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Closing my kennel

Post by cjhills » Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:16 am

Due to some health issues. I am closing my kennel and have some very well bred, family bird dogs I am looking to rehome. I am not concerned about price. Looking for family hunting homes. All dogs are well started on birds, very good on obedience and have know bad habits. All will hold point through the flush. I have videos available of most dogs....Cj

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Closing my kennel

Post by MGIII » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:31 pm

Sorry to hear about the health issues.
Wish you were closer to AZ so I could help.


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Post by greg jacobs » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:47 pm

Which dogs?
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Re: Closing my kennel

Post by setterpoint » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:27 pm

I think your in Minnesota, what kind of dogs do you have might know a few guys that would hunt them and treeted them right

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Re: Closing my kennel

Post by ckirsch » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:41 pm

Very sorry to learn of your health challenges. Hope things turn out ok for you.

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Re: Closing my kennel

Post by Up North » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:32 pm

Jerry sorry to hear this. Hopping all works out for you. If we didn’t have 4 dogs now I would definitely be interested in one of your dogs! Best wishes. Nick

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Re: Closing my kennel

Post by cjhills » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:46 am

Thank, to every one who replyed. I have placed all the dogs. I plan to.
it will be a new world going from 15 dogs to three.
Just to clarify thinks to anyone who cares; It is age related issues. Not anything life threatening. Doctor appointments come more often. I guess it happens to everybody. It is getting to the point where it is a bit risky to hunt the big areas in the North Central USA alone. Without being able to do that, I cannot do the dogs justice, so,I have to put them wth somebody who can.
I am keeping my one year old Tug X Ava puppy. Might try to get her master. The first perfect dog I ever bred. Also 2 puppies But will probably sell them in the fall.
Thanks to everybody who replied. It was overwhelming.
Thanks to all the people who are hunting over Autumnfire Dogs. We always strived breed a better bird dog. Thev only time I feel real good is when I am in the with the dogs. I really had hoped to find somebody to continue my kennel. Just never found anyone that had the desire to make it their life. Couldn't a training partner because they say I never want to quit. Thanks, It has been a great experience.....Cj
PS. I have enjoyed my time on the forum. Even though I never understood how some people could be so insulting to people the done know. My training is different than Yours. Who cares. It works for me

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Re: Closing my kennel

Post by Garrison » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:45 am

Sounds like your tough decision made for some very happy families and dogs. Glad to hear you are still in the game and working on that special pup. Cheers!

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Post by ckirsch » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:15 pm

Relieved to learn that you're not facing serious health issues.

I'll be in a similar situation before much longer. Only 58 and have tried to take care of myself but neuropathy is slowly taking away my ability to spend long periods of time on my feet. Leaning towards starting one last pup in the hope that it will keep me going longer, but then I worry that it might be less than fair to the pup as I may eventually not be able to spend as much with it in the field as it deserves. Fortunately I have a couple of good son-in-laws who I suspect would be willing to take over for me if need be. Working with and hunting behind bird dogs has been a very enjoyable part of my life and I'm not ready to throw in the towel just yet. Not sure I ever will be. Sucks to get old. My advice to you younger guys is to remember to enjoy each day in the field, and don't take them for granted.

CJ, I've enjoyed and appreciated your contributions to the forum and sure hope that you will continue to participate. You've made it better than it would have otherwise been. Best of luck to you.

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Post by cjhills » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:22 pm

Thanks Ckirsch. I really appreciate that.
Something we all have to face. When you have a lot of dogs you have to be very careful not to stay in it too long. you don't want to get to where you can't take care of them or have sell. Some people you think are friends aren't. The next thing you know some animal rescue has them. My mind says you can do it. My legs say no you can't. First time I ever had fat dogs.
I will likely stir things up a little when winter gets here......Cj

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Re: Closing my kennel

Post by greg jacobs » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:16 pm

Glad to hear that generally all is well. Thought you cut back a few years ago. 15 doesn't sound like cutting back. Sounds like numbers crept back up. Now that's a for real dog person.

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Post by birddogger2 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:20 pm

I am genuinely sorry that you had to make such a difficult choice. That must have been very painful for you. I am quite sure you did your best to place your dogs in good homes where they will be loved and hunted, but I bet you are still second guessing yourself about the process.

I am however happy for you that you feel good enough to try to finish out your one year old.

Hopefully she will keep you fired up and engaged. Best of luck with the three youngsters you have now. I hope they exceed your expectations.

Take care and stay well.

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Post by Scott Linden » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:44 pm

"a bit risky to hunt the big areas in the North Central USA alone"

I am there every season and glad to accompany you if you come to SD, KS, or ND. You could give me a lesson on shooting and dog training.

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Post by Dakotazeb » Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:17 am

ckirsch wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:15 pm

I'll be in a similar situation before much longer. Only 58 and have tried to take care of myself but neuropathy is slowly taking away my ability to spend long periods of time on my feet. Leaning towards starting one last pup in the hope that it will keep me going longer, but then I worry that it might be less than fair to the pup as I may eventually not be able to spend as much with it in the field as it deserves. Fortunately I have a couple of good son-in-laws who I suspect would be willing to take over for me if need be. Working with and hunting behind bird dogs has been a very enjoyable part of my life and I'm not ready to throw in the towel just yet. Not sure I ever will be. Sucks to get old. My advice to you younger guys is to remember to enjoy each day in the field, and don't take them for granted.
Sorry to hear about your health issues. 58 is way too young. Always hoped to see you at another NSTRA trial some day.

Great advice to the younger guys and it does suck to get old. I turned 73 in April and it seems every year the body is able to do a little less. Still enjoy time in the field with my dog but 2-3 hours a day is now enough for me.
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Re: Closing my kennel

Post by cjhills » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:49 pm

Scott Linden wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:44 pm
"a bit risky to hunt the big areas in the North Central USA alone"

I am there every season and glad to accompany you if you come to SD, KS, or ND. You could give me a lesson on shooting and dog training.

Best,
Scott
Thanks, I have spent a lot of time in SD and ND.Not much in Kansas. I could probably give you some dog training lessons. Shooting not so much, never been a great shotgun shooter. Strangely enough my shooting has improved unbelievabley in last few years as my vision has got worse. I will be having cataract surgery soon and shunts for glaucoma. Also right handed. left eye dominant shooter. I had the Day Glo sights on my shotguns. One day my grandson told to get rid of that junk, keep both eyes open, look at the bird, point the gun where you look and pull the trigger. Amazing.Thanks....Cj

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Post by Sharon » Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:16 pm

cjhills wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:46 am
Thank, to every one who replyed. I have placed all the dogs. I plan to.
it will be a new world going from 15 dogs to three.
Just to clarify thinks to anyone who cares; It is age related issues. Not anything life threatening. Doctor appointments come more often. I guess it happens to everybody. It is getting to the point where it is a bit risky to hunt the big areas in the North Central USA alone. Without being able to do that, I cannot do the dogs justice, so,I have to put them wth somebody who can.
I am keeping my one year old Tug X Ava puppy. Might try to get her master. The first perfect dog I ever bred. Also 2 puppies But will probably sell them in the fall.
Thanks to everybody who replied. It was overwhelming.
Thanks to all the people who are hunting over Autumnfire Dogs. We always strived breed a better bird dog. Thev only time I feel real good is when I am in the with the dogs. I really had hoped to find somebody to continue my kennel. Just never found anyone that had the desire to make it their life. Couldn't a training partner because they say I never want to quit. Thanks, It has been a great experience.....Cj
PS. I have enjoyed my time on the forum. Even though I never understood how some people could be so insulting to people the done know. My training is different than Yours. Who cares. It works for me
I hear you. Getting old is only for the brave . I wear a GPS medical alarm system around my neck so still feel save getting out with the dogs. You've made a tremendous contribution here, and hope you will continue to do so.
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Post by oldbeek » Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:50 pm

Cj don't know your age but we all slow down. I will be 78 this season but have my son, nephew and grandson to watch over me. Hunted 50 days last season and having the time of my life. At least you are not cutting back to no dogs. Love working with the dogs and thinking of getting a new pup. I don't work as hard in off season any more but keep going. Not wanting to steal your post, but just saying keep moving.

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Re: Closing my kennel

Post by cjhills » Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:40 am

OB:
81. Still nave a one year old female and 2 puppies. Probably will sell one puppy.
I do all the training and care of my dogs. It is very easy to tell yourself you can still do it but the day came when I realized my dogs are fatter than they have ever been and I had two year old dogs which were not near where they should be on their field work. Their obedience is way better though.
That is when you figure out you need to change. So here I am.
Mornings are long now and going in the empty kennel is really tough. When my internal clock adjust to the fact that I don't have to feed dogs and clean kennels, it won't be all bad. Plan to shoot a few SD roosters over my girls in November....CJ

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Re: Closing my kennel

Post by Featherfinder » Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:15 pm

Father Time has to be THE cruelest S.O.B. there is. All the money in the world won't buy you one second of time.
May you continue making scintillating memories with your remaining dogs Sir!

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