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    I really enjoy seeing all the lab,golden and chessie pics but curious if anyone has another breed that they have trained to retrieve as the "go to" or backup dog ? Post up some pics and experiences involved.

    I used to dove hunt with a friend whom had a jack russel that was a dove retrieving machine !! He was so fast he would almost catch them before they hit the ground !! He would also still your bird if ya was hunting close to him ! Lol

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    A buddy has a dove retrieving dachshund. A sight to see.
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    Surely you haven't already forgotten "Slut" the retrieving pig?



    As illustrated in 1805 by John Landseer...William Barker Daniel’s Rural Sports tells us that she was called Slut “in consequence of soiling herself in a Bog.” She lived wild but her “owner” taught her to act like a pointer dog and she accompanied him on his hunting expeditions and would point and retrieve as well as a dog. Slut was slaughtered when she was ten years old, which Daniel said was “animal murder.”

    This chap managed to bump into a few birds in his time ... picking up on the Duke of Buccleugh's Drumlanrig estate in Scotland, swank swank.




    And this wee girl could find ducks in the dark; moonflighting in meadows near Bridgnorth (that's just for Crackerd's interest) in Worcestershire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel Blimp View Post
    Surely you haven't already forgotten "Slut" the retrieving pig?



    As illustrated in 1805 by John Landseer...William Barker Daniel’s Rural Sports tells us that she was called Slut “in consequence of soiling herself in a Bog.” She lived wild but her “owner” taught her to act like a pointer dog and she accompanied him on his hunting expeditions and would point and retrieve as well as a dog. Slut was slaughtered when she was ten years old, which Daniel said was “animal murder.”
    Hah, Eug - my intel has it that Derry Argue and Milner have conspired on bringing back the Silver Hampshire pointing canoe pigsty porker TM.

    'Course we both know it's the Sussex golden liver razorbacks with more raison d' rootre for retrieving



    and gettin' it on with the makin' of the bacon - or bangers.



    Bridgnorth, luuuvly - and, what-what, does seem some of the recent respondees on rtf have just emerged from cave dwelling there...

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    I don't know what this is?
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    Why, an english cocker is all you need! Mind you I'm always asked "what is your lab mixed with?" lol.




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    American Water Spaniel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David McCracken View Post
    American Water Spaniel.
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    A hunt test pro I trained with has an AWS on his truck. What an awesome little dog and very fun to watch run! I believe he has his Senior Hunter title.
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    Do gophers count as critters to be retrieved? If so, here's the system:

    1. Take Jack Russell out in yard and let him sniff and identify a hole that has a gopher in residence.
    2. Set up DT box launcher next to gopher hole, with trap door in the end open, and place corn on the mesh inside.
    3. Retire to patio with Jack Russell, comfy chair, beverage of choice, and transmitter.
    4. When gopher runs up trap door, push button on transmitter.
    5. Jack Russell will reach the gopher as it comes down from its 30 foot trajectory and grab it in mid-air.
    6. Lather, rinse, repeat.

    p.s. The same JRT also worked on south Texas quail rigs, picking up cripples and retrieving to hand. But the gophers were more fun.

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