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  1. Sweet's basics were done on the typical timeline...

    Sweet's basics were done on the typical timeline but force work was put off due to the fact that I hate doing it and mom said that she wasn't going to a pro or anywhere else-LOL!!!
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    How big are they? Golf size?

    How big are they? Golf size?
  3. True that!! Probably didn't help that we lost...

    True that!!
    Probably didn't help that we lost our 12 yr old Cosmo pup that we bred and raised 2 weeks before Sweet was born. Joanna says that I "don't love that pup, I'm in love with her". I told...
  4. Breeding, whelping, raising and training

    This is gonna sound a bit silly, but I'm curious if any of you all have different emotional ties to a pup out of a litter that you have bred and decided to keep-LOL?
    We have a 16 month old female...
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    Terry, Certainly pulling for the little guy!!!...

    Terry,
    Certainly pulling for the little guy!!! Keep us updated.
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    Thanks Terry. Most of the retriever folks that I...

    Thanks Terry. Most of the retriever folks that I run into say the same. He was very loyal to the HT community and a fan of the FT game. Every day is a bit more challenging without him. He's always...
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    Here's a wrench for the works. My buddy and I...

    Here's a wrench for the works.
    My buddy and I combined have put together 6 very nice breedings.There was no ENS with the first 3 litters. Each produced very successful FT, HT, and gun dogs.
    The...
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    You say that she's finished with her basics. Im...

    You say that she's finished with her basics. Im assuming that means she's been Force-Fetched?
    You might want to try Hillman's "Y" drill before salting the area.
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    PM sent 6/29

    PM sent 6/29
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    As ALL of us were when we started!!! WELCOME...

    As ALL of us were when we started!!!

    WELCOME ZACH!!!

    "Name"= release on a mark.
    "Back"= send on a blind

    Dogs usually learn to differentiate between the two. Nice response CaptainJack. Short...
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    Got your back here Dr.Ed. Parts I & II were...

    Got your back here Dr.Ed.
    Parts I & II were fabulous. Short and sweet with just enough inference for all to have the opportunity to contemplate your "by chance" relationships with Honcho and the...
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    CONGRATS to YOU and your PUP!!! I would also...

    CONGRATS to YOU and your PUP!!!

    I would also like to share that I have spent time on both ends of this conversation. I had a pup that earned his HR and SH before the age of one. I really thought...
  13. It's kind of funny when people speak out on a...

    It's kind of funny when people speak out on a forum like this and describe folks as "hooligans". I DO GET WHERE THAT MAY COME FROM!!! Some are simply out to make a buck($$$), but remember that there...
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    Sylvia "Jollydog" McClure and I owned an EIC...

    Sylvia "Jollydog" McClure and I owned an EIC affected female that had an episode in Syl's front yard while simply airing out. At that time EIC testing was just coming out. So we didn't know her...
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    I am not. Just grew up in a track/rodeo family....

    I am not. Just grew up in a track/rodeo family. My granddad and uncle were jocks, a second uncle and his son were farriers that put many years into the business. Took care of the feet of some high...
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    I too question some of the Keeneland sale prices....

    I too question some of the Keeneland sale prices. Like spending $1,000,000 with your eyes closed. Then there's Seattle Slew who went cheap because of a slightly bent front leg.
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    Sharon, Did you have to go there-LOL? What a...

    Sharon,
    Did you have to go there-LOL? What a mare. I wonder how she'd nick with AP. CosmicOne, her first baby by Bernardini didn't fare too well in his debut. I can't wait to see her Tapit colt!!!...
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    Come on Troy. That dog got his looks from his...

    Come on Troy. That dog got his looks from his daddy!Cody-LOL!!!!
    Sweet pedigree. Harley line bred Maternal grand sire = Boss. Paternal grand sire = Cosmo.
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    Me too!!! I think Smarty Jones bummed me out the...

    Me too!!!
    I think Smarty Jones bummed me out the most!!!
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    Correct. He sired some fine mares that have...

    Correct. He sired some fine mares that have produced graded winners, making him a fantastic damsire or maternal grand sire. Big Red's sire, Bold Ruler, gave him his speed. Mama, SomethingRoyal, gave...
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    Sharon, I too agree with you, especially on the...

    Sharon, I too agree with you, especially on the fact that Big Red wasn't much in the way of a direct sire, but history has shown that he is indeed a proven damsire.
    As for American Pharoah his...
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    What Secretariat did in the '73 Belmont is one...

    What Secretariat did in the '73 Belmont is one of, if not the greatest sporting efforts I've ever seen in my life. It's nearly impossible to compare the '73 race to yesterday's. Different field of...
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    I'm pretty sure that AP is soon to be set for his...

    I'm pretty sure that AP is soon to be set for his first 2 or 3 seasons in the breeding shed. I'd venture to guess that he will be booked at a high price even before his retirement (of which I hope to...
  24. Dang, I got a bit choked up watching that...

    Dang,
    I got a bit choked up watching that clip!!! Reminded me of my retirement from coaching HS baseball after 25yrs. 2009 was my last season. Heck, I just thought 25 yrs of " human" years was a...
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    Bought a big house after my divorce, got a bit...

    Bought a big house after my divorce, got a bit lonely around the house, so I went out and bought a beautiful yellow male pup. I too bought the book "Waterdog" and trained my pup for hunting. If I...
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