Originally Posted by nitestalker
Wow? I attended undergrad school in southern Indiana. Did a lot of quail and "Ruff" hunting in the Hoosier Nat'l Forest. I love your Setter story.
A "Bred" dog today will run $2,000 that is inflation. This little guy is an incredible 2 year old with only 100 birds shot over him. He is from a top Gordon breeder Springset Kennels. He has a brother in Russia and a sister in Virginia. He is an intermediate Gordon Gun Dog class.He is not standing stud yet. My older dog that was a champ died from a Sidewinder bit this past summer.
I became interested in Gordons while in Scotland.
This is a shot of him before he feathered out. He is at that stage now where Bird savvy and beauty come together.
I like pointers. When I go to look at puppies, I bring a cane pole and a quail wing. If an 8 week old puppy won't lock up on the quail wing T am not interested. One would imagine setter puppies would react the same way to the quail wing. I have bought dogs that were better than others but I have never bought a dud.
Right now I don't have a bird dog. My health is going downhill. Quail numbers are at an all time low. There is hope! The state of NC hired the gentleman that planned the tremendously successful deer management program to revive quail populations.