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Number of Dogs

How many dogs do you own? (Not in for training/breeding/pups to be sold)

1
24
16%
2
40
26%
3
36
24%
4
17
11%
5-10
32
21%
10-15
3
2%
15-20
0
No votes
20-30
0
No votes
40-50
0
No votes
50-75
1
1%
75+
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 153

Number of Dogs

Postby rockllews » Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:30 am

Just curious as to how many dogs this population owns. :D Housedogs/non-birddogs included. Dogs in for training/breeding/litters excluded.
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Re: Number of Dogs

Postby ceadmin » Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:37 am

I put down 2 because we are about to get our second dog (ever) in less than a month. We have an indoor cat as well, but we didn't include her, even though she sometimes acts like a dog (i.e. laying around the house, pointing/flushing insects, etc.)
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Re: Number of Dogs

Postby YELLERDOGS » Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:42 pm

We have two JRT's that hunt sometimes, but mostly are great alarms when someone gets near the horse barn. We have three labs, one hunts, one is a dock diver and is learning to hunt, and the other will probably hunt some day. We also have a boxer that is a foster for us right now as we try to rehab his faith in people. His front teeth were sawed down to nothing so he could be a bait dog. So six for us for the mean time. Yep, our place is a zoo. :lol:
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Re: Number of Dogs

Postby PrairieGoat » Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:48 pm

Two going on three.....shhhhh.....my wife's not on here is she?!?

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Re: Number of Dogs

Postby SubMariner » Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:53 am

We have a great 2 yr old male GSP, but hubby is making noises like he may be interested in getting another.

What's scary is that I've thought about it too. :roll:

:o Eeeek!
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Re: Number of Dogs

Postby 3Britts » Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:21 am

I have three with the idea that I will keep one from our next litter for show and field. My wife also doesn't know about the fourth. 8)
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Re: Number of Dogs

Postby BigShooter » Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:09 am

Grandpa & his legacy

This thread reminds me a little of family reunions. Some families have a few generations that have stayed in the same area. Their reunions have gotten so large they now rent a local hall to get together. So it is with our hunting group. One grandfather was an avid outdoorsman who hunted & fished a lot. His last dog, a Cocker Spaniel is the only dog we remember. He died when my brother, the oldest grandson was 13 years old, but his gear lived on through us. Our dad hunted squirrels & rabbits as a kid but nothing as an adult. We used grandpa's homemade double ended duckboat, the trolling and fly fishing gear, his tools, his hunting clothes and his deer rifle, shotgun & .22. My oldest brother picked up the outdoorsman's bug and led the rest of us. Our dad & we three sons made the 4 1/2 hours (one way) trip to grandma's house at least every other weekend each fall to hunt grouse, ducks & deer. Luckily we had two sisters that kept mom company on the weekends. We found out later in life one of our sisters badly wanted to go along but never got to. Dad's little 1963 two door Mercury Comet, with the 170 C.I.D. six cylinder motor was of course already more than full with us and our gear but never-the-less it's too bad she didn't get a chance to come along. This sister does hunt now.

Fifteen years ago we primarily hunted grouse, ducks, geese & deer. Then we got heavily into upland birds, sharps, huns & pheasants. Although we had dogs growing up, as I recall the only dogs at the time were the oldest brother's GWP, and the other brother's ESS.

Flash forward to our hunting group & the friends that often accompany us to our hunting camp today:

Me - 4 dogs
Four sons - 4 dogs
Zero girls
Friends: man & woman - 2 dogs, 3 young adults - 2 dogs

Brother #1 - 2 dogs
Two sons - 0 dogs
Zero girls
Friends - 1 man - 1 dog

Brother #2 - 5 dogs
Two sons - 1 dog
One stepson - 0 dogs
One step-daughter - 1 dog
Friends - 5 young adults - 4 dogs

The brother-in-law that was introduced to the area hunts - 1 dog
Sister - 1 dog
Two sons - 3 dogs
one son-in-law - 1 dog
four step-sons-in-law - 3 dogs

The brother-in-law & nephews got their own place in the same dying western town that we are in each fall. On the opening weekend of pheasant season we practically take over this tiny prairie town. For us it's a way to keep family and close friends together and to introduce an activity we love to our children and some day, to our grandchildren. For the dogs - it's a riot! No fights - everyone, including the dogs get along but ........ "be careful what you wish for ... you just might get it." We are soon at the saturation point for the numbers of local birds and the land available to hunt.

This all started with one grandpa and the gear he left behind ....

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Re: Number of Dogs

Postby PrairieGoat » Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:45 pm

SubMariner wrote:We have a great 2 yr old male GSP, but hubby is making noises like he may be interested in getting another.

What's scary is that I've thought about it too. :roll:

:o Eeeek!


Seems like I've seen someone on this board or another one with the tagline "GSPs are like potato chips, you can't just have one"!!! They are pretty addictive!
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Re: Number of Dogs

Postby snips » Sat Jul 25, 2009 3:59 pm

Way too many!!!!
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Re: Number of Dogs

Postby gus » Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:13 am

Three and a fourth coming in the spring.
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Re: Number of Dogs

Postby Pineywoods » Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:27 am

Seven Pointers
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Re: Number of Dogs

Postby Ricky Ticky Shorthairs » Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:26 am

7 GSP's. 5 boys, and 2 girls.

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Re: Number of Dogs

Postby postoakshorthairs » Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:08 pm

6 shorthairs, a jack russell and a golden retriever.
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Re: Number of Dogs

Postby JasonW77 » Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:27 pm

Just one dog
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Re: Number of Dogs

Postby BigShooter » Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:28 am

"A person who is a smart owner & amateur trainer likely has one good dog the same person with two or more dogs may have no good dog at all." :wink:
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Re: Number of Dogs

Postby Coldwater » Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:32 pm

3 Female Drahthaars
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Re: Number of Dogs

Postby fishvik » Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:20 am

We own 3 dogs, a Lab X Pointer, a Lab X Britt and a GSP.
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