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Hi I am looking to get a pointing lab. Can anybody give me some advice, if this is a good move or what kind of dog would you get? I hunt 50% grouse, 25% ducks, and25% pheasants. thanks!

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I have a pointing lab and he does great wit pheasants and i bring him duck hunting and does very well with that too. I would take a pointing lab over a regular lab or anyother pointer anyday of the week. Round Lake Kennels may have some if you are interested

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We have 3 pointing labs and wouldn't hesitate to get another in the future. I Know Lund Kennels in Madison, SD had an all black litter of 10 born 10/31 should be ready this week if you shoot me an email I can give you his phone number. cakrull@yahoo.com

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I noticed you are from I-falls. There is a pointing lab breeder, North Wings, in Embarrass, MN (about 20 miles south-south west of Ely). You might want to check out that operation. If you shoot me an email I can give you more info.

caseymcq@hotmail.com

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As you can see many people love the pointing lab because they are an awesome dog for hunting whatever and whenever. Don't think twice about getting a pointing lab.

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When I was training my lab in October at the game farm, he would point a few times. When I took him to SoDak in November for his first hunt at 7 months old, he only pointed a few times for the 24 or so birds that wear shot over him, but when hunting there we're often getting dozens of birds up at a time.

On our December trip, the first day he didn't really have a chance to point, since 9 of us shot 4 shy of our limit in 30 minutes in one field. The next day though, my lab had 4 solid points. Coolest thing to see! For the hunting we do, I wanted a flusher/retriever, but I had hunted over pointers before and they are art in motion. If my lab turns into a pointing lab, even if just part time, I'll be thrilled.

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Ya they usually dont point at all birds until they are a couple years old then you can train them to hot scent (only point at roosters)

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I have a PL, he is 8 this year. He will point the bird if it sits still. If it moves, he is back to his natural flusher instinct. Pretty cool when a bird holds tight. Just don't expect it to happen in all situations. Thin CRP, standing corn etc.. If they can see it they will try and retreve it which means a flushed bird. Overall I think MY dog is a great dog most of the time, just like every other guy here. After you make your decision and bring the pup home, it will be YOUR great dog after a year or two. Duey still hasn't figured out the difference between a Hen and Rooster though, he likes em both.

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otis, not to terribly far from you is a very respectable PL breeder with some of the most well known genetics. Check out Sauk River Retrievers near Osakis, they just updated their HSOforum with winter and spring litters. Shoot me an email if you have any questions on any particular litter from them or any other breeder. username at yahoo

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