Does anyone run dogs in the AKC championships in this forum? If so, post pictures and blood line here. What your goals are, breeding, studding, or just the title?
I will go first, presenting Ace Big Traveling, he’s my pride and joy in a dog. He is titled as a junior in the AKC and started in the UKC. My goals are to have him titled as a master in the AKC and a grand master in the UKC. I want to stud him out and paying 5k a year for the last two years to do it. I’m expecting another two years before he gets the titles I want
No dogs at this time but I have had French Brittanys , Gordon setters and German short hairs . I would like another Brittany but can not devote the time to train one now.
My dad use to breed, train & run English Pointers & setters in American Field Trial Association as an amateur & Pro.i went all the time when I was young then helped with training and kennels until my early 20’s. Haven’t been involved since, got married, kids, etc. I didn’t have the time necessary to dedicate to keep it going. Kind of miss it all.
Beautiful dog @Joe
That’s pretty good. I don’t do either. I pay a trainer. Wish I could do what these guys do but I just don’t have the skill set.
Always trained my own dogs . The bad part of that is when they get too old and sick to hunt anymore it breaks your heart.
You can learn the skills & tricks. Enter amateur competitions, read, pick others brains at competition. In my opinion, It’s the time needed you may not have, depending on the intensity of the level you’re seeking.
Time is my biggest enemy but I still enjoy watching him get the titles and seeing how far he’ll go
My dog likes bacon treats. but if you fire a gun around her, she spazzes out.
I’m trying something a little different. I have an Airedale (largest terrier) who shows great interest in birds. One of my favorite things is grouse hunting in the fall. He was just a year old on the 10th and I have him retrieving a “dummy” and he has shown surprising pointing on our flock of chickens (my crash test dummies). He “stalks” with a definite halt and lower posture. If I can get him to work a bit closer and flush it may work out. His “radius” is about 100 ft, which is a bit far for grouse.
I understand in England the breed was used to grab ducks; no guns involved. For a terrier he sure loves the water. But I’m not a duck hunter. He has learned to retrieve objects under water and figured out if he blows air out his nose it makes it more fun.
Grouse hunting is awesome! I hope he does good for you. Make sure you
Post pictures of him doing it when you take him out