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by Stoneface
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hard Setters
Replies: 22
Views: 4869

Re: Hard Setters

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by Stoneface
Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hard Setters
Replies: 22
Views: 4869

Hard Setters

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by Stoneface
Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What gun dogs do you have and why?
Replies: 56
Views: 18600

Re: What gun dogs do you have and why?

I have Pointers and Setters. I had Shorthairs for about fifteen years and couldn't find any that caught my fancy. My first dog was a heck of a dog, but didn't have the bottom of the long-tailed Pointers. I decided to try a Pointer and Setter. I looked up a couple of litter and bought them not knowin...
by Stoneface
Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Merritt Setters
Replies: 3
Views: 1388

Re: Merritt Setters

I know about Leo. He sold him to a guy in South Carolina and he's going to Luke Eienharts today. Ross says he barks when he's on the breakaway. That's what got me interested in them.
by Stoneface
Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Merritt Setters
Replies: 3
Views: 1388

Merritt Setters

Has anyone had much experience watching Merritt Setters or does anyone own one? What do you think of them?
by Stoneface
Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Setter heat tolerance question.
Replies: 13
Views: 3492

Re: Setter heat tolerance question.

Ray, was the dog Tommy B?
by Stoneface
Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Setter heat tolerance question.
Replies: 13
Views: 3492

Setter heat tolerance question.

I had a Pointer that loved the heat and hated the cold. I ran her in triple degree temperatures and she came home and laid in the sun without getting any water. She was just a freak. 1. Has anyone ever seen a Setter that comes anywhere near this? 2. Where did you see them at? 3. Who owned/owns them?...
by Stoneface
Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What range do you prefer, etc.?
Replies: 18
Views: 4173

What range do you prefer, etc.?

1. What type of cover do you typically hunt?

2. What kind of range do you consider ideal for the type of cover you hunt? (Please be specific, give yardage.)

3. Do you use a Garmin? Would you like to if you don't?
by Stoneface
Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog won't force-fetch
Replies: 37
Views: 11685

Re: Dog won't force-fetch

What you mentioned is far beyond force breaking, and let me ask the last time you hunted upland birds and saw a dog retrieve a duck that was dodging and diving. Name the number of competition dogs that fail at that level because they just aren't up to snuff. We're talking about an amateur, a novice ...
by Stoneface
Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog won't force-fetch
Replies: 37
Views: 11685

Re: Dog won't force-fetch

It sounds like you need some treats. Seriously. People in birddogs look down on this and I don't know why. Get a hot dog, but it up and trade him a treat for the bumper or bird or whatever he is retrieving. Do it at the post first where he's used to taking birds and get awful excited when he's givi...
by Stoneface
Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Force Fetch - next steps after the yard
Replies: 10
Views: 3055

Re: Force Fetch - next steps after the yard

Swampbilly wrote:
Stoneface wrote:I'm don't have any suggestions for you, but am posting to have it put at the top of the list. I'm surpirsed people aren't all over it with the way everyone is so crazy about force fetching a dog.
What's the problem with folks who want to get more out of their dogs?
I don't know what you mean.
by Stoneface
Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Training
Topic: 1yr old setter questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1999

Re: 1yr old setter questions

Also, I don't teach Whoa any longer and NEVER, EVER use it on birds except in very special occasions.
by Stoneface
Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Training
Topic: 1yr old setter questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1999

Re: 1yr old setter questions

I've changed the way I do things since that video was shot (and have lost some weight, too), but you have to thin about why she's following you in. She is afraid after all her work of finding the bird and pointing it, you're going to flush it and get it and she's going to be left in the cold. What y...
by Stoneface
Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Force Fetch - next steps after the yard
Replies: 10
Views: 3055

Re: Force Fetch - next steps after the yard

I'm don't have any suggestions for you, but am posting to have it put at the top of the list. I'm surpirsed people aren't all over it with the way everyone is so crazy about force fetching a dog.
by Stoneface
Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Sending dogs to Trainers
Replies: 4
Views: 1614

Re: Sending dogs to Trainers

It depends. If the trainer is worth the money he'll accomodate them. Look at it like camp for kids. They've been in your house their whole lives (I imagine) and been treated well. A little time in a kennel, around other dogs will do them good. They'll be bolder coming back from his place. I would th...
by Stoneface
Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Cleaning pigeon coop
Replies: 4
Views: 1527

Re: Cleaning pigeon coop

Something to think about is how you were watering. I was using nipples and had a great set up, but all the sudden my pigeons started dying and every time I got quail they started dying. Found out they weren't drinking. I don't now how the heck a bird forgets how to drink from a nipple, but they had ...
by Stoneface
Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog won't force-fetch
Replies: 37
Views: 11685

Re: Dog won't force-fetch

It sounds like you need some treats. Seriously. People in birddogs look down on this and I don't know why. Get a hot dog, but it up and trade him a treat for the bumper or bird or whatever he is retrieving. Do it at the post first where he's used to taking birds and get awful excited when he's givin...
by Stoneface
Sun Sep 18, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: clicker training
Replies: 59
Views: 31395

Re: clicker training

It depends on what you're training the dog for and what method you want to use. I use Maurice's method mostly with a few hybrid drills of my own, so it would be a bad idea to go to clicker training in the field, but I use it to teach puppies tons of things. Here's a video of a man who has Setter pup...
by Stoneface
Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The White Knight Story, by Hoyle Eaton
Replies: 3
Views: 1263

The White Knight Story, by Hoyle Eaton

Has anyone ever read this or know anyone who has? I can't find if for cheaper than $100 and was wondering if it was that good.
by Stoneface
Sun Jul 03, 2016 3:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stud Puppy Pick
Replies: 2
Views: 1082

Re: Stud Puppy Pick

Always dig your videos.
by Stoneface
Sun Jul 03, 2016 3:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Will Lose My Job if My Dog Won't Stop Digging..
Replies: 12
Views: 3990

Re: Will Lose My Job if My Dog Won't Stop Digging..

It would not be easy to run a dog if you're working twelve hours a day. Get ahold of other kennels or dog daycares and see if they will work it out with you. I imagine you're working five days a week, so put an add on Craig's List or flyers around town advertising that you need a dog sitter for five...
by Stoneface
Sun May 08, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: World Class Cliff or Notta Snow Ball's Chance
Replies: 4
Views: 1301

Re: World Class Cliff or Notta Snow Ball's Chance

Was Cliff the brother you saw? Who were the pups out of?
by Stoneface
Sun May 08, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: World Class Cliff or Notta Snow Ball's Chance
Replies: 4
Views: 1301

Re: World Class Cliff or Notta Snow Ball's Chance

I know how they're bred. I hear this cross was done several times because the litters were incredible. I'd like to talk to someone who has seen the dogs I'm talking about or their pups. Have you seen their pups?
by Stoneface
Sat May 07, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: World Class Cliff or Notta Snow Ball's Chance
Replies: 4
Views: 1301

World Class Cliff or Notta Snow Ball's Chance

Has anyone bred to these dogs, seen pups out of them or know anything about them?
by Stoneface
Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ferrell Miller's Words
Replies: 17
Views: 4540

Re: Ferrell Miller's Words

"Said he'd crawl up in a tree or the roof of a barn or some other place real high. Then someone would let a puppy in. He'd call for the puppy, using his name, and the puppy had to look at him." Years ago in an interview, I remember Mr. Miller saying something similar to this. He said that when he w...
by Stoneface
Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Let's Go!
Replies: 2
Views: 900

Re: Let's Go!

I've got a SkyDance dog and she is a heck of a nice one. Seriously enjoy your videos.

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by Stoneface
Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ferrell Miller's Words
Replies: 17
Views: 4540

Re: Ferrell Miller's Words

3 years before seeing a bird?! Cripes, if you wait until the dog's dead you can get really expect him to be staunch. I know my dog Cinna was mostly ran. Didn't hardly see a bird until she about two to two and a half and is staunch as heck. Since I've broken her he's gone on one bird of mine. I tell...
by Stoneface
Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ferrell Miller's Words
Replies: 17
Views: 4540

Ferrell Miller's Words

There's a new video up on YouTube of Ferrell Miller, you can see it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xN9Bj7x0jx4 A friend and I went to a trial yesterday and I mentioned the video to him. He said he'd gone to a seminar way back in the day and Ferrell said something that always stuck with him. S...
by Stoneface
Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Field Trial Setters, who are the major players?
Replies: 11
Views: 3635

Re: Field Trial Setters, who are the major players?

I would stay away from Shadow Oak Bo blood. He's been bred so much - maybe more than any Setter in current history - and not produced hardly a winner. Look up his title and see what he's produced. He may be a good dog, but he's an outcross and reproducing what he's got is like finding a needle in a ...
by Stoneface
Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Setter named New Hope
Replies: 0
Views: 598

Setter named New Hope

There is a Setter that's dead now, double bred The Performer. His name is New Hope and he was owned by the Smiths. He's a two time champion. Has anyone ever heard of him or know any of his offspring? Can you tell me anything about him or what he throws?
by Stoneface
Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bozeann's Mosley
Replies: 3
Views: 1182

Re: Bozeann's Mosley

I've already talked to Larry. Thanks, though.
by Stoneface
Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bozeann's Mosley
Replies: 3
Views: 1182

Bozeann's Mosley

Did anyone here see this dog work? What did you think of him? What did you think of his puppies?
by Stoneface
Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Range question
Replies: 26
Views: 8319

Re: Range question

It does depend and you're in Kentucky, so there can be a wide range of cover you hunt. You may be talking about quail, woodcock and grouse or may go out of state to hunt. I will tell you, most people embellish on what 400 yards looks like and if their dog his it once they have a 400-yard dog. It's n...
by Stoneface
Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: A flagger
Replies: 18
Views: 5058

Re: A flagger

I would guess they are pen raised birds. If that's the case what's happening is he's not feeling the intensity. He flags because he knows he can. A dog points wild birds and does not flag because he realizes the movement - any movement - will get the birds up and gone in a hurry. They flag once or t...
by Stoneface
Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: Submit Your GUN DOG Site
Topic: Shooting Club East of Dallas
Replies: 0
Views: 855

Shooting Club East of Dallas

A shooting club with quail, pigeons and all the equipment you could want for your DIY dog training venture. If you're not looking for DIY, we can train your dog for you or with you. As well as guided and unguided hunts, shooting range, clays, etc. Poetry Shooting Club at www.PoetryShootingClub.com. ...
by Stoneface
Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:36 pm
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: Quail, East of Dallas
Replies: 1
Views: 1124

Quail, East of Dallas

I moved to between Quinlan and Terrell in Texas and am living on a shooting club (Poetry Shooting Club). We've got quail ready all the time at $7 a piece. If you want them you can reach us at 214-728-2755.
by Stoneface
Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training on In-Home Hazards
Replies: 11
Views: 3111

Re: Training on In-Home Hazards

Rig it up with a Scat Matt or mouse traps. Invite her in. Won't take many time.
by Stoneface
Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Solid on point
Replies: 12
Views: 2685

Re: Solid on point

If you don't stop a dog until after they flush, they'll find it silly to flush. What I mean is, a lot of people go on to correct a dog when they move, after the point. They think they're putting it out of the mind of the dog to creep. They're not. There's a big wall the dog has to get over saying, "...
by Stoneface
Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Do you let an 8 month old ep chase rabbits or nic them
Replies: 7
Views: 1920

Re: Do you let an 8 month old ep chase rabbits or nic them

As long as she doesn't catch it, let her chase them. If she gets on wild birds you're not teaching her to chase, you're teaching her she can't catch them. If she get plenty of contact with birds, she'll forget the rabbits for the most part. She may take out after them, but come back after she gets a...
by Stoneface
Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:59 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Invitation to a championsihp
Replies: 0
Views: 827

Invitation to a championsihp

I got a call this evening from a man named Dane Harris from Alabama. Apparently, Cinna's a ranked member of the birddog world and was invited to the National Amateur Invitational. Super nice piece of information to have. I'll post an update to say how she does.
by Stoneface
Sun Oct 25, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Three Trials, Three Placements
Replies: 2
Views: 1234

Three Trials, Three Placements

We've had placement in the SW Missouri WALKING FTC, Tulsa Bird Dog Association and the Puppy and Derby Classic. We're working on the Missouri Amateur Shooting Dog of the Year. We're planning on a litter at the end of this season. You can read more at www.StonefaceKennels.com.
by Stoneface
Tue Sep 29, 2015 12:22 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: First Trial of the Year.
Replies: 3
Views: 1328

Re: First Trial of the Year.

Here you go. Lineup of winners.
by Stoneface
Sun Sep 27, 2015 9:41 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: First Trial of the Year.
Replies: 3
Views: 1328

First Trial of the Year.

Had a good time at our first trial of the year. NBHA and ten dogs in the shooting dog stake. Scenting conditions were super tough and there was more green cover than I care to remember, but we came away with a first place. On a side note I met Bob Barker of Ch. Barker's Blue Jet. Seriously nice guy.
by Stoneface
Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:38 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Bark collars
Replies: 4
Views: 936

Re: Bark collars

Get a SportDOG No Bark 6. It's all you'll ever need. It's water proof, so it can go anywhere, and when it detects a bark it starts at the lowest level and works it's way up to six. I never had a dog go all the way to six. Just turn it on and put it on your dog. I wouldn't own a SportDOG eCollar, but...
by Stoneface
Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:51 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Missouri Gun Dog of the Year
Replies: 7
Views: 3107

Missouri Gun Dog of the Year

My dog, Cinna, got Missouri Gun Dog of the Year this year. She would have won the national title if I hadn't come up short by the end of the season. Ran her in nine braces, placed her seven times including a second in the Bob Catlett Memorial Classic Amateur Shoot Dog. Not too bad for a guy from the...
by Stoneface
Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Relocating on Wild Birds
Replies: 16
Views: 4244

Re: Relocating on Wild Birds

Seriously nice work, man. You ought to be proud... especially for such a young dog. Don't discount trials so quick, though. Cinna has done well this season and on several points she has relocated (as long as I wasn't in front of her to flush) several times to pin a bird. There's a big difference bet...
by Stoneface
Sun Feb 15, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: 3-Point Major
Replies: 0
Views: 909

3-Point Major

Cinna cleared a field of fourteen dogs to win a 3-point major yesterday. Just seven points to go and she will be a field champion. It was a great trial put on by the super nice folks at the Heart of America GSP Club (would recommend going to any event this club puts on) and got to run against some f...
by Stoneface
Sun Feb 15, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: First 3-Point Major Towards FC.
Replies: 3
Views: 849

First 3-Point Major Towards FC.

Cinna cleared a field of fourteen dogs to win a 3-point major yesterday. Just seven points to go and she will be a field champion. It was a great trial put on by the super nice folks at the Heart of America GSP Club (would recommend going to any event this club puts on) and got to run against some f...
by Stoneface
Sun Feb 08, 2015 5:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Updated from Bob Catlett Classic
Replies: 2
Views: 857

Re: Updated from Bob Catlett Classic

No, this is judged on a dog's ground application and bird work. You just walk the course for an hour, flush the bird when your dog goes on point, fire a blank pistol the. Send them on.
by Stoneface
Sat Feb 07, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: NBHA Bob Catlett Classic
Replies: 0
Views: 700

NBHA Bob Catlett Classic

Cinna took second in a field of ten dogs in amateur shooting dog at the Bob Catlett Classic today with four beautiful finds. Feeling pretty good about that. She was beat out by the dog I am looking to breed her to (who swept the open and ateurbstatus shooting dog), so that dampens the sting a little...