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Thread: Gun/bird dog breeders

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    Gun/bird dog breeders

    Kia ora!

    I am in the process of moving my family back to NZ after living in Australia for the last 20 years, super stoked to be coming home

    Just doing some homework on getting a versatile gun/bird dog for upland hunting and retrieving as well as being a good family pet, can anyone recommend good breeders and or trainers? I have time on my hands and realistically wonít be ready to go through the motions of getting the dog till late this year/early next year. (Bloody hoping I wonít have to wait too long to roll over my license etc too!)

    Thought Iíd pop my first post cherry lol and reach out and also say hi.

    Cheers

    Benny

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    Jim Simpson 021 1634372. We have an English Pointer dog off him. They are hunting dogs. Ours can sniff deer 2miles away on a hillside. Going really well on the pheasants now. 1 year old. Jim is in Te Puke. He sold a splendid bitch pup to a dude in Levin. Tempted to rob the dude when I saw it when we were picking up our pup.
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    Thanks TeRei! Good to know, I have some family in Te Puke and will be spending a bit of time between Napier, the Mt and Waikato for work.

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    The Pointer And Setter Club
    President Rob Meredith gordonsetters@clear.net.nz
    I have a Gordon Setter from Rob, Great dog, nose, loves to hunt but turns off at home as a pet. Loud bark when strangers come calling.
    If you have time turn up to a couple of events as a number of breeders also compete.
    Then you know at least its a hunting dog rather than a show ring star.

    To be fair some setters make great retrievers others not interested and have to be trained to do it. Also more sensitive to cold than a Lab or similar heavy bodied/fatter dog going in and out of cold water.
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    dave tipple from gun city has a gsp kennel. dunno what he has at present though.

    my mutt wont even go into the water so no use as a gundog.
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    Thanks ZQLewis, Iíll check it out.

    Cheers lads!

    Edit: Their site seems to be down at the moment, look forward to checking it out when itís running.
    Last edited by Shot Bro; 10-06-2020 at 10:25 PM.

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    Try here. I could not get the web site to come up either.
    https://www.dogsnz.org.nz/clubs/the-...nd-setter-club
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZQLewis View Post
    Try here. I could not get the web site to come up either.
    https://www.dogsnz.org.nz/clubs/the-...nd-setter-club
    Perfect thanks mate!

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    Talk to @duckdog
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    Identify your target beyond all doubt

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    Thanks for the mention @TeRei - went out with a litter sister of your boy today, she was up from the south island and going really nicely.
    @Shot Bro I have a litter planned out of Betty the black dog in my avatar picture, who is grandmother of TeRei's dog and the matriarch of my kennel. This will be her third and final litter before she gets too old. She is my still my main dog, and has produced dogs that have proven themselves up and down the country on all manner of upland game. If you look at the results page of the P&S club link that ZQlewis put up, you will see photos of a son of hers winning at championship level. Sire to be decided but could possilby be some exciting import blood. Feel free to get in touch on the number above. Cheers Jim
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    Thanks Jim! I’ll drop you a line some time soon and check out the dogs on the club page. Just organised my kids citizenships by decent and waiting for all that to come through. I was hoping the trans-Tasman bubble would be opening around now, but looking to not be the case, so we have had to go with plan B. So now we are unfortunately at the mercy of broader control and governments which will cost me some time. I’m hoping my NZ firearms licensing will be granted during these times, doubt very much I’ll see any of the upland season this year now. Cheers mate! Benny

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    Still plenty of time down here in eastern FnG region. Feel free to pop down for a shot over Betty, see what you think. Jim
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    Appreciate it. Thanks mate.

 

 

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