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Mans best friend....total devotion, never complains, and ready for most anything w/o  hesitation.  Here’s some brown dogs I have had over the years.   Celebrate your pup and post yours up !

 

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I probably posted this before, my current best fishing bud, Huckleberry:

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I was tying up some flies for the Rocky and Bullwinkle swap the other daaaay.

Walk out of the room only to return and see that my wonderful doggo got hold of a saddle patch.  Pile of remnants.  He's still a good boi

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Molly at 6 weeks with my oldest. Molly at 10 years with my wife and my oldest. Molly at 12 years as the ring bearer at my oldest wedding.  
 

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I have two Brittany and a wanna be ditch weasel Brittany. I fish with me often. The hunt woodcock, quail and sometimes duck. They point and retrieve. They are great companions and keep me company while tying too, after all, they supply some materials. Hope is orange and 12.5 years, Abby, the liver is 9.5. Zoey the ditch weasel is five. She likes rolling in mud, the incoming ocean surf and laying flat in a trout stream. Oh, yea, she was supposed to be the wife’s lap dog. They all love the soccer goal net on the Jeep with the top down.

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1 hour ago, troutguy said:

a wanna be ditch weasel Brittany

LOL, funny.  Beautiful animals all, Hope looks like she's always hatching a plan in those photos. 

 

On 1/10/2023 at 9:24 AM, essequamvideri said:

Molly

What a great timeline photo set.      

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Brittanys are extremely smart. Hope know hundreds of words, opens door knobs and cabinets. Abby, the liver color can open the two part locking baby gate. I was hunting with two other guys and I told Hope hunt left and she did. One guy said, “Why don’t you use simple one word commands?” I replied cause I didn’t have a GSP. 
 

When we hunt quail and they run instead of holding, Abby runs out one hundred plus yards and works back sweeping until the quail are trapped between the two dogs. I never taught them that. 
 

The sad part is Hope is over twelve with some health issues, so I did not hunt her this year.

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22 hours ago, troutguy said:

Brittanys are extremely smart. Hope know hundreds of words, opens door knobs and cabinets. Abby, the liver color can open the two part locking baby gate. I was hunting with two other guys and I told Hope hunt left and she did. One guy said, “Why don’t you use simple one word commands?” I replied cause I didn’t have a GSP. 
 

When we hunt quail and they run instead of holding, Abby runs out one hundred plus yards and works back sweeping until the quail are trapped between the two dogs. I never taught them that. 
 

Those are some wonderful dogs TG.  It is such a great pleasure to have them as your hunting partners and friends.  As they get older we start seeing the sunset and it can only make you glad for the days and saddened at the same time.  Gone through it.

I got my golden retriever with the purpose to have him trained.  I have no skill to do it.  We got him just as the lockdown was implemented.  We were at a loss to get a trainer and I got real sick at the time.  Next thing you know is my doggo is 3 years old and times have changed.  He a great friend and it's a shame he didn't get trained.  It's in his blood with a Master Hunter and Junior Hunter in his line.  He loves to run and I've lost a lot of mobility.  I've been looking at still having him trained but he's now 3 years old and it seems iffy.    I'd like to have him hunt dove and quail, and maybe pheasant.  Well mostly retrieve dove.  He's not gun shy and perks up whenever a firework goes off or we we have a bang.  Any insight/advice or input would be great.

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If I might ask, what was wrong with you?
 

How old are you?
 

My liver and white Brit, is a rescue. I got her when she was eighteen months old. I was her third home. I self trained the orange one to hunt with quail wi gs and then live quail, a lot was just her natural ability.

Abby, the liver, would walk, but not hunt when we went out. I took her with Hope, I took her with other dogs. One day, she pointed a woodcock. She retrieved it too. 
 

If you can get a couple of live quail put them in a mesh bag and hide them. Let your dog find them.  Keep doing it and make it a fun game. I made a trap to catch the quail back.

Even if your dog doesn’t get trained, enjoy him. Three is not too old.

You, be well. Hope is my orange Brit. In 2010, my Brit Maddie was killed when my youngest son who was house sitting let the dog out to great my wife and me when we came back from a week in NY. She ran after a stray cat and was hit by the only car on the road. I laid on the road and cried. Two days later I found out that I had kidney cancer. My wife made me get another dog. I got Hope, reluctantly. I didn’t want to go through cancer and my heart hurt from losing Maddie. My type of cancer could have been fatal. I couldn’t think of a dog name, finally, I realized that I had no Hope. So that’s her name. 
 

Let your dog be your strength.

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Hi TG, a lot to absorb here and I want to soak it in.  Thank you so much for asking and sharing  

How old and what's wrong.  Fair question. I'm not that old.  Going on 60 is all. My brain says younger and my body disagrees. 

Without much detail I can't go nearly as far as I use to. I'm not sure how much to say.  As many of us I've gone from packing miles to hoping to make it a hundred feet on flat ground.  Not nearly enough for my boy. 

It's late for me here and it's been a tough night.  I would like to discuss this further though. 

My dog is the best friend to me for sure.  Fear of losing him is not an easy thing to get away from. 

 

 

 

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Hank is going on 8.  He’s sired a few pups in the neighborhood but nothing to pedigree.  Guy down the road sent word need to send some child support checks..🤣

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