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by smoothbean
Fri May 06, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Perfect Pedigrees
Replies: 15
Views: 4230

Re: Perfect Pedigrees

I guess it still isn't working right?
I tried to remove, edit and create pedigrees and couldn't do any.
by smoothbean
Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Pigeon Racing
Replies: 42
Views: 11481

Re: Pigeon Racing

Where is your club based out of. I am interested in these races and also adding some nice stock to my lofts.
by smoothbean
Wed Jun 10, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gun dog organizations
Replies: 14
Views: 2829

Re: Gun dog organizations

Hadn't thought about the no labs in NSTRA was just thinking about titles showing on paperwork.
by smoothbean
Wed Jun 10, 2015 5:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: PerfectPedigrees.com Off Line?
Replies: 19
Views: 4013

Re: PerfectPedigrees.com Off Line?

Anyone have any luck? I don't suppose there is anyway to retrieve pedigrees we had on the sight?
by smoothbean
Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gun dog organizations
Replies: 14
Views: 2829

Re: Gun dog organizations

Also don't forget UFTA and NSTRA championships are recognized by the UKC. Therefore those championships will show on papers/pedigrees.
by smoothbean
Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gun dog organizations
Replies: 14
Views: 2829

Re: Gun dog organizations

In UFTA if they point they can run in the pointing division. Not many in that division most of the lab guys run in the flushing division
by smoothbean
Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP not as advertised
Replies: 66
Views: 16481

Re: GSP not as advertised

I am not wanting to get in to the pros and con or is it the right thing to do or not. But, without discussing it with the breeder before hand how many would think the breeder would even think about taking the dog back after being altered. It doesn't sound like there would have been a chance of him t...
by smoothbean
Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: at what point to consider stitches
Replies: 7
Views: 3201

Re: at what point to consider stitches

Just go buy some Vetericyn and spray it 2 or 3 times a day.
by smoothbean
Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tests & Competition
Replies: 50
Views: 16560

Re: Tests & Competition

What a great thread!!! I have not done any tests but do compete in tournament format trials. I do think getting out and doing something with your dog is the main thing. I personally don't think that a test is competing. There are lots of valid points here I think that those that say A game creates a...
by smoothbean
Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hunting & feeding
Replies: 15
Views: 3604

Re: Hunting & feeding

I feed twice a day. Never had any issues. My experience is that dogs do better on multiple smaller meals. Digestion seems better and easier maintain weight. I even had a dog that I fed three times a day. It was a dog that was very hard to keep weight on. I too water down my feed when running hard bu...
by smoothbean
Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Competitive Event Compilation
Replies: 5
Views: 1255

Re: Competitive Event Compilation

Where are you from?
I also have GSP's.
I compete in UFTA trials, BDC and BHU trials. I have also done Ultimate Air Dog Dock Jumping. I would like to compete in some shed hunting competitions but don't have any close to me. I have been thinking of hosting one myself to get it started in my area.
by smoothbean
Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Neutering a 2.5 yr old lab
Replies: 38
Views: 7002

Re: Neutering a 2.5 yr old lab

I have both intact and neutered males and don't have a strong opinion either way. My opinion is it really depends on the male. Some are much easier to deal with when neutered than others. I have also had intact males that are not bad at all about some of the male behaviors. Neutering has not affecte...
by smoothbean
Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Loyall Adult Maintenance Dog Food
Replies: 9
Views: 2563

Re: Loyall Adult Maintenance Dog Food

I am feeding Active Adult through the summer. Last winter I fed the High Performance and the dogs did great on it. Here is a great way to get Loyall coupons. Just go to the following web address http://www.nutrenaworld.com/nutrena/loyallreferral/ The 5 digit code you need to enter is 30113 Feel free...
by smoothbean
Fri May 30, 2014 6:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: http://www.perfectpedigrees.com/ Domain has Expired
Replies: 7
Views: 1244

Re: http://www.perfectpedigrees.com/ Domain has Expired

I hope it is up and running again soon.
by smoothbean
Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: UFTA trial Plainville, IL
Replies: 0
Views: 534

UFTA trial Plainville, IL

There will be a UFTA trial April 12 and 13 near Plainville, IL. There will be open and amateur pointing as well as open flushing divisions. Discounted rate at the Quincy Inn and Suites, $59 plus tax. Also April 11 is the Quail Forever Golden Triangle Chapter banquet. Last years event was the largest...
by smoothbean
Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog in Range Rover commercial
Replies: 11
Views: 3338

Dog in Range Rover commercial

Anybody know what breed of dog is on the 2014 Land Rover Evoque commercial??
by smoothbean
Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:46 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Food amount
Replies: 21
Views: 6174

Re: Food amount

Don't forget to factor in if he lives outside and the climate this time of year (especially this year). If you are in the north he is needing many more calories to burn just to keep warm.
by smoothbean
Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alabama Bird Hunters?
Replies: 12
Views: 3513

Re: Alabama Bird Hunters?

You should come to the Doublehead Resort near Town Creek, Alabama and check out the UFTA National Finals. We will be holding the event Feb. 15th through Feb. 22nd. We have pointing and flushing divisions. We have 188 Amateur Pointing and 278 Open Pointing entries. We also have Pointing Doubles, Fush...
by smoothbean
Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sportdog S400 problems
Replies: 7
Views: 1588

Re: Sportdog S400 problems

I have had a beeper go bad on a discontinued SportDog collar, they tracked one down and sent it to me no charge. I also had an old beeper that had been out of warranty for a long time, they gave me a great deal on a new one and I sent them the old one. I would call them and see what they can do!
by smoothbean
Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sportdog S400 problems
Replies: 7
Views: 1588

Re: Sportdog S400 problems

I have had a beeper go bad on a discontinued SportDog collar, they tracked one down and sent it to me no charge. I also had an old beeper that had been out of warranty for a long time, they gave me a great deal on a new one and I sent them the old one. I would call them and see what they can do!
by smoothbean
Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sportdog S400 problems
Replies: 7
Views: 1588

Re: Sportdog S400 problems

SportDog has fantastic customer service. You should give them a call.
by smoothbean
Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Shaking off the e-collar
Replies: 12
Views: 4108

Re: Shaking off the e-collar

I had an English Pointer that would run through collars when he really wanted to. Of course everyone to try their brand of collar. I borrowed several to use with the same results. I did have friend that was short a dog so I let him use this pointer for a season. He also had the same issue. Finally g...
by smoothbean
Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pedigree Question
Replies: 4
Views: 499

Re: Pedigree Question

Can you post it on here. You might get more folks that can tell you about different dogs etc.
by smoothbean
Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dog crapping while hunting?
Replies: 36
Views: 9075

Re: Dog crapping while hunting?

You didn't say if the dog was male or female?

Some dogs will mark this way as well.
by smoothbean
Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: realtree 30/25
Replies: 10
Views: 4968

Re: realtree 30/25

How is it priced compared to Loyall Professional?

Who carries it/ is it hard to find?

Keep us posted on how it works.
by smoothbean
Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: field trial question
Replies: 33
Views: 11507

Re: field trial question

I got it confirmed. You can dual register with the UKC.

We have a member in Southern IL. that has some red setters.

Hope to meet you at one of our trials sometime.
by smoothbean
Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: field trial question
Replies: 33
Views: 11507

Re: field trial question

Sorry for the delayed response BigJake. I am pretty sure the UKC will recognize the FDSB and you can dual register with them. I tried to find it on their website but must have missed it. I did send my contact at the UKC an email and am waiting to hear back from him.
by smoothbean
Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: field trial question
Replies: 33
Views: 11507

Re: field trial question

I would recommend UFTA ( http://www.ufta-online.com/ ). This was my intro to field trials. Just being a hunter myself and due to a relocation I was needing to get my bird dog fix some how. There is no bias on dog breed and style. All you need is a bird dog and a gun. The UFTA is in with the UKC as w...
by smoothbean
Sun Nov 24, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Quail Forever Birddog Challenge ?
Replies: 3
Views: 525

Quail Forever Birddog Challenge ?

Anyone know anything about the Quail Forever Birddog Challenge? Is this just a fun competition that each chapter puts on itself? Do they have a set of rules for this or is it up to the chapter? Any details about these events would be helpful. I would like to get my chapter doing some events.
by smoothbean
Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: new, want to compete
Replies: 11
Views: 3309

Re: new, want to compete

Get ahold of me I am in West Central Illinois.
by smoothbean
Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: new, want to compete
Replies: 11
Views: 3309

Re: new, want to compete

Where are you located ?
If you get me your contact info I can get ahold of you and tell you about what we compete in.
If you want to, just pm me so it is not out there for everyone in the world to see.
by smoothbean
Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: What should I be feeding my 3 month old Shorthair pup
Replies: 52
Views: 12077

Re: What should I be feeding my 3 month old Shorthair pup

Why would you add oatmeal if you won't feed corn. I never did see a herd of dogs feeding in an oat field either.
by smoothbean
Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:47 am
Forum: Events
Topic: UFTA event near Quincy, IL and Hannibal, MO.
Replies: 1
Views: 730

Re: UFTA event near Quincy, IL and Hannibal, MO.

Due to requests there will be two amateur trial each day.
by smoothbean
Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:55 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: UFTA event near Quincy, IL and Hannibal, MO.
Replies: 1
Views: 730

UFTA event near Quincy, IL and Hannibal, MO.

There will be UFTA trials at Boone's Hunting Preserve near Plainville, IL Nov. 9th and 10th. There will be one Open trial and one Amateur trial each day. Scores for each day will be added together to determine the Classic (overall) Winners for the weekend in each division. Framed Certificates will b...
by smoothbean
Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog Food
Replies: 38
Views: 7053

Re: Dog Food

Loyall!!! I don't think most dogs don't need the Professional formula and Active Adult is very good. I would like to try the High Performance sometime though. Here is a way you can get three $5 coupons. Just go to: http://www.nutrenaworld.com/loyallreferral/ Fill in the information. The Code you nee...
by smoothbean
Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Other leg with a torn ACL
Replies: 26
Views: 6702

Re: Other leg with a torn ACL

Krakadawn, I am not questioning the ability of the dogs that have had torn ACL's or their ability to produce some bird finding machines I am just referring to so many people that will not breed to something for a problem as little as a crooked tooth So often we hear I would not breed something with ...
by smoothbean
Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Other leg with a torn ACL
Replies: 26
Views: 6702

Re: Other leg with a torn ACL

Would it be wise to breed to a dog that has had a torn ACL? Is this a week spot that could be passed along? Should those dogs be fixed and taken out of the breeding program?
by smoothbean
Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Question for the NSTRA folks
Replies: 9
Views: 2937

Re: Question for the NSTRA folks

I am with RoosterMom BHU is a fun trial that anyone can play. They still score dog work over time for those that don't like the time format. I have been thinking about putting one on. I am in West Central Illinois. PM me if you may be interested. We are at the edge of what they normally run but may ...
by smoothbean
Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Post dogs on Point!!!!
Replies: 738
Views: 351719

Re: Post dogs on Point!!!!

Fergie
by smoothbean
Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: hot spots help
Replies: 25
Views: 6173

Re: hot spots help

I sent a message to the Vetericyn rep that I know. She says to pull the hair back (since the spots are shaved you will get good skin contact) and saturate the spots 3 to 4 times daily. Also don't follow a soap just use the Vetericyn and let it do it's job. Of course she also said if the spots don't ...
by smoothbean
Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: hot spots help
Replies: 25
Views: 6173

Re: hot spots help

by smoothbean
Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: hot spots help
Replies: 25
Views: 6173

Re: hot spots help

You need to try Vetericyn. This stuff works great. I think the regular Wound and Skin Care formula would work but they do have one the is labeled Hot Spot. I have seen several dogs that have used the their products for different reasons with fantastic results. I know a guy that is using it on an Eng...
by smoothbean
Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:16 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Advice on a breeding situation
Replies: 36
Views: 6061

Re: Advice on a breeding situation

Last time I looked there weren't many FDSB setters and pointers on the OFA list. I'd guess most of those there are bench dogs. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Interesting point Shags. Too bad the list doesn't show the difference in percentage between show and hunting stock in the hunting...
by smoothbean
Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Direct's Rodeo Clown ??
Replies: 1
Views: 430

Direct's Rodeo Clown ??

Does anyone know anything about this dog? Pedigree or trial information?
by smoothbean
Fri May 31, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: given opportunity
Replies: 46
Views: 6096

Re: given opportunity

DonF , I don't think that was the intent of this topic. Every venue has different requirements that folks train for. Sure some are very similar but some are very different. To me that does not mean that just because a dog is doing well in one venue he could never compete in another that is a very di...
by smoothbean
Mon May 20, 2013 11:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brother/Sister GSP's available for free
Replies: 2
Views: 737

Re: Brother/Sister GSP's available for free

DO you have any information about the dogs. Pedigree, how they hunt, have they trialed, intact or fixed?
by smoothbean
Sun May 12, 2013 9:56 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Whelping question
Replies: 30
Views: 9361

Re: Whelping question

I am with you ezzy. Give them a good place to have their babies and time to adjust to it if being moved there then stay out of the way. I think it makes new mothers more nervous if you are messing with them and trying to "help". I have never monitored temps etc.. I can see if you have a mother that ...
by smoothbean
Wed May 01, 2013 5:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Conservation Bird Dog Club
Replies: 5
Views: 1411

Re: Conservation Bird Dog Club

This is a nice place I went there and ran UFTA trials a few years ago. We lived a cuple hours awy then and now live around 5 hours away. I wish we had a place like that here. You should look at holding other organizations events. I can help with UFTA if you are interested.
by smoothbean
Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 1.5 week old pigeon chicks with no
Replies: 11
Views: 2090

Re: !.5 week old pigeon chicks with no

Kaytee makes a commercial feed for hand feeding baby birds. Lots of local pet stores will carry it. You can feed it with a syringe. When I was a kid a raised a baby pigeon and I think I fed it bread soaked in milk. You may have to force the mouth open and force feed a couple times but they will get ...
by smoothbean
Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tri Tronic Influentials and Pro Hunt Club
Replies: 1
Views: 567

Tri Tronic Influentials and Pro Hunt Club

Does anybody know what the difference is between the Tri Tronics Influentials Club and the Tri Tronics Pro Hunt Club?