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  1. I shoot an SBE ll as well. Hard gun to beat for...

    I shoot an SBE ll as well. Hard gun to beat for waterfowl.
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    They are the 2nd smartest dog you will ever own...

    They are the 2nd smartest dog you will ever own (first being an AWS).
  3. Butch does a great job with his dogs. I've judged...

    Butch does a great job with his dogs. I've judged them several times in HRC tests and they've always measured up.
  4. We have GHG, Hard Core, and Tangle Free's. All...

    We have GHG, Hard Core, and Tangle Free's. All are good, but the GHG's move better in a breeze.
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    I've judged a few Toller's at every level of HRC....

    I've judged a few Toller's at every level of HRC. Just like any other breed, some were good; some not so good (needed a little more work). The good ones all did very good work.
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    Make sure it's not a grass awn, like Foxtail....

    Make sure it's not a grass awn, like Foxtail. That, if not detected early enough, and removed, can eventually kill a dog.
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    Don't know about all airlines, but Delta won't...

    Don't know about all airlines, but Delta won't ship one until it's 10 weeks old. That's what I was told when I called Delta.
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    Get a good puppy book or DVD (Hillman's, Sound...

    Get a good puppy book or DVD (Hillman's, Sound Beginnings, or Smart Works) and you won't make as many mistakes. Have fun with the new pup.
  9. lol. He won't loose many when he learns this.

    lol. He won't loose many when he learns this.
  10. There is no division between hunting lines and...

    There is no division between hunting lines and show lines in the AWS world. Many breeders hunt their dogs or make sure they breed to good, solid hunting studs. I have seen very few that wouldn't...
  11. When you like me to come bring one to hunt over?

    When you like me to come bring one to hunt over?
  12. American Water Spaniels are the breed that...

    American Water Spaniels are the breed that started Boykin's (it is rumored that AWS were bred back to Boykin's as late as the 1970's in an attempt to solve the Boykin's hip problems). Our breed...
  13. Cold tail has nothing to do with temperature. It...

    Cold tail has nothing to do with temperature. It results from too much "wagging" as in upland hunting or many extended water retrieves. Years ago, Dwight Erickson (Doc E) told me about Boswellia as a...
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    To hand means "to hand"; not bring bird to...

    To hand means "to hand"; not bring bird to handler, dropping, and having to be told repeatedly to fetch (especially on every retrieve).
  15. Great picture and good hunt Rob. Gumbo is proud...

    Great picture and good hunt Rob. Gumbo is proud of his "boy".
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    Polmaise, that'll work, too.

    Polmaise, that'll work, too.
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    You can teach a dog (especially a young dog) to...

    You can teach a dog (especially a young dog) to quarter, between the gunners, by playing "shakey bird". Shakey bird involves a handler and two assistants, one on each side of the handler. Each...
  18. The release mechanism on the GU is safer than the...

    The release mechanism on the GU is safer than the Zinger. The Zinger will throw a duck a little farther. All JMO.
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    Go to a HRC or AKC hunt test and ask where they...

    Go to a HRC or AKC hunt test and ask where they get theirs. You can often get a few "used" ducks at a HRC hunt test if you ask. I know this doesn't answer you question about live ducks, but it's a...
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    Gumbo and I are leaving for NoDak on Oct. 5. The...

    Gumbo and I are leaving for NoDak on Oct. 5. The rest of our party will join us on the 12th for our annual hunt. Gumbo is ready! He's tired of retrieving frozen ducks and bumpers and I'm tired of...
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    I give Gumbo one 1000mg fish oil capsule with his...

    I give Gumbo one 1000mg fish oil capsule with his food each day. I take one the same time.
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    PM Kwiklabs.

    PM Kwiklabs.
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    You can say "sit" or blow a whistle; not both....

    You can say "sit" or blow a whistle; not both. You can talk to him before the birds are thrown.
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    Jackson Mfg in North Carolina makes Diamond...

    Jackson Mfg in North Carolina makes Diamond Deluxe boxes. I had a custom made to fit my truck and my dogs, 3 hole, with insulation, locking doors and drawer (all keyed alike) fans, rail around top,...
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    Pike is a very nice dog. Hope y'all have a great...

    Pike is a very nice dog. Hope y'all have a great duck/goose season this year.
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