First upland hunt

Discussion in 'Upland Bird Hunting' started by SCdeerhunter, Jan 20, 2018.


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  1. remy3424

    remy3424 Member

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    I hadn't heard of these Pudelpointers before. They sound like a fine dog. All the hunting abilities of the GSP but maybe calmer and not the constant shedding. My GSP is calm now, but it took about 8 years for that to happen. At almost 11, he is slowing down, but so am I.
     
  2. Country Bumpkin

    Country Bumpkin Well-Known Member

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    They are amazing dogs. When selecting a dog it was most important for us to have a family dog, but I knew that I wanted a capable hunter. My experience with GSP's is that they are great hunters, but can become intollerant or snippy with little children as they age. I'm sure someone will make me eat my words, but a Lab, a Golden or a Golden-doodle just wasn't enough "hunt" for me (great family dogs, but can't hold a candle to a Pudelpointer, GSP or other VHD).

    I've not yet encountered a Pudelpointer that wasn't both an awesome family dog and amazing in the field. My vet has a pudelpointer, he doesn't hunt, but tells me stories of his dog when they are out on hikes and the natural ability that he has.

    Very impressive animals.
     
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  3. Salmonchaser

    Salmonchaser Well-Known Member

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    I guide on a ranch in NE Oregon. Quite a few guys bring their own dogs. Like any other breed there have been good and bad poodle pointers. The ones that hunted however were fine dogs. I would suggest if you’re buying a PP take a good look at the breeding to give a great chance at having a hunter, it seems they are automatically a good family dog.
    Have fun
     
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  4. Country Bumpkin

    Country Bumpkin Well-Known Member

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    I think that’s true with all breeds.

    I have to point out though, there’s no such thing as a poodle pointer, if you say that, people get this idea in their mind of poofy wusses with stupid haircuts and annoying owners.

    Pudelpointers are their own breed.

    :)
     
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  5. mpayne

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    What I have found over the years that if you hunt with quality people they have quality dog that you want to be around during the hunt and cocktail hour. Here is one of my hunting buddy's Captain Ed after a day in the field with is Pointers. captain Ed after the hunt.jpg
     
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  6. remy3424

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    I can relate to those actions, my GSP thinks he is people, but I can't imagine 3 of them in the house! They hadn't noticed your silver can of fun in that pic yet.

    My daughter has a goldenduddel for a family pet, it doesn't seem to has any hunting instincts....but it doesn't shed, it's fur would be a magnet for burrs. I don't think those are intended to be hunting dogs.
     
  7. Salmonchaser

    Salmonchaser Well-Known Member

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    Dang dogs
     

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  8. remy3424

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    Those pics are great....now if they didn't shed! LESS THAN THAN 6 MONTHS UNTIL THE IOWA PHEASANT OPENER!
     
  9. Salmonchaser

    Salmonchaser Well-Known Member

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    My girls are lucky, couple of weeks they’ll be in Alaska, spend the summer as lodge pets. Ptarmigan opens August 10.