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Postby DWG7 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:24 pm

Who makes a good stable dog stand for swamp hunting??DWG
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Re: dog stand

Postby krazybronco2 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:38 pm

I personally don't have a dog stand but I have run my pup off of an avery ruff dog stand and from what I have seen it is pretty durable but the camo pattern if left outside will fade and almost look pink. but if put up when not in use it should do fine.
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Re: dog stand

Postby BKScripto » Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:51 pm

I just bought an Avery Ruff stand for my upcoming trip. Out in the yard on hard ground it's a little shaky, it helps to take your feet and spread the legs out tight.

It seems well built though. I'm not sure how they could get all the shaking out while on hard ground anyway, so I'm anxious to see how it performs in a few weeks when it's stuck down in the mud.
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Re: dog stand

Postby FowlPwrcat » Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:56 pm

Ruff stand works great. Dust it with some black spray paint and you will be good.
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Re: dog stand

Postby mgerlach » Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:57 pm

have had an avery ruff stand for about 7 years and they are a good stand. but for the money I would look at the one banded sells. there about 80 dollars cheaper and look well made.
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Re: dog stand

Postby krazybronco2 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:40 am

mgerlach wrote:have had an avery ruff stand for about 7 years and they are a good stand. but for the money I would look at the one banded sells. there about 80 dollars cheaper and look well made.


after looking at this posting on this thread i started looking at dog stands and the new banded one has a mesh bottom which i like so water can drain off and out.
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Re: dog stand

Postby i_willie12 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:08 am

Had a ruff stand 5 years... Like it
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Re: dog stand

Postby DWG7 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:19 am

Thank you I'm looking at the Banded also DWG
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Re: dog stand

Postby FowlPwrcat » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:37 am

There is no place for water to settle on the ruff stand. I have noticed fabric ones pool in the middle. Eventually water drains threw though
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Re: dog stand

Postby labman63 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:36 pm

I have been using a Ruff for about 4 yrs, not crazy about it but it gets the job done. The pins will snag on brush and get ripped off if you go thru heavy cover.
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Re: dog stand

Postby i_willie12 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:43 pm

I think they are like dog boat ladders.... Nothing is prefect! Some work better than others... They all have their negatives!
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Re: dog stand

Postby Indaswamp » Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:08 pm

The Cajun 7 Course Meal; 1 lb. of boudin and a six pack of Abita beer.

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Postby 940AC » Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:39 pm

labman63 wrote:I have been using a Ruff for about 4 yrs, not crazy about it but it gets the job done. The pins will snag on brush and get ripped off if you go thru heavy cover.



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Re: dog stand

Postby Chaws » Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:55 am

I'm really surprised to see people recommending the Ruff stand. All I've ever heard of them is how unsteady are even after sinking the legs. Also the platform of the ruff stand is horrible with providing tracking after the dog has been in the water once. I've heard really good reviews thus far on the Momarsh Invisilab stand. http://www.cabelas.com/product/MOMARSH- ... 644028.uts

Very stable for even a friend that has a 90lbs dog without having to sink it very much in the bottom if your hunt areas with firm bottoms.
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Re: dog stand

Postby Indaswamp » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:09 am

Chaws wrote:I'm really surprised to see people recommending the Ruff stand. All I've ever heard of them is how unsteady are even after sinking the legs. Also the platform of the ruff stand is horrible with providing tracking after the dog has been in the water once. I've heard really good reviews thus far on the Momarsh Invisilab stand. http://www.cabelas.com/product/MOMARSH- ... 644028.uts

Very stable for even a friend that has a 90lbs dog without having to sink it very much in the bottom if your hunt areas with firm bottoms.

That's why I built my own out of black cell core Plastic pipe and a piece of plywood. Once the legs are shoved in te mud it is very stable.
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Re: dog stand

Postby i_willie12 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:10 am

Chaws wrote:I'm really surprised to see people recommending the Ruff stand. All I've ever heard of them is how unsteady are


So that means you havent used one.. I'm no Avery fan and was a bit worried about buying mine years ago BUT there wasnt any other options several years ago Mine works fine, i like how portable it is, my dog is 91 lbs

A stand that is 2-4' tall with a dog sitting on top of isnt going to be steady!! :no:
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Re: dog stand

Postby Indaswamp » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:14 am

i_willie12 wrote:
Chaws wrote:I'm really surprised to see people recommending the Ruff stand. All I've ever heard of them is how unsteady are


So that means you havent used one.. I'm no Avery fan and was a bit worried about buying mine years ago BUT there wasnt any other options several years ago Mine works fine, i like how portable it is, my dog is 91 lbs

A stand that is 2-4' tall with a dog sitting on top of isnt going to be steady!! :no:

it is when the legs are shoved 1.5~2 ft. in the silt....
Also, there is a reason why mine is designed with a pyramid shape-most stable base there is. :thumbsup:
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Re: dog stand

Postby kwacksmacker40 » Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:50 pm

Used the ruff last year and will find a different one before hunting my pup off it this year. The thing would flip completely over and I would have to go flip it back up numerous times.
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Re: dog stand

Postby Erie » Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:23 pm

I used the ruff stand for years because it was the only one on the market until the invisilab came out and I will never use or recommend the ruff stand again. The invisilab is light years ahead of anything else on the market that works both in the field and in the swamp.
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Re: dog stand

Postby FowlPwrcat » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:19 pm

i have NEVER flipped my ruff stand when in the marsh. Training on dry ground, yes it is a POS. When your in the marsh like it is intended, its great.

That being said, the invisilab intrigues me
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Re: dog stand

Postby rivercountry » Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:30 am

I won my Ruff stand at a hunt party and used it during our first split and it worked pretty well. It was a little shaky but after I repositioned the legs and it settled in the mud it was fine.
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Re: dog stand

Postby kwacksmacker » Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:05 am

Not a huge fan of the ruff stand but been usin one for 3 years w/ little problem
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dog stand

Postby BKScripto » Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:33 pm

I bought a Ruff Stand this year. So far I've used it in NoDak and Arkansas with decent luck. It is definitely wobbly on dry ground. When it's sunk in some mud it's not too bad. Still is a little shaky sometimes like when she shakes off water it will get to wobbling and I have to steady it with my leg or hand until it stops. It doesn't exactly give her the best confidence in the stand. The other problem I have with it is that it will hold water on the platform, so she has to sit in freezing water.

I will be looking for a new stand for next year.
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Re: dog stand

Postby click » Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:40 pm

If you like the ruff stand you would love the one from webfoot kennels, the Dri stand. It's a bit less compact but way more stable and weighs about the same. I had the same issue the ruff stand tipping over as some other guys.
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