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Sutty

Advice on new pup

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Sutty

I am looking at getting a pointing dog for the first time and was wondering if any had advice for me. From my current research I am thinking about getting either a Brittany or French Brittany.

I am looking for a close working pheasant dog that is also a great family dog. Currently I have a Lab but she isn't able to hunt anymore.

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jbdragon17

If you want a pointing dog, dont forget the setters!! I am biased, but the best family dogs I have ever seen are my Red Setters. I know someone with a litter on the ground right now.

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gspman

A brit is a great choice. Do your homework up front and you should wind up with a great family dog and a top notch hunter.

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JSTARK

A Brittany is a great choice. You do have to do a little homework if until you find a reputable breeder. I went with Ben's Brittany's out of Leroy Minnesota! I cannot say enough good things about our brit! He is a gentle, mellow indoor family dog and is shaping up to be a great field hunter! Don't let gender fool you with this breed. Males or females are pretty much even when it comes to hunting / affection. My brit shows his effection to everyone in the family but is not overly affectionate. If you want a good family / field dog my vote is for a brit.

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kgpcr4

It really depends on what you want to hunt and what type of cover. I am in love with Pointing Labs. I own one. A brit is a great dog but for some aplications not very good. For example. My pointing lab would be a poor choice for running quail down south where the dogs run a half mile away from the shooters to find coveys. On the other hand when it comes to cattails and roosters a brit is not the best choice. labs are the best choice for cattails and really thick cover. Also when a rooster falls in the water when its cold out with a lab no problem as you can also use them for waterfowl. Also Labs are outstanding family dogs. they love people and love the attention you can give them. There is no one dog fits all. What do you plan to hunt and what type of cover. If you are going to hunt grass/crp then a brit is just fine. Like i said they are good dogs!

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jigging-matt

I purchased a Brit this spring. He has been a great dog so far. Quite the personality, good learner, and great family dog. My daughter adores him, and I find myself rushing home most nights to work,train, play with him. grin.gif

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jbdragon17

That dog still hasnt grown a tail smile.gif

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kentuck_ike

They just have such an intense point the tail falls of.

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jbdragon17

HA!! That is great... I always wondered about that!! wink.gif

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JSTARK

I cannot get over how great my Brittany is.... Thanks again Ben! I finally get to test him out this weekend!

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Sutty

I tend to hunt both crp and than bust through the cattails more as the season goes on. I have only hunted behind a Britt once and it was a treat. She seemed to squirt through the cattails OK. I know my wife would enjoy having a smaller dog and thats one of the reasons I was thinking about a French Britt since they are a touch smaller. But either way they would be smaller than our current Lab.

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jbdragon17

Female Red Setters are only going to be 35-40 lbs smile.gif Plus you would be getting one of the most unique pointing breeds wink.gif

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ripper

I got a French Brit this past spring. Very quick learner and has been a great family/house dog. She is great with our kids and just loves attention.

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JSTARK

I estimate my Brit to be around 25 lbs full grown.

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ripper

My French Brit is about 7 months and weights about 32 lbs. Her parents were 29 and 36. So this is about her full weight I would guess.

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jbdragon17

Musky bait!! wink.gif

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jbdragon17

Maybe he is part toy poodle?

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JSTARK

Don't be mad at me if your dogs are overweight! tongue.gif

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JSTARK

You know a tail adds about 5 lbs to a dog.....

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Sutty

Probably a little less to clean up in the yard to.

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Sutty

Do you mind if I ask (too late I guess) where you got your Britt?

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jbdragon17

LOL...You know my girls are in SHAPE!! And...You cant beat a intense tail on point! smile.gif

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