Pics of the pup.

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Pics of the pup.

Postby don taylor » Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:46 am

Just a few pics of my boy, Picasso (Pico) growing up.
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Re: Pics of the pup.

Postby don taylor » Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:47 am

Once again, the forum decided to flip the pics on their side. SMH. I can't fix it. Sorry. Lol.
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Re: Pics of the pup.

Postby esutter » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:42 am

Looks like he's gonna be a big boy!

Here's a glamour shot of my girl from training the other day.
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Re: Pics of the pup.

Postby don taylor » Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:56 am

He's about 80 pounds, right where he should be. He's still a bit clumsy and actually earned a limp yesterday training. He's got all this leg and power, but doesn't know how to use it yet. Not without almost killing himself in the process. He's a swimmer though, that water was moving at a pretty good clip in that last pic. I'm confident he's going to be a great meat dog.

Pretty golden you have there. I've never met a golden I didn't like. Do you find her coat ices up quickly? My springers would always get their feathers iced up pretty quickly.
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Re: Pics of the pup.

Postby Mr.Pymatuning » Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:14 pm

He is getting big Don, glad to see that he got that ball puked up the other day!!
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Re: Pics of the pup.

Postby erp10 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:59 pm

Nice to see he is doing well.
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Re: Pics of the pup.

Postby don taylor » Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:26 am

Mr.Pymatuning wrote:He is getting big Don, glad to see that he got that ball puked up the other day!!


Amen to that! 2 weeks, 10 hours that ball rode around in his stomach and he lost some weight because his eating slowed down. He's doing great now though.
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Re: Pics of the pup.

Postby Riverridge » Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:04 am

Nice looking Lab and Golden pups. Are they from local breeders?
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Re: Pics of the pup.

Postby don taylor » Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:52 am

Pico is from a breeder in Connelsville who retired his last female. He's AKC, but nothing special from a hunt test perspective. The bitches other litters produced decent hunters and since a waterdog is, IMO, primarily produced from training efforts, it wasn't important. If I was going for double duty and wanted an upland dog, I might have considered the parents papers more. But, nose wasn't as important as temperment to me. His parents were both steady and well behaved, along with an older brother on the premises. I hate whining, shaking dogs that can't sit still. A field trialer and the jittery attitude would never work for me.
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Re: Pics of the pup.

Postby don novicki » Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:54 pm

Good looking pup Don. I too am glad everything came out ok so to speak. I miss having a dog.........
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Re: Pics of the pup.

Postby esutter » Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:57 pm

don taylor wrote:Do you find her coat ices up quickly? My springers would always get their feathers iced up pretty quickly.


She just turned 1 year a few days ago, didn't have her out last season, that said, yes, the fringes on her fur definitely ice up, but it's never seemed to bother her. I plan to have her in a vest during season.

Riverridge wrote:Nice looking Lab and Golden pups. Are they from local breeders?


Oakley is from Adirondac Goldens in Mexico, NY (northeast of Syracuse) right on Lake Ontario. I'd recommend Carol, the breeder, to anyone.
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Re: Pics of the pup.

Postby Riverridge » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:46 am

I gained an appreciation for Goldens and the calm demeaner that Don prefers after hunting with my brother's Golden that was just a year old the last week of the duck season. It is great to be in the blind with a dog that waits quietly to do her job and then explode with intensity when sent on a retrieve. I came away impressed with the breed watching her break through ice to complete the retrieves.
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Re: Pics of the pup.

Postby don taylor » Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:07 pm

A dog that breaks early, a dog that whines, a dog that isn't controlled enough so it paces around the blind, a dog that has it's owner yelling all morning... I swear only skybusters can make a hunt more miserable than a poorly trained dog. They don't even have to be my dog or in my group to make it suck. I once heard a guy in L area at Pymie call his yellow lab 100 times in one hour. 'BUCK!' I still can hear him screaming for that damn dog. By noon, he was rowing around, calling out for his dog who he'd lost some time in the morning. I'll leave my dog at home or get rid of him before I'd ever put up with or be responsible for that.

To clarify, because that was kind of cold sounding... That was during the 04 opener. He was calling for his dog starting at 7! / He ended up finding him before check out back at the parking lot with another hunter.
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Re: Pics of the pup.

Postby Coleman24 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:09 am

Great looking dog Don! :thumbsup:
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Re: Pics of the pup.

Postby duk-it » Thu May 02, 2013 2:45 pm

Don, that same damn dog did the same thing in Geneva a couple times when I was there !! You would think that after happening a couple times he might try to restrain the dog. The second time in the same season I heard him calling BUCK..... BUCK...... BUCK, I thought you have to be kidding me, my dad and I had a good laugh about it !!!
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Re: Pics of the pup.

Postby don taylor » Fri May 03, 2013 8:22 am

Ah yes, the legend of BUCK is strong! The uncontrollable yellow lab and his persistent handler, who never gives up attempting to have that dog fetch a duck and bring it back to hand.
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Re: Pics of the pup.

Postby ryano022 » Wed May 29, 2013 5:57 am

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Here's a pic of kona this morning, 83lbs just turned 8 months on may 20th.
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Re: Pics of the pup.

Postby don taylor » Thu May 30, 2013 8:21 am

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Here's Pico, getting some air after launching off a dock. I'm considering entering him in the Junior division of a dock dog competition coming up in June. It's just for fun, but he's going far enough with little training he's past the novice division distances.

Kona's looking good, Ryan. Keep her safe from the gators.
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