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    What do you guys think of this breed? I am interested, but want to do my homework before I get a pup. I would like to get into hunt testing with my next dog.

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    Go for the ice cream(spumoni) instead of the breed. I am sure there is someone on here who believes they are the best breed in the sporting world, but the ones I have seen are low octane.

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    And for now, they are not approved to participate in AKC hunt tests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwk56 View Post
    And for now, they are not approved to participate in AKC hunt tests.

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    They can participate in AKC tests as of 7/1/11.

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    Cool looking dog, I had a GWP so Im partial to the bearded hippie looking dogs
    HRC- Our season never ends

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    HR UH Nilsson's on a wing n a prayer SH WCX

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    I judged Sweetbriar's Enea di Futoro in a JH about a year ago. Different looking dog for sure, when surrounded by Labs. It passed and had enough drive for the JH stake.
    Last edited by Thomas D; 11-28-2012 at 06:04 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by awclark View Post
    Go for the ice cream(spumoni) instead of the breed. I am sure there is someone on here who believes they are the best breed in the sporting world, but the ones I have seen are low octane.
    I believe that low octane is a breed standard. They are supposed to plod along and really work an area rather than scream along and get way out of sight for a point. I hear they are perfect for those looking to hunt at a slower pace.

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    Friend of mine had one. Neat dog.....slimed alot. Also do you r home work on heath problems with these. Not a lot in the US....hers died early on from cancer. I know that when she got hers that there were only 100 here in the states. Hers was imported from Italy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigKahuna13 View Post
    I believe that low octane is a breed standard. They are supposed to plod along and really work an area rather than scream along and get way out of sight for a point. I hear they are perfect for those looking to hunt at a slower pace.
    Exactly...to each his own. Personally....snore. Plodding bird dogs do nothing for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by awclark View Post
    Exactly...to each his own. Personally....snore. Plodding bird dogs do nothing for me.
    I've been around a few recently imported from Europe and two others from Stateside. All have been very shy dogs, not bird motivated and move very slow. They would not be my choice for a person interested in doing much hunting. Otherwise, they seem very loyal to their owners and extremely disinterested in anyone else.

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