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  1. We do that with all of our pups.

    We do that with all of our pups.
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    All the Chukars I've ever used flew great! 10-4...

    All the Chukars I've ever used flew great! 10-4 on the eating. They are, without a doubt, the best training birds you can eat.
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    A friends AWS had it. He lost one eye, but pulled...

    A friends AWS had it. He lost one eye, but pulled through and is ok now. I have no idea how much the treatment cost him, but it was considerable.
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    Roger's Sporting Goods has a good dog blind that...

    Roger's Sporting Goods has a good dog blind that is their brand. I bought one last year and was very satisfied. Easy to transport and quick to set up.
  5. There is no question that Benson is a "special"...

    There is no question that Benson is a "special" dog driven by a handler that refuses to listen to what others say about failure. There are precocious people and precocious animals. Benson is a canine...
  6. Lean Mac and Dude that close in the pedigree....

    Lean Mac and Dude that close in the pedigree. Wow! I wouldn't think it could get much better than that. (but, I'm not a Lab guy, so what do I know!!!)
  7. Also, any dog running AKC Spaniel tests...

    Also, any dog running AKC Spaniel tests (Retrievers can do this now) in Master need to be steady to wing and shot.
  8. Most of the offspring that I know of have at...

    Most of the offspring that I know of have at least a HRCH or MH.
  9. If you don't want "luxury", I stayed at the Paris...

    If you don't want "luxury", I stayed at the Paris Motel in Union City. It is about 3-4 miles from Bong, but is not the "Ritz". It was clean, however, and the Romanian owners were very nice. It wasn't...
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    I hate to hear that. Mike was a good man and will...

    I hate to hear that. Mike was a good man and will be missed in the sport. RIP.
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    Talked to the Secretary at Charleston Retriever...

    Talked to the Secretary at Charleston Retriever Club today. We have no more handlers jackets left. Had a really good training day. Lot's of new faces.
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    Too bad you won't be there Saturday. Lois and I...

    Too bad you won't be there Saturday. Lois and I will be there with our AWS's. Bob Jones really has a nice tech pond.
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    Joey, Charleston had them made for our 10th...

    Joey, Charleston had them made for our 10th anniversary a couple of years ago. We gave them for judges gifts and also had a supply for sale to people that ran the test. We never had white (since we...
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    Try the Avery Outlet in Memphis. What size do...

    Try the Avery Outlet in Memphis.
    What size do you need? The Charleston Retriever club has a few left with our logo.
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    AKC Spaniel Hunt Test

    The American Water Spaniel Club still has a few openings remaining for our June 20-21 flushing hunt test in Shiocton, WI. The site is Wolf River Game Farm and the test is open to all flushing...
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    Check with Sandy Dollar, Cur-San Kennels in WI.

    Check with Sandy Dollar, Cur-San Kennels in WI.
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    I have a friend in Kentucky who has an American...

    I have a friend in Kentucky who has an American Water Spaniel (that is a brother to Gumbo) that got Blasto. After a long and EXPENSIVE treatment the dog recovered. He did lose an eye, however. That...
  18. Thank you Old Hatchie for asking me to judge...

    Thank you Old Hatchie for asking me to judge Finished. I had a great time with some folks I don't get to see often. Enjoyed judging with Mike Perry and Ronnie Harwell. Also, thank you Linda Brewer...
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    Zinger throws farther than GU. GU has a safer...

    Zinger throws farther than GU. GU has a safer release system than Zinger (important if you are using helpers to load and throw birds).
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    This puppy got one Finished pass at Music City...

    This puppy got one Finished pass at Music City HRC this past weekend.
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    I run much more HRC than AKC, so one of the...

    I run much more HRC than AKC, so one of the problems I've had is sending my dog before the judge releases him. Stupid I know, but in the heat of a triple, I have forgotten. I have also said "sit" or...
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    Not true. The American Water Spaniel is an...

    Not true. The American Water Spaniel is an American hunting breed also. Bred in Wisconsin during the 1800's they were used by the market hunters of that era for waterfowl, upland birds, and furred...
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    I don't know what dog was the youngest to earn a...

    I don't know what dog was the youngest to earn a HRCH, but I do know the youngest Spaniels to earn a Finished title. Kim Smith's, Cinnamon, a Boykin Spaniel, earned hers, at a test I was judging,...
  24. I put 40 pounds of ice in my Coleman Extreme in...

    I put 40 pounds of ice in my Coleman Extreme in May in South Carolina (85 degree temps); opened it infrequently, maybe twice a day, and it had some ice left in it after 8 days!
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    NateB, You can blow a sit whistle. You can also...

    NateB,
    You can blow a sit whistle. You can also blow turn and come-in whistles as long as you're not hacking at your dog. AKC likes a "quiet" hunt, so obviously, the more advanced the level, the...
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