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About Lloyd90

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    Extreme Hunter
  • Birthday 14/02/1990

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    South Wales, Kenfig
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    Rough Shooting, Wildfowling, Boxing, Working out! Keeping fit, Gundogs, Working dogs. The odd drink :)

    Just trying to find land to hopefully set up some shooting for me n my dogs to enjoy :)

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  1. I apologise Balaur ... I meant it in jest, just teasing and having a bit of fun not meant to be taken the wrong way. Sorry if it came across like that The point I was trying to make was ... I know a lot of people with very well bred trialling dogs, who are worked very regularly on shoots, beating, picking up, and being shot over. Personally I find people's excuse of their companion being "just a shooting dog", to often be short for a dog that they haven't really trained, a dog that runs in, chases birds into the next drive, doesn't stop when told, and hunts 100 yards ahead of the handler, ignoring every command as they blow their whistle and hollar away, before telling you how great their dog is ... "Did you see him flushing all those birds? Wow, what a hunter" they will proclaim. Just my personal view of many of the dogs I have seen from shoots I have gone on. A well trained and handling dog, is an absolute beauty to behold, not many will have them, because it takes a lot of time, effort and often money getting the dog into the right places to gain the experience needed. But when you see one, they are outstanding. I would consider a good trialling dog, to be nothing more than a well polished shooting man's dog. There a lots of shooting men out there with brilliant dogs that they have put the effort into, but they have no interest to trial. But I think choosing a trial bred dog is reassurance in a way, you know the parents are trainable, will hunt and have no major faults (at least at the time they won or ran in trials) ... As the story I posted above about the woman with the cocker that wouldn't even jump a 2 foot fence, but had sired numerous litters shows, there is a lot of shit out there, with owners professing what excellent 'working' dogs they are. If you ask how they have done in trials, they will undoubtedly tell you they have no interest in trials, they are 'just shooting dogs' ... Similar to that cocker, there is a black and tan cocker that comes on the small shoot syndicate I joined, once again the dog whines like hell, runs in, ignores the stop whistle, and I have seen birds it brings back, it is harder mouther than a bloody aligator!! It's siring 2-3 litters a season and has his own facebook page for the pups ... Although I joke about a bit, I hope what I say is a bit helpful to the OP and others looking for pups.
  2. Do trialling dogs work in the office or something?
  3. Good work mate Anita Jones has a litter coming up from her bitch that’s run in the championship, Jeremy Organ was planning some litters this summer and Andy Platt and Jamie Reed up in Scotland are both good names but hell of a trip up there. If you don’t trial yourself it can be difficult to get one off the big names, as they want them going to other trial homes who they know will win awards because it gets their kennel names out there. Easier if you want a dog pup as triallers don’t seem so keen on them.
  4. I thought lads on here were dog men ... but who recommends having a pup because of what they look like (or the parents look like) in a picture? I wouldn’t give a flying feck what it looked like, or what colour it is!! I’d want it to hunt like a demon, retrieve to hand and work within shot. Id be looking for parents that will hunt cover ... you’d be surprised how many cockers (and springers) are being bred that won’t hunt proper cover (or cover at all). It’s harder for cockers from the off as they’re smaller and less powerful. Then I’d be trying to find one where the parents don’t squeak ... cockers are notorious for it and it’s bloody annoying! I’ve been on a shoot where they had 7-8 cockers between them and they were going like a blood choir. Then I’d make sure that the breeder knew a bit about them, and spent time giving the pups a proper good start, well socialised with people, children and ensure the pups were bold and confident little things. I saw a cocker at a test last year that wouldn't jump a small fence less than 2ft high (and it had a solid wood rail across the top to make it easy) ... he was 2 year old and the woman said he’d already sired 3 litters ... I asked how he works ... she said oh, she hasn’t really had much time to train him or work him yet ... yet if you asked her what he was like she said what a brilliant little dog he was, what great pups he produces and all that bollocks! Be careful out there lad. I would possibly phone some of the gundog societies or clubs in your area and ask if they can recommend anyone if you can’t get a good recommendation from word of mouth.
  5. Lovely stamp on her ... looks very unique How does she work?
  6. Sounds fair mate How long do they get walked for? I think in the season a dog worked hard benefits from a few days off in-between. My spaniel did a full day beating the other week he was knackered for few days afterwards I didn’t do much with him for few days it wasn’t until a good 3 days after he was his usual self nagging me to go out.
  7. How many of you lads are keeping your gundogs in kennels? A bloke I know who’s also a judges says he finds it makes a big difference, do you find it makes them better workers or easier to train? For those of you that do kennel em, how long as they in the kennel and how often / how long are they out for?

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  10. There’s a thing called litter mate syndrome, read about it sounds a pain. I got two pups when I was younger within a year of each other. Wish I’d just got one really well trained before getting another. Just trying to help. Feeding wise. My Spaniel gets a bad stomach very easily, and the only foot I found that doesn’t give him loose poops is feeding raw. I use DAF.
  11. Your getting a couple? What does that mean? Two or even three pups at once? You'd be better off getting one and getting that fully trained at around 2-3 year old before you get a second.
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  13. How do you tell what length you need mate? I have a side by side that’s a bit short but no idea how much to add to the butt stock.
  14. Is that just walked next to you on the lead mate? How long / far is that for?
  15. Amazing scenes, bet those dogs do 5x what you cover.
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