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Old 11-30-2012, 09:35 AM
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You've reminded me of a Canadian friend whose dogs have never had significant style, but are not pigs either. Just modest, pleasant style, and plenty of momentum. They're very reliable and easy to handle. These dogs aren't big movers that can get you in trouble on a blind...going out of sight because you couldn't hit a whistle quickly enough.

Dogs like that will keep you playing, but will rarely win. In the HT game, that's a good combination!

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You've reminded me of a Canadian friend whose dogs have never had significant style, but are not pigs either. Just modest, pleasant style, and plenty of momentum. They're very reliable and easy to handle. These dogs aren't big movers that can get you in trouble on a blind...going out of sight because you couldn't hit a whistle quickly enough.

Dogs like that will keep you playing, but will rarely win. In the HT game, that's a good combination!

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I believe you just described my girl, reliable, easy to handle, plenty of momentum. Really not "enough dog" to play the FT game but more than enough dog to teach me how to play the HT game and get me hooked. A friend who plays this game and hunts over her dogs calls her "a good old fashion hunting dog".

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Sweet! Sounds about right. She'll teach you plenty as time goes along!

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I am curious about you ownr gundog. How would you describe your dog in terms of style/momentum?
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Moose is a dog with very good style. On a scale of 0-10 I would rate his style at 8-9, and his momentum about the same.


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