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Spring Training

Post by DGFavor » Sat Mar 06, 2010 7:10 pm

Processed on my laptop so not sure how they'll look on a good monitor:

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Re: Spring Training

Post by gmanksu » Sat Mar 06, 2010 7:34 pm

Who is the tri-color setter? Beautiful dogs in beautiful country.

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Re: Spring Training

Post by birddogger » Sat Mar 06, 2010 8:08 pm

Most pointer people will probably disagree with me, especially field trialers, but I love the intensity of the orange and white pointer on point. To me, that is style, even if it isn't a 12:00 tail. 8)

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Re: Spring Training

Post by Birddogz » Sat Mar 06, 2010 8:24 pm

I have a Britt that points with so much intensity that sometimes he bites his lip while pointing. Intensity is a great thing.
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Re: Spring Training

Post by birddogger » Sat Mar 06, 2010 8:26 pm

Birddogz wrote:I have a Britt that points with so much intensity that sometimes he bites his lip while pointing. Intensity is a great thing.
Amen!!!

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Re: Spring Training

Post by DGFavor » Sat Mar 06, 2010 11:02 pm

Most pointer people will probably disagree with me, especially field trialers, but I love the intensity of the orange and white pointer on point. To me, that is style, even if it isn't a 12:00 tail.
:lol: :lol: Well some field trial folks don't mind it!! That O&W dog (CH Bust'n Out) has got a couple placements in Nat'l Ch. qualifiers - another win in one and he'll be at the big show. Hunted the limits of the Madsen Ranch goin' RU to Strut at the US Chicken in August. The B&W pointer is CH Idaho's Lucky Strike, a multi CH as well and also a leg shy of goin' to the big show. Them AA dogs are about alot more than making a pretty picture!! We'da put some quail, chuks and huns in the bag over 'em today if the season was still open - practiced catch and release!! :wink: :lol: Fun to get to tag along with those guys! :mrgreen:

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Re: Spring Training

Post by glk7243 » Sat Mar 06, 2010 11:48 pm

gmanksu wrote:Who is the tri-color setter?
I believe that is Copper Sunrise.

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Re: Spring Training

Post by AZ Brittany Guy » Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:43 am

DGFavor wrote:
Most pointer people will probably disagree with me, especially field trialers, but I love the intensity of the orange and white pointer on point. To me, that is style, even if it isn't a 12:00 tail.
:lol: :lol: Well some field trial folks don't mind it!! Them AA dogs are about alot more than making a pretty picture!! We'da put some quail, chuks and huns in the bag over 'em today if the season was still open - practiced catch and release!! :wink: :lol: Fun to get to tag along with those guys! :mrgreen:
I agree with you! I like the natural intensity over a "poised point" you get with a lot of barrel work......not that I don't put my dogs on a barrel :) One of the nicest points I ever saw was a dog hitting sent in the air as he jumped over a dead fall. He came down looking like a pretzel and shivering like he was freezing to death. :) :)

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Re: Spring Training

Post by smokinsam » Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:24 am

Why is that guy laying on the ground in one of the pics?

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Re: Spring Training

Post by Ryman Gun Dog » Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:48 am

GDFavor,
Great stuff, thanks for posting the great pictures. Looks like you gentlemen had a fantatic day in the field.
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Re: Spring Training

Post by gmanksu » Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:50 am

Looks to be going under a fence, hard to go over when the climb is uphill :D

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Re: Spring Training

Post by Birddogz » Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:52 am

smokinsam wrote:Why is that guy laying on the ground in one of the pics?
He is going under a fence.
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Re: Spring Training

Post by ditchparrot19 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:21 am

Great pictures! Thanks.
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Re: Spring Training

Post by Richard *UT* » Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:48 pm

Wow! Just incredible pics. Thanks a ton for sharing 8)
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Re: Spring Training

Post by Ruffshooter » Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:49 pm

That was some fine picture takin if I ever saw some. Ayuh. Love the leaning in to the point. Will take that over a stand up straight, straight up tail any day. That is all natural. I am envious Green grass already.
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Re: Spring Training

Post by birddogger » Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:04 pm

DGFavor wrote:
Most pointer people will probably disagree with me, especially field trialers, but I love the intensity of the orange and white pointer on point. To me, that is style, even if it isn't a 12:00 tail.
:lol: :lol: Well some field trial folks don't mind it!! That O&W dog (CH Bust'n Out) has got a couple placements in Nat'l Ch. qualifiers - another win in one and he'll be at the big show. Hunted the limits of the Madsen Ranch goin' RU to Strut at the US Chicken in August. The B&W pointer is CH Idaho's Lucky Strike, a multi CH as well and also a leg shy of goin' to the big show. Them AA dogs are about alot more than making a pretty picture!! We'da put some quail, chuks and huns in the bag over 'em today if the season was still open - practiced catch and release!! :wink: :lol: Fun to get to tag along with those guys! :mrgreen:
I am happy to hear that it is more than looking like they are posing for a picture!!! Congrats on your and your dog's accomplishments. BTW, all of the dogs look great, that one pointer just really caught my eye. Thanks for sharing and good luck with them in the future.

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Re: Spring Training

Post by smokinsam » Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:02 pm

hahah
sorry didn't look close enough apparently.lol
how the hek i couldnt see that earlier I have no idea!

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Re: Spring Training

Post by DGFavor » Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:06 pm

Congrats on your and your dog's accomplishments.
:lol: :lol: I wish!! They weren't my dogs, I was along for the ride and staying out of the way!! I get my dogs out when the guys researching the ground squirrels across the canyon need some help finding 'em!! :lol: :lol:

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Re: Spring Training

Post by k2k » Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:18 pm

A beautiful spring day just made for dogs, horses, and good friends. What more could you ask for out of life! Great pictures, as usual. Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Spring Training

Post by Elkhunter » Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:25 pm

Good looking pictures, that Ben sure is a powerful looking dog!!

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Re: Spring Training

Post by DGFavor » Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:34 am

Thanks! Yes, it was a beautiful day to be out!
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Re: Spring Training

Post by solon » Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:49 am

Is that Rich Robertson you were running dogs with? Looks like him.

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Re: Spring Training

Post by DGFavor » Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:40 pm

Yah, Richie tolerates us flailing around up there with him now and then. One of the hardest things for trainers to replicate in training for FT's is the commotion that goes along with them - so if we can come up, cut our dogs loose, goof around with cameras, fall off our horses, have our horses get loose, generally make nuisances of ourselves it does help his dogs get used to the commotion of competition. :lol:

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Re: Spring Training

Post by Busterb » Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:04 pm

OUTSTANDING!! Thanks for posting :D

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