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by ohiogsp
Thu Dec 27, 2007 7:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: dog box tie down
Replies: 14
Views: 2822

Ward, you live in lakeland. I might have told you this before but I used to live in Bartow.
by ohiogsp
Thu Dec 27, 2007 11:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: JH Titles
Replies: 28
Views: 4025

Basically the dog has to point a bird for 3 seconds. They have to have some training like range and they have to find the bird in the field. Finding a bird in a JH is not usually that hard. And they don't have to be trained very well but it shows the dog will find a bird and point it. SH is a very l...
by ohiogsp
Thu Dec 27, 2007 10:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: dog box tie down
Replies: 14
Views: 2822

I don't have a floor in mine and built it that way on purpose. I fill mine with straw ( in winter) or if I want to clean it I just turn it up and that is it. I tie mine down with ratchet straps.
by ohiogsp
Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:21 am
Forum: Training
Topic: need an alternative method for pup and gun shot
Replies: 35
Views: 4876

Higgins is right on the money. I would not be shooting yet cause you will take the chance of scaring the pup. Wait until it builds confidence before shooting. Using some chipped wing birds maybe the perfect solution. Throw the clipped wing bird, release your dog and let it get some birds and kill th...
by ohiogsp
Fri Dec 21, 2007 2:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why are Brits and French Brits considered the same breed?
Replies: 15
Views: 2248

DK, DD, Shorthair, wirehair, german or american, fench or american, This all sounds very familar. Oh and the black disqualification also. People can say the german dogs are different than ours also but they are all different and breeding is what makes them more different. They are still the same bre...
by ohiogsp
Wed Dec 19, 2007 6:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pet peeve.....ON PRICING OF PUPS, your views wanted.
Replies: 68
Views: 10238

I would give a pup to a good friend because I will be able to see what this pup turns out like without raising it myself. Best of both worlds. But I would never give a pup to someone who I did not know extremely well. Like was said the whole I paid nothing so it's worth nothing to me. I don't mind a...
by ohiogsp
Fri Dec 14, 2007 11:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: pigeons and disease
Replies: 7
Views: 1487

Psittacosis is a rare disease in pigeons but can kill people and it is reportable to the CDC. If you took a pigeon to the vet and it was positive for this you would be force to eliminate the disease. Pigeons can carry 100 diseases but the chances of getting them and it accually hurting you are rare.
by ohiogsp
Fri Dec 14, 2007 6:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: pigeons and disease
Replies: 7
Views: 1487

They can have diseases but it is rare. As was said wash your hands and you will be alright. The poeple who get stuff from these wild birds are mostly not cleaning up after handling them and eating afterwards. If your wife is really conserned get rid of those wild ones then spray down your loft with ...
by ohiogsp
Fri Dec 14, 2007 11:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pigeon feeding and other related questions....
Replies: 6
Views: 1076

Sometimes they are very tired and looking for a place to hang out for a couple days (get food and water). If they don't leave on their own in a few days you could take them and let them go somewhere else (at least 10 miles away) and they will probably go home then. If they decide not to then you cou...
by ohiogsp
Fri Dec 14, 2007 11:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pigeon feeding and other related questions....
Replies: 6
Views: 1076

Don the rubber bands are birds that got lost at a race.
by ohiogsp
Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pigeon feeding and other related questions....
Replies: 6
Views: 1076

I use baking pans. Put it down for 10 min. then pick it up. I give fresh water daily. I would try to do this always. I use rubber bowls to break the ice out easily. Pigeons are very tough I once left a pigeon in a cage for 6 days cause it was under some straw and I did not see it until the next week...
by ohiogsp
Sun Dec 09, 2007 10:33 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog trainers in ohio
Replies: 15
Views: 4590

I could help you out but I live near toledo, oh. Kind of a long way to drive I am sure there is someone closer to you.
by ohiogsp
Fri Dec 07, 2007 7:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Camera Question so not to hijack hubweims post
Replies: 95
Views: 17634

All mine are nikon also and I have a D70 and it is pretty nice. You should be able to get a D70 for a decient price now. I would get something like don has 28-200 or 70-300 lense. You need something with some zoom for most the dog pics you will take.
by ohiogsp
Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:04 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: creeping
Replies: 13
Views: 3081

Don is right it is not the pigeon. Teach whoa then use birds that will fly away. Pigeons that are homed to a loft could accually be the cure if you have launchers. As soon as the dog creeps launch the bird.
by ohiogsp
Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:22 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: hello
Replies: 6
Views: 1081

Ask a question or say what's up and tell us about yourself.
by ohiogsp
Tue Nov 27, 2007 7:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Studing dog out.
Replies: 1
Views: 423

Studing dog out.

When you stud your dog out. How many times do you tie them and on what days of the cycle?
by ohiogsp
Tue Nov 27, 2007 6:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How soon is too soon?
Replies: 12
Views: 2458

You will know when it is time. The dog will be totally restless and weird acting on the day. You will know don't worry.
by ohiogsp
Tue Nov 27, 2007 6:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Aspiring Trainer/Breeder-advice?
Replies: 22
Views: 4298

Let me say first. You are my dream girl. :) My situation is very simular to snips. If you are really into it, train your own dogs, and once you are doing good and have land to train exc. Then you make contacts from being in the sport and people will start to ask you to help them out. I let anyone co...
by ohiogsp
Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pigeon/Quail combo coop
Replies: 16
Views: 2904

It is a Hoatzin. They are from south america and the amazon. It is a real bird believe it or not. It eat only leaves and has a gut like a cow. Also when the birds are babies they have claws at the end of their wings. This allows them to jump from a nest when scared and climb back up the tree after. ...
by ohiogsp
Wed Nov 21, 2007 8:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pigeon/Quail combo coop
Replies: 16
Views: 2904

Probably like this. :lol:

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by ohiogsp
Wed Nov 21, 2007 5:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pigeon/Quail combo coop
Replies: 16
Views: 2904

How many birds?
by ohiogsp
Wed Nov 21, 2007 5:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Moving coup
Replies: 4
Views: 499

You can keep them in but I don't think it will matter if it is only that far.
by ohiogsp
Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pigeon/Quail combo coop
Replies: 16
Views: 2904

Maybe your pens are to small cause I have never had this and I have done it for years. Or maybe the quail was sick?
by ohiogsp
Wed Nov 21, 2007 1:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Moving coup
Replies: 4
Views: 499

If you are not going to let them out from up at the house you will have no problems at all. Also as stated (the distance) if not too far would be fine anyway.
by ohiogsp
Wed Nov 21, 2007 1:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pigeon/Quail combo coop
Replies: 16
Views: 2904

Yes, they live together fine. I often keep quail in my pigeon pens. I thought when I first did it that the pigeons might kill them but that is not true. Accually I think the pigeons are more scared of the quail. Should work just fine.
by ohiogsp
Wed Nov 21, 2007 1:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FC Diamond S Angus
Replies: 12
Views: 1632

Wow, I am sorry for your loss. I never even heard of a dog having that around here.
by ohiogsp
Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pigeons in the winter
Replies: 1
Views: 375

I block almost all the vents off. I basically cover most the coops with plastic.
by ohiogsp
Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:43 pm
Forum: Help: Member Support
Topic: Search
Replies: 4
Views: 1942

Know what the only thing I wish this search had the option for is to "search titles only". Because you can find stuff easier that way.
by ohiogsp
Wed Nov 14, 2007 8:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Does your dog snore?
Replies: 24
Views: 5305

Mine does the same running and whimpering thing. I think they are dreaming of hunting. My dogs do snore also.
by ohiogsp
Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:10 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Parvo Question
Replies: 20
Views: 3701

Your pup is not vacinated until after all the parvo shot series is completed. This would make him at least 12 weeks. If the breeder will hold him until then that would be a good idea.
by ohiogsp
Tue Nov 13, 2007 7:11 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: .
Replies: 6
Views: 1436

Looks like typical Iowa country there. I wish I lived there. We have no hills here at all. Looks like a nice pup there.
by ohiogsp
Tue Nov 13, 2007 7:05 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Parvo Question
Replies: 20
Views: 3701

I believe the next day is too soon. That it must have got it somewhere else. Ask your vet. It does stay around for a long time and it is the nastiest stuff to ever have. Most dogs die a horiable death.
by ohiogsp
Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: how much room for pigeons
Replies: 8
Views: 1391

Check out this post. I won't have any for sale for a long time now but this will give you some info.


http://www.gundogforum.com/forum/viewto ... ght=pigeon
by ohiogsp
Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: how much room for pigeons
Replies: 8
Views: 1391

Yes, 5 dollars is a good price for nice birds. You need young birds that have not flown. If not you are taking your chances with losing them.
by ohiogsp
Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:03 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: running birds - how does your dog handle them?
Replies: 4
Views: 2120

This is normal. If the dog catches birds it will remember it for a long time. Once your dog is just dead broke it won't happen. My finished dog would just keep pointing and relocating and would never take the bird out in that situation. If you run HT's you learn to train for stuff like this cause it...
by ohiogsp
Mon Nov 12, 2007 10:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: how much room for pigeons
Replies: 8
Views: 1391

Make the landing board on hinges and fold it up for the door. Close this every night. I would leave them in for 3 weeks. They have not flown before right? Here is a link to a thread about pigeons you might also get some info there. http://www.gundogforum.com/forum/viewto ... ght=pigeon
by ohiogsp
Sun Nov 11, 2007 5:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: time to start a fight??
Replies: 31
Views: 9117

My dog choice of a lab has nothing to do with temperature. You want a dog to sit in a blind and do retrieves mostly and the lab is the dog for that.
by ohiogsp
Sun Nov 11, 2007 5:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Continued / common sence post. Field trial dog past/present
Replies: 18
Views: 2633

Those white dogs are easier to see and especially when they are 500 yards away and running down the next fence row you need that. It is all that pointer that is bred into them. :lol: P.S. I don't consiter myself a Trialer. I do mostly hunt test and some FT's but I like the dogs and that is really wh...
by ohiogsp
Sun Nov 11, 2007 5:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Continued / common sence post. Field trial dog past/present
Replies: 18
Views: 2633

You are right about the dogs changing but alot of people like it. I firmly believe you can make those big runners hunt close all the time if that is what you want. Then you have a closer working dog that just works harder and covers more ground. If you don't like the FT lines of today just buy dogs ...
by ohiogsp
Sun Nov 11, 2007 5:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Continued / common sence post. Field trial dog past/present
Replies: 18
Views: 2633

I was not really talking about trialing. Let say you are going to hunt a field and it is corn stuble and the whole field is surounded by fence rows/waterways (I just got back from Iowa and most fields are like this). Where are you going to shoot your birds? Let just say I wish I had a 4-wheeler or a...
by ohiogsp
Sun Nov 11, 2007 2:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: time to start a fight??
Replies: 31
Views: 9117

Labrador
by ohiogsp
Sun Nov 11, 2007 2:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Continued / common sence post. Field trial dog past/present
Replies: 18
Views: 2633

Continued / common sence post. Field trial dog past/present

The cover would make a great difference in if your dog would cover a square mile in a hour. If it was thick no but around here where I live we hunt ditches and fence rows and you can easily cover a mile in a hour. Ft's are not about covering the whole ground anyway it is about hitting the spot the b...
by ohiogsp
Sun Nov 11, 2007 10:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Common sense
Replies: 38
Views: 5351

That is a very specific question there and would be hard to find. You can find lots of info on FT's but I am afriad it always turns into a argument. That is definatly where your question would end up but it would not be your fault. I will post it if you want.
by ohiogsp
Sun Nov 11, 2007 10:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Common sense
Replies: 38
Views: 5351

As long as the post is for nothing really. I am going to rant a little. Know what gets on my nerves. When someone goes through the whole internet and finds every forum for gun dogs and post the same question with in a half a hour. Do they think most these guys don't visit most these forums? Are they...
by ohiogsp
Sun Nov 11, 2007 9:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: how much room for pigeons
Replies: 8
Views: 1391

It would be enough room. The wings would stay strong when they are out flying. Most people use a bob trap. Like this. Scrol down and look at the one that says Heavy Duty Traps.

http://www.foyspigeonsupplies.com/catal ... index.html
by ohiogsp
Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Breeding Coefficient (sp)
Replies: 30
Views: 6954

Cool, thanks for your help.
by ohiogsp
Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Breeding Coefficient (sp)
Replies: 30
Views: 6954

Ohio GSP: We have a small shorthair database, and my wife calculated your bitch’s inbreeding co-efficient for you. It’s 11.6%. using 8+ generations. You actually have more Rusty in there than you think. Twice in the 5th, in Stormcrow In Dixie and Rusty Spur, who were Rusty sons, and once in the 6th...
by ohiogsp
Thu Nov 08, 2007 9:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New pigeon loft.
Replies: 6
Views: 4322

There is a door that comes up when the birds are flying and I close it every night. I left it open before and had problems. Even with a high door it don't stop the hawks. I have had coopers in most my lofts. I am building a really cool trap that I believe will eliminate pretty much all predators. It...
by ohiogsp
Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New pigeon loft.
Replies: 6
Views: 4322

New pigeon loft.

Here is some pics of some of my lofts the newest is the large one. It strictly a flight loft as you can tell by the perch style. I have not made the trap for it yet. Besides these pictured here I have anouther one like the small ones here and a 8x16 loft. http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a223/crazy...