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    Ponsonby Gundogs in Hawke's Bay

    Has anyone had any experience with them?

    A friend of mine has a Vizsla pup from them and it thinking about rehoming it due to unfavourable circumstances and they want to know if I'm keen. From the website it looks like they do a far bit of showing but they say they also endeavor maintain the hunting/working traits in their breeding. I want to make sure as best I can that the dog will be of good stock.

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    They have a big waiting list as far as I know. Well known and sort after dogs
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    Go for it Phillip
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twoshotkill View Post
    They have a big waiting list as far as I know. Well known and sort after dogs
    How much do they want for it ?

    What Rushy said ,do it.
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    If they are so awesome, why has the breeder not requested his dog back?
    She loves the free fresh wind in her hair; Life without care. She's broke but it's oke; that's why the lady is a tramp.

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    they may not know?

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    Mate I almost always hunt with a dog.
    The one thing I would say is make sure you are a hunter who almost always finds deer otherwise you are going to struggle with what the dog is telling you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRADS View Post
    Mate I almost always hunt with a dog.
    The one thing I would say is make sure you are a hunter who almost always finds deer otherwise you are going to struggle with what the dog is telling you.
    Far from almost always finding a deer in honesty
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    Hard to start a dog on deer if you can't reliably put deer in front of it...

    But who cares, if its free take it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pointer View Post
    Hard to start a dog on deer if you can't reliably put deer in front of it...

    But who cares, if its free take it
    Woodhill forest is full of them - only I cant shoot em X)

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    Yeah nah bro

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillipgr View Post
    Far from almost always finding a deer in honesty
    At least your honest mate
    I read that post again mate, and it came across like I new it all I don't.......
    But the dog ain't going to make you a better hunter until you've spent many hours Watchn it and you have a fair idea what's out there.
    My opinion having followed your posts would be be put in a bit more time before you go down the dog road mate.
    Just my opinion others will disagree
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRADS View Post
    At least your honest mate
    I read that post again mate, and it came across like I new it all I don't.......
    But the dog ain't going to make you a better hunter until you've spent many hours Watchn it and you have a fair idea what's out there.
    My opinion having followed your posts would be be put in a bit more time before you go down the dog road mate.
    Just my opinion others will disagree
    Mate I appreciate it. Probably agree with you too.

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    Yeah nah bro

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    Spend some time ,get to know the dog so you can read what he's telling you .
    The dog with his breeding will do instinctively what you want him to do.
    The training is done & in his blood line.I honestly don't see a problem .
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    I tend to agree with the other guys. It will make your life a hell of a lot harder getting a dog while you are still starting out. Put a few deer on the deck first and then worry about it later, you still have plenty of time. When I got mine it was like learning to hunt all over again and we struggled for a while but its slowly coming together. In all honesty I think I got my dog to early as well but that's in the past. You'll get there man just keep at it! But if you have your heart set on it then go for it!
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