they might work afield?" -
because they're there a lot.
Esy, I'll keep the photos comin' if you keep the Chief pups a'comin' when I'm needing another Boykin.
I never said they could not do the work, only that it maybe be slightly more "challenging". I certainly like the fact you are helping the breed by pushing forward and doing a fine job. I like seeing the cocky little guys come back to the line with the "bird in mouth, look at me, chest out, strut!" You can't help but smile...
Love the pics Crackered!!! Keep em coming!!!!
An opinion. I have seen a few Boykins in the field, there are at least 4 in our training group. From what I have seen it seems that you should be cautious about the breeding. I have seen differences in appearance, drive, and temperament. I know that I have not seen enough to really come to a valid conclusion but the variety did surprise me a bit.
As far as hunting goes, Broadbill uses Rebel hunting ducks, hunting the uplands, does HRC and AKC testing. I really think Boykins are excellent gundogs.
a few more pics of boykins doing the work...
and they will get wet....
the shot flier last spring in a senior hunt test we we ran at 12 months...6 labs and a Toller went before us. 3 labs had to handle to the mark. 3 went out on this bird and the Toller never got in the right area code. Must have been the thick cover...
This attitude is very frustrating and you have to weed out a lot of "breeders" before you find one that really has a grasp or even a partial grasp of what the breed is about.
Is that any different than Labs, Goldens, Chessies or any other established retriever breed?Quote:
I have seen differences in appearance, drive, and temperament. I know that I have not seen enough to really come to a valid conclusion but the variety did surprise me a bit.
So they "present a challenge for training?" Maybe you meant they like a challenge
after they're trained, and always take it on with a sparkle in their eye?