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    Quote Originally Posted by Bartona500 View Post
    I bought a dog from a kennel listed above (not post #3) and was given health info on the dog, a young brood bitch, that included "OFA Good hips." I trusted the breeder and when it came time to show OFA scores for pup buyers, no tests had been done. She came back mild on her left hip. The response I got from the breeder - "not my dog, not my problem."

    I learned a hard lesson that day. Do your research.
    I had a similar NEGATIVE experience with one of the previously recommended kennels.
    If the OP PM's me I would be more than happy to tell him who to avoid

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    Be careful pstocky. I can't begin to tell you how many people on this site were only looking for a good hunting dog, myself included. Now most of my disposable income has gone to the dogs. It doesn't take long to get hooked.

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    You are so right about the disposable income going to the dogs. I got my first dog a few months ago and I spend more time and money on the dog than I do myself. It started off as I just wanted a companion and now I'm full blown hunting dog training with all the DVD's, bumpers, birds, and so on. It is very adicting.

    As far as breeders go. Don't limit yourself on just a local breeder. I drove 1200 miles round trip to pick up my puppy.

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    Thanks for the responses. Im in college and don't have room for a new guy. That's why I'm waiting a year or two. I'm just trying to get a head start on so I can make the best decision I can. And being in college my disposable income is and will be rather low. Which is why I am trying to limit myself geographically. Trying to keep cost down, but I will promise anyone I wont get into something I don't have the time, money, or space for. I'm just getting the feelers out there so to speak.

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    And I can't PM anyone yet fyi

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    Mike Judas at Ten Bears Kennels in Mequin Illinois or Kurt Turner in Plattville, Wi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JusticeDog View Post
    Mike Judas at Ten Bears Kennels in Mequin Illinois or Kurt Turner in Plattville, Wi.

    Maquon, IL

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJW View Post
    Maquon, IL

    sorry, the spell corrector likes the other town better!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JusticeDog View Post
    sorry, the spell corrector likes the other town better!
    Regardless of how you spell it it still isn't near SE Kansas; and the OP specifically requested a breeder near there

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjh345 View Post
    Regardless of how you spell it it still isn't near SE Kansas; and the OP specifically requested a breeder near there
    some breeders are just worth a little further drive. Even if you are on a budget. and I don't think there has been one named that this in southeast Kansas. Looks like you woke up on the wrong side of the bed today mark.
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