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GSP recommendations

Postby cdav111 » Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:22 pm

Hi all.
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My wife and i have long wanted a GSP as a family and upland dog. Though our upland exposure is minimal (10 ish time a year) we have fallen in love with the breed. I recently began guiding duck hunts in alabama and after some additional searching, believe a GSP still fits the bill for our wants and needs.
That being said i am looking for recommendations for both breeders and trainers.

I have never trained a hunting dog and as such am looking into a professional to do most of the training. It is important to me that they be familiar with training pointers to do waterfowl work, and it would be great to find one who specialized in it.

Any and all advice is more than welcome.

Many thanks,
Chris
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Re: GSP recommendations

Postby Hunters Edge » Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:42 am

I think you would be further ahead buying a finished dog. At the very least you know what you are getting. There are plenty of trainers, anyone can say they are a trainer and collect money for it. That being said the money you would pay for the dog than training and not sure of what your getting and the time frame until finished. I would think a finished dog while guiding your duck hunts could be used now, not later.
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Re: GSP recommendations

Postby orhunter » Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:15 pm

You shouldn't feel overwhelmed by training your own dog. It develops a working bond that you can't get when professionally trained. You don't want to be hunting with a stranger and neither does the dog.
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Re: GSP recommendations

Postby TobyTx » Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:53 pm

Am looking too and i like http://www.willowcreekkennels.net/

I have also heard good things about walnut hill.
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Re: GSP recommendations

Postby Calvinator » Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:38 pm

Dreampoint Kennel www.dreampointkennel.com Really produces top of the line hunting companions.

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Re: GSP recommendations

Postby AverageGuy » Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:12 pm

http://sharpshooterskennel.com for a puppy.

Perfection Kennel for Training.
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Re: GSP recommendations

Postby TobyTx » Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:36 pm

Sharpshooter has a very long wait, the kennel i posted has a lot of sharpshooter dogs and not as long of a wait.
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Re: GSP recommendations

Postby woodboro » Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:57 pm

www.nadkc.org

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Re: GSP recommendations

Postby Densa44 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:31 pm

orhunter is making an excellent point. The handler IME needs way more training than the dog. The bond between man and dog is of utmost importance. If my dog knows what I want her to do she will try to do it. A pro can't do that.
Get the Pro to train you both, that will work the best.

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