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Thread: POLL: Who is the Best Duck Dog on TV? (for Shayne)

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    Default POLL: Who is the Best Duck Dog on TV? (for Shayne)

    I am sorry, but I just can't let this one slide by!

    On the now infamous Wildrose thread, Shayne said DU's "Drake" is a superior duck dog to Justin's "Yella!" AND THEN HE DEFENDED THE ASSERTION!

    That my friend, is crazy talk, and I intend to demonstrate that here and now with this poll.

    Yella came one retrieve from passing the HRC's Grand!!! The best Drake can do as a British-style "Gentleman's Dog" is bring Mike his pipe and slippers!

    So what say the members of the RTF -- Drake or Yella, or some other dog we have not yet considered?

    [Anyone who votes "Buck" will be summarily taken out and shot.]
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    BTW, I am sure Buck is a sweet dog. And I am also just as sure Billy would be the first to admit any of her failings are his fault.
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    Kevin do you honestly sit around and think about this BS.

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    I took the liberty to let all of em rock !

    Kev, Why go there ?????

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    I'm with ya on "Buck".

    Everyone knows i'm not a fan of Wildrose and the brit dog stuff.

    I would MUCH rather watch Waterdog than DU. Its a million times better show. However, i think Drake is a better trained hunting dog. Yella is a nice dog and with age and training she'll likely go beyond Drake.

    One retrieve from completing a grand or one series from finishing a national doesn't mean the dog would be any more enjoyable to hunt over. I'm into low maintenance dogs that i don't have to jack with. Hunting, for a well trained retriever, is cake.

    Change the poll to ask which dog i would rather have for hunt tests and my answer would change. What i deem "ideal" in a hunting dog is different than a hunt test dog and is even more different in a field trial dog.

    Shayne

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig Bauer
    Kevin do you honestly sit around and think about this BS.
    At a hundred miles a minute!
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    i haven't seen yella in a while, so i can't comment, but i didn't know that the dog did so well in the grand.

    drake looks like an okay dog, but a little too calm. not enough spunk from whatt i can tell. IMHO, a dog can be very steady, great hunt test and hunting dog, etc and still have plenty of piss, fire, and vinegar. Drake doesn't look like he's got that, from what i've seen of the du show and from what i saw at a stewart training demo at the du outdoor fest in memphis. Im not sure what it is, but he doesn't look llike he likes it enough.

    im DEFINITELY SO with you on Buck. It would drive me crazy hunting with that dog --it seems like she breaks on every shot and and it seems like billy has to get out of the blind to line her dern near every retrieve. Could never imagine trying a hunt test with her. (on the other hand, she does have the spunk that Drake lacks- i do like that about her. she does appear to be having fun, which is what l like about hunting with dogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shayne Mehringer
    Change the poll to ask which dog i would rather have for hunt tests and my answer would change. What i deem "ideal" in a hunting dog is different than a hunt test dog. . . .
    My friend, why not wait until your trip to the line in Finished before making that presumption about HRC HTs?

    Remember, HRC is all about realism, as much as is realistically possible. For me, there is NO DIFFERENCE between a great HRC dog and a great hunting dog. 8)
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    Remember, HRC is all about realism, as much as is realistically possible. For me, there is NO DIFFERENCE between a great HRC dog and a great hunting dog
    Amen, brother!

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    do videos count?
    if so i'll have to give it to buck gardner's "Bro"

    Boomer and Akin have been on tv a few times










    what's wrong w/ buck ? HAHAHAHAHAHA

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