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by romeo212000
Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:35 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Hind leg weakness after giving birth
Replies: 1
Views: 722

Re: Hind leg weakness after giving birth

Talked to the vet. He thinks she got a little dehydrated from feeding so much. Got her in the house, cooled her down, and got some extra fluids in her and she's doing fine this morning.
by romeo212000
Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Hind leg weakness after giving birth
Replies: 1
Views: 722

Hind leg weakness after giving birth

I'll be putting a call into the vet ASAP tomorrow, but thought I'd see if you guys had any thoughts about this as well. My 4 year old female just had her first litter yesterday the 23rd. She did great and had six healthy puppies and has done well nursing them. However, my wife noticed today that she...
by romeo212000
Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Female GSP Squatting to pee often
Replies: 24
Views: 4660

Re: Female GSP Squatting to pee often

Have her checked. Could be uti or even bladder stones.
by romeo212000
Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hard mouth as as a hunting dog and trial dog.
Replies: 18
Views: 3429

Re: Hard mouth as as a hunting dog and trial dog.

MNspanielguy wrote:Fix the dog after you fix the problem. Why pass it on?
Sometimes it's a learned problem.
by romeo212000
Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hard mouth as as a hunting dog and trial dog.
Replies: 18
Views: 3429

Re: Hard mouth as as a hunting dog and trial dog.

ACooper wrote:
romeo212000 wrote:but its also something that can be fixed with FF.
Sometimes
True. Sometimes when it's learned so much even FF might not do it. That's why I suggest not letting it become a habit to begin with.
by romeo212000
Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hard mouth as as a hunting dog and trial dog.
Replies: 18
Views: 3429

Re: Hard mouth as as a hunting dog and trial dog.

Can't speak about other formats, but in nstra your dog will get cut for hard mouth. Especially if it is chomping and you're getting mush back from the dog. I won't own a dog that does that, but its also something that can be fixed with FF.
by romeo212000
Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Seller beware
Replies: 13
Views: 2319

Re: Seller beware

Seems legit.
by romeo212000
Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Setter hitting the hills (pics)
Replies: 4
Views: 629

Re: Setter hitting the hills (pics)

What a gorgeous place.
by romeo212000
Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Vet questions
Replies: 11
Views: 2195

Re: Vet questions

You need a new vet. This guy has been treating housewives Pomeranians for too long.
by romeo212000
Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BDC question??
Replies: 185
Views: 44339

Re: BDC question??

I can tell you that my dogs, know the difference between a trial and a hunting trip. RIght when I pull up, not when they are on the ground. The horses, all of the different dogs, there is a bit of an excitement in the air, much different atmosphere, and I think that they recognize that. Some may th...
by romeo212000
Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BDC question??
Replies: 185
Views: 44339

Re: BDC question??

Don't you think that dogs know the difference between a trial and hunting? I don't disagree, but that's not what a horseback trial showcases. A horseback trial showcases those inherent qualities that are the underlying backbone of a high class pointing dog. The willingness to get out and search for...
by romeo212000
Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BDC question??
Replies: 185
Views: 44339

Re: BDC question??

V-John wrote:
romeo212000 wrote:
My point is your average foot hunter isn't looking for dogs that make 1/2 mile casts.
Don't you think that dogs know the difference between a trial and hunting?
I don't disagree, but that's not what a horseback trial showcases.
by romeo212000
Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BDC question??
Replies: 185
Views: 44339

Re: BDC question??

"bleep" Doug, you must have a good camera! Don't ya just hate hearing that? lol I think that something that is very true is that any dog that can compete in broke dog formats, can compete in formats like NSTRA. And while there are some dogs in formats like NSTRA that might, might, be able to compet...
by romeo212000
Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BDC question??
Replies: 185
Views: 44339

Re: BDC question??

I don't underestimate it at all. I ran two broke dog's in NSTRA. And it is simply another format but I would not say that is for another kind of dog, just a dog trained to a lesser standard. which is not necessarily bad. If you take an untrained dog and train it, there is a lot you can do. On the w...
by romeo212000
Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BDC question??
Replies: 185
Views: 44339

Re: BDC question??

"bleep" Doug, you must have a good camera! Don't ya just hate hearing that? lol I think that something that is very true is that any dog that can compete in broke dog formats, can compete in formats like NSTRA. And while there are some dogs in formats like NSTRA that might, might, be able to compet...
by romeo212000
Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BDC question??
Replies: 185
Views: 44339

Re: BDC question??

I could say the same friend. Problem is with all the politics and good buddy clubs in those games what kind of chance do you think an outssider will have? Haven't seen you at my neck of the woods either. You wouldn''t have the good buddy barrier to break through there so it would be a fair for you....
by romeo212000
Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BDC question??
Replies: 185
Views: 44339

Re: BDC question??

A dog that's got smarts will move on it's own. WHy would they stay and point nothing. Just what I want, to go hunting and get to the dog that is on point to have nothing there when I get there. Waist of time for a dog to be standing there pointing grass. Unfortunately Romeo you are proving nothing ...
by romeo212000
Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BDC question??
Replies: 185
Views: 44339

Re: BDC question??

They are picked up in the trials I go to if they relocate during a flushing attempt. My point is if you aren't there why would you want your dog standing there when the birds gone. Non products aren't penalized either, well sort of, but to many and your not going to win a big trial. Like I said. It...
by romeo212000
Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BDC question??
Replies: 185
Views: 44339

Re: BDC question??

I would rather a dog relocate on his own on running birds rather then continualy have non products. Relocate is good work imo and any trial I have been to doesen't penalize it so long as the handler hasn't stepped infront of the dog. That's a difference of opinion, but the idea is that the dog shou...
by romeo212000
Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BDC question??
Replies: 185
Views: 44339

Re: BDC question??

Winchey wrote:
birddog1968 wrote:The one quagmire in the nstra guidlines that gets me is "a dog must hit point hard" but yet "work scent intelligently" and creeping is greedy LOL......someone work all that out for me..... :lol:
You forgot not relocate on their own.
Oh really? What's your point of contention there?
by romeo212000
Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BDC question??
Replies: 185
Views: 44339

Re: BDC question??

The one quagmire in the nstra guidlines that gets me is "a dog must hit point hard" but yet "work scent intelligently" and creeping is greedy LOL......someone work all that out for me..... :lol: It says hitting point hard is worthy of an increased score. Not that it must. You know, where a dog is r...
by romeo212000
Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BDC question??
Replies: 185
Views: 44339

Re: BDC question??

Romeo can't you give your own opinoin with your vast wealth of knowledge? Don't you have any other knowledge besides what teh NSTRA rule book says?? I feel like the nstra rules give a pretty good example what quality dog work is. Seeing as how nstra rules and my feelings agree on what quality dog w...
by romeo212000
Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When to run pup off ATV?
Replies: 9
Views: 2475

Re: When to run pup off ATV?

Ok that makes more sense I guess quartering was a poor choice of words but I was pictureing a 3 and a half month pup driving in front of a 4wheeler there is no dirt where im at, I have done this on several I like to let the dog set the speed Fester AT that age I would gang run him with some other y...
by romeo212000
Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BDC question??
Replies: 185
Views: 44339

Re: BDC question??

I don't necessarily disagree with anything you've said and I've acknowledged that there are almost certainly some good dogs in those venues. However, if you can honestly tell me you believe that a format that makes no attempt to judge quality of work in any way is a good venue for proving quality d...
by romeo212000
Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BDC question??
Replies: 185
Views: 44339

Re: BDC question??

Does the fact that each dog has only a limited period of time to hunt, point and retrieve a number of birds lead to the handler blasting birds to mince close in ? I sort of thought it might lead to that in order to give the dog a shorter and easier retrieve ? Bill T. From what I've seen, yes that d...
by romeo212000
Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BDC question??
Replies: 185
Views: 44339

Re: BDC question??

Does the fact that each dog has only a limited period of time to hunt, point and retrieve a number of birds lead to the handler blasting birds to mince close in ? I sort of thought it might lead to that in order to give the dog a shorter and easier retrieve ? Bill T. From what I've seen, yes that d...
by romeo212000
Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BDC question??
Replies: 185
Views: 44339

Re: BDC question??

smoothbean wrote:Sorry Romeo,
I forgot with your vastknowledge you must be right. Please disregard all my previous posts.
An adequate post for someone just shown to be wrong.... Again.
by romeo212000
Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BDC question??
Replies: 185
Views: 44339

Re: BDC question??

Dogs job si to retrieve it should do it no matter what. Just sayin Yes, but some dogs retrieve better than others, and should be rewarded for it. Just like a dogs job is to point. It should do it no matter what. But some dogs do better work than others and should be rewarded for it. Just sayin. You...
by romeo212000
Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BDC question??
Replies: 185
Views: 44339

Re: BDC question??

It is unfortunate if your birds left the field. I know you said that someone saw your bird leave the field but could it have been one of those birds from before your brace that you speak of. Or maybe it looked diffferent than the others so you know without question it was your bird. I have seen it ...
by romeo212000
Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BDC question??
Replies: 185
Views: 44339

Re: BDC question??

I was a NSTRA member and don't ever remember receiving any special training before using a weapon. Judging is different than scoring.Scoring is black and white and there is a lot of opinions and politics involved in judging. Examples would be long tail is better that short tail, short hair is bette...
by romeo212000
Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BDC question??
Replies: 185
Views: 44339

Re: BDC question??

Hunt tests, field trials, NAVHDA, and NASTRA all require some sort of training before weapons are used to kill birds. There is dog work to be watched and a quality to be appreciated, a sense of fellowship among competators and an understanding that you have manners +1 Explain to me what he said tha...
by romeo212000
Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BDC question??
Replies: 185
Views: 44339

Re: BDC question??

Well on the record i didn't say that all of the dogs were horrible and not worth the food they ate. I said the dog work was horrific (see there is a difference and not the dogs fault). The dogs may be worth the food they ate because old Roy still exhists or if they had a wal mart brand it may be ac...
by romeo212000
Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BDC question??
Replies: 185
Views: 44339

Re: BDC question??

I dont run any of those venues but can see where Romeo is coming from. He made one statement about the judging and now people seem to try to twist his words and become the grammar police. In the end, if you enjoy your dogs and have fun at the events, then continue to run them. God knows we need to ...
by romeo212000
Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BDC question??
Replies: 185
Views: 44339

Re: BDC question??

I dont run any of those venues but can see where Romeo is coming from. He made one statement about the judging and now people seem to try to twist his words and become the grammar police. In the end, if you enjoy your dogs and have fun at the events, then continue to run them. God knows we need to ...
by romeo212000
Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BDC question??
Replies: 185
Views: 44339

Re: BDC question??

Nobody is making that argument about nstra and if you do, we'll you're pretty dang ignorant on the matter. There you go!!! 3 fingers pointing back at you again!!!! :wink: Again, nothing of substance and out of context. What part of "judges quality of work" do you not understand???????? What have I ...
by romeo212000
Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BDC question??
Replies: 185
Views: 44339

Re: BDC question??

What about the dogs that have been bred based on hunting ability alone? Is hunting a venue for proving quality dogs? I would have to see those dogs in action to make that determination. Still failing to see how this could possibly be taken out of context. I already explained it. If you can't compre...
by romeo212000
Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BDC question??
Replies: 185
Views: 44339

Re: BDC question??

You realize that everything you are saying about BDC (and bdc type events) many people say the same things about NSTRA correct? Again. Nstra judges and makes an attempt to differentiate quality work from shoddy work. Bdc does not. That fact cannot be refuted or disproven. Come on people. This isn't...
by romeo212000
Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BDC question??
Replies: 185
Views: 44339

Re: BDC question??

Calling a spade a spade doesn't make me close minded. It means I'm willing to call things what they are rather than worrying about stroking everybody's egos. That's like me saying i don't like your game ( NSTRA ) because the dog breaks on shot or the dog is collared once the back is established vs....
by romeo212000
Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BDC question??
Replies: 185
Views: 44339

Re: BDC question??

You realize that everything you are saying about BDC (and bdc type events) many people say the same things about NSTRA correct? Again. Nstra judges and makes an attempt to differentiate quality work from shoddy work. Bdc does not. That fact cannot be refuted or disproven. Come on people. This isn't...
by romeo212000
Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BDC question??
Replies: 185
Views: 44339

Re: BDC question??

But a title that I know tests the quality of the dog at least gives me something to go on. Depends on the qualities your looking for. Some like big run, some don't. Some want strong water work , some don't, etc. I think that's why we have all the games. Folks like what they like. Maybe it's best to...
by romeo212000
Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BDC question??
Replies: 185
Views: 44339

Re: BDC question??

What about the dogs that have been bred based on hunting ability alone? Is hunting a venue for proving quality dogs? romeo212000 wrote: I would have to see those dogs in action to make that determination. I was speaking for myself personally. I would hope that anyone would want to see dogs that are...
by romeo212000
Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BDC question??
Replies: 185
Views: 44339

Re: BDC question??

I did, you would have to see those dogs to make that determination. I didn't know you personally were a legitimate venue. What makes your assessment any more credible than any one else? I would have to see those dogs in action to make that determination. [/quote] I was speaking for myself personall...
by romeo212000
Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BDC question??
Replies: 185
Views: 44339

Re: BDC question??

I would have to see those dogs in action to make that determination. So basically your saying a dog would have to meet your standards, which happen to fall most in line with NSTRA for a hunting dog to be worthy? And a guy who has owned a hunting preserve trained and bred dogs for thirty years was a...
by romeo212000
Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BDC question??
Replies: 185
Views: 44339

Re: BDC question??

Yes, that is quite obvious to everyone, from the time someone gets there first dog and sends it out to have trained its then about 1 year till they no more than everyone else. :D Again. Deflection and nothing of substance. You never say anything to defend your knowledge. You just make wise a$$ rema...
by romeo212000
Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BDC question??
Replies: 185
Views: 44339

Re: BDC question??

You've proven through your posts on this thread that you're incapable of adding anything resembling substantial thought to this thread. Your last post being a shining example. Thanks for playing, but let the grown ups talk now. Romeo, I thought I would stay out of this but I just can't help myself ...
by romeo212000
Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BDC question??
Replies: 185
Views: 44339

Re: BDC question??

I don't necessarily disagree with anything you've said and I've acknowledged that there are almost certainly some good dogs in those venues. However, if you can honestly tell me you believe that a format that makes no attempt to judge quality of work in any way is a good venue for proving quality d...
by romeo212000
Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BDC question??
Replies: 185
Views: 44339

Re: BDC question??

So you are saying that Chasehill little Bud is a ch in coverdog, walking, sd hb, aa hb and has a lot of wild birds killed over him because he is the best trained? What about the other dogs that aren't nearly as successful that the same trainer trains and handles, does he just not train them as well...
by romeo212000
Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BDC question??
Replies: 185
Views: 44339

Re: BDC question??

You've proven through your posts on this thread that you're incapable of adding anything resembling substantial thought to this thread. Your last post being a shining example. Thanks for playing, but let the grown ups talk now.
by romeo212000
Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BDC question??
Replies: 185
Views: 44339

Re: BDC question??

nikegundog wrote: Romeo oh Romeo, your hostilely is showing again.. In over my head .......regards........ :D
Once again, if you can't bring anything better than this to the thread please feel free not to post.
by romeo212000
Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BDC question??
Replies: 185
Views: 44339

Re: BDC question??

I don't necessarily disagree with anything you've said and I've acknowledged that there are almost certainly some good dogs in those venues. However, if you can honestly tell me you believe that a format that makes no attempt to judge quality of work in any way is a good venue for proving quality d...