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by shags
Fri May 22, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is the MOST money you've seen or heard a dog sell for?
Replies: 30
Views: 620

Re: What is the MOST money you've seen or heard a dog sell for?

Shadow Oak Bo was bred a bit at $1250 per. I've seen puppies by him go for $1500-2000 where 'regular' pups are/were $300-$600. Think how many pedigrees Tekoa Mountain Sunrise is in, so he was used a lot. Even pointer winners can command quite a bit 8) If a stud or dam is able pass on all the good st...
by shags
Fri May 22, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is the MOST money you've seen or heard a dog sell for?
Replies: 30
Views: 620

Re: What is the MOST money you've seen or heard a dog sell for?

^^^^ Stud fees and puppies. And IIRC there were some decent purses for some championships ; don't know about futurities and things like Purina awards.
by shags
Fri May 22, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is the MOST money you've seen or heard a dog sell for?
Replies: 30
Views: 620

Re: What is the MOST money you've seen or heard a dog sell for?

$40,000 and that was around twenty years ago. No hunt test ribbons that I know of, but a photo on the steps of The Big House :D
by shags
Tue May 19, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Tributes to the Departed
Topic: good by pepper
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Re: good by pepper

I'm sorry for your loss. I'm sure Pepper was a great little companion. It's amazingly painful to lose the ones whose only jobs were to take up space on our beds, share our pizza crust, and find a way to make us smile every day.

Peace from our house to yours.
by shags
Thu May 14, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Best Puppy food for a GSP
Replies: 32
Views: 6826

Re: Best Puppy food for a GSP

A heads up for chewey customers...did you know they just donated 2 million dollars to HSUS? That's an animal rights organization that pays CEO Wayne Pacelle over $320,000 a year to attempt to limit or eliminate hunting. Most of HSUS income goes to 'overhead' and not to shelters.
by shags
Tue May 12, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How to Train Your Bird Dog by Horace Lytle
Replies: 12
Views: 455

Re: How to Train Your Bird Dog by Horace Lytle

There are some pretty good short stories and books also, that aren't necessarily about training. Check eBay, Alibris, abebooks, and Amazon. Lots have been reprinted but there are still old copies to be found. Pretty Boy, My Dog Lemon, Raff, are older examples. Jenny Willow and Zip Zap are contempora...
by shags
Mon May 11, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to Train Your Bird Dog by Horace Lytle
Replies: 12
Views: 455

Re: How to Train Your Bird Dog by Horace Lytle

Yep, but haven't read it in a long time. It covers a lot topics all done old school of course (1927). It's definitely worth a read. He ran an Irish Setter called Smada Bird and wrote another book by that name. I can't remember which book it was that gave me a tip for how to fix an issue I had with o...
by shags
Sun May 10, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Male GSP question
Replies: 9
Views: 388

Re: Male GSP question

Some dogs chatter out of excitement or anticipation, like when they know they're going on a run or you're about to put down the food bowl. Chattering is really common when they sniff females' urine...maybe that's also excitement and anticipation :D The female probably snapped at him because that's h...
by shags
Sat May 09, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Meet Axe
Replies: 26
Views: 1311

Re: Meet Axe

I wouldn't hesitate to put a little bit of fear into a pup that put his teeth on my skin. I think dogs need to know that disrespect results in a bad consequence, and if that means they have some fear of reprisal, so be it. Dogs shouldn't be fearful of its owners very presence, or of doing regular do...
by shags
Tue May 05, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Signs your dog is over worked?
Replies: 10
Views: 670

Re: Signs your dog is over worked?

Joe, It all depends on the dog. I think this is the first time I've taken exception to something Ray had posted, but here goes...he said that a properly conditioned dog can run an hour in 80* heat. Maybe some can, but many cannot. You can do your best to condition a dog to the heat, but if he can't ...
by shags
Mon May 04, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Signs your dog is over worked?
Replies: 10
Views: 670

Re: Signs your dog is over worked?

Heavy panting but little to no saliva. Diarrhea. Eyes glassy and or bloodshot. Seems disoriented. Wobbly. Bright red gums. Quits. Keels over. Convulsions. Don't let it get that far ^^^ Better to bring 'em in too soon than too late. Once the internal thermostat goes, it's gone for good and the dog wo...
by shags
Fri May 01, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Cheap(er) Price on Pro Plan
Replies: 15
Views: 606

Re: Cheap(er) Price on Pro Plan

Locally our Tractor Supply stores have carried both size bags for a long time now. And they have variations too, like they carry only one or the other but will order for you the one they don't have. Petco also carries both sizes. Our TSCs will price match too, if you can show something like a screen...
by shags
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stamina Expectations in GWP vs PP
Replies: 40
Views: 1765

Re: Stamina Expectations in GWP vs PP

Sorry for the loss of your dog. IME it's not the breed but the individual dog for traits like stamina. You have a better chance if you can find a breeder that puts emphasis on the traits you want but it's still a dicey luck of the draw if you're thinking of picking a baby puppy. You didn't mention y...
by shags
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Stop to flush question
Replies: 5
Views: 398

Re: Stop to flush question

I treat dickey birds as a non-event and don't even bother calling the dog off them unless they're going off backwards or too much sideways, or way too close to a road. I think bird dogs chase for fun sometimes and where they don't have game birds dickey birds are their fun. Like watching 90 Day Fian...
by shags
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Genetics vs. Training
Replies: 44
Views: 1804

Re: Genetics vs. Training

In the dog game, I figured out that I'd better learn to lose gracefully because I'm gonna lose a lot. What other options are there...just quit cuz my widdle feewings are hurt, beat my dog, poke a knife into the judges' tires, go sit in the corner and eat worms? I guess I could go home and train some...
by shags
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Weird Spot on leg.
Replies: 13
Views: 1100

Re: Weird Spot on leg.

That looks like something a young setter of mine had - a histiocytoma. It looks and sounds nastier than it is. My vet whacked it off and that was the end of it.
by shags
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Genetics vs. Training
Replies: 44
Views: 1804

Re: Genetics vs. Training

Well ya know pros only have so many dog boxes in their rigs, so they can't take every good dog that comes down the pike :D
by shags
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Quail in Johnny House - Health
Replies: 7
Views: 560

Re: New Quail in Johnny House - Health

IME the sandbox in the pen is key to keeping good quail, just as Ray says. We use river sand that has different sizes of grit from powdery for dust baths to the size grit the birds eat for digestion. Since we've put in a sandbox, our birds are much hardier. Last year we released 6 one day in Novembe...
by shags
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spring Training
Replies: 11
Views: 661

Re: Spring Training

Wow! Sharp looking dog! I bet he looks as good going as he does standing his birds, a brag dog for sure.
by shags
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wirehair Pointing Griffons?
Replies: 30
Views: 1205

Re: Wirehair Pointing Griffons?

Over the past 15 years or so I've had 7 setters. Five we acquired as puppies; two were adult rescues and one of those was elderly. None of them were not what I'd call aloof, but more chill and not in-your-face demanding attention. They all enjoyed affection from just about anybody but most had a fav...
by shags
Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Tributes to the Departed
Topic: Goodbye Little Lady
Replies: 18
Views: 2378

Re: Goodbye Little Lady

Sharon,

I'm sorry to hear that Lady has passed. She, through you, contributed a lot to this forum.

Godspeed, Little Lady.
by shags
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: A wee bit of humor.
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Re: A wee bit of humor.

There was a guy who walked home along the railroad tracks from the bar. One night he got wasted and tripped and fell on the tracks. An oncoming train hit him and whacked off his left ear, his left arm. and his left left leg. But someone called 911 and the EMTs came quickly. so the guy was all right.
by shags
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog Being a Baby
Replies: 38
Views: 1715

Re: Dog Being a Baby

I don't think it's necessarily wrong to leave a young pup with a trainer. It has its advantages and I see it done frequently and have done so myself. Now, the pups aren't with the trainers to be broke and finished, or to be FFed, or anything major or stressful. But a little obedience, some time on a...
by shags
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Another strange behavior on point
Replies: 19
Views: 814

Re: Another strange behavior on point

I looked at FB in your sig. Is that your pup, the little tricolor? I see that in your photos you have her sitting for her retrieving drills. Maybe she sits around birds because in her mind, anticipation = sit. Sit to wait for the retrieve, sit to wait for that bird to go. It's what I'd call a defaul...
by shags
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Puppy Update + Question
Replies: 3
Views: 390

Re: Puppy Update + Question

Try thinking in terms of developing your dog rather than breaking her. Or, the way a kid learns to read by starting out with "See Spot. See Spot run" and then over time moves up to War and Peace. You'll have a plan, and the plan will will steps but it has no firm dates. Some dogs move along quickly ...
by shags
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog Being a Baby
Replies: 38
Views: 1715

Re: Dog Being a Baby

That's annoying behavior but your trainer can work through it. Dog wants to act like a screaming marlin on the end of a line? Fine, stand there until ge's done throwing his tantrum amd move on. Dog doesn't want to walk on a lead. OK, then he can go for a nice drag on a lead. Dog doesn't have to like...
by shags
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Stubborn pup
Replies: 26
Views: 1118

Re: Stubborn pup

Contact these folks, Lone Star GSP Club. Good chance someone will get you going in the right direction

http://www.lsgspc.com/contact-us.html
by shags
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pedigree ?s
Replies: 9
Views: 647

Re: Pedigree ?s

Prefixes FC Field Champion AFC Amateur Field Champion, CH bench ( show) champion, NFC National Field Champion (this trial is only open to a particular breed, like only GSPs, or Brittanies, etc) NAFC would be the amateur version of that Suffixes JH Junior Hunter, SH Senior Hunter, MH Master Hunter ( ...
by shags
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Never buy a border collie...
Replies: 4
Views: 572

Re: Never buy a border collie...

Come by, Featherfinder!

That'll do....
by shags
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: Training
Topic: wanting to jump in on birds
Replies: 9
Views: 527

Re: wanting to jump in on birds

Setterpoint, As your dog is 15 - 16 months old, I'm gonna confirm my diagnosis of Derbyitis as mentioned without naming above. It's a very common disease in young dogs and it even affects older dogs in some circumstances. I see this all the time in competitions and hunt tests. Most of my own dogs ha...
by shags
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Dog's Gettin a Little Uppity
Replies: 5
Views: 506

Re: My Dog's Gettin a Little Uppity

Yowza! That is gorgeous!
by shags
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: wanting to jump in on birds
Replies: 9
Views: 527

Re: wanting to jump in on birds

Well, if my young dog let me get in front and flush, I'd let him stand there while I went in front and flushed. But if my dog was flushing on his own, I wouldn't take him out without a cc or something to restrain him, whoa or whatever. Why ingrain behavior you'll need to change later? This from my e...
by shags
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Strange behaviour on point
Replies: 38
Views: 1697

Re: Strange behaviour on point

She's pushing birds because you aren't showing her or helping her to maintain point. She's blinking birds because she's afraid of getting a correction for doing something she doesn't know an alternative behavior for. She doesn't know she's supposed to maintain point, and gets corrected for doing the...
by shags
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bell or no bell?
Replies: 38
Views: 1818

Re: Bell or no bell?

3S...shoot, shovel, shut up.
by shags
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: You gotta love this. :)
Replies: 6
Views: 555

Re: You gotta love this. :)

Nice catch, Sharon. :P
by shags
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: GPS advice
Replies: 5
Views: 638

Re: gsp advice

No advice on brand, but understand if you need to send your combo unit in for repair for one or other of the features, you're left with nothing until you get it back. With separate units, you have at least one to work with in that event.
by shags
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Registration Name
Replies: 1
Views: 358

Re: Registration Name

Just depends. Call the breeder and ask if they have a preference. Some like their kennel name included but don't demand it, others reserve it for their own dogs, others say it's optional. As far as sequence, I've seen it done all kinds of ways..."Ownerskennelname Wonderdog of Breederskennelname, Bre...
by shags
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: We could all use a Laugh
Replies: 14
Views: 916

Re: We could all use a Laugh

what fun!
by shags
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 20
Views: 1457

Re: COVID19

Back in the day when kids had to stay home from school for whatever reason, teachers would send home textbooks, workbooks, and worksheets so the kid wouldn't fall behind. Low tech but available to everyone. I remember my kids scrambling to complete the week's work quickly so they could watch cartoon...
by shags
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 20
Views: 1457

Re: COVID19

I'm the Queen of What-if and have perfected the art of whipping myself up :D but it helps to remember that we have 327.2 million people who haven't died of of this thing. And there are worse things in life than missing a few dog events. My parents' generation was called to fight a world war, and man...
by shags
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 20
Views: 1457

Re: COVID19

Yesterday I got an email from a club begging for entries for their hunt test this weekend. My state's DNR has cancelled all trials on state grounds, and the coverdog site lists a bunch of other cancelled trials. Better safe than sorry, especially considering the age bracket of many of the folks atte...
by shags
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hello
Replies: 9
Views: 1461

Re: Hello

Welcome, and glad you jumped in.
by shags
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Commands for multiple dogs
Replies: 27
Views: 4589

Re: Commands for multiple dogs

My experience is pretty much an echo of CJ's. When I have to get after one dog in the field, the other one sometimes will seem confused and stand there with a "Wut?" look on his face. I turn to face him and release him with "OK Bud" and he goes on his way. You get those times when you call one and e...
by shags
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Emergency Vet Trip
Replies: 17
Views: 2491

Re: Emergency Vet Trip

Sorry, no idea what your pup might have got into, but We had a JRT that got into Golden Malrin and it caused a very long seizure ( over an hour) so I understand your distress. Is there a possibility the pup was having some sort of seizure? One thing my vet asks when dogs suddenly go off like that, i...
by shags
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Behavior
Replies: 6
Views: 1065

Re: Behavior

I'd start by ditching the harness and replacing it with a prong collar, chain slip collar, or a wonder lead. A collar or WL lets you give a good swift correction while simultaneously moving his face toward you. IME, harnesses can contribute to some bad behavior in more dominant dogs because the dogs...
by shags
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: "Roading" tips- bike or treadmill?
Replies: 17
Views: 2999

Re: "Roading" tips- bike or treadmill?

My granddaughter came by today with her big high energy hound X herdingsomethingorother today, and they ran him on lead off the fourwheeler for about a half hour. Later she sent a pic of the dog zonked out on the sofa. So seems like a nice bike run might do the trick for you :D
by shags
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: "Roading" tips- bike or treadmill?
Replies: 17
Views: 2999

Re: "Roading" tips- bike or treadmill?

Check out sites like this https://www.thedogoutdoors.com/dog-bicy ... ories.html For biking on pavement, you might have to watch the dog's pads.

Treadmill works for letting go of energy. I wouldn't use one as my only conditioning program, but I'd consider it a sort of cross-training.
by shags
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady then not
Replies: 41
Views: 5320

Re: Steady then not

Yep, it is an opportunity to learn because we have to focus on what makes or breaks a performance. I don't know how many times I've thought "Wow, now that was a good move!" Or "Yikes,remind me to never do that". It's also interesting to see how different methods of training - or lack of training - p...
by shags
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady then not
Replies: 41
Views: 5320

Re: Steady then not

LOL, reading and/or responding to posts is optional

Fulfilling judging contracts isn't :mrgreen:
by shags
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady then not
Replies: 41
Views: 5320

Re: Steady then not

Novices following along should not be mislead into thinking this is an either or proposition. With proper balance it is very possible to have a dog with great search, run and effectiveness while also having a dog which is swiftly and consistently responsive in heeding its Handler's commands. FF des...