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Posted: 8/21/2017 9:14:29 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 10:19:01 AM EDT
Beautiful canine american,Sherman better get out of Georgia.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 10:45:39 AM EDT
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What do you plan on hunting over him?

Eta:  nice looking pup, btw.  30 years ago, guy I knew got one that wouldn't hunt for nuthin'.  Gunshy.  He was p.o.'ed as he spent good money on the dog back in the day.   Good luck with yours.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:22:06 PM EDT

Beautiful pup, I look forward to watching the progress!
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:15:53 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 5:08:32 PM EDT
Nice to see these threads 
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 5:44:12 PM EDT
Do the point? or just pile in and jump the birds like a springer spaniel?

Those ringnecks used to drive our pointer nuts.  They'd hold still, he'd point, in a few seconds they'd break and run 10 or 12 feet and stop again.  He'd break point, close on them, point, they'd hold for a few seconds and then run again.  The springer spaniel didn't have any issues with them.  Never caught any on the ground (he was almost 10 years old by then and had slowed down, but he used to occasionally catch a ruffed grouse.)

I don't know how much experience you have with dogs, so don't take this wrong.  My dad raised bird dogs for years (pointers, springer spaniels and English setters).  He'd kept ruffed grouse, pheasant and turkey tail feathers/tails.  He'd go outside with his .22 and some .22 shorts.  He'd let the puppies go around smelling for the bird feathers and then he'd shoot a .22 short and watch them.  Then he'd get some tail feathers down from the shed roof and let the pups smell the feathers a bit (somebody always wants to bite them to keep their brother/sister from getting them, so you have to watch that).  Then he'd put the feathers up, let them mill around a bit and shoot the .22 short again.  The down would come the feathers for a group smell/slobber session.  

He'd graduate to .22 long rifles over the weeks and then to a 20 ga. (had one of us shoot it up above the garden - about 100 yds. from where he was with the pups) and out would come the feathers again.  Eventually he'd be out back shooting a 12 ga with the pups around his feet and letting them smell the feathers.  Come bird season the ones he kept were good to go.

He had a couple cases, later on, of some jackasses tossing packs of fire crackers over the fence on his dogs.  After that they'd be afraid of thunder, afraid of hearing a gun going off somewhere else - but once he got his shotgun out they were ready to go hunting and not afraid of the noise once they were in the woods and hunting.

Good luck.  I was always hunting for the game.  I was never a "dog guy" like my dad.  He'd go bird hunting, walk for miles and miles with the dogs and come back and tell you which dog did what, how many birds they jumped (or didn't jump) and when asked why he'd been gone so long and walked so far for so few birds he'd just say he really enjoyed watching the dogs work.
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Link Posted: 9/24/2017 6:30:29 PM EDT
Great looking dog.  I love Vizslas and have a smooth haired male myself.  14 months now.  There is no tiring them out.  They are outstanding in the field and mine got a Field Dog Junior championship title at 11 months earlier this summer.  First test was in May when he was just 10.  Trained him myself with my 5 year old son.  They are great pets too.  Good luck with yours and keep us posted.Attachment Attached File

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Link Posted: 10/16/2017 9:13:53 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/23/2018 6:57:36 PM EDT
That is a fine looking dog.
Link Posted: 2/23/2018 7:56:40 PM EDT
That's one fuggin' cool-looking deg.
Link Posted: 3/10/2018 11:21:30 PM EDT
Meet Zirka (means Star in Hungarian). She does not hunt, except for a new place to nap.
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Link Posted: 4/2/2018 5:58:45 PM EDT
Just awesome. We had some pretty nasty hunting days here also with the snow. I found some stuff called Musher's Secret Pet Paw Protection Wax that has worked really well with snow not packing between my Brittany's toes. I tried the whole booties thing, she just runs right out of them.
Link Posted: 4/2/2018 6:36:06 PM EDT
Fine looking dog!
Link Posted: 4/13/2018 10:03:50 PM EDT
Keep up the training, fritter11on instagram has some great dog training tips!

Best of luck!
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