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Holtzer1,

Welcome to the site.

Funny you should mention rabbit's. Labs took a turn away from strictly retrieving work many years ago and the use was rabbits. Some outdoor writter did an article in one of the magazines on rabbit hunting with "super charged labs". I would guess that any game that could be flushed would be fine. The only problem might be if the rabbit got out of gun range then came back around, your adult dog might be to close to shoot the rabbit. Haven't gone cottontail hunting in years but been doing a lot of thinking about it lately. With my last dog really old, I'm thinking of another dog and thinking more on the lines of a flusher. Getting to decrepete to chase a good pointer anymore and my horse died two years ago.

Is that a Savage mod 24 that little guy is holding? Got a good story about them if it is. I had one I got brand new in Germany about 1969, 22mag/20ga. Never used it a whole lot so some years down the road I traded it off on something up in Kalispell, Mont. About ten years after that I was in a second hand store in Greeley, Colo and there it was, I recognized the different front sight I'd put on it. Bought it and took it home and looked up the serial number in some old records and sure enough, there it was. Have no idea where it is now but I suppose it'll show up again someday.

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its actually a Rossi .223, great shootin little gun, this was taken in 06..not too long ago i guess. I just bought him a Mossberg .410 bolt action tor small game hunting, but with the ice storm hittin us this weekend we couldnt go chasin any bunnies.

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Where are you from?

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I think my main concern is looking for a retriever.

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Don Fischer wrote:
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Mid-Missouri Thumbs up

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holtzer1 wrote:
Don Fischer wrote:
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Mid-Missouri Thumbs up

Wish we had the cottontails here you have there. I'd get a Beagle!

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Lets muddy the waters a bit more shall we??? How about the standard poodle as retriever/ flusher? Or possibly a labradoodle which points? I'm thinking about trying to cross my big house cat with cougar and see if the darn thing will pay attention to birds and not try to eat me.

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Austin,

Your not gonna believe it, then maybe you will. In the Bay Area of California someone is selling laberadoddles aand goldendoodles and I hear they are getting big bucks for them!

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Austin,

Your not gonna believe it, then maybe you will. In the Bay Area of California someone is selling laberadoddles aand goldendoodles and I hear they are getting big bucks for them!

Whats new about that? They have been seliing across the US for a while now. Along with the Puggle(Pug/Beagle). I guess no one really cares to crossbreed anymore.

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e4c4ever wrote:
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Austin,

Your not gonna believe it, then maybe you will. In the Bay Area of California someone is selling laberadoddles aand goldendoodles and I hear they are getting big bucks for them!

Whats new about that? They have been seliing across the US for a while now. Along with the Puggle(Pug/Beagle). I guess no one really cares to crossbreed anymore.

Really? I don't keep up with the mongrol breeding business. I don't mind breeding to establish a breed, by good breeders, but I also think good records should be kept and until well established, the breed (?) should be highly controled. It should also provide something that other existing breeds don't offer. We have a country over run with unwanted dog's and cats and to many people doing this off the wall stuff for financial gain only. I could get pretty vocal about this so better shut up.

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