Georgia Boy wrote:I dont know if its just this part of the country or the old timers I came up around, but when they had a dog that wouldnt cut it hunting quail they would say it would make somebody a fine grouse dog.
mikmant wrote:Lots of good stuff here to chew over. Thanks for all your input. A few folks have sent me private messages about pups they have on the way. I'm no where near ready to make a choice, but thanks for the notes. I'm thinking I might do it next year. There is a place near by (Sharpe's Farm in Hopkinton)that does a lot of field trials in the summer. I don't know the sport but I'm going to make a point of going and watching some of the breeds mentioned here. I'll talk to a few of the handlers. What type of events should I be paying attention to? Or should I? A good dog in field trials doesn't necessarily mean a good hunter right?
French Brittanies are awful pretty.
mikmant wrote:As I said before I've never worked with a pointing breed. I went to a seminar at the New Hampshire Fish and Game office a couple of years ago to watch a gentleman show how he trains his GSPs. He had a couple of pups and I was pretty impressed at how quickly he was able to get them to respond to his instruction. If I end up choosing pointing breed what books or training method should I use? I own several of Richard Wolter's books and a couple of companion videos.