Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
French Spaniel

Dog bed

Recommended Posts

French Spaniel

Just thought that I would offer a little tip that has worked well for me. I have six hunting dogs and 4 kennel runs (indoor and outdoor). Have always been looking for something that would work well for dog beds.

Have experimented with different models from various companies. Most are for one dog per run. The best thing I found is a sled used to pull ice fishing equipment. I found mine for 30 some bucks at Fleet Farm and saw the same thng at Cabela's.

My outdoor runs are 10 x 5 and the indoor ones are 5 x 5. The bigger sled is just short of 5 feet and around 2 foot wide. The smaller ones are almost square. 3 feet by 2.5. Found them in the Fleet Farm cement areas. Were placed there for those who wanted to hand mix cement.

I also like the cedar wood chips better than the curly cedar strips because it stays in the sleds better. I have a couple larger and two smaller ones. The larger ones will easily fit two dogs. They work great.

You can also drill holes in the bottom runs of the sled to help any moisture drain out. Make sure you drill from the inside to outside. Hope this helps anyone who was in search of a stury dog bed. French Spaniel

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
LABS4ME

Thanks for the tip!!!! I'm sure some will be able to use your idea.

Good Luck!

Ken

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ripper

This message is for French Spaniel. I'm assuming you are a French Brit owner? I just put down a deposit for a French Brit pup for later this winter. Just curious of your opinion of this dog? I did a lot of research before deciding on this breed. I actually do not hunt much anymore but this dog will have plenty of cabin/water time and get plenty of exercise otherwise. It will also be a house dog. Any thoughts?

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
French Spaniel

Hi Ripper,

Actually we have French Spaniels which are different from French Brits. Brittany Spaniels actually came about from breeding of French Spaniels and Setters hundreds of years ago. The French Spaniels is a little larger than a Brit. They are more setter-like.

I actually haven't hunted with a French Brittany but I have heard many good comments on them. I'm sure you will enjoy your pup. Glad to see you are making a house dog out of him or her. I always think a dog listens better when they are a house dog. They tend to want to please you more.

If you want to see what French Spaniels look like go to (no unauthorized links) There are links on the side in the photo area that shows the dogs in various situations.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
French Spaniel

oops ... didn't know I couldn't put the link down. If you want to know what they look like send me and e-mail and I'll send some pictures. pkfish@kmtel.com

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ripper

Thanks for the info. I did a google search and found a link that I think you must have meant? I read the "magazine article" and I'm guessing it was you the wrote it? Never heard of the breed before, but a great looking dog! Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
French Spaniel

Thanks, yep ... that was me who wrote the article. We just love the French Spaniel but I would never say they are better than other types of hunting dogs such as your Brit. Every hunter has a breed they like and will swear by. I guess ours is the French Spaniel. They have an easy personality and hunting style that a lot of folks like.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • Roscoe010
      Can anyone recommend a place nearby the Metro Area where a person can take their air rifle to sight in the scope since you cannot shoot them in city limits.  Plus, probably not smart to just pull up to a random field to sight in, either.  Thanks!!
    • bbfenatic
      Went out early Sunday on smaller lake before the Vikes game...5" of good ice and it was growling so making more before it warmed up. Caught a bunch...pic of the dozen crappies we kept...but it was fast and furious from 7-9am
    • ozzie
      Happy thanksgiving Cookie to you and your family!!!  Glad to see you made it through the summer and are getting ready for the long winter on such a Grand Lake!
    • cookie129
      well we finally got our home computer back so it sure is nice to be able to type again instead of using the phone.
      The wind were wicked Monday night but by the looks of it this side of the lake held together so that's real good news.
      Lonnie and his buddy braved the winds yesterday and headed out ,they managed to get 7 of there 8 but it was a tougher bite then last time they were here on Saturday.
      This weekend is going to be crazy up here as I have had quite a few inquirers about lodging on shore. Buddy Hillmen may have something but he is tough to get a hold of as he is busy building that mammoth house.
      We ran into a hiccup on blue thunder and have a part we can not get off to replace. I'm hoping Tom can come over and button it up. as Devon worked his butt off to get er done. You could see the disappointment in his eyes, Blue thunder is my work horse and I'm feeling the pressure of getting her up and running..
      Our new used lake truck may show up sunday if all goes well. Its name is Cheyanne "I think that's spelled right. It blew a radiator in fargo and is arriving on a trailer .
      Old Minnesota is the only house that I have not detailed as I also had some major work on her that was ignored while I was trying to break 80 at the golf course this summer. Every one have a great thanksgiving and if your coming up here make sure you check in the resort your going out of as they have been on the ice everyday
    • Surface Tension
      I've got 6- 8" on my home lake. I've heard reports of 3" on Eastern side of Fish Lake from High Banks Resort-Blue Max.    
    • ZachD
      Idiots   I am heading up Friday I will be walking out don't have to go far for good fishing this early
    • ZachD
      If I remember right you used to have to get a license a while ago before they changed it to the if you occupied it rule. I don't think 14.33 a year is going to break anyones bank. Hopefully they use the extra money for stocking purposes
    • Fishing Frenzy
      Yeah looks like the 2nd weekend in December if we're lucky before you can ice fish this area. Going to be another late year on the ice.
    • PRO-V
      Next year you will have to buy one for wearing long underwear or pac boots.
    • fish_hunt_guy
      Love the reports Smuts. Looks like another great season. Keep it going!