Where are the retriever guys?

Discussion in 'Hunting Dogs Talk' started by gottafish, Mar 8, 2006.

  1. gottafish

    gottafish New Member

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    Alright - who's out there? Any hunt test or field trial guys?

    /Scott
     
  2. djlabs

    djlabs New Member

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    We have a couple of retrievers - one that we would like to get hunt test titled, he already has his Junior hunt title, we just haven't been able to get it finished up -- too much working and not enough time to train like we would like to.
     

  3. cajundan

    cajundan New Member

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    not a hunt trial guy but I'm all about duck dogs.
     
  4. gottafish

    gottafish New Member

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    At least there are a couple of guys out there :) My boy's getting a little old to do any real work. Arthritis gets the best of him. I titled him a Master Hunter in NAHRA a few years ago. He lives for a retrieve!! But it's just a little too tough anymore. I really need to get pup started.

    /Scott
     
  5. Catcaller

    Catcaller New Member

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    I'm not into trials...but I have trained MANY Labs to hunt ducks and geese. Never did get into the field trials....I was always too busy hunting! ;)
     
  6. iowacatter

    iowacatter New Member

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    Retriever guy here, I own and hunt 2 Pointing Labs. No field trials. Just days in the feilds on wild Iowa birds. Gottafish, I wished you lived closer, I have a unspoken for pup in this last litter which I thought about starting and selling him that way. They are only 4 weeks old so I'm sure he will get a home before 7 weeks. iowacatter
     
  7. blackhorse83

    blackhorse83 New Member

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    Quit the test because it became to political, sometimes its not about the dog, its about who you are. I still have a couple labs, one that I can't keep in even with electric fencing but man what a duck dog.
     
  8. cajundan

    cajundan New Member

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    I have a litter from my male and fenmale due Friday. They will most likely be all black but there is a possibility of some choco's
     
  9. cajundan

    cajundan New Member

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    We're up to 4. 2 black males, 1 black feamle and a yellow male.
     
  10. cajundan

    cajundan New Member

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    puppies and mama dog.

    I got 1 male and 2 females that are unclaimed.
     

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  11. Rat

    Rat New Member

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    This is Bo, unless you listen to the wife, then he's Beau. I told her she can call him whatever she wants but his name is Bo.
    He'll be 2 in July and will retrieve tennis balls, squeaker toys, table legs, snowballs and frisbees. He's one of those lazy dogs that doesn't work for a living.
    Rat
     

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  12. Chris

    Chris New Member

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    Here is a picture of my 2 criiters.

    Buster the Black lab and Dixie(some type of a mix, she is the sight hound constanly looks for squirrels and other critters.


    chris
     

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  13. FordTruckGuySTX

    FordTruckGuySTX New Member

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    I have a current 7wk old chocolate female, plan on just giving her the usual duckdawg routine although she make pick up on coon even who knows, she'll be around the hounds.
     
  14. Crawdad

    Crawdad New Member

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    Hey, those labs are great dogs. Dang near as good as a Setter!
    Max & I chase pheasants, mostly in southern Iowa. I was raised in Central Illinois, but fall plowing killed off almost all the birds there.
     
  15. Blue Duck

    Blue Duck New Member

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    I got a yellow lab "Brier". He is starting to slow down and get a little gray on the face ........ but so am I. He is a great duck and goose dog. We also try to do at least a little upland hunting each year too.
     
  16. Sandy Meador

    Sandy Meador New Member

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    I've got 4 Labs - 1 blk. male, 2 blk. females & choc. female. Used to do ALOT of hunt tests but it has gotten too expensive running 4 dogs a weekend. Gas, motels, entry fees, etc... have all gone up. I am a hardcore waterfowler and know how to train to the level I need. I have the auto launchers, wingers, etc... and train primarily on my own. Don't really need the hunt tests anymore - it was fun however. But there are just too many hobbies and some had to go!