It's too bad that guy responded on the other forum and pissed everyone off.
He doesnt know what he's talking about.
I have one or two here you couldn't get for X£", But haven't we all?
There are also a few 'Titled' dogs that I personally wouldn't give 'Tuppence' for!! ...But Hey?....You/me. Probably got hooked on the script at one time?
If it does what you want,and you have seen what you want, then it is probably what you want!, and if you want it ..You will buy it.
One Shooter One Spaniel One Retriever
Yeah, well, I've been running HT's and FT's along the coast for years, especially in Louisiana, and have never heard of the "pro" he claims he apprenticed under. Either the guy retired a long time ago or was simply a gun dog trainer (nttawwt). His claims of seeing lots of FC, AFC, MH and SH dogs is BS as far as I can tell.
I know both the breeder and trainer of the dog in question, and I would advise you to consider trying to arrange a viewing if the other deal falls through. It never hurts to ask.
I looked at that redstar post and if I were in the market for a gun dog or a possible competitive dog, I would look at him real hard. Good description of a well trained young guy especially at that age.
Good luck with the search.
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