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by JKP
Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: trial hunting ranges
Replies: 148
Views: 30217

Re: trial hunting ranges

Bill,
This can't be true. Trial dogs shorten up their range when you are on foot. That has been unequivocally established by the posters on this board. This can't be. Perhaps it only looked like 900 yds :wink: :lol: :lol:
by JKP
Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Film Clip
Replies: 16
Views: 3843

Re: Film Clip

What do the Europeans know about dogs? :lol:

Very common in Europe, especially Scandinavia. At brace trials, dogs are expected to point and back....lead dog to flush on command....sit on the flush....and retrieve on command....while the backing dog honors.

Wonder how that would work in the FDSB??
by JKP
Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coyotes and Dogs
Replies: 225
Views: 66313

Re: Coyotes and Dogs

I have personally seen dead coyote in NY State that weighed 54, 56 and 64 lbs....all laid out in a big chest freezer waiting to be skinned out. They are a different animal here in the east.
by JKP
Sun Mar 02, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New bread: American field pointer?
Replies: 67
Views: 22031

Re: New bread: American field pointer?

Ray, First off, I will march in the streets to defend any competitive or testing format. My comments were about those that carry things to the extreme without regard for the unwanted side effects...like the show dogs with temperament problems, health concerns or questionable ability. From the number...
by JKP
Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coyotes and Dogs
Replies: 225
Views: 66313

Re: Coyotes and Dogs

How often are the wolves in the UP munchin' on dogs?? They allowing a hunting season on wolves yet?
by JKP
Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New bread: American field pointer?
Replies: 67
Views: 22031

Re: New bread: American field pointer?

I have sit astride my horse while a soon to be National Champion spent 10+ minutes no more than 75 yards from his handler. 10 minutes, you say?? Well, I guess that's proof enough...that dog's a foot hunting dog, no doubt about it!! :lol: Proves the point for me....and how many dogs had to be locate...
by JKP
Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New bread: American field pointer?
Replies: 67
Views: 22031

Re: New bread: American field pointer?

I think I was about twenty five years old when I realized that most folks hereabouts wanted to see their dogs...ALL of the time. They often panicked when the dog went out of sight and I never really understood why. Ezzy, A lot of folks just like to see their dog work. They like to see the dog find ...
by JKP
Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:59 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Eye Candy
Replies: 36
Views: 17978

Re: Eye Candy

Very interesting old piece...looks like a prewar Herkules action. Can you show a picture of the barrel flats and the receiver from the top??

The lettering appears to be SNEIDER...is there anything on the top of the rib?

Or this could be from the Baltimore gunmaker of the same name.
by JKP
Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New bread: American field pointer?
Replies: 67
Views: 22031

Re: New bread: American field pointer?

I believe that the mind of the show enthusiast and the mind of the FT enthusiast are alike. They share a common psychology...to win...that can be equally perverted. For some show folks (notice i said some!!), the priority begins and ends with how the dog presents in the ring and the politics of bein...
by JKP
Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whats your dogs name?
Replies: 214
Views: 62476

Re: Whats your dogs name?

Muffin and Buttercup...the female I named Butch. :lol: :lol:
by JKP
Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coyotes and Dogs
Replies: 225
Views: 66313

Re: Coyotes and Dogs

Get you one of these....and even if all you do is kick up some dust when you see one, they won't stick around long. Only what you can't see that will be a problem. The Yote standing ground with those GSPs would have been toast. http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g309/Drahtsundbraats/Drilling_zps6025e...
by JKP
Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New bread: American field pointer?
Replies: 67
Views: 22031

Re: New bread: American field pointer?

I am distrusting of any who put winning above all...whether that is in the show ring, in FT or folks who put "scores" at the top of their priority list. Most are honest but enough aren't and that is troublesome....but its life. Show dogs that couldn't find a bird in a food bowl, FT dogs that are onl...
by JKP
Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New bread: American field pointer?
Replies: 67
Views: 22031

Re: New bread: American field pointer?

Absolutely!!! Why not take pride in what has been created and signal clearly that a variation of the original breed has been made. You have English Foxhounds and American Foxhounds...and Harriers as well...and they are all regarded as separate breeds. Would seem pretty much the same to me. I'm sure ...
by JKP
Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Trainer in Central PA
Replies: 3
Views: 417

Re: Trainer in Central PA

Not central but Greg Fry Deadwoods Kennels. He's good
+1!! and one of the few guys to put UT1 on English Setters....at least a couple.
by JKP
Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Decline of Field Trials
Replies: 249
Views: 45021

Re: Decline of Field Trials

WOW!!! How the heck did my comment about the need for the next generation of hunters...who will be members of the competing/testing ranks...get turned into another squabble?? Maybe the problem is we're to busy kicking each other in the "tukas"....makes us ripe pickins for those that would like to se...
by JKP
Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Decline of Field Trials
Replies: 249
Views: 45021

Re: Decline of Field Trials

Are we missing the point? I don't train my dog to get test scores? I don't test to impress anyone or to sell puppies? I do it to get my dog ready to go hunting and to support an organization that helps me do that....and as long as these aging legs will walk me over the land in ND, upstate NY, Arizon...
by JKP
Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Question for breedrs
Replies: 48
Views: 9700

Re: Question for breedrs

the dog is my property, two, if I am able to develope the dog, I deserve the credit. The flip side being the breeder owns the pup...its his property....then you come and want to buy it. he put in the work....he titled the dogs....he took the risks. If you develop the dog, the genetics is what did i...
by JKP
Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BO REPEATS
Replies: 76
Views: 20676

Re: BO REPEATS

THANK YOU!! A display of what a hunting does and a handler with confidence in his dog. A nice sweep on the wind to relocate and pin the birds. Doesn't get better!!!
by JKP
Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Question for breedrs
Replies: 48
Views: 9700

Re: Question for breedrs

Breeders should name the dogs. If the name is that important, you can always go to a no name breeder. No matter what the dog's name, you can still say. "Here, Duke!!".
I'd rather sell a pup to someone who wants a hunting dog ... and hopefully more than a name.
by JKP
Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BO REPEATS
Replies: 76
Views: 20676

Re: BO REPEATS

Don't want to get into the middle here but i was surprised after reading the brace reports that so few dogs really ended up contending (at least it appears that way) among these best of the best dogs. Was it weather, ground conditions or the difficulty of the course? Have there been more contenders ...
by JKP
Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BO REPEATS
Replies: 76
Views: 20676

Re: BO REPEATS

Some of these gundogs are aces others are mediocre meat dogs.
I hope the term "meat dog" isn't being used as a pejorative. Be careful...you need folks to buy all those dogs that don't make it....those "meat dogs"...which are the vast majority of what you're producing.
by JKP
Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:26 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Advice: Running Roosters
Replies: 19
Views: 5892

Re: Advice: Running Roosters

IMO....Good pheasant dogs are born and then made through experience. It requires a dog with point and caution and is best done on wild birds NOT release birds unless they are exceptional pen raised birds. With young dogs, I break the gun and just figure that the first season or two is more for the d...
by JKP
Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Field Trial Question - Commands allowed?
Replies: 26
Views: 6412

Re: Field Trial Question - Commands allowed?

I think a dog should be allowed to relocate while the judges observe. An experienced judge can tell when a dog bumped...they know caution when they see it. These should be hunting dogs too. Nothing more satisfying to see a dog relocate, even multiple times on moving game while maintaining manners. D...
by JKP
Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Another Question About "Singing"
Replies: 12
Views: 4304

Re: Another Question About "Singing"

Is singing the norm so that the dog won't come back toward the handler...in other words, allows the dog to keep track of you and stay to the front?? What would happen in most cases if a handler didn't 'sing"?

I've seen this discussed before but I think those unacquainted might like to know.
by JKP
Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Eye Candy
Replies: 36
Views: 17978

Re: Eye Candy

The gun action posted two frames up I inherited and sold. My father brought it back from Europe years ago and I didn't see myself ever using it and my son was in college at the time. The drilling is a gun I bought but it needed quite a bit of work. It was loose, bluing was gone, stock beat up, etc a...
by JKP
Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Steady to flush or Steady to shot ?
Replies: 65
Views: 17867

Re: Steady to flush or Steady to shot ?

My experience has been that when hunting with other dogs, its really best to have them steady till sent. If dogs are running with the fall, how are are folks handling the situation? Are you shooting the wild flushes if a dog busts another bird? How about two or three dogs running for the retrieve of...
by JKP
Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Field Trial Question - Commands allowed?
Replies: 26
Views: 6412

Re: Field Trial Question - Commands allowed?

Given equal performance, will the dog not needing vocal help be looked on more favorably??
by JKP
Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 8
Views: 2858

Re: Random Thoughts

During the spring and summer months my wife has bird feeders in our yard. Should I correct my GSP for having interest in and having fun with tweetie birds, hummingbirds and butterflies?[/quot] Dog's is bored...take it hunting more often. My dog barks when my neighbor puts his dogs out. You dog want...
by JKP
Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cost of Bo pup's and service
Replies: 11
Views: 2759

Re: Cost of Bo pup's and service

Well if you don't think you have anymore chance of greatness, why go to any proven performer??

Get a toaster....they ARE guaranteed :wink:
by JKP
Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:39 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Our President Deserves an Award
Replies: 128
Views: 30484

Re: Our President Deserves an Award

I did not vote for Obama but to say George W and his administration are not also to blame for the current state of this nation is a little naive. OH...GOOD WORD...PLEASE!!! WE...THAT'S RIGHT... WE are to blame. We keep electing the same idiots. The financial mess is the product of 50 years of the g...
by JKP
Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:18 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Eye Candy
Replies: 36
Views: 17978

Re: Eye Candy

Just to irritate DonF, some of that dreaded engraving..

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by JKP
Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Prey drive question
Replies: 21
Views: 5279

Re: Prey drive question

Good word....I guess I can assume that there are folks that were disappointed in their kids when they hadn't mastered algebra by the third grade :lol: :lol: Every dog has its own pace which can be aided by the exposure we can provide. IMO...its not where you are at 12 weeks that counts....but at 3 y...
by JKP
Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Steady to flush or Steady to shot ?
Replies: 65
Views: 17867

Re: Steady to flush or Steady to shot ?

IMO...if you are going to hunt with other dogs, its better to be steady to WSF...dogs pulling on a bird together or worse, like dogs getting in a tiff over the retrieve is possible. Adog should wait for the tap or the command to retrieve. If you also work your dogs in the blind this is particularly ...
by JKP
Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How important do you feel Bird Planters are to a Trial?
Replies: 24
Views: 6102

Re: How important do you feel Bird Planters are to a Trial?

Hopefully a judging team and experienced planters know what likely cover is...the objectives that a good dog should hit. Isn't that where the birds should be?? one thing I found at the (few) MH tests I went to was that the back course was empty and the birds were in the middle of a bird field...not ...
by JKP
Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: National Championship
Replies: 58
Views: 16872

Re: National Championship

Check out the Ames Plantation website. Wildlife habitat section They have been working with the quail population for a long time including radio tracking.
Could be Bill Palmer from Tall Timbers that has done the tracking/research there.
by JKP
Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How important do you feel Bird Planters are to a Trial?
Replies: 24
Views: 6102

Re: How important do you feel Bird Planters are to a Trial?

Can be a big problem. Would be nice if the test director or Senior judge, with knowledge of the course and taking conditions in to account, would instruct experienced planters. I have been at events where birds are put in the same place time and time again such that my grandmother could detect the s...
by JKP
Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:36 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: rst shot shells
Replies: 12
Views: 6713

Re: rst shot shells

How did you all come to know what load/shot size to use? I now have Granpa's single shot Mont- gomery Ward 12ga that Dad used when he was 12 back in 1944. I don't think it' been used since the late 1940's. Dad didn't want newer loads used to prevent damage-good thought. Dad is gone, & I'd like to s...
by JKP
Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tests & Competition
Replies: 50
Views: 16562

Re: Tests & Competition

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by JKP
Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: which gets you a placement
Replies: 33
Views: 8246

Re: which gets you a placement

I think great ground work will beat great bird work in most stakes and that is exactly wrong in my book.
So method and style are more important than production???
by JKP
Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tests & Competition
Replies: 50
Views: 16562

Re: Tests & Competition

I thought I made it clear I don't say one is better than the other to each their own but I don't see any competition in a test.JMO & most others I've talked to about it.
How is this not the winner...
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by JKP
Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: National Championship
Replies: 58
Views: 16872

Re: National Championship

So if there are several courses, it must get tougher for the later dogs...I'm asuming there not putting out birds for a national CH.
by JKP
Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Decline of Field Trials
Replies: 249
Views: 45021

Re: Decline of Field Trials

As a point of interest....in the time FT entries declined 20% and by 6000 entries/yr, the total entries for NAVHDA increased by a paltry 1000....so I'd say the Vdog movement isn't even on the radar screen. Doesn't look like there's been a mass exodus of the weak and non competitive...I'd say the pro...
by JKP
Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tests & Competition
Replies: 50
Views: 16562

Re: Tests & Competition

Even in a competition, judges are keeping score...a dog's ground race....finds.....style.....cooperation staying to the front....handling....etc. Now imagine the judges put a number on all of those and declared a winner and listed the numbers totals in order. That's testing. The difference is, I kno...
by JKP
Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: National Championship
Replies: 58
Views: 16872

Re: National Championship

Does each dog get a fresh course?? Are they running on wild birds only?? Sounds like you have to have a little luck too!!
by JKP
Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Decline of Field Trials
Replies: 249
Views: 45021

Re: Decline of Field Trials

Like any volunteer endeavor, a few people do the work of many. That's a sticking point. Granted, you get tire kickers and then a few newbies that have the potential to be the "do bees" of tomorrow. IMO...you have to get these folks involved quickly so they feel they have some ownership, even if its...
by JKP
Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hunting dog into a non hunting home?
Replies: 20
Views: 5263

Re: Hunting dog into a non hunting home?

Guess I'm not understanding...but under what circumstances would a fully trained dog NEED to go to a non-hunting home? Is there no hunter that wants this dog?? If its old and retired, guess its a solution.. A hunting dog IS going to hunt...whether that's digging out chipmunks on the back patio, chas...
by JKP
Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Decline of Field Trials
Replies: 249
Views: 45021

Re: Decline of Field Trials

I think its important for newbies to interact with the old timers and the most experienced in any dog venue. Even in NAVHDA, I have seen the "pro" quality handlers distance themselves from the regular training days, concentrating on their own dogs and the Invitational. Several posts have indicated t...
by JKP
Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Decline of Field Trials
Replies: 249
Views: 45021

Re: Decline of Field Trials

JKP sent you a PM maybe it will refresh your memory of not liking the winner takes all format. I know my memory has slipped some but I still remember a few things. Not my post. Trust me...I have nothing against competition. The idea that we are not competing in the VDD or other organizations is com...
by JKP
Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Eye Candy
Replies: 36
Views: 17978

Re: Eye Candy

three barrels...less than 7 lbs...with coyote medicine on the bottom..
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by JKP
Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Decline of Field Trials
Replies: 249
Views: 45021

Re: Decline of Field Trials

Did you or did you not tell me you didn't believe in ONE WINNER? I have no problem with winners. But having worked for myself and been hired on my performance, I realize that the concept of winning is fleeting at best. At some point you have to look past the trophy and really understand the quality...