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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-14-2018, 06:28 AM
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I've done very little bird hunting. But it is impressive watching those dogs work.

I dont care what gun Im using as long as Im hunting
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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-14-2018, 06:40 AM
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Love them all! My lab hunts dog treats and a bird could land next to him and all hed want to do is play with it. But a good pointer on point is about as pretty as it gets.

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I am an old man, knee replacements and all. I raised sold and trialed German Shorthaired Pointers for years. I retired in 2007 from a job that required strapping pole climbers on my legs and climbing aloft. I got a young guy started in the dog business prior to retiring and turned over my bloodline to him. 6R Upland Kennels can be viewed on facebook.

A year after the knee replacement I was bored so went back to work as a maintenance man for the local school district. The shop is 2 blocks from my home and I needed the insurance. I had a new bounce in my step....well better than it was anyway so I started thinking about a bird dog again. Well finally 2 years ago in July I went to visit Chris Riddle at 6R Upland Kennels and he had a litter of the blockhead Moesgaard shorthairs in a pen. Chis asked me which one I thought was pick of the litter. They were all perfect and Isaid
I can't tell this quickly...gonna have to study them awhile. So study I did for an hour and a half and then picked a big blocky short coupled male. i said that one right there Chris would be my pick. Chris picked him up handed him to me and said buddy he is yours! I have had a new lease on life ever since. Roy has pointed and retrieved 21 rooster peasants so far this season and has taken 10-15 lbs off of this old man. it is my firm belief that every man should have a bird dog of some kind.

As for the OP's pointer....what a beautiful dog! I have hunted with every breed there is and I like them all. I will never diss on another man's choice in breed. I believe that the owner has 95% of the responsibility for how the dog turns out regardless of breed. Pointers tend to be hard headed! I like that! Because once that is funneled into positive traits they won't give up on those traits.

I just recently picked up a GSP puppy. She is now 12 weeks old and pointing a wing, retrieving it and coming on command. Still pees in the house if grandpa falls asleep in his chair but that isn't the puppies fault. She is black and is out of R Uplands "Blade" who after much research came from Canada via Germany....actually Deutsch Kurzaar which is German for GSP.

Never met a dog man that I didn't like. Good luck with the pointer my friend...I can tell from the pictures that he comes from very good stock. Just make sure that he knows that you are the alpha male and that he can't control you and it will all be good!
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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-09-2020, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
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One of Sis and Stormy's puppy's pointing a wing at 11 wks old.

Same puppy with new owned the day I turned her over. A happy guy. All his other dog's turned into his wife's dog, they both hunt them, but this girl is his!

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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-10-2020, 06:13 AM
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Originally Posted by D Fischer View Post
He's Amer Fld bred dog. They got them going in the earlf 1950's. Some Irish Setter lover's that hated the way the Irish was going. They found the best hunting female they could and crossed her to 1946 Nat Ch Mississippi Zev. the rest is history!
Nice looking, functional dogs...

I have to admit however, that my first impulse upon seeing the Irish setter was "oh boy, another brainless runabout" ! However, I am pleased to see that somebody has to courage and persistence to salvage a fine breed!

Public popularity of any breed doesn't help that breed any. It is then that unscrupulous operators will breed willy-nilly, just to fill a market demand ! Then breeders with a coinscience, has to straighten out the mess.

Much of my life, I raised, hunted and participated in competition with terriers..both Airedale and Jack Russells. The 'show business' has ruined many a fine breed. I am sure you must be aware of the breeding practices of the show people.

I did show my Russells upon a couple occasions, but it was in Jack Russell Terrier Club of America (JRTCA) events, and they of course, don't put up with the breeding games some other (unnamed) clubs do.

I can only tell others, if you want your best chances for a healthy from a hunting or working kennel...skip some show stock.

Just my $ .02..take it or trash it !


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