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Duck Tolling Retriever

Postby orhunter » Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:08 am

Have a fellow on the local outdoor website wanting to locate some breeders. Rather than do a random search, would rather take the word of real hunters to weed out the "others."
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Re: Duck Tolling Retriever

Postby crackerd » Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:47 am

Harv, has this chap trained retrievers previously? If not, and if he actually plans to waterfowl with the referenced breed, I would advise against a toller as a first gundog, especially as a first retriever. If, on the other hand, he has more money than sense (or has actually trained a nonslip retriever - and still has a hefty puppy trust fund to play with), then really there's only one breeder for him: http://foxgrovetollers.com/

Even still, lots (and lots) of work goes into training a toller with no shortcuts - 'specially on stuff

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that's part of their very name but doesn't seem to come natural to them unless it's tennis balls or bumpers tossed for tolling. Not saying tollers aren't capable, by the way, in fact they're loaded with natural ability - just takes a knowledgeable, steady and persistent hand to bring them along.

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Re: Duck Tolling Retriever

Postby orhunter » Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:51 am

Thanks MG. That's exactly what I was looking for. I passed on your info which includes the warning. I know the fellow has had experience with upland dogs but not the breeds?

We'll see what kind of response I get from him.

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Re: Duck Tolling Retriever

Postby crackerd » Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:18 pm

Where's Marse Anker when his input's so desperately needed? http://www.shootinguk.co.uk/gundogs/gundog-breeds/clumber-spaniel-wins-av-field-trial-87574

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Re: Duck Tolling Retriever

Postby orhunter » Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:22 pm

I'm sure he'd be thrilled.
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