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Discussion in 'Waterfowl hunting dogs' started by smelz like wet dog, Feb 27, 2018.
Just posted this litter in classifieds, ready end of march.
Boys or girls and how much per pup
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Probably want to think twice about these pups if you hunt from a canoe or kayak, haha.
You got that right brother. Their Grandma is 100lbs at ten years old. In her prime she could really rock a 14 foot jon boat. Plus side is they dont get cold.
Well, at least you are disclosing to hunters that your dogs are atrociously large, that way somebody silly enough to want a dog that big for hunting knows what they're getting into.
LOL Josh some people like big dogs! A big white lab sounds like the perfect candidate for hunting geese in fields, blend right in and no boat to rock
There’s only one possible benefit, and that’s for people who just like big dogs. And that’s it as far as I’m concerned. So, so long as that’s the case and the dogs are healthy, no big deal. But I don’t think enough good arguments (or any) can be made that such massive labs serve any purpose at all in the field, especially ones so far beyond the breed standard in any event. They’re tough to man handle when you need to, have more orthopedic problems, require more food, and take up more space. It’s no surprise the trend in the field trial and hunt test breedings lean towards smaller dogs. Many are now breeding for a 45lb lab female and 55-60lb male. The goose argument IMO is nonsense, I’ve seen plenty 45lb females haul geese no prob, and I’m sure others on here own those dogs. If I could hit a button and turn my 75lb male to 55lbs I wouldn’t think twice, but at least 75lbs is manageable. Boat space is limited, and in the rare situation I have to carry my wounded dog from the upland I want it to be as easy as possible.
Different strokes for different folks. I have hunted over a 100+ lb black lab. Bird fetching machine. To lambast a litter cuz it doesn't fit your standard seems a little harsh. You could have read it without commenting. Some people don't care about size as long as the thing hunts. If somebody labeled my litter atrocious, wouldn't be none too happy myself. Or potential buyers as "silly"
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Tell us how you really feel. LOL
Like the dude above said, to each their own. I was just poking fun at your predisposition on big dogs. However, if I could hit a button and take Vader from 60lb to 75 i wouldn't think twice either.
Dont buy a big dog then. I have three generation of my line on site and they are fine. Ten year old female still retrieving during early season. No problems. If a dog is properly trained they shouldnt be an issue anymore than my 250 lb buddy rocking the boat. Opinion opinion opinion. Dont knock my dogs, you dont know them. You have never hunted with them and with an attitude like yours you never will. I have smaller framed dogs too, my one female only goes 65lbs. Just as effective as my big dogs. Everybody likes different guns, dogs, boats, shells, ect..... All opinion oppinion opinion. I did not ask yours.
"They are fine" why? Because you say so?
Any titles on the parents?
Any health guarantees?
Have you had their eyes, elbows, hips, etc... checked?
Have they been cleared of EIC and CNM?
Good grief, if you're not interested then leave it at that.
Some people like bigger dogs. If they didn’t Chessie’s wouldn’t be so popular. My dogs a little over 40, she has trouble with geese in the field. Water not so much. I have a year old Newfie too who loves to fetch, I’m going to see if I can make him my cold weather dog.
I have a Newfie/lab that's 90 pounds at 9 mo. But he's just a lap puppy...lol
Those white lab's are gorgeous, you won't have any problem finding homes for them!