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    English Springer Spaniel Skin/Coat Question

    Yep - I have to agree on the corn allergies. Lots of Springers get them. I know oldest Springer, Maynard - had that allergy early on - would itch like crazy. I switched foods and he did great. That would be my guess - it's the corn! Good luck with the Springer!!
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    Choosing our pup, Lab or Springer? Need advice!

    I had a similar issue years ago - although it was between a Springer and a Golden Retriever. I chose a Springer because there was a training group within driving distance. THE BEST DECISION I EVER MADE. Every week my dogs are on birds - and are are sharp and great hunting dogs. I guess I would do some research on that...
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    Congrats to Rick's Millie

    I just wanted to comment that I've gunned over both Millie and Raigan and they are really quality Springers. Just yesterday - I had a chance to gun over Raigan at training - and he is so flashy, great looking and a bird finding son of a gun. And we all know how Millie is!!! You should have some nice pups coming...
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    Congrats to Rick's Millie

    Rick, the owner of this great site - championed Millie his Field Bred English Springer Spaniel. The dog is an amazing bird finder and a great runner. Rick manages to get placements in most of the trials he runs. Good dog and a darn good handler...
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    Outdoor Kennel

    I personally love my Scott Kennel. Google it - very nice - a little spendy - but if you move, you can move it with you...
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    Shock collar

    Hint - decorate your transmitter with reflective tape. My Dogtra Transmitter is laying in the middle of a 20 acre field, where it fell out of my pocket once I was done training. Pretty tough to find when it is black....
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    Springer's 11 weeks old

    11 weeks is just a baby - let him be a puppy - make the training short and fun - teach him the basics - then you can start training. If you are anywhere near Kilkenny - you should come and train your Springer with a bunch of our guys. I
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    "hard" mouth

    I wonder if that's why you got the good deal on the dog. Good luck on trying to break that. I hope things work out for you.
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    Blue River Kennels

    Yeah I know Kenny - I've trained with him off and on for the past three years or so. He's a good guy - he posts on here all the time. I think I've even shot over his dogs - I know I've seen Odie and River run in field trials. I was hoping he was going to get in on breeding to that "Sweet Pea" dog from Texas but I don't think that's going to happen. I'm sure he has plenty of other good pups either available or coming soon. His dogs are good hunters - a lot of drive and ability. I think they would serve you quite well for hunting. You should train with him some time - go see his dogs run. In fact, I think he's running them this weekend at the Minnesota ESS trial near Owatonna.
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    Pigeons wanted for training.

    All the pigeons in the world ain't gonna help. LOL...
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    Winter - Dog House

    Order the Hound Heater. I have one for my springer - it's awesome. Don't build it too big - and insulate it.
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    Springer Spaniel Puppy

    Go to Amazon and order the book 'Hup'. Work on obedience. If you live anywhere near Southcentral Mn - get ahold of me or the owner of this site (Rick) and come train with our group!
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    FYI - there are a TON of really nice springer pups available in South Central Minnesota right now. I saw about 6 of them last night - really nice pups and really good bird finders. And all are available And nothing is as cool as a fired up Springer pup. At one time last night - we had about a dozen adult Springers and 5 or 6 puppies all running about and playing at the same time after training. Springers are the best - I'm not sure why anyone would want a dumb old lab (LOL - just kidding guys!)
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    What you would get is a Springer that you have to force fetch train? LOL
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    Grassy Awns Dangerous to Dogs

    Thank you for posting this. Also - be careful in how you seed your hunting grounds.