Botiz630 wrote:Finally, I can compensate for my tiny wiener without breaking the bank.
seminole_sigmanu wrote:I have a choc lab and Boykins but the answer to your question is .........a well trained retriever.
Either one is great but you get out what you put in. I hunt my lab, one Boykin has seizures and the other Boykin is a work in progress. My Boykin has a different demeanor than my lab.
My Boykin has issues with swimming through thick grass and my lab doesn't. IF you get a Boykin PLEASE research the breeder. Have the eyes, hips....ect checked. Make sure he is a BSS dog.
Either one is great. I've been fostering with Boykin spaniel rescue for several years and have personally had over 20 spaniels. We have taken several perfect LBDs bc the "don't hunt".
quackinup wrote:Thanks for your input, guys.
Seminole and dogyak, I see, a dog from hunting stock then well trained is a must.
I don't know of any trainers in SW FL and we're not interested in shows so the "Duck Dog Basics" may be what I need to study first. And we need to see which breed best fits in our family setting.
Tmclaimer, you may be right! A boat certainly is the safest retriever, if I don't fall out in front of that gator!
Thanks for the good advice and may the good Lord bless you all with many more memorable hunts!
birdyhunter wrote:I am a big believer in gsp's as water dogs. This will be my second season with "cooper" and he is phenomenal on blind retrieves and has stamina for days. Doesnt care for staying still for very long but that's just the young pup coming out in him.
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Hey sdeshazo , I'm in Orange Park . Do you run that Boykin in any hunt test .sdeshazo wrote:1339SST hit the nail on the head. Boykins are great little dogs fo FL, great family dogs, great for duck hunting & 2nd to none in FL on a dove field.
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