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Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by slayer, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. slayer

    slayer Well-Known Member

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    Heres our new English lab molly b. Ain't she a beauty? 7 weeks, 16 pounds. Bill
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  2. wireguy

    wireguy TS Member

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    Welcome back to chewed hunting boots, house training and all the other joys of a new puppy. She is a beauty.
     
  3. slayer

    slayer Well-Known Member

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    so far her favorite things to chew on are my toes and our other lab Elle. Bill
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  4. THEKIDFAN

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    OMG, she is a beauty! We have a 5 y/o English yellow male those blocky headed English are by far my favorites! Here's wishing you and her MANY MANY years together.
     
  5. puablo

    puablo Well-Known Member

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    Many years of joy to you!!! Labs are the best! Sure do miss our last 2. We haven't gotten any more, not sure if we will.
     
  6. hose 'em down

    hose 'em down Active Member

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    A real cutie.

    OK, so 'splain to me what an English Lab is......thanks.

    I had a small black lab male that at 2 years didn't top 45 lbs. Smartest Lab ever, put down with epilepsy at 4 years....dang. Me suffering ever since .

    Ernie .....in AZ.
     
  7. slayer

    slayer Well-Known Member

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    It's just a variation of the breed. Still a Labrador retriever but stocky and wider than the americans. Some say the americans make better hunters because of their higher energy and stamina levels. The English are easier to train because of their more mellow temperament. Some would take exception to that statement also. Having had them both we prefer the Brits as house dogs and pets. they hunt birds just fine, especially ducks, but you can't run them all day. Bill
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  8. magnumshot

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    Congrats on your new family member. The next ten weeks are the most important for training if you want a smart dog, and are so much fun as your dog learns. Good luck. Makes me want a new pup. Have a great time. I think I'll go out and throw Duke's duck decoy over the house a bit. Will try him with doves this week.
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  9. Bruce Specht

    Bruce Specht Well-Known Member

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    What a great lookn pup, enjoy your new best friend!
     
  10. Pocatello

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    "... we prefer the Brits as house dogs and pets. they hunt birds just fine, especially ducks, but you can't run them all day. Bill"

    Brits for ducks??? I had a Brittany as a first bird dog, and she was great for pheasants, grouse, and quail, but if it involved water, forget it! We had her out for a canoe ride on a lake in Michigan's UP when she was about a year old, and a butterfly came by. She pointed, then tried to grab it when it came close. She fell in, and after that wanted nothing to do with water, not even to wade.

    My Chesapeakes, on the other hand, love water. The younger one was chasing her big brother in deep swimming water at ten weeks old, and retrieving bumpers thrown for her. She retrieved her first wild duck from a cold, deep creek with heavy current at six months of age last fall. They both would splash around and play chase in a spring creek last December while I was setting out decoys, then roll around in the snow after. The air temp was about 5 below. Try that with your Brittanies.
     
  11. THEKIDFAN

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    I believe he meant "Brits", as in British Labs lol. Although I may be wrong.
     
  12. Pocatello

    Pocatello Active Member

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    My bad!