Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
dakotakid31

New golden retriever pup

Recommended Posts

Wife is looking at getting another GR and she found an add and called on it. All kinds of certs and health cert and hunting lines so they sound good but since i have no clue on what to pay for one i thought i would ask if it sounds like a good price-$600 for a male. Any thoughts?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1st off I wouldn't consider a retriever breed with less than two generations on bothe the sire and dam's side of OFA good or excellent hips, OFA elbows normal and CERF on the eyes. That is the minimum threshold for clearances of inherited disorders in a puppy in my book. Also a written guarantee signed by you and the breeder of at least 30 months and preferably 36 months for inherited disorders.

And if you still want confirmation on the puppies, ask for references from previous litters. How old is the dam and the sire... if under 24 months I would look elsewhere. How many litters has the dam had? Ask questions of the breeder, use your best judgement and you should find a good litter.

Good Luck!

Ken

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It depends a lot on what titles are in the bloodline and like Labs said make sure you have OFA hips, elbows and CERF eyes at least a few generations back. Price sounds to me like the Sire should have a SH or MH hunt Test title or be very strong in some Field Trial lines.

(Note from Admin: please read forum policy before posting again)

Good luck finding your new puppy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

AKC-the parent are OFA and CERF TOP NATIONAL LINES field trial ped-da m senior hunter,sire game farm guide dog. Health Gaurt. Also sending you an e-mal OLE.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you have a copy of the pedigree I woudl be able to tell you how well breed the litter is or if they have a HSOforum I would be happy to look at it for you.

I sent you a email back dakota.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ole54868, I am in line to get a golden retriever pup from Frisbie kennels of Waverly, MN. Do their dogs meet the standards you speak of? I'm not sure if they have a HSOforum.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Frisbie lines are very well known and respected throughout the field trial circuit. They should meet all the credentials of puppy purchasing as they have been around a very long time. They were activiley campaigning their dogs in the late 80s and early 90s when I was and had much success with their dogs.

They did tend to be a little smaller and athletic than your 'typical' golden... at least the ones I saw. An old trial friend of mine had 2 Frisbee dogs in the 90's and they were excellent field dogs. I also knew a gal from WI who ran Frisbee dogs in hunt tests and had her dogs to the Master level...

Good Luck!

Ken

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think Labs hit it perfect they breed field lines and you will be happy with a puppy from them. They normally are smaller and darker red.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Well so much for the big storm around here. 
    • That's what it's all about right there. Father and son making memories.
    • When you sum up a season with those pictures, it’s hard for the Frozen Chosen to agree you had a terrible one.    VERY nice.   I can understand though, not getting to enjoy what’s there is almost worse than not having it at all!
    •   Don’t have find my phone turned on or whatever your particular phone’s location service is and your photos shouldn’t be geo tagged.   Sometimes when I get geo tagged text pics from others, I let them know.    I agree with Eyeguy, we’ve slanted just about every fish catching possibility our way and the internet forums are just another one of those tools.  But like a flasher for ice fishing, we’d hate to be without em anymore.  Everybody wants to know what’s going on.   But yeah, being careful with sensitive resources probably has led to less chat about specific lakes unless they’re the ones already being advertised on billboards.
    • A good way to wreck a lake is to put out "there is a hot bite" out on the internet.
    • Ufatz, Rockport is rebuilding, but they have a looooong ways to go. That’s actually what took up a good portion of my season this year. Lotsa people still need help, and it just didn’t seem right to be out chasing ducks when I could be helping people rebuild their lives. They’ll still be there next year Yes there’s still clouds of redheads. They’re too easy to kill. Problem was, those puddles love to hang out in the shallow marshes, and with the lowest tide I’ve ever seen, they were dry all week. Makes hunting real tough cuz they spread out in the big bays and it’s real hard to narrow down any concentration of birds
    • Do big bunches of redheads still hang out in the basin right in Rockport?:)   And how is poor Rockport looking these days? It really took a beating from the big storm. Didn't ever get around to hunting the area but spent two or three winters there a few years back. Lots of good fishing and pleasant weather most of the time. BUT it can get chilly!! Glad you had fun; it's always nice to see flocks of ducks even if you don't actually get a shot at them.
    • info speed, electronics, titanium spring bobbers, custom rods, inline reels, faster augers, plastic baits, sharper hooks.  fish dont stand a chance.   Speed of info probably the biggest factor. Pics on sites are great but cant share specific location or even the lake unless its a beast of a lake. I just heard last week that sometimes cell phone pics can be investigated to find gps location if a guy is knowledgeable in how to do it. Blurr out the background might not work before long. I think these type sites can still be good for tips but gotta be careful with location info. 
    • I had same challange. Went with a 12v temperature relay switch. Heater/Fans in my DIY wheelhouse now functions just like my home or RV forced air furnance. It comes with a small heat sensing probe i mounted on my upper air duct than set the on/off temperature so fans runs/stops when heat kicks on/off. Provides perfect comfort for $15.00. https://www.walmart.com/ip/bayite-DC-12V-Fahrenheit-Digital-Temperature-Controller-10A-1-Relay-with-Sensor/585224840?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=12524&adid=22222222227093022211&wmlspartner=wmtlabs&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=t&wl3=213210114658&wl4=pla-345493512458&wl5=9019533&wl6=&wl7=9019476&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=117430032&wl11=online&wl12=585224840&wl13=&veh=sem   Sensor under foil tape   Took photo when furnace was off. Temp range -40 to 230 f. Spare probe to right of controller, copper tube is thermostat, black button is pilot iginter.   Total set up with 4 speed auto fan switch. 
  • MWO