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by Shadow
Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: General Board Observation
Replies: 60
Views: 11034

Re: General Board Observation

my apoligies Chukar12- was in the dirrection of the other fella

61 years- long past listening to rantings

think I'll vacate for awhile-

wems- contact me when you feel just
by Shadow
Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I could've killed her!!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 5903

Re: I could've killed her!!!!

birddogger wrote:
Shadow wrote:you can put me on your ignore list-
If you are talking about me, why would I want to do that? I want to read everybody's posts.

Charlie
fooled me- bye
by Shadow
Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Look at this big rascal
Replies: 68
Views: 11283

Re: Look at this big rascal

ah ghee- wems- if you feel that way- would you like an invite to hunt this 3 section farm- you and one of yours head to head with me and one of mine
by Shadow
Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Look at this big rascal
Replies: 68
Views: 11283

Re: Look at this big rascal

now instead of 90 lbers you are saying 110 lbers btw- FT 's are rigged, you have to run shocker collars on yours all the time- your dogs are great in pheasants and you'd bet yours can find more birds behind- so happens I made a couple calls- couple FT folks I know- they are laughing- you want to run...
by Shadow
Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: General Board Observation
Replies: 60
Views: 11034

Re: General Board Observation

you've been on here less than a month- yet you can see and critize-
by Shadow
Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Look at this big rascal
Replies: 68
Views: 11283

Re: Look at this big rascal

ahhhh mcbosco- Bill Speaker was my freind-

birddogz is just talking to hear himself speak- he's got such great dogs mine would cower and crawl in a hole

he talks, he walks, but he won't run
by Shadow
Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Look at this big rascal
Replies: 68
Views: 11283

Re: Look at this big rascal

Depends on what you want from your dog. If you need a dog that can retrieve in icy water, then a 90 lb. dog can be better than a 50lb. skinny dog. I agree that smaller dogs do live longer, and have less joint problems, but big dogs can be great hunters too. man you are all over the place- we grew u...
by Shadow
Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Look at this big rascal
Replies: 68
Views: 11283

Re: Look at this big rascal

best weight him- by stance, build, and looks he doesn't look any bigger than my Britt
by Shadow
Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ice cubes
Replies: 10
Views: 2632

Re: ice cubes

cool- welcome to the great GDF and my post- just don't overdue it- they think it's special so keep it that way- 40 some years with bird dogs- mine have always seemed to be animated- so I'll always try to do something that throws them off their game- keep them guessing sort of- kids used to see what ...
by Shadow
Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ice cubes
Replies: 10
Views: 2632

Re: ice cubes

it is something isn't it- my daughter used to make my male Britt carry marshmellows- course she'd complain about his drool and the funny feeling when he gave it to her- then she'd give him a cookie- dang- but I think she had more control of him than I did oh- did I say anything about my Britt's doin...
by Shadow
Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What pointing breed has the most natural retrieve?
Replies: 136
Views: 25077

Re: What pointing breed has the most natural retrieve?

actually quite simple- take all the different type dogs of the best pedigree possible- at 7 weeks toss something and see what goes to and grabs you can work and make good retrievers out of any that go and grab- you can make some that don't be successfull with a lot of work perfection and total obedi...
by Shadow
Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog Boxes
Replies: 1
Views: 549

Re: Dog Boxes

build one yourself- take measurments, use 3/8" or 1/2" plywood- 1"x1" reinforcement at the edges and corners- use screws, use a sealer- works for a dog box, kennel, plus many other uses http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj7/layoutboat/hatchingquail004.jpg http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj7/layo...
by Shadow
Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ice cubes
Replies: 10
Views: 2632

ice cubes

pretty hot over here- my Britts like ice cubes- put them in their water and they go for them- so- since it's 102 outside, no wind, they're in with me- we haven't turned the AC on yet- so- I open the freezer and get out the ice trays- 3 are sitting watching- one is laying in the living room- I give t...
by Shadow
Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: General Board Observation
Replies: 60
Views: 11034

Re: General Board Observation

" I want all you dogs to point with your heads high and tails up...oh and look like you are enjoying it!" I just yelled that at the kennel of dogs, I will let you know how it works. I just told my 4 who are laying here by me- it's 102 outside- to bark and bite me if I get to worked up and start lau...
by Shadow
Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:17 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Field Trials rigged?
Replies: 96
Views: 15263

Re: Field Trials rigged?

Dan- I'd bet that boy of yours is a joy to be behind in pheasants

byw- like how speak
by Shadow
Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I could've killed her!!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 5903

Re: I could've killed her!!!!

you can put me on your ignore list-
by Shadow
Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: General Board Observation
Replies: 60
Views: 11034

Re: General Board Observation

kn- you want a politically correct forum where everybody is nice-

just say goodbye- see how long before you come back and visit

can't take the heat stay out of the kitchen
by Shadow
Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Field Trials rigged?
Replies: 96
Views: 15263

Re: Field Trials rigged?

so you feel wrestling is the fairest- sure hope you don't mean that fake stuff ah- you come from a wrestling family- how many matches have you had- perhaps you had a couple brother wrestlers- or one maybe a long time coach- speaking of FT- you ever run your meat dogs in NSTRA- rigged as you didn't w...
by Shadow
Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I could've killed her!!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 5903

Re: I could've killed her!!!!

besides maybe panicking- shock your dog in water- you might never have a water dog but that's jmo This is just another example of how some people are misinformed about how to properly use the e-collar. Charlie you amaze me- here I don't have a shock collar- never have- yet I've had quite a few dece...
by Shadow
Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I could've killed her!!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 5903

Re: I could've killed her!!!!

cracks me up- all this training from early age and still won't come back to you without a shock
by Shadow
Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Deer rifle
Replies: 30
Views: 6598

Re: Deer rifle

270 ,30-06 bolt action might be a bit for a 15 year old to start on myslef- prefered the Remington 700 in win 243 Leupold 2X7- course I did have the same gun in 7mm rem mag- 243 nice long range gun when you find the load it likes- I used 90 grain speer in reloads- neighbor used 87 hornady- we could ...
by Shadow
Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Field Trials rigged?
Replies: 96
Views: 15263

Re: Field Trials rigged?

Slistoe, I agree with you on most everything. The one thing that I take issue with is the time it takes to find birds. If a FT dog takes too much time finding a bird, he/she should be penalized. However, what about a dog that runs by birds because he is running too fast. I think a good gun dog is t...
by Shadow
Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I could've killed her!!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 5903

Re: I could've killed her!!!!

agree with slistoe every time I would go to a big lake mine would run in and go for a swim- female would go out 1/4 mile turn- she would swim for an hour or more- all mine like a big swim- except the pups haven't seen real water- retrieve as far as I can get something out there- Geese- everytime the...
by Shadow
Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are the most important characteristics in a bird dog?
Replies: 43
Views: 9945

Re: What are the most important characteristics in a bird dog?

Kmack wrote:Runs full-tilt-boogie all the time.
Wants to hang out with people.
Finds birds.
that's priceless
by Shadow
Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:06 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: broken toe nail
Replies: 24
Views: 5177

Re: broken toe nail

jcbjr- thanks- I've been using a dremmel for toe nails for some time- picked up a 7.2 volt at Walmart- like the two speeds
the Britt's have the run of the yard-


heck- sounds like you're the vet of choice
by Shadow
Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What pointing breed has the most natural retrieve?
Replies: 136
Views: 25077

Re: What pointing breed has the most natural retrieve?

that is a good read-

I've had a few natural Britt's- as you describe

think there's some Britt's arround here that once they understood they were only to go after ducks could get it done-

Rick Hall comes to mind
by Shadow
Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What pointing breed has the most natural retrieve?
Replies: 136
Views: 25077

Re: What pointing breed has the most natural retrieve?

tfbirddog2 wrote:Well, you have to say GSP for me,a I know more britts that dont retrieve than anything.
I don't know what kind of Britts, their lines, or where you've been-

but that's halarious- course just about anyone could screw up a natural retriever pup
by Shadow
Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:16 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: broken toe nail
Replies: 24
Views: 5177

Re: broken toe nail

yikes you guys- I can see how an ear on a white dog who moves out would be something scary my first hard charger was a small English pointer almost totally white- tail would really go- in corn and milo stuble that tail was usually spraying blood- one time we heard a yelp, some whining- we ran and sh...
by Shadow
Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:32 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: broken toe nail
Replies: 24
Views: 5177

Re: broken toe nail

thanks- I can see and feel those veins- never had one cut but I understand
by Shadow
Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: broken toe nail
Replies: 24
Views: 5177

Re: broken toe nail

what is something is- the broken toe nail bled more than when my female got hung up on a barbed wire fence- I had to go help her get loose- hardly any blood but a 7" patch of skin was hanging- that took a call to my vet who met me on a Sunday dog dr- I've had a few of mine get caught on barbed wire-...
by Shadow
Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Why use e-collars?
Replies: 122
Views: 15207

Re: Why use e-collars?

Also Sato, doesn't training and corrections go hand in hand? When you tell your dog to stay, and it doesn't, what do you do? You probably say Ah Ah! Or repeat the command... no? Aren't those verbal corrections? E-collar is a tool, it doesn't train the dog, it only assist in training. I'll bet you t...
by Shadow
Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:22 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: broken toe nail
Replies: 24
Views: 5177

Re: broken toe nail

Hi Maverick- will have to go do some looking- thanx- ahhhh I like superglue- use it in my business- glued up a pretty bad tear a couple years ago- works well on me too dang pup Choc acted like it was nothing- toenail sticking straight up- what the heck did you do now fella- blood all over and on his...
by Shadow
Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:20 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: K-9 advantax or frontline
Replies: 5
Views: 543

Re: K-9 advantax or frontline

I've been using Frontline plus for quite a few years- I buy the large doses 89-132lbs and put a bit on each Britt- and the cat- cat usually lets me know if she has a flea and doesn't mind the Frontline- put a bit to much on her and her skin seems to crawl a bit- never been a problem- except one time...
by Shadow
Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:11 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Why use e-collars?
Replies: 122
Views: 15207

Re: Why use e-collars?

my first AKC field trial bred Britt was a ranger- she was 14 months old and liked ignoring at 1/4 mile- an experienced fella put on a electric collar- three times he pushed the button- from then on she would turn at 1/4 mile- it worked the rest of her life- thing is- once the dog understands and I h...
by Shadow
Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:53 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: broken toe nail
Replies: 24
Views: 5177

Re: broken toe nail

I've never minded vet fees- over the years and the dogs there have been times when it's a darn good thing you are available

one thing I do like about over here- no barbed wire fences- all kinds of episodes with barbed wire
by Shadow
Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Why use e-collars?
Replies: 122
Views: 15207

Re: Why use e-collars?

well then- how about a bunch of us try to meet up this fall someplace

I was thinking these veratiles could help get rid of all the rabbits- and someone would offer to do the dressing and cooking :D
by Shadow
Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:55 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Why use e-collars?
Replies: 122
Views: 15207

Re: Why use e-collars?

but birdog1968- looking out over this 1/2 mile field- planting a couple- and turning loose a couple real good dogs- interesting wouldn't you say

and last I checked- 30 or so rabbits
by Shadow
Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:49 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Why use e-collars?
Replies: 122
Views: 15207

Re: Why use e-collars?

well thank you- if you saw mine leave the gate or dog box one might think they are- planting birds- why- because a few runs most wild would be gone- nothing wrong with putting out some quail- although mine might not know they are to be pointed- they're quite used to our friendly bunch in the pens :D...
by Shadow
Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: broken toe nail
Replies: 24
Views: 5177

broken toe nail

yesterday all 4 were playing in the yard- I heard a yelp- went out- male pup was bleeding good from his right rear foot told him to stand- raised the foot- toe nail was sticking straight up- crap hollered to the wife- brought the pup in- had him jump up on the table- wife held his head- I got the pl...
by Shadow
Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Why use e-collars?
Replies: 122
Views: 15207

Re: Why use e-collars?

why not we have a meeting some place somewhere in the midwest- some feel mine are totally out of control because I've never had a - ah- ecollar- on them- or obedience trained- fun little gathering, cookout, camp out- run and plant some birds would be fun-
by Shadow
Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:36 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Why use e-collars?
Replies: 122
Views: 15207

Re: Why use e-collars?

Again Shadow, you show your total lack of knowledge concerning the ecollar. your opinion you demand obedience, 100% didn't you say once, so why do you need to have one on everytime you hunt- your dog is heading to a raod- so well trained but you can't stop it without shocking maybe some dogs with t...
by Shadow
Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Why use e-collars?
Replies: 122
Views: 15207

Re: Why use e-collars?

sorry- I didn't mean to convey those collars weren't ok- but don't tell me I can't have good dogs without one- and no matter how you put it the collar is a shock collar- you don't think so- put it arround your arm nice and snug- and press the button at a medium level- the button you'd use to stop yo...
by Shadow
Sun Jun 27, 2010 7:41 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Why use e-collars?
Replies: 122
Views: 15207

Re: Why use e-collars?

578SLE- said nicely- you have a good point- I've had Goldens, Irish Setters, E Pointer, Brittany's, E Setter- in the early 70's I was given a sweet little E Pointer- hunted with quite a few guys and dogs- some were big runner covey dogs- my female who started running fairly big got intimidated by al...
by Shadow
Sat Jun 26, 2010 10:28 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Why use e-collars?
Replies: 122
Views: 15207

Re: Why use e-collars?

I don't obedience train- don't even train actually- just always started a youngster with an experienced- pup sees- pup learns- simple hands-on in a field works for youngsters- I've set them back- seems they're not stupid- few times they get the idea jacks and cotton tails- thought about getting an e...
by Shadow
Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Why use e-collars?
Replies: 122
Views: 15207

Re: Why use e-collars?

Quite simply, the ecollar is the greatest safety device ever invented for the dog, with the Astro a very close second. I would never run a dog without an ecollar and really don't understand people that won't use it. interesting gone- I've not had to resort to a shocker collar- old school- and that'...
by Shadow
Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:32 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: What do you do with birds
Replies: 17
Views: 3573

Re: What do you do with birds

when on a two or more day hunt, and sometimes hunting two states- make sure to date and label each package- you can completely package game as long as it's labeled- so as not to exceed your daily or possession limit think transport- but when at your motel you are processing- same as in your freezer ...
by Shadow
Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 3 Grey Beauties- Dumped
Replies: 5
Views: 1302

Re: 3 Grey Beauties- Dumped

way to go- you've been wanting one for some time
by Shadow
Thu Jun 17, 2010 4:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: eye of the beholder
Replies: 29
Views: 4230

Re: eye of the beholder

my female weighed 34 lbs- she didn't quite have the nose or run of my male Britt- but she was beautifull to look at, run, hunting, swimming, and backing- but on point her tail was always stright to a slight rise- mom painted me a picture based on a photograph- I treasure it to this day my two grownu...
by Shadow
Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: eye of the beholder
Replies: 29
Views: 4230

Re: eye of the beholder

ok- my third pointing dog was a small English Setter- wife had her under the Christmas tree- she was 8 weeks old- I had no idea what she'd look like- 13 years later I thought she was still one beautifull bird dog- and she always hunted with my male Britt- I was just thinking- if you think they're ug...
by Shadow
Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: eye of the beholder
Replies: 29
Views: 4230

Re: eye of the beholder

neither are very attractive- bitch might be the homeliest you've ever seen- are these purebread or just real good bird dogs