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Picture of my boy Koda. Landed him in the Goldberry's Calendar this year. He is off to start his bench shows' this weekend!!

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double or nuthin blackjac "jac"

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Here is Drake my Chessie...he is 10 months old in the pic..about a month older now.

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Getting some air

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Here's a couple of my pup June.

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hey rmkod my shorthair has all the same spots as yours,and the same face where did you get her from

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Game farm tune up

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A Real Bird

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Hunt Test Ribbon

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Bailey waiting for me to get home

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A little water training last year.

I'm getting pretty excited to start some serious training with her this spring. Once my turkey hunting is done, she'll be going to boot camp.

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Ranger20 she is out of Sharpshooters Kennel in Wisconsin.

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rmkod,

I just brought home my dog, Fisher, who's dad is Rev out of Sharpshooters. I think we emailed a while back about training sometime. The Dam is Lakeviews Laserpoint Greta. He has been a blast and have been working with him on going outside to pee and getting him used to the kennel. He whines for a bit then passes out. Wakes up at 6am sharp to go outside and to eat. Luckily, he has only gone to the bathroom once or twice in his kennel. He looks a lot like your June but with an interesting set of patching on one side. They are great looking dogs. When he is outside, he keeps his nose to the ground and is stiffing out everything. Hopefully this is a good sign. And also, he has a ton of energy once he gets going, but once he crashes he sleeps for a few hours, and so do I.. I should post a pic pretty soon.

Carl

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Snoopp D-O Double-G at 8 months

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When he was a puppy also

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Chillaxin'

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I agree Carl they are great looking dogs. I saw Rev a few weeks ago at Kelley Farms in a MH test. They grow up quick. June took to potty training pretty easily, I am sure Fisher will do the same. Did you join NAVHDA?

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I posted it last week but why not again. Here is my new little guy.

His name is Ramzi and he's 9 weeks old now. He is so well trained. So far he'll chase the cat, chew on your hand, and jump on the couch all without even being told. He just learns so fast. He'll also sit and come if you ask him nicely, well at least 60% of the time.

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Our little guy, Northwind Flava Floyd:

Destroying a toy (what he does best)

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Giving his mom a hug

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Playing with his girlfriend

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HOLY MAN, that thing looks like a horse!!!!! Cool dog!

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HOLY MAN, that thing looks like a horse!!!!! Cool dog!

Thanks! 13 months old, 145 lbs, and 35" at the withers smile He'll probably end up about 165-170 lbs.

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Here's a couple of my fishing/hunting partners

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and one of my shed detector

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