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5 minutes ago, JDog said:

Good for you, although you have now drawn attention to your own activities which may not have been your intention.

In the meantime I will continue to show my appreciation of those posting of their exploits.

How have I drawn attention to my own fowling activities?  I just like to get out there and do my thing if I'm in the wrong spot then there's always tomorrow we are always learning I. will also show my appreciation of others exploits where credits due. 

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No worries M Greeny. There was stick for not posting anything and also a few barbed comments regarding dogs so it prompted me to post a bit more.

I appreciate it may be boring to some but it’s an aide memoire for me and perhaps showcases the versatility of a little used gundog breed? 

As regards to JDog’s post, due to the lockdown I couldn’t get to any of my permissions or shoots in Wales and had to take up wildfowling properly (fortunately I’d joined the waiting list for a club on a nearby marsh a few years ago) which is within walking distance of my house. Since mid-Oct I’ve been out 8 times and only blanked once. For me starting out on the marsh I’d personally count that as a success.

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On 02/01/2020 at 23:49, WalkedUp said:

As I say, they can be beautiful but they can be beasts. They live indoors during the night and are kennelled outdoors during the day. I take them everywhere with me and they will sit like statues in the office, the park, beach or pub.. consequently they get lots of attention but I have to tell their admirers that working breeds do not make good pets.

We had a gorgeous Weimararner as a pet but he needed two good long walks a day in the woods, my wife got asked to assess several where people were struggling on behalf of WCGB and it normally turned out they were not getting any exercise. Like you said, ours came to the office and was good as gold. Miss the gorgeous fella.

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On 08/01/2020 at 15:21, m greeny said:

Christ them pheasants must double hard as there's only one dead

Our Weimararner could catch anything (Owl, Rabbit, Cat) and bring it back alive without a mark on it.

When he found an injured cat he just stood there stock-still and "pointed" at it, amazing insticts for a dog with no training whatsovere (except "sit")!

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On 10/04/2021 at 13:04, Downforce said:

Our Weimararner could catch anything (Owl, Rabbit, Cat) and bring it back alive without a mark on it.

When he found an injured cat he just stood there stock-still and "pointed" at it, amazing insticts for a dog with no training whatsovere (except "sit")!

Yes 👍, my old bitch (long dead sadly) was great. On a walk with my German friends and their children a fledgling literally flew into her. Then mid air Ommfff completely in her mouth disappeared. The children shrieked, I laid out my hand and gave the command “drop”, the fledgling hopped out into my palm, looked around and flew away untouched. Cue very happy children and a couple of amazed Germans (they see Weimaraners similar to Dobermans). 

This morning in the garden. 

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Whoever said money can't buy happiness forgot little puppes ..Gene Hill

I have shot over a number of what the FT Ch crowd would not consider gun dogs.  My first team where a bunch of corgi cattle dogs. I have seen a rough haired Jack Russel find and retrieve some large cock pheasants, it learned to pick them up by the base of the wing, brilliant little dog.  Your dog is a credit to you.  I love all the pointing breeds as they raely tell you a lie.

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Treated the old boy to a day in the office for some R&R. We go in, they get a cuddle, then are sent to their corner for 8 hours and don’t make a peep as all and sundry come in for meetings / deliveries etc. 

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Brilliant.  We have a gentleman living locally with a same breed old dog and my wife walks down for the paper almost every morning and when it sees here it bays but then looks up at his owner for permisiion to come and meet her for a cuddle.

We're ex viz' owners which are very similar in temperament.

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20 hours ago, WalkedUp said:

Treated the old boy to a day in the office for some R&R. We go in, they get a cuddle, then are sent to their corner for 8 hours and don’t make a peep as all and sundry come in for meetings / deliveries etc. 

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What a joy to see a fit dog :) 

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On 24/01/2020 at 07:41, WalkedUp said:

Because they want to work, they need mental stimulation.

They are dogs with high energy levels we had to walk ours twice a day and normally off the lead in the woods to get a really good runaround

I only ever saw him tired out once where we took him in a huge field in wales and about six of us called hime between us for about 20-30 minutes as part of a 10 mile hike

As WalkedUp said if you dont stimulate they can eat the house and become aggressive etc. We used to see dogs on behalf of WCGB that were not getting stimulation (not getting walked even) and being "naughty" needing to be rehomed

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29 minutes ago, Downforce said:

They are dogs with high energy levels we had to walk ours twice a day and normally off the lead in the woods to get a really good runaround

I only ever saw him tired out once where we took him in a huge field in wales and about six of us called hime between us for about 20-30 minutes as part of a 10 mile hike

As WalkedUp said if you dont stimulate they can eat the house and become aggressive etc. We used to see dogs on behalf of WCGB that were not getting stimulation (not getting walked even) and being "naughty" needing to be rehomed

100%   Our advise to anyone thinking of an HPR was just that. If you cannot work them, entertain them, stimulate them then they are not for you...go by a mini poodle.  We where/are very lucky in having the ground to do just that and miss them dearly.

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5 minutes ago, Walker570 said:

100%   Our advise to anyone thinking of an HPR was just that. If you cannot work them, entertain them, stimulate them then they are not for you...go by a mini poodle.  We where/are very lucky in having the ground to do just that and miss them dearly.

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Lovely picture and correct advice. 

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We all had a little sleep in the garden this afternoon, the rabbits don’t seem to care what danger they are in going nose to nose with the dogs frequently. Fortunately the dogs know not to retrieve them. 

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This picture is from in the season on a walked up day:

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