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The Sire is a champion trained birder, and I agreed to training this boy. Flight to Georgia on the 16th for he and his sister.  

 

Their " Dad " said people bring other folks dogs hunting down there often if trained. 

 

I never trained my Brittany's,  ( may be why they brought fiesty squirrels,  rabbits , and chipmunks in the house ).

 

Do folks actually take other people's dogs  hunting fowl in this state?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7 hours ago, FEW3 said:

I had no choice on the tail docking.

 

 

You will enjoy the company of that pup for sure and they can be great retrievers as well. Peace and Prayers

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Tail docking on bird dogs is a great idea for the dog. Otherwise they will beat their tail bloody every time they go hunting.

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FEW congrats on the new pup.  A lovely Brittany.  Beautiful dogs ( all bird dogs are beautiful).  I'm on the fence about getting a new dog, but if I do it will be a Brit.  Best of luck with your new charge. 

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FEW, not telling you what to do, but rather suggesting.

Please give some thought to basic puppy/juvenile training. There's a really great school right here in Bourne, Joseph's Obedience School.  We taken many of our dogs there and done Levels I-III.  The dogs love it. It makes a world of difference with the basic sit, stay, and come stuff around the house, and walking on a leash.  In addition I found it makes a big difference in training them to hunt, retrieve and do field work.

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Nothing to add to the conversation but nostalgia. 

Today, in my old age, I have an unfair reputation as a dog hater. Nothing could be further from the truth.

It's dog owners I hate, and the entitled dog owner culture that I snipe about often.

 

In fact, I was raised in a dog family. My two half-brothers were/are (one deceased) German shorthair pointers. My nephew is also a GSHP.

 

The last dog I owned and trained was a Brittany pup. 40 years ago. I was a teenager. I loved that muleheaded (literally) **** eating dog. My goodness, Energy? I've never seen an animal so super charged. He had two speeds: bouncing off the wall and asleep. He could bust the thickest cover all day and still run around the yard like a maniac with the little kids for hours.

It boggles my mind when I see britts living in apartments or small yards. They must chew the house down!

Mine had full run of a big yard and still needed at least a half a hour a day running top speed in the open woods.

 

He was on his way to being a good bird dog. Had a nose on him. He used to point other people's crippled and dead lost birds. A couple times we could have had our limit without firing a shot (public land).

Had no patience with running pheasants though. Pointed the dead ones like a champ but if they ran, he tried to eat them.

 

Sadly, he came to an untimely end and I have never lived in a place as an adult that would accommodate a dog.

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