Tanner01 wrote:I've been thinking about the swimming aspect and the dogs body type. I noticed my lab does ride higher in the water then the griffon or my GSP. The griffon swims softly with little effort and goes thru the Lilly pads almost by parting them. She is slow but I think more efficient. The GSP crashes and fights thru hard and fast, a lot of wasted energy, she actually is slower in the weeds and faster in the open water. No comparison to the lab, he is elegant and quick and he seems to float with his back almost out of the water where the other two are just heads. Their swimming styles seem to reflect their personalities and traits of the breed. I am glad I don't hunt a lot of large open water, just realizing how much different the retriever really is in the water, with the side by side comparisons. The GSP will do the job and I think mine is going to be good, but she will never be in the same category as a retriever.
Rick Hall wrote:Legband#1 wrote:Hey Rick I'm unsure of the point your trying to make , is it that upland dogs like brittney's or gsp's out swim water dogs Chessies or Labs or that you have seen a exception to the rule .
If you reread my initial post, I think you'll see that my point is simply that I believe there's more to relative bouyancy, and subsequently swimming ease, than just body fat.
Legband#1 wrote:You can find guys who will tell you that there Yorky can out swim most labs but that doesn't make it so...
Rick Hall wrote:Just havin' a little fun.
Legband#1 wrote:Ok one at a time boys
The statement worlds best all around dog was just a poke back at Rick for fun.
My GSP works circles around my lab on upland birds and will go all day as long as she has water.
I do sincerely believe as far as water dogs go though labs are hard to beat.
Alright Rick my friend , once again you make a statement I have to challenge the fact is that moors are wetlands
They like all wetlands hold greater amounts water at different times of the season or weather cycles and some wetlands dry out completely during arid times.
The Etymology of the word moor means swamp in the old English and while they certainly hold grouse and other upland birds
They also hold waterfowl like the (moorhen) as well as ducks and geese .
And the info I mentioned on the cheesy is solid. I will make this my last post on the subject because It seems like your getting angry and that's not my goal, I like good debate and I enjoy learning and sharing with others, if I came across harsh or mean spirited , or a know it all , you have my most humble apologies and I will let you have the last word.
ohio mike wrote:Rick Hall wrote:Just havin' a little fun.
If your gonna stir at least use a spoon. Bout time we got a fun thread going,the place ain't what it used to be.
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