Now he's got a dog that runs big real big but lays back just in front of the judges.His dog is making extereme casts but stays in contact some way. A dog like this that points and holds and finds wild birds where they are which darn sure arnt on the path.He will find you birds and will be there till you flush .
Now this to me is a True big running dog that does it right and this kind will be harder to find unless major changes happen.
: For those of us in the East and much of the
: Midwest, grouse and woodcock are the only
: wild birds available. But I think that all
: of us can agree, "extreme range"
: in the woods is different from "extreme
: range" on the prairies. I have been to
: the Dakotas and while our HB SDs ran bigger
: than they did on the Ohio/PA circuit, they
: did not run like all age dogs that I have
: seen at Killdeer Plains. Try running a true
: all age dog at Beaver Valley or High Point.
: And don't bother to tell me what happened, I
: already know. For better or worse, we need
: a stylish dog that will handle and point
: box quail or we won't win. I don't know
: about you guys but I don't go to field
: trials to lose! If I need a certain type of
: dog to win, that's what I'll run. When I
: was judging, I preferred a big running dog
: that went to the right places and had
: perhaps one or two finds to a dog that
: seldom got off the path but ended up with
: five or six finds. At one HB SD trial that I
: judged, the owner of a five find dog told me
: that my first place dog was a run off and
: that his handler was lucky that birds
: stopped him. My response? "I know,
: that's the kind of dog I like!"