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by Ridge-Point
Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: orange and white and lemon and white german shorthairs
Replies: 337
Views: 67854

Re: orange and white and lemon and white german shorthairs

You could at least avoid breeding to a ee stud alot easier than a Ee. Which one is really worse? Nobody is going to complain about getting lemon colored pups out of a lemon colored dog. No one is going to waste a wad of cash and time on a breeding that turns out to be worthless.
by Ridge-Point
Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: orange and white and lemon and white german shorthairs
Replies: 337
Views: 67854

Re: orange and white and lemon and white german shorthairs

After reading the post it would seem to me that Hanshaw posted a question about a breeding and I really didn't see anywhere that he claimed to really know what was going on. All he really said was he planned on getting to the bottom of it. 99% of the speculation was coming from other sources. Even i...
by Ridge-Point
Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Boss
Replies: 13
Views: 1840

Re: Boss

He is a looker!
by Ridge-Point
Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: stud dog
Replies: 20
Views: 8126

Re: stud dog

I like to see a pup that is bold and independent with good conformation.

Your best chance to get a Stud quality pup is to keep all the males till they are a couple years old, then sell the others as started or finished dogs.
by Ridge-Point
Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Style v Efficiency, and or other arguments that divide
Replies: 506
Views: 65326

Re: Style v Efficiency, and or other arguments that divide

In my opinion a dog cannot be stylish without being efficient. Style is the cherry on top, but you don't need that cherry to eat your ice cream.
by Ridge-Point
Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Preparing for new pup...
Replies: 5
Views: 536

Re: Preparing for new pup...

1. A good quality crate and a well built outdoor kennel run.

2. A good stiff checkcord, whistle, a couple bumpers, a dummy collar, and a starter pistol.

3. Then maybe a pigeon coop or johnny house, leather pinch collar, an e-collar, and a couple bird launchers.

That would be my priority list.
by Ridge-Point
Sun Jul 17, 2011 12:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Johnny House Water Supply
Replies: 25
Views: 8296

Re: Johnny House Water Supply

I have about 4 nipples set at differant heights in mine, that way I can put young birds in there and they can still get water. I have a 5 gallon bucket that is fed by the gutter on the roof. So I only really have to check water levels in the summer time. With those nipples the birds use very little ...
by Ridge-Point
Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FEELING LIKE WE FAILED JERSEY AND HER BREEDER..(UPDATE)
Replies: 161
Views: 25757

Re: FEELING LIKE WE FAILED JERSEY AND HER BREEDER..

Ruth, I haven't talked to Brian about this yet but there might be a possibility on sending her out here till you get your new place. It would be a shame if you had to lose her. I have a few pups that will be getting thier first season on chukars this year, she'd fit right in with them. Justin Hey j...
by Ridge-Point
Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FEELING LIKE WE FAILED JERSEY AND HER BREEDER..(UPDATE)
Replies: 161
Views: 25757

Re: FEELING LIKE WE FAILED JERSEY AND HER BREEDER..

Ruth,

I haven't talked to Brian about this yet but there might be a possibility on sending her out here till you get your new place. It would be a shame if you had to lose her. I have a few pups that will be getting thier first season on chukars this year, she'd fit right in with them.

Justin
by Ridge-Point
Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: tracking collars
Replies: 4
Views: 1994

Re: tracking collars

One thing I like about the tracker collars is the battery life. They last a very long time.
by Ridge-Point
Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Who is the best GSP ever??????
Replies: 376
Views: 80247

Re: Who is the best GSP ever??????

I saw Jeff's Rusty a lot. I trained with Jeff occasionally. Did he look like he was half Pointer? Ridge-Point, Did he look half GSP? For crying out loud. Haven't you ever seen a mutt that looked like a specific breed? There have been times i've said, "that's a nice looking Golden" just to hear, "Oh...
by Ridge-Point
Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Who is the best GSP ever??????
Replies: 376
Views: 80247

Re: Who is the best GSP ever??????

Vision wrote:I saw Jeff's Rusty a lot. I trained with Jeff occasionally.
Did he look like he was half Pointer?
by Ridge-Point
Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Who is the best GSP ever??????
Replies: 376
Views: 80247

Re: Who is the best GSP ever??????

Well Joe thanks for the warning, but I am a big boy and can make a fool of myself just as well as anyone else can. First Rusty’s pedigree has very little to do with fact. Rusty started life as a very big running, powerful derby and did get bred early, unfortunately many of the pups from the first t...
by Ridge-Point
Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Who is the best GSP ever??????
Replies: 376
Views: 80247

Re: Who is the best GSP ever??????

Rusty was heavy in Danish blood. I do not think he had any EP in him. Check out the photos, his head looks just like ib's head. With a little heavier ticking he could be a twin. http://www.gspca.org/Awards/HOF/dogs/Moesgaard-Ib.jpg http://cdn.pedigreedatabase.com/german_shorthaired_pointer/pictures/...
by Ridge-Point
Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Boot time
Replies: 19
Views: 4002

Re: New Boot time

If you guys get more than a year on a pair of boots you are not walking enough. I have never got more than a year on a pair of Danners before I wear through the stiching. I sure would like to know if there is a boot out there that would hold up for everyday in the field. Birddog 307 I have always h...
by Ridge-Point
Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Price of pups to turn a profit?
Replies: 130
Views: 23690

Re: Price of pups to turn a profit?

I really cannot understand why people get so worked up about puppy prices and breeding practices. I've seen puppies sold anywhere from free to $3000, some with top bloodlines some not. As long as they went to good homes then what does it matter? If you have a quality product then charge as much or a...
by Ridge-Point
Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: messed up on "whoa"
Replies: 33
Views: 5432

Re: messed up on "whoa"

Sure seems like an awfull lot of steps just to get a dog to stand still.
by Ridge-Point
Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Field trials and breeding
Replies: 130
Views: 16483

Re: Field trials and breeding

There are too many variables in any testing or trialing format for it to be used as a sole breeding evalution tool. 30 minutes, 1 hour, 3 hours, 10 hours 6 days in a row. There are some pretty big differences in trialing and hunting, the most obvious is the time you spend afield. You would not condi...
by Ridge-Point
Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I'm in a pickle...
Replies: 49
Views: 8953

Re: I'm in a pickle...

I would just call the breeder that has your name on the list and ask what he thinks. If these guys are buddies then I am sure it's not going to be a big deal.
by Ridge-Point
Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WHAT AGE IS/WAS YOUR PUP???
Replies: 52
Views: 7831

Re: WHAT AGE IS/WAS YOUR PUP???

I like to break it down to formal and informal training. Informal training: Bird exposure, checkcord dragging, dummy e-collar, gun fire, changes of direction in the field, playing fetch, trips to the hardware store, walks in the woods, water exposure, ect.. Formal training: Whoa, here, stay, heel, k...
by Ridge-Point
Tue May 31, 2011 2:38 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What to do next??
Replies: 1
Views: 331

Re: What to do next??

I just need to work on her obedience when we're outside the yard/house (everytime I take her to the dog park all best are off due to all the birds/scents) I would try to get more control around distractions. You can throw whoa into the mix at any time. I would want better control before I force fet...
by Ridge-Point
Tue May 31, 2011 2:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Launchers
Replies: 12
Views: 2002

Re: Launchers

Never heard of them, but it sure sounds like a great idea.
by Ridge-Point
Tue May 31, 2011 2:22 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: NEED HELP WITH LAUNCHERS...
Replies: 23
Views: 3927

Re: NEED HELP WITH LAUNCHERS...

I like to let my launchers sit for a little while to build a scent cone.
by Ridge-Point
Tue May 31, 2011 2:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 49 day rule
Replies: 40
Views: 6227

Re: 49 day rule

Vision wrote:The whole key to this debate is socialization.
I agree.
by Ridge-Point
Sun May 22, 2011 8:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tri color gsp "fad"...
Replies: 69
Views: 13123

Re: Tri color gsp "fad"...

I really don't see how fad colors have any effect on the breed as a whole.
by Ridge-Point
Mon May 16, 2011 11:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: trials or wild bird hunting
Replies: 54
Views: 8160

Re: trials or wild bird hunting

Wild bird hunting, no question.
by Ridge-Point
Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chukar dogs
Replies: 43
Views: 7179

Re: Chukar dogs

One of my males has gone over a cliff before. He got up like nothing happened. It wasn't a huge drop, but probably 20-30 feet.

There are many places we hunt where the drops can be a couple hundred feet onto boulders. A broke dog is much safer out there.
by Ridge-Point
Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:53 am
Forum: Training
Topic: E-Collar With GPS???
Replies: 6
Views: 1438

Re: E-Collar With GPS???

I think the new Astro DC 40 has the ability to add an e-collar to the strap. I don't own one, but I know i read that somewhere. You can probably add a beeper as well. If you had an astro why would you want a beeper? No doubt the collars tend to stack up during the hunting season. I run 3 collars on ...
by Ridge-Point
Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady after the shot
Replies: 29
Views: 5187

Re: Steady after the shot

Multiple bird launchers is the answer. If you don't want your dog smelling the launchers then do some stop to flush work with the dog coming from upwind. If you shot your blank before you popped the launcher, you could actually get the dog to go into an intense point on gunfire.
by Ridge-Point
Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The prize
Replies: 13
Views: 2289

Re: The prize

What an impressive pup!

For chukar hunting I carry a old bicycle tube in my vest with some athletic tape. If my dogs feet start to get worn out I cut a piece of rubber off, fold it over the front of the paw, and tape it on. Works great and is cheap, don't have to worry about losing one.
by Ridge-Point
Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: For the Chukar hunter...
Replies: 2
Views: 417

Re: For the Chukar hunter...

Great article. I love this part: An efficient gait is directly related to stamina, and it’s easy to see why, if you leave a dog on the ground long enough. This is one area where I don’t think most field trials provide a sufficient test. In my experience, one hour, even with a strong finish in front ...
by Ridge-Point
Wed Dec 29, 2010 12:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: bark collar
Replies: 21
Views: 3209

Re: bark collar

I guess most people are content to ignore a behavior of there dog as long as the e-collar can stop it. If the e-collar stops the behavior then how was it ignored? A well timed correction will cause the dog to associate barking with pain. Are you trying to say remove the cause of the barking rather ...
by Ridge-Point
Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog Fights
Replies: 77
Views: 10605

Re: Dog Fights

The original post is about two young dogs, not kennel mates, that don't get along with each other, unless an older dog is present. Now we have kennel mates killing each other and kids getting chewed up? Just because these dogs fight each other doesn't appear to mean they will fight other dogs. It d...
by Ridge-Point
Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:39 am
Forum: Forum News & Announcements
Topic: GDF CONTEST: CONGRATS: Ricky Ticky Shorthairs
Replies: 200
Views: 151854

Re: GDF CONTEST: Reply ONLY ONCE to Enter

Count me in as well.
by Ridge-Point
Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Our Newest addition
Replies: 15
Views: 2504

Re: Our Newest addition

Thanks everyone GB here is her pedigree http://www.perfectpedigrees.com/4genview.php?id=3209 The stud has been used by No Mars Kennel in the past .. Its a Heavy German background with a little Hustler blood thrown in .. I had the pleasure of meeting both Sire and Dam of this litter. I never got to ...
by Ridge-Point
Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Need some info finding a breeder.......
Replies: 18
Views: 3235

Re: Need some info finding a breeder.......

If it was up to me they could be green, but my wife saw a buddies black and whit dog and said that what our next one would be. i just want the best bred dog I can get my hands on. My first and formost concern is to get a hunting dog that will cover some ground, i would like a dog that will get out ...
by Ridge-Point
Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Blasted Puppies
Replies: 13
Views: 2541

Re: Blasted Puppies

She is about 99% w/ here when on the check cord and as soon as I let her loose, she goes nuts and flat out loses her mind. Get her to 100% before you take it off. You need to set her up for failure when you have control so you can correct the mistake. When you do take it off, make the rope shorter ...
by Ridge-Point
Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Advice- Boots
Replies: 22
Views: 6722

Re: Advice- Boots

The pronghorns are a nice boot, but they are no where near as durable as the US made stitch down models. If you keep them greased, you can put 2 or 3 soles on the nicer boot. The extra $100 is well worth it in my opinion. Which boots are you talking about? I like a boot that I can replace the sole ...
by Ridge-Point
Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:55 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Advice- Boots
Replies: 22
Views: 6722

Re: Advice- Boots

The pronghorns are a nice boot, but they are no where near as durable as the US made stitch down models. If you keep them greased, you can put 2 or 3 soles on the nicer boot. The extra $100 is well worth it in my opinion.
by Ridge-Point
Sun Oct 31, 2010 1:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shorthair Advice-Do you know this pedigree?
Replies: 34
Views: 6884

Re: Shorthair Advice-Do you know this pedigree?

Oh did I ruffle someone’s feathers I am so sorry! First of all I will say again if you don’t want an honest answer than you shouldn’t ask. Second I am a lot more familiar with these breeding than any of you. Caden kennels is Dennis Brath an up and coming pro that I know very well. I strongly doubt ...
by Ridge-Point
Sun Oct 31, 2010 12:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shorthair Advice-Do you know this pedigree?
Replies: 34
Views: 6884

Re: Shorthair Advice-Do you know this pedigree?

Joseph wrote:The man asked for an opinion, other than Cecil there is nothing in this ped. to think that these pups are going to be anything other than maybe some nice pets. If you don’t like an honest response than don’t ask!
The same could be said for DC Odyssey's Saint Blitz MH. Yet what did she produce?
by Ridge-Point
Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP questions and greetings from a new member
Replies: 13
Views: 2945

Re: GSP questions and greetings from a new member

Dan, Any well bred shorthair will have alot of success hunting the species you listed. There is a very diverse gene pool in the shorthair breed. It really comes down to how you want the dog to hunt and what you are comfortable with. The way you train the dog will also have a major impact on the way ...
by Ridge-Point
Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:22 am
Forum: Training
Topic: can I do it w/o pidgeons n launchers?
Replies: 3
Views: 507

Re: can I do it w/o pidgeons n launchers?

Sounds a little backwards to me. If you want the dog pointing sooner, then you want the bird to get up sooner. Birds that hold longer are just teaching her to crowd.
by Ridge-Point
Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:31 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Taking a step back training
Replies: 4
Views: 707

Re: Taking a step back training

I don't know anything about his fly away drill, but the phrase "establish a longer point" and "clip wing birds" do not go well together in my experience.
by Ridge-Point
Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:22 am
Forum: Training
Topic: blinking Backs
Replies: 8
Views: 1387

Re: blinking Backs

Give him a big chunk of dried liver after every succesfull back.
by Ridge-Point
Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:03 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 5 mos old GSP - how much exposure
Replies: 7
Views: 2297

Re: 5 mos old GSP - how much exposure

Idaho's season usually starts mid september, I believe next year they are bumping that up to the first weekend in October. If it was me I would just make sure the pup can handle the physical demands of the hunt and try to get her back to the truck before she is tuckered out. I shoot at every covey t...
by Ridge-Point
Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Are there any events in winter?
Replies: 85
Views: 13433

Re: Are there any events in winter?

I have made it more than clear that I am interested in seeing FT dogs hunt in situations that I do in late season. Seems to me that a trial format is inappropriate for what you are wanting to see. Trailing is different than hunting, so why don't you just invite some trial dog owners to go hunting w...
by Ridge-Point
Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Is it me or the dog?
Replies: 13
Views: 2347

Re: Is it me or the dog?

You have quail and chukar right out your back door. Hard to make a mistake when your pup is on wild birds.
by Ridge-Point
Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: Horses
Topic: Getting a horse quiet around Dogs.
Replies: 6
Views: 3355

Re: Getting a horse quiet around Dogs.

Thanks for the tips Shags, I will give it a try when I get back from my elk hunting trip.
by Ridge-Point
Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: neutered gun dog
Replies: 22
Views: 5152

Re: neutered gun dog

I have also heard neutered dogs live longer also, anyone else hear such a thing? I am not for or against neutering but I would say that I do feel that alot of people don't fix there dogs and maybe should? I think everyone will agree only the best should be bred. Quality is what we should be breedin...