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by romeo212000
Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: trial question
Replies: 22
Views: 3603

Re: trial question

The answer in short is no you are not responsible for giving his dog an opportunity to back. There's a few reasons for this though. The first reason is according to the rules if your dog is on point and time expires you have one minute to produce the bird and complete the retrieve to get credit for ...
by romeo212000
Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:14 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Stapled dog up in the field. Infection question.
Replies: 30
Views: 4356

Re: Stapled dog up in the field. Infection question.

Cajun Casey wrote:Four days is not a full course of antibiotics.
Apparently it's a pretty stout antibiotic, and that's what I was told by the vet. What would you recommend?
by romeo212000
Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Stapled dog up in the field. Infection question.
Replies: 30
Views: 4356

Stapled dog up in the field. Infection question.

Had my 2.5 year old shorthair run through a barbed wire fence today on a retrieve. It was my fault for putting the bird too close to it. Anyways she cut herself on her right front leg, slightly on the inside. Cut is about 2.5" long at most and not super deep with only maybe a couple of centimers of ...
by romeo212000
Sun Sep 11, 2011 3:47 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Worming during pregnancy
Replies: 7
Views: 771

Re: Worming during pregnancy

Does worming the mother during pregnancy and after birth eliminate the need to work the puppies while they are feeding off the mother?
by romeo212000
Sun Sep 11, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: pro plan vs enhance
Replies: 12
Views: 1616

Re: pro plan vs enhance

I feed the enhance hunter's edge premium blend and could not be happier. Price is better than proplan and the dogs do incredibly well on it. Tip here though is don't feed the basic forumla. Get the premium blend. There is no way I would switch to PP over this.
by romeo212000
Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Have you heard of these breeders?
Replies: 3
Views: 596

Re: Have you heard of these breeders?

Todd Anderson at Anderson ranch raises some outstanding litters. Call him and he will be happy to explain anything you have questions over. You will see he strives to produce the best dogs possible.
by romeo212000
Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Arkat
Replies: 67
Views: 12007

Re: Arkat

The thing that pisses me off is they increased the price of the Hunter's Edge formula and decreased the weight of the bag. Sounds like someone trying to make a quick buc to me. I too will be changing unless they fix one or the other.
by romeo212000
Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:20 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: What dog food are you using currently?
Replies: 170
Views: 55155

Re: What dog food are you using currently?

My trainer has really gotten excited about a feed that Akrat is producing called Enhance. I believe they are endorsed by Ducks Unlimited or something. They have several different formulas depending on your needs. Says it is the best thing he has seen around, especially considering the cost bar none....
by romeo212000
Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:47 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: quail numbers in Ryan Oklahoma
Replies: 7
Views: 1118

Re: quail numbers in Ryan Oklahoma

Wish I could help you there, but I have never dropped the tailgate in south central, OK. My knowledge is NW and SW Oklahoma and South KS.
by romeo212000
Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:19 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: quail numbers in Ryan Oklahoma
Replies: 7
Views: 1118

Re: quail numbers in Ryan Oklahoma

Don't know about Ryan, but I am hearing good things all over Oklahoma this year.
by romeo212000
Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:18 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Hunting Etiquette
Replies: 10
Views: 3435

Re: Hunting Etiquette

Thanks for all the input. I would agree, 2 dogs and 2 live guns is ideal, three live guns at the most. More than that it gets to be confusing. Particularly if the other dogs are not under control. Could end up with people shooting over 3 different finds and pellet's going in all directions. May be ...
by romeo212000
Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:32 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Hunting Etiquette
Replies: 10
Views: 3435

Re: Hunting Etiquette

I won't hunt with more than three guns and three dogs on the ground at once, and i hunt the open praries and sand hills of Western Oklahoma.
by romeo212000
Mon Jun 14, 2010 2:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How big is your GSP?
Replies: 29
Views: 4874

Re: How big is your GSP?

Depends on the line and the parents. You will be very pleased with them when Todd and Stacey are done with them.
by romeo212000
Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:32 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: What age to wean pups?
Replies: 13
Views: 3185

Re: What age to wean pups?

All good points, but I tend to agree more with mcbosco. Assuming you are making available to the pups a good quality feed(Science would not be my choice), the mother will wean perhaps a bit earlier than say 8-9 weeks. It's usually a good idea to do what's natural. Mother knows best. What would be y...
by romeo212000
Sat Jun 05, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NSTRA event in Waverly. NE
Replies: 40
Views: 7598

Re: NSTRA event in Waverly. NE

I'm not sure who the other dog in the final brace is but one is miller's butch out of our region in Oklahoma.
by romeo212000
Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NSTRA event in Waverly. NE
Replies: 40
Views: 7598

Re: NSTRA event in Waverly. NE

It looks to be your good at math Romeo, although even a 40 acre field doesnt seem enough to "prove" a dog IMHO. When was the last time you hunted a 40 acre field, found birds and werent at a canned hunt or hunting in NY? No offense NY folks, maybe I should have said Los Angeles! We actually find wi...
by romeo212000
Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NSTRA event in Waverly. NE
Replies: 40
Views: 7598

Re: NSTRA event in Waverly. NE

The difference between 15 and 30 is pretty significant. Double in fact.
by romeo212000
Thu May 27, 2010 8:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NSTRA event in Waverly. NE
Replies: 40
Views: 7598

Re: NSTRA event in Waverly. NE

I've been out there many times. It is nothing like a horseback trial if you've been to one of those. As someone stated, you can see everything from the clubhouse porch. It is two flat, about 15 acres, short grass fields. You'll be able to see all the dogs. No way they are 15 acres. NSTRA would neve...
by romeo212000
Sat May 22, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: us open pheasant trials?
Replies: 137
Views: 35024

Re: us open pheasant trials?

Here's some vid of the flushing pointing dogs on BDC http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NH-Yi_TLdc Can you say road, flag , flush, chomp :D I see little to no difference between us open Phez Championship and BDC...... Yep, pretty much the same thing. Not broke, moving, creeping, roading. No quality be...
by romeo212000
Sat May 22, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: us open pheasant trials?
Replies: 137
Views: 35024

Re: us open pheasant trials?

Yep it's a race which is much better than a beauty contest based on how good a dog looks while it points. :roll: How is it possibly better? A race does absolutely nothing to prove anything about the qualities of a dog. This type of format does not judge quality of work, training, handling, style or...
by romeo212000
Mon May 17, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: us open pheasant trials?
Replies: 137
Views: 35024

Re: us open pheasant trials?

With entery fees running between 300 to 500 bucks you probley wont see many dogs that cant hold a point or make a reteive. The footage Ive seen leaves that in question.....and holding a point and making a retrieve do not a great dog make. Ditto. The footage I have seen of the "top dogs" at these na...
by romeo212000
Mon May 17, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: us open pheasant trials?
Replies: 137
Views: 35024

Re: us open pheasant trials?

This format isn't even in the same league as NSTRA. NSTRA judges quality of bird work, retrieves, handling, obedience, and ground cover. Those formats are about nothing but putting birds in the bag as quickly as possible. Someone please explain to me how this formart could possibly advance the breed...
by romeo212000
Tue May 11, 2010 1:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: us open pheasant trials?
Replies: 137
Views: 35024

Re: us open pheasant trials?

It sounds like you are talking about the BDC trials........... The way I understand it, is that you are only scored on the amount of birds in the bag in a specified amount of time. The only thing the dog has to do is hold a point for 3 seconds and I believe make the retrieve. The dog is not scored ...
by romeo212000
Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:23 pm
Forum: Submit Your GUN DOG Site
Topic: Ridge Run Kennels
Replies: 0
Views: 573

Ridge Run Kennels

Please check out our website www.ridgerunkennels.com. Ridge Run Kennels is a small kennel located just outside of Oklahoma City, OK. We specialize in breeding quality black and white German Shorthairs, only raising one to two litters each year, though liver and white dogs are usually available with ...
by romeo212000
Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Closest working EPs
Replies: 65
Views: 11440

Re: Closest working EPs

To help the poor guy out that asked the original question,,,,, if I were you I would find and of course is this done by asking around on computer forums and other resources a pair of dogs that produce closer working dogs. So we don't get in the discussion of LINES we would probably all agree that t...
by romeo212000
Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog box ?
Replies: 7
Views: 868

Re: Dog box ?

If you get rear ended at even a slow speed you have to kiss your dogs goodbye with a setup like that.
by romeo212000
Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Bird Eating!
Replies: 4
Views: 547

Re: Bird Eating!

One of mine did that about a year ago in a trial. Not only did she not retrieve it right back to me she turned and ran off from me and ate it. I blamed myself for putting way too much pressure on her too soon. It turned into a big hard mouth problem which surprised me because she had been force fetc...
by romeo212000
Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dry or Canned for Hunting Dogs
Replies: 8
Views: 1447

Re: Dry or Canned for Hunting Dogs

I use canned food for one thing. To entice a tired dog to eat at the end of a hard day of hunting when we are going again the next day. Other than that, it is essentially useleless. As far as the proper shape for a dog to be in, that is somewhat debateable. I feed my dogs and watch them. If I can ba...
by romeo212000
Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A question about black GSP's
Replies: 14
Views: 3821

Re: A question about black GSP's

I figured that. Just responding to another poster.
by romeo212000
Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A question about black GSP's
Replies: 14
Views: 3821

Re: A question about black GSP's

They only championships I have heard of are from a guy that runs NSTRA and touts his dog as the only male b&w gsp to win any kind of field championship. That is all I know. Congrats on the AFC that is a serious accomplishment. Can you post a pedigree for Sally I would like to see it. Thanks I think...
by romeo212000
Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP/Labrador Retriever Mix
Replies: 4
Views: 601

Re: GSP/Labrador Retriever Mix

If want a bird dog go get yourself a bird dog from a legitimate breeder. Puppies are a little bit of a roll of the dice anyway. Your really stacking the deck against yourself by going this route.
by romeo212000
Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: HUnt young GSP with retrievers
Replies: 14
Views: 2910

Re: HUnt young GSP with retrievers

It may be just as bad for your dog to see you shoot a flushed bird over your golden is to do it over your pointer. I abide by this rule no matter what. Flushers and pointers never get hunted together. It's my rule though.
by romeo212000
Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: HUnt young GSP with retrievers
Replies: 14
Views: 2910

Re: HUnt young GSP with retrievers

I am glad you have found something that works for you and it sounds like it works because you don't hunt them together directly. Take a young dog and let a flushing dog bust his pointed birds once or twice and see what a pile you end up in with that young dog. Everyone has what works for them. I am ...
by romeo212000
Sun Jan 03, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Trying to help a friend (and her dog), need advice...
Replies: 11
Views: 1908

Re: Trying to help a friend (and her dog), need advice...

Ezzy, as usual you read far too much into a post. I am aware working type dogs can fit into the same category as we are referring to here, but since this is a forum for sporting dogs I chose to be more specific to the subject. Second, I most certainly not blaming the messenger as you stated. I was s...
by romeo212000
Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Trying to help a friend (and her dog), need advice...
Replies: 11
Views: 1908

Re: Trying to help a friend (and her dog), need advice...

This happens all too often with sporting type dogs. Someone wants a lab or a shorthair or setter because they are just so darn pretty. In the meantime they give absolutely no considerations to what purpose that breed of dog is bred for. The dog has a great deal of energy and the instincts it was bre...
by romeo212000
Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: HUnt young GSP with retrievers
Replies: 14
Views: 2910

Re: HUnt young GSP with retrievers

That story is exactly the reason you shouldn't hunt your gap with a flushing dog. The dog in this story may not have been able to see the springer but the springer was busting the gsp birds in this story. It is a surefire way to undo your hard work and training.
by romeo212000
Fri Jan 01, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: HUnt young GSP with retrievers
Replies: 14
Views: 2910

Re: HUnt young GSP with retrievers

If you want to train them to be a flushing dog then that's fine. But you cannot refute the fact that gsp's are bred as pointing dogs. I assume the op wants his dog to.point and hold given his concern of hunting him with a flushing lab.
by romeo212000
Fri Jan 01, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: HUnt young GSP with retrievers
Replies: 14
Views: 2910

Re: HUnt young GSP with retrievers

Only do it if you plan to teach to your GSP to be a flushing dog. :roll:
by romeo212000
Sat Dec 19, 2009 6:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: what to train for to run nstra
Replies: 8
Views: 2217

Re: what to train for to run nstra

Yes but your likely to lose a lot of valuable time if your dog does not mark the bird down well or if you don't fold it when you hit it. I say break your dog steady to wing and shot, and be willing to let your dog break a little sooner at the trials. It adds an element of steadiness, but your not lo...
by romeo212000
Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New to field trials
Replies: 5
Views: 661

Re: New to field trials

You might also look into NSTRA trials. www.nstra.org

I can fill in some blanks for you too. There was also a thread specifically on NSTRA if you do a search.
by romeo212000
Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Chasing Birds
Replies: 7
Views: 782

Re: Chasing Birds

Just work on using a little light stim from the collar to turn him off of tweety's, and non-desireable birds. As far as steadying him to wing and shot, or even flush for that matter. Wait until well after this bird season and look into it this summer.
by romeo212000
Sat Sep 12, 2009 11:30 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Young Dog Eating Birds
Replies: 10
Views: 3987

Re: Young Dog Eating Birds

Frankly I would quit giving her birds to retrieve. Still continue the bird work, but don't shoot them for her. When she hits around a year of age you may consider finding someone to force fetch her. It sounds like you are fairly new at this and I do not recommend trying this on your own if you are n...
by romeo212000
Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:07 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Tri-Tronics - what is the "buzz sound" setting?
Replies: 4
Views: 706

Re: Tri-Tronics - what is the "buzz sound" setting?

It's sort of cross between a buzz and a beep, but has a similar intent. I use it to turn my dogs or call them in, especially when working with a newly trained dog, or newly broke dog rather than nicking them with a collar every time. I have a 2 year old GSP that is finishing up on her steady to wing...
by romeo212000
Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How do I break it gently?
Replies: 20
Views: 3797

Re: How do I break it gently?

Been there, but in an even more difficult way. Last season I had to explain to a very good friend and mentor of mine that I couldn't hunt my trial dogs with his dogs. His dogs are wild bird/meat dogs, and are not broke by any means. I compete with mine and one of them is a younger dog needing to be ...
by romeo212000
Sat Jul 18, 2009 10:08 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Broke while hunting!
Replies: 17
Views: 1220

Re: Broke while hunting!

Yes you may put a few less birds in the bag when you require your dog to be fully broke while wild bird hunting, but the quality of work you get out of the birds you do get far outweighs a lighter game bag. It all depends on what your goals are while wild bird hunting. Mine is to put a few birds in ...
by romeo212000
Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Field trial
Replies: 28
Views: 5391

Re: Field trial

ezzy, i was at a NAVHDA clinic last week and while the seasoned dogs were very impressive athletes and very well trained, i dont know how you could hunt with them, they take off like rockets and bash through the fields like something out of a video game or an action movie, in a blink of an eye they...
by romeo212000
Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Black Kettle
Replies: 11
Views: 3141

Re: Black Kettle

You can still find some birds there but should talk to someone who knows where they are, and be prepared to walk a very long distance to find them. Also, ou will probably only get one chance at each covey because they fly so far. You may walk all day and get skunked. Black Kettle was over hunted due...
by romeo212000
Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:31 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Do dogs fake injuries?
Replies: 13
Views: 3848

Re: Do dogs fake injuries?

Could have just been sore for a couple of days. I am sure dogs have better days than others with such a former serious injury.
by romeo212000
Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:02 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: GSP Bloat prevention question
Replies: 17
Views: 4008

Re: GSP Bloat prevention question

I think excessive water consumption is only a problem when combined with excessive food consumption.
by romeo212000
Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:41 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Working on Backing. Input Needed
Replies: 4
Views: 1377

Working on Backing. Input Needed

I have a almost 2 year old GSP I am going to start some backing work on and have put a plan together but wanted to see what some of you thought, and how I might improve it. I will start by running her on the training grounds for a while just having her handle for me. I will set up a pointing dog cut...