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Chesapeake vs Labs

Postby Spec murderer » Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:53 pm

Which is the better dog?
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Re: Chesapeake vs Labs

Postby sprigs4days » Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:58 am

my buddy has a chessie and i have a lab.i'll never try and hunt with his dog again. if that sob wasnt growling at me he was trying to maul my lab. found out why they call chesapeakes monsters of the marsh
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Re: Chesapeake vs Labs

Postby OPE Retrievers » Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:01 am

sprigs4days wrote:my buddy has a chessie and i have a lab.i'll never try and hunt with his dog again. if that sob wasnt growling at me he was trying to maul my lab. found out why they call chesapeakes monsters of the marsh


:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Sounds an aweful lot like a socialization problem not a breed problem....
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Re: Chesapeake vs Labs

Postby labtrainer » Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:40 am

Both are excellent retrieving breeds. As a whole each breed has their own atributes. My advise would be to make a list of qualites you are looking for in a dog, ie; What are your typical hunting conditions? What are you going to use the dog for? (HT's FT's , Upland, Waterfowl etc.) What body size are you looking for? etc. Go and watch several dogs of each breed work to get a "feeling" for the breed. After doing some soul searching on this type questions, look at each breed with a discerning eye and the choose the breed that meets your needs. Now study Pedigrees, Health clearences, temperment, drive etc. of the Sire and Dam. There is no guarntee as all dogs are different , but you can stack the odds in your favor. :thumbsup:
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Re: Chesapeake vs Labs

Postby mydogmaisey » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:15 am

Both are great and equally less superior to Goldens :yes: :yes: :yes:. JUST KIDDING you guys. If you search this subject here, I bet you'll find all the input you're looking for as this seems to come up alot. Remember alot of what a dog becomes is based on how to train him. Main thing is research to ensure you're buying a buddy that's healthy. Wouldn't hurt to know that parents have good retrieving instinct too.
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Re: Chesapeake vs Labs

Postby Rick Hall » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:48 am

There are Labs that are better than most Chessies and Chessies that are better than most Labs. Breeding is much more telling than breed.
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Re: Chesapeake vs Labs

Postby goodkarmarising » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:02 am

Rick Hall wrote:There are Labs that are better than most Chessies and Chessies that are better than most Labs. Breeding is much more telling than breed.


I agree with Rick. It is what you put into the dog. Though I have people mistake my older one for a chessie especially after he has been swimming. :hammer:
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Re: Chesapeake vs Labs

Postby TomKat » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:11 am

And which is better for who?

There is a lot of variety even amoung labs. GKR's dogs and mine are a lot alike in many ways, and different in others. The bottom line is they will all swim and retrieve.

It also depends on the owner. I prefer female labs, GKR likes males.

His dogs are very affectionate, mine is a bit reserved. Her mother is very friendly. They are all different, and yet similar in many ways.

The OP will have to make the plunge some time.

When Brandy gets longer in the tooth I am going to have to make another plunge. If the right Chessie was available, I would be tempted. But odds are, I will be getting another female lab pup.
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Re: Chesapeake vs Labs

Postby OPE Retrievers » Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:50 pm

TomKat wrote: If the right Chessie was available,



Coop will likely be siring a litter or 2 this summer...... :yes: :wink:
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Re: Chesapeake vs Labs

Postby wackem' n stackem' » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:06 am

CHESSIES!! But im a chessie guy. Both breeds are great and you get out whatever you put into the dog. I will say my chessie gets a little bucky around other dogs she dosent know but shes get around kids. Early socialization around people and other dogs really helped when i first brought her home. Do as much research as possible as far as pedigrees and breeders and find whats going to work best for you.
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Re: Chesapeake vs Labs

Postby HNTFSH » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:19 am

Ford and Browning.
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Re: Chesapeake vs Labs

Postby Rick Hall » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:22 am

HNTFSH wrote:Ford and Browning.


Heck, I've seen guys bring O/Us to the marsh.
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Re: Chesapeake vs Labs

Postby swampbilly 1980 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:34 am

Rick Hall wrote:
HNTFSH wrote:Ford and Browning.


Heck, I've seen guys bring O/Us to the marsh.

:lol3: :lol3: ..

Hopefully they presented the same photographic opportunities Rick.. :biggrin:


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Re: Chesapeake vs Labs

Postby mydogmaisey » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:35 am

Rick, they're called doctors. :lol3:
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Re: Chesapeake vs Labs

Postby Rick Hall » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:37 am

swampbilly 1980 wrote:
Rick Hall wrote:
HNTFSH wrote:Ford and Browning.


Heck, I've seen guys bring O/Us to the marsh.

:lol3: :lol3: ..

Hopefully they presented the same photographic opportunities Rick.. :biggrin:


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You and I both know an O/U played a very small role in that pile.
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Re: Chesapeake vs Labs

Postby Rick Hall » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:48 am

mydogmaisey wrote:Rick, they're called doctors. :lol3:


I've heard different names, "Orvis man" being one that won't get me banned.

(Am actually having no success thinking of a known-to-be doctor who's brought an O/U. Perhaps a regional thing, as ours is a land of ruffians and scallywags. Hens have been ground swatted here.)
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Re: Chesapeake vs Labs

Postby swampbilly 1980 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:51 am

Rick Hall wrote:
You and I both know an O/U played a very small role in that pile.

:lol3: Oh you wish don't cha'?.. :yes: :umm:
That's the only shotguns the Swampbilly gang hunts with..an Auto or a Pump would've jammed up about mid- way of the pile :yes:

But in all fairness the O/U gets 'em to the shore,..but you've got to have "enough" truck to get 'em from the shore home..

HNTFSH wrote:Ford and Browning.

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Re: Chesapeake vs Labs

Postby Born2fish » Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:20 pm

All great points I would agree with them all I'm even a Ford/Browning guy. I'd like to add where and how you hunt should weigh in on your decision. I had four labs and have my second chessie now. The chessie is a much hardier breed. Hunting in the Mississippi with the current and it can get cold here, the chessie is better suited for it. I love black labs and sure I will own one again but I found the chessies are much tougher. I don't do a lot of goose hunting but if I did I think a chessie would be better for that too. my $.02.
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Re: Chesapeake vs Labs

Postby Locked&Loaded » Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:50 pm

mydogmaisey wrote:Rick, they're called doctors. :lol3:


No way! Those O/U's don't hold anywhere near enough shells for us docs. I do most of my best shooting with the "hail mary" 3rd shell.
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Re: Chesapeake vs Labs

Postby wvugunner92 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:15 pm

I think there are Good labs and Good Chesapekes, however I feel like there are more level tempered Labs than Chesies. For me I went with a lab and couldnt be more happy with my decision :thumbsup:



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Re: Chesapeake vs Labs

Postby TomKat » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:18 pm

OPE Retrievers wrote:
TomKat wrote: If the right Chessie was available,



Coop will likely be siring a litter or 2 this summer...... :yes: :wink:


OK, I would defiently take one of those pups! In about 3 more years...she just turned 2, I want a pup when she is 5.
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Re: Chesapeake vs Labs

Postby HNTFSH » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:58 pm

Locked&Loaded wrote:
mydogmaisey wrote:Rick, they're called doctors. :lol3:


No way! Those O/U's don't hold anywhere near enough shells for us docs. I do most of my best shooting with the "hail mary" 3rd shell.


6 birds a day is our limit - more than handled by an O/U. If I was shooting other peoples limits - I could see the advantage of a semi.
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Re: Chesapeake vs Labs

Postby Locked&Loaded » Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:02 pm

HNTFSH wrote:
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mydogmaisey wrote:Rick, they're called doctors. :lol3:


No way! Those O/U's don't hold anywhere near enough shells for us docs. I do most of my best shooting with the "hail mary" 3rd shell.


6 birds a day is our limit - more than handled by an O/U. If I was shooting other peoples limits - I could see the advantage of a semi.


We can kill 7 ducks per day in Oregon, ahem I mean Utah and when the birds have landed in the decoys and are bunched-up just so, I can usually get 5-7 birds with 3 shots. Most of the kills coming with that third shell.
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Re: Chesapeake vs Labs

Postby HNTFSH » Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:07 pm

Locked&Loaded wrote:
We can kill 7 ducks per day in Oregon, ahem I mean Utah and when the birds have landed in the decoys and are bunched-up just so, I can usually get 5-7 birds with 3 shots. Most of the kills coming with that third shell.


:lol3: That's efficient hunting. That would explain the Hot Buy spread.
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Re: Chesapeake vs Labs

Postby swampbilly 1980 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:24 pm

HNTFSH wrote:
Locked&Loaded wrote:
We can kill 7 ducks per day in Oregon, ahem I mean Utah and when the birds have landed in the decoys and are bunched-up just so, I can usually get 5-7 birds with 3 shots. Most of the kills coming with that third shell.


:lol3: That's efficient hunting. That would explain the Hot Buy spread.

:lol3: ..Guess it's safe to say the dawg does most of his marking after the second shot, ain't that right L&L... :devil:
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