SDMF wrote:hey folks, was doing some reading in one of my duck magazines. read an article by Robert Milner. I found it to be a good read so I looked up his kennel online. Duckhill. He sells British Labs. Seems to have a slightly different outlook on trials and lab breeding than some. He also advertises Legacy Labs? Dogs with a direct lineage/ pedigree back to the St. Johns Hounds of Newfoundland. So I guess my question is does anyone here own a dog from Duckhill? ever hunted with a dog from that kennel? and Being a hessie guy, is there that much difference in US Labs and Brit Labs? Thanks!
HUNT24/7 wrote:I don't personally own a duckhill lab, but I do have some experience hunting over one. My friend & hunting buddy owns a female from there, she is 1.5 years old, amish trained & working on her master title. Last year she hunted from 6 months to almost 8 months old & was steady from the first hunt, she did amazing making over 550 retrieves last season, can't wait to hunt over her this season! She is birdy & has tons of desire to retrieve, she just doesn't act like a retard that can't sit still & shut up.
I know Milner catches a ton of S#*t, I haven't really looked into it though, but my personal experience with Otter has been awesome!
Heres a vid from her first ever waterfowl hunt, she is in lots of our other videos as well.
corncob wrote:jerdogg wrote: My year old lab is the fastest dog I've been around.
you havent seen many dogs then.. i love my big drown lab but he isnt not close to being the fastest dog i have
Don't get a DH dog if you like larger labs. These dogs are small. 40-50lbs for female and 50-60lbs for male.
As far as characteristics of DH dogs, they are smart, athletic, small, and driven. In fact the ones I have seen have been a little hotter than many of the British dogs. Tex, Otter, And Angus produce extremely driven dogs.
boykinhntr wrote:That's the biggest DH dog I've heard of. Rooster is 65lbs and 17 months. He's a very athletic dog. Lean and muscular.
He didn't have an off switch at that age either. He's just now calming down. But is pretty focused while hunting. Once he figured out the game he became pretty calm in the blind. Before that he was a pita.
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