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  1. Thanks for the replies. Flyway seems to be the popular one, and the most expensive. A little less then two weeks and I'll be out there.
  2. I hope I am not jinxing myself, but I have the opportunity to go sea duck hunting in MA in a couple of weeks. The guys I am going with have had good success on eiders, old squaw, brandt, and various scooters. If the opportunity presents itself I would think about putting a eider or old squaw on the wall. Any taxidermy suggestions? I know flyway in St Cloud is a good one. Any other suggestions out there?
  3. Otis, Google the APLA American Pointing Lab Association. They have a list of breeders across a wide spectrum of prices. Or just shoot me a PM and I might be able to steer you in the right direction.
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    pt. labs

    I also have a pointing labs and wouldn't trade it for the world.
  5. I have a pointing lab and I run a lot of APLA (American Pointing Lab Assocation) hunt tests as well as AKC, and NAHRA. I know for me there is no doubt when my dog is pointing. It is very staunch, head extended, tail straight.
  6. I just had my female in on Monday drawing blood for the eic test.It can take up to 21 days to get results back.
  7. It's an AKC test they ran master and junior on Saturday and Junior and senior on Sunday. I think it's northern flights hosting it. I am supposed to be running in Senior today but had to scratch my dog Friday night she came into heat. I'm really bummed we had gone 4/4 up to this point in senior and I was hopefully going to finish it off this weekend.
  8. Zeb, I would also get a hold of Julie's Knutson. It is only available on her HSOforum on gun club labs. Other wise we have a Minnesota Pointing Lab club too. The dog should point naturally. It's just like training a pointing dog. If you want the dog to stop pointing start shooting bumped bids.
  9. Hemi, The Scarlet pup should be a good one. I know you have been waiting a long time. I'm sure it will be worth it. I will be heading down to IA for two days running MPR. We have been working hard all summer and running a lot of tests. So far it has gone extremely well. I'm actually heading out the door to kelly farms right now to train.
  10. I also have a pointing lab and I think it is the best of both worlds. She will retrieve ducks in the morning and points pheasants in the afternoon. I hunt a couple of guys with Brittanys and Lywellians and my lab can hold her own and then some on pointing. I would recommend one to anyone. If you are really thinking about breeding make sure you get all the tests done. I am tossing around the breeding idea myself and have the OFA's and CERF's done, and she is PRA clear by parentage Everything has come back good so far. I have a few more tests to do before I would breed. I have seen two episodes of EIC in other dogs. Both times it was hard to watch. Once at a test and another at training. Same dog, but he can hunt and train the dog. Some of other people know a lot more about it. It is also very hard to remain objective when talking about your dog. If you have the opportunity run an NAHRA, AKC, HRC or in the case of pointing labs a APLA test. See how your dog measures up against other dogs. I know it helps me train with goals in mind. Extends the season out too.
  11. I also train a lot on a public park (worth parkway) I run a lot of hunt tests and my dog is fairly well trained. Take this for what it is worth but I found if I look like I am out there training my dog people leave me alone. If I look like I'm just getting the dog some excerise people approach me. Now I tend have people stop and respectfully ask questions instead of barging right in. Sometimes it still happens. If it happens now I put them to work, have them throw marks for me.
  12. Thanks for the replies. I will have to check out a few of them and see which one I like.
  13. I recently moved to robinsdale from the south metro and am looking to find a vet a little closer then my old one in Apple Valley. Any ideas on a good vet?
  14. I just hunted in North Dakota for the past week behind a llewellian. Just got back yesterday. This is my forth year hutning over one. I think I can give you a pretty good scoop. They are very nice dogs. They hunt and ran hard. I would say they are a bit rangy for me, but I run a lab and am not used to that. I have hunted over two llewellians in the past 4 years and both of them have had really good noses and both were hunting machines. If I didnt duck hunt so much I would consider getting one. I don't know if it's a setter thing but both of them have been very picky eaters and had to have their food mixed with tuna or bland dog food to get them to eat as the trip wore on. My buddy who has one is still driving back home to Boston but if you are intrested in seeing one work look up R&J's rooster ranch and follow the links. Randy and Greg own hoodini. They are right in Lonsdale and will run a couple of dogs for you.
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