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#6151188 - 01/23/16 08:48 PM My Little English Setter
Just Nate Offline
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Registered: 01/14/12
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Loc: Austin, TX
I bought Grendel 4 years ago, he was a derby dog. An upland derby is a game in which quail are put out in the field and the dogs are released the first point/flush wins the derby. His first owner ended up having a stroke and that is how I ended up with Grendel. Grendel is a small English Setter, he weights about 31 lbs.

When I got Grendel Bill Oxner came down and hunted with me the first time with Grendel.

I started record keeping about 5 hunts after I had Grendel:

Grendel has hunted/pointed:

Number of Hunts: 171 (some of these are morning and afternoon counted separately)
Miles Ran: 2,900 Miles
Ave Miles per Hunt: 16.9 Miles/Hunt
Quail Shoot: 3,151
Pheasant Shoot: 2,491
Chukar Shoot: 641
Prairie Chicken 19
Woodcock 18

Grendel coughed up blood today and he is at the Vet's office tonight. I hope this was not his last hunt because this little guy has really done some hunting for my organization. Lots of happy Law Enforcement, Military and, Firefighter/EMTs because of Grendel.

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#6151195 - 01/23/16 08:51 PM Re: My Little English Setter [Re: Just Nate]
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Loc: Texas
Sure hope everything is ok.

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#6151244 - 01/23/16 09:24 PM Re: My Little English Setter [Re: Catch Dog]
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Loc: Sanger, Texas
Sounds like Grendel is a heck of a dog. How old is he?
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#6151315 - 01/23/16 10:22 PM Re: My Little English Setter [Re: Just Nate]
Just Nate Offline
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He is 8 going to be 9 in about a month.

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#6151355 - 01/23/16 10:56 PM Re: My Little English Setter [Re: Just Nate]
nak Offline
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Prayers headed upstairs for the both of you
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#6151453 - 01/24/16 06:03 AM Re: My Little English Setter [Re: Just Nate]
bill oxner Offline
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Fingers crossed.
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#6151593 - 01/24/16 08:26 AM Re: My Little English Setter [Re: Just Nate]
colt45 Offline
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Registered: 08/19/06
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Loc: bastrop county
keep us posted...has he been on heart worm preventive?
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#6151866 - 01/24/16 11:32 AM Re: My Little English Setter [Re: Just Nate]
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He ended up just having some acid reflux. Vet gave me some meds and said to cut his running down for a while. Pretty happy...

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#6151996 - 01/24/16 01:09 PM Re: My Little English Setter [Re: Just Nate]
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Good news indeed ... cheers I ran setters once upon a time in a Shoot to Retrieve Field Trial and had a blast.
Ron
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#6152018 - 01/24/16 01:26 PM Re: My Little English Setter [Re: Just Nate]
coolie Offline
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Loc: Ennis, TX
Setters have the most beautiful gait of all bird dogs. Even if they don't, they look like they know what they are doing.

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#6152099 - 01/24/16 02:21 PM Re: My Little English Setter [Re: Just Nate]
MikeC Offline
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Loc: Grayson County
The best two bird dogs that I've ever hunted behind were English Setters. Beautiful dogs and poetry in motion when hunting.
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#6152174 - 01/24/16 03:04 PM Re: My Little English Setter [Re: Just Nate]
blanked Offline
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Registered: 06/03/07
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Loc: magnolia tx
i remember bill posting some pictures of a guy he hunted with with a couple of setters a few years ago. Are you that guy

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#6152246 - 01/24/16 03:58 PM Re: My Little English Setter [Re: Just Nate]
bobcat1 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Just Nate
He ended up just having some acid reflux. Vet gave me some meds and said to cut his running down for a while. Pretty happy...
Now that's awesome! Congrats!
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#6152452 - 01/24/16 05:36 PM Re: My Little English Setter [Re: Just Nate]
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Registered: 07/03/15
Posts: 220
Loc: North Texas
I love those small quick, field setters. I sure hope he recovers quickly.
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#6152625 - 01/24/16 06:42 PM Re: My Little English Setter [Re: Just Nate]
arandy Offline
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Registered: 12/22/08
Posts: 200
Loc: SW Arkansas
Glad to hear your dog is alright and it sounds like he is the kind all of us would be lucky to hunt behind! I love bird dogs in general but I guess if I could only have one breed, Setters would be my pick. Hope it never comes to that because I love a good bird dog of any breed.

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