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Looking for a GSP puppy #6789099 06/10/17 04:56 AM
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Looking for a GSP puppy to join my pack of hounds, old lab female (fixed), worthless pyrenese male (fixed), and a scrappy lil male jack Russell, all have free roam of 6 acres contained by underground fence. Prefer the GSP to be thick/broad build on the larger side, he or she will be used for early teal season and late duck/goose (spec) season to replace my ol'lab female. She's gotten to old and never lost her appetite and is fat and doesn't even load in the truck anymore, wife and kids turned her into a person.

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Why a GSP if you don't plan to quail hunt with it?


Quail hunting is like walking into, and out of a beautiful painting all day long. Gene Hill


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Had one years ago and would do all, retrieve and point. Plus don't really care to eat quail compared to teal, dove, or speckabelly.

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I agree with Bill -------- check ducksausage in dogs for sale,,, Chesapeakes------- that's the route I would go,,,, and I am a GSP fan.

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Had a chesapeake before, to stubborn. I loved my GSP just hard to find.

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double g sportsman gsp

I have one from here that is spectacular. Bird dog he gets a 10, retrieving he gets a 5

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Originally Posted By: spg
Had one years ago and would do all, retrieve and point. Plus don't really care to eat quail compared to teal, dove, or speckabelly.
Sacrilege!


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Originally Posted By: nate33
double g sportsman gsp

I have one from here that is spectacular. Bird dog he gets a 10, retrieving he gets a 5


Call my son Brent at www.ggsportsman.com. He has GSP's and Labs.


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Look at NAVHDA bred lines if it will be mostly for retrieving. Field trial lines will mostly likely want to run/range far out. Plus NAVHDA focuses more on retrieving and water work.


Re: Looking for a GSP puppy [Re: spg] #6790078 06/11/17 04:18 PM
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My personal opinion is if you want a dog to retrieve birds then buy a retriever...JMO

We can agree to disagree on that...

But you have got to be cazy to think that teal, dove and specks are better table fare than quail loco


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Bradybuck, maybe we cook differently I'm coonass so we tend like dark meat, quail just doesn't make the gravy like teal, dove, or speck. As far as the dog, I'm just partial to GSP's and I actually believe there the most versatile hunting dog breed.

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A lot of people would agree with you about the GSP. However, I think the lab is the most versatile. Labs obviously excell In the duck blind but are used across the country for upland hunting as well. I've got a little field bred lab female I'm training right now that works as a guide dog retrieving dove and running with pointers on quail and she's a beast. I realize not all labs would be cut out for that much running.

The GSP is concidered to be the most versatile breed by many others so I get that....but you are wanting a dog to hunt ducks and geese.

I hope you find what you're looking for in a GSP.




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Re: Looking for a GSP puppy [Re: spg] #6790623 06/12/17 04:38 AM
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Ok, let me reiterate my Post........I'm 1000% aware a lab will most likely retrieve better than a GSP. However, I mainly deer hunt and in between I hunt the 1st week of teal season and the tail end of Speck season with a little dove mixed in. I don't guide or excessively bird hunt. I don't shoot quail because I don't care to eat them however, quail are like ants on our place in south texas if wanted to shoot some I wouldn't need a dog. I prefer the GSP over a lab for many reasons, I have a lab now, to me they don't last long (don't get me wrong I love my lab), I just like the GSP disposition.

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