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by PrairieGoat
Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why hate on the Black GSP?
Replies: 77
Views: 31620

Re: Why hate on the Black GSP?

abradley0408 wrote:When I tell them he is a GSP its almost always followed up with a, Not pure bred or I hope you have papers for that dog.
Lack of education on their part. I've run into a few knuckleheads like that and I generally approach it like an opportunity to educate the uninformed about the breed.

Randy
by PrairieGoat
Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Kiddie pool
Replies: 17
Views: 4475

Re: Kiddie pool

I'm in the "don't worry about it" category. I've got two GSPs and a DD and they all treat the kiddie pool differently. One will only stand in it to cool off, one sits in it, and the other one lays in it with just his head out of the water. They all manage to cool off in their own way!

Randy
by PrairieGoat
Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: GSP coat
Replies: 9
Views: 3555

Re: GSP coat

I agree with previous posters....it is definitely variable based on each individual's genetics. I have two GSPs and they couldn't have more difference in their coats. One has a very thin coat with little/no undercoat. The benefit is that he dries almost before he gets out of the water and handles he...
by PrairieGoat
Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Puppy biting?
Replies: 14
Views: 2362

Re: Puppy biting?

I've got an 9 week old DD and I would swear he is a cross between a wolverine and a Tasmanian Devil! With past pups I always say "NO" very sternly and typically clap my hands. At times I will tap them across the top of the nose with my index finger; other times, when it is a really egregious transgr...
by PrairieGoat
Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coyotes and Dogs
Replies: 225
Views: 66609

Re: Coyotes and Dogs

I have had them in the yard and have had the dogs run them out of the fields we are hunting. I have never worried about them but after some of the stories I see I would watch out for small puppies. Ezzy This has been my experience as well. I live on ~7 acres and the pasture behind me has a coyote d...
by PrairieGoat
Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Point of the month
Replies: 7
Views: 973

Re: Point of the month

Always love a point with one foot up (even if it is a back leg)!
by PrairieGoat
Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Rattlesnake Vaccine lump
Replies: 12
Views: 3494

Re: Rattlesnake Vaccine lump

Both of my dogs get a lump as well. Golf ball sounds a little big though. Generally the lumps on my dogs are fairly noticeable. Vet told me that it wasn't a big deal and said that lightly massaging the area might help it go down a little quicker.
by PrairieGoat
Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Beer?
Replies: 185
Views: 47997

Re: Beer?

Ahhhh, man....now I'm going to have to move to MN with the rest of the Alaska Amber Ale drinkers!!! :D Started drinking it on our annual pilgrimage to Kodiak fishing for silvers. I'm not sure whether I kept going back for the salmon fishing, the Amber, or the fried halibut chunks! Thank goodness the...
by PrairieGoat
Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dog food choice
Replies: 13
Views: 2659

Re: Dog food choice

WillieELk78GSP wrote:pup has been acting more hyper than drops like a rock when she is worn out, not sure if that's a good thing? Thanks everyone for your input!!
I would be worried if she wasn't doing this! Puppies (much like grandkids) typically only have two speeds......a blur and asleep.
by PrairieGoat
Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Random Question(s)
Replies: 15
Views: 3140

Re: Random Question(s)

I've always free-fed my dogs. They eat as much as they need throughout the day (of course leaving plenty of room for mooching people food!). Has worked well for me.
by PrairieGoat
Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: food,food,food,......
Replies: 98
Views: 16293

Re: food,food,food,......

After 2 posts in this thread, I thought maybe I should at least answer the original poster! :wink: The top 3 foods I might list might not be the best for your particular pup, but here's how I would suggest you approach the problem. 1st decide whether or not you want to go grain-free or not. There is...
by PrairieGoat
Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: food,food,food,......
Replies: 98
Views: 16293

Re: food,food,food,......

Angus....excellent post. We all feed different foods for different reasons, but as you said...it is based on our personal opinions and until some unbiased source can provide significant quantitative evidence (food x makes dogs live 2 years longer than average or increases some important performance ...
by PrairieGoat
Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Potty training, please help
Replies: 18
Views: 6490

Re: Potty training, please help

Crate,crate, crate, I have found it is hard for them to pee on the rug when they are in their crate. Everytime the pup is taken out of the crate it goes outside and is walked on a leash till it goes. Then and only then does it go back inside to play with you. Once you are through playing with the p...
by PrairieGoat
Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pup Doing Great
Replies: 10
Views: 1261

Re: Pup Doing Great

The one with her on your back is hilarious! Cute pup....
by PrairieGoat
Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: food,food,food,......
Replies: 98
Views: 16293

Re: food,food,food,......

Ezzy, Have you considered taking a moratorium on food related posts? Folks may like to have a discussion that doesn't turn into an argument with you. Chris No I hadn't thought of it but maybe we should just do away with the health and nutrition forum as it seems I am answering most of the serious q...
by PrairieGoat
Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Im back :o)
Replies: 6
Views: 924

Re: Im back :o)

A 20 gauge is a great all-around gun and will work perfectly for dove and quail. I shoot both with a 20, as well as grouse and pheasant. If you will be just gunning for dove and quail, and don't mind the added cost of shells, a 28 gauge is a hoot as well.
by PrairieGoat
Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: fence height
Replies: 15
Views: 3055

Re: fence height

I have a 4 foot fence and once the pup was six months we ran a hotwire around the fence about a foot off the ground, after a while you just shut it off. This is great advice...it will teach them early on to never challenge a fence. I typically run two wires about a foot apart in the pen....never ha...
by PrairieGoat
Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:28 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Opinion poll!
Replies: 8
Views: 3223

Re: Opinion poll!

I typically only hunt wild pheasant with family and very close friends whose safety habits around my dogs meet or exceed my own. Due to pheasants ability to fall out of the sky stone-cold dead and then run off, I decided early on that I wouldn't train my dogs to be steady other than "to wing". I wan...
by PrairieGoat
Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:12 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: heartworm prevention
Replies: 62
Views: 12126

Re: heartworm prevention

So, do the DIY ivermectin users have your dogs annually tested for heartworm infection? Yes, I have mine tested yearly. Have always come back negative. I dose at a lower rate than most...about 0.05cc for my dogs (55-60 lbs). I don't worry about its effect, or lack thereof, on intestinal worms. I us...
by PrairieGoat
Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tapatalk Beta is live.
Replies: 25
Views: 3569

Re: Tapatalk Beta is live.

Cool.....thanks!!! Should increase my opportunities to login a little more than once in a great while.
by PrairieGoat
Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:57 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Scaled Quail Southern Colorado
Replies: 2
Views: 624

Re: Scaled Quail Southern Colorado

I suspect that the scaley numbers are down a bit in SE CO due to the drought, but I went out anyway two weekends ago. Kicked around Pueblo Res quite a bit thinking that maybe they might have gotten a little more moisture than most places. Turned out to be just a bunch of good walks......no quail see...
by PrairieGoat
Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gunther's morning Quail walk
Replies: 15
Views: 2589

Re: Gunther's morning Quail walk

That last picture looks just like mine pointing through the curtains......only it's not dove/quail, it's rabbits/ground squirrels!!! These guys only have two modes.....sleep and prey detection!
by PrairieGoat
Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: gotta change hunting trip plans need help
Replies: 13
Views: 2270

Re: gotta change hunting trip plans need help

:lol: :lol: :lol: Yup....those roads can get downright nasty when the snow melts. I was hunting around Hayes last year and put my wife's new SUV in the ditch on such a day.....with her in it!!! Almost didn't live to tell the tale! Was able to drive it out, but it took about $25 worth of quarters at ...
by PrairieGoat
Thu May 26, 2011 6:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Style Question... For Everyone
Replies: 148
Views: 24226

Re: Style Question... For Everyone

I do not trial, therefore my stance on style is any way my dog points! I understand some people must have 12oclock tail, but I simply love a solid intense point no matter where the dogs tail is!! That imo, and understand everyone does not agree! Being a hunter first and foremost....I have to agree ...
by PrairieGoat
Sun May 22, 2011 7:15 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: To neuter or not to neuter?
Replies: 19
Views: 3162

Re: To neuter or not to neuter?

Just be responsible if you don't neuter - it's a personal decision - but you can't be cavalier about it either - your dog should never be provided the opportunity to have a "whoops" litter. It sounds all cutesy when people say "accidental" or "whoops" litters - but in reality it should be "I was ho...
by PrairieGoat
Sun May 22, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Moving to Colorado
Replies: 8
Views: 917

Re: Moving to Colorado

isonychia wrote:How important is snake avoidance training in this area? Does Grand Junction have any resources for this or any workshops?
Don't know much about the availability of snake avoidance clinics in GJ, but anywhere in CO below 10,000' should be treated as potential rattlesnake habitat.
by PrairieGoat
Sun May 22, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Moving to Colorado
Replies: 8
Views: 917

Re: Moving to Colorado

don't know much about that area of co. But west of there in Utah you can get into some decent blue and ruff grouse. also some parts of so. ut you can get into some quail. probably north of there, near wy, you could get into some sage grouse. there is a sage grouse draw area in utah not far from 70....
by PrairieGoat
Sat May 21, 2011 9:31 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Colorado Grouse
Replies: 21
Views: 5465

Re: Colorado Grouse

I will be in the Gunnison/Crested Butte area and should be able to hunt blue and sage grouse. You may have the opportunity to hunt blue grouse but the sage grouse in that area, the Gunnison sage grouse is a candidate for listing under the Endangered Species Act. I doubt they will be having a season...
by PrairieGoat
Sat May 21, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My New Setter Pup
Replies: 8
Views: 791

Re: My New Setter Pup

That is a nice looking point! My dad has always had an ES or two.....great dogs.....and to me the quintessential bird dog.
by PrairieGoat
Sat May 21, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tri color gsp "fad"...
Replies: 69
Views: 13072

Re: Tri color gsp "fad"...

Probably from all that EP crossbreeding!!! :twisted:
by PrairieGoat
Sat May 21, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: To neuter or not to neuter?
Replies: 19
Views: 3162

Re: To neuter or not to neuter?

Of course if the dog is an excellent example of the breed and you can't get his genetics anywhere else, then maybe you want to keep him intact. I bet that isn't the case with most dogs. This is in fact what I have been thinking about. I got a dog from an excellent line. If it were a female, I would...
by PrairieGoat
Sat May 21, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: To neuter or not to neuter?
Replies: 19
Views: 3162

Re: To neuter or not to neuter?

I'm new to owning sporting breed, and was wondering if I should neuter my CBR as well. I do work at an animal shelter, so I see a lot of unwanted dogs of all breeds and mixes. Many are from backyard and unwanted breeding. Many stray dogs that I pick up are unaltered males looking for a mate, and by...
by PrairieGoat
Sat May 21, 2011 8:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Moving to Colorado
Replies: 8
Views: 917

Re: Moving to Colorado

I'd be careful about mentioning grey wolves in that part of CO, mostly big ranch country!!! :P
by PrairieGoat
Mon May 16, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: JERSEY GETS 110/112 ON HER NATURAL ABILITIES
Replies: 12
Views: 1432

Re: JERSEY GETS 110/112 ON HER NATURAL ABILITIES

Congrats.....great job on the training!
by PrairieGoat
Fri May 13, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Invisible Fence Layout Help / Recommendations 300 acre farm
Replies: 19
Views: 5172

Re: Invisible Fence Layout Help / Recommendations 300 acre farm

I used to have the horse fence all around the place, I put a hot wire on the top, one hit of that them dogs never jumped it again. Glad you reminded me.....I always run two strands of electric fence wire on the inside of all fences (one about 1 foot off the ground, the other about 1 1/2 feet above ...
by PrairieGoat
Thu May 12, 2011 5:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NAVHDA GOES ABOVE AND BEYOND..
Replies: 9
Views: 2028

Re: NAVHDA GOES ABOVE AND BEYOND..

I've been involved with a couple of NAVHDA chapters (Rocky Mtn and Frontier Chapters) and I wholeheartedly agree......not a bad apple in the bunch!!! Without exception every single person has been great (to include the judges).....and seem genuinely interesting in helping you get the most out of you...
by PrairieGoat
Thu May 12, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shorthair Question.....
Replies: 24
Views: 5140

Re: Shorthair Question.....

I've got two intact male GSPs....never had a problem with them. The older one is clearly the alpha, but it wasn't established through fighting (I don't tolerate it) but more passive posturing and an occassional "nonviolent" snap while the other was young.
by PrairieGoat
Thu May 12, 2011 5:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Invisible Fence Layout Help / Recommendations 300 acre farm
Replies: 19
Views: 5172

Re: Invisible Fence Layout Help / Recommendations 300 acre farm

I agree totally with the other posters regarding the invisible fence.....asking for trouble from many perspectives. Would also take a look at "field fence"; it is generally a bit cheaper than the "no climb horse fence" and just as good at keeping dogs in. Would also not let them roam off leash unles...
by PrairieGoat
Thu May 12, 2011 5:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NAVHDA SENT ME PICS OF JERSEY...(4months)
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Re: NAVHDA SENT ME PICS OF JERSEY...(4months)

Looks like she is doing great.....at 4 months you can't ask for much more!!!
by PrairieGoat
Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:39 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Hematoma
Replies: 11
Views: 1947

Re: Hematoma

We tried the peanut butter but found most dogs would just lick it off and leave the pill. Never tried it inside a piece of sandwich though - that might work well. Try it in a quarter of a peanut butter sandwich sometime.....I've never had a dog that didn't chomp it once or twice and then down the h...
by PrairieGoat
Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:20 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Hematoma
Replies: 11
Views: 1947

Re: Hematoma

I've haven't found anything dogs won't take if I coat it liberally in peanut butter...if your dog will eat food at all, I bet it will take them hidden in a small peanut butter sandwich....never met a dog, mouse, rat, chipmunk, groundsquirrel, or whatever that didn't like peanut butter (all but the f...
by PrairieGoat
Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: I PHONE
Replies: 12
Views: 3989

Re: I PHONE

Favorites: RadarScope <-- Great radar application Weatherbug <-- Good for checking weather (temp, wind, etc) closeby CraigsPro+ <-- Great application for checking Craigslist PetMD Finder <-- For locating vets nearby RedLaser <-- Price checking utility (scans UPC codes) Pandora <-- Internet radio 5-0...
by PrairieGoat
Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:27 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: allergic reaction to vaccination
Replies: 28
Views: 3955

Re: allergic reaction to vaccination

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/bordatella-vaccination-dogs/ Article seems rather low on scientific data and high on talking points. Certainly not something I would base a vaccination regimine on...and I would want to see some clinical data before I even believed it credible enough to bring it...
by PrairieGoat
Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: allergic reaction to vaccination
Replies: 28
Views: 3955

Re: allergic reaction to vaccination

Bordetella is given right before boarding a dog. It doesn't last for more than a few months. This wasn't required either. There are two types of bordetella vaccine....one injectible (labeled for 1 year) and one nasal (labeled for 6 months). Dogs can get bordetella anytime they contact other dogs th...
by PrairieGoat
Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: JERSEY TRAINING AT GOLD CREEK FARMS (NAVHDA)
Replies: 11
Views: 1311

Re: JERSEY TRAINING AT GOLD CREEK FARMS (NAVHDA)

Sounds like she is doing great!!! Those other three GSPs have been in the water too long.....they faded! :lol:
by PrairieGoat
Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I was wowed today but not in a good way
Replies: 15
Views: 2326

Re: I was wowed today but not in a good way

Never had a breeder yell at me cause I had a black shorthair and bred him.... Hmmmmm......if I remember my "Shorthair History" lessons, the black (schwarz) DKs were just as much a part of the German Studbook (Zuchtbuch) as the brown (braun) DKs post introduction of the Arkwright Pointers. I believe...
by PrairieGoat
Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New GSP pup. Webbed feet but no evidence of an undercoat.
Replies: 28
Views: 5326

Re: New GSP pup. Webbed feet but no evidence of an undercoat.

I have one GSP with no undercoat to speak of and one that does have a decent undercoat. Given my experience, hunting types and style, the thicker coat is more desireable.....not so much for cold weather or water work, but for durability.....less cuts and abrasions...
by PrairieGoat
Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog passing gas ? LOL
Replies: 23
Views: 8420

Re: Dog passing gas ? LOL

I also would try some different foods.....1.5 cups doesn't sound like enough to be causing the problem. One of my dogs gets very gaseous with certain foods (TOTW being one of them). May have something to do with quantity, but since they both have been free-fed since they were pups I suspect they eat...
by PrairieGoat
Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Diesel trucks? What's your MPG?
Replies: 22
Views: 4968

Re: Diesel trucks? What's your MPG?

Ive got a duramax, get 18-20 urban highway, open road for long trips that can climb as high as 22-23 as it did on a 11 hour trip. pulling my 12,000 lb Travel trailer i get around 11-12. Head winds can eat into that some. Same here. Yup....matches what I get w/ a 2003 Duramax. Also the nice thing ab...
by PrairieGoat
Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Any good?
Replies: 6
Views: 784

Re: Any good?

I liked the George Hickox DVDs.....his methods made a lot of sense to me, and seem to work well....