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27 minutes ago, simcgunner said:

Wonderful gun dogs. As someone who has two gsps I also do not recommend them as family pets. The energy and drive of these dogs is remarkable. these working dogs must have a job to do to be happy.  

 

I fully agree, I have my bitches spayed as I worry about finding suitable working homes for what could potentially be a dozen pups. 

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On 07/11/2020 at 15:42, WalkedUp said:

Camouflaged for mud. The birds are so covered because I got stuck in the gutter and so had to crawl out. 

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Forty years ago I used to have a boat called ‘Muddy Duck.’

It was named because of the state of one of the Wigeon I brought home.

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There are actually four wigeon in that picture, I ended up muddier than the ducks. They were picked clean and looked beautiful but after I went swimming in the slop they barely look edible. Hosed then down when I got home and looked ok but a little bedraggled. 

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Plan ahead, not many working breeders about! 

In my opinion they have to be worked - ideally on the moor - they need the mental stimulation of finding game, holding point, steadiness then retrieve. They can run all day and still have energy. 

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32 minutes ago, WalkedUp said:

Plan ahead, not many working breeders about! 

In my opinion they have to be worked - ideally on the moor - they need the mental stimulation of finding game, holding point, steadiness then retrieve. They can run all day and still have energy. 

We decided to give it a miss this year due to over inflated prices due to lock down after talking to the owners club

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Yes the shooting is going well. I haven’t put pictures from most of the trips, only if I remember. I was very pleased with my first two shots, a gun I haven’t picked up for 6 months, pitch black and two rocketing wigeon on the deck. The less said about my subsequent shooting ratio the better. But proves to me that if a gun fits you don’t need to practice it. You couldn’t see the end of the barrel, let alone the bead etc. 

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On 23/01/2020 at 21:32, Lloyd90 said:

 

Why don't they make good pets mate? 

They do, but they require lots of space to enjoy life, they just need someone who understands the way a viszla thinks and that is why initially I said , before buying one have long talks with someone who has viszlas and works them. 

On 25/10/2020 at 20:41, simcgunner said:

Wonderful gun dogs. As someone who has two gsps I also do not recommend them as family pets. The energy and drive of these dogs is remarkable. these working dogs must have a job to do to be happy.  

 

Puts it in a nutshell and says it better than I did.

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