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    I had the privilege and pleasure to be judging the open on the weekend that Bubba won the derby and the open. He's an awesome dog
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    John used to train at Brad Smith's in the spring and I had the opportunity to train with him. I also watched him win the Open at Sooner which I think titled him. He smoked a waterblind from hell that required a long entry where you had to give the dog a cast and he went out of sight for about eight seconds. He was either in the water or out of the blind. Most failed it but Bubba took a beautiful line and smoked it in three whistles. Bubba was a good marker, not a big dog if I recall, but very smart. Brad liked to set up real hard stuff that would eat dogs up. He set one mark up that was damn near impossible. We had been trying to do this for several days and John showed up. We ran our dogs on it and they failed miserably again, and Brad asked John if he wanted to try it and John said, "No, that's all right. Why should I think he can do that if it's that damn hard!" We all had a big laugh about it. John was a smart trainer, and Bubba was a solid dog. I don't remember him being a fire breather, but ran well, swam well and hunted in a tight pattern. Basically everything you want in a good dog that handles well....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim West View Post
    John used to train at Brad Smith's in the spring and I had the opportunity to train with him. I also watched him win the Open at Sooner which I think titled him. He smoked a waterblind from hell that required a long entry where you had to give the dog a cast and he went out of sight for about eight seconds. He was either in the water or out of the blind. Most failed it but Bubba took a beautiful line and smoked it in three whistles. Bubba was a good marker, not a big dog if I recall, but very smart. Brad liked to set up real hard stuff that would eat dogs up. He set one mark up that was damn near impossible. We had been trying to do this for several days and John showed up. We ran our dogs on it and they failed miserably again, and Brad asked John if he wanted to try it and John said, "No, that's all right. Why should I think he can do that if it's that damn hard!" We all had a big laugh about it. John was a smart trainer, and Bubba was a solid dog. I don't remember him being a fire breather, but ran well, swam well and hunted in a tight pattern. Basically everything you want in a good dog that handles well....
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    The black female in my avatar photo is a Bubba daughter. Wouldn't give her up for anything. Once in a lifetime dog.
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    I have had 2 Bubba daughters. Both were hellofa dogs. My Baby dawg was the best marking dog I have seen bar none. Her daughter Voodoo sired by my Maxx was really coming on strong for 4in JH) when I unfortunately lost her to torsion. Right now is the first time that I don't have a dog in my kennel that does not carry Bubba blood. May have to check about breeding a Maxx X Rudy female I have to him to get the Bubba back....
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    I have followed this thread for some time, but have never posted. Recent happenings prompt me to finally post. I had a son of Bubba, via a breeder/trainer in Northern Indiana. He passed away Saturday after a long 14 1/2 year life. He was a happy and friendly dog that had an outstanding personality, was a joy to hunt with and was part of our family. Wea Creek Rascal (Mack) looked a great deal like Bubba and I will always consider myself blessed to have had him as my hunting buddy and part of our family. Glad this thread exists.

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    Hustle or Hustle Bug or NMHx4 High Mileage Hilltops Hustle MNHx5 GMHR MH (ca22) MH (94)

    Hustle !

    The Heart Dog- he stays in the side yard now where we can see him as we exit the house or coming up the drive

    Hustle - the pick pup at 600. Shipped in from Kermit and Nancy and all we asked was for a good pup and we got Hustle
    Hustle - with a bad hip and auto immune disease and still whomever comes to our kennel is compared to Hustle

    We tried to breed our Faith to Bubba but it didnt take
    If a breeding with Bubba comes along please call
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    Tim, I had the pleasure of judging Bubba in the open at Bluegrass Ret. Club with Harold Bruninga (my friend and deceased) on the weekend he won the open and derby. He was a pleasure to watch.
    Brooks Gibson

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    The ones (Bubba sired offspring.) I have watched are usually good markers. Then there's the lights out marker in Gracie. Oh to have one with a set of peepers like her.

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    For those interested, I may have a yellow female pup available from my Bubba daughter. She'll be ready for a new home this summer. Looks like she'll be a darker yellow.
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