Looking for one to make a Woodcock dog, preferably a pup with hunting bloodlines.
Yeah…my wife & 2 daughters hijacked my last attempt to have a hunting dog. Now that I’m retired, the girls are raising their own crews & I traded off the wife I’m going to try it again. I helped my father train quail dogs in KS as a kid. This is going to be fun.
I’m excited for you. Keep us updatedYeah…my wife & 2 daughters hijacked my last attempt to have a hunting dog. Now that I’m retired, the girls are raising their own crews & I traded off the wife I’m going to try it again. I helped my father train quail dogs in KS as a kid. This is going to be fun.
I spent some time this morning searching that site & it seems the sky (and your checkbook) is the limit on these dogs. I saw some gorgeous pups out of hot blooded pedigreed hunting dogs from about $500 up to 4 times that, in just about any color combo you want, within driving distance. This was supposed to be a birthday present to me in April, but it might be early. Still debating male vs female. Our AR season runs from 1st Sat in Nov for 45 days. I live about 30 miles from the LA line & their season starts about the time ours closes and runs until Jan 31. I think this is going to work out just fine.Bought my Brittany from a guy north of Dallas. Found it on gundogbreeders.com
Nah it’s cause I’ve walked carrying a shotgun behind a few. I’ve only seen one that would hold a point the rest would point but break and flush before you even get close enough for a shot.No, they point. Most folks consider them a spaniel, although I think I read somewhere that's changed. Most spaniels flush, so that might be where you got confused.
That’s the dog & the owners fault. I’ve never hunted behind Brittanies, only Pointers & Setters. Those dogs got their furry butts torn up if they routinely flushed birds instead of holding with my father & his buddies back in the golden days. Watched some videos of some Brittanies in LA holding points on woodcock long enough the owners had to gps track to find them. THATS the dog that I want to raise.Nah it’s cause I’ve walked carrying a shotgun behind a few. I’ve only seen one that would hold a point the rest would point but break and flush before you even get close enough for a shot.
This guy seems like the real deal to me. He gets his breeding stock from France or from one or two generations out from there & takes his best dogs there to compete in field trials with live birds. The linage documentation he provides for both sire & dam goes back several generations, mostly in French. He’s supposed to get back to me tonight on when which dogs are expected come into season & let me know how many people have already paid down on which litter. What sold me on one of his dogs was when he didn’t try to sell me on the upscale pups, saying how good the $1500 pups were going to be if I wanted to wait just a bit longer.In the bird dog world that may be a little on the high end but not much if any out of really proven and papered breedings.
Since not many dedicated bird hunters around the days of finding good back yard breeders are few and far between. thus you are looking at supply and demand. They are one of the breeds that do well as just pets and many are bred just for that purpose with little or no thoughts on furthering the sporting qualities much like what has occurred with golden retrievers, labs, german shorthairs, etc. Worst case scenario is that the hunt is bred out of a breed like the Irish Setter.