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 Posted 7/10/2014 5:44:49 AM
 

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Ok so in the market for next Dog. All around hunting dog, mostly used for Ducks and Shed Hunting. If yall can help me out with what I should get next.

I have had a Chocolate Lab and a Springer Spainel so far. Springer I felt was better all around for both ducks, shed antlers, and family dog. Where the Lab had trouble figuring out which job I wanted him to do and if there is water around, forget about it.

Please let me know some thoughts or ideas for my next partner in crime. Thanks
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 Posted 7/10/2014 6:15:17 AM
 

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Might want to try one of the versatile breeds. German wirehair, German shorthair, visla, etc.
For more info on versatiles check out the north American versatile hunting dog association at www.navhda.org. NAVHDA runs trials across the country.

Edited: 7/10/2014 6:17:11 AM by ducker
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 Posted 7/11/2014 3:15:13 PM
 

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Get a Lab. I use mine for waterfowl work 90% of the time, and upland the other part. Tom Dokken actually wrote a book on shed hunting with Labs, and while I don't do it, he is a very well respected trainer. Additionally, I run my lab in hunt tests and field trials in the off season. He also comes mountain biking with us and is a social butterfly with company. While I am completley biased, there is no better all around dog than a Lab.
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 Posted 7/12/2014 6:30:33 AM
 

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I could not agree more with you Windjammer. Labs rule, but Bobby Bohn seemed kind of put off by his last lab and was looking for an alternative.
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 Posted 7/14/2014 7:46:32 AM
 

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If you like Spaniels, get a Boykin.

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 Posted 7/14/2014 9:15:11 AM
 

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I would stay with the Springer.
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 Posted 7/14/2014 1:34:41 PM
 

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My brother has had a bunch of springers over the years. Good dogs.

For duck hunting, I'd much rather have a Boykin. My Boykin is 4 now, and all about birds, especially ducks. He has a better bird nose, than any of the springers my brother has ever had.

Just my experience, and my 2 cents.

Best of luck.

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 Posted 7/14/2014 8:36:24 PM
 

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Boykins are awesome, just very spendy!! 

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 Posted 9/8/2014 11:46:50 AM
 

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I love my Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. The dude loves water and anything that flies. I was between him and a lab. His personality is great for the home life and his retrieving skills are perfect for the hunt.
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 Posted 9/10/2014 5:28:55 PM
 

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Lab, I have had short hairs,springers. mutts, all good dogs for my money labs.
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