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    Here's the best one I've ever seen. I remember watching it years ago with Dad. Great movie! Soem nice dog work too!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ea4tgQt-Th4
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    That bucket puppy episode made me smile. About 18 mos. ago I posted some pictures here of my "bucket puppy" mainly because I really liked him, despite his disqualifying white that might've earned him the bucket if he'd been born 50 years earlier. He was my favorite from his litter of 10; everyone liked him a lot but of course when it came time to sell him, no one really wanted poor white-footed Jackson even though none of the pups went to show homes. He ended up in what seemed like a good pet home, but I ended up getting him back at 10 mos. because he'd started standing up for himself when two very spoiled, yappy Yorkies were allowed to write checks they could no longer cash with him.

    He's now happily living with his own, forever family nearby, he earned his JH this fall and has been on his first duck and pheasant hunts, too. We have no idea where all that white, especially the white foot, came from. Both parents had small white markings as did some of the pups, but neither they, nor any of the littermates, had so much as a single white hair on any toe!

    Meet my bucket puppy Jackson (you know we had to name him that since he's missing a glove!) Isn't he cute?
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    Default The Bucket Dog

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    Here's our two Irish (red) setters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvalab View Post
    I read the Big Red/Irish Red books compulsively as a kid. I can't say I remember them, but I remember being absolutely obsessed...

    I did as well and I can remember hanging on every word. Probably the only books that I read multiple times while growing up. If I remember correctly.incorrectly, I think they were in a series of dog books with different types of dogs?

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    Probably as big of a breed split with setters as there are labs. Show and field dogs are not even recognizable as the same breed.

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    Julie R.

    I think Jackson is now in the right home! Terrific! And I think he looks great.


    Fran Seagren

    Beautiful dogs, beautiful points. Are they registered as Red Setters? Do they always point tail up?
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    Julie,

    I'll see if I can get some better pics, but here's "Gyp" aka "Gypsum" a rescue dog that we raised out of a litter of 11. Gyp's momma sure looked like a pit.

    I've said many times that Gyp looks kinda like a Chessie. He's a good swimmer too!

    Here's a shot of Gyp as a baby with his momma. (she never did tell us who the daddy was, or what kind of dog he was. She was darted and noosepoled in the tough section of Decatur and on day 3 of her capture, she delivered 11 pups at he shelter.)





    Here's a shot of Gyp in the front row next to the black lab, "Bus".



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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Atkinson View Post
    ....Here's a shot of Gyp as a baby with his momma. (she never did tell us who the daddy was, or what kind of dog he was.....
    It looks to me, like Gyp's dilute.

    That narrows it down quite a bit, on what breed Daddy was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by copterdoc View Post
    It looks to me, like Gyp's dilute.

    That narrows it down quite a bit, on what breed Daddy was.
    I'm not quite sure that I follow. No, I'm sure I don't know. What do you mean?

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    Two recessives in the D locus.

    It's what makes "blue" pits, and "Silver" labs.

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