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  • #16
    Since everyone is posting pictures of their labs, here is a picture of my old favorite dog. This was the best dog I ever owned. She passed away about 10 years ago now. Great dogs. As far as hunting goes though, I use my beagle more for hunting because you can hunt with a beagle all winter long. But for a hunting/companion dog I'd probably go with a lab.

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ID:	2501446My best buddy for the last 14 yrs may not be the hunter I had hoped he would be as he seems to be the only gun shy wading lab on the peninsula but he has been an awesome family pet and is loved by us all!! Click image for larger version

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      • #18
        Originally posted by mud dawg View Post
        [ATTACH=CONFIG]97132[/ATTACH]My best buddy for the last 14 yrs may not be the hunter I had hoped he would be as he seems to be the only gun shy wading lab on the peninsula but he has been an awesome family pet and is loved by us all!! [ATTACH=CONFIG]97133[/ATTACH]
        Here's to all the old grey nosed retrievers...!!! :topjob: I have a 12 year old yellow. Like yours, he wasn't the bird dog I had hoped for, but I take blame for that.....didn't put near the time in needed to have a real good bird dog like I did with my chessie. But he did in fact retrieve a few birds for me, so that's all I can ask for now that he's getting "up there" in years. Last time I sent him across a tidal gut for a duck, he swam to the other side then just stopped and looked back at me. I couldn't get him to hunt up the bird that was only a few yards away. My duck hunting friend said, "He probably just swam over and forgot what he swam over there for?.....lol. But he's always been a real good boy....not a mean bone in his body and the family has just loved him to death! One thing I do know however, as much as I like yellows, I had no idea how bad they shed....WOW...!!!
        Sheep hunting...... the pain goes away, but the stupidity remains...!!!

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        • #19
          Originally posted by 4merguide View Post
          One thing I do know however, as much as I like yellows, I had no idea how bad they shed....WOW...!!!
          Yea they shed a little. I think I used an entire roll of duct tape getting the hair out of the upholstery on one truck I sold.

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ID:	2501448Deutsch Drahthaar, better than the GWP, and they are hard to beat...Hard to believe they arenít listed on the poll. They also make a great ski-jor dog. Upland birds mostly, but they will swim after anything. Great trackers, ears and nose. Always hunting when in the woods.

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            • #21
              Deutsch-Drahthaar for me. The German Wirehaired Pointer, Deutsch-Kurzhaar and German Shorthair are close in the list. Fur and feather, point, retrieve, and track. Low maintenance coat. Good to colder temps than I am comfortable hunting in.

              Looks like the next litter will be mid-February. Let me know if you want to check them out.

              Merry Christmas!

              -Tom

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              • #22
                Originally posted by 2jumpersplease View Post
                Deutsch-Drahthaar for me. The German Wirehaired Pointer, Deutsch-Kurzhaar and German Shorthair are close in the list. Fur and feather, point, retrieve, and track. Low maintenance coat. Good to colder temps than I am comfortable hunting in.

                Looks like the next litter will be mid-February. Let me know if you want to check them out.

                Merry Christmas!

                -Tom
                You had some great pups in that litter last year; that female you had available last March almost converted me and it is a pleasure to see her littermate Dresden at our chapter events and trainings. Still prefer my pudelpointers though!

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Daveinthebush View Post
                  Yea they shed a little. I think I used an entire roll of duct tape getting the hair out of the upholstery on one truck I sold.
                  We use to joke that there was enough fur on the porch each spring to make a 2nd lab. It helps if you leave them outside most of the time. They get a thick winter coat, stay plenty warm, and only shed when the weather warms up.

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                  • #24
                    Labs shedding? Bwahahaha....try a malamute....
                    "Ė Gas boats are bad enough, autos are an invention of the devil, and airplanes are worse." ~Allen Hasselborg

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                    • #25
                      My chessie didn't shed much at all, and most the blacks I've seen don't seem to shed all that much either. But the yellow?......I ain't never seen the likes!!! And mine spent a lot of time outdoors when he was young. Didn't seem to make a difference. Tried to feed him all the good oils too. Finally just got used to it. That, and my wife vacuums....a lot! As much as I love the looks and temperament of the yellow, I don't believe I'll have another.
                      Sheep hunting...... the pain goes away, but the stupidity remains...!!!

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                      • #26
                        Interesting....if you want to believe what one "expert" says: https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/...cid=spartanntp
                        Sheep hunting...... the pain goes away, but the stupidity remains...!!!

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                        • #27
                          Thanks for the kind words Jonathan! It is tough to tell the brown ones from a Pudelpointer sometimes. They are very closely related breeds.

                          That Dresden pup has a great motivated owner that is providing the exposure and training needed for a young hunting pup. Heís good one in a good environment for sure.

                          -Tom

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                          • #28
                            I think its personal like. I grew up with hunting labs. Flushing dogs. Never really waterfowl hunted with a dog. My wife and i went on a second mini honeymoon when we got back from our first and met a couple with a GWP. We had never considered that breed but fell in love with theirs. We had originally been looking for a lab but gave a GWP a try and it is night and day difference in a pheasant dog. The only dog i will own now is a GWP. Handles cold wisco days great without a vest also ( i bought her a vest but she hates it)

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by 2jumpersplease View Post
                              Thanks for the kind words Jonathan! It is tough to tell the brown ones from a Pudelpointer sometimes. They are very closely related breeds.

                              That Dresden pup has a great motivated owner that is providing the exposure and training needed for a young hunting pup. Heís good one in a good environment for sure.

                              -Tom
                              Very true, they work and train hard with Dres and it shows. You almost had me convinced off a PP when we were talking a few years back. Almost. Had you had that female littermate of Dresden's back then you might have succeeded! She is stunning.

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                              • #30
                                Iím a setter guy. In fact I have 3. I hunt them a lot, shooting piles of bids over them every year. They can handle weather etc. really well. Theyíre much more of an upland specialist, which is what Iím primarily interested in. Classic grouse dogs, with a huge storied past. Iím surprised theyíre not on the list. Iíve actually used my old male for duck hunting a few times. He did really well. My two girls canít sit still enough lol. They were born to cover ground, and they sure do. If I was much more of a duck hunter, or in need of a tracking work etc., Iíd certainly look at a DD. Couple friends have them. Theyíre really nice pups.
                                "If I could shoot a game bird and still not hurt it, the way I can take a trout on a fly and release it, I doubt if I would kill another one." George Bird Evans

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