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False points #8239553 04/16/21 11:50 PM
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It is called unproductive by those of us who have had such dogs. Most of mine have except my second one called Cookie. It was 60 years ago on a meadow lark, in a pasture near Port Lava, south of the highway. You should have seen the expression on her face. I could walk to that spot today. You?

Ever have on that pointed skunks. My friend ET had a brace of red setters got skunked several times.


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My older pointer seldom does it. Usually I’ll see it from the others when there are very few birds. They get bored and start pointing non game bird scent, or rats.

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I lived in New Orleans for three years. I fell in with a dairy farmer north of the lake. He had two dogs. He would get bored a hup them. They would start backing each other. It was fun to watch.


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At a field trial mine went on point right on the edge of the road at the beginning of the bird field. My dog was on point, but seemed like he was iffy about it. It was just too easy. Still, being planted birds, I called the point. There was no bird. He had pointed on a neat ball of quail feathers in the grass. I heard a man off behind me who had been out there as an observer while they were placing birds comment that there must have been a hawk out there just before we started. I looked up and it was a relative of my competition and he was smiling. I also realized at that moment that the handler of the other dog had directed her dog over just before reaching that area. I did not say a word about it and it certainly could have been a hawk eating a bird there just before we started. Duped or not, it was my fault. I should have paid attention to what was going on around me, read my dog better, and gone with my gut. I never should have called that point and my dog should not have pointed it.

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I had one pointer that once pointed then heeled a pig. Took it all the way to the ground.


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I've had two retrieve piglets. One point and owl eating a skunk. Lots of unpro points on younger dogs, especaily late season when birds learn to run out on the dogs

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I had a dog point a porcupine last year. By the time I got there, her was full of quills.

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I had one once point a turtle, never did after that, was a young dog


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Originally Posted by colt45
I had one once point a turtle, never did after that, was a young dog

I had a couple that would pick them up and carry them around.


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Daisy pointed several sounders of hogs over her almost 16 years. I could read that girl like a book and called it pretty much every time.


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Haven't had it in years but never spit any out.


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