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#5324845 - 09/24/14 07:02 PM Bird Dog Puppy
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Loc: Austin, TX
Wanting to get a bird dog puppy. I'm wanting to mainly hunt doves and quail. Maybe the occasional pheasant hunting trip. I have had english pointers most of my life, but I'd like to go smaller. Any suggestions? I was thinking either german shorthair or vizsla.
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#5326140 - 09/25/14 01:44 PM Re: Bird Dog Puppy [Re: txbloodbrother14]
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There is a guy in my neighborhood that raises vizsla, and I am expecting a litter of ESS around nov. 3rd. either are good quality dogs.

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#5326142 - 09/25/14 01:45 PM Re: Bird Dog Puppy [Re: txbloodbrother14]
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Registered: 09/22/14
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Im in the Fort Worth area, not sure where you are located...

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#5327056 - 09/25/14 09:58 PM Re: Bird Dog Puppy [Re: txbloodbrother14]
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#5327421 - 09/26/14 08:25 AM Re: Bird Dog Puppy [Re: txbloodbrother14]
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Brittany is a great option. they are sweet dogs with lots of bird drive plus they are small, generally 35# or so for a well bred dog. Some American Brits are bred larger but are outside the standard

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#5327453 - 09/26/14 08:45 AM Re: Bird Dog Puppy [Re: txbloodbrother14]
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Ugh gsp s are usually bigger than pointers, some quiet a bit bigger.
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#5327470 - 09/26/14 08:51 AM Re: Bird Dog Puppy [Re: txbloodbrother14]
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Registered: 10/17/13
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My sons purchased a French Britt for me this past year as a retirement gift. Pup weighs exactly 35 lbs, he has turned out to be the perfect house dog, a real trooper out in the field, a quick learner, and extremely lovable. He has also managed to do the impossible, win over the wife! The rain has not allowed me to do a true dove hunt with him yet, but the few birds we have downed he has retrieved right back to my hand flawlessly. He is also ready for the quail season and I am really looking forward to that. Good Luck with whatever you decide to get!
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#5383327 - 10/27/14 08:08 PM Re: Bird Dog Puppy [Re: txbloodbrother14]
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Registered: 04/13/14
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We have a GSP but make sure if you decide on one you can give them lots of exercise. Ours is 10 months old and will work all day for us at the ranch. She always wants to go. She did awesome this year retrieving dove and followed a blood trail to a doe I shot. We don't have kids yet so she is our everything :-) she is very loving and affectionate and gets along great with other dogs and people but she is a lot of work and needs consistent rules. She is stubborn but once she learns she is going to get away with something she stops trying.
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#5383357 - 10/27/14 08:18 PM Re: Bird Dog Puppy [Re: txbloodbrother14]
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French Brittany is hard to beat.

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#5383798 - 10/27/14 10:36 PM Re: Bird Dog Puppy [Re: txbloodbrother14]
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Loc: Mesquite, Texas
Brittany! I'm on my Second and awaiting a third. They are very smart/intelligent,sweet of heart and nature,Atheletes tothe end...you'll never have a closer friend and hunting a partner...and the breed has proven itself time and time agian.(most dual championships)!


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#5384119 - 10/28/14 07:31 AM Re: Bird Dog Puppy [Re: txbloodbrother14]
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Might have a nice litter of French Brittany's hitting the ground around Dec 6th
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#5384298 - 10/28/14 09:27 AM Re: Bird Dog Puppy [Re: txbloodbrother14]
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I used to have brittanys and my 2 males were right at 45-48# and my 2 females were around 38-40#. They are awesome. My dogs stay in the house and are pampered:), so I now own a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon because shedding is minimal to none. My female is 50#. I use her for everything including ducks.

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#5385172 - 10/28/14 04:39 PM Re: Bird Dog Puppy [Re: txbloodbrother14]
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if you aren't set on a puppy, there is a pretty dang good Viszla in the classifieds being sold by a very reputable breeder who is getting out of the business...many of us on here have one of his dogs and they are great hunters as well as house dogs.

Just letting you know.

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#5385315 - 10/28/14 06:01 PM Re: Bird Dog Puppy [Re: Texas buckeye]
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Originally Posted By: Texas buckeye
if you aren't set on a puppy, there is a pretty dang good Viszla in the classifieds being sold by a very reputable breeder who is getting out of the business...many of us on here have one of his dogs and they are great hunters as well as house dogs.

Just letting you know.

If you want him you better hurry, I'm supposed meet DB20 in Waco tomorrow, I'm sure he'd like to save the mileage on his truck.
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#5385527 - 10/28/14 07:29 PM Re: Bird Dog Puppy [Re: txbloodbrother14]
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Barny, if you end up with the dog you will be very happy. His dogs are great, and this one sound slike he has been worked quite a bit so he will be a good one. I have two of Brians dogs and they are both prey driven and love to be outside, but also right beside us in the house. Having a started or nearly finished V from brian would be a steal at 1K. I would have picked him up but my wife put her foot down at 2.

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