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Post by rkelly » Tue May 27, 2008 5:05 pm

I am going to check out a pup tomorrow at Sharpshooters Kennels. I have heard nothing but great things about them. Anybody have a dog from there?

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Post by splucinski » Tue May 27, 2008 5:59 pm

I don't have a dog from them, but Clyde did train my first GSP. He is incredible as a trainer. When I was there for a couple of days, I got to see several of Clyde and Marilyn's dogs in action. They were nothing short of phenomenal. I'm not sure how many NAVHDA versatile champions he's bred, trained and handled, but I know it's a bunch. I don't think you'll go wrong with one of their pups.

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Post by grousehunter08 » Tue May 27, 2008 6:11 pm

me personally i would never buy a dog from a big time trainer. We "southeast Michigan navhda chapter" Had him here for a seminar what an "fill in the blank" My personal opinion is he should be putting out champion dogs that's what he does for a living. So for him to have a prize one dog is that really so surprising?? He should that's all he does is train dogs. I bet if all i did was train dogs for ten years I could make a Dalmatian a prize one dog. If you go to the smaller breeders and look for talent in a dog i think you will be much happier with the dog. That way at-least you know you have a base line of talent not something that has been beaten into the blood line to make it look good. But that me.

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Post by coveycreek » Tue May 27, 2008 6:21 pm

You will not get a finer dog anywhere. There are tons of good breeders and many surely match the quality but none will surpass them if you are looking for a foot hunting dog/NAVHDA dog.

I know lots of people that have their dogs and they are exactly what he represents them to be.

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Post by Windyhills » Tue May 27, 2008 8:13 pm

Think this is the first time I've seen anyone rip them on a web board or otherwise, but there's always someone out there I guess. My experience with them has been very good. Other people I've talked to have nothing but good to say about them.

I'll grant you that some of the dogs Clyde and Marilynn breed have LOADS of desire and that may require a firm,consistent training hand to bring out the best in them--but those are nice dogs to start with, and I'd much rather have one with all the ability and drive than one you have to baby and encourage to do what you want. Most of their dogs go back to fairly well known lines too(Vom Enstrand/Hustler/Hege Haus/Vom Pottsiepen etc.), so I'd say it isn't just their training. And then there's all the pups they've had go on and do well.

Certainly a good place to go if you like the NAVHDA type dog, in my opinion.

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Post by Yawallac » Tue May 27, 2008 9:07 pm

I bet if all i did was train dogs for ten years I could make a Dalmatian a prize one dog.
I'll take that bet. :D

Sharpshooter kennel is an excellent source for quality GSPs IMO.

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Post by PntrRookie » Wed May 28, 2008 7:34 am

grousehunter08 wrote:...not something that has been beaten into the blood line to make it look good.
Not sure how you can beat something into a blood line. I have seen and heard very nice things about the Vetters and their dogs. Even from other GSP breeders/kennels.

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Post by mtlee » Wed May 28, 2008 9:46 am

One of my Dad's friends has 2 pups from them. They should be about a year old now. I haven't SEEN them since they were a few months old. I went over to his house and he was letting them chase ducks around in his pond, they sure weren't scared of the water to be little guys. I've talked with him since then and he seems to be happy with them. Thats about all the info I have on them. Good luck.

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Post by PAHunter » Wed May 28, 2008 10:00 am

I have a hunting buddy with a dog from Sharpshooter Kennel, and he has had nothing but good things to say. As a member of NAVHDA its hard not to acKnowlege Clyde and Marilynn's contributing to the breed and the club. Good luck!

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Post by splucinski » Wed May 28, 2008 3:17 pm

grousehunter08 wrote:me personally i would never buy a dog from a big time trainer. We "southeast Michigan navhda chapter" Had him here for a seminar what an "fill in the blank" My personal opinion is he should be putting out champion dogs that's what he does for a living. So for him to have a prize one dog is that really so surprising?? He should that's all he does is train dogs. I bet if all i did was train dogs for ten years I could make a Dalmatian a prize one dog. If you go to the smaller breeders and look for talent in a dog i think you will be much happier with the dog. That way at-least you know you have a base line of talent not something that has been beaten into the blood line to make it look good. But that me.
Where do you draw the line for a "big time trainer"? I'm not sure that I see how you can distinguish between someone who trains full time and someone who does it as a side gig. Personally, I'd rather have someone who does it for a living. Also, if they put out champion dogs isn't that a good indication of the ability of the trainer as well as the dog? I'd like to know what happened to give you such a poor opinion of the Vetter's after one training seminar. Sounds like some sour grapes on your end.

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Post by WildRose » Wed May 28, 2008 3:19 pm

I've seen a number of Sharp Shooter dogs with serious flagging issues. I owned a couple of SS dogs that had severe health and temperament issues. I had one here three years ago for training that I sent home early because of temperament issues. Won't have another one. CR
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Post by Ruffshooter » Thu May 29, 2008 9:16 am

IMHO!!!! I can say with the few Vetter dogs I have seen here in our chapter: I don't think those dogs are not for the average person. You better know what you are doing or you will just not have any fun. Now if you are a very good trainer that knows how to handle high energy and a lot of noise, more power to you. This may not be typical of other of his dogs. As for Clyde him self, I don't care for his personallity or his highlighted hair do, if he still has it. I don't like that he shot a duck in a Versitile champion test himself. I don't like that he tries to dictate in the field that your dog needs to where different colors than his and he will give the color he wants your dog to wear. He is supposed to come up here for a seminar. I may sit on the outside and watch, see if my opinion changes. No sour grapes here just observations. I have VC also.

There seem to be many happy people that have their dogs. I would pay attention to what CR said.

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Post by rkelly » Thu May 29, 2008 12:32 pm

I went and met with the Vetter's yesterday, I don't think you could find two nicer people IMHO. The dogs were all that I expected them to be and then some.

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Post by Ruffshooter » Thu May 29, 2008 12:52 pm

Would like to appologize for my personal observations on ones personality and actions. I started writing and it just came out. sorry. :oops:
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Post by rkelly » Thu May 29, 2008 1:57 pm

Howie, I am picking up a pup from them on Sat in Wi. Where are these tests at? If I have some free time I would love to stop and check them out.

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Post by Trey6 » Thu May 29, 2008 7:28 pm

CR, just curious, can you tell me the names of the two sharpshooter dogs that you owned, and where you got them from?

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Post by WildRose » Thu May 29, 2008 9:25 pm

Both came originally from SS. Both came from air force people being transferred to places they could not take them. Neither was ever permanently registered so no names. CR
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Post by volraider » Thu May 29, 2008 10:17 pm

Charlie which dogs were they out of and what was the health problems? Was the flagging genetic?

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Post by WildRose » Thu May 29, 2008 10:19 pm

Brian it's been a long time for both. I have enough trouble keeping pedigrees straight on dogs I like, I sure don't have enough brain power to remember those I don't.

Is flagging genetic? I think in many cases it is. when you see it pop up often in a given line I think the evidence is pretty strong that it is. CR
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Post by Marilyn Vetter » Thu May 29, 2008 11:28 pm

Charlie et al,

We have never participated in this type of forum because they too routinely generate negative and libelous statements. However, multiple people have brought this string to our attention. So, in this instance, we are responding only to state the facts. We don't wish to participate in the bashing of anyone and/or their breeding programs as everyone has their own opinion of what the ideal dog is.

When we register puppies with NAVHDA we transfer ownership to the new owner which requires they be named. We have registered 140 dogs with NAVHDA and all have registered names. We have not sold a puppy or a dog to CR at Wild Rose. If one was sold to an air force enlistee and they were restationed, we were never notified by the original owner they were for sale or we would have offered to purchase the dog back. We question if possibly you have the wrong kennel in mind. You may want to refer to the pedigrees that seem to confound you.

If someone has purchased a dog from us and it is unhealthy, we would ask them to notify us as we would want to do the right thing by the purchaser. Life is too long to live with a dog with health issues and we would certainly do everything possible to fairly deal with the issue. If anyone has questions on our dogs pointing, desire and other attributes, we recommend you contact the many puppy owners with attached emails listed on our website. The overwhelming majority of our puppies are trained and handled by their owners and not us, so their feedback is critical to us and obviously to others. Additionally, a full report on Sharp Shooter dogs can be requested from NAVHDA. The numbers say more than we ever could. NAVHDA's office number is 847-253-6488.

While we strive to do the very best, we will never please everyone and quite honestly that isn't a concern for us as long as we are pleasing our customers!

Thank you for your time.

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By the way Rick, we both have highlights. Hopefully you like mine more than you like Clyde's. :D 8)

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Post by larue » Fri May 30, 2008 6:42 am

I have not watched or been at any event with the vetters for quite some time,and as I now run mostly horseback events
What they are producing might not be the very best lines for what I want.
That being said,it can also be said,that I am in the minority of what want in a dog,while the majority of people,hunters
ect,want a dog more in what the vetters are producing.
I myself have never seen a sharpshooter dog with a temparment issue,and a tail that flags is not exclusive to navhda breed dogs,I even see it in trials,as it can be geneitic,or a product of training.
I do know that the vetters work very hard at what they do,if I wanted a pro to run a dog in navhda they would be hard to beat,and that they are honest people.

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Post by Yawallac » Fri May 30, 2008 7:05 am

By the way Rick, we both have highlights. Hopefully you like mine more than you like Clyde's.
That's funny... :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by TrueBlu Shorthairs » Fri May 30, 2008 7:18 am

Marilyn, you must really be doing something right if some joker wants to point out a flaw or two in the many dogs you've bred, particularly when the so-called flaws most likely aren't genetic, but man made. I've hunted over your dogs and their get and found them to be really really nice dogs. I'm sure you'll lose sleep over those with no titles. Your reputation stands on its own. Talk means nothing. As they say, many need to "get off the porch".

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Post by WildRose » Fri May 30, 2008 11:13 am

Marylin I know you guys work hard and obviously produce dogs that a lot of people are happy with. My observations and experience are what they are. We were asked for our experiences and opnions, so I gave mine. CR
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Post by WildRose » Fri May 30, 2008 11:52 am

I owe Clyde and Marylin an apology so I'm going to make it before the ink dries on my last post.

The three dogs I was talking about were in fact NOT Sharpshooter's dogs, they were Shooting Starr bred dogs, as were the pups with the flagging problems I'd seen.

The SS was stuck in my head and I should have thought and looked a little deeper before I first replied.

I rarely find myself in a position where I feel I should apologize for anything I've said either in print or face to face, this however is one of those rare times and I've always been man enough to admit when I'm wrong.

You have my sincere apology. CR

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Post by topher40 » Fri May 30, 2008 12:04 pm

WOW! This thread should be moved to the "Hall of Fame" section. Charlie's right, he never admits he's wrong :lol: , not saying you ever have been though! 8)
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Post by Rodger » Fri May 30, 2008 12:43 pm

Well done Mr. Rose.

BTW, I can almost relate, as I too once thought I was wrong, only to discover later, I was mistaken.

Talk about a relief. :D

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Post by ezzy333 » Fri May 30, 2008 2:49 pm

CR, like you I made a mistake just a few years ago and have always been very modest since. I hate repeated errors and I am living in constance fear that I maybe wrong again sometime. I always thought it was just unforgivable when someone makes more than a couple of mistakes in a life time and I only have one left. :P :P :roll:

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Post by larue » Fri May 30, 2008 3:17 pm

Cr,out of the pan into the fire.Shooting starr dogs are known for there good attitudes,once again not bred for field trials
but for the navhda foot hunter.
I dont think you could find two navhda kennels with better reputations in navhda,and overall results in dogs they bred.

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Post by cumberland » Fri May 30, 2008 3:43 pm

Such a heart felt apology from Charlie that the Vetters need to thank a third party (Parshal) for it.

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Post by WildRose » Fri May 30, 2008 4:06 pm

cumberland wrote:Such a heart felt apology from Charlie that the Vetters need to thank a third party (Parshal) for it.
Cumber it's called giving credit where credit is due. Something Parshal (a friend of mine of many years) said in a PM to me kick started my brain on this subject and caused me to do some looking, digging, and thinking. It was his spurring my brain that caused me to do so, which led me to the inescapable conclusion I'd screwed up, and wrongfully besmirched a good breeder. I then apologized for having done so and gave Parshal the credit he deserved. CR
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Post by rkelly » Fri May 30, 2008 4:08 pm

I agree, this thread has gone places I never imagined. Lets end it.

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Post by Yawallac » Fri May 30, 2008 7:10 pm

The Shooting Starr stuff is the foundation for much of the Sharp Shooter stuff so ........WHATEVER.

I like to draw my own conclusions on lines of dogs and I like both very much. "Flagging" is not something that I have seen in either "SS" line.

I have a lot of problem Pointers sent to me for training from many lines. I certainly have enough experience to realize that the majority of those issues did not originate from the "line". My suggestion would be that unless you have seen a problem in a much larger sampling of a line then ...two dogs, it might be prudent to refrain from commenting.

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Post by markj » Fri May 30, 2008 8:26 pm

May I ask, what is flagging? I have seen gsps wag the tail until the point, is this flagging?
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wagging the tail duringthe point
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Post by Richard *UT* » Fri May 30, 2008 8:40 pm

Good for you CR, when someone offers an apology when a mistake is made, for me, it makes the opinion that much more appreciated and weighted. Whether basd on 2 or 7 dogs it is opinion based on the experiences with those dogs. For those that don't like the opinions, fine, move on. I have a Clown bred dog and we know everyone love Clown bred dogs :lol: . I can't help it, I like the dogs I like. Anyway, Thanks again CR
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Post by markj » Fri May 30, 2008 8:45 pm

I have had 3 clown bred dogs, well 2 were out of gen norman I sure liked em all. Were easy to train and loved to hunt and were natural retrievers. Thats me story and I am a stickin to it.

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Post by WildRose » Fri May 30, 2008 8:53 pm

My suggestion would be that unless you have seen a problem in a much larger sampling of a line then ...two dogs, it might be prudent to refrain from commenting.
Yaw I'd suggest you actually read my posts rather than skim. I've seen a lot more of them than I've owned or personally trained. The "sample" is much larger than three dogs. CR
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Post by Yawallac » Fri May 30, 2008 9:10 pm

Charlie,

2 dogs, 5 dogs, 10 dogs. Not enough to indict a line without knowing their specific background. Maybe a newbie wouldn't know that but you certainly do. Your comment was beneath your experience IMO. Sounded more like an agenda....

Even your apology was qualified... actually sounded like you were bragging ...about apologizing.

Dude.

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Post by WildRose » Sat May 31, 2008 11:35 am

Yaw I'll be sure and let you know when I think you're qualified to tell me when I can form an opinion. CR
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Post by larue » Sat May 31, 2008 4:35 pm

As a guy who currently owns a shooting starr dog,an fc,mh multiple ut prize 1 dog,who I can take anywhere
be it to a school,nursing home,ect,ect and as I guy who has watched dozen's of them in training,I take
some displeasure in the posts,especially when jim and donna are not here to speak for themselves.
Shooting starr dogs were bred with the family guy in mind,great atititudes,friendly dogs.
As I earlier posted,they may not have the strongest tails or be all age or horseback shooting dogs,but that was never the goal.
Cr,as you know some trialers up here,ask them what line when bred to cecil,produced the most dominate navhda dogs?
hmm,could it be shooting starr stuff?
Ask dennis,about a dog named ranger,if you care to.
If you want to be negative,It is very easy.
I have one question? Have you ever ran a dog in navhda? through a ut test? Do you have any idea of what it takes?
I have to agree with yaw,you are not making your image any better by taking the negative road.
And as jim and donna are really not that active anymore,I think you can leave them alone.

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Post by vols fan » Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:12 am

this is why i just bird hunt, don't know many people and don't have to please anyone but me and my dogs. have 3 good dogs imo, maybe someone else's trash .i don't care. we have a great time .

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Post by WildRose » Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:52 am

Larue I've discussed the Shooting Starr dogs with Dennis in detail on several occasions. I gave an honest opinion, yes it's negative but so what? To say anythign different would be dishonest. I haven't said that "all" or "most" of the dogs have these problems, just that the problems were severe enough in too many of those I have seen that I wanted no more of them. That is an opinion I'm entitled to, or so I thought.

If my "image" is that I'm honest, whether it's pro or negative I can live with that.

You know I don't run in NAVHDA events but I have produced some dogs that did very well in that venue. CR
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Post by wems2371 » Sun Jun 01, 2008 9:28 am

What a bunch of fluff this has become. If you know who you are, and you like what you've got--why give one person who doesn't like what you have any credence? Seems like there are plenty of fans of Sharp Shooters and Shooting Stars and the line has more than proven itself. Heck I've been looking into those lines for my next future pup. There is always someone who won't like what you have and feels the need to say so. Don't bring yourself down to the defensive mode. :wink: Denise

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Post by Yawallac » Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:16 am

If my "image" is that I'm honest, whether it's pro or negative I can live with that.
Just so you know, I don't believe that is the "image" most folks get of you from this thread. :lol:

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Post by Sharon » Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:05 pm

On the Ontario Dog Forum I help moderate, we don't allow people to ask questions about a kennel or trainer publicly.

This thread is the reason why.

You can ask , but all responses must be done by PM. People get the info they want without all the possible slander and rancour. Something to think about.
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Re: Sharpshooters Kennels dog

Post by Chaingang » Sun Jun 01, 2008 2:31 pm

Sharon wrote: You can ask , but all responses must be done by PM. People get the info they want without all the possible slander and rancour. Something to think about.
Good idea Sharon.

We all have our opinions good or bad. But if someone has a problem with a particular line of dogs and or breeder/trainer, maybe it's best left for a PM and not posted on a public forum for everyone to see. Most especially if those in question are not here to defend themselves.

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Re: Sharpshooters Kennels dog

Post by NE Vizsla » Sun Jun 01, 2008 4:19 pm

Chaingang wrote: Most especially if those in question are not here to defend themselves.
But they sometimes show up on here in the days following to defend themselves. Hey we get a new menber out of the deal.

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Re: Sharpshooters Kennels dog

Post by WildRose » Sun Jun 01, 2008 5:54 pm

Sharon wrote:On the Ontario Dog Forum I help moderate, we don't allow people to ask questions about a kennel or trainer publicly.

This thread is the reason why.

You can ask , but all responses must be done by PM. People get the info they want without all the possible slander and rancour. Something to think about.
I think this thread is a good example of why an OPEN, PUBLIC discussion is better. Had I simply shot the original questioner a PM I would have wrongly maligned Sharpshooter's dogs privately, my friend would not have spurred my memory and made me dig and look, and I would then have not been able to correct my mistake. Worse yet I would have likely repeated the error in the future if the same question were asked again.

I think Open, Honest, and Public discussion is always the best policy. CR
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Re: Sharpshooters Kennels dog

Post by Yawallac » Sun Jun 01, 2008 6:23 pm

CR,

With your vast experience, you know that an "honest assessment" can not possibly be made looking at two or three dogs from a particular line...

So where is the "honesty" CR???? Seems pretty disingenuous to me. Oh wait, you sell GSPs right??? Nevermind, I get it.

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