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  1. #11
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    I grew up hunting behind our family Gordon, Jinx, from '70-'76. She was a good foot shooting dog. I remember one of my first roosters shot over her. I was 12 and had a day off school. Jinx and I walked 2 blocks to the farm my dad grew up on. From there hiked over the ridge to his Aunt's farm. Jinx pointed a big rooster and I dropped it. I felt like I was 10 feet tall hiking home with the bird in the pouch of the old hand me down coat. She was a good dog with the family and in the field.

    About 25 years ago there was a guy near Medford, WI who had Gordon's. His stud dog was a duel champ. Nice dogs, male @ 65 lbs. and the females about 50. A couple years later I tried looking the guy up, but he had moved, or I would have considered getting a pup from him.

    One of my brothers had two and he always bragged about their pedigree. He bought a male, the pup showed some instinct, but my brother never gave the dog a lick of training. Brought it hunting once time and spent the entire time screaming at it. Never took it hunting again. The guy he got the male from later gave him a female. It had a bad underbite. My brother breed them anyways, twice. They were both dainty little things and some of the pups came out pure chocolate brown. I don't know if that's normal, or not. He and I don't get along on these issues, as I would never breed a dog that had problems like a bad bite, or hadn't been proven in the field. Despite ours being a hunting family and him owning "bird dogs", he never took them hunting because they'd run away. The poor dogs spent their lives in a kennel. Same for his current Irish Setter. Some people shouldn't own a dog.
    Born to hunt. Forced to work.

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    Leaving for Arizona on Sunday but going about 700 miles out of the way to look at this gal.

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    Janee's August Breeze - Bree
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    Godfather's Dakota Elle - Elle
    1X NSTRA Champion
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    Nice looking dog
    Take a little time for howlin' at The Moon!

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    I would be proud to hunt behind a dog like that.
    Just 700 miles out of the way, looks like its worth it.
    Steve

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    You can see the hunt in her eyes.

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    700 miles, hell that is nothing, I've traveled to rural central Kansas to pick a pup out of a litter.....hope your side trip goes well and safe travels to AZ. Keep us posted on how your visit goes!
    River - 2 yr old English Setter
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    Bella - 4 yr old Brittany
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    Ellie - 5 yr old Yellow Lab
    Jazi - 12/30/2005 -- 10/13/2017
    Kaci - 3/23/01 - -10/8/15

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    Well, my plans to see that Gordon Setter in Idaho got derailed. I drove to Cheyenne, WY yesterday and when I got up this morning and I80 was closed from Laramie to Rawlins. Plus it was snowing and blowing in the western part of Wyoming and into Utah. I had to pull the plug on that part of the trip. Instead I headed south on I25 and made it to Gallup, NM today. The owner is holding the Gordon for me so I plan to make the trip to see it when we return from Arizona in April. Hopefully the weather will be better then.

    I will also be looking at a 1 1/2 year old female Brittany in Arizona while I'm down there.
    Janee's August Breeze - Bree
    7/6/2016
    http://gundogcentral.com/view_pedigr...&generations=5

    Godfather's Dakota Elle - Elle
    1X NSTRA Champion
    11/16/2008 - 11/22/2016
    http://gundogcentral.com/view_pedigr...&generations=5

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    Tough to get across 80 this time of year. I just got done talking to a Britt breeder in AZ, might be putting a deposit on a spring pup.
    "The happiest man is he who learns from nature the lesson of worship"

    -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Quote Originally Posted by quail hound View Post
    Tough to get across 80 this time of year. I just got done talking to a Britt breeder in AZ, might be putting a deposit on a spring pup.
    What breeder?
    Janee's August Breeze - Bree
    7/6/2016
    http://gundogcentral.com/view_pedigr...&generations=5

    Godfather's Dakota Elle - Elle
    1X NSTRA Champion
    11/16/2008 - 11/22/2016
    http://gundogcentral.com/view_pedigr...&generations=5

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    Mason Ridge Brittany's. Can't believe how hard it is to find a dog that isn't a GSP here at home.
    "The happiest man is he who learns from nature the lesson of worship"

    -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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