endurance & Trial Misconceptions

Im not trying to be an azz, but it is the truth. The DD's were very nice dogs, and they found birds after my dog had been through that she had missed, but overall, we kill a lot more birds over my dog. In that situation, her speed and endourance outhine the slower working mythodical DD's. What?????...
by adogslife
Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Conformation, Endurance & Trial Misconceptions
Replies: 105
Views: 18980

Re: Conformation, Endurance & Trial Misconceptions

Last year we had our birds and were enjoying a nice lunch while the guys hunting over the DD's were still trying to get theirs.
Grow up.
by adogslife
Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Conformation, Endurance & Trial Misconceptions
Replies: 105
Views: 18980

Re: Conformation, Endurance & Trial Misconceptions

adogslife - The American Field most assuredly has a standard. It is the standard of winning in competition. The dogs that win...get bred. Those that win a lot...get bred a lot. Those that don't, do not get the opportunities to pass on their genes. The standard is perfpormance in the field in direct...
by adogslife
Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Great trial dog, great bird dog - One in the same?
Replies: 282
Views: 44140

Re: Great trial dog, great bird dog - One in the same?

The question then begs to be asked during a field trial, are dogs expected to hunt? It has been said that at Ames there are a wild population of quail. Are the dogs hunting? Are the dogs handled to stay on course therefore passing birds? It has appeared to me for years that field trial dogs are all ...
by adogslife
Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Conformation, Endurance & Trial Misconceptions
Replies: 105
Views: 18980

Re: Conformation, Endurance & Trial Misconceptions

The typical DD simply cannot stay with the typical field bred pointer or setter for any length of time, in open country because their build and gait does not permit it. Since build and gait is determined by conformation, what is different about the conformation that permits a field trial bred dog t...
by adogslife
Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Do you care what your birddog looks like?
Replies: 57
Views: 9335

Re: Do you care what your birddog looks like?

Have to call hogwash on that, sorry...... Bring the best conformed akc dogs to ames to run 3 hours....... so, you are saying a dog with as correct conformation as there can be (no dog is perfect) will not be able to last 3 hours? I don't use AKC CH title as a measure of a correct conformation. Are ...
by adogslife
Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Do you care what your birddog looks like?
Replies: 57
Views: 9335

Re: Do you care what your birddog looks like?

Conformation has more to do with performance than it does with looking good.

Any breeder who overlooks conformation does not have the best interest of that breed in mind
and that includes teeth and bite.
by adogslife
Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Which One?
Replies: 6
Views: 433

Re: Which One?

NAVHDA is about training a versatile hunting dog
by adogslife
Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How much does the handler do to have a good dog ?
Replies: 24
Views: 3844

Re: How much does the handler do to have a good dog ?

Can the OP explain what he thinks a "good dog" is?

From the responses it appears that all anyone needs is a dog and a willing owner.
by adogslife
Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Large GSP Problem
Replies: 11
Views: 2460

Re: Large GSP Problem

A have bought a male GSP from a breeder in Nebraska, and since then it has been 3 years. Many members might have seen my ads in the Dogs For Sale section, and for most of the training sessions I have more than enough difficulty controlling him and our cooperation is terrible . Many because he is ar...
by adogslife
Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Large GSP Problem
Replies: 11
Views: 2460

Re: Large GSP Problem

....and hardheaded as I was.....
hardheaded?

more likely the dog did not understand and could not perform correctly
by adogslife
Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:27 am
Forum: Training
Topic: So what do I need....
Replies: 12
Views: 2071

Re: So what do I need....

You have lots of time ahead of you.

Being new to the sport I would spend this spring and summer watching gundogs at tests and training days.
Listen and watch.
by adogslife
Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:54 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How does one know your pup is ready for his first hunt ?
Replies: 14
Views: 2779

Re: How does one know your pup is ready for his first hunt ?

Too much pressure.
A dog's first season is not about having finished dog work.

IMHO, your expectations are too high.
by adogslife
Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: Training
Topic: e-collar what to do?
Replies: 59
Views: 11393

Re: e-collar what to do?

Balanced training should be every trainers goal.
by adogslife
Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Black GSP/DK vs the Hybred American GSP
Replies: 77
Views: 22791

Re: Black GSP/DK vs the Hybred American GSP

The pictures posted in this thread are of dogs with e/e. There are extension genes and non extension genes. E is dominant and the normal extension. e is recessive and is non extension. Dogs who would be black and are e/e will have a black nose,eye lids,lips. Dogs who would be brown and are e/e will ...
by adogslife
Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Black GSP/DK vs the Hybred American GSP
Replies: 77
Views: 22791

Re: Black GSP/DK vs the Hybred American GSP

because I have never seen a good black short hair. bootlicking and hardheaded
How many have you seen?
I will need your definition of the above.
by adogslife
Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Black GSP/DK vs the Hybred American GSP
Replies: 77
Views: 22791

Re: Black GSP/DK vs the Hybred American GSP

Deutscher Kurzhaariger Vorstehhund ? This refers to the category of the breed, pointing breed. I would be surprised if there are any DK owners that are voting for black acceptance. What would show ring acceptance do for the black DK? We have our own testing system and conformation rating. DK owners ...
by adogslife
Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Black GSP/DK vs the Hybred American GSP
Replies: 77
Views: 22791

Re: Black GSP/DK vs the Hybred American GSP

The Germans bred a strain of EPs, the Arkwright Pointer.
These were solid black dogs.

Anyone tired of the AKC can buy a DK.
by adogslife
Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Black GSP/DK vs the Hybred American GSP
Replies: 77
Views: 22791

Re: Black GSP/DK vs the Hybred American GSP

In order to address your question reasons for not allowing the color into the standard needs to be discussed.
by adogslife
Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: speaking of GSP color...
Replies: 27
Views: 3567

Re: speaking of GSP color...

Any color can play any game except showring.
Its about the money, not the breed.
These colors are being bred and registered as GSPs.
Claimed to be a throwback from the old days.
Maybe we'll begin to see brindle GSPs.
by adogslife
Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP DQ faults bad bites versus color
Replies: 112
Views: 15376

Re: GSP DQ faults bad bites versus color

Those of you who have had a litter with black offspring and liver offspring. Do you notice a difference in their overall behavior as individuals within the litter The l/w littermates share the same genetics as the b/w,except they don't carry B. Thank you for posting the link for the DK's. I really ...
by adogslife
Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP DQ faults bad bites versus color
Replies: 112
Views: 15376

Re: GSP DQ faults bad bites versus color

Not enough meat here,gentlemen.
Release the hooks.
by adogslife
Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP DQ faults bad bites versus color
Replies: 112
Views: 15376

Re: GSP DQ faults bad bites versus color

What JKP said was that the clubs can control the amount of black breedings,he is not incorrect,only in that the DKV is a bit more lienent. JKP did not say it was forbidden,only limited and it is true,black DKs do not overrun the DKV or any country in the world.
by adogslife
Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP DQ faults bad bites versus color
Replies: 112
Views: 15376

Re: GSP DQ faults bad bites versus color

JKP is correct,when based on his knowledge of DDs.
by adogslife
Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Scientific Paper on Dominance Theory in Domestic Dogs
Replies: 37
Views: 5577

Re: Scientific Paper on Dominance Theory in Domestic Dogs

There is only so much one can write on a forum. We can only describe our own interactions and findings. My interactions with dogs has led me to somewhat different views, but as a whole, in agreement with the paper. Have you ever met a mentally stable, dominant dog? They are confident and secure and ...
by adogslife
Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Scientific Paper on Dominance Theory in Domestic Dogs
Replies: 37
Views: 5577

Re: Scientific Paper on Dominance Theory in Domestic Dogs

Correct.
My bad,
what I didn't post was that I re-read the paper again in it's entirety and am merely stating my views on dominance and how I apply it to animal relationships.
by adogslife
Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Scientific Paper on Dominance Theory in Domestic Dogs
Replies: 37
Views: 5577

Re: Scientific Paper on Dominance Theory in Domestic Dogs

Because postive reinforcement was mentioned I'd like to address it. Positive reinforcement does not necessarily equal praise. positive reinforcement means to ADD something. So, if you give the dog something or something is added it is positive,if the behavior continues it is now positive reinforceme...
by adogslife
Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Scientific Paper on Dominance Theory in Domestic Dogs
Replies: 37
Views: 5577

Re: Scientific Paper on Dominance Theory in Domestic Dogs

To use a broad term such as dominance to describe multi-faceted behaviors only leads to deeper misunderstanding of dog behavior. Dominance is not agression. A dominant dog can be aggressive,for example when challenged. An aggressive dog is not dominant, they are social climbers,wannabes.A dog/animal...
by adogslife
Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Scientific Paper on Dominance Theory in Domestic Dogs
Replies: 37
Views: 5577

Re: Scientific Paper on Dominance Theory in Domestic Dogs

It is obvious that the author does not know the correctmeaning of dominance.
by adogslife
Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP DQ faults bad bites versus color
Replies: 112
Views: 15376

Re: GSP DQ faults bad bites versus color

My hunting season is in the winter and I can't find a white dog in the snow, white is a flag for waterfowl and a dog with substance
(height/weight) will perform better in cold water and as a versatile in general.
by adogslife
Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP DQ faults bad bites versus color
Replies: 112
Views: 15376

Re: GSP DQ faults bad bites versus color

The reason black is DQ'ed or penalized is because its the dominant gene

Standards written to discourage black are done so to keep breeds from becoming to black
Anyone can breed a black GSP and have it AKC registered.
I do not see any evidence that black has taken over the GSP gene pool.
by adogslife
Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP DQ faults bad bites versus color
Replies: 112
Views: 15376

Re: GSP DQ faults bad bites versus color

No one knows and if anyone does, they're not telling. It could be that they simply didn't know that black existed or that the numbers were very low and believed black dogs would not make an impact on the breed as a whole. Maybe there was still mixed reviews on the black dogs and rumor that the color...