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Another New Pup Post

Postby Greyduk » Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:26 pm

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Encouraged by reading some other posts today about new pups , I thought I would jump on the band wagon. After being out of the Lab owning situation for 17 years, as of Friday I am embarking on a whole new adventure. Not sure weather I have lost my mind or not, but it sure is exciting. Wish me luck.
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Re: Another New Pup Post

Postby frydaddy » Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:58 pm

she doesn't really look like she wld retrieve a bisquit!!!

want me to come take her off your hands :grooving:
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Re: Another New Pup Post

Postby Gj325 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:45 pm

Good luck. Enjoy
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Re: Another New Pup Post

Postby Sammyshonker » Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:27 pm

Beautiful pup!!
"Until then, I'm gonna fear God, love my neighbor, and kill ducks, and let the cards fall where they may..."
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Re: Another New Pup Post

Postby KJV » Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:37 am

Like me, you have lost your mind! Good luck with your new pup.
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Re: Another New Pup Post

Postby BlkonBlkRS3 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:57 pm

Maybe I am biased but really good looking pup. Definitely healthy.
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Re: Another New Pup Post

Postby Greyduk » Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:30 pm

Thanks for all the responses. This picture is at 3 weeks. I still have 4 weeks until I can get him. Have only been a dog owner for 5 days, but have been on a roll buying crates, beds,whistles, and dummies etc.Can't wait to get started.
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Re: Another New Pup Post

Postby BlkonBlkRS3 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:23 pm

Greyduk wrote:Thanks for all the responses. This picture is at 3 weeks. I still have 4 weeks until I can get him. Have only been a dog owner for 5 days, but have been on a roll buying crates, beds,whistles, and dummies etc.Can't wait to get started.


Since the season just recently ended I would recommend seeing if you can find someone with a surplus of duck wings and get a couple (or maybe you thought ahead and have some). When I got my pup that was instrumental in keeping his drive strong since I do plan on using mine for hunting. Best of luck to you.
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Re: Another New Pup Post

Postby Greyduk » Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:03 pm

Thanks for the thought. I have been thinking in terms of some dove wings, since I thought they might be a little more accessible. My hunting camp is 300 miles away so that limits the opportunity for duck wings. Plus with the season being over shooting a few might get costly. LOL. But maybe I can come up with something. My list of parts and pieces keeps growing. Good luck with your Pup.
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Re: Another New Pup Post

Postby mtncntrykid » Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:30 pm

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Greyduk, where are you located?
My three week old.
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Re: Another New Pup Post

Postby sgk » Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:04 pm

I love pups. great to see the yellows.
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Re: Another New Pup Post

Postby Greyduk » Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:09 pm

mtncntrykid wrote:
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Greyduk, where are you located?
My three week old.

Great Looking Pup!!!! I am in Alabama.
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Re: Another New Pup Post

Postby Greyduk » Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:11 pm

With regard to wings, how would quail wings do? I think I can come up with some of them possibly.
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Re: Another New Pup Post

Postby TCFarmer » Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:48 pm

I would skip the wings. Start your dog on pigeons and when big enough make the transition to ducks.

If you don't know where to get them go to a hunt test or field trial. There are several listed in Greensboro on EE. You will find someone who has birds or worst case scenario offer to throw some birds in exchange for a few to take home.
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Re: Another New Pup Post

Postby BlkonBlkRS3 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:28 am

Not sure about quail but I know dove have little scent and dont do much for the pup. At least not for mine. The purpose of the wings is to make it a game and keep him interested on the scent as he is in sponge mode. My dog goes nuts to this day when he sees me walk to the freezer in the garage. Best of luck.
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Re: Another New Pup Post

Postby Jarbo03 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:16 pm

Good looking pups fellas, congrats!
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Re: Another New Pup Post

Postby don novicki » Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:07 pm

Congrats, what a good looking pup........ :thumbsup:
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Re: Another New Pup Post

Postby Jimmy82 » Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:24 am

I have seen people use quail for checking and establishing "drive" but not for duck dogs. Would probably still work though, a smelly bird is a smelly bird. My dad would keep a couple frozen whole if he new he was getting a new dog soon, and would bring some feathers with him when viewing a litter to see which pups showed the most interest. The trainer he goes to now also uses quail. We've also gone to a hunting preserve that had quail to get young dogs on live game birds before season. There is a difference in smell between pen-raised and wild, but it's a smaller gap IMO then pigeon to game bird.

TL:DR Quail is worth a try for sure.
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