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Offline nanum

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Best duck dog
« on: November 16, 2008, 04:59:00 PM »
 I want to get serious about duck hunting. I finally have a place with alot of room that I can raise and train a dog. I need a multipurpose dog that is very good with kids(I have 3 little ones) and also is a good watch dog since my wife is a little paranoid. I now have some time to train one and I love hunting. I was kind of leaning towards a lab but I'm not sure. Any thoughts Wapato.

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Re: Best duck dog
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2008, 05:02:45 PM »
Your situation sounds a lot like mine.  I am getting a chocolate lab next spring!  They are a great dog for all of the situations you want.  (any lab for that matter)

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Re: Best duck dog
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2008, 06:36:23 PM »
Definately a chocolate lab. They are super samrt and great with kids.

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Re: Best duck dog
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2008, 09:33:27 AM »
I know there is another thread about this recently here, but I'm partial to yellow labs. Nothing against chocolates though... ;)
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Re: Best duck dog
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2008, 09:35:22 AM »
I prefer my yellow Lab.... Bubba is great with kids and an awesome bird dog.  Nothing wrong with Choc's either... spend the extra bucks and get some training for both you and the dog! 
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Re: Best duck dog
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2008, 09:57:48 AM »
a dog is just an extension of its owner.  Any color of lab will do, as long as its black  :P
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Re: Best duck dog
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2008, 10:12:23 AM »
Lab all the way.

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Re: Best duck dog
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2008, 10:47:40 AM »
Any of the big 3 retriever breeds (Lab/Ches/Golden) will be suitable.  Try to get some exposure to each (in general and in hunting scenarios if possible) and just get a feel for what your preference is.  Each breed has some general traits that you may or may not like.  Also, try to pick the one that suites your personality and life style... don't just think about it as a hunting dog.  Assuming your choice comes from decent hunting lines, and you spend the proper time training it's more than likely the dog will do everything you want/need regardless of which 1 of those 3 you get.

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Re: Best duck dog
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2008, 04:02:58 PM »
 :yeah: Good post Intruder. I like Chessy's!
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Re: Best duck dog
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2008, 02:43:41 PM »
HAS to be a lab.....I'd go w/ a black.

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Re: Best duck dog
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2008, 06:33:37 PM »
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Any color of lab will do, as long as its black
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Re: Best duck dog
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2008, 09:55:52 AM »
Chessies are great dogs,I have had a 1/2 dozen over the last 20 years. Just got my new lab ( My 1st one got hit by a train) They are great for both upland and water.I dont care what color You choose You just cant go wronge.. Either Cooke Canyon or Tiger Mountain have great Pointing labs from great blood.. Good Luck in your decision

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Re: Best duck dog
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2008, 12:56:10 PM »
I perfer just a "Lab".. I love them all.. Doesnt matter the color.. Good luck with your choice.. If you are looking for a Pointing Lab I know a great Kennel. PM me for more info..

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Re: Best duck dog
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2008, 03:29:30 PM »
like all the others you can't go wrong with a lab great all around hunting companion and great with kids atleast all the ones i've owned and known
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Re: Best duck dog
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2008, 02:09:09 AM »
Go for the chocolate!  You might want to check out Tiger Mountain Pointing Labs if you wanna do some upland aswell.

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Re: Best duck dog
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2008, 04:11:33 PM »
Any retriever breed has the potential to be a fine family dog. A dog bred to be a high performance hunter may be less of a wonderful family dog. Retrievers in general are not watchdogs..they will direct the burglars to the milkbone cupboard, and make sure they have a retrieving dummy as they leave with your stuff. Your dog will be what you want. You own what you condone. 

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Re: Best duck dog
« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2008, 09:34:43 AM »
I'm also looking for a dog. Giving myself 6-8 months to do research and find out what I really want. I want a retriever that is good with young kids as well. I don't really want a Lab, because everybody has one. It is the most popular dog in the U.S., with good reason, but still, I want something different. Spent 7 hours on the internet yesterday looking. Was at work and had nothing better to do. Ran across a breed called Pudelpointer. Liked what I read, but don't want to make a decision based on the internet by people who breed the dogs. Does anyone have any actual experience with this dog? They are not an AKC breed, but I don't care. I want a hunting dog, not a show dog. Any info or fact-based opinions would be appreciated. 
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Re: Best duck dog
« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2008, 09:46:15 PM »
I have a black lab(female) who has a choc. daddy and a yellow mommy.   :rolleyes:  So as others have said, color in labs can be a matter of personal choice.  In my opinion, the training and love the dog gets matters more than anything.  And then by gosh the results will follow!! :IBCOOL:

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Re: Best duck dog
« Reply #18 on: November 26, 2008, 04:40:28 PM »
Buzzardking,
Check your messages. I have a pudelpointer from Cedarwoods and can fill you in on the breed.
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