I bought a Brittany pup from Quail Hollow for $500.00 and returned her to have her trained for 3 months and the total cost was $1,850.00. That was 17 years ago.
Treat fellow hunters the way you would like to be treated.
Last edited by archer36; 06-15-2018 at 07:19 AM.
Enjoy life. It has an expiration date.
A not so famous dog trainer once told me, Your Gun dog is just like your spouse, love them, take great care of them, But if you let them get away with something "Just Once" it is the new norm.
Last edited by gatorguy; 06-15-2018 at 08:34 AM.
Libby is a Finished dog, She will point and remain standing though the flush and you can return to the dog without her moving. She is priced properly with her training, handling skills and Age, as she turned 3 in May. We compete in AKC field trials and she is not ranging enough to be a top contender. She would be perfect for someone wanting to compete in foot handling akc stakes or hunting.
My dog a Gsp is s natural pointer but steady to wing or shot whichever you prefer needs Training for most.
Some pups don’t retreve naturally and have to be fore fetched or encouraged.
Having natural instinct is definitely the first step which it helps to be from a good bloodline but to get them where they need to be takes time, training and lots of birds
For most upland hunters it’s not about killing the birds it’s about seeing the dog work and the abilities of the dog
Bragging about how long their dog can hold point I heard someone say that they can light a smoke and pour a cup of coffee and the dog will still be on point when they’re finished and he wasn’t joking. It’s about what the full potential of the dog can be and it cost money and lots of time And birds
@ the OP, donít let the few negative posts discourage you....this is a hunting site so your post is appropriate....Just because they donít like the asking price doesnít mean anything. A great hunting dog is a great hunting dog,....but EVERY dog has flaws, itís just a matter of what they are and if the owner or buyer can overlook them..Iíve had beagles for about 25 years and seen lots and lots of them run, going to trials and hunting with other people...Iíve seen dogs that had all kinds of titles and thought the judges must have been blind or got paid off. Iíve hunted over ďgradeĒ dogs that were awesome and the owners would not take thousands of dollars for them. I do believe in a dog either has it or doesnít......itís just how and when it is brought out..... Most people can never be at the level of a professional athlete no matter how much training and practice they have....doesnít mean they arenít good...... but the big question is, would you pay your hard earned money to watch them perform .....Remember the saying ďOne mans junk is another mans treasureĒ.......GLWS
I’m sure she will make someone a fine hunting dog
I’m not sure if you tried gun dogs online or gun dog Central yet but it’s worth looking at
I guess I am one of those "lucky hunters". I bought my first Brittany around 30 years ago from a private breeder. I got her at 6 or 7 weeks of age. When I got her home, I put a Pheasant wing on a fishing pole, whirled it around and tosssed it on the ground. She immediately pointed staunchly. About a few years later, I entered her in a North Jersey Brittany Club Shoot to Retrieve competition. It simulated real hunting. Out of about 15 dogs, she placed first. That's what I mean by "great dogs are BORN, not made. She never received ANY formal training. As another poster said, it's just like an athelete. Some are naturally gifted. With training, all can get better. Now if you don't want to leave anything to chance and pickup a fully trained, proven dog and pay $3500 for it, that's your business. I had 2 more Brittanies after her and they were not as gifted as the first, but certainly not lacking enough to want me to drop that kind of cash.
Enjoy life. It has an expiration date.