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by Steve007
Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Help..Pointer Won't Hunt Fur
Replies: 10
Views: 1272

Re: Help..Pointer Won't Hunt Fur

If you put a little bit of bottled quail scent on that pig and slowly decrease the amount, you can probably get your Pointer to find it if it ever escapes. Don't try for a flush, though, after the point. :?
by Steve007
Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The RIGHT Dog For Me
Replies: 21
Views: 4937

Re: The RIGHT Dog For Me

I think you're making a mistake focusing on breed rather than the individual dog or breeding. If you like a GSP or even a Pointer, there are plenty of dogs of those breeds that work close. Just put up a "wanted" listing on the bird dog boards (such as this one) descibinmg your preferences and you'll...
by Steve007
Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Live Chat
Replies: 5
Views: 542

Re: Live Chat

Steve007 wrote:Juan Manuel Marquez showed why he is the best lightweight alive against #1 contender Michael Katsidis. Great fight. Replay should be next weekend on HBO.
Katsidis/ Marquez is being repayled tonight on HBO3. You will not see a better fighter than Marquez or a more serious contender than Katsidis.
by Steve007
Sun Nov 28, 2010 2:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Live Chat
Replies: 5
Views: 542

Re: Live Chat

You missed it! He turned in an outstanding performance against big banger Arthur Abraham, BUT Juan Manuel Marquez showed why he is the best lightweight alive against #1 contender Michael Katsidis. Great fight. Replay should be next weekend on HBO.
by Steve007
Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Live Chat
Replies: 5
Views: 542

Re: Live Chat

I am certain that you all noted that I was right. I accept your accolades and will try to be at the next chat session which I recommend to all.
by Steve007
Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Live Chat
Replies: 5
Views: 542

Re: Live Chat

I would like to, red, but there are two great fights on HBO and Showtime tonight. I say Carl "the Cobra" Froch on Showtime wins the 168# title and Juan Manuel Marquez retains his title against the #1-ranked contender on HBO.

Other than that, I'd be there!
by Steve007
Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chats open
Replies: 5
Views: 539

Re: Chats open

I found the chat to be interesting and genuinely informative.

If you have a question or just want to more directly interact with other bird dog guys, be there! Or be square.. :wink:
by Steve007
Sat Nov 20, 2010 9:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Should I do it?
Replies: 14
Views: 2365

Re: Should I do it?

Why in the world would you ask us? Surely you have an idea of what the answer will be. So what do you think? Would you like to try it? Guy's that like it are on boards like this and think it's a hoot (addiction). We drive 4 wh drive's, attract beautiful women and get invited to Republican fund rais...
by Steve007
Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I bet my dog pointed something your dog hasn't...
Replies: 25
Views: 5087

Re: I bet my dog pointed something your dog hasn't...

bowhunter1221975 wrote:i have never had my dog point a moose but last year we were in south dakota and he pointed a porcupine that one didnt end up well for him with a face full of quils
What? If your dog were steady to wing, shot and, uh, fall (do they fall?) on porkies, this wouldn't happen. :wink:
by Steve007
Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ??? about flushing dogs...
Replies: 11
Views: 2689

Re: ??? about flushing dogs...

As the below picture will prove, I do not wish to offend anyone and certainly have nothing against exceptionally stylish big-running pointing dogs. Some may think them too "hot" if of FT breeding, but in the right cover and country, they can work out well and will certainly dazzle an experienced con...
by Steve007
Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ??? about flushing dogs...
Replies: 11
Views: 2689

Re: ??? about flushing dogs...

Those fancy pointing dogs are ok for light cover, but when the going really gets tough,there's only one breed to call on.. Stays in gun range, too. And in case wolves or coyotes wanna try something with your dog.. And when it comes to tenacious retrieving, well.. http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/8...
by Steve007
Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Live Chat 9pm EST
Replies: 3
Views: 335

Re: Live Chat 9pm EST

Just a note to say that live chat is quite interesting (i've only been there a few times). and if you haven't been there to try it , you should. imo. Your milage may vary. :wink:
by Steve007
Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:59 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dam Ticks???
Replies: 30
Views: 4806

Re: Dam Ticks???

Very bad year here and driving me nuts! My dog gets her monthly Frontline+ and all is fine at home. I gave her a bath as soon as we got home Giving her a bath is quite likely to reduce some of the effectiveness of Frontline. I realize it sinks into the fur, but.. it is waterproof but not soapproof....
by Steve007
Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gun Dog Magazine and the Gordon Setter article
Replies: 12
Views: 2134

Re: Gun Dog Magazine and the Gordon Setter article

I bought the issue at Barnes and Nobles, which has a lot of sporting magazines (Borders does not). I thought it was a overall good issue, as I had not read Gun Dog for a few years. Honestly, I hold the breed in high regard, but I didn't think it was all that great an article. Many breeds have "breed...
by Steve007
Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: OFA certification when buying a pup?
Replies: 17
Views: 3951

Re: OFA certification when buying a pup?

We actually have a measure that is better than or at least equal to OFA available. If parents have been trialed and or tested over a number of generations and the progeny are known to be HD free, then it is more likely that the particular line or breed will not produce pups that are not dysplastic....
by Steve007
Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: OFA certification when buying a pup?
Replies: 17
Views: 3951

Re: OFA certification when buying a pup?

I personally would not buy a pup except from OFA certified parents. If I bought an adult dog that had not been x-rayed (and I have), I would want it with a written guaranteee against hereditary problems including hips. I did once buy a fine young adult dog that had not been x-rayed with just such as...
by Steve007
Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WireHaired Pointing Griffon Questions
Replies: 21
Views: 6923

Re: WireHaired Pointing Griffon Questions

All dogs definitely do shed, but with some breeds the dead hair stays there (mostly) until pulled out with an easy-to-use grooming tool for that purpose.I switched from Setters (Gordons) to a wirehaired breed (GWP). Both were (or are) 100 % house dogs. There is a dramatic difference in fur around th...
by Steve007
Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Underground Pet fences
Replies: 9
Views: 2675

Re: Underground Pet fences

If one of your dogs barrels through the perimeter, as when chasing a squirrel or just bumped out by the other dog when roughhousing, he will NOT be able to get back in.
by Steve007
Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: hello from Australia
Replies: 25
Views: 4573

Re: hello from Australia

Putting together a good professional-quality video of the dog standing, pointing,retrieving, working and of ribbons/explanation of accomplishments/quotes from judges/heads of breed club about the dog would be a good idea. Then post on YouTube. Run ads referring people to the YouTube video.
by Steve007
Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Off topic Car Question
Replies: 29
Views: 5109

Re: Off topic Car Question

Is it a common problem for cherokees engines to sound like they are gunna blow if you only go 65 to 70 or is it just yours? Can't speak for his, but at 65 mph, I'm turning about 2200 rpm in 5th gear. I get 23 mpg in mixed city/hwy driving. Less if the Cherokee is way overdue for a tuneup. Just had ...
by Steve007
Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mean Dog
Replies: 24
Views: 4181

Re: Mean Dog

Presuming she has not been spayed, it could also be a false pregnancy. When was she last in season? Squeeze her nipples and see if she's putting out milk (might look watery). Plenty of normally nice bitches will act this way in a false pregancy. Try to do a little more analysis before you assume she...
by Steve007
Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Diffrence between a DD and a GWP ?
Replies: 60
Views: 10256

Re: Diffrence between a DD and a GWP ?

The show dogs and FT dogs often hardly resemble each other "Often" is of course a relative term, but, broadly speaking, this is a false statement, based no doubt on prejudice and bias rather than recent (or any) extensive objective observations at both trials and conformation events. When have you ...
by Steve007
Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Cooking for an old dog
Replies: 7
Views: 1130

Re: Cooking for an old dog

A full spectrum vitamin supplement like Nupro could round it out for you. That also has enzymes that would help an old dog digest things better. Not familiar with Nupro, but I'm with McBosco---a vitamin supplement sure makes a lot of sense under the circumstances.The better dog food companies make ...
by Steve007
Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Non-Traditional Hunting Dogs
Replies: 24
Views: 5102

Re: Non-Traditional Hunting Dogs

Buddy of mine had a beagle he claimed to be the best pheasant dog in Illinois. Little dog worked, worked, worked, always within gun range and kicked up the bird, baying when she found one. She would chase rabbits,but surprisingly, quit and concentrated on pheasants after one rabbit if he didn't shoo...
by Steve007
Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: yard work
Replies: 8
Views: 1331

Re: yard work

Depends on the age of the dog and level of training. And of course, the facilities at hand. I just try to keep an adult dog interested, in some level of condition and learning something. My wife took my GWP through an agility course, and runs two miles with her 5 days a week (goal: three miles). I d...
by Steve007
Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:53 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What to do with my pup during the day?
Replies: 11
Views: 2869

Re: What to do with my pup during the day?

I think I'm going to set up an electric fence around about a 1/4 acre to let the dog run around in and a dog house for it to sleep. There's enough rabbits around these days to keep him busy during the day. I'll properly wire fence in an area eventually. Iwems2371 is right. If your pup is chasing a ...
by Steve007
Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gordon Setters
Replies: 11
Views: 2933

Re: Gordon Setters

Since the original question was about Gordons as family dogs, I'll add something. While well-socialized Gordons are unfailingly polite to visitors(I took mine to the office every day) as well as playful and humorous at home, adult Gordons once they lock into you are responsible dogs and serious abou...
by Steve007
Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gordon Setters
Replies: 11
Views: 2933

Re: Gordon Setters

You should be able to find dogs that fill the whole spectrum of needs, from fast athletic field trial breedings to larger more comfortable foot paced dogs. As is frequently the case, wyndancer is right. For a relatively low-registration breed, there are an unusual number of clear and distinct "line...
by Steve007
Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: lesser known breeds
Replies: 38
Views: 6382

Re: lesser known breeds

I accede to the superior FT knowledge of the esteemed fuzznut. Never competed in walking dog trials (or if so, it was so long ago, I have forgotten), so had to rely on my perceptions. Apparently. my error. However, note that my post specifically referenced FT-bred Gordon being wired in the field for...
by Steve007
Sun Dec 13, 2009 10:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: lesser known breeds
Replies: 38
Views: 6382

Re: lesser known breeds

Gordon Guy, I'm glad you liked your Limited Gun Dog Walking Stakes, but here is a link to the AKC and what it takes to win a FC. Points awarded in walking stakes only count in puppy or derby. To win a FC, it's a horseback trial, and it takes a much bigger run. Shooting dog in AF (I've competed and w...
by Steve007
Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: lesser known breeds
Replies: 38
Views: 6382

Re: lesser known breeds

What i was thinking is a dog for upland hunting and what breed gave you the best chance of getting a good dog or a beginner. It isn't so much the breed as the breeding. There are different "types" in many breeds and this is a very good thing if you know what you want. As an example, there are three...
by Steve007
Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Germ. Wiredhair won't point
Replies: 16
Views: 3644

Re: Germ. Wiredhair won't point

last year I hunted him at a local preserve 3 or 4 times and he did outstanding. He hunted hard, stayed close, pointed countless birds and we shot 40 or 50 birds over him. I couldn't have been more pleased. I'd take him back to to the preserve and see how he does. If he points and does as well as he...
by Steve007
Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:18 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: To Neuter or Not?
Replies: 17
Views: 5233

Re: To Neuter or Not?

Huh? Did you just repeat my statement? Yeah, you did. Intact males will be affected if there is any indication of a female in season somewhere around. That was not the original statement by bryce, and it was that to which I quite correctly responded, as ezzy properly notes. Your observation is besi...
by Steve007
Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:07 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: To Neuter or Not?
Replies: 17
Views: 5233

Re: To Neuter or Not?

only keep dogs worth breeding intact throughout their lives. There is no need to risk producing unwanted litters just because you thought it was mean to cut your "ole' buddy's" nuts off. It would hard to think of a more flawed argument than this, thouigh I'll grant you it's promoted constantly by t...
by Steve007
Fri Nov 06, 2009 3:18 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: To Neuter or Not?
Replies: 17
Views: 5233

Re: To Neuter or Not?

If you plan to spay your bitches (and you should), there is no reason whatsoever to de-groin your English Cocker. Men, horses or dogs, no testosterone WILL affect character. Your vet will urge you to do so, citing spurious claims as reason. Dog-hating organizations like animal rights groups also pro...
by Steve007
Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:06 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: GWP water test
Replies: 6
Views: 802

Re: GWP water test

Thanks for the replies. Sometimes you post a response and it seems that the inquirer never reads it. I did. Wilsonwires,I live in St. Louis and will very definitely be at the national specialty. However, bruin's info and link was sufficiently clear that I'll be watching the FTs rather than the water...
by Steve007
Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: Training
Topic: DALMATIAN FOR GUN DOG?
Replies: 18
Views: 6404

Re: DALMATIAN FOR GUN DOG?

Try a sequence of hand on his collar so he can't back up, "drop it!"(command), blowing a short fast strong exhalation of air directly at his nose, and then "good boy!" and physical praise when he drops it in shock (or take it when he loosens his hold). Easy to do and works well with many (not all) d...
by Steve007
Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: Training
Topic: DALMATIAN FOR GUN DOG?
Replies: 18
Views: 6404

Re: DALMATIAN FOR GUN DOG?

It Is easier and takes much less space (land) to train a flushing dog than a pointing dog. They also work at much closer range, which you will find emotionally easier to deal with. Pick a dog, buy a book (try Ken Roebuck's on Amazon), a check cord, a retrieving dummy, enroll in an obedience class an...
by Steve007
Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:43 am
Forum: Training
Topic: DALMATIAN FOR GUN DOG?
Replies: 18
Views: 6404

Re: DALMATIAN FOR GUN DOG?

the only issue that Im worried about is keeping him from running away. I currently cant walk him without a leash. Walt, the people here who started birdhunting early won't understand, but I do. Every non-birdhunter who gets involved in the sport as an adult is terrified that his dog will run away. ...
by Steve007
Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:58 am
Forum: Training
Topic: DALMATIAN FOR GUN DOG?
Replies: 18
Views: 6404

Re: DALMATIAN FOR GUN DOG?

walt, you came to the right place. I've had Dalmatians for 30 years, bred multiple champions, judged, put 13 obedience titles on various dogs and now hunt, do hunt tests and FT (though not with Dalmatians). The answer is..it depends on the dog, his age, and on you. First you need to determine if you...
by Steve007
Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:30 am
Forum: Training
Topic: GWP water test
Replies: 6
Views: 802

GWP water test

Can anybody here either give me information or provide me with a link as to what a GWP has to do to pass the water portion of AKC SH and MH titles? Just got a GWP. New breed for me.I am an experienced dog guy with serious credentials in quite a number of dog activities, and I like to put titles on m...
by Steve007
Wed May 20, 2009 2:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: male or female?
Replies: 36
Views: 2699

Re: male or female?

Good advice from the previous poster(vzkennels). Spaying is not a mistake, but spaying TOO EARLY certainly is. Think after her first heat (8-10 months, roughly), but before her second (six months later). Don't get conned into doing so pre-first heat by those with no knowledge of a dog's mental devel...
by Steve007
Sat Apr 18, 2009 6:03 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: If you had a limit of around $2,000...
Replies: 13
Views: 4797

Re: If you had a limit of around $2,000...

What o/u would you get and why? I'm looking to purchase a new gun and wanted to hear some feedback. Thanks. This is too general. What do you want to DO with the gun? Sporting clays? Hunt quail or waterfowl? Is it your only gun? How far will it be carried and how much is weight a factor? Do you hand...
by Steve007
Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Entering 1st AKC Hunt Test - Advice?
Replies: 21
Views: 5024

Re: Entering 1st AKC Hunt Test - Advice?

Contact the PUBLISHER of this book (Not Amazon) and buy it for $22. Fine book. Publisher is listed at this Amazon site. Can't beleve hustlers are trying to get $100 for it on Amazon. :evil: QUALIFY! A Guide to Successful Handling in AKC Pointing Breed Hunting Tests (Paperback) by Mark Powell http://...
by Steve007
Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:43 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Suggestions for an undersocialized dog
Replies: 23
Views: 5541

Re: Suggestions for an undersocialized dog

Good responses, but you'd get even more by listing this under the "dog training" section rather than "dogs for sale". imo

Nice-looking dog.Probably worth some time and effort to bring her around. I agree with both the responders so far.
by Steve007
Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:30 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: English Pointer or Wirehaired Pointing Griffon...
Replies: 12
Views: 8979

Thats like compairing a corvette to a volvo. In general a pointer is high energy high drive, I have never seen a griffon range like a pointer not that they dont have the drive but they dont have the speed and in my opion the nose Yes. How important is style to you, and the adrenaline thrill you get...