What is your favorite breed of hunting dog,for birds or chase.Mine is the Springer Spaniel,we have had one in our family since my great Grandfather started using them for pheasant and waterfoul.Great family dogs and willing to hunt anything,I love em.Post pics if you have em!!
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Tue, 2005-05-31 23:45
Tue, 2005-05-31 23:51#1
This is my Springer on his first waterfowl hunt on the Missouri River.
Mon, 2005-06-06 15:22#2
I have only seen a Chocolate lab and a Black lab in action and many times they would spot ducks and geese flying in before the hunters. The would sit in one position out of site shakeing just like they were freezing to death with excitement waiting until they were told to go retreive the water foul. It was great to watch.
Mon, 2005-06-06 18:38#3
I would have to say a beagle. We had a few packs of rabbit dogs a few years ago. We had three sets of three siblings the first were: Dan, Amos, and Little Ann. The second set were pete, lucy, and smoky. The third set was Amy, bandit, and another pete.
We didn't have them all at one time, but Little Ann was our girl she hunted long and hard after we had give up. She never wanted to leave the woods. She was our best dog. It was eventually her desire not to stop hunting that led to events the caused her demise. We were part of a club located less than a mile from my house, that allowed us to run rabbits day or night year-round we just couldn't shoot them. It was about 4pm one monday afternoon and my grandad had taken a few of the dogs out to run, he got ready to leave and couldn't get her to load up. We went back early the next morning and couldn't find her anywhere. We went back several times during the day. I had to go to night class and I returned at around 10:30 and met my grandad pulling in the drive way. He had found her. Apparently she had run across property line and someone had the raw disturbing sickness to shoot her three times with a .22 rifle and THEN SLIT her throat!! We took her to the emergency vet and told we could operate but there was a 90% chance of losing her during surgery. We made the decision to put her down and it broke my grandad down ,within a week he gave the rest of our dogs and dogbox and dog equipment away. That was the end of our dog hunting.
Mon, 2005-06-06 23:03#4
that person would have found themselves in a similar situation soon afterwards in my neck of the woods,what a horrible thing to do to someones friend.
Tue, 2005-06-07 21:41#5
Yeah we are pretty sure about who it was. It was a guy thats property borders the club. He is known for placing bowls of dog food tainted with anti-freeze on his property. Needless to day my 73 year old grandad was as hot and angry as I was not to mention the 35 or so other club members, but there's nothing we can do. Little Ann or Little A as we called her sometimes was one of the best dogs I've ever seen and we won't soon forget her.
Wed, 2005-06-08 04:47#6
Anyone who does horrible things like that will someday recieve it back in spades,its just a matter of time.The club should monitor thier border with his property for anything like this and call the sheriff and local F&G anytime they find something suspicious.
Thu, 2005-06-09 20:20#7
If I had known 100% for sure it was him he would have gotten it back in a short amount of time. We are no longer members of the club but as far as I know there have been no other problems with the dogs.
Sun, 2005-06-12 15:20#8
i'm partial to plott hounds. but i find absoutly nothing wrong with a mountain cur i've got a young one that is doing great on hogs.
Tue, 2005-06-14 02:18#9
I like Jeff's hounds the best!
Seriously, I have only hunted a few times with dogs and it was for bears and hogs. The Argentinian Dogos are also incredible hunters. 140 pounds of !!!
Tue, 2005-06-14 06:19#10
Labs, chocolate, black, yellow