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#13417790 - 01/03/19 Re: Chesapeake for upland? [Re: battue]  
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Thanks! She’s something else!

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#13419526 - 01/04/19 Re: Chesapeake for upland? [Re: Dogslife57]  
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Research "pointing" labs.

Mine just turned 14 on December 20th and in her prime, she was an upland hunting machine. Smartest dog I personally have ever been around and many who have hunted behind her have said the same.


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#13440573 - 01/10/19 Re: Chesapeake for upland? [Re: Dogslife57]  
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Ok for what its worth and from someone that has owned a Chessie. Also French Brittany's and English Pointers.

First and foremost, MAKE SURE YOU FIND A REPUTABLE BREEDER! I can not state that enough. This is important in every breed but in my opinion even more so with Chessie's.

Make sure you have it tested for ALS!!!!!!!!! I had to put down an amazing Chessie that hunted hard all day on land and water. She was only 8-1/2 years old.

Chessie's have a lot of reputations some deserved and some not, Most Not!

Of course a Chessie is not going to run with Pointers and Spaniels. But it will out run you all day long. The problem really is people don't keep their dog's fit and fed right.

If you socialize your puppy properly you will be ten steps ahead with a Chessie. If you don't you better want a protective dog.

Chessie's DO NOT respond well to a heavy hand.

Females are smaller framed and better suited for the Upland Fields. From my experience with mine and a few others I have really spent time with, they also seem to socialize better then Male's.

Unlike everyone else I am not here to talk you into or out of a Chessie. But rather give you first hand facts, not hearsay, myths, and legends.


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#13440841 - 01/11/19 Re: Chesapeake for upland? [Re: Dogslife57]  
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Thanks for the replies, leaning more toward another setter at the moment, not in a rush so we'll see.


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#13442532 - 01/11/19 Re: Chesapeake for upland? [Re: Dogslife57]  
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I have hunted pheasants and prairie grouse with some very capable labs. If those birds were my intended quarry and I wanted a retriever, I would go with a lab.

I have tried a a couple of pointing labs over the years, but was disappointed in their performance. Back in those days, though, they were a novelty and there were not many breeders.

These days, I need an old man's dog and my current pupil is a French Brittany. Unfortunately, she has a lot more energy than any setter or retriever that I have ever owned. She is also a lot smarter than me. grin


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#13443020 - 01/11/19 Re: Chesapeake for upland? [Re: Dogslife57]  
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I use a Cheapskate for upland....

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#13443037 - 01/11/19 Re: Chesapeake for upland? [Re: mudhen]  
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Originally Posted by mudhen
These days, I need an old man's dog and my current pupil is a French Brittany. Unfortunately, she has a lot more energy than any setter or retriever that I have ever owned. She is also a lot smarter than me. grin


What kennel is your French Brittany from?


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#13443403 - 01/11/19 Re: Chesapeake for upland? [Re: MontanaCreekHunter]  
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Originally Posted by MontanaCreekHunter
Originally Posted by mudhen
These days, I need an old man's dog and my current pupil is a French Brittany. Unfortunately, she has a lot more energy than any setter or retriever that I have ever owned. She is also a lot smarter than me. grin


What kennel is your French Brittany from?

Keller's French Brittanys, Mayer, Arizona. Matt Keller is the owner/breeder. Mayer is north of Phoenix on the highway that goes over to Prescott.


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#13445994 - 01/12/19 Re: Chesapeake for upland? [Re: Dogslife57]  
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#13446039 - 01/12/19 Re: Chesapeake for upland? [Re: Dogslife57]  
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#13446258 - 01/12/19 Re: Chesapeake for upland? [Re: kroo88]  
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Originally Posted by kroo88
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What kennel is your Chessie out of? Fine looking dog.

Mudhen I see they have some Plum Creek Blood in there Kennel. I had a dog with a lot of Plum Creek Blood in him. I don't think you can go wrong with Plum Creek Blood. They really know their French Brittany's. I have been thinking about getting another or two. But first I need to retire from working overseas.


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#13446426 - 01/12/19 Re: Chesapeake for upland? [Re: Dogslife57]  
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Dustin Retrievers Twin Bridges Mt.

She is 12 wks old in that first pic. Here’s one of her sire.

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#13446723 - 01/12/19 Re: Chesapeake for upland? [Re: Dogslife57]  
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Awesome. They are great dogs. I miss mine very much.


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#13446818 - 01/12/19 Re: Chesapeake for upland? [Re: kroo88]  
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Originally Posted by kroo88
Dustin Retrievers Twin Bridges Mt.

She is 12 wks old in that first pic. Here’s one of her sire.

[Linked Image][/img]



That is a fine looking Dog. Impressive!!!!


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#13448612 - 01/13/19 Re: Chesapeake for upland? [Re: Dogslife57]  
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Sage is my third, 2nd female. For me, they are pets first and bird dogs second.


#13460828 - 01/17/19 Re: Chesapeake for upland? [Re: kroo88]  
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Originally Posted by kroo88
Sage is my third, 2nd female. For me, they are pets first and bird dogs second.


Yep, mine spend way more time as pets than hunters also.


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#13461111 - 01/17/19 Re: Chesapeake for upland? [Re: Dogslife57]  
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Originally Posted by Dogslife57
Originally Posted by kroo88
Sage is my third, 2nd female. For me, they are pets first and bird dogs second.


Yep, mine spend way more time as pets than hunters also.



Nothing unusual about that and the way it works for almost all Bird Dog owners. Hunting season for the most part is a 4 month time frame. And most probably only hunt a couple days a week. Many less.

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#13461955 - 01/17/19 Re: Chesapeake for upland? [Re: Dogslife57]  
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Chessies require more commitment from the owner than most breeds. I find they are tough dogs who expect you to be smarter than they are. One of you has to lead and if you don't they will. Mine would retrieve doves if told to but would look at you like you were a pervert! They will also shut down on you but they make it hard to own anything else.
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#13463039 - 01/17/19 Re: Chesapeake for upland? [Re: Dogslife57]  
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Another vote against. I'm on my 3rd. Male from probably the most decorated living breeder alive. What a pain in the asss. If you were a single guy, early/middle aged, who never intends to have a 2nd dog or get involved with anyone else with a dog. And a good bit of experience.....MAYBE.

Dog can easily handle to task. Mine is bred to standards and is a VERY fit 84 pounds. Quite lean. Great gas tank on him. Incredibly Intelligent, yet opts to play Stupid on a whole different level. Quite a challenge in many areas. I'd pass and opt for an easy, biddable dog.


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#13463704 - 01/17/19 Re: Chesapeake for upland? [Re: Jesse Jaymes]  
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Originally Posted by Jesse Jaymes
Another vote against. I'm on my 3rd. Male from probably the most decorated living breeder alive. What a pain in the asss. If you were a single guy, early/middle aged, who never intends to have a 2nd dog or get involved with anyone else with a dog. And a good bit of experience.....MAYBE.

Dog can easily handle to task. Mine is bred to standards and is a VERY fit 84 pounds. Quite lean. Great gas tank on him. Incredibly Intelligent, yet opts to play Stupid on a whole different level. Quite a challenge in many areas. I'd pass and opt for an easy, biddable dog.


Which breeder would that be? Westwinds, Chestnut Hills, Wildwoods? Please don't say Lakeshore!


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#13469958 - 01/19/19 Re: Chesapeake for upland? [Re: Dogslife57]  
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