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    thanks... good advice, I will take it into consideration... I think with this post = #10 so I can reply to a few pms and return some calls I put out there... I think once I nail down 2-3 good breeders / bloodlines, I'll play the waiting game and hopefully something works out... I love window shopping! it stops me from impulse buying... like I've said, this dog will be with us for the next 10+ yrs... if you or anybody happen to get a good lead on a littler, please feel free to let me know.

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    Doing what i was born to do. Fetching up wood ducks.

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    FOREWARNING:
    If you get one you will hear the words "Boykins are not Labs".
    They are different, VERY different. If you have used Spaniels before then maybe you know already.
    I have my first Boykin. He is 11 months now. They are almost too smart.
    Expect to have to wait for a puppy. Especially if you want a female.
    Great personality, great family pet, great drive. Too small for geese. Mine handles Mallards and Canvas Backs with ease.
    Expect some ridicule until they see him work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gauge123 View Post
    FOREWARNING:
    If you get one you will hear the words "Boykins are not Labs".
    They are different, VERY different. If you have used Spaniels before then maybe you know already.
    I have my first Boykin. He is 11 months now. They are almost too smart.
    Expect to have to wait for a puppy. Especially if you want a female.
    Great personality, great family pet, great drive. Too small for geese. Mine handles Mallards and Canvas Backs with ease.
    Expect some ridicule until they see him work.
    You had me there for a good long while, Gauge. What should I ask for, an undo-over



    after a couple thousand geese the last 11-12 years? Don't shortchange them in going about their work, you'll be happy you didn't.

    MG

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    About 50 of these in a day
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    Yep too small for this big wounded and pissed off Canada from this morning as he's pulling it up on the dog stand.

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    Nice pic Blaine
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    thanks guys, got in touch with Elroy (duke of earl) & had a lot of good advice....

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    Big ol buck rabbit comes running through the swamp. No problem if you have a boykin. Weve had some good variety last couple days.

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    Maybe I need to have a talk with Gauge. He dragged a snow goose half way back with considerable effort. Then he sat down and looked at me with a look that said "Hey Arse hole you could come help with this one".
    I don't kill enough geese to worry about it much. I conceed that if you guys are having success on the geese then obviously they are not off the table for the Boykins.

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