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Would You Sell Your Best Dog? #7313534 10/13/18 11:51 PM
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I like to think that I would. Iíve always said anything I own is for sale. BUT I have a 3yo. French Brittany gyp right now that I donít think could be bought. She is probably the best mutt Iíve ever owned in every way, bird finder, retriever, and sheís a freind dog. She was a natural and hasnít made many mistakes. I have 4 other good dogs and one that may be, that could be had but unless I was in a serious money bind and couldnít afford to hunt, I donít think Iíd sell Kate.

I got to thinking about this when a buddy of mine was offered $7500 for his lab while dove hunting, and he told the old boy he wouldnít trade that dog for a new F350. He keeps 9 bird dogs that he trades and sells frequently. I also witnessed an old man 25 years ago offered $10K for a pointer and turn it down. That was crazy money back then and the old man thought of bird dogs as one step above a coyote, it wasnít a freind dog but a tool. He said that was the best dog heíd ever owned and wouldnít sell him at any price because he wasnít replaceable. What are your thoughts?

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I've had this discussion a few times.

It would have to be under special circumstances.

Kimber is one pass from her HRCH with all health clearances done. She's not yet 3 years old.

It would have to be north of $10k to get my attention. Looking at it from a pure monetary standpoint she's worth well over that from what I can possibly make in litters.

I would not take $15k for her at this point.


The owners of the all time high point Derby dog were offered north of $200k for her and they turned it down...

That's right...$200,000 and turned it down...crazy!

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Some people are dog traders,and some arenít.

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Originally Posted By: BradyBuck



The owners of the all time high point Derby dog were offered north of $200k for her and they turned it down...

That's right...$200,000 and turned it down...crazy!


eek2 $200k would be TOUGH to turn down.

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Originally Posted By: 68rustbucket
Some people are dog traders,and some arenít.


Some are but when they get something special they donít trade it.

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I have sold several Pointers that were awesome dogs that were as far as I could take them personally in trial dogs. They needed the opportunity to go on and I was offered stupid money for 3 of them. They won Championships in the open Horseback circuit and 1 produced several Champions and runner-ups. Only one of them made me cry when I was told he passed.... the first one. Mikey was special to me. That one hurt.

Now my Cocker Buster will never leave me. They don't make enough stupid money to buy him. He stole my heart when I first got him.


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I'd have trouble parting with my worst dog. I was running a dog for a tower shoot, and oh boy was my dog on his game that day. I had a guy offer me a blank check for him. Just fill in a amout I thought was right. I started laughing, and told him "Good thing I'm a honest person, or you would be paying me again to take him back."
While Ranger is a hunting fool, he is also a severe separation anxiety dog.
He can be a real pain in the arse, but he is staying.



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I am not trying to be rude in anyway shape or fashion. In my book asking me to sell my dog is comparable to me asking how much for your daughter. So no, I wouldnt sell my dog. I make a decent enough living but even dead broke poor as a church mouse, I wouldnt even speak of it.


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Everyone has their opinion about this subject. The only dog I would not sell is a bad one!

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It's a funny topic, no doubt. We don't have kennels, we have a home and our dogs are a big part of that. Some folks get it and some don't...that's okay. We don't have kids so our dogs are sometimes even considered our kids that never grow up. Saying that, no ours is not for sale...when they come here is the equivalent of them hitting the doggy Powerball rofl

I get some folks equate them to a tool, that's alright...to each their own.


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It's hypothetical. No one is going to offer you more than they are worth to you.


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Originally Posted By: Catch Dog
Everyone has their opinion about this subject. The only dog I would not sell is a bad one!
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For the right price.

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Originally Posted By: BradyBuck
I've had this discussion a few times.

It would have to be under special circumstances.

Kimber is one pass from her HRCH with all health clearances done. She's not yet 3 years old.

It would have to be north of $10k to get my attention. Looking at it from a pure monetary standpoint she's worth well over that from what I can possibly make in litters.

I would not take $15k for her at this point.


The owners of the all time high point Derby dog were offered north of $200k for her and they turned it down...

That's right...$200,000 and turned it down...crazy!


From what I have been told there was one lady up in the Northeast that would pay that kind of money for dogs. Story I was told is that she bought Bullet for $250,000. Dan and his brother were in partners on the dog, Dan didn't want to sell but the brother did. That kind of cash goes a long way and most animals are born looking for a place to die.

I know a guy who turned down $40k for his retriever. QAA and a couple of All-Age placements.

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No amount of money could make me sell my dog.

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Originally Posted By: Erichugh22
No amount of money could make me sell my dog.


But there is stupid money being mentioned here. 250k???? Yes, I would sale at that price. Along with everything else I had that is quail related. I would like to have the chance to make that kind of decision. I make a great living right now, but if someone offers me anything close to that price, I will be looking for new puppies.

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No. I enjoy bird hunting way too much to let a bird dog that has proven to me "it is what I'm looking for", slip through my fingers. I usually end up getting pretty tight with the dogs that I really like.


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I've had this discussion a few times.

It would have to be under special circumstances.

Kimber is one pass from her HRCH with all health clearances done. She's not yet 3 years old.

It would have to be north of $10k to get my attention. Looking at it from a pure monetary standpoint she's worth well over that from what I can possibly make in litters.

I would not take $15k for her at this point.


The owners of the all time high point Derby dog were offered north of $200k for her and they turned it down...

That's right...$200,000 and turned it down...crazy!


From what I have been told there was one lady up in the Northeast that would pay that kind of money for dogs. Story I was told is that she bought Bullet for $250,000. Dan and his brother were in partners on the dog, Dan didn't want to sell but the brother did. That kind of cash goes a long way and most animals are born looking for a place to die.

I know a guy who turned down $40k for his retriever. QAA and a couple of All-Age placements.



I saw were the high point Derby dog from 2017 sold for $60k? Last I heard the pup wasn't looking like it was going to make an good AA dog.


The dog I was referring to was Ammo, her breeder told the story and I can't remember the details but I remember it was north of $200k and the owners still got to train her. The offer was basically for breeding rights.

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Bill and Mickey Petrovich owned Ammo until she died a year or so back. She was bred once, and the puppies sold for 10,000 each. Bill went pro soon after that litter.
Dogs like Ammo and Bullet are once in a lifetime dogs. Dan only sold Bullet because he still got to run him and did as long as Kippy was alive. So he got the money and still got to run and train him until She died.

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Originally Posted By: Birdhunter61
Bill and Mickey Petrovich owned Ammo until she died a year or so back. She was bred once, and the puppies sold for 10,000 each. Bill went pro soon after that litter.
Dogs like Ammo and Bullet are once in a lifetime dogs. Dan only sold Bullet because he still got to run him and did as long as Kippy was alive. So he got the money and still got to run and train him until She died.

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So how much for Mickey????

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A "life changing" amount.
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Originally Posted By: wal1809
I am not trying to be rude in anyway shape or fashion. In my book asking me to sell my dog is comparable to me asking how much for your daughter. So no, I wouldnt sell my dog. I make a decent enough living but even dead broke poor as a church mouse, I wouldnt even speak of it.


I find it interesting that some people equate their dogs to children. I feel itís sad that anyone could think that way. Iím blessed to have two boys that I would lay my life down for. I feel sorry for anyone that would measure an animals worth with that of a human. Iíll never have a daughter but Iíd like to think sheíd be worth more than a bird dog. I love all of my dogs but I can love the next one just as much as the last one. Some are just better than others. Any dog is replaceable. I donít feel that children are.

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Originally Posted By: Erichugh22
No amount of money could make me sell my dog.


Agreed. I was just discussing this the other day. No money could buy my dog. Doc is my 11 month old GSP that has yet to prove himself in the field. He is my first bird dog. It is amazing the lessons a loyal dog can teach you. My family loves him and he is here to stay.

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I am not trying to be rude in anyway shape or fashion. In my book asking me to sell my dog is comparable to me asking how much for your daughter. So no, I wouldnt sell my dog. I make a decent enough living but even dead broke poor as a church mouse, I wouldnt even speak of it.


I find it interesting that some people equate their dogs to children. I feel itís sad that anyone could think that way. Iím blessed to have two boys that I would lay my life down for. I feel sorry for anyone that would measure an animals worth with that of a human. Iíll never have a daughter but Iíd like to think sheíd be worth more than a bird dog. I love all of my dogs but I can love the next one just as much as the last one. Some are just better than others. Any dog is replaceable. I donít feel that children are.


100% agree! I love my dogs and it would take a lot for me to sell one but not anywhere close to the same thing as my two daughters.

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