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by dan v
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whats going on in Oregon Trials and Tests?
Replies: 80
Views: 1913

Re: Whats going on in Oregon Trials and Tests?

All I'm going to add to this conversation is this. Having spent a fair amount of time a the MN Capitol back maybe 10 years ago, what Sportsmen/Sportswomen need to realize is the incredibly LONG vision the anti's have. The typically sportsman frankly just wants to be left alone and do his/her thing.....
by dan v
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Bird Report from Northern Montana
Replies: 15
Views: 2019

Re: Bird Report from Northern Montana

Just returned from the Plentywood/Scobey area. We hunted large Block Management areas on horseback, 3 hunters and normally 3 dogs (sometimes more) on the ground. We hunted from Sunrise until it was too hot for the dogs. (around 11am) The dog track on the Astro would show that the dogs would cover ab...
by dan v
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: French Brittany vs American Brittany
Replies: 9
Views: 1577

Re: French Brittany vs American Brittany

If you think that " In the olden days", the dogs were all robotically the same within the breed. You couldn't be more wrong. People, even in "The Olden days" had differing preferences for what they liked/preferred in their chosen breed of dogs. Breeders placed different priorities on differing trait...
by dan v
Thu May 31, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Quasi-pointers
Replies: 42
Views: 2698

Re: Quasi-pointers

AKC mandates DNA at all the breeds' nationals, no? The parent clubs had a certain amount of time to implement it. I think the Irish Setters was the first, or one of the first, to require DNA at their Nat. Ch. I think the only AKC breed that scans the dog at the line (really when the 6 dogs are load...
by dan v
Tue May 15, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stud Dog Question
Replies: 73
Views: 5796

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 dan v
Tue May 15, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alberta hunter with a question
Replies: 32
Views: 2706

Re: Alberta hunter with a question

I don’t want any dominance drama, with kids around the dogs need to be without issues. It makes no difference if you have two males, two females or one of each. They will still need to settle the dominance issue. Whether that is a quick, smooth and permanent settlement or comes with drama is not so...
by dan v
Tue May 15, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Duo Montana Pheasant hunt help
Replies: 8
Views: 1082

Re: Duo Montana Pheasant hunt help

A group of us went up by Plentywood/Scobey area last fall......it was rough, the drought was hard on the hatch. Don't know that I'll go back this fall.

BTW...we did a horseback hunt.
by dan v
Tue May 15, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stud Dog Question
Replies: 73
Views: 5796

Re: Stud Dog Question

cjhills wrote: If Dan V'S buck was blaze Orange the price would go up Dramatically
......................Cj
You should see the colors he can produce!!!!!
by dan v
Mon May 14, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Trials are clear as mud
Replies: 14
Views: 1764

Re: Trials are clear as mud

slistoe wrote:DC is when you attain a Show Champion (CH) and Field Trial Champion (FC). You can get an FC in walking only stakes if there are enough Open Walking trials that you can run in. Amateur stakes will not count towards your FC title.

You can bring 4 Amateur Points to the Open side.
by dan v
Mon May 14, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stud Dog Question
Replies: 73
Views: 5796

Re: Stud Dog Question

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.
by dan v
Wed May 02, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Looking to stud out my Brittany male
Replies: 17
Views: 2174

Re: Looking to stud out my Brittany male

Let start by saying that I'm not belittling the OP's dog in any way. If I were the owner of a female, and looking to have a litter, I know that the very best stud is available for the cost of a plane ticket. Now you as the stud owner has to find a way to make your boy marketable, other than his pedi...
by dan v
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gordon Setter
Replies: 41
Views: 10761

Re: Gordon Setter

cjhills wrote:Seen a dog named Buck that was a decent Gordon.........................Cj
Thanks Jerry. Buck has been a phenomenal dog.
by dan v
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gordon Setter
Replies: 41
Views: 10761

Re: Gordon Setter

You are correct about Thunder Dan. ;) You could run that dog up against any breed - horseback. Then his owner would take him woodcock hunting locally. He didn't have a bad bone in him. Too bad that blood wasn't perpetuated. His sire Blade Runner was the real deal as well, and he is carried down on ...
by dan v
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gordon Setter
Replies: 41
Views: 10761

Re: Gordon Setter

Mountaineer wrote:Hmmmm.....Buck and Ricki should throw some nice pups.
They did....two litters. :D
by dan v
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gordon Setter
Replies: 41
Views: 10761

Re: Gordon Setter

DonF wrote:Lady up in NW Washington has about the nicest Gordon I've ever seen. This is her dog on a bird. also Boyce Corrals near Madras, Ore. Wish I could remember the dog's name!

Image

The gal's name is Janet Grunbok and the dog is named Ricki.
by dan v
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gordon Setter
Replies: 41
Views: 10761

Re: Gordon Setter

Sorry, this one is a reproduction. Best I could do. This is "Thunder" FT Ch. Got his title running against GSPs, Britts, etc. Also had AF placements (horseback pointer trials). This is the Gordon that judge Sherry Ebert called a "true AA Gordon". He looked exactly the same backing (which came with ...
by dan v
Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: ARCHIVE: Previous Listings SOLD/OLD/GONE
Topic: GSP Puppies - Reno Area
Replies: 0
Views: 674

GSP Puppies - Reno Area

Have a male and female available located in the Reno/Sparks area. Female is a personal hunting companion and the sire is with Epps Kennels. The male is housebroke, yes....housebroke at 8 weeks. The female is 90% housebroke. They are very well socialized, current on vaccinations and are parasite free...
by dan v
Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP Ped database for The Breeder's Standard
Replies: 0
Views: 570

GSP Ped database for The Breeder's Standard

Who might have The Breeder's Standard ped program and uses it for GSP's? I'd be interested in importing the database.

Thanks...Dan
by dan v
Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: are Field Trialers afraid of wild birds?
Replies: 82
Views: 41791

Re: are Field Trialers afraid of wild birds?

Vision wrote:
Brooks Carmichael wrote: I hunt him all the time on foot
Come on Brooks. You mean to tell us you have an all age field trial dog that you hunt on foot? :D :D :D
Only when he's not trying to catch the horizon!..../sarc
by dan v
Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: are Field Trialers afraid of wild birds?
Replies: 82
Views: 41791

Re: are Field Trialers afraid of wild birds?

some of this has been really funny. i could imagine that if a guy was getting ready for a trial and did not want to take the chance of anything coming undone on a hunt, such as the original posters dogs not being broke. then maybe it makes more sense. best part was that Doug posted pictures. But re...
by dan v
Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: are Field Trialers afraid of wild birds?
Replies: 82
Views: 41791

Re: are Field Trialers afraid of wild birds?

Post #12 by pointerguy....and ya'll take the bait.

FYI...I field trial dogs. Wild birds? Let's go kill a heap of them.
by dan v
Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Protect your pups Muscles, Tendons, and Joints.
Replies: 2
Views: 1160

Re: Protect your pups Muscles, Tendons, and Joints.

How about you describe the video?
by dan v
Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Field Trial Question
Replies: 51
Views: 11909

Re: Field Trial Question

not to change the subject I hope : Also confusing to me when a dog points , the bird is seen leaving before I get there , and the dog relocates herself. This is what I want when hunting, but I've found in trials that the dog is suppose to keep pointing the spot where the bird has long gone , until ...
by dan v
Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Tracking systems recommends
Replies: 9
Views: 2624

Re: New Tracking systems recommends

Great post Doc!
by dan v
Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: AF Trial placements
Replies: 7
Views: 1418

Re: AF Trial placements

Bernie is gonna want some money.
by dan v
Sun Oct 04, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Field Champion percentages
Replies: 90
Views: 18225

Re: Field Champion percentages

jimbo&rooster wrote:Pro's do not pick and choose the dogs that run a stake. They run the dogs their clients pay them to run.

Jim
Wrong. My NFC/NAFC/FC/AFC dog has a very select number of trials that the pro will run him in. He's got nothing to prove in a OGD stake.
by dan v
Sun Oct 04, 2015 3:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Field Champion percentages
Replies: 90
Views: 18225

Re: Field Champion percentages

It's a numbers game. Many of those 20k dogs are dogs that might run 20 stakes a year, I am a firm believer that if you have a broke dog and run it enough times FC or AFC is more a "when than If". Now this is assuming you are talking AKC, which more often than not is a celebration of mediocrity. AF ...
by dan v
Sun Oct 04, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Field Champion percentages
Replies: 90
Views: 18225

Re: Field Champion percentages

shags wrote:Neil,
Try looking up the number of each breed registered for the year, too. Might could give an idea of percentages.
The most recent email to data for Gordon Setters is under 500 dogs registered in AKC....might have been 2013....and that was UP from the previous year.....under 400 dogs.
by dan v
Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stud Comparison Hypothetical
Replies: 8
Views: 1655

Re: Stud Comparison Hypothetical

Have either sired a litter? If so, how are the pups.

If neither has a track record as a sire, I'd likely go for the Amateur trained dog.
by dan v
Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Drive vs Cooperation
Replies: 37
Views: 10674

Re: Drive vs Cooperation

Great bunch of posts in this thread.

But I have not seen anybody mention the attributes of a truly class All-Age dog. They contain, quite simply, a very high amount of drive and a very high level of cooperation.
by dan v
Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gordon setter
Replies: 5
Views: 1589

Re: Gordon setter

Nice post Tom. The GSCA standard was changed in 1962 to the larger, bigger boned version....I guess to reflect what was being shown at the time.
by dan v
Sun Jul 05, 2015 6:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: In search of Gordon setter kennel
Replies: 7
Views: 1056

Re: In search of Gordon setter kennel

S'setter wrote: Dan/Becky Voss, MN... Wyndancer Gordon Setters,
I am no longer affiliated with Wyndancer Gordon Setters.
by dan v
Mon Apr 13, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: North Country Gordon Setter HT April 25-26
Replies: 0
Views: 656

North Country Gordon Setter HT April 25-26

The North Country Gordon Setter Club of MN will hold an AKC Hunt Test April 25-26 thirteen miles north of Milaca MN at the Four Brook WMA. All test levels offered, and will be judged from ATV. There is a link to a pdf premium at the site below.

North Country Calendar
by dan v
Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gordon Setter
Replies: 14
Views: 3991

Re: Gordon Setter

Gordon Setters are not a double coated breed like say, a lab, where hair comes out in clumps. I prefer body clipping with a #7 to keep heat retention down. There is a balancing act that only you, given the cover you hunt, will know. Hair also guards against abrasions. Run some short haired dogs in t...
by dan v
Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: FT dogs not such good hunters
Replies: 176
Views: 46992

Re: FT dogs not such good hunters

I'm at a loss as to why threads like this come up.

If you like a 50 yard pointing....Fine. If you like a 500 yard pointing fine. You prefer NAVDHA titles...super. Or you prefer FT titles...great.

I won't belittle you for what you prefer, you agree not to belittle me for the type of dog I prefer.
by dan v
Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Red setter vs irish setter
Replies: 142
Views: 46031

Re: Red setter vs irish setter

Don,

Red's DO have their own place with FDSB.
by dan v
Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Red setter vs irish setter
Replies: 142
Views: 46031

Re: Red setter vs irish setter

Dan , precisely my point and yes, the dog was Thunder. You remember him too! Yes, Dan, it was a very disappointing experience for me because there were an unusually large number of dogs with 4-7 finds - none were more than 20-25 yards off of the horse path. I guess having competed with Thunder agai...
by dan v
Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Red setter vs irish setter
Replies: 142
Views: 46031

Re: Red setter vs irish setter

There is a difference between being able to hunt and hunting. I have had both, an old school bench bred Irish that was a great pheasant dog. Boring as heck to watch but would put birds in the bag. I now have a field bred dog out of Chukarhill Burn Notice and he even though he puts birds in the bag ...
by dan v
Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Red setter vs irish setter
Replies: 142
Views: 46031

Re: Red setter vs irish setter

When I ran this Gordon in Solon Springs there were more folk interested in my dog than the dog that won. It ran either side of the horse path tallying 6 finds. (Yawwwnnnn........I wouldn't feed that Gordon!) Sherry _ _ _ _ _ was judging and she came up to me when I was standing all alone saying, "Y...
by dan v
Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Difference between a 1hr vs 30 minute dog
Replies: 35
Views: 8806

Re: Difference between a 1hr vs 30 minute dog

So is this the case with the 1/2 vs 1 hr dog? Is the 1/2 dog a faster snappier dog? What would you expect to see in the 1/2 hour stake and what do you want to see in the 1hr stake? Many 30 minute dogs appear to have a built in clock....they go all out knowing they can go all out for 30 minutes. Dro...
by dan v
Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:53 am
Forum: Help: Member Support
Topic: Change username?
Replies: 2
Views: 2391

Change username?

Is it possible to change your username?
by dan v
Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:02 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Gordon Setter FT - Kentucky
Replies: 0
Views: 600

Gordon Setter FT - Kentucky

GSCA Walking Field Trial.
Paris, KY. December 5/6/7. Dec. 5 is Gordons only. Dec. 6/7 is all Setters.
Entries close Dec. 3 at 6:00 p.m.
Contact Frank Watters at (412) 600-1881 or (412) 361-6755.
by dan v
Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: AKC and No answere on Assult against Judge
Replies: 25
Views: 7401

Re: AKC and No answere on Assult against Judge

hi-talyn,

It's been a long time since I Chaired a AKC Misconduct hearinf, but as I recall, the committee just makes a finding, either the charge is upheld or it isn't. The penalty is in the hands of AKC.
by dan v
Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: AKC and No answere on Assult against Judge
Replies: 25
Views: 7401

Re: AKC and No answere on Assult against Judge

I had to write a dog up for fighting last weekend.....and in the back of my mind was what could happen as I stroll through the parking area after the paperwork was done.
by dan v
Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Judging With an Open Mind
Replies: 32
Views: 6905

Re: Judging With an Open Mind

Sometimes newer or less confident judges look for reasons (or so it seems) to get dogs out of the competition. Let em run, sort em out at the end! It is by the easiest method for an insecure judge to manage the stake...pick-up all the dogs that have a minor bobble (and all the major bobbles)...whit...
by dan v
Mon Jul 28, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Garmin T5 does NOT make AFTCA List of usable collars.
Replies: 25
Views: 6146

Re: Garmin T5 does NOT make AFTCA List of usable collars.

Karen wrote:I thought the bigger issue was that the the DC50 looked EXACTLY like the sportdog track and train model, and they felt people would cheat and use a collar with prongs.
Karen...the DC50 collar is the the spitting image of the Garmin Alpha collar....e-collar and GPS collar in one.
by dan v
Mon May 19, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Minnesota Tests
Replies: 5
Views: 1493

Re: Minnesota Tests

Odd then Jerry as one of the Saturday judges stopped by the FT....a judge at the GSP HT held at Kelly.
by dan v
Mon May 12, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Nestle Sues Blue Buffalo
Replies: 3
Views: 1940

Re: Nestle Sues Blue Buffalo

David vs. Goliath? Granted 3/4 of a billion isn't in the ballpark of 100 billion....but $700-800 million ain't exactly chump change. A snip from thedeal.com. But as the company's revenues head north of $600 million this year -- and may be between $700 million and $800 million, sources say -- an IPO ...
by dan v
Wed May 07, 2014 11:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Post dogs on Point!!!!
Replies: 738
Views: 350719

Re: Post dogs on Point!!!!

The Chukarhill boys. On the left 2012 NAFC/FC/AFC Chukarhill Sharp Dressed Man, and on the right 2013 NAFC/FC/AFC Chukarhill Buck Nekkid.

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by dan v
Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Pointer Standard
Replies: 75
Views: 12906

Re: The Pointer Standard

Thanks! I know next to nothing about horse gaits/paces/gallops. And I knew nothing about the classic trot of the Bracco or Spinone until I went to Italy and saw a field trial for those breeds. I was actually quite amazed. The fastest dogs there probably trotted at a speed equal to some dogs' medium...