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by Steve007
Fri May 06, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Craigslist
Replies: 97
Views: 34190

Re: Craigslist

If you want a quality dog, you go where the people have quality dogs. Your odds are a whole lot better here than there.
by Steve007
Thu May 05, 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: a black English Setter?
Replies: 11
Views: 4141

Re: a black English Setter?

There is a wide range of black-and-tan color on Gordons. Some appear to be all black, especially if seen from a little distance. This is an extremely well-bred top field trial (and foot-hunting, if that's what you're doing) Gordon. He pointed as you describes, as do many trial-bred Gordons. I descri...
by Steve007
Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What would you choose.....Male or Female?
Replies: 9
Views: 1720

Re: What would you choose.....Male or Female?

tommyboy72 wrote:Female. It is a lot easier to find someone to breed to your female and options are more wide open when searching for a comparable male to breed to than when looking for a comparable female.
Clearly correct. The key words in the originai question were pick one puppy for your breeding program.
by Steve007
Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Male vs. Female
Replies: 27
Views: 4475

Re: Male vs. Female

PntrRookie,do you think that fine-looking stud dog is embarrrassed by you working him with that little pink lead? :?

Maybe you should switch it to the pretty girl dog, and get him a thick leather lead engraved with "Death before Dishonor" or something.. :wink:
by Steve007
Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Westminster - Sporting Group
Replies: 106
Views: 15522

Re: Westminster - Sporting Group

[I like the setters but I'm not very knowledgeable on them. What is it that they have done to the Gordon? What are some good Gordon breeders? Can't disagree that there is a breed split in Gordons, as in many other breeds. There are, however, plenty of top field Gordons around. Nevertheless, DC Sun-...
by Steve007
Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What Other Dog Would You Have?
Replies: 60
Views: 9523

Re: What Other Dog Would You Have?

I wouid like a male Wirehair next. My wife would like a Gordon Setter. I have had both and hold them both in overwhelmingly high regard, so if I pick the right individual, l can't lose. It is possible we will compromise and get a Gordon Setter. :wink: Maybe..
by Steve007
Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Eating Socks
Replies: 40
Views: 9121

Re: Eating Socks

I once got a very fine adult Gordon who ate two leather belts on two separate occasions--right out of my pants that were lying around. Fortunate, perhaps, that I was not wearing them at the time. (Just to provide information, my brother, who is a vet, said if she tore the belt in small pieces, she'd...
by Steve007
Sat Feb 05, 2011 3:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: First dog: puppy, started, or finished?
Replies: 40
Views: 6467

Re: First dog: puppy, started, or finished?

Unless you know what YOU are doing, the started dog will be "eating your lunch" within 30 days and the trained dog will be back to the trainer for tuning up...trainers love that...future cash flow. Best dog you'll ever own is the one you train...its the team concept...train together and compete tog...
by Steve007
Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: First dog: puppy, started, or finished?
Replies: 40
Views: 6467

Re: First dog: puppy, started, or finished?

Cajun Casey wrote:Save yourself some frustratiom and pick up a two year old off a pro trainer. Breed? English pointer. That's what everyone decides on after they start with something else.
Are those the ones with the long skinny tails? Why would someone want a Dalmatian without the spots?
by Steve007
Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: First dog: puppy, started, or finished?
Replies: 40
Views: 6467

Re: First dog: puppy, started, or finished?

It takes a lot of equpment, time and facilities to make a bird dog from scratch. That mean lots of birds and some land, and frequent use of same. I drove two hours a day (an hour there and back), three days a week without fail, plus daily yard for four months when training my young Gordon. If you do...
by Steve007
Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sunday night chat???
Replies: 1
Views: 251

Re: Sunday night chat???

Lots of people there last night. Good to see attendance is doing well.

If you missed it, it's worth showing up a few times to draw your own conclusions. Mine are quite positive.
by Steve007
Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Domanent Dog question
Replies: 13
Views: 2371

Re: Domanent Dog question

Your collar manufacturer will have a (cheap) dummy collar that matches the weight of the real one. Have him wear it normally and he won't become "collar-wise".
by Steve007
Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Please stop bringing things into the house...
Replies: 21
Views: 4699

Re: Please stop bringing things into the house...

What the heck? A dog door means "that's life with dogs", but wems2371 doesn't have one. So how tough is it to block the door,whoa the dogs and tell them to 'drop it" if they're carrying something? If you whoa them consistently at the door (it is shut, right?), they'll stop on their own. My fine GWP ...
by Steve007
Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: [RANT] I've been doing it all wrong
Replies: 7
Views: 1855

Re: [RANT] I've been doing it all wrong

Your dogs are liable to have long and useful lives, as a result of care, conditioning and innate structure. His are liable to be through and gone at a much earlier age. It probably won't bother him; it would bother me a lot. And I suspect it would bother you as well.
by Steve007
Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What can you tell me about this Pedigree-Lewl???
Replies: 15
Views: 2770

Re: What can you tell me about this Pedigree-Lewl???

I am looking at possibly getting a pup from this bitch I read the pedigree fine. Looks to me like you've got a tightly linebred bitch (half-brother to half-sister on an inbred full-bother-to-full-sister dog plus more) which is a strong positive IF (note the"if") she is an exceptional individual, as...
by Steve007
Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wire Haired Pointing Griffon....
Replies: 14
Views: 5548

Re: Wire Haired Pointing Griffon....

I....my wife was sold when I told her they dont shed... Whatever you can con your wife into is fine with me. But I've got a buddy with two of them and he says otherwise. Mammals shed, unless you pull it out with combs, stripping blades or or brushes before it hits the ground. Where do you think the...
by Steve007
Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Range Question
Replies: 12
Views: 2447

Re: Range Question

Do you typically hunt her by herself or with another dog? Is the country you hunt open or more dense? The fact that she trots (mostly) would seem to indicate that she's naturally close or else perhaps strongly attuned to you and not very independent. Worth putting her with a dog with somewhat (not m...
by Steve007
Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Help..Pointer Won't Hunt Fur
Replies: 10
Views: 1427

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: 5073

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: 612

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: 612

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: 612

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: 612

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: 722

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: 2609

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: 5380

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: 2925

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: 2925

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: 384

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: 5008

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: 2358

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: 4263

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: 4263

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: 7641

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: 2834

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: 4780

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: 5524

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: 4446

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: 10679

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: 1268

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: 5481

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: 1435

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: 3061

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: 3184

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: 3184

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: 6707

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: 6707

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: 6707

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: 3816

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: 5623

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...