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#1 Hands of Stone

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Posted 29 March 2016 - 07:36 pm

Hi folks, Just wondering if anyone else is using anything other than the usual spaniels, labs? 

#2 Hands of Stone

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Posted 30 March 2016 - 03:44 pm

I'm just getting back into a 6 year gap from keepering, and I have kennels full of just about everything other than a gundog!

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#3 Dan Newcombe

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Posted 31 March 2016 - 08:18 pm

Anything will dog back but if you aren't a bit careful you can wreck them.


Important that its a dog you like to spend time with because they will be your constant companion when the time comes!

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Posted 31 March 2016 - 08:51 pm

ive used a bull x grey , was 1/4 pit 3/4 grey 26in black dog, he did great as well, he find the birds  no prob  the keeper was happy .  :thumbs:   :yes:

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Posted 01 April 2016 - 05:37 am

terriers as good as any gun dog if not better at dogging in

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Posted 01 April 2016 - 06:53 am

Depends how you treat your dogging sessions .Some I've known just let dogs run riot thinking it doesn't matter but others treat it as if they were trialling. One of the best I used was a HPR of the steady type that had the knack of flushing the right way .Any dog used needs a certain amount of recall and direction or the whole thing becomes a waste of time .Depends on what time available too .For a short manic session you won't beat a spano but a ride round on the quad far boundary could utilise a young lab .Most keepers use same dogs for dogging in as on shoot days .
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Posted 01 April 2016 - 06:25 pm

My pal uses a collie , his wife rescued it from somewhere , he ended up taking it with him when he dogged in his boundary along with his labs and before long it was better than the labs ..many an evening he takes just the collie if he's doing a particular bit of the estate ..he gave his wife some stick when she brought it home , he know gets it back and some ..
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Posted 02 April 2016 - 06:51 am

I liked using my pointer x lab, must of started taking him at 8 months?  brought him on well and soon got the knack for pointing. like foxdropper said I didn't used to let my dogs go feral, just treat it like a practice shoot day to steady the dogs.

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