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    Out of the last 4 dogs tested, 2 excellent, 2 good

    Out of the last 4 dogs tested, 2 excellent, 2 good
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    I shoot a Remington 1100 12ga. (trap model) with...

    I shoot a Remington 1100 12ga. (trap model) with a 26 in. barrel. I mostly use a imp.cyl. choke but I always carry a mod. choke tube with me. I also use a Charles Daly o/u 26 in. skeet/skeet,...
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    We just had a litter in February. Try to be there...

    We just had a litter in February. Try to be there when the first pup comes. Our bitches would start the nesting ritual, and pace a little when they started labor. Like borntoretrieve said keep taking...
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    I've owned and trained Goldens, Chesapeakes, and...

    I've owned and trained Goldens, Chesapeakes, and now Labradors. I've used them for waterfowl, upland, and dove dogs. They all will do anything they are trained to do. I don't know why anyone would...
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    I load blanks. I use a Federal gold medal 12 ga....

    I load blanks. I use a Federal gold medal 12 ga. hull, 16.5 gr. 700x powder, 1 oz. wad, and use oatmeal for filler. They sound like a trap load.
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    A great tribute to your buddy.

    A great tribute to your buddy.
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    by Bluebill
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    I don't bother with removing dew claws. I've...

    I don't bother with removing dew claws. I've never had a problem with any of my dogs and dew claws.
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    Nothing like a 7 week old retriever puppy. They...

    Nothing like a 7 week old retriever puppy. They are full of energy.
    Good looking pup.
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    I had a Golden Retriever a few years ago blow his...

    I had a Golden Retriever a few years ago blow his ACL out. He had surgery and everything was going really well until the colder weather set in. It got to the point I couldn't waterfowl hunt him back...
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    We use rick-rack from the minute they are born. A...

    We use rick-rack from the minute they are born. A pup loses one now and then and you have to replace it. We weigh the pups once a week and replace them at each weigh in, if needed. My wife keeps...
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    I will get e-mails about Lab puppies all year...

    I will get e-mails about Lab puppies all year long. I breed black and yellows. Certain colors will popular at certain times of the year. I can sell a yellow female about as quick as any though.
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    I've trained and owned 3 goldens, all were males....

    I've trained and owned 3 goldens, all were males. They were all great waterfowl dogs. My last golden would point pheasant, chukars, and quail. He done this all on his own. I had to retire him early...
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    Camden, I add a 1/2 cup more than they...

    Camden,
    I add a 1/2 cup more than they recommend. Depending on how much I work my pups. If its winter I may even make it a extra cup. Especially if they are going on a few waterfowl hunts. The...
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    I feed all of my pups Pro Plan Large Breed Puppy...

    I feed all of my pups Pro Plan Large Breed Puppy food until they are 10 months old. Then I switch them to Adult Pro Plan (chicken). I got 6 pups that will turn 4 weeks old on the 28th of February and...
  15. All of my Labs are from Show Stock. They have a...

    All of my Labs are from Show Stock. They have a couple of JH, MH titled dogs in there background. I haven't had a problem with them wanting to hunt. I hunt doves, waterfowl, and upland birds with...
  16. Tex, I never said I blamed horses. The terrain...

    Tex,
    I never said I blamed horses. The terrain is swampy in a few areas around the ponds, and some of the paths. Except this year. I don't think they should take over the whole public hunting area....
  17. Tom, I believe this coming weekend The Ohio...

    Tom,
    I believe this coming weekend The Ohio River Hunting Retriever Club is having a hunt test at Indian Creek and the bird dog people are also having a trial. I'm sure there will another conflict...
  18. I don't know anything about Killdeer Plains but I...

    I don't know anything about Killdeer Plains but I think the problem with Indian Creek WA are the bird dog trials that are run on horseback. They were getting a lot of complaints about horses rutting...
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    Soak it for two hours, remove silk, put it on the...

    Soak it for two hours, remove silk, put it on the grill and turn it every so often and have at it.
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    I use my dogs when we layout hunt. I have a sled...

    I use my dogs when we layout hunt. I have a sled that we haul our decoys in. I lay a peice of camo burlap over the sled and dog. This works real good for me. I would simulate a hunt and have someone...
  21. Thread: pigadors?

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    I got 7 pigadors if that's what you want to call...

    I got 7 pigadors if that's what you want to call them. I call them good looking labs. There is nothing wrong with a labrador that looks good bringing your birds back to you. I waterfowl, dove, and...
  22. Poll: I think the buyer has the right to pick there own...

    I think the buyer has the right to pick there own puppy. When I have a perspective buyer I get the pups out that aren't spoken for and let them play around. They get a feel of what puppy they like....
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    Poll: We have 2 puppies , we feed them Pro Plan Large...

    We have 2 puppies , we feed them Pro Plan Large breed puppy, I have 6 adult dogs, I feed them Adult Pro Plan (lamb & rice). They are all labradors. I have never had any problems with any of my dogs.
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    Poll: I can't wait for opening day of hunting season...

    I can't wait for opening day of hunting season each year, September 1st. My dogs hunt doves, waterfowl, and upland birds. When the season is over I like to train as much as possible. Joining a...
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