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Post  Pete Burns on Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:51 pm

I know, I know, she's not exactly a "waterfowl retirever" but she's too pretty to leave out of a dog pic thread!

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Re: Lets see your pups!

Post  Ed Lewandowski on Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:09 pm

Had "Kooper" (15 mos. old) in the boat/marsh for his first hunt on 6 JAN. He performed admirably! Made two water retrieves and one blind retrieve. Demonstrated good blind behavior too. I was pleasantly surprised and I'm now happy to share my duck blind with another friend.





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Re: Lets see your pups!

Post  Davey Welsh on Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:18 pm

Ed, where did you get your Golden? He looks amazingly similar to my girl Caly. I swear at first look I said "Holy shit, a picture of Caly" LOL! She too has amazing behavior in the blind, even when she was 5 months old...not a peep from her. I've never heard this dog whine or make a sound while hunting.


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Re: Lets see your pups!

Post  Ed Lewandowski on Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:28 am

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Yep... they definitely look similar! "Kooper" came from Dutch Ayre Goldens in Bridgeville, DE. The Vanderwende's really don't breed their dogs for hunting; their pups are rarely used as waterdogs. As a matter of fact, they were surprised and thrilled when I sent them photos of Koop on his first hunt.

We bought Kooper as a family pet with strict instructions from my wife and daughters that he wasn't to be hunted (for good reasons and a long story). But, when I saw his desire and drive to retrieve at a young age, I became determined to spend time training him. When the girls saw how much he liked to retrieve, especially in the water, they agreed to let me take him up to the blind.

Still have a lot of work to do with him, but he's getting better every week.

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Toller trainability and temperment

Post  Russell Vrhovac on Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:23 am

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There aren't a lot on this side of the pond either. I didn't notice your comment yesterday, sorry. As for Toller trainability I am speaking as someone who has never trained a dog for gun work. I did a lot of study, research, planning and sweat in working with her and had good results. Some reading I did on tollers said they cannot be trained like a lab and need a softer hand with much less repitition and more fun. I found the more I fussed and made her do drills over and over again I started getting bad results in training. I decided to do several drills in no particular order and keep the training down to 15-20 minutes per session. They do lose interest quiclky while training but that seems to go against their breed characteristics and hunting style. They are bred to run and play on the shore while luring the ducks in to gun range and I have witnessed this first hand and this is where they really stand out and are their happiest. I have worked her, starting at 6 months, on drills while sitting at heel (and myself sitting on a bucket too) and I shoot a gun at different targets and sending her after one but not all marks. I think this steadiness drill is key to keeping her as calm as she is in a duck blind or boat. She generally goes to her spot where she can see the action and I send her on retrieves from there. I think her temperment (from what I have read, tollers in general) do not respond to heavy handed corrections but positive reinforcement. I did use an e-collar on Sam and more than anything it hurt her feelings when I nicked her with stimulus. After she realized what the collar meant I had much better response to the tone option on a collar and now rarely use stimulus. She is a very easy going dog who enjoys lots of play time and then relaxes and is just a lump on the rug indoors. She hasn't met a person she didn't like and my 9 months old daughter crawls all over her in the house and Sam just lays there. She has actually grabbed Sams teeth and she just looks at me to say "can't I just lay here and sleep". She is not a pup at three years old now but not old either. I would recommend a toller for someone who requires a small dog and hunts a variety of game. I'd say they are perfect size for a sneak boat or other smaller craft. I have had her in my kayak and haven't ended upside down yet.
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Re: Lets see your pups!

Post  Eddie Kershaw on Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:31 am

Pete Burns wrote:I know, I know, she's not exactly a "waterfowl retirever" but she's too pretty to leave out of a dog pic thread!

My Sadie:


No she is,nt a duckdog pete, but she,s a beautifull pointer and rearly shows it in that picture

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YELLER DOG !

Post  K Koches on Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:21 pm

This one of my four labs , SUNRISES ETCH-A-SKETCH call name TRACE out of NFC FC AFC DEWEY'S DRAKE OF MOON RIVER , Hard to believe he will be seven years old this coming March . I've hunted him from here on the East Coast all the way out to the Midwestern states and he just never quits . He made eleven retrieves on this hunt in about 45 minutes .

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HANK !

Post  K Koches on Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:15 pm

One of my Black labs , HRCH FAIR WIND'S HONKY TONK MAN MH is my pup out of NFC FC AFC FIVE STAR GENERAL PATTON , Hank is a very exceptional and talented dog like his daddy , Hank passed the 2011 Master National his first time qualifying , some of you might know this story or not ! but I let a young man named Tommy Landers handle Hank with a Cohandler in the biggest MN ever on its 20 year Anniversary . Tommy has Down Syndrome and is legally blind with a limited speech , Tommy was the first special needs person to be allowed to handle a dog in a AKC sanctioned event . I was very honored to have Tommy handle Hank and it will always be one of the biggest highlights in my life .

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Re: Lets see your pups!

Post  Sam Wright on Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:06 pm

Here are two of my favorite pics of my 21 month old YLF, Ries.

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Re: Lets see your pups!

Post  Pete Burns on Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:08 pm

Great shots!!
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Re: Lets see your pups!

Post  John H on Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:15 pm

Hey, I remember both those days!! Cool
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Re: Lets see your pups!

Post  Stevey Welsh on Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:34 pm

Loving these photos, really good looking dogs here.
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Re: Lets see your pups!

Post  Ryan McGinty on Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:45 am



First time trying to post pic, its my girl when she was 12 weeks old. I have plenty more to post if i can figure it out.

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Re: Lets see your pups!

Post  Ryan McGinty on Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:48 am



This is my man palmer hanging out at the lake over the summer!

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Re: Lets see your pups!

Post  John Mulcahy III on Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:03 am

dam p-palms gets some air i never saw that pic before !
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Re: Lets see your pups!

Post  Davey Welsh on Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:10 am

This pics are awesome guys! Love looking at dogs!

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Re: Lets see your pups!

Post  Eddie Kershaw on Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:36 am

Ryan McGinty wrote:

This is my man palmer hanging out at the lake over the summer!

Ryan
Thats a great photo of parmer taking off it looks like he his enjoying himself, there is nothing better than to see a dog learning and rearly enjoying himsef at the same time. thanks for posting it

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Post  Kevin A on Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:51 pm

All good lookin dogs....

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Post  pinecone on Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:48 pm

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