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  1. #21
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    There's a lot of all age blood in your dogs pedigree. Young dogs often don't know how to pace themselves, especially dogs bred to run. When you let them out of the box they think they have 30 min to 1 hour to get it done. Most figure it out with birds and time. Unless you feel your dog is physical distress, keep it on the ground and kill some birds for it.

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    Took Bree hunting yesterday. At about 7:00 AM I fed her a half a cup of food with some Karo Syrup on it. We started hunting about 11:00 and took a little break about 12:30 when I fed her half of a peanut butter/honey sandwich. I also spiked her water with some Coconut Water to make her drink. Hunted another two hours without any issues. She ran hard and strong the whole time with no ill effects.

    Gumboot, you are right about her pedigree. This dog was born to run and has one speed, "pedal to the metal". She will probably turn out to be a better trial dog than pheasant dog. Time will tell. She did point two roosters yesterday which I shot over her.
    Janee's August Breeze - Bree
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    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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    George: did you have a chance to visit with your vet about Bree quitting?

    Sounds like it was a one-occasion thing...

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    Sounds to me like he figured out what her problem is

    Ive hit the wall exercising and it will shut you down

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    No Jon, I didn't visit with my vet. Thought I'd see how she did yesterday. I feel she just ran out of reserves that day coupled with her being cold and wet.
    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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    Thank goodness. Hope that is a permanent, workable solution. Please continue occasional reports. This has been a good learning experience for us.
    "Most pheasants in South Dakota don't react too well to #5s." -The Hunt for Red Rooster

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakeismydog2 View Post
    I read that article the other day. Good information.
    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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    If the dog isn't running for at least 3-4 hours, I always feed them in the am...oftentimes it is even earlier, giving a 5 hour window before the work begins...been doing this for 25+ years, though when in MT/ND I don't feed in the am for reasons stated, and the dogs still do fine, but I will give them a bit of something after the morning hunt...I am no expert, probably just doing what I was taught. Wonder when sled dogs get fed? after they run, I suppose...
    Last edited by benelli-banger; 11-27-2018 at 08:58 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benelli-banger View Post
    If the dog isn't running for at least 3-4 hours, I always feed them in the am...oftentimes it is even earlier, giving a 5 hour window before the work begins...been doing this for 25+ years, though when in MT/ND I don't feed in the am for reasons stated, and the dogs still do fine, but I will give them a bit of something after the morning hunt...I am no expert, probably just doing what I was taught. Wonder when sled dogs get fed? after they run, I suppose...
    I am with you. When hunting in a state with hunting at sunrise I would never feed before a hunt, but I have always done this when starting at 10 am and have never had an issue. In fact I have always felt my dogs have seemed to have more stamina then dogs that were not fed. I also don't feed in the evening until a couple hrs after the hunt, to allow a cool down period. My current dog will not eat unless I spruce his dry food up with a can of wet food or some warmed up bacon grease.

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